Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, now with a permanent home at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. And what a celebration it will be!
KulturfestNYC will consist of 100 events all over Manhattan during the week of June 14-21, including theatre, concerts, film, dance, a symposium, lectures, and workshops.
Over 100 theatre actors, musicians, and scholars will particpate from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, USA, and more countries.
Some of the events are free, and others have a $10 or $18 admission charge. Recognizing that many attendees will not understand Yiddish, all programs in Yiddish will have English subtitles projected on the screen.
One of the free events is Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Music, to be performed at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 16, at Summerstage in Central Park. It will feature Avraham Fried, Netanel Hershtik, Yanky Lemmer, Joseph Malovany, and Lipa Shmeltzer
The five cantors made a TV appearance on New York's PIX11 and gave a preview of their concert.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)