Shmoozing with Avi Hoffman featuring Larry Gartel

Shmoozing with Avi Hoffman featuring Larry Gartel, "Father" of Digital Art as part of YI Love Yiddishfest 2021 A proud program of Yiddishfest 2021!Larry Gartel is known to the world as the “FATHER” of Digital Art for over 40-years. His career started working side by side with video guru Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in upstate New York. He taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer in order to produce the album cover for Debbie Harry (Blondie). Growing up in New York City during the Punk Rock era he was friends with Stiv Bators, Sid Vicious, Joey Ramone, […]

Khaplop: A Morning Show of Children’s Stories in Yiddish

Khaplop: A special virtual morning show of Children's Stories in Yiddish as part of YI Love Yiddishfest 2021‘KhapLop’: Children’s Stories in Yiddish (and English) - Dr. Seuss and MoreTo view this free event LIVE and via replay, please go to the following links:https://www.youtube.com/c/YiddishkaytInitiative/featuredhttps://www.facebook.com/YILoveJewish/videosFor assistance:info@whyilovejewish.org888-YILOVEJ. 888-945-6835With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the […]

Borscht to Broadway – a virtual concert

Borscht to Broadway: The Legacy of 2nd Ave - a virtual concert as part of YI Love Yiddishfest 2021Maestro Aaron Kula, leading the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra, and world-renowned entertainer Avi Hoffman will perform a concert that takes the audience on a musical journey from the origins of the Yiddish Theater on Second Avenue to the masterful treasures of Broadway. They will be joined by a full Orchestra and some of the most beloved south Florida singers as they highlight the most famous songs ever written, utilizing the Klezmer, Swing and Jazz band arrangements of 1940, 50’s and beyond. Aaron Kula […]

Encore presentation of play reading “Lessons” by Wendy Graf.

“Lessons” is a touching, funny & poignant drama that asks the question: Can we find healing and forgiveness when our beliefs are questioned?Playwright: Wendy Graf Directed by: Tara WeidenfellerStarring: Avi Hoffman and Julie Kleiner Director of Photography: Mark AhrensWhen Ben finally decides to have a Bar Mitzvah (at his age!) he hires Ruth, a Rabbi who’s lost her faith, to tutor him. The two characters forge a friendship as they each search for healing and forgiveness while wrestling with their own deep-rooted problems. “Lessons” is a touching, funny and poignant drama that asks the question: Can we find healing and forgiveness […]

Yiddish Fun 03 Starting on 09-08-21

Learn Yiddish online in this 6-week conversational Yiddish class.The class meets every Wednesday starting September 8th, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST on Zoom for 6 weeks.This "nokh a bisl" advanced 60-minute fully interactive class entitled Yiddish Fun-03 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 Yiddish Fun-01 or 02 is not necessary.

A FREE Yiddish Fun 01 Class

A free preview of our Yiddish Fun 01 class as part of YI Love Yiddishfest 2021 (Rebroadcast from 8-30)Come try a free class on YI Love Jewish!This is a free sample of the 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 [...]

Yiddish Fun 01 Starting on 10-03-21

Learn Yiddish online in this 6-week conversational Yiddish class.The class meets every Sunday starting October 3rd, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST on Zoom for 6 weeks.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 the material."My friends [...]

Yiddish Fun-02 Starting on 10-03-21

6-Week Advanced Conversational Yiddish Course.A 6-week conversational Yiddish course moderated by Avi Hoffman and Professor Miriam Hoffman starting October 3rd, 2021. The class meets on Zoom every Sunday from 2 - 3 PM EST for 6 weeks.This bisl intermediate 60 minute fully interactive class entitled Yiddish Fun-02 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 Yiddish Fun-01 is not [...]

Yiddish Fun-01 Starting on 10-04-21

6-Week Advanced Conversational Yiddish Course.The class meets every Monday starting October 4th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST on Zoom for 6 weeks.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 the material."My friends and I who signed [...]

Shmoozing with Avi featuring Frannie Sheridan

Shmoozing with Avi featuring Frannie SherdianThroughout her journey from TRAUMA to NIRVANA! Performer, Writer and Cookie Eater Frannie Sheridan has been entertaining and educating audiences internationally for decades. Raised to believe that sharing the truth of her identity would get her killed, Frannie ultimately journeyed out of the dark wormhole of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) into PTJO (post traumatic joy overload). Using performance as therapy-on-wheels, all the while collecting Mayoral Awards for her solo character shows(PBS/NPR/JLTV) https://youtu.be/CLYaaTXGRTE and the 'Gabriel' for a radio documentary (NPR/CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/radio/rewind/the-waltonsteins-a-family-secret-1.2801183 as well as being sought after by Hollywood luminary (Arthur Hiller LOVE STORY director) [...]

Martes de Yíddish Tangos ¡Doble diversión! Un concierto virtual.

El erudito Klezmer de renombre mundial Aaron Kula con su Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra y el galardonado actor Avi Hoffman en Miami, FloridaSu donación en cualquier monto lo califica para recibir un enlace privado de YouTube para que pueda unirse a nosotros en un concierto virtual de actuaciones de Tango Yídish del mundialmente reconocido erudito Klezmer Aaron Kula y el actor galardonado Avi Hoffman del sur de Florida MARJCC en el norte Miami Beach como parte de YI Love YiddishFest '21.La fusión de melodías Yídish con ritmos de tango produce un sonido distinto y sensual que abarca dos culturas distintas. Durante [...]

Yiddish Fun 03 Staring on 10-20-21

A 6-week course in a BISL intermediate conversational Yiddish with an entertaining and fun twist.This class is every Wednesday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST starting October 20th, 2021 for 6 weeks.This "nokh a bisl" advanced 60-minute fully interactive class entitled Yiddish Fun-03 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 Yiddish Fun-01 or 02 is not necessary.

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