PERFORMANCES, LECTURES, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Yiddishkayt Initiative has an ever growing collective of Jewish and Yiddish cultural performers, musicians, writers, speakers, and more. Learn more about our artists and find out how to book any one of these incredible artists.

Holocaust Education
Lectures
Aaron Kula
Miriam / Avi Hoffman
2020-03-31T13:27:10+00:00

Black Sabbath: Klezmer, Blues, Blacks & Jews

The collaboration of Black and Jewish composers and performers created a rich body of American music. Examples of black artists that sang Jewish songs are: Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Johnny Mathis. The concert also features Negro Spirituals that connect to Jewish themes such as “Go Down Moses.”

Holocaust Education and Awareness

Lectures

2020-03-31T13:22:52+00:00

The Roots of Paula Vogel’s Indecent Yiddish Theatre: The Foundation of Modern Theatre

The aim of the lecture is to offer a comprehensive historical overview of the development of the Yiddish Theater as a social and literary expression of the Yiddish language which served as the basis for much of modern mainstream culture.

Maestro Aaron Kula

2020-03-31T13:27:10+00:00

Black Sabbath: Klezmer, Blues, Blacks & Jews

The collaboration of Black and Jewish composers and performers created a rich body of American music. Examples of black artists that sang Jewish songs are: Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Johnny Mathis. The concert also features Negro Spirituals that connect to Jewish themes such as “Go Down Moses.”

2020-03-31T13:30:59+00:00

Leonard Bernstein: The Man and His Music

An overview of one of the greatest American Jewish musicians of the 20th century. His life and music were deeply affected by his Jewish roots. His three major symphonies, popular songs, interfaith mass, and Broadway shows are peppered with Jewish themes and ideas addressing faith and love.

Professor Miriam Hoffman and Avi Hoffman

2020-03-31T13:29:24+00:00

Noble Laureate (Mr. Singer & His Demons)

In this play, which incorporates Bashevis’ actual personal diary entries as well as his family memoirs and his fictional characters, we imagine what it was like for Isaac Bashevis Singer as he faced the final journey to his beloved afterlife.

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