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Title:The Yiddish Voice דאָס ייִדישע קול
Description:Home page for The Yiddish Voice, a Yiddish-language radio show serving Boston's Yiddish-speaking community, and a Yiddish Internet resource page.
Keywords:Yiddish Radio, Yiddish Language
Yiddish Voice #1491; #1488; #1464; #1505;
#1497; #1497; #1460; #1491; #1497; #1513; #1506;
#1511; #1493; #1500;
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#1497; #1497; #1460; #1491; #1497; #1513; #1506;
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On WUNR 1600 AM/Brookline, Massachusetts USA
Listen LIVE
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
(Note: that's 7:30 p.m. Boston Time)
A Yiddish-language radio show serving Boston's Yiddish-speaking community.
A Yiddish Internet resource.
E-Mail: #0114; #0097; #0100; #0105; #0111; #0064; #0121; #0118; #0046; #0111; #0114; #0103;
Twitter: @TheYiddishVoice
Subscribe: iTunes
Station Mailing Address: Yiddish Voice, c/o WUNR, 60 Temple Pl Boston, MA
02111 Phone: (617) 730-8484 * WUNR Request
Line: (617) 350-9931 (only call during the show)
Listen to our Station ID and Intro:
WUNR Station ID and Yiddish Voice Intro
Intro Voice: Chasia Segal (Yiddish Voice cohost, shown in photo)
Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz.
Table of Contents:
Audio -- audio by and/or about us
Other Audio -- audio by others we'd like you to know about
Announcements -- current events of interest to you
Recent Program Rundowns -- summaries of our past radio shows, some with audio
Sholom Aleichem -- a very special audio treat: the voice of Sholom Aleichem
Quotes -- inspiring words
Other radio shows -- other Yiddish radio shows (and quasiradio shows)
Yiddish Links -- handcrafted, up-to-date links for the Yiddish-interested public
Contacts -- contact information for many key Yiddish institutions
Advertisements/Sponsors -- list of our supporters
Now available from Amazon: the new
Yiddish Dictionary, edited by
Solon Beinfeld
Harry Bochner! Order now!
Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary
See complete details at the new Verterbukh Website!

Israel Book Shop: Boston's Jewish Book and Gift Shop 410 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446 Tel 617-566-7113
Sponsors: Generous support has been provided by the
organizations: Cheryl
Ann's Of Brookline, The
Butcherie, Bowl of Cherry
Interiors and Real
Estate, Israel
Book Shop,
BLER Travel, BBJCF (Brookline-Brighton Jewish
Community Fund) of CJP, JCC Performing Arts Series, the
League for Yiddish,
and Cafe
Eilat, Marquis
Jewelers. To advertise on The Yiddish
Voice, call +1-617-730-8484.
Featured External Site:
Yiddish Pop, educational material, primarily geared towards children and young adults, in a lively, interactive, audio-visual format. Based on BrainPOP ESL, the work and creation of the late Naomi Prawer Kadar, Ph.D. (1949-2010) and her team.
Many more Yiddish links below!
Interested in Yiddish on Computers? Join the UYIP (Understanding Yiddish Information Processing)
mailing list to ask questions and join in the discussion and planning.
Information on using computers for Yiddish, and on subscribing to UYIP at:

Boston Workmen's Circle Live Silent Auction: Journey TogetherBoston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice, a home for Yiddishkayt in Boston for the past century, is hosting a live silent auction on Saturday, March 4th at the Boston Foundation, which will provide a fun and festive night for the community. Win trips around the world, packages to your favorite local restaurants, and fun activities for the whole family. Get your tickets to the event at:
Workmen's Circle: Yiddish Class Registration - Winter/Spring
Borukh Dayen Emes....
Hasia Segal z"l 1913 - 2017
#8207; #1495; #1505; #1497; #1492; #8207; #1505; #1506; #1490; #1488; #1463; #1500; 1913 - 2017 #8207;
Photo: Hasia Segal in South Florida in February 2009.
We are extremely saddened to announce that Hasia Segal died this past Monday night, January 16, 2017.
Hasia was a co-founder of the Yiddish-language radio show "The Yiddish Voice" (WUNR-1600AM, from 1994 to the present) and its predecessor "The Yiddish Hour" (WBRS-100.1FM, years 1990-1994).
Hasia (whose name you'll also find spelled Chasia, Chassia, or Khasye, and in English as Harriet), was the only child of Fayve (Shrage-Fayve) and Sheyne (Sheyne-Yente) Chernis. She was born in 1913 and was raised in Ponyevezh (Lithuanian: Panevezys), Lithuania, where she graduated the Tarbut Hebrew-language elementary school and Gimnasia Ivrit (Hebrew-language private high school). She then studied biology at the university of Kovne (Lithuanian: Kaunas; Russian: Kovno). In April of 1939, she, her late husband Elye (Eli) Segal of Vilkomir (now: Ukmerge, Lithuania), their infant daughter Ruth, and her parents moved to the United States, joining family that had clustered earlier in Greater Boston. A second daughter, Esther, was born within a few years. Hasia taught Yiddish at the Workmen's Circle school in Dorchester and worked as a Hebrew school teacher at Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill (Brookline) for 35 years until her retirement. Throughout her years in Boston, she was a leading participant in local Yiddish radio and in Yiddish cultural organizations, in women's and general Zionist groups, and in Jewish and Hebrew education as a professional and as a continuing student herself at Boston Hebrew College. She was a celebrated performer at public events, including PBS's shows "Taste of Passover" and "Taste of Hanukkah," both alongside Theodore Bickel and recorded at the New England Conservatory. She graced the Greater Boston Area and Hyannis (Cape Cod) whenever gatherings of Yiddish and Hebrew speakers took place. And she provided selfless mentorship to younger people researching Yiddish civilization: the language, its arts and its folkways. She moved a few years ago to West Palm Beach where she continued to teach and entertain in retirement communities. Her endless knowledge, prodigious memory, and radiant personality dazzled all with whom she came into contact -- and her sense of humor knocked most people to the floor.
Hasia's funeral will take place on Sunday, January 22, at 10:00 AM at graveside at the Chevra Shas Cemetery off Baker Street in West Roxbury (address: 776 Baker St, Boston, MA 02132).
A Shloyshim memorial program on the Yiddish Voice is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
The family requests that donations to honor Hasia's memory be sent to the "Yiddish Voice" radio show, of which Hasia was co-founder and co-host. The League for Yiddish, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has graciously agreed to accept such donations on behalf of the radio program if you send a check (in the memo line please write: "For Yiddish Voice Radio, in memory of Hasia Segal") to the following address:
League for Yiddish, Inc.
64 Fulton Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10038, USA
To give online, go to, click the "DONATE NOW!" link, and fill out the form specifying the donation as supporting Yiddish Voice Radio in memory of Hasia Segal.
External related links:
Local Yiddish radio show host, founder passes away at 103 -- article in the Jewish Advocate (Boston)
Yiddish Activist Hasia Segal Has Passed Away -- article in
Yiddish by the Forverts
Harriet (Hasia) Segal's Oral History -- 2015 interview by the National Yiddish Book Center's Wexner Oral History project
"CHASIA" (CHERNIS) SEGAL obituary -- online version of the
obituary published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 20, 2017
Hasia Segal's Matzoh Ball Cooking Demonstration from 'A Taste of Passover' (1999)
Photo: Hasia Segal in her apartment in West Palm Beach, FL, in 2011.
Other event listings:
Boston's Workman's Circle:
Jordan Kutzik's Learn Yiddish @Yiddishclasses Twitter Feed
KLEZCALENDAR - Jewish music events around the world
The NCJF (National Center
for Jewish Film) keeps track of worldwide Screenings of Yiddish
Films (well, at least many of them are in Yiddish).
Yiddish Events Kalendar,
hosted by Der Bay, including an
excellent Northeast
Yiddish Events Calendar.
Yiddish Voice Internet Audio Service
Note: all interviews and songs here are in Yiddish unless otherwise noted.
17 November 2004: Yiddish
Voice 11-17-04 Broadcast in Memory of Miriam Libenson: On our Wednesday, Nov. 17. 2004 broadcast, we honored
the memory of Miriam Libenson with a special program.
MEN INTERVYUIRT UNDZ! (They Interview Us!) 7 August 2004: Interview of The Yiddish Voice's
own Mark David (host/producer) and Hasia Segal (cohost) by The
Forward Hour's Boris Sandler, as aired on The Forward Hour,
WMCA AM 570/New York, NY, August 7, 2004, discussing the ten-year
anniversary of The Yiddish Voice. Listen
13 November 2002: interview with Benjamin
Harshav, Yale University, editor of
The Last Days of the
Jerusalem of Lithuania, the new translation of Herman Kruk's
Vilner Ghetto diary. Also with readings from the English translation
by the book's translator, Barbara Harshav.
Interview with Szulim Rozenberg
originally aired Weds., 28 August 2002: Dovid Braun talks with
Szulim Rozenberg of the Medem Bibliotek (Paris),
discussing among other things the forthcoming (Oct. '02) publication
his wife's memoir: Girl With
Two Landscapes: The Wartime Diary of Lena Jedwab, 1941 to 1945, an
English translation from the original Yiddish.
Upon receiving the sad news of his death on July 3, 2002
in Munich at age 88, we posted
this interview
with Misha Alexandrovitch Z"L conducted by Hasia Segal for The
Yiddish Voice May 9, 1995, a few days before his arrival in Boston
for a concert at the John Hancock Center, May 15, 1995. The interview
was first aired on The Yiddish Voice in May 1995.
Interview with Michael Wex, author of the book
the Exile, and a leading light of the "International Yiddish
Avant-Garde". Interviewed by Mark David for The Yiddish Hour
(WBRS 100.1 FM/Waltham, MA) in December, 1993. In Yiddish except for
the author reading a book excerpt in English. The interview was aired
on The Yiddish Hour in Spring, 1994.
Interview with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, the
Lubavitcher Rebbe's oral scribe for fourteen years, one of the
foremost authorities on the Rebbe's talks and writings, and author of
the best-selling book Toward A Meaningful Life (and leader of
the Meaningful Life Learning
Center. (This interview was broadcast on The Yiddish Voice on
December 17, 1997, as was announced in the
Mendele mailing list, the Algemeiner Journal, and other web
and print media.)
Fort a yid ken mizrekh eyrope: An Interview with Dovid Braun
concerning his recent travels to Eastern Europe. David/Dovid Braun is
Preceptor in Yiddish at Harvard University. He regularly teaches at
the YIVO Intensive Yiddish Summer Program and taught at the first such
program held in Warsaw, Poland, at the Jewish Historical Institute.
