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  Now in its fourth year, Yidstock celebrates the best of klezmer and new Yiddish music with a wide-ranging lineup of concerts that demonstrate the diversity and breadth of the genre, along with workshops, talks, and other programs.

Headlined by the legendary Klezmatics, this year’s lineup also includes the Yiddish Art Trio, Klezperanto, the Yidstock All-stars, Socalled, and Sklamberg & the Shepherds.

Yidstock Artistic Director Seth Rogovoy, author of The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music is here to tell us more along with Lisa Newman - Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center.

  

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.

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    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.

Yidstock 2013

Jul 15, 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.

    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.

Yidstock

Jul 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.