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Shaul Bassi   Italy

“The Venice Ghetto, 1516-2016″ Two landmark anniversaries will coincide in 2016: the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and the 500th anniversary of Read More

Ester Reiter   Toronto

“Zingen far Sholem, Zingen far Broyt: Culture and Political Activism  in the Jewish left in Canada” For left, secular Jews, cultural life and Read More

Michael Wex   Toronto

“Rhapsody in Schmaltz” Author of Born to Kvetch, columnist, bon vivant and raconteur, Michael Wex has been called “a Yiddish national treasure.” Born Read More

Remembering Theodore Bikel

Meet this year’s inaugural Theodore Bikel Artist-in-residence, Daniel Kahn, and Theo’s widow Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, as they reflect on the extraordinary legacy Read More

Katka Reszke   Boston

“The Meshugene Effect” Since the fall of communism, thousands of people in Poland have discovered Jewish roots. Among them is a peculiar Read More

Galeet Dardashti   NYC

Over the past several years, some of Israel’s most noted secular rock singers have begun performing their own renditions of traditional Middle Read More

Zane Caplansky   Toronto

Zane Caplansky was born to own a deli. Now one of Canada’s most successful and well-known restaurateurs, Zane’s path to smoked-meat success Read More

Avi Hoffman   Florida

“Life of a Seylsman: Five Decades in the Yiddish Theatre” One of this generation’s leading Yiddish actors, discusses his storied career on Read More

Zev Feldman   NYC

“Klezmer: Music, History and Memory” Join musicologist and klezmer music pioneer, Walter Zev Feldman, for a fascinating talk based on his new Read More