For Rosh Hashone,
5760, here's the Sept. 8 program feature: Miriam Libenson: Lekoved Rosh Hashone 5760.
On the occasion of Rosh Hashone, 5758, we present this
special audio selection from our Sept. 24, 1997, program: Miriam
Libenson, the resident poet on The Yiddish Voice and a frequent
contributor of holiday tributes: Lekoved Rosh
Hashone 5758.
Hear Horav Yosef
Dov Halevy Soloveitchik zts quot;l addressing rabonim with the lecture: quot;The Role of the
Rabbi quot;, recorded on May 15, 1955. This lecture in Yiddish
demonstrates the Rav's khokhme (wisdom), as well his passion,
intensity, and even his sense of humor. As well, this lecture affords
an opportunity to hear the Rav set out the agenda for his students,
followers, and fellow rabonim in the post-Holocaust era. This
recording (2 Hours in duration) is item #5123 in a series of cassettes
called Torah Tapes, available for purchase at nominal cost from
Rabbi Milton Nordlicht. A complete listing
of his is available from his web site:
Note: (New!) Yiddish Shiurim of Rav Soloveitchik have recently
(2006) become available for online listening at
Hear Solomon Small in endearing and humorous
quot;khasene quot; (wedding) songs: quot;Tsu der khupe
vetshere quot; ( quot;To the wedding dinner quot;, Victor
recording 16607 A) and quot;Shmendriks bazetsens quot;
( quot;Shmendrik's bazetsns (traditional seating of the bride) quot;,
Victor recording 16607 B).
Listen as Aaron
Lebedeff sings his comedic ode to the American-Jewish immigrant
experience in quot;vat
ken yu makh?! es iz amerike quot; ( quot;What can you do?! It's
America quot;, Vocalion recording A 67140).
Hanukkah with the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory. This was originally
posted on the Yiddish Voice Internet Audio service on the occasion of
his 3rd yortsayt. It's a recording of the Rebbe addressing his
followers around Hanukkah in the year 1985 (Jewish Year 5746) /
khanike mitn lubavitsher rebe'n. originel hot me dos ufgeshtelt afn
internet in ondenk funem libavitsher reben, horav menakhem mendl
shnirzon, zts quot;l, tsu zayn dritn yortsayt. dos iz a rekordirung
fun zayns a droshe, motsey shabes koydesh zoys khanuke 5746 (fun
khanike tsayt in yor 1985 loytn nishtyidishn luekh). The yortsayt was
7 July 1997. For further information, visit the Chabad-Lubavitch in
Cyberspace web site:
Hear Cantor Yosele Rozenblat: quot;Vliyrushalayim Irkho quot; ( quot;And to Jerusalem Your City quot;, Victor recording 17400 A, in Hebrew).
Other Interesting Internet Yiddish Audio Sites
Steven Lasky's 'Yiddish Radio Hour' with your esteemed hosts Zalmen Celia Zylbercweig, providing a history of the couple's 1950's-1960's-era, Los Angeles-based, daily Yiddish radio show, featuring a continually rotating "new" show from the show's reel-to-reel tape archive.
The National
Yiddish Book Center Multimedia Library has a treasure trove of
recordings, including the newly released and curated audio recordings
from Montreal's Jewish Public Library.
Kol Avrohom: Daf
Ha-Yomi in Yiddish by HaRav Avrohom Karp ZT"L
The Yiddish Radio Project,
David Isay and Henry Sapoznik, Producers, is on the net, and
Features a real audio shmorgasbord of American Jewish/Yiddish radio
from its golden age.
Visit The Daily Sicho ( to hear the
Daily Yiddish Sichos of the Lubavitscher Rebbe.
In 1995 the National Yiddish Book Center and KCRW
89.9FM/Santa Monica, CA, produced Jewish Short Stories
From Eastern Europe and Beyond, which was reviewed
in the New York Times.
read by Sara Blacher-Retter, presented by Di Velt Fun Yidish at Haifa
Recent Programs
Please see the Yiddish Voice Podcast for more recent rundowns and recordings! Podcast:
Apr. 15, 2015: Nathan Kasdan Interview Holocaust
survivor Nathan Kasdan (Nokhem
Kazshdan/ #1504; #1495; #1493; #1501;
#1511; #1488; #1463; #1494; #1513; #1491; #1488; #1463; #1503;)
from the shtetl Glubok (100 mi ENE of Vilna) describes his
Previous Airings:
part 1: 12/25/13, 2/12/14, 4/15/15
part 2: 1/1/13, 2/12/14, 4/15/15
part 3: 1/1/13
[Audio/MP3:] Holocaust survivor Nathan Kasdan from shtetl Glubok describes
his experiences (Parts 1 and 2 of 3)
[Audio/MP3:] Holocaust survivor Nathan Kasdan from shtetl Glubok describes
his experiences (Part 3 of 3)
Aug. 20, 2014: Yiddish Voice 20th Anniversary Live
Show: to celebrate 20 years of the Yiddish Voice we performed
our show live in front of a Yiddish-speaking audience, namely, the
attendees of the
2014 "Yidish-Vokh"
at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD.
[Audio/MP3:] Aug. 20,
2014: Yiddish Voice 20th Anniversary Live Show
Nov. 6, 2013: Chana Mlotek z"l: replay of her
June 6, 2013, interview with the Yiddish Voice, two days after her
passing, Nov. 4, 2013. Gebentsht zol zayn ir ondenk!
[Audio/MP3:] Nov. 6,
2013: Chana Mlotek z"l: replay of her June 6, 2013, interview with
the Yiddish Voice, two days after her passing, Nov. 4, 2013
(Interview-only Excerpt, ~9 MB)
Aug. 28, 2013: Rosh Hashona 2013
[Audio/MP3:] Aug. 28,
2013: Rosh Hashona (Entire Broadcast, ~55 MB)
Aug. 21, 2013: Happy 100th Birthday Hasia Segal!
/ Mazl Tov Tsu Ayer 100tn Geborntog, Khasye Segal! Our
cohost Hasia Segal (a/k/a Chasia, Khasye, Harriet) is turning 100
years old this summer 2013. We wish her a hearty Mazl Tov
and many more productive years biz hundert un tsvantsik!
On our Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, program, the Yiddish Voice
honored Hasia Segal with many salutes from friends and admirers
from far and wide.
[Audio/MP3:] Aug. 21,
2013: Happy Birthday Hasia Segalb (Entire Broadcast, ~55 MB)
June 26, 2013: Excerpts of an interview with Handa
Stark, Holocaust survivor originally from Vynohradiv in
the Carpathians (known in Yiddish as
#1505; #1522; #1500; #1506; #1513; (Seylesh),
and by
many other names in many languages), in which she recounts her
and her family's narrow escape from the mass killings of Jews at
Kamenets-Podolsk in 1941, along with
the Munkacser
Rebbe Boruch Rabinowicz. In the last five minutes or so of the
interview, Handa talks a bit about her recent life in Los Angeles,
especially about the organization she and her late husband led for
many years, Shelters for Israel, a charity organization that
provides housing and shelter for needy citizens of Israel.
[Audio/MP3:] Handa
Stark interview on the Yiddish Voice, aired June 27,
2013b (Interview-only Excerpt, ~5 MB)
June 12, 2013: Interview with Vera Szabo, author of Yiddish-English/English-Yiddish Dictionary Phrasebook (Hippocrene Books, 2012)
[Audio/MP3:] Vera
Szabo interview on the Yiddish Voice aired June 12, 2013b
(Interview-only Excerpt, ~12 MB)
June 5, 2013: A shmues on air, live, with two
the New
York Jewish Week '36 under 36' for
2013: Naftuli
and Reyne
[Audio/MP3:] Naftuli
Ejdelman and Reyne Schaecter talk with the Yiddish Voice
(Interview-only Excerpt, ~12.5 MB)
May 8, 2013: Michael Wex: Campaign to Translate
Joseph Opatoshu's Book In Poylishe Velder Through
[Audio/MP3:] Michael Wex: Opatoshu Translation Campaignb (Interview-only Excerpt, ~14 MB)
For further information on the Internet:
Wex's campaign web page:
About Michael Wex:
May 1, 2013: Dr. Sheva Zucker discusses Ellen
Cassedy's Book "We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust"
[Audio/MP3:] May 1, 2013: Sheva Zucker re Cassedy Bookb (Interview, ~7.3 MB)
Apr. 17, 2013: Boston Marathon Tragedy -
interview with Boston Marathon bombing eye witness, Rabbi Yossi
Zaklos, who was within a block of both bombs, and took part in
helping in the aftermath; also, weekly vort by Rabbi Shmuel
Posner focuses on the Boston Marathon Tragedy. Also, we
replay Itzik Gottesman's interview about the new Yiddish Forward
(online and in print).
[Audio/MP3:] April 17, 2013: Boston Marathon Tragedyb (Entire Broadcast, ~28 MB)
Mar. 20, 2013: Pesach Program! Many Special Participants!
[Audio/MP3:] March
20, 2013: Pesach Program with Many Special Particpants (Entire
Broadcast, ~28 MB)
Janet SteinDovid
BraunYosef LakhmanMyer LoketchAvrohom
MarmorsteinHasia SegalMax KohnSholem
BeinfeldShmuel Posner
Music at end: credits:
Tal (Cantor Josef Rosenblatt, assisted by Cantor Meilech Kaufman)
Ma Nishtano (Boy Alto Soloist: Berel Aneis, accompanied by Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky with Ben Friedman and his choir)
Ho Lachmo Anyo (Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky with Ben Friedman and his choir)
Feb. 20, 2013: Amanda Miryem-Khaye Segal
[Audio/mp3:] Hert Miryem-Khaye Segal's
intervyu afn 'Yidishn Kol' radio-program (20'Feb'2013)
Feb. 6, 2013: Barry Goldstein
[Audio/mp3:] Hert Beyrish Goldshteyns
intervyu afn 'Yidishn Kol' radio-program (6'Feb'2013) vegn zayn iberzetsung fun 'The Hobbit': 'Der Hobit'
Barry Goldstein, Translator: DER HOBIT: ODER AHIN UN VIDER TSURIK (Yiddish Edition)
Dec. 19, 2012: Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner: New Yiddish Dictionary.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available via the following MP3 Link:
Beinfeld/Bochner: New Yiddish Dictionary
It's here! The new Yiddish Dictionary, edited
by Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner! Order now!
See complete details at the new Verterbukh Website!
