דער אָוונט איז אָרגאַניזירט געוואָרן בשותּפֿות מיט דעם אָפּטייל אין מאָדערנע ייִדישע לימודים אין דעם ייִדישן טעאָלאָגישן סעמינאַר פֿון אַמעריקע.
A Celebration of Yiddish Creativity
On Sunday, May 5, 2013, the League for Yiddish held a historic program, "A Celebration of Yiddish Creativity," in honor of the publication of its book, New Yiddish Literature, Afn Shvel Issue # 358-359.
The program features: greetings from Prof. David G. Roskies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; dramatic readings from the book by actor Hy Wolfe; a discussion on "Prospects for Contemporary Yiddish Writing" with Professors Marc Caplan, Dov-Ber Kerler, and Sheva Zucker; and new Yiddish songs composed and sung by Josh Waletzky. (Those interested will be able to hear the songs when Waletzky's new CD is released.)
The volume being celebrated encompasses the work of 30 people writing in Yiddish, ranging from college students to venerable older Yiddish writers, living on four continents and in seven countries. See the cover and excerpts by clicking here.
The evening was organized in partnership with the Program in Modern Jewish Studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.