All posts tagged Yiddish

Life in Brooklyn’s Chassidic community

A chance meeting led to filmmaker Joshua Weinstein making Menashe, the first full-length Yiddish feature film in decades that is set in Brooklyn’s Chassidic community.

Festival of acclaimed films

This year's Jewish International Film Festival features acclaimed movies and documentaries from around the world, plus several Australian premieres. Arts Editor Danny Gocs reports.

Uncovering hidden music works

Lost cultural works from Europe from the 1930s and 1940s are being given new life in a music festival in Sydney. Danny Gocs reports.

YID! a big group with a bigger sound

When 20 leading musicians join forces to reinterpret Yiddish songs, the result is the infectious sound of YID! Rebecca Davis reports.

In One Voice rocks the streets

AN estimated 8000 people flocked to the In One Voice (IOV) festival on Sunday despite the sweltering conditions.

Yiddish favourites at In One Voice

Singer Natalie Gamsu is excited to be performing several Yiddish songs at the In One Voice festival which will be held in Elsternwick from 11am to 5pm on March 20.

Taking klezmer to the country

Popular klezmer band Klezmania recently performed 13 concerts over five weekends in regional Victoria. For far-flung members of the Jewish community, it was an opportunity to connect through music.

Yiddish redux

Canadian writer and raconteur Michael Wex, who has breathed new life into the Yiddish language, is visiting Australia this month. He speaks to Peter Kohn Shakespeare has been translated into

For the love of Yiddish

A CABARET show featuring a variety of Yiddish music will be held at the Kadimah, Elsternwick on February 15. The show, Libe Brent — Love Burns, features a strong line-up […]

Memories of Carlton shtetl

WHEN book editor Julie Meadows became involved in the “Write Your Story” program in 1998 to help members of the Melbourne Jewish community publish their life stories, she always wanted […]