Nov. 6, 2012: More Hurricane Sandy Interviews: we spoke with Sam (Shmuel) Norich, publisher of the Yiddish and English Forward about Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Forward offices, staff, and newspaper production, and with Shmuli Furman, a representative of the Boro Park Shomrim about their relief efforts for residents of Seagate.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available via the following MP3 Links:
Hurricane Sandy: Shmuel Norich
Hurricane Sandy: Shmulie Furman
Oct. 31, 2012: Hurricane Sandy Interviews: we spoke with Shoshke-Rayzl Juni, Yiddish language activist and enthusiast as well as a resident of Greenwich Village, about living through Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath without power, and with Avrohom Friedman, publisher of Yiddish-language newspaper Di Zeitung, about what happened during Sandy and the current status in the Charedi communities around New York City and about his successful struggle to come out with the newspaper amid post-Sandy difficulties. At the end of the show, we heard a tribute by Iosif Lakhman to his friend and collaborator, the writer Misha Khazin.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available via the following MP3 Links:
Hurricane Sandy: Shoshke Rayzl Juni
Hurricane Sandy: Avrohom Friedman
October 24, 2012: Interview with Marc Caplan, author
of How
Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in
Modernisms. Caplan is a professor of
Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Johns Hopkins
University. He writes a regular column on popular culture for the
journal "Afn Shvel".
Oct. 17, 2012: Jordan Kutzik and Christa Whitney of the National Yiddish Book Center.
Christa Whitney is Director of the Wexler Oral History Project, which is producing a growing archive of recorded oral history interviews. More than 200 interviews have been produced so far with people of all ages and backgrounds with connections to Yiddish language and culture.
Jordan Kutzik, a Yiddish Book Center Fellow, has overseen the digitization of the Jewish Public Library of Montreal's vast and unique collection of audio recordings of books and cultural programs in Yiddish.
The National Yiddish Book Center, based in Amherst, MA, is a non-profit organization that has rescued over one million old Yiddish books, and works on disseminating these books, both physically and digitally, translating them into English and other languages, and presenting related educational programs. For further information, visit their web site:
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available via the following MP3 Links:
Jordan Kutzik
Christa Whitney
October 10, 2012: Professor Gabriel (Gabi) Weinreich:
the son and brother, respectively, of the late Yiddish-language
scholars Max and Uriel Weinreich, he was born in Vilna (then Poland,
now Lithuania) in 1932 and emigrated at the start of the war to the
USA, where he grew up in the rich Yiddish culture atmosphere
surrounding the YIVO Institute, in which his family played a very
central role. He became a physicist, and eventually became a Professor
of Physics at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Rather late in
life he became a Christian and was even ordained as an Episcopal
priest in 1986. He wrote about this process, as well as the rest of
his life story, in his relatively recent autobiography, "Confessions
of a Jewish Priest: From Secular Jewish War Refugee to Physicist and
Episcopal Clergyman". In this third and final segment of the
interview, Weinreich discusses his autobiography, including his
becoming a Christian and its impact on him and others. The entire
interview will be made available for download on the Yiddish Voice web
site ( at a later time.
October 3, 2012: Yiddish Voice Interview: Rosalyn
(Reyzl) Kirkel: In the interview Rosalyn discusses her early life.
As a Jewish child born in Shavl (Siauliai, Lithuania) at the start
of WWII, she survived by being adopted by non-Jews, reuiniting with
her father only after the war. Today, Rosalyn is a lecturer, radio
commentator, and professional story teller in Denver, CO.
Aug. 1, 2012: Amelia Glaser, associate professor
of Russian and comparative literature at the University of
California, San Diego, and director of Russian and Soviet Studies at
UCSD, the author of Jews and Ukrainians (Northwestern
U. Press, 2012), and the translator of Proletpen: America's
Rebel-Yiddish Poets (U. of Wisconsin Press, 2005), which
recently appeared in paperback.
July 4, 2012: interview with Aaron Lansky,
founder and president of the National Yiddish Book Center.
June 27, 2012: Interview with Mikhael (Mishe)
June 20, 2012: Interview with Daniel Ajzen,
founder and head of, whose goal is to collect and
digitalize Jewish music recordings, and also runs WebStation One,
which manages several Yiddish-language-oriented websites.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Entire Broadcast:
to -- Yiddish Voice: June 20, 2012: Interview with Daniel
Ajzenb -- via MP3 (~28 MB).
download, click
May 9, 2012: University of Michigan Yiddish Class and
Prof. Anita Norich. Interview by fellow Yiddish class student
Rebecca David.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Entire Broadcast:
to -- Yiddish Voice: May 9, 2012: Interview of University of
Michigan Yiddish Class and Professor Anita Norich interviewed by
Rebecca David -- via MP3 (~28 MB).
download, click
May 2, 2012: Yom Hashoah Program: Remembering Nazi
Concentration Camp Ebensee with Mark Jacoby and Morris
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Entire Broadcast:
to -- Yiddish Voice: May 2, 2012: Yom Hashoah Program: Remembering Nazi
Concentration Camp Ebensee with Mark Jacoby and Morris
Hollender -- via MP3 (~28 MB).
download, click
Mar. 28, 2012: Sara Ferdman Tauben On Montreal Synagogues
Mar. 21, 2012: (1) In memory of Yacov Kirshner at Shloyshim:
a Hesped jointly by Rev. Myer Loketch and his son Rabbi Dov Loketch;
and (2) Interview with the Yiddish translator and teacher Dr. Anita
(Khane-Faygl) Turtletaub about her new book and CD with original songs
Songs for Children". Dr. Turtletaub lives in Chicago and teaches
Yiddish at Northwestern University. To order or get more info, call
Mame-Loshn Productions: (847) 675-3335.
Feb. 29, 2012: Rev. Myer Loketch: Lekoved Purim;
Morris Hollender Purim Kiddush (from his prewar Carpathian
home, replay from 2011);
Rosalie Gerut: an invitation
to her
concert this Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012; and Libby Pollak:
about "Chassidish Yiddish" on Facebook
and her
own Facebook page: Libby Pollak: Comedian, the forthcoming video
she's producing, and her own Yiddish.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available via the following MP3 Links:
Myer Loketch: Lekoved Purim
Morris Hollender: Purim Kiddush, etc.
Rosalie Gerut: Concert Invitation
Libby Pollak: Chassidish Yiddish, etc.
Jan. 25, 2012: Shloyshim (memorial) program for
of Adrienne (Khane) Cooper Z"L, featuring some of her music
and interviews with several of her longtime friends and
collaborators: Josh Waletzky, Meyshke
Alpert, Michael Wex, and Zalmen Mlotek.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: January 25, 2012: Adrienne
(Khane) Cooper Shloyshim Memorial Program -- via MP3
(~28 MB). To
download, click
Cooper z"l:Adrienne Cooper Performer, Interpreter of
Yiddish Song, 1946 - 2011 (Link: Jewish Women's Archive:
We Remember memorial website)center

Jan. 11, 2012: Interview with Leah and Josef Weiner, a
couple in Berlin, Germany (recorded Chol Hamoed Pesach, 2011).
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: January 11, 2012: Yiddish Voice
Interview with Josef and Leah Weiner in Berlin --
via MP3 (~36 MB). To
download, click
Dec. 14, 2011: Hanukkah Program. Guests Morris
Hollender (sings Haneiros Hololu), Dovid Braun (explains
the spelling "KhANEKE", and the Yiddish and Hebrew words for
Hanukkah Menora), and Chasia Segal (recalls Boston teaching days,
news from West Palm Beach, greetings and opinions).
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Entire Broadcast:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Dec. 14, 2011: Hanukkah Program:
Hollender, Braun, Segal -- via MP3 (~28 MB).
download, click
Aug. 24, 2011: Avrom Nowersztern: interview about Sholem
Aleichem, and about the new film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: August 24, 2011: Yiddish Voice
Interview with Avrom Nowersztern re Sholem Aleichem
Film -- via MP3 (~10 MB). To
download, click
Aug. 10, 2011: Soviet Jewish Culture: Two Major Events:
the blossoming of Jewish Culture at the time of the Russian
Revolution, and the decimation of Jewish Culture culminating in the
12th of August, 1952. Featured presentations:
Iosif Lakhman: dem 12 oygust 1952: On the Soviet
Yiddish writers murdered by Stalin in 1952
Kenneth B. ("Benyomen") Moss, author
of Jewish
Renaissance in the Russian Revolution interviewed
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: August 10, 2011: Yiddish Voice
with guests Iosif Lakhman and Benyomen Moss -- via
MP3 (~20 MB). To
download, click
July 20, 2011: Boro Park/Kletzky Tragedy In response
to the horrific murder of the young Chassidic Jewish boy Leiby
Kletzky in Brooklyn, which took place last week and which has
brought shock and trauma to his community and far beyond.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
Rabbi Shayke Lerner, Director of Chabad of Brookline
to -- Yiddish Voice: July 20, 2011: Yiddish Voice:
Shayke Lerner -- via MP3 (~12 MB). To
download, click
Rabbi Mordechai Gobioff, Director of Client Services
- National, Chai Lifeline
to -- Yiddish Voice: July 20, 2011: Yiddish Voice:
Mordechai Gobioff -- via MP3 (~13 MB). To
download, click
Rukhl Schaechter, writer for
the Yiddish Forward
to -- Yiddish Voice: July 20, 2011: Yiddish Voice:
Rukhl Schaechter -- via MP3 (~15 MB). To
download, click
Jun. 22, 2011: Interview with Naftuli Ejdelman
about his
upcoming Golus
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Jun. 22, 2011: Yiddish Voice: Naftuli Ejedelman -- via
MP3 (~5 MB).
To download,
click here.
Mar. 30, 2011: Interview with Dovid Botwinik
about his life and his musical career and about his new book
"From Holocaust
to Life: New Yiddish Songs"
("Fun Khurbn
Tsum Lebn: Naye Yidishe Lider").
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Mar. 30, 2011: Yiddish Voice: Dovid Botwinik -- via
MP3 (~19 MB).
To download,
click here.
Feb. 9, 2011: Interview with Itzik Gottesman
about the Yiddish music scene. Gottesman is producer of
the Yiddish Song of the
Week blog, associate editor of
the Yiddish Forward, and
editor of
its Yidish-Velt
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Feb. 9, 2011: Yiddish Voice: Itzik Gottesman -- via
MP3 (~40 MB).
To download, click
Oct. 13, 2010: Interview with Fyvush Finkel (who's
in Fyvush Finkel
Live at the Foksbiene for three weeks starting Oct. 17, 2010).
