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May 14: Studio singers to perform in Rishon LeZion On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish...
May 13: Ya'akov Shapiro to perform in Hadera On Monday, May 13, 2019, actor, singer and entertainer Ya'akov Shapiro will perform for the...
May 22: Yiddish music lecture in Gush Etzion On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish...
May 14: Sing along with Mendy Cahana in Gan Sorek On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 9:15 pm, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana, who founded...
May 6: Leah Ayalon to lecture in Tel Aviv On Monday, May 6, 2019, Leah Ayalon will provide a lecture on Yiddish literature at...
May 2: Yiddish concert by Giv'atayim pupils On Thursday, May 2, 2019, pupils of the Yiddish song workshop at Thelma Yellin High...
March 18: Shmulik Nadel to perform in Hadera On Monday, March 18, 2019, the singer Shmulik Nadel will perform for the Hadera Yiddish...
March 14: Michael Gaisinsky to Sing in Ra'anana On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform in Yiddish at the Golden...
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On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, pupils in the classical music track at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in Giv'atayim gave a concert of Yiddish songs.

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The performance was a culmination of the pupils' participation in a Yiddish song workshop, which was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. It took place in Targ Hall at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University at 9:00 p.m. Admission was free.

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On Thursday, March 30, 2017, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky and singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova will perform at the David Cultural Center, located at Achimeir St. 9, Netanya, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-8826332 or 054-5377729.

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, clarinetist Gal Klein and accordionist Noam Arad will lead an interactive workshop and performance, combining improvisation and Yiddish music. The event will take place in the concert hall of the Herzliya Conservatorium, located at Revivim St. 49, at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

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On Thursday, March 16, 2017, singer Vira Lozinsky will perform at the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 5 p.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Regina Dricker.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-7431614.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, singer Ruth Levin will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12, Jerusalem, at 11 a.m. She will be accompanied by guitarist Alexey Belo'usov.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 02-5664144 or 054-6650183.

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, singer Orit Perlman will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Nagler House, located at Ben-Tzvi St. 14, Kiryat Hayim, at 10:30 a.m.

 The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 04-8724694 or 054-6528265.

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, actor, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana and his ensemble will perform at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11:30 a.m.

Cahana is the founder of the Yung Yiddish cultural center. The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-5176764.

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club "Zusammen" (Together) at Sirkin St. 17, Herzliya, at 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 052-6776894 or 09-9501812.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, singer Gershon Layzerson will perform at Jerusalem's Beit Avi Chai, located at King George St. 44, at 8:30 p.m. He will also perform on Sunday, March 6, 2017 at Tel Aviv's Concert Hall, located at Levontin St. 7, at 8 p.m.

During the concerts, Layerson will launch his new Yiddish album, "In Vald Aleyn" (Alone in the Forest), which was produced with support from the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For reservations, call: 02-5215300 (Jerusalem) or 03-5605084 (Tel Aviv).

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On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, students of the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by Nechama Lifshitz, will perform at the Sholom-Aleichem House at 7:30 p.m. Pianist and music arranger Regina Dricker will direct them.

The center is located at Berkovitch St. 2 in Tel Aviv. Violinist Moshe Hess, clarinetist Yakov Yachnin, and double-bassist Stas Baulin will also take part in the concert.

During the concert, drawings of Jewish artists will be displayed. Hence, the event's name, "Lider and Kolirn" (Songs and Colors). 

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-6956513.

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On February 14, 2017, Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky, a board member of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, began teaching a mini-course on Yiddish language and culture for members of the Israeli parliament (Knesset). The topics of the four-session course are:

February 14: What the Yiddish Language has to Say in the 21st Century.

February 28: Secrets of Yiddish Humor, or Why Does it Sound Better in Yiddish?

March 7: Longing for Zion in Yiddish Literature and Folklore.

March 14: Pearls of Yiddish Folklore.

The course is part of a series of lectures for members of Knesset (MKs) on Jewish languages and cultures, which was initiated by Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Education and Culture, MK Yaakov Margi. Last year, MKs learned about the Jewish-Arab language and culture. Following Yiddish, a course will be offered on Ladino (Judesmo), the language of Spanish/Mediterranean Jews.

The first session began with MK Margi's welcome speech; he emphasized the importance of retaining Yiddish heritage for future generations because it is one of the basic elements of Jewish culture.

See video: https://www.yediot.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4921373,00.html

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On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the twin duo Slava and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and other languages at the Kadima Club, located at Abba Hilel Silver St. 11, Ashdod, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 08-8560119, 054-8482859.

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, violinist Chaya Livni will perform at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek, at 8 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 050-8863141.

On Monday, February 13, 2017, the actor, singer and entertainer Ya'akov Shapiro will perform at the clubhouse at Moshav Ein Vered at 8 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-4418272.

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the "Golden Peacock" (Di Goldene Pave in Yiddish) ensemble will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12 in Jerusalem, at 8 p.m.

The trio consists of Chaya Livni on violin, Aryeh Burstein as tenor, and Eyal Bat on piano as well as composition and musical arrangements.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-6650183.

On Monday, February 6, 2017, singer Itzik Sharoni will perform at the Hadera Yiddish Society, located at Sheshet Hayamim St. 20, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 04-6226943 or 054-5870032.

On January 17, 2017, violinist Chaya Livni performed at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club in Rishon LeZion.

The event was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

In January and February 2017, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture will be holding several performances in cooperation with Amcha, the Israeli center for psychological and social support for Holocaust survivors and the second generation.

Yiddish musical concerts will take place in the following Amcha clubs:

- on January 15 in Rishon LeZion, with singer Jenny Feierman;

- on January 18 in Ramat Gan, with singer Itzik Sharoni;

- on February 15 in Holion, with singer Shmulik Nadel.

On January 11, 2017, theater expert Carol Feldman spoke on "140 Years of Yiddish Theater History and Its Founder Father Abraham Goldfaden"  at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), in Tel Aviv.

The singer Tzvika Goldberg also performed, accompanied by pianist Misha Blecherovich. The event was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. 

On January 6, 2017, prolific Israeli actress Lia Koenig will read in Yiddish from the stories of Nobel laureate Shmuel Yosef Agnon. The performance, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, will take place at Sholom-Aleichem House, located at Berkovitch St. 2, Tel Aviv, at 11 a.m.

Friends of the Yiddish Authority can buy tickets at a reduced price of NIS 70 by presenting the following code: 70. For details, call: 03-6956513

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On December 29, 2016, the twin duo Slava and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and other languages at the Beit Hagimlai Club (Pensioners' Club), located at Hagana St. 114, Ra'anana, at 6:30 p.m. For details, call: 09-7720707.