“Di Yidishe Velt: A Virtual Festival of Yiddish Culture,” a project of UConn Center for Judaic Studies in partnership with the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project, co-sponsored by Voices of Hope, will host several programs in July. To register, contact Pamela Weathers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration closes July 12.
JULY 13, 7 p.m. – “The World of Yiddish Theatre in History and Digital” with Nick Underwood, assistant professor of history and Berger-Neilsen Chair of Judaic Studies, The College of Idaho. Over the past 150 years of so, Yiddish theater has engaged millions of people and has embraced several artistic and theatrical forms. Through an exploration of Yiddish theater from its origins to today, participants will discover the world of Yiddish theater and learn about the ways that the medium has come into contact with the digital age.
JULY 27, 7 p.m. – “The Yiddish Song Today” with Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus, Wesleyan University. Cosponsored by the University of Hartford Greenberg Center.