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Oct. 13, 2010: Yiddish Voice: Fyvush Finkel -- via
MP3 (~50 MB).
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Aug 4, 2010: Interview with Zvi Griliches,
President of the "Assistance for Lithuanian Jews" organization.
July 21, 2010: Interview with historian Dovid
Fishman about the recently published book 'Droshes un Ksovim',
which Fishman edited and which contains the writings of Rabbi Joseph
Apr. 21, 2010: Interview with Leon Gildin, author
of The Polski Affair.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:Listen to -- Yiddish Voice: Apr. 21, 2010: Leon Gildin book: The Polski Affair -- via MP3 (~11 MB).
To download, click here.
Apr. 7, 2010: Program for Yom Hashoah: Interview
with Eva Fogelman, a child of survivors and a practicing
psychologist in New York who was the writer and coproducer of the 1984
documentary Breaking the Silence: The Generation after the
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Apr. 7, 2010: Eva Fogelman -- via
MP3 (~9 MB).
To download, click
Mar. 3, 2010: Program in memory of Avrom Sutzkever, the great poet and writer, who died Jan. 20, 2010.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Mar. 3, 2010: Yiddish Voice: In Memory of Avrom Sutzkever -- via
MP3 (~26 MB).
To download, click
Note: An extended version of Nowersztern's interview will be available here soon. Check back please. -YV, Mar. 4, 2010
Feb. 3, 2010: Bob and Molly Freedman, founders of the Robert and Molly Freedman Archive of Jewish Music at the University of Pennsylvania Library, interviewed
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Feb. 3, 2010: Yiddish Voice: Bob and Molly Freedman -- via
MP3 (~10.5 MB).
To download, click
Dec. 16, 2009: Myer Loketch: Lekoved
Khanike (rebroadcast; recorded and first aired in 2006)
Dec. 9, 2009: Miriam Libenson (z"l): Lekoved
Khanike (rebroadcast; recorded and first aired in 1995)
Dec. 2, 2009: Dobe-Leye Caplan, producer and
codirector of Shulamis at
Harvard, interviewed.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Dec. 2, 2009: Yiddish Voice: Dobe-Leye Caplan -- via
MP3 (~4.5 MB).
To download, click
Nov. 11, 2009: Professor Zvi Gitelman interviewed.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Nov. 11, 2009: Yiddish Voice: Professor Zvi Gitelman -- via
MP3 (~14 MB).
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Oct. 21, 2009: interview with Serious Man Yiddish actors
Allen Lewis Rickman and Yelena Shmulenson.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Broadcast Excerpt:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Oct. 21, 2009: Yiddish Voice: Yelena
Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman from Serious Man -- via
MP3 (~15 MB).
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September 23, 2009: Rabbi Simon Jacobson continues as the featured Yomim Noroim guest.
September 16, 2009: Rabbi Simon Jacobson is our featured Yomim Noroim guest.
Aug. 12, 2009: interview with Gennady Estraikh about his latest book, Yiddish and the Cold War.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Broadcast Excerpt:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Aug. 12, 2009: Yiddish Voice: Gennady Estraikh -- via
MP3 (~15 MB).
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July 22, 2009: Program in Memory of
Mordkhe Bauman, writer for the Algemeiner Journal,
native of Poland, survivor of concentration camps, recent resident of
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Broadcast Excerpt:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Jul. 22, 2009: Yiddish Voice: Mordkhe
Bauman Ondenk Program -- via MP3 (~15 MB).
To download, click
Mordkhe Bauman - excerpt: reading from his 2005 article in memory of Gershon Jacobson
Dovid Braun - reading his translation of Ruth Bauman's article in memory of her father Mordkhe Bauman
Grunia Kohn (friend, Yiddish Poet born in Grodne, now living in Montreal) - reading her article in memory of Mordkhe Bauman
Yosef-Yitzchok Jacobson, publisher/editor, Algemeiner Journal, interviewed by Mark David
July 8, 2009: Asya Vaisman, Yiddish singer and
songwriter as well as a PhD student at Harvard whose dissertation is
on the Yiddish songs of Hasidic women.
May 20, 2009: Meena-Lifshe Viswanath, Yugntruf
Apr. 29, 2009: Israel Independence Day (Yom Haatsmaut):
Anna Kolodner, Executive Director of The David Project, and
Yitzchok Luden, Editor of Lebns-Fragn (Israeli
Apr. 22, 2009: Yom HaShoah: Guest Aaron Bell (Bielski) of
the Bielski Partisans (new interview; see also Jan. 14, 2009)
Apr. 22, 2009: Yom HaShoah: Guest Anna Monka of the
Bielski Partisans (repeat, with previously unbroadcast portions, of
earlier interview; see Jan. 14, 2009)
Mar. 25, 2009: Singer Theresa Tova; Iosif Lakhman: "MAYN
Feb. 11, 2009: We remember Pesach Fiszman, beloved
Yiddish teacher to literally thousands of students over many decades,
who died January 16, 2009, at age 80. Miriam
Hoffman spoke with host Mark David about her friend of forty
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Broadcast Excerpt:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Feb. 11, 2009: Yiddish Voice Interview:
Miriam Hoffman: Pesach Fiszman z"l --
via MP3 (~12 MB).
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Feb 4, 2009: Interview with Mike Burstyn. Mike
talks about his one-man-play
a new play about Meyer Lansky the Law of Return, opening
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at the St. Luke's Theatre.
Related links: IBA (Israel Broadcast Authority) Television: Meyer Lansky Interview 1971 Meyer Lansky returns to the U.S. (1972)
Jan. 14, 2009: The Bielski Brigade and Defiance (Movie). Opening
this week, the Hollywood blockbuster film Defiance, starring
Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, tells the story of the "Bielski
Brigade", a partisan group in Belarus.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Broadcast Excerpt:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Jan. 14, 2009: Yiddish Voice Interviews:
Bielsky Partisans: Sonya Oshman, Aaron Bell, and Anne Monka --
via MP3 (~29 MB).
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Dec. 31, 2008: Shloyshim (memorial) program in memory of
Gertrude Brand.
Dec. 3, 2008: Mumbai Tragedy (MUMBAY TRAGEDYE)
During the past week, the Jewish world has been shocked by the events
in Mumbai (Bombay), India, during which terrorists attacked the Mumbai
Chabad Center and murdered five Jews inside, including the rabbi and
his wife. Tonight's broadcast includes interviews with the following
special guests: (Note: all interviews are in Yiddish.)
Meylekh Viswanath, was Urdu interpreter for Chabad and spoke with one of the terrorists during the first two days of the attack (Nov. 26/27)
Rabbi YY Jacobson, Editor, Algemeiner Journal, whose current issue contains extensive coverage of the Mumbai tragedy
Martin Rapaport, Chairman CEO, The Rapaport Group, friend of the murdered couple who ran the Mumbai Chabad Center, at which he was guest on several occasions
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Entire Broadcast:
to -- Yiddish Voice: Dec 3, 2008: Mumbai Tragedy -- via
MP3 (~29 MB).
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Oct. 29, 2008: Elie Wiesel at 80: Coverage of the just
concluded 3-day conference at Boston University,
A Celebration of Elie Wiesel in Honor of his 80th Birthday.
Commentary and observations by hosts Iosif Lakhman, Misha Khazin, and
Mark David, with contributions by the following invited Conference
speakers: Rabbi Joseph Polak (BU Hillel); Rabbi Professor
Dovid Weiss Halivni (world-acclaimed Talmudic scholar and
childhood friend of Wiesel's); and the Hon. Irwin Cotler
(Canadian M.P. and renowned international human rights lawyer)
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Entire Broadcast:
to -- Yiddish Voice: October 29, 2008: BU Conference for Elie
Wiesel's 80th Birthday -- via MP3 (~27 MB).
To download, click
Jun. 18, 2008: interview with Motl Gordon.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Entire Broadcast:
Listen to
-- Yiddish Voice: June 18, 2008: including an interview with
Motl Gordon -- via MP3 (~22 MB).
To download, click here.
Mar. 19, 2008: Purim program: highlights: World-premier
broadcast of the reading of Betty Misheiker's long-form poem
'Der Feter Reb Zundl' by Reyzl Kirkel; greetings by
Hasia Segal and Iosif Lakhman, and the telling of a joke
lekoved purim by Yutsi Benes.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Clip Available: Listen
to -- Yiddish Voice: Mar. 19, 2008: Purim: Misheiker's 'Zundl',
etc. -- via MP3 (~22 MB).
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Mar. 12, 2008: Rev. Myer Loketch of Young Israel and Rav
Shayke Lerner of Chabad Center of Brookline present a Purim
Program as special guests.
Mar. 5, 2008: Shloyshim Program In Ondenk fun
Gita Werchol Our "Shloyshim" (Memorial) program in memory
of Gita
Werchol, who passed away on January 28, 2008.
On the program the following guests shared rememberances of Gita:
Hasia Segal, friend and cohostJake Schlitt, fellow writers
group memberHarry Tilinger, son-in-lawDovid Braun, friend
In addition, recordings of Gita were heard, one from a
speech at Yidish Vokh 2003, and one from an interview by Rebecca
David, who'd done the interview in 2005 as a grade school student for
a class project on European Jewish History, and in which Gita talks
about her life before the war as a young student.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Clip Available: Listen
to -- Yiddish Voice: For Gita Werchol -- via
MP3 (~27 MB).
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Feb. 6, 2008: Misha Khazin, interviewed by Iosif
Lakhman, concerning his new book (in Russian) with essays and
reminiscenses about Jewish life in Moldova.
Oct. 10, 2007: In Ondenk fun
Zelde-Leye Manuel (Dovid Braun's Muter) Our "Shloyshim"
(Memorial) program in memory of Zelde-Leye Manuel (English name:
Shirley), who passed away on August 31, 2007, was presented.
Zelde-Leye was the mother of our friend and collaborator, and
world-renowned authority on Yiddish, Dovid Braun. She herself was a
well-known and beloved fixture on the Yiddish cultural scene around
New York, in which she actively and enthusiastically took part during
the past several decades.
On the program the following guests shared rememberances of Zelde-Leye
and words of condolence for Dovid: Hasia SegalGita
WercholIosif LakhmanLillian LeavittHelen GritzGella
Schweid-FishmanBeyle Schaechter-Gottesman
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Clip Available: Listen
to the main segment -- Yiddish Voice: For Zelde-Leye Manuel -- via
MP3 (~18 MB).
