Yiddish: A Global Culture, with David Mazower and Lisa Newman

Join us for a free virtual discussion on Thursday, October 5, @ 7 p.m. ET

The Yiddish Book Center’s new permanent exhibition, Yiddish: A Global Culture, opens on October 15. Offering a rich, immersive journey into 150 years of modern Yiddish creativity, it will present treasures from the Center’s collection alongside newly donated artifacts and photographs. David Mazower, chief curator, and Lisa Newman, project director, will preview this ambitious new project and show selected highlights.

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David Mazower is the research bibliographer and editorial director at the Yiddish Book Center, and teh chief curator and writer for our new permanent exhibition, Yiddish: A Global Culture. Prior to joining the Center, David was a senior staff journalist with BBC News in London and deputy curator of the Jewish Museum London. He writes for the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project and is the author of Yiddish Theatre in London. He has also published several articles on his great-grandfather, Sholem Asch. He graduated in history from Cambridge University and has a postgraduate diploma in Russian.

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Lisa Newman is the director of publishing and public programs at the Yiddish Book Center. Prior to joining the Center, Lisa managed public relations and publishing projects for a variety of nonprofit and corporate clients. After moving to western Massachusetts to work for New England Monthly, she went on to work with numerous national magazine and book publishers. She has been an instructor at the Radcliffe Publishing Course and the Columbia Publishing Course and a panelist at industry events. She is a graduate of New York University.