The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Literature Translation


As we have been hearing, The Yiddish Book Center has been working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

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.

Sebastian is also a PhD Candidate in Jewish History at Indiana University and teaches courses at Hampshire and Smith Colleges.

Arts & Culture
10:08 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Fyvush Finkel At Mr. Finn's Cabaret

Credit © David Gordon

    Emmy Award-winning (Picket Fences) stage and screen legend Fyvush Finkel will celebrates the great songs and humor of show business at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage.

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.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Yidstock 2013

    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.

There will be performances from Klezmer Conservatory Band, Golem, Klezperanto and Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys – as well as workshops and lectures.

Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock’s Festival Programmer, and Lisa Newman, Director of Communications for The Yiddish Book Center join us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed May 15, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's "Ghetto Tango" presented by Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Zalmen Mlotek

    In celebration of its 90th Anniversary, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Great Barrington, MA is sponsoring The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's production of Ghetto Tango at The Mahaiwe this Sunday, May 19th.

The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's Artistic Director, Zalmen Mlotek, joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Thu July 12, 2012


Lisa Newman (Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA) and Seth Rogovoy joins us to talk about Yidstock: festival of new Yiddish music.