Yiddish Book Center Community Open House

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Name: Yiddish Book Center Community Open House
Date: October 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
10:30 a.m. | Tour the world's first Yiddish museum This 30-minute tour takes the visitor through the Yiddish Book Center's museum exhibits and allows them to... DISCOVER the whole of Yiddish literature and its writers LEARN about Yiddish language ENCOUNTER the stories of three immigrant families told through words, pictures, and artifacts EXPERIENCE the world of rural Jews in 1912-1914 GLIMPSE life in the American Jewish home EXPLORE a Yiddish print shop WATCH classic Yiddish film clips LISTEN to vintage Yiddish radio SEE our visiting exhibits TOUR the Yiddish Writers Garden, and more 11 a.m. | FILM | Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Presents A selection of short films about aspects of Yiddish culture, produced by the Wexler Oral History Project. 1 p.m. | TALK | The Epic Story of Yiddish Books From Warsaw to Chicago, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Tel Aviv, the story of modern Yiddish book publishing mirrors the Jewish experience. Join Yiddish Book Center Bibliographer David Mazower for an illuminated journey through four score (and some) years of Yiddish books in 40 minutes. 2:30 p.m. | CONVERSATION | Yiddish in Translation Mindl Cohen, director of translation and collections initiatives, speaks with Lisa Newman, host of The Shmooze. 3:30 p.m. | Tour of the Yiddish Book Center's Writers Garden This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.
Contact Information:
Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002 programs@yiddishbookcenter.org 413-256-4900 https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
Fees/Admission:
Free and open to the public
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