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Eat in Good Health- Purim Treats

Join us for another video presentation in alliance with The Forward Jewish newspaper, featuring Yiddish Cooking, entitled “Eat in Good Health – Ess Gezunterheit,” featuring Yiddish Cooking, titled “Eat in Good Health,” featuring recipes for “Hamentashen" and more! --- Catch the event here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YiddishkaytInitiative Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Sn79YK2gnyrZiNJgWPuWw Website: https://yilovejewish.org/

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PurimShpiel Concert with the Chorney-Ghergus Duo

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Efim Chorny and Susan Ghergus headline the Chorny-Ghergus Duo, one of the most renowned groups in Yiddish music in Europe and beyond. They are laureates of the prestigious Moscow International Solomon Mikhoels' Art Festival (1st Prize). They have been teaching faculty in many festivals of Yiddish music. Chorny & Ghergus created the background music for a production of "God of Vengeance" (by S. Asch), that was performed during the International Festival "A. Goldfaden" (France-Romania-Lithuania-Hungary). They've also participated in "Yiddish Vocalists," "Musical Culture of the Jewish People of Eastern Europe" (Austin University, USA) and the animated film project "Lullabies of the World" […]

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‘KhapLop’: Children’s Stories in Yiddish – Dr. Seuss and More Featuring Avi Hoffman

Online

Stories by the iconic authors Rudyard Kipling and Dr. Seuss are given surprising new spins in Yiddish (with a Bisl English) translations by Avi’s Yiddishe Mameh, Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman read by her son, renowned actor Avi Hoffman. This multimedia presentation will include music and illustrations from the original publications. The Yiddish interpretations of these timeless classics will put a shmeykhel (smile) on the faces of children of all ages. The event can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube and the YI Love Jewish website: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YiddishkaytInitiative Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Sn79YK2gnyrZiNJgWPuWw Website: https://yilovejewish.org/ Click for more information

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The Megillah Cycle of Itzik Manger Featuring Mike Burstyn and a star studded cast in association with Congress for Jewish Culture (NY)

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The Megillah Cycle is a reading of the entire original Megillah of Itzik Manger, which was the inspiration for the 1960’s Broadway Musical sensation which starred a young Mike Burstyn and his parents, the Yiddish Theatre icons Pesach Burstein and Lilian Lux. This virtual celebration will be directed by, and will feature Mike Burstyn and an international celebrity studded cast including Daniel Kahn (Germany), Jamie Elman and Eli Battalion (Yidlife Crisis, Canada), and US Jewish Eleanor Reissa, Shane Baker, Yelena Shmuelenson, Allen Lewis Rickman, Suzanne Toren and Avi Hoffman as Evil Haman. Congress for Jewish Culture (CJC) is a home and […]

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YI Love Play Readings: Senior Moments

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Two Jewish families whose respective matriarchs are giving them a hard time about where they want to live out their golden years. A snapshot of two Jewish families whose respective matriarchs are giving them a hard time about where they want to live out their golden years. The plays being shown are "A Mensch for Mom" by Joan Liman and "Finding Evelyn" by Kathy Kafer. This will be a double bill with both plays shows on the same evening. The event can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube and the YI Love Jewish website: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YiddishkaytInitiative Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Sn79YK2gnyrZiNJgWPuWw Website: https://yilovejewish.org/ More Information

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REBROADCAST: Shmoozing with Avi, our interview program, will feature Phillip Namanworth!

