YI Love Jewish names Mark W. Glickman, CFRE as New Executive Director
Coral Springs, Florida – Y I Love Jewish, a division of The Yiddishkayt Initiative, is pleased to announce that they have engaged Mark W. Glickman, CFRE as their new Executive Director.
Glickman has been a professional fundraiser for more than 40 years. He has held positions with Next Generations of Holocaust Survivors, Jewish Theological Seminary, American Friends of Magen David Adom, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Friends of AKIM USA, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Wachovia Trust and the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park in Boca Raton.
From 1990-2004, Glickman was the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of South Palm Beach County. During his tenure, the Foundation increased
its current and deferred assets from $18 million to $164 million.
He is a past president of the Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council, the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County, and of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is also the founding president of the Board of the Master Chorale of South Florida and a past Executive Vice President of B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton. He was honored in 2001 as the Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year for Palm Beach County.
Based in Coral Springs, Florida, The Yiddishkayt Initiative is a global force for celebrating and promoting Jewish history, life and culture and their positive, far-reaching impact on the world. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 2015 by award-winning actor and Jewish Culture activist Avi Hoffman, and his mother, Professor Miriam Hoffman, a world-renowned scholar of Jewish and Yiddish culture, and staffed by experts in both subject matter and production, from performing arts, publishing and education to language, philosophy and literature. To learn more about Y I Love Jewish, visit www.YILoveJewish.org.
ROM 2ND AVENUE TO TIMES SQUARE – HOW THE YIDDISH THEATER INFLUENCED BROADWAY
On this episode my guest is acclaimed actor, singer, writer, producer and director Avi Hoffman who specializes in Jewish culture and Yiddish theater. His long running off-Broadway “Too Jewish” trilogy has been seen by millions on PBS and at theater venues around the world, and in 2016 he received rave reviews and a Drama Desk nomination for his performance as “Willy Loman” in the Yiddish language production of Death of Salesman. He is also the founder and CEO of the Yiddishkayt Initiative — a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Jewish culture.
‘Joe Papp at the Ballroom’ offers an up-close look at a legend
Joe Papp would have turned 100 this year, it is a good time to pay homage to the late legendary producer. His philosophical tenant was “theater for all.” Actually, Papp believed that live theater should be like the public library — free and open to all.
Avi Hoffman Pays Tribute To Theater Icon Joseph Papp
Attention must be paid, to steal a line, and Avi Hoffman is ensuring that proper homage is paid to Joe Papp, the visionary who intersected art and community by making theater accessible to the general public in comprehensibility, neighborhood performances and free admission.
THEATER LEGEND SINGS AND REMINISCES IN GABLESTAGE WORLD PREMIERE
The GableStage world premiere of “Joe Papp at the Ballroom” aims to remind audiences of the influential impresario’s legacy. (Graphic courtesy of GableStage)
Just looking at actor-singer Avi Hoffman — creator and star of the popular “Too Jewish” shows, as well as a Carbonell Award winner for playing the adoring hubby in “Hairspray” at Actors’ Playhouse — you wouldn’t necessarily think of casting him as visionary New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp.
As Chanukah is a season of miracles for Jews all around the world, the Yiddishkayt Initiative (YILoveJewish.org), is presenting a virtual Chanukah Mini Fest from Nov. 28- Dec. 5 with a lineup of entertainment and educational programming that is nothing short of miraculous.
Players Circle Performing Arts Center at the Shell Factory is proud to announce its partnership with the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties and YIJewish (a Division of Yiddishkayt Initiative) to begin a series of Jewish themed programming at PLAYERS CIRCLE.
“Celebrating Yosl – Joe Papp at 100″ is a commemorative full day of live, virtual and pre-recorded events celebrating Papp, who was born Yosl Papirofsky, on June 22. It begins at 11 a.m. and continues into the evening.
MAJOR CELEBRITIES AND THEATER INDUSTRY LEADERS LINE UP TO HONOR JOE PAPP, CREATOR OF NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL AND THE PUBLIC THEATER, AT HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION Celebrating ‘Yosl’: Joe Papp at 100 Will Feature Renowned Actor/Singer Mandy Patinkin, The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Papp Biographer Helen Epstein, among others on June 22, 2021