80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising:

April 19th, 2023 at 3 PM

Join us under the open skies at der shteyn in Riverside Park (between 83rd and 84th Sts) for our annual tribute to all who resisted, all who fought, all who died, and all who survived the khurbn (Holocaust). In this year’s program, speakers include: Irke Klepfisz, Jeffrey Shandler, Mindy Spiegel, and Chair Marcel Kshensky; in the artistic program: Joanne Borts, Michael Menachem Fox, Shifee Losacco, Elye Palevsky, Lily Pazner, Daniella Rabbani, and Esti Zannoni. The program will be in English and Yiddish.



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Here are some of the recent socially-distanced online video events we’ve created during the pandemic crisis:


Di Zogerin (The Women’s Prayer Leader), by Rokhl Brokhes

79th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising


Vos se hert zikh… (CJC in the news)

Dortn vu es nekhtikn di shtern (Where the Stars Spend the Night)

Tevye Served Raw

Yiddish Godot in Paris

Yiddish Godot in Ireland

Hear a great Yiddish song!

Hear a brand NEW Yiddish song!

Biographical Dicitionary of Yiddish Writers in the Soviet Union

Remember Yiddish poet Yonia Fain

Profile of Congress director Shane Baker in Haaretz


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