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5 Sep. 2007 - Rosh Hashone Program, with greetings from
Hasia Segal
Leye Leavitt
Sholem Beinfeld
Elke Kellman
Iosif Lakhman
Yisroel Arbeiter
Sheva Zucker
Travel (Shimshon Erenfeld)
The Butcherie (Max
Israel Book Shop
(Eli Dovek)
Jewish Community Fund (Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater
and, from our archive: a 1997 interview with (Boston) North Shore Baal
Tefilla Avrom Cohen and a 1997 interview the late, great
Yiddish linguist Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter (a"h) regarding
Yidish far di Yomim Noroim.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Clip Available: Listen
to the main segment -- Yiddish Voice: Rosh Hashone 5768 -- via
MP3 (~18 MB).
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29 Aug. 2007 - Interview with Rivka Basman, by Hasia Segal
8 Aug. 2007 - a segment in memory of Percy (Peretz)
Brand, late great concert violinist, performed in Libau, Latvia
before the war, then survived concentration camps and performed on
German radio and in German DP camps after the war, then in Boston, MA,
on radio and in concerts for decades after the war.
Aug. 8, 2007 - in memory of Khazn Shimen Kandler,
our dear late friend and frequent contributer to The Yiddish
Voice for years during the mid to late 1990's, for his sixth
yortsayt. Presented by Hasia Segal.
28 March 2007: Rev. Myer Loketch (Young Israel,
Brookline), et al: Lekoved Shvues - Shvues (Shavuot) Program.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Clip Available: Listen
to the main segment -- Loketch: Lekoved Shvues -- via
MP3 (~10 MB).
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2 May 2007: Iosif Lakhman: - Lekoved dem 130stn
geburtstog fun Mordkhe Gebirtig (a program for the 130th
birthday of Yiddish poet/songwriter Mordechai Gebirtig)
18 April 2007: Norman Berman, Linda Gritz,
Ellie Kellman, and Ruby Poltorak talk about and preview
their upcoming performance for the Workmen's Circle
commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in music, poetry, and
narration. [Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
to the main segment (WC performers) via MP3 (~10 MB).
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28 March 2007: Rev. Myer Loketch (Young Israel,
Brookline), et al: Lekoved Pesach - Passover program.
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available: Listen
to the show MP3 format (~26 MB).
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Rev. Myer Loketch of Young Israel in Brookline will discuss
Passover, in Yiddish, as a special guest of Boston's weekly
Yiddish-language radio show The Yiddish Voice, WUNR 1600 AM
(Brookline/Boston), on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 7:30 - 8:30
p.m. Info: (617) 730-8484,,
21 March 2007: Shloyshim Program for Dr. Mordkhe
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
Program in memory of Mordkhe Schaechter
to the show MP3 format (~25 MB).
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The Yiddish Voice:
Program in Memory of Mordkhe Schaechter Z"L
WUNR 1600 AM/Boston - Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 7:30 to 8:30 PM
The Boston Yiddish-language radio show The Yiddish Voice will present
a program in memory of Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter, following Shloyshim,
thirty days of mourning, on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at 7:30 PM on
WUNR 1600 AM radio in Boston, and also livestreamed on the web at Mordkhe Schaechter, who passed away on February 15
at age 79, was widely considered the leading Yiddish language expert
of his day, and promoted use and knowledge of Yiddish over decades as
a writer, educator, editor, publisher, and leading participant in
various organizations, projects, and publications devoted to Yiddish.
The show will feature an introduction by Yiddish expert Dovid Braun
and his interviews with Itzik Gottesman, Associate Editor of the
Yiddish Forward and Schaechter's nephew; Joshua (Shikl) Fishman,
renowned sociolinguist and long-time friend, colleague, and
collaborator of Schaechter's; and Meinhard Mayer, Professor Emeritus
of Physics and Mathematics at UC Irvine and friend of Schaechter's
from their school days in Czernowitz. Excerpts of past interviews
with Schaechter on The Yiddish Voice will be heard, and regular
cohosts Meyer Dovid and Hasia Segal will also participate.
The Yiddish Voice ("Dos Yidishe Kol" in Yiddish) is a weekly Yiddish
language radio show broadcast on WUNR 1600 AM, Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30
PM. For further information, visit the web site:,
email, or call 1-617-730-8484.
7 March 2007 and 14 March 2007: Michael Wex, author
of Born to Kvetch, interviewed by Iosif Lakhman.
13 December 2006 and 20 December 2006: Rev. Myer
Loketch of Young Israel in Brookline discusses Hanukkah, including
selected aspects of its Halachos and Minhogim, and shares
reminiscences of Hanukkah in his youth in Eastern Europe.
25 October 2006 - Yiddish Voice: Elvira
David Shloyshim-Memorial Program On WUNR 1600 AM,
Weds., Oct. 25 Nov. 1, at 7:30 PM
[Audio/MP3:] Audio Available:
First Program (Oct. 25, 2006)
Download entire main program segment in MP3 format. [approx 40 min.]
(23 MB)
Second Program (Nov. 1, 2006)
Download entire main program segment in MP3 format. [approx 30 min.]
The Yiddish Voice, Boston's weekly Yiddish-language radio show,
mourns the passing of Elvira David, who died on September 14, 2006,
at age 75. Elvira David, the mother of the show's host and producer
Mark David, was born in Jasina, Czechoslovakia, on September 22,
1930, and moved to Chust, Hungary, in 1940. Her family was deported
to Auschwitz by the Germans in 1944, and she and one sister were the
only survivors among their immediate family. A few years after the
war, she and her sister were taken in by relatives in New York. She
finished high school, then attended Hood College, earning a degree
in Chemistry, and eventually settled in Chicago, where she met her
husband Fred David. From the 1950's through the 1980's, the couple
raised a family and ran a business. In the late 1980's, they moved
to Los Angeles, where she died on September 14, 2006, after an
extraordinarily long bout with Shy-Drager Syndrome, a neurological
illness similar to Parkinson's Disease.
A Shloyshim Memorial Program for Elvira David will be broadcast on
The Yiddish Voice, in two parts on successive Wednesdays, October 25
and November 1, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., on WUNR 1600 AM/Brookline
(Boston), MA, and live streamed on the web at, with the expected participation of some
members of her family, including her son Mark David and sister Hedy
Reisman, as well several of the show's regular contributors,
including Dovid Braun, Iosif Lakhman, Hasia Segal, and Rev. Myer
Loketch of Young Israel of Brookline, who will give a Dvar Torah.
For further information, visit the radio show's web site,, or call: 1-617-730-8484.
11 October 2006Iosif Lakhman: In ondenk fun
Osher Shvartsman tsu zayn geboyren togRev. Myer Loketch of Young
Israel Congregation in Brookline, MA: Lekoved Sukes
23 August 2006: interview with Simcha Simchovitch,
Toronto-based Yiddish writer, poet, essayist, journalist, librarian,
and curator, discussing his life and work.
16 August 2006: Iosif Lakhman presents historical
background on the Yiddish writers executed on orders from Stalin on
August 12, 1952, with selected readings from their work.
9 August 2006: in memory of the Yiddish writers executed
on orders from Stalin on August 12, 1952, the Toronto-based Yiddish
writer Simcha Simchovitch reads an historic protest letter he
wrote and that was printed in the French Yiddish press in 1949.
19 July 2006: Israel-Lebanon war coverage:
Yitzkhok Luden, the Yiddish Forward's well-known
correspondent in Israel and the editor of Lebns Fragen, talks
about the current conflict in Israel
Khane Kolodner, educational director of the David Project, speaking about the
organization and current conflict in Israel
12 July 2006: Gil Kremer, a musician Israel
originally from the former Soviet Union, is interviewed by phone by
Iosif Lakhman, and we hear selections from his recently released CD.
21 June 2006: Zalmen Srebro Z"L, former Chairman
of the Yiddish Culture Club of Boston, passed away on May 19, 2006.
The Yiddish Voice presented a Shloyshim (Memorial)
program for Zalmen Srebro z"l on the June 21, 2006, broadcast.
Thanks to the following participants: Iosif
LakhmanHasia SegalDovid BraunNora BogotMark
MursteinLillian Shporer Leavitt.
[Audio/MP3:] Listen
to the engineer's recording of the show (recorded from the
"engineer's console"), in MP3 format (12 MB).
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Thanks to the following sponsors of this special program in
memory of Zalmen Srebro:
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The Butcherie,
Boston's kosher supermarket, at 428 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
02446, Tel 617-731-9888 Fax 617-730-5577
Israel Book
Shop, Boston's premier Jewish book store, at 410 Harvard
St., Brookline, MA 02446, Tel. (617) 566-7113 or 1-800-323-7723
Workmen's Circle, the address for Yiddish in Boston,
at 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445
Links: Boston
Globe Brief Obituary (May 20, 2006) --- Boston
Globe Featured Obituary (June 4, 2006, registration may be
14 June 2006: Rabbi Y. Y. Jacobson, editor of the
Algemeiner Journal, in an interview on various topics,
including the 12th yortsayt of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the subject of
his upcoming invited speech at Young Israel of Brookline.
24 May 2006: Hasia Segal: a report from Kings
Point: musings about the winter Yiddish-cultural scene in South
Florida, including interviews with some of the locals.
4 May 2006: Rabbi Moshe Waldoks of Temple Beth Zion
in Brookline, MA, who is this year's chairman for this year's Holocaust
Remembrance Day, May 14, 2006, 2:00 p.m. at Faneuil Hall in
Boston, talks about plans for the event and its importance for the
26 April 2006: Yom Hashoah memorial program; interview
with Harvard Yiddish-studies graduate student Asye Vaisman
12 April 2006 and 19 April 2006: Rev. Myer Loketch of
Young Israel Congregation in Brookline, MA, continues his talk on
Pesach Halochos, Minhogim, and reminiscences of Pesach in the pre-WWII
Poland of his childhood. Also, Hasia Segal sends her Pesach
greetings, and shares reminiscences Pesach in the pre-WWII Lithuania
of her youth. We also hear greetings and announcements for the
Holiday from various sponsors and friends of Dos Yidishe Kol.
And the musical background is Pesach music.We closed our April 19
program with a short segment relating to Yom Hashoah, announcing
various upcoming community memorial observances, and with the late
beloved Khazn Shimen Kandler's beautiful recording (1994) of
Sutzkever's Unter Dayne Vayse Shtern, accompanied by Norma
Levine on the piano. (Yom Hashoah/Holocaust memorial programming
continues on the next program, April 26, 2006.)
29 March 2006: Rev. Myer Loketch of Young Israel
Congregation in Brookline, MA, discusses selected aspects of the
Halachos of Pesach and Pesach Minhogim, and also shares reminiscences
of Pesach in the pre-WWII Poland of his youth, in a series of
special-guest segments for Passover 2006 on Dos Yidishe Kol.
