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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.

July 2018

Yiddish Book Center, a Film

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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"Iom Romi" ("A Day in Rome") & "Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana" Iom Romì chronicles a day in the life of the contemporary Jewish community of Rome. From dawn to dusk, through the voices of several characters living and working in the historic Ghetto quarter, Iom Romì tells the story of a community both fiercely independent and distinctly Roman. USA, Italy, 2017, 30 mins., directed by Valerio Ciriaci, English, Italian with English subtitles Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels was born of the tales that…

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August 2018

Yiddish Book Center, a Film

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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"Restoring Tomorrow" Director Aaron Wolf’s personal journey of rediscovery comes alive in Restoring Tomorrow, a universal story of hope as a treasured local temple near demise, is lifted up by a community’s determination to achieve the impossible. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a Los Angeles treasure built by the original Hollywood moguls, needs to raise millions to restore its majesty and vibrancy, thus also restoring the future of the Jewish community, the greater Los Angeles community—and on a personal level, Wolf himself. USA,…

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Yiddish Book Center, a Film

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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"L'Antiquaire" ("The Art Dealer") This drama from renowned French director François Margolin (The Flight of the Red Balloon) follows a Jewish woman who embarks on a journey to recover family paintings stolen by the Nazis. During her investigation, she discovers some family secrets are best kept hidden. France, 2015, 95 mins., directed by Francois Margolin, French with English subtitles COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8 Join us at the Yiddish Book Center October 26-28 for…

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