Tag Archive for Yiddish Book Center

Scheinfeld to Discuss Borscht Belt Photos at Yiddish Book Center

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld will give a talk about her exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, August 2, at 2pm. The exhibit of large-scale photographs documenting the dramatic decline of the once-popular resort area is at the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery through November…

The Klezmatics to Bring Klezmer-Rock Fusion to the Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Klezmatics, widely considered to be the world’s greatest modern klezmer group, perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8pm. The concert is presented by the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst as part of Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music. Founded in 1986 in…

Strauss-Warschauer Duo to Perform at Yiddish Book Center Open House

(AMHERST, Mass.) – The Strauss-Warschauer Duo, featuring world-renowned klezmer musicians Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer, will perform at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 2pm, as part of the center’s day-long annual Community Open House. The day’s events, which are free and open to the public, include guided tours of the…

Ilan Stavans to Lead Latino-Jewish Culture Workshop at Yiddish Book Center

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Renowned author and scholar Ilan Stavans – the leading chronicler of modern Latino-Jewish life – will lead a weekend program called Yiddish con Salsa: The Jews of Latin America at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, from Friday, April 19, 2013 through Sunday, April 21, 2013. Participants will join the Amherst College…

World’s Greatest Klezmer Fiddler to Play Yiddish Book Center in Amherst

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Acclaimed violinist and composer Alicia Svigals, considered by many to be the greatest living exponent of klezmer fiddle, will perform at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 2 p.m., with her ensemble, Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express. During the past two decades, Svigals, a founder of the Klezmatics…

Klezmatics, Socalled Headline Yidstock Festival in Amherst, July 14-15

(AMHERST, Mass.) – The Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics and Yiddish/hip-hop superstar Socalled headline YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, at the Yiddish Book Center the weekend of July 14-15, 2012. The five-day event, which begins on July 11 and also features performances by Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars with vocalist Eleanor Reissa, the Michael Winograd…

New Commission by Sculptor Simon Kogan Installed at Yiddish Book Center

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Yiddish, a commissioned work by sculptor Simon Kogan, was installed at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass., on April 29, 2012. The 4,000 pound, Cor-Ten steel work is a permanent installation in the center’s Miller Sculpture Garden. The sculpture spells out the word “Yiddish,” and etched into the steel are verses…

Cooking Class with Author Joan Nathan at Yiddish Book Center

(AMHERST, Mass.) – The Yiddish Book Center presents In the Kitchen with Joan Nathan on Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This one-day program will include a hands-on cooking class with acclaimed cookbook author Joan Nathan, a catered lunch, an afternoon discussion and Q&A with Nathan, and a booksigning. Advance registration…