Yiddish Book Center hosts open house with concert, films, tours

Amherst, Mass. – The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, hosts its fall Community Open House on Sunday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free day-long celebration will feature:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Screening of two short films produced by the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project: Leonard Nimoy’s Mame-loshn: A Yiddish Story and Alter Esselin: Craftsman of Wood and Words.
  • 1:15 p.m. – Aaron Lansky, the Yiddish Book Center’s founder and president, will discuss the Center’s latest news and future plans.
  • 2:00 p.m. – The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert: Di Shekhter-tekhter: The Schaechter Sisters and Binyumen will present “Something Old, Something New, Something Yiddish, Something Blue.”

Opening of the visiting exhibit Balka’s Lower East Side, a multi-artist exhibit on the experiences of Eastern European Jewish immigrants on New York’s Lower East Side. (Through March 13.)

  • 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – Guided tours of the Center
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Hands-on demonstrations in the reproduction Yiddish print shop.

For more information: yiddishbookcenter.org/calendar, (413) 256-4900.

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