8 March 2006: for Purim: discussion of and examples of
Jewish humor by Hasia Segal, with jokes contributed by
Sholom Beinfeld, Iosif Lakhman, and others.
11 January 2006: Yekhiel Shraybman Z"L: The
Yiddish Voice mourns the passing of the Bessarabian Yiddish writer
Yekhiel Shraybman (Ikhil Shraibman), who died on Dec. 9, 2005,
in Kishinev (Chisinau, Moldova), at age 93. Shraybman was practically
the last active member of the prewar generation of Soviet Yiddish
writers still living in the former Soviet Union.
Just weeks before his passing, Shraybman was interviewed by
Misha Khazin, a friend, colleague, and former coresident of Kishinev,
and Iosif Lakhman for The Yiddish Voice by phone. The
interview, which was broadcast on November 24, 2005, included a
reading of two of his most recently composed prose miniatures.
Shraybman said one of the miniatures was recently submitted for
publication in _Afn Shvel_, the Yiddish periodical on whose editorial
board he served for many years, while the other was from a forthcoming
book of new "minyaturn" he had just completed
Shloyshim Memorial Program - Weds., Jan. 11, 2006
A Shloyshim/Memorial Program for Yekhiel Shraybman was
broadcast on The Yiddish Voice, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at 7:30
p.m., on WUNR 1600 AM/Brookline (Boston), MA, and live streamed on the
web at,
with the participation of:
Iosif Lakhman (Yiddish Voice cohost; writer,
Yiddish Forward);Misha Khazin (writer/journalist in
Boston, formerly of Kishinev);Sheva Zucker (Executive
Director of the League for Yiddish; Editor,
Afn Shvel),Boris Sandler (Editor, Yiddish
24 November 2005 -- Yekhiel Shraybman, the renowned Yiddish
writer from Keshenev, Moldova, reads two recently written short essays
("miniaturn"), and he and his wife Marina chat with Iosif
Lakhman and
Misha Khazin.
26 October 2005 -- interview with Sheva Zucker, new
executive director of the League for Yiddish, about the organization
and the latest issue of its publication Afn Shvel
7 September 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina - interviews - with former
New Orleans resident, and now refugee, Shep Zitler - and with
assistance provider Rabbi Betzalel Marinovsky of Chabad of Houston.
10 August 2005 -- Iosif Lakhman and Misha Khazin: In Ondenk fun di
Umgekumene in Ratn Farband dem 12tn Oygust 1952
3 August 2005 --Tsvi Menshel, head of the Survivors of
Khust (Chust) and Vicinity (in Israel), interviewed by Mark David
about Khust, his home town, the fate of its Jews, and efforts to
help survivors and preserve memory. Khust is now part of Ukraine
but has in past times been part of Austro-Hungary, Czechoslovakia,
and, during WWII, Hungary. Jews had lived productively in Khust for
hundreds of years. In the spring of 1944, the Jews of Khust were
forced into ghettos, and soon thereafter forcibly placed on
deportation trains bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau on May 24, May 26,
June 2, and June 6 of 1944. Upon their arrival, most were killed by
the German Nazis. The rest were taken as slave laborers and were
beaten and starved. Very few of them survived.
Post Z"L: Leah Carrey, known as Leahke Post in her role as
cohost of Ben Gailing's (Boston Yiddish) radio show for many years,
has died. The Yiddish Voice had numerous personal ties to Leahke and
her family, and we were fortunate to present her on the air through
two interviews in the early 1990's. Our sympathies to Leahke's son
Henry Carrey.
Leah Post Carrey Z"L --
Shloyshim Memorial Program - July 20, 2005A
shloyshim program in memory or Leah Post Carrey will be
broadcast on July 20, 2005, on The Yiddish Voice (DOS
YIDISHE KOL), on WUNR 1600 AM, Boston/Brookline, at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring excerpts of interviews of Leahke, and reminscences byHasia Segal, friend and cohost of
The Yiddish VoiceGladys Heitin, long-time friend and
veteran Boston Workmen's Circle member and leaderHenry
Carrey, sonMascha Benya-Matz, master interpreter of
Yiddish art- and folk songs and long-time friend
Special thanks to Leah's son Henry Carrey for making
available for this broadcast certain rare archival musical
recordings of Leahke Post
Thanks to the following sponsors of this special program:
The Workmen's
Circle - Boston District 1762 Beacon Street Brookline,
MA 02445 phone: 617-566-6281
BLER Travel,
420 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446, Tel. 617-738-0500 or
Items of Related Interest:Obituary details from The Boston
Leah (Post) Carrey:
On June 16, 2005, in NYC, formerly of Boston. Beloved wife of the late
Abraham Carrey. Mother of Henry of NYC the late David. Funeral
Services in NY. Burial on Sunday, June 19, 11:15 a.m. Sharon Memorial
Park, Sharon, MA. Shiva Sunday, Monday Tuesday at the home of Gladys
Heitin. Donations in her memory to Workmen's Circle Chorus of Boston,
Nat'l. Yiddish Book Ctr., Amherst, MA 01002 Published in the Boston
Globe on 6/17/2005.
IMDB Entry for Leah
Carrey, crediting her for playing the role of Grandma in Woody
Allen's 1987 film Radio Days
Leah Post Carrey with Seth Green and Joy Newman,
fellow members of the cast of
Radio Days, in 1987
Leah Post Carrey, at about age 50, from her 1960's publicity
July 13, 2005 -- Shloyshim memorial program for Lillian Lux
Z"L -- featuring recordings with Lux and other members of her
famed "4 Bursteins" acting family, excerpts of our exclusive 2001
in-studio interview with Lux, and interviews with:Fyvush
Finkel (emmy-winning actor and long-time friend)Gedaliah
Breier (Yiddish Theatrical Alliance president and long-time
friend)Moishe Rosenfeld (Yiddish theatre impresario and
long-time friend) Mina Bern (Yiddish theatre star and
long-time friend)Mike Burstyn (Yiddish/Israeli/American
theatre/film/television actor; singer; son of Lillian Lux and
Pesachke Burstein)
July 6, 2005 -- Shloyshim memorial program for Gershon
Jacobson Z"L -- In addition to excerpts of previous interviews
with Jacobson, the show featured interviews with: Rabbi
Yosef-Yitzchok Jacobson (son, writer for the Algemeiner
Journal) Mordkhe Bauman (writer for the Algemeiner
Journal) Moshe Loyev (writer for the Algemeiner
May 18, 2005 -- Mina Bern, in an inteview with
Dovid Braun, discusses her life in the Yiddish Theater, and
upcoming one-woman show A Life on the Stage, at the
Folksbiene on Sunday May 22nd, 2:00 PM
April 27, 2005 -- Guest in studio: Hans Breuer, Yiddish
folksinger from Austria and subject of a new book (see next listing)
- interview and music from his forthcoming CD
Apr. 13, 2005 Interview with singer/actress Genia
Fajerman, from Israel, about her career and her upcoming concert
tour of the US, which will bring her to Boston on April 24, 2005;
and an interview with former Publisher's Weekly publisher
Fred Ciporen regarding Shlemiel
Crooks, the recently published children's book for Passover.
Mar. 23, 2005 (erev-erev Purim): Lekoved
Purim: our first annual
Yiddish Humor night - DO JOKES SOUND BETTER IN
YIDDISH? Find out ... with special guests:Hasia
Segal (co-host of The Yiddish Voice, presenter on A Taste
of Passover and A Taste of Chanukah)Moshe
Waldoks (co-author of The Big Book of Jewish Humor, Rabbi
of Temple Beth Zion)Martin Davidson (producer of
Rechnitzer Rejects)and others....
Feb. 2, 2005 -- Izzy Arbeiter, President of the American
Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston, in an
Interview by Iosif Lakhman
Dec. 15, 2004 - Yuri Vedenyapin, interviewed by Hasia
Segal and Iosif Lakhman.
Nov. 17, 2004 - Shloyshim Memorial Program for Miriam
Libenson Z"L, with the participation of Hasia Segal, Dovid
Braun, Shimen Simons, and others who know her well. Yiddish
Voice 11-17-04 Broadcast in Memory of Miriam Libenson
Borukh Dayen Emes....
Libenson Z"L
17 November 2004: Yiddish
Voice 11-17-04 Broadcast in Memory of Miriam Libenson: On
our Wednesday, Nov. 17. 2004 broadcast, we honored the memory of
Miriam Libenson with a special program.
Thanks to the following sponsors of this special program:
Congregation Mishkan Tefila
Dr. Michael Menitoff, Rabbi
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dr. David Gordis
Hebrew College
Newton, MA
Marcia Katz-Slotnick
Campain Director
Hebrew SeniorLife (formerly Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged)
Roslindale, MA
Earlier announcement:
17 October 2004: We've just received the sad news that our
friend and long-time contributor to
The Yiddish Voice Miriam
Libenson has passed away. She was just over ninety years old. She
lived her last years in Israel, which she always called "home".
Miriam Libenson was our radio program's resident poet as well as our
main commentator on religious and Jewish-holiday matters. Our
collection of her recordings are one of the crowns of our show's
archives and are played regularly to this day. They were filled with
Jewish knowledge, highlighted by memories of her youth in her shtetl
Aniksht (Lithuania), and usually accompanied by her own original
Yiddish poetry -- she'd written poetry her whole life. She will be
greatly missed by all our volunteers and listeners. Most
significantly, she was a lifelong friend of our cohost Hasia Segal.
Our deepest sympathy to her sons Michael and Eli, and all her family.
Further information and details will posted soon. We will present a
shloyshim memorial program on Wednesday,
November 17, 2004 on The Yiddish Voice (WUNR 1600 AM) at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 10, 2004 - Dovid Katz - interview about his new
book, Words on Fire: The
Unfinished Story of Yiddish
29 Sept. 2004 - Aaron Lansky is our guest. He's just
come out with a new book, Outwitting
History: The Amazing Adventure of a Man Who Rescued a Million
Yiddish Books.
22 Sept. 2004 - A Gmar Khsime Toyve! Lekoved Yom
Kiper. featuring Rav Chaim Ciment's (of the Lubavitz
Yeshiva, Brookline)
15 Sept. 2004 - A gut yor! Lekoved Roshashone/yomkiper -
Greetings and wishes for the new year, featuring Rav
A. B. Shurin
8 Sept. 2004 - A gut yor! Lekoved Roshashone/yomkiper -
Miriam Libenson's 1996 talk about Roshashone is featured.
