Yiddish Book Center, Talk

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA

The Letter's Project: A Daughter's Journey, with Eleanor Reissa “The Holocaust,” Eleanor Reissa writes in this unforgettable and courageous book, “is attached to me like my skin and I would be formless without it.” In 1986, when her mother died at the age of sixty-four, Eleanor Reissa went through all of her belongings. In the […]

Yiddish Book Center, Talk

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA

 Shakespeare & Yiddish, with Ilan Stavans  A meditation on the ways Shakespeare became a litmus test for Yiddish actors, playwrights, and translators, who infused him with a Jewish sensibility often defined by melodrama. This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center's Facebook page. Space is limited. […]

Yiddish Book Center, Celebrating Passover

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA

When Martin Broder’s family moved from Brooklyn to Detroit, his family began embarking on annual family trips back to Brooklyn each Passover. It was the one time of year everyone got together—and in this oral history excerpt, Martin provides extraordinary snapshots of the members of his family he’d see around the seder table every year. […]