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Yidstock 2019

Jul 9, 2019

Now in its eighth year, Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music 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.

Yidstock takes place, rain or shine, at The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts July 11-14. 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.

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Lisa Newman, Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center joins us this morning – as she has for the past few years – to present a great selection of Hanukkah books for the season. 

List:

  • “What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home” by Mark Mazower
  • “The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis” by David Fishman
  • “Miriam’s Kitchen” by Elizabeth Ehlrich
  • “The New Jewish Table” by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray
  • “On the Landing” by Yenta Mash, translated by Ellen Cassedy
  • “Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side” - photographs by Bruce Davidson
  • “A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward” by Alana Newhouse and Pete Hamill
  • “The Borscht Belt: revisiting the remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland” by Marisa Scheinfeld and Stefan Kanfer
  • “A Rich Brew How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture” by Shacher Pinsker

Kids:

  • “Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg
  • “The Parakeet Named Dreidel” by Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Great Jewish Books Book Club

Yidstock 2018

Jul 10, 2018

Now in its seventh year, Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music 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.

Yidstock takes place, rain or shine, at The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts July 12-15. 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.

Yidstock 2017

Jul 11, 2017

Now in its sixth year, Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music 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.

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.