yiddish http://wamc.org en Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Literature Translation http://wamc.org/post/yiddish-book-center-yiddish-literature-translation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>As we have been hearing, <a href="http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org">The Yiddish Book Center</a> has been working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.</p><p>Given that a main goal of the center is to translate Yiddish literature into English, we meet Sebastian Schulman - the Translation Projects Coordinator at the Yiddish Book Center. An alum of the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, he began learning Yiddish in 2004 and is a published literary translator.</p><p>Sebastian is also a PhD Candidate in Jewish History at Indiana University and teaches courses at Hampshire and Smith Colleges.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 95096 at http://wamc.org Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Literature Translation Fyvush Finkel At Mr. Finn's Cabaret http://wamc.org/post/fyvush-finkel-mr-finns-cabaret <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Emmy Award-winning (<em>Picket Fences</em>) stage and screen legend Fyvush Finkel will celebrates the great songs and humor of show business at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at <a href="http://www.barringtonstageco.org/">Barrington Stage</a>.</p><p>Accompanied by his two sons – Ian Finkel, the World’s Greatest Xylophonist, and Elliot Finkel, concert pianist extraordinaire – the 91-year-old Fyvush offers a first-hand account of his incredible career spanning English and Yiddish roles, from Second Avenue to modern-day television stardom.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:08:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93604 at http://wamc.org Fyvush Finkel At Mr. Finn's Cabaret Yidstock 2013 http://wamc.org/post/yidstock-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Continuing with the theme established in their inaugural year, Yidstock 2013 will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.</p><p>There will be performances from Klezmer Conservatory Band, Golem, Klezperanto and Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys – as well as workshops and lectures.</p><p>Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock’s Festival Programmer, and Lisa Newman, Director of Communications for The Yiddish Book Center join us to tell us more.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69229 at http://wamc.org Yidstock 2013 The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's "Ghetto Tango" presented by Congregation Ahavath Sholom http://wamc.org/post/national-yiddish-theatre-folksbienes-ghetto-tango-presented-congregation-ahavath-sholom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In celebration of its 90th Anniversary, <a href="http://www.ahavathsholom.com/page.php?PageID=1380&amp;PageName=Home">Congregation Ahavath Sholom</a> in Great Barrington, MA is sponsoring <a href="http://www.folksbiene.org/">The National Yiddish </a><a href="http://www.folksbiene.org/">Theatre-Folksbiene</a>'s production of <em>Ghetto Tango</em> at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> this Sunday, May 19th.</p><p>The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's Artistic Director, Zalmen Mlotek, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64720 at http://wamc.org The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's "Ghetto Tango" presented by Congregation Ahavath Sholom Yidstock http://wamc.org/post/yidstock <p>Lisa Newman (Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA) and Seth Rogovoy&nbsp;joins us to talk about <a href="http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1016621010?view=Detail&amp;id=4441">Yidstock: festival of new Yiddish music</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:45:49 +0000 Joe Donahue 43091 at http://wamc.org