Weds., 25 Aug. 2004 Iosif Lakhman interviews poet and Indiana
University Yiddish language and literature professor
Dov-Ber Kerler
August 11 2004: Iosif Lakhman: 12 August 1952: In memory
of the Murdered Yiddish Writers.Weds., 18 Aug. 2004 Cohost Iosif
Lakhman interviews Vladimir Yedidovitch, founder of the
Russian Forward.
August 4, 2004: Iosif Lakhman interviews Misha
Khazin on Besarabian Yiddish writers
July 7, 2004: Raphael Goldwasser interviewed about his
Yiddish cultural, especially theater, activities in Alsace (France).
June 30, 2004: Heather Valencia interviewed about her
recently published translation of the London Yiddish Theatre
sensation (circa WWII) The King of Lampedusa (DER KEYNIK FUN LAMPEDUSE)
June 23, 2004: Avrom Nowersztern, interviewed by Hasia Segal
June 16, 2004: In memory of Rabbi David
Neiman Z"L -- Cohost Hasia Segal offers words in memory of the
well-known Rabbi and scholar who died in Feb., 2004, in Los Angeles.
With a rebroadcast her 1991 interview with Rabbi Neiman. Sponsored by
Temple Beth Zion, Brookline,
19 May 2004 - interview with Yiddish impresario Moishe
Rosenfeld, producer of the gala Neil
Sedaka/Klezmatics Gala Concert in Carnegie Hall, June 3, 2004,
to benefit the Folksbiene
Yiddish Theatre
May 5, 2004 Interview with Haike Beruriah Wiegand,
Yiddish scholar from Kings College, London; and Interview (Part 2)
with Yitskhok Niborski and Sholem Rozenberg
April 28, 2004 Interview (Part 1) with Yitskhok Niborski
(Director, Medem Library, Paris, and author of Yiddish
dictionaries), with Sholem Rozenberg, also of the Medem
February 18, 2004 Interview with Lilke Meisner, Yiddish
writer, and the leader of the Yiddish Culture Club of Los Angeles.
Nov. 5, 2003: shloyshim memorial program for
Gershon Winer, who died Erev Yom Kippur in Israel. Participants: Dov
Noy (Hebrew University), Sheva Zucker (Duke University), Seymour Kass
(UMass Boston). Excerpt from an interview with Winer previously
conducted by Hasia Segal for The Yiddish Voice. Presenter is Hasia
Segal. / a shloyshim program in ondenk fun gershon vayner z"l, vos iz
nifter gevorn erev yom kiper in yisroel. es bateylikn zikh: Dov Noy
(Hebrew University), Sheva Zucker (Duke University), Shimen Kass
(UMass Boston). Me hert oykh an oystsug fun an intervyu gemakht
gevorn fun Hasia Segal far der program "dos yiddishe kol".
September 3, 2003: Interview with Zachary Sholem
Berger, publisher and translator of the new Yiddish 'The Cat in the Hat'
(Di Kats Der Payats).
July 30, 2003: Interview with Shmuel Bak. Bak began his
artistic career as a "vunderkind" of the Vilna Ghetto, attracting the
support and admiration of such cultural luminaries as Avrom Sutzkever,
Shmerke Kaczerginski, and Herman Kruk. Since surviving those perilous
years, he's become a world renowned painter who has had over 200 solo
exhibitions throughout the world.
27 November 2002: interview with Theodore Bikel, legendary
singer, actor, and social activist, whose autobiography
has recently been reissued in paperback.
20 November 2002: Seymour Rexite z"l shloyshim
memorial program, with guest interviews (with Henry
Sapoznik, Caraid O'Brien, and others), and recordings in
memory of the late, great Yiddish actor, singer, and radio
13 November 2002: interview with Benjamin Harshav, Yale
University, editor of The Last Days of the
Jerusalem of Lithuania, the new translation of Herman Kruk's
Vilner Ghetto diary. Also with readings from the English translation
by the book's translator, Barbara Harshav. Reading
(English/Yiddish) and Interview (Yiddish)
23 Oct. 2002: from the archives, a 1995 interview with
Hoffman (Forverts writer, playright, theater director,
educator), who talks about the contemporary Yiddish theater scene.
28 August 2002: Dovid Braun talks with Szulim
Rozenberg of the Medem
Bibliotek (Paris), discussing among other things the forthcoming
(Oct. '02) publication his wife's memoir: Girl With
Two Landscapes: The Wartime Diary of Lena Jedwab, 1941 to 1945, an
English translation from the original Yiddish. Interview with Szulim Rozenberg
31 July 2002: The Yiddish Voice rebroadcast the May 1995
interview with Misha Alexandrovich for the shloyshim (30 days)
since his passing. Alexandrovich was one of the greatest cantors of
the 20th century. He died at age 87 on July 3, 2002, in Munich,
Germany.Interview with Alexandrovich, by
Hasia Segal
20 February 2002: Josh Waletzky, discussing his
new Yiddish music CD Crossing the Shadows/Ariber Di Shotns
13 February 2002 Interview with Mendy Cahan, director of the Vilne Yiddish Program
7 November 2001 Music of the Burstein family, and a live,
in-studio interview with Lillian Lux, matriarch of the
family. Also: Hasia Segal: introducing the new Yiddish literary
journal from Israel: Toppelpunkt
31 October 2001 Interview of Lillian Lux, by Hasia Segal, about
the documentary about her family (The Bursteins) "The Komediant".
5 September 2001 In memory of Khazn Shimen Kandler
(Cantor Simon Kandler) [family-prepared,
detailed obituary], Cantor Emeritus of Temple
Emeth in Chestnut Hill, MA, who passed away Tuesday, August 7,
2001, at the age of 100. Program features:
Hasia Segal (Host, worked with Cantor Kandler for more than 30
years) Rev. Myer Loketch (Shamus, Temple Young Israel, Brookline,
MA, and family friend); Cantor Morton Shames (Cantor, Temple
Beth-El, Springfield, MA, and long-time friend of Cantor Kandler);
Cantor Morton Shanuk (Cantor Emeritus, Temple Beth-El, Swampscott,
MA, and long-time friend of Cantor Kandler)many recordings of the
music of Cantor Kandler, including an exclusive recording of a
Shabes-Nign learned from the family of the late world-renouned cantor
Yosele Rosenblatt; and a rare recording or the late Cantor Gregor
(Grisha) Shelkan, raised in the same city, Libave, in Latvia (Yiddish
name: _Lyepay'_ or _Liba've_, German name: Libau, Latvian name:
_Liepa`ja_) as Cantor Kandler, and a close friend, singing a Yiddish
song learned in their common home town
The following death notice appeared in the The New York
August 9, 2001, Thursday
KANDLER-Simon, Hazzan Dr. The Cantors Assembly records with sorrow
the passing of our oldest colleague and revered member of over five
decades. A brilliant cantor with a magnificent voice, he quietly and
gently served the spiritual needs of his temple Beth Emeth of Chestnut
Hill, Mass., for almost 60 years with dignity, warmth and care. He was
awarded an Honorary Degree by the JTSA in 1998. His kindness, his
humanity and his caring inspired us all. We extend our sympathy to his
family and loved ones. May his memory abide as a blessing. Hazzan
Sheldon Levin, President Hazzan Stephen J. Stein, Exec. VP Hazzan
Abraham B. Shapiro Executive Administrator
29 August 2001 Interviews from Yiddish Vokh 2001: Hy Wolf,
Yiddish actor and activist, talks with Hasia Segal. Motl
Rosenbush talks with Mark David about the Svives project of
the Yugntruf organization. Featuring music from Josh Waletsky's new
CD Ariber Di Shotns.
8 August 2001 Abraham Brumberg talks with Mark David about
the new book Stalin's Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the
Jewish Antifascist Committee (Yale University Press, 2001), edited
by Joshua Rubinstein. Also presenting the poetry of Soviet
27 June 2001 Interview with Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust
survivor Elie Wiesel, who discusses the Holocaust Survivors
Memoirs Project of the World Jewish Congress. Random House has
pledged $1 million to the Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project set up
by the World Jewish Congress to find and publish the written accounts
of those who suffered under the Nazis during World War II. Elie
Wiesel, the author of ''Night,'' a memoir of Auschwitz, among many
other works, will serve as honorary chairman of the
project.Further Information:
Holocaust Survivors Memoirs Project
The World Jewish Congress
501 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
a href=""survivorsmemoirs@aol.coma
(914) 722-1880
6 June 2001 Interview with Abraham Brumberg and
selections from his latest CD recording of Yiddish poetry and
english translations.
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Sholom Aleichem!
(above: the writer Sholom Aleichem)
12 Iyar 5756 / 1 May 1996 sholem aleykhem leyent for! tsum 80tn yortsayt funem grestn yidishn shrayber fun ale yidishe shraybers presentirn mir dem zeltenem rekordirtn klang funem
mekhaber aleyn, forleyendik fun zayn mayses quot;ven ikh bin rotshild quot; un quot;a freylekher yontev quot;, fun a disk vos er hot rekordirt in nyu york shpet in lebn, vos ligt in di arkhivn fun YIVO.
oykh musik un mayses geshribn fun im oder basirt af zayn verk / In honor of the 80th year since the passing of the greatest of all Yiddish writers, we present the rare recorded sound of
the author himself, reading from his stories quot;If I Were Rothschild [a rich man] quot; and quot;A Happy Holiday quot;, from a record he recorded late in his life, which is now part of the YIVO Sound
Archive. Also, we present music and stories written by him or based on his work.
Sholom Aleichem reads out loud!
Click on the above link to hear the voice of Sholom Aleichem reading, with an introduction by Henry Sapoznik a href=""sapoznik@aol.coma, founder and former head of the YIVO Sound Archive, from his
May, 1991, Forward Hour (Forverts Sho) radio broadcast.
Favorite Quotations
quot;There's a big difference between `dead' and `dying'. quot; -- Isaac Bashevis Singer
Sept. 1, 2007: Yiddish Voice Receives CJP Grant.:
The Yiddish Voice radio show is pleased to announce that it has been
awarded a grant of US$2,500.00 from the Brookline-Brighton Jewish
Community Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies for the coming year
(2007-2008). The Yiddish Voice hopes to use the grant to make current
programming as well as portions of its archive more widely available.
July 23, 2005: Yiddish Voice Receives CJP
Grant.: The Yiddish Voice radio show is pleased to announce that
it has been awarded a grant of US$1,000.00 from the Brookline-Brighton
Jewish Community Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies for the coming
year (2005-2006). As one of just 14 organizations, selected from an
applicant pool of 34 organizations, to receive a portion of funds
totalling US$40,650.00, the Yiddish Voice will use the grant to help
operate, expand, improve Boston's award-winning
Yiddish-language radio show, its associated web site, and related
activities and projects.
