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Bloomstog 2020

Written on June 16, 2020 at 2:05 pm, by

Every June 16th, fans of the great Irish writer James Joyce find ways to mark the day his 1922 novel Ulysses took place (in 1904). Join us for virtual trips into the subconscious minds of Molly and Leopold Bloom… in Yiddish for the first time! Molly Bloom translated by poet Sholem Berger and performed by Caraid O’Brien;  Continue Reading »

Der Royter Kuter–The Red Tomcat: A New Yiddish Theater in New York

Written on June 16, 2020 at 1:48 pm, by

Here is an English translation of Boris Sandler’s review of our new pop-up Yiddish boutique theater: This past November, I was invited to the debut of a brand new theater in the New York Yiddish world. It is called Der Royter Kuter–The Red Tomcat, an undertaking of the Congress for Jewish Culture. A new Yiddish theater is of  Continue Reading »

Yiddish Waiting for Godot

Written on September 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm, by

For information on this upcoming show, see The Jewish Week, The English Forward, and The New York Times. For information and reservations, visit The New Yiddish Rep. For more information on the translator, Shane Baker, see this New York Times article.

The Stir about the Dumpling… א צימעס איבער א קניידל

Written on June 1, 2013 at 4:14 am, by

So, we couldn’t help overhearing the tuml about the fellow who won the Scripps 86th National Spelling Bee, thereby exposing how Merriam-Webster has mangled a word near and dear to the hearts of us all.  And then the matsoh ball hit the fan… “S’taytsh?” hot di bobe geshrign – “What do you mean?” cried Grandmother (she was  Continue Reading »