Category: Yiddish culture

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

By , March 9, 2015 7:53 pm

theodore-bikel-in-the-shoes-of-sholom-aleichemPortraits of two beloved icons–Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel–are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.

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Gone but not forgotten – the Barry Sisters

By , January 5, 2015 8:50 pm
Bagelman Sisters/Barry Sisters

Bagelman Sisters/Barry Sisters early photo with Claire Barry on the right.

Yiddish music icons, Merna and Claire Barry, entertained generations of Jewish Americans with their jazzy versions of Yiddish songs.

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Yiddish recordings a big hit at international conference

By , November 19, 2014 8:52 pm
RSA Director, Maxine Schackman, at the IAYC conference on Nov. 15 in Boca Raton, FL.

RSA Director, Maxine Schackman, at the IAYC conference on Nov. 15 in Boca Raton, FL.

RSA director, Maxine Schackman, told the audience at the International Association of Yiddish Clubs  conference in Boca Raton that FAU Libraries has been collecting Judaic recordings since 2002.

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Leo Fuld: A forgotten man?

By , October 30, 2014 1:42 pm

Leo FuchsDo you know this person?

Clue: He is a Dutch man who was once called the King of Yiddish Music.

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