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

2021-03-04T21:55:02-05:00

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 [...]

REBROADCAST: Shmoozing with Avi, our interview program, will feature Phillip Namanworth!2021-03-04T21:55:02-05:00

YI Love Play Readings: Senior Moments

2021-02-25T21:56:17-05:00

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 [...]

YI Love Play Readings: Senior Moments2021-02-25T21:56:17-05:00

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

2021-02-25T21:37:26-05:00

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 [...]

The Megillah Cycle of Itzik Manger Featuring Mike Burstyn and a star studded cast in association with Congress for Jewish Culture (NY)2021-02-25T21:37:26-05:00

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

2021-02-05T18:09:27-05:00

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

‘KhapLop’: Children’s Stories in Yiddish – Dr. Seuss and More Featuring Avi Hoffman2021-02-05T18:09:27-05:00

PurimShpiel Concert with the Chorney-Ghergus Duo

2021-02-22T12:42:42-05:00

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 [...]

PurimShpiel Concert with the Chorney-Ghergus Duo2021-02-22T12:42:42-05:00

Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Classic Gimpel Tam (Gimpel the Fool) starring Dori Engel in association with Israel’s beloved Nephesh Theatre

2021-02-05T18:09:43-05:00

Engel stars in Gimpel Tam (Gimpel the Fool), performed for The Nephesh Theatre of Israel. The production is based on a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, adapted and directed by Howard Rypp. The Nephesh Theatre, founded in 1978 by Howard Rypp as artistic director and Gabriel Emanuel, has staged more than 100 productions in Hebrew and English. The productions reflect a plurality of beliefs, depicting different communities within Israeli society that must develop a common language and achieve mutual respect. 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/ [...]

Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Classic Gimpel Tam (Gimpel the Fool) starring Dori Engel in association with Israel’s beloved Nephesh Theatre2021-02-05T18:09:43-05:00

Singing Sensation Aelita in Concert with “Songs from the Heart”

2021-02-05T18:09:51-05:00

Aelita, is a world-renowned recording star. Called by the international press "chanteuse extraordinaire," "masterful artist," and "skillful entertainer,” she began singing at the age of five and began her professional stage life at 15! Aelita is an international singing star and recording artist with 8 albums who has graced stages around the world singing in 16 languages. Aelita is recognized among the “100 golden voices of History” by EuroNews. Born in Riga, Latvia, she remains true to her roots and takes us on a family journey spanning three continents, intertwining timeless Yiddish songs, American pop “a la Yiddish” and Broadway [...]

Singing Sensation Aelita in Concert with “Songs from the Heart”2021-02-05T18:09:51-05:00

Shmoozing with Avi featuring Phillip Namanworth, the Boogie Woogie Mystic

2021-02-05T18:09:57-05:00

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 [...]

Shmoozing with Avi featuring Phillip Namanworth, the Boogie Woogie Mystic2021-02-05T18:09:57-05:00

Bright Lights… Big Shushan: A Musical Megillah featuring Cantor Shira Ginsburg in Concert with Fantel Music in association with East End Temple

2021-02-05T18:10:04-05:00

From the team that brought you the Broadway celebration in our Hanukkah Festival we present an evening of Megillah Chanting, Vashti Ranting and Cantor Ginsburg ‘Canting’ great musical theatre classics with a bissel shpiel thrown in. Join us and get your Shushan-on! Shira Ginsburg is an ordained Cantor celebrating her 14th year of service at East End Temple in Manhattan. As a Messinger Scholar, Shira earned her Masters, Cantorial degrees and ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Shira is the recipient of the 2019 Lev Aryeh, Heart of a Lion Award from the Jewish Partisans Educational [...]

Bright Lights… Big Shushan: A Musical Megillah featuring Cantor Shira Ginsburg in Concert with Fantel Music in association with East End Temple2021-02-05T18:10:04-05:00
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