From its beginnings in Romania to Second Avenue in New York, Yiddish theater actually enjoyed two "golden ages." Avrom Goldfaden, Boris Thomashevsky, Jacob Adler, Molly Picon, Aaron Lebedef, Jenny Goldstein, Moishe Oysher—just a fraction of the great actors and singers who graced the Yiddish stage over a 50-year period—will be seen and heard on vintage recordings and film.
Lecturer Mark Levy has performed and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years at temples, synagogues, JCCs, Lehrhaus Judaica, Workmen's Circle and other Jewish groups. He has appeared throughout the country, in Europe and Israel and is a singer and lecturer specializing in older Judaic folk music in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino, Klezmer history and theory and Jewish music history in general. He has performed for Yeshiva University Sephardic Department's Semana Sepharad in New York and is a cantorial soloist in California. He has released a fourth album of Jewish music entitled Bin Ikh Mir A Shnayderl: Yiddish Work Songs, in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Workmen's Circle, a fraternal order of Jewish workers.
Need a ride?
The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.
Tuesday, June 5
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
No reservations required