Events

Upcoming events at the Yiddish Book Center

2014 October

Oct 30

Thu

7:00pm

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Oct 30

Thu

9:00pm

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Introduction and Q&A with director Siegfried Kühn. Maria, a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark, a Jewish actor. So that they can be together, Maria decides to fake her own suicide and assume a Jewish identity.

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2014 November

Nov 07

Fri

12:00am

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Nov 09

Sun

12:00am

Tix/Reg

Join professor and author David Shneer for an in-depth look at Soviet Yiddish culture and the tragedy that destroyed many of its most creative minds. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

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Nov 23

Sun

2:00pm

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Nov 23

Sun

3:30pm

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"The Jester's" lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces provide a glimpse of 1930s Warsaw's thriving Yiddish revues and cabarets, which were destroyed soon after.

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2014 December

Dec 14

Sun

2:00pm

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Dec 14

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

This renowned traveling children's theater presents an engaging musical Chanukah performance for all ages.

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Dec 21

Sun

2:00pm

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Dec 21

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

This beautifully photographed and edited film tells the story of the Conversos and the memories that still haunt their descendants.

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Dec 28

Sun

2:00pm

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Dec 28

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

Drawn to California by the Gold Rush, Jews were welcomed in San Francisco. With a newfound freedom, Jews played a central role in the transformation of this once-sleepy maritime village into the largest metropolis in the American West.

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2015 January

Jan 04

Sun

2:00pm

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Jan 04

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

Through the saga of the Jewish migrants, mainly from Eastern Europe, who settled in Melbourne's inner-city suburb of Carlton, the film explores issues at the heart of Australia's development towards cultural diversity.

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Jan 18

Sun

2:00pm

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Jan 18

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

The film revolves around the daydreaming entrepreneur Menakhem Mendl who specializes in doomed strike-it-rich schemes.

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2015 February

Feb 08

Sun

2:00pm

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Feb 08

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

This documentary explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise The American Songbook.

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Feb 22

Sun

2:00pm

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Feb 22

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

The story of one man's search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his family's town of Trochenbrod, the only all-Jewish town to ever exist outside of Palestine.

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2015 March

Mar 08

Sun

2:00pm

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Mar 08

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

"Hungry Hearts" focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City's Lower East Side.

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Mar 22

Sun

2:00pm

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Mar 22

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this acclaimed feature-length documentary.

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2015 July

Jul 16

Thu

12:00am

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Jul 19

Sun

12:00am

Join us for Yidstock 2015: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events. Check back in early 2015 for a full schedule of events.

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