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    Belarus to Brooklyn: A Time-Traveling Tour of Yiddish Song

    Community Tuesdays Afternoon Lecture Recital

    When: Tuesday, 6/11/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCJeanette Lewicki, singer and accordionist, leads a world tour of Yiddish song. From the shtetls of Poland, to the sunny boulevards of Odessa; by steamer ship to Athens and Istanbul; by railway from Buenos Aires to Brooklyn; Yiddish song has traveled the world. We carry the songs wherever we go and the songs carry us: They remind us of life in the old country and hope in the new world. The voices of those who came before us—children, mothers, theatre stars, workers, soldiers, gangsters, lovers—live on in the songs, as long as they are sung.

    Jeanette Lewicki's devotion to Yiddish song has led her to work with some of the foremost klezmer musicians and Yiddishists of our time, including Brave Old World, the Klezmatics, Arkady Gendler and Michael Alpert. She has produced numerous recordings, sung at a thousand weddings, coached Michael Tilson Thomas in Yiddish and helped digitize the complete Ruth Rubin collection at YIVO NY.


    Daytime Adult Learning and Culture Programs are made possible in part by the John R. Schwabacher Family as well as a grant from the Maimonides Fund at the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. We are grateful for their generous support.

    Need a Ride?
    The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for seniors with no transportation to all Community Tuesdays 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 11
    1:00–2:30 PM
    Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
    $15 or one punch on the Community Tuesdays punch card
    No reservations required. Pay at the door.
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]



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