YiddishFest!

A Celebration of Classic and Contemporary Yiddish Culture


Soul to SoulMUSIC! Erev Yom Limmud: Soul to Soul Live in Concert

Saturday, Feb 18 I 8:00 PM
Soul to Soul brings together the African American and the Yiddish American experience in a deeply stirring musical presentation that celebrates a common journey of two cultures.

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His Wife's LoverFILM! His Wife's Lover (Zayn Vaybs Lubovnik)

Monday, Feb 20 I 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM (evening screening cancelled)
Evening Post-Film Discussion with Dr. Melissa Weininger
Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film 

Billed as the "first Jewish musical comedy talking picture," His Wife’s Lover stars the popular Yiddish theater comedian Ludwig Satz in one of his only surviving film performances.

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Don't Give Me the Evil Eye

ART! Don't Give Me the Eye!

Art and Photography by Anat Ronen & Talya Arbisser 

Feb 23–Apr 17
Thursday, Feb 23 | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Opening Reception with the Artists

Dybbuks, golems and evil eyes have appeared throughout Jewish literature, art and film for hundreds of years.

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Dr. Itzik GottesmanTHOUGHT! Dr. Itzik Gottesman: What's Jewish (and Yiddish) About the Evil Eye?

Thursday, Feb 23 I 7:30 PM
Supported by Dana and Kenneth Katz

The belief in the evil eye - the idea that someone's envious look can damage and even kill - is ancient and cross-cultural. But the Jewish adaptation of this belief has its own specific characteristics.

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SHTIK! An Evening with YidLife Crisis - Live & In Person!

Saturday, Feb 25 I 8:00 PM
Patron Sponsor: Leah Stolar

YidLife Crisis is a Yiddish comedy web series and evolving Jewish cultural brand created by two friends, Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman, wanting to pay homage to the yiddishkayt in their upbringing and the questioning Jewish comedic lens on life with which they were raised. 

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Interested in volunteering? For more information, please contact Nomi Barancik at nbarancik@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8190.

 

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