Events for September 12 - January 10

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series – Zisl Slepovitch Plays Klezmer

Ocean Drive Association Ocean Dr between 14th st and 14th place in Lummus Park, Miami, NY, United States

This Sunday features composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, and multi-instrumentalist Zisl Slepovitch. In honor of Jewish Heritage Month, Zisl will be performing a program of traditional Klezmer music. Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) is a non-for-profit organization that celebrates and promotes Jewish history, life, and culture and their positive and far-reaching impact on the world. From performing arts, publishing, and education to language, philosophy, and literature, YI offers a global clearinghouse of Jewish culture and entertainment. The Ocean Drive Association presents a resident-centric and family-friendly concert series, bringing music outside of the concert hall and into the community. These events are free and open to [...]

Imported Bridegroom

14th Street Y Theater 344 E. 14th St, New York, NY, United States

A ROMANTIC MUSICAL COMEDY SPOTLIGHTING THE CONFLICTS AND AFFECTIONS OF JEWISH IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA AND THEIR AMERICAN BORN CHILDREN. Based on a story by Abraham Cahan Book and Lyrics by Pamela BergerMusic by Hankus NetskyAdditional music by:Joanne Baker & Pamela Berger Director: Avi HoffmanArtistic Director: Pamela BergerChoreographer: Oren KorenblumMusic Director: Mark YorkLighting Designer: Josh Martinez-DavisSet Designer: Qingan ZhangCostume Designer: Quinn BurgessProducer/General Manager: Gabriel Szjanert Cast:Avi Hoffman as AsrielMia Mclain as FloraYochai Greenfeld as ShayaMary Feinsinger as Mrs. Birnbaum Ensemble:Daniel BarrettElmore JamesDaniella Rabbani Sirkin  In the tradition of the rollicking old-fashioned American musical comedy, here comes “Imported Bridegroom: The Musical.” Set in Olde New York circa [...]

Silent Tears The Last Yiddish Tango

Aventura Arts and Cultural Center 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura, United States

SUN, NOV 5, 2023 2:00 PM Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Seats Start at $52.00 Performed during the week that commemorates Kristallnacht 85 years ago, Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango is based on poems, testimonies and writings of women who survived the Holocaust. The project, which recently reached #1 on World Music Charts Europe, began when Dr. Paula David launched a poetry program to help elderly Holocaust survivors deal with long term trauma from horrific crimes. Silent Tears, created by Payadora Tango and journalist/producer Dan Rosenberg, also includes works based on Holocaust survivor Molly Applebaum's diary and memoir, Buried Words. From inspiring [...]

Our Yiddish Shakespeares

Hagen Ranch Road Library 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446, Delray Beach, FL, US

This enlightening lecture presents an entertaining and educational evening introducing the depth and beauty of the great Yiddish writers. Renowned entertainer and Jewish cultural activist Avi Hoffman presents an entertaining and educational evening introducing the depth and beauty of the great Yiddish writers. Through both Yiddish and English poetry and prose, we rediscover the lost treasures of Yiddish culture. This lecture is based on the curricula of his mother, retired Columbia University professor and acclaimed author, journalist and playwright.   For more information: https://www.delraylibrary.org/classes/our-yiddish-shakespeares/  

Gimpel The Fool by Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer

Miniaci Center for Performing Arts 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd, Davie, FL, United States

Groundbreaking One-Person Play and Documentary Film celebrating the character of “Gimpel the Fool” by Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer Groundbreaking One-Person Play and Documentary Film celebrating the character of  “Gimpel the Fool” by Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer. Starring Howard Rypp from the Nephesh Theatre in Israel, this production, translated by Saul Bellow and featuring music by Ron Wiseman, weaves klezmer music into a surrealistic theatrical presentation. Audiences will be captivated by Gimpel’s unwavering faith and his journey through betrayal and ridicule, inspiring reflection and belief in human goodness.

Go Down, Moses on YouTube

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SYNOPSIS: It’s 1985. Ethics professor Philip Hoffman and newly appointed Dean of Students Albert Becker already have a long history. They marched side by side for civil rights, registered voters together during freedom summer, and have maintained a friendship that crosses the boundaries of race, religion and country of birth. Now they work at a small, liberal university, where part of the job is training a new crop of activists. When a star student from the South Bronx – Angela Carter - crosses the administration and invites a controversial speaker to campus, free speech becomes a battle cry, and still [...]

Passover: An Interfaith Perspective

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A panel discussion on the Social, Historic and Interfaith aspects of the iconic Jewish Holiday with musical performances from around the world Moderated Avi Hoffman Panelists: Professor Mark Luttio (Lynn University), Ted Brownstein (Abrahamic Reunion), and Dr. Debbie Almontaser (Bridging Cultures Group) With musical performances by: Frank London (Grammy Award Winning Jazz Musician), Daniel Kahn (Germany), and Cantor Shira Ginsburg (USA). One day only during Passover! Sunday, April 28 WATCH HERE

Sunday Schmooze

The Center - Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, Coral Springs, FL, US

Join us for a weekly schmooze to learn about YI Love Jewish, watch films and play readings, have important discussions, and meet new people.Intro to YI and what you should expect during this series. Engage in a discussion aboutthe cultural richness of Jews and how it has shaped many parts of everyone's day today life. Each week begins with refreshments.

Sunday Schmooze – Celebrating Yinglish

The Center - Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, Coral Springs, FL, US

Join us for a weekly schmooze to learn about YI Love Jewish, watch films and play readings, have important discussions, and meet new people.Avi Hoffman, presents a celebration of ‘Yinglish’ - the unique American linguistic combination of Yiddish and English. From the over 5000 Yiddish words that have officially become a part of the English language, Avi has fun with the stories and words that celebrate the idiomatic phenomenon that laid the foundation for modern mainstream culture.

You Can Live If They Let You

BCA Plaza Theatre 539 Tremont St., Boston, MA, United States

You Can Live If They Let You offers an intimate and engaging look into the life and mind of Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, a beloved figure in the Jewish community and beyond. Known for his wit, wisdom, and deep commitment to cultural preservation, Waldoks is a rabbi, author, humorist, scholar and public speaker. He is best known for co-editing the acclaimed The Big Book of Jewish Humor and for his tenure as the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, Massachusetts. The show is a rich blend of memoir, humor, and philosophical musings, drawing on Waldoks’ unique life experiences. “I [...]

Sunday Schmooze – “A Yiddish World Remembered”

The Center - Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, Coral Springs, FL, US

Join us for a weekly schmooze to learn about YI Love Jewish, watch films and play readings, have important discussions, and meet new people.A Yiddish World Remembered is a 2002 Emmy-award-winning documentary by Andrew Goldberg that uses archival photographs, never-before-seen archival videos, and survivor testimony to reconstruct the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, which were destroyed by the Holocaust. Oscar nominated actor Elliott Gould narrates.

Sunday Schmooze – “The Quarrel”

The Center - Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, Coral Springs, FL, US

Join us for a weekly schmooze to learn about YI Love Jewish, watch films and play readings, have important discussions, and meet new people.A play reading of “The Quarrel” where two estranged friends, torn apart by personal betrayal and uprooted by war, meet after years of separation. One became an Orthodox rabbi and the other a secular writer. Their accidental meeting sparks a battle of wits that tests the limits of friendship, faith and tolerance.

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