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New Yiddish culture series begins online June 30

“Di Yidishe Velt: A Virtual Festival of Yiddish Culture,” begins June 30, 7 p.m., with a talk by  Dr. Sam Kassow, Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, who will discuss “Yiddish Culture in Wartime 1939-1945.” 

The new series which is a project of UConn Center for Judaic Studies in partnership with the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project. It is co-sponsoed by Voices of Hope. To register, contact Pamela Weathers at pamela.weathers@uconn.edu.

Other programs in the series include:

July 13, 7 p.m. – “The World of Yiddish Theatre in History and Digital”

Nick Underwood, assistant professor of history and Berger-Neilsen Chair of Judaic Studies, The College of Idaho.

July 27, 7p.m. –  “The Yiddish Song Today” 

Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus, Wes-leyan University. Cosponsored by the University of Hartford Greenberg Center.

September (Date and Time TBD) 

“Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II”

Anna Shternshis and Psoy Korolenko.

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