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

Sholem AleichemShalom 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 


The program is free but due to limited seating, RSVPs are requested to


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.