Watch the video:

Browse the index:

Toggle Index/Transcript View Switch.
Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Hide the sidebar
0:18 - Introduction 0:39 - Avia Discusses Her Family Background on Her Father's Side

Keywords: Connecticut; family background; immigration; Königsberg, Prussia; migration; Minsk, Belarus; New England; North Adams, Massachusetts; shtetl (small town in Eastern Europe with a Jewish population); Vil'na; Vilna; Vilnius; Yiddish language

3:43 - Avia's Childhood Home and Getting Involved with KlezKanada

Keywords: Canada; Chanukah; community; father; Georgia Strait; Hanukkah; hippies; Hornby Island; Jewish tradition; khanike; KlezKanada; klezmer music; Leonard Cohen; mother; multilingualism; musicians; National Yiddish Book Center; parents; religious observance; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; The Beatles; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

13:34 - Avia's Experience with the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Program 17:02 - Avia Explains What She Finds Compelling about Yiddish 21:05 - Avia Talks about Devised Theater, Her MA Dissertation, and Her Visual Artwork

Keywords: "Der dibuk"; "The Dybbuk"; calligraphy; contemporary Jewish identity; contemporary Yiddish theater; contemporary Yiddish theatre; cultural memory; devised theater; devised theatre; drama; fragmentation of memory; fragmented memory; Germany; KlezKanada; MA dissertation; masters dissertation; musicians; National Yiddish Book Center; performance; University of Alberta; visual art; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish Summer Weimar

37:42 - The Role of Immersion Programs in Cultural Transmission

Keywords: cultural transmission; immersive programs; Jeffrey Shandler; KlezKanada; post-vernacular Yiddish; postvernacular Yididsh; postvernacularity; Yiddish community; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish language immersion programs

42:23 - Avia on the Parallels between Folk Culture and Yiddish Culture

Keywords: Balkan culture; Balkan music; Celtic culture; English language; Eurovision; folk culture; folk music; Irish fiddle music; KlezKanada; klezmer; musicians; Yiddish folk dance; Yiddish music

48:27 - Avia Discusses Issues of Curiosity, Accessibility, and Authenticity

Keywords: accessibility; artists; authenticity; clown; creators; cultural appropriation; curiosity; KlezKamp; KlezKanada; klezmer music; Michael Winograd; performance; photography; visual arts; writers; Yiddish culture

65:52 - Avia Reflects on What Inspires Her Artwork

Keywords: artist; artwork; Hebrew alphabet; inspiration; Jewish alphabet; Jewish melodies; Jewish music; niggunim; nigum (melody); nigunim; radicalism; socialism; visual arts; wordless melodies; Yiddish alphabet; Yiddish culture; Yiddish ideals; Yiddish language; Yiddish music; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish politics

70:35 - Avia's Experience Learning and Teaching Yiddish Folk Dancing

Keywords: communal dancing; contra dancing; cultural transmission; dancing; folk dancing; KlezKanada; leading; teacher; teaching; Yiddish dance; Yiddish folk dancing; Yiddish transmission

78:54 - Avia's Views on the Place of Yiddish within Broader Jewish Culture

Keywords: activism; artists; artwork; Ashkenazi Jews; Ashkenazic Jews; Jewish communities; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; myth of Jewish culture; myth of Jewish identity; Sephardi Jews; Sephardic Jews; Yiddish activism; Yiddish activist; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddishist

89:12 - Avia Explains Her Objections to Term "Klezmer Revival" 92:23 - Avia's Advice to Future Generations about Engaging with Yiddish Culture