An Evening in Celebration of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Decade of Discovery event at the Skirball Cultural Center | Los Angeles

An Evening in Celebration of Isaac Bashevis Singer

The event, a 90-minute program, will include a reading of one of Singer’s stories in translation and a screening of a seldom seen short film called Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko’s Beard—based on one of Singer’s short stories, it was filmed and directed by Bruce Davidson, the great American photographer, and stars Singer himself. The evening will also include a conversation with three or four prominent writers and critics who will discuss the question, “Isaac Bashevis Singer: Time for a Reappraisal?”

FILM | DISCUSSION | An Evening in Celebration of Isaac Bashevis Singer 

Date:            June 14, 2020
Time:          7 p.m.
Location:     Skirball Cultural Center
                     Magnin Auditorium
                     2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
                     Los Angeles, CA 90049

An evening in celebration of the life and work of Isaac Bashevis Singer, featuring a film screening of Isaac Singer's Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko's Beard, followed by readings of Singer's work in Yiddish and English and a panel discussion.

COST:           Skirball Cultural Center and Yiddish Book Center Members | $15
                     General Admission | $20

Information and tickets for this event will be available on the Skirball Cultural Center website in early 2020.

The Decade of Discovery is a new initiative of the Yiddish Book Center designed to foster a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Beginning with the Center’s 40th anniversary in 2020, and continuing for each of the next ten years, the Center will select an annual theme around which it will hold special events, courses, conferences, exhibits, performances, and other programs, often in partnership with other organizations. In doing so, the Center will create new relationships with individuals and institutions to expand and strengthen engagement with Yiddish and modern Jewish culture—creating spaces for collaboration, testing of ideas, and the discovery of new perspectives.

​The Decade of Discovery is made possible in part through the generous support of the Leona and Ralph W. Kern Foundation.