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- Wed, Aug 09Highland Park Public LibraryAug 09, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTHighland Park Public LibrarySteve Gibons brings music of Yiddish activism to Yivo at the Highland Park Library
- Tue, Aug 08Northtown, Chicago Public LibraryAug 08, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTNorthtown, Chicago Public LibraryAnnette Bjorling (harp) and Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, basset-horn) invite you to a musical journey through different eras and styles of klezmer
- Thu, Aug 03Northbrook Public LibraryAug 03, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTNorthbrook Public LibraryBibi Marcell and Gail Mangurten will play Yiddish soul music that will warm your hearts and make you want to clap and sing along!
- Thu, Jul 20Morton Grove Public LibraryJul 20, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTMorton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053, USAThe Chicago Klezmer Ensemble presents an elegant and knowledgeable approach to klezmer music that retains the earthy, human, and expressive qualities that give traditional klezmer music a direct contact with the listener.
- Wed, Jul 12Prospect Heights Public LibraryUkrainian vs Jewish: Musical Borrowings as Means of Expression with Cantor Pavel Roytman and Sofi FraserJul 12, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTProspect Heights Public LibraryAn interactive musical presentation featuring Ukrainian and Jewish songs by Cantor Pavel Roytman and Chicago based Ukrinain singer -song writer Sofi Fraser
- Tue, Jul 11Skokie Public LibraryJul 11, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDTSkokie Public LibraryAn afternoon of Yiddish song, humor, and lore
- Thu, Jul 06Northbrook Public LibraryJul 06, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTNorthbrook Public LibraryFor 40 years, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band has been spreading its special take on traditional klezmer to the Chicagoland area and the world, with a schmear of Jewish folk music, a dollop of jazz, and bissel brassy Broadway
- Thu, Jun 15Morton Grove Public LibraryJun 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTMorton Grove Public LibraryJewish tales from Midrash, folklore and Hasidic sources performed with grace, Yiddishkeit, and humor by storyteller Susan Stone
- Fri, Jun 02Northbrook Public LibraryJun 02, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTNorthbrook Public LibraryViolinists Jake Shulman-Ment and Abigale Reisman, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Bjorling, combine forces to present a virtuosic and energetic journey through raucous dance tunes, meditative listening music, original compositions, and new settings of Yiddish poetry
- Sun, May 21Live via ZoomMay 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTLive via ZoomA personal account of Dr. Schwarz's decades long journey in the footsteps of Bashevis, the only Yiddish writer to receive the Nobel Laureate in literature
- Sun, May 07Live via ZoomMay 07, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM CDTLive via ZoomAn evening of creative and collaborative Yiddish language games — No Yiddish required to participate
- Thu, May 04Live via ZoomMay 04, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDTLive via ZoomA combination of history and poetic readings in Yiddish, with English translation
- Sun, Apr 30Live via ZoomApr 30, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTLive via ZoomGerman Historian Anette Isaacs will present fascinating insights into life in Jewish DP camps from 1945 to 1948.
- Sun, Apr 16Live via ZoomApr 16, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTLive via ZoomAn exploration of Yiddishland Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale as an imaginary space connected through Yiddish language and culture, with analysis of global migration politics, war, collective memory, and the exclusion of the "Other".
- Sun, Mar 12Live via ZoomMar 12, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDTLive via ZoomWhat led figures as diverse as Franz Kafka, Y. L. Peretz, and Else Lasker-Schüler to imagine European Jews in terms similar to colonized non-Western peoples?
- Sun, Mar 05Live via ZoomMar 05, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CSTLive via Zoomהרב בערל שעכטער וועט דיסקוטירן די פאַרשיידענע יידישע דיאַלעקטן. די לעקציע וועט זייַן אויף יידיש.
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