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Yiddish Book Center

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1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 256.4900 www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
The Yiddish Book Center is located on the grounds of “Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.” Once you arrive on campus, follow signs to the Yiddish Book Center.
The world’s first Yiddish museum, the Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits; two performance halls with a year-round schedule of educational programs, concerts (including the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music), films, and events; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books. It is a 2014 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community. The Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

December 2018

Yiddish Book Center, a Film

December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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"Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas" Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary telling the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, and Gloria Shayne Baker among others, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream. Canada, 2017, 52 mins., directed by Larry Weinstein, English COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission |…

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