National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Production of Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent) receives Drama Desk Award

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We are excited and proud to share with you, our friends and patrons, that National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue for our production of Amid…

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Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent): Nominated for Drama Desk Award!

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We are excited and proud to share the news that our production of Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent) was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Musical Revue. Tsvishn Falndike…

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Documentary Film Traces Life, Works of Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever

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Released in 2021, Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?), a documentary that follows one woman’s journey to understand her grandfather, Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever, is resonating with audiences and having success…

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The Yiddishist side of upcoming ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host Mayim Bialik

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Jewish actress, neuroscientist and newly-minted “Jeopardy!” host Mayim Bialik is not just talented and smart. She speaks Yiddish and has proved herself to be a wonderful Yiddish comedienne, too. To…

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Yosef Guri, who collected Yiddish proverbs, has died

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ד״ר יוסף גורי, אַ פּראָפֿעסאָר פֿון רוסיש וואָס איז ווי אַ קינד על־פּי־נס ניצול געוואָרן פֿונעם חורבן און האָט געשטרעבט צו פֿאַראייביקן דאָס לשון פֿון זײַנע אומגעבראַכטע עלטערן, איז די…

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On 78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Gathering

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Each April 19th, we gather at the stone in the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park to mark the anniversary of the single greatest instance of Jewish armed resistance…

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How is this White House Seder different than all others?

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The Biden administration is hosting a virtual Passover Seder open to the general public on Thursday in a move to expand its outreach to the broader American Jewish community, the…

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Yiddish professor goes viral in town hall with President Biden

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President Joe Biden engaged in a rare moment of kvelling during a live broadcast of a CNN town hall in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. “I actually know some Yiddish,” Biden revealed during…

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Daniel Galay’s words on receiving his lifetime achievement award

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ד״ר שׂרה זיו — פֿאָרזיצערין; פֿרוי יהודית סולל — גענעראַל דירעקטאָרין פֿון דער נאַציאָנאַלער אינסטאַנץ פֿאַר ייִדישער קולטור; חשובֿער עולם: ווען כ’בין געווען פֿינף יאָר אַלט, אין בוענאָס־אײַרעס, האָט מיך…

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בײַדענס אָפּקלײַב פֿאַר מלוכה־סעקרעטאַר איז דער אור־אייניקל פֿון אַ ייִדישן שרײַבער (מיט אוידיאָ)

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מע קען זיך צוהערן צו אַנדערע אַרטיקלען פֿונעם פֿאָרווערטס פֿאָרגעלייענט דורך שׂרה־רחל שעכטער, ווי אויך אַנדערע פֿאָרווערטס־רעקאָרדירונגען, דורכן קוועטשן דאָ. ווי איר האָט שוין אפֿשר געלייענט, האָט דער פֿריש דערוויילטער פּרעזידענט…

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