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Shmoozing with Avi, our interview program, will feature Phillip Namanworth whose music career has been highlighted by his funky signature vocals, bluesy piano playing and his world class band, Always Somethin', backing him up. Phillip has intertwined 25 years of studies and teaching of Jewish mysticism and Chassidus as a long time Talmud of R. Simon Jacobson student, imbuing the wisdom of the sages with the rockin' rhythm and blues of the soul, bringing the material and the spiritual worlds together in a fusion of spirit and song. Phillip began his music career singing with an a capella doo wop group, […]

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Shmoozing with Avi featuring Neal Hoffman creator of “Mensch on a Bench”

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This week Shmoozing with Avi features Neal Hoffman, creator of Mensch on a Bench.  Born and raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts,  he stood out as a “model” student in his Hebrew school. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and MBA from University of Virginia, Neal landed his dream job making toys at Hasbro where he worked on GI Joe, Tonka, and Transformers. In 2011, Neal and his wife Erin moved to Cincinnati with their son, Jacob Maccabee Hoffman, and welcomed their second son, Alexander Goldwin Hoffman. Drawing from his creative background in toys, Neal was inspired when Jake asked […]

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Yiddish Fun-02

Zoom

The class meets every Sunday starting March 14, 2021 from 2pm to 3pm on Zoom for 6 weeks. A 6 week course in a BISL advanced conversational Yiddish with an entertaining and fun twist. This ‘slightly’ intermediate 60 minute fully interactive class entitled Yiddish Fun02 utilizes the curricula and materials developed by Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman and under the guidance and direction of her son, renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman, connecting the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture. (Prior Knowledge of Yiddish or participation in YiddishFun01 is not necessary) Register […]

$60

Shmoozing with Avi – Guest: Artist Shoshannah Brombacher

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Shoshannah Brombacher (Amsterdam, Holland 1959) holds a PhD in Jewish Studies, taught, researched and studied in Leyden, Amsterdam, Berlin and Jerusalem. She is an author, illustrator, visual artist , and maggidah (storyteller/spiritual guide). Her main interest is Chassidism, but includes the Golem of Prague, the Breslover Tikkun, Talmudic, Midrashic and Biblical stories,Biblical women, the weekly Torah-portion, the Twelve Tribes, Goethe’s Faust, poetry (Yiddish,Sephardic, several European languages), the Haggadah, the Hebrew Aleph-Beth, Spinoza, classical composers, cities, The Dybbuk, and politically inspired poetry/events (Nazim Hikmet Ran, Occupy-Wallstreet). Brombacher creates custom art (ketubot, verses of a name, tikkunim,home-blessings Psalms, bar/bat mitzvah, etc. Calligraphy, text, […]

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Shmoozing with Avi – Guest: Shari Wallack, author of “From Hell to Challah”

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In from hell to challah, Shari Wallack shares her inspiring, funny, and uplifting story through despair, survival, and mental emancipation during the chaos of 2020. Her journey begins inside a mental hospital and continues on a trip to eighteen destinations throughout the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic. She details her innermost thoughts, hopes, and fears while illustrating how she went from crippling depression to joy over a three-month period.  Along with a multitude of colorful characters, Shari navigates an exciting and unusual voyage of self-discovery and healing. Among the useful lessons she learns along the way, she discovers that [...]

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Passover: An Interfaith Perspective

Online

A panel discussion on the Social, Historic and Interfaith aspects of the iconic Jewish Holiday! About this Event Moderated by: Avi Hoffman Current Panelists: Professor Mark Luttio (Lynn University) Professor Robert Watson (Lynn University) Dr. Ted Brownstein (Abrahamic Reunion) Dr. Debbie Almontaser (Bridging Cultures Group ) Musical Performances by: Frank London (Grammy Award Winning Jazz Musician) Cantor Shira Ginsburg (USA) Daniel Kahn (Germany)   The event can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube and the YI Love Jewish website: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YiddishkaytInitiative Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Sn79YK2gnyrZiNJgWPuWw Website: https://yilovejewish.org/

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Yiddish Fun-01

Online

The class meets every Sunday starting January 31, 2021 from 2pm to 3pm on Zoom for 6 weeks. "This is one of the highlights of my week." - C. Fritz A 6-week conversational Yiddish online course utilizing the curricula and materials developed by Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman and under the guidance and direction of her son, renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman, connecting the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture. This hands-on course emphasizes the humor and depth of the Yiddish Culture and encourages the course participants to personally engage in […]

$60

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