YI Love Jewish Celebrated Joe Papp on June 22nd!

He revolutionized theater as we know it today and now Joe Papp, born ‘Yosl Papirofsky’, was the subject of a major commemoration on what would have been his centennial birthday on June 22, 2021.

“Celebrating Yosl – Joe Papp at 100” was hosted by YI CEO Avi Hoffman, who was mentored by Joe Papp in the 1980’s. This full day of events included musical performances, interviews and lectures culminating in the signature gala event celebrating the life of the great Broadway mastermind Joe Papp.

Events included FREE presentations of ‘Joe Papp at the Ballroom’, a recreation of Joe’s signature 1978 concert; ‘Celebrating ‘Yosl’: The Legacy of Joe Papp’ – A musical tribute to Joe Papp’s Jewish legacy; A conversation with Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen- Co-Producers/Directors of the documentary film ‘Joe Papp in 5 Acts’ and other celebrity studded events, culminating in a Star-Studded Gala.

Joseph Papp Celebration
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT

Participants in the Joe Papp Celebration

PREMIER SPONSORS

Premier Sponsors

Betsy Hotel
Bruce & Lesley Zafran
University of Miami Judaic Studies Department

PRIME SPONSORS

Prime Sponsors

Czestochover Society
Alvin Brown
Alvin Hagel
John & Amy Israel Pregulman
Mark A Levin Philanthropic Fund

FRIENDS OF JOE

Friends of Joe

Craig R. Asher & Laurel Levey
Alvin Lazarus
Rena Borow

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Use hashtag #myjoepappstory

Join the many entertainment industry professionals, Broadway and Hollywood stars with an official video dedication commemorating Joe Papp.

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