An Afternoon with Sholem Aleichem Commemorating his Yahrzeit
“Let my name be recalled with laughter!”
Co-presented with Yiddish Vinkel Houston
Knowledge of Yiddish NOT Required
Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Shalom Rabinovitz (1859–1916), aka Sholem Aleichem, one of the founding fathers of modern Yiddish Literature, was a supreme Jewish humorist who tapped into the energies of the East European, spoken-Yiddish idiom and invented modern Jewish archetypes, myths, and fables of unequaled imaginative potency and universal appeal.*
Join us as Houston joins hundreds of communities around the world who annually gather to read works in Yiddish and English to commemorate his life.
*YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews of Eastern Europe http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/sholem_aleichem
The program is free but due to limited seating, RSVPs are requested to email@example.com.
The Arts, Culture and Education Season is funded in part by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Patrons of the Arts with support from The Maurice Amado Foundation.