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Yiddish Book Center

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1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 256.4900 www.yiddishbookcenter.org/

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 public and educational programs; the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books. 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.

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October 2019

Yiddish Book Center, Community Open House

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Join us in Amherst for a day of events on April 28, including the 2019 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by Pamela Nadell on "America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today." April 28 also marks the opening of The Posthumous Landscape: Jewish Historical Sites in Poland and Western Ukraine. All events are free and open to the public. 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…

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November 2019

Yiddish Book Center, a Film

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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"Indecent" Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, created by Ms. Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Ms. Taichman, Indecent is about the love and passion to create theatre, even in the most difficult of circumstances. The play follows a troupe of actors, the cast of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, who risked their lives and careers against enormous challenges to perform a work in which they deeply believed, at a time when art, freedom and truth were on trial. It is a…

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Yiddish Book Center, a Film

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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"The Last Resort" Before the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly…

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