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The Yiddush Theatre

Sunday, November 14, 2021 10 Kislev 5782

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A Virtual Journey with Charlie Richter

The Yiddush Theatre

Sponsored by The Adult Education Committee of Keneseth Israel

In the middle of the 19th century, Jews in the Russian Pale of Settlement were granted new freedoms that allowed them to study in secular schools and attend University. By the 1870's a vibrant Yiddish theatre developed in eastern Europe that became a primary form of secular entertainment for the Jewish masses until the beginning of the second world war.

Second Avenue in Manhattan became the Yiddish Broadway with more than twelve theatres packing in large audiences and Yiddish theatre flourished throughout the Ashkinazic Jewish world.

Charlie will explore the golden age of the  Yiddish stage - a fascinating history of a Jewish show business that kept our grand-parents and great grandparents entertained and enlightened through a period of mass immigration and violent historical change.

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