May 31, 2007
In his last will and testament, the great Yiddish writer and humorist Sholem Aleichem (Fiddler on the Roof is based upon his novel, Tevye’s Daughters) asked that he be commemorated through annual readings of his stories, in whatever language. We will honor Sholem Aleichem with an evening of prose and music in English (mostly), and Yiddish (a bisl).
Approximately 200,000 New Yorkers attended this writer’s funeral in 1916. Come find out why. Performers include the pioneering klezmer vocalist Adrienne Cooper, Folksbiene star Joanne Borts, editor Lawrence Bush of Jewish Currents magazine, and Irwin Rosenthal.
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