Internationale Medienhilfe
(IMH): Radio Show of the Year 1998 (Radioprogramm
des Jahres: The Yiddish Voice) awarded to The Yiddish Voice in 1999.
Naamat (Di Froyen Pioneren/Pioneer Women) Boston Chapter: Person
of the Year (2000) awarded to Mark David as Host/Producer of The
Yiddish Voice.
Other Radio Shows of Interest
new Kadimah
Yiddish Show: di kadime yidishe sho
Hosted by Alex Dafner!
Thursdays 4.00PM - 5.00PM
Streaming in real-time:
Via computer or Smart Phone on: J-Air Jewish Internet Radio
here: Kadimah
Yiddish Show for all listening modes, including access to past show archives.
Yiddish Program, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is broadcast on the FM
band, at 87.6 MHz, on the third Wednesday of each month at 18:30
(local time). Some shows are archived on their web site: go
to, then click on
link "Yiddish" in the list labeled "Kategorier" along the left side
of the page.
Mevaser (Yiddish Broadcasting) [Wiki] - ultrafrum Yiddish "hotline
broadcaster" (a kind of radio substitute via telephone). The number
for Kol Mevaser: +1 (212) 444-1100. In addition, they have a Twitter
feed (but it's in
Winnipeg Jewish Radio Hour: Jewish radio
programming in Winnipeg every Sunday on radio station CKJS, 810AM,
from 1:30 to 2:30 PM Central time. It can be heard online
at The first half hour
is in English. The second half, from 2:00 to 2:30, is in Yiddish,
hosted by Rochelle Zucker. There's also complete archive of
all shows available for
download: Click here
for the Winnipeg Jewish Radio Hour archive.
HaMakor Anthology of Jewish Music, CFRO-FM 102.7 (Vancouver Cooperative
Radio), Vancouver, B.C. CANADA, Sundays, 10-11 AM, "highlights the
Ashkenazi and Sephardic cultures, including Yiddish and Hebrew
selections". hosted by Alan Tapper and Ethan Minovitz.
Judaiques FM
sur 94.8 - in France, a full-time Jewish radio show, primarily in the French
language, but also featuring some Yiddish programming, including this:
De 22h20 a 23h00: "UNZER MAGAZINE", le magazine Yiddish de
Judaiques fm prisentie par Arielle Sion en alternance avec "Mayses un
melodihs" prisentie igalement par Arielle Sion. The broadcasts can
be heard live over the internet from the station's web site at
3ZZZ (92.3 FM) - in
Melbourne Australia, the country's largest ethnic community station,
broadcasts in Yiddish every Sunday from 11.00am to 11.30am. The
broadcasts are archived and can be heard over the internet from the
station's web site at From there
select "Jewish [SUN 11-12noon]" under the "LISTEN TO A SHOW"
menu. Yiddish news of the week from 3ZZZ can be heard at the website
of The Australian Jewish News
Yiddish Radio in
Argentina: Mit
Lid un Vort, Saturdays, 9 - 10 PM, Radio Jai, 96.3 FM, presented
by Shoshana Nejama Szostak, who's originally from Argentina but
lives and creates the radio program in Jerusalem. Featuring News,
commentary, music, all in Yiddish. You can always hear the most
recent program of the week online at the Radio Jai web
(Find the picture of Shoshana, and click on it to start listening.)
Chagigah, Sundays, 8-11 AM, WERS 88.9 FM/Boston:
a Jewish radio show heard every Sunday in Boston, features
quot;Jewish quot;, in practice mostly Yiddish, music during it's
first hour, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The second two hours, from
9:00 to 11:00 a.m., are mostly filled with Israeli pop music and
announcements in Hebrew and English. On WERS 88.9 FM,
Boston, MA, from the campus of Emerson College.
Kol Yisrael fun Yerushalayim (Yiddish Broadcast
Service of Kol Israel, Jerusalem).
Kol Israel broadcasts may be heard via the
Latest news (June 2013): Facebook page for the Yiddish service of
Kol Yisrael:
Kol Yisrael B'Yidish - Di Yidish Oyditsye Fun Kol Yisrael
Older info:
IBA Ends Most Shortwave Broadcasts As Of April 2008
After some 60 years shortwave broadcasts by the IBA (Israel Broadcast
Authority)'s Kol Israel - The Voice of Israel, in Yiddish and many
other languages, ended on March 31, 2008 (except for broadcasts in
Persian to Iran).
Kol Israel broadcasts may now be heard only via the Internet:
Local reception in Israel is still possible on regular radios by
tuning in the REQA network. Consult for details.
Australia state broadcaster SBS Ends Most Yiddish Radio Services of May 2013
The Yiddish broadcast service of SBS has been discontinued, although a very remnant will remain as a part of the "Hebrew" service, and the Yiddish web page, with some audio links and podcasts, remain online, however frozen in time. Specifically, Adam Gruzman's report in Yiddish from Jerusalem about news in and around Israel will continue, and can be found on the SBS Hebrew Web Page.
excellent SBS
Yiddish Radio Program
can be heard twice a week per these
places/frequencies/times: (Yiddish
Melbourne 1224am
Sydney 1107am
Wollongong 1485am
Canberra 1440am
Sunday 12 noon
Wednesday 3pm
Sunday 1200 noon
National Frequencies
Adelaide 106.3fm
Adelaide Foothills 95.1fm
Bathurst 88.9fm
Brisbane 93.3fm
Darwin 100.9fm
Hobart 105.7fm
Newcastle Hunter Valley 1413am
Perth 96.9fm
Wagga Wagga (NSW) 103.5fm
Young (NSW) 98.7fm
And you can also hear them online. Go
for their Yiddish site, or
for their English site, and click on link labelled LISTEN under the
heading "Latest Broadcast", or any of the other content.
A correspondent in nearby New Haven, Connecticut, writes,
quot;for 50 years the Greater New Haven area has been blessed to be
able to listen to and enjoy Beryl Howard's American Jewish Variety
Hour. It is broadcast every Sunday morning, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., on
WADS-690 on the AM dial. I write as a listener, not as part of the
show. quot;Update from our correspondent (6/19/01): after some
54 years his show is off the air because the small AM station WADS,
Radio Amor, that he was on is in financial difficulty.b
Update from our correspondent (6/19/06): It is with great
sadness that I report to you that Beryl Howard passed away early this
year. Unfortunately I have no other details as to exact date etc.
Mike Sherman does the
Rejuvenating Heritage show on KEOS 89.1 FM, College Station,
TX, Wednesdays, 7-8PM Central Time. He wrote to me, saying, quot;it's
a one hour show. I do (typically) one half hour of Israeli
rock/pop/folk, and one half hour of Yiddish swing, Klezmer, etc. You
can see more info on my show, what I plan, etc., at
man/KEOS/Klezmershow.html quot;.
Jewish Program, on the air since 1962, is heard in Montreal on
Canadian station CFMB (AM)
1280/Montreal every Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., and on
Wednesday/Thursday overnight at midnight for one hour (EST). On the
Sunday show, the first hour and a half is in Yiddish and English, and
the last half hour is in Hebrew; the Wednesday night show is in
Hebrew. Host and senior producer Nachum Wilchesky
lt; gt; is a veteran Yiddish radio host, and one
of the city's major Yiddish cultural figures. To listen to the station
live, go to, and
click on "CFMB Live!" in the upper left corner of the page at 12:00
noon Sundays (Montreal time) for the Yiddish-language broadcast.
(Note that the station's signal is strong enough to reach some US
points as far south as Burlington, VT) Update July 20, 2009
from our friend Grunia Kohn: sadly, Nochem
Wichesky has passed away. Also, the Jewish Program no longer has a
Yiddish block. Just seven years ago, Mr. Wilchesky sent the
following note to Mendele, advising of the 40th anniversary of his
radio show, "Di Yiddishe Sho":
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 18:55:19 -0500 (EST)
From: "Nachum Wilchesky"
Subject: Di yiddishe sho
And so it goes. Yet another milestone. 40 years ago, rather
accidentally , and somewhat unsure of myself, onSunday, December 23rd
1962 at 12 noon I sat in a radio studio and in a most mellifluous voice
proclaimed "Di yiddishe shoh, Hashaah hayehudit, the Jewish hour", a
one hour Radio Program on CFMB 1410AM in Yiddish, Hebrew and English.
Much has changed in 40 years. For one thing I very soon had to change
the name from a "shoh" to a "program", in Yiddish, becaause people who
wanted me to use pure Yiddish on my program when Yiddish was spoken
objected to my calling it "di Yiddishe Show"! And forty years later the
mellifluousness of the voice is also not what iy used to be.. Still on
this Sunday, the 22nd of December we complete forty years of
Broadcasting Jewish programming , and not only in Montreal , but
everywhere where Jews are in the world, through the Internet on
Nachum Wilchesky
Morning Klezmer Other Jewish Music, an exploration of Jewish
Music, Art Culture is hosted by Jacob Freedman, and plays Israeli,
Jewish, Klezmer and Yiddish Music, and includes interviews with
various Jewish Performers and Public Figures. The show airs every
Sunday, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., on WBZC 88.9 FM Pemberton, NJ.
And may be heard in parts of the following New Jersey Counties;
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean,
and Salem; as well as, some parts of Eastern Pennsylvania;
including Philadelphia.
See also the following Jewish radio guides:
Ari Davidow's List of
Klezmer and Yiddish Radio Shows a
The Jewish Music Web Center's
JMWC Radio Guide
Calling All Yiddish Radio Shows! Send #0114; #0097; #0100; #0105; #0111; #0064; #0121; #0118; #0046; #0111; #0114; #0103; your broadcast
information. We'll post it here.
Special-Interest Yiddish Voice Sites
Buy Yiddish items at The Yiddish Voice Store.
Lekoved Pesyakh: Elements of the
Yiddish Peysakh Hagode, including Di Fir Kashes (The Four
Questions in Yiddish).
In memory of Ben Gailing Z"L 1898 - 1999
Yiddish Links
Kave Shtibl, Yiddish-language discussion boards (primarily Haredi)
Yidishe Velt Forums - discussion forums in Yiddish (primarily Haredi)
In Geveb, a journal of
Yiddish studies: In geveb is an open-access digital forum for the
publication of peer-reviewed academic articles, the translation and
annotation of Yiddish texts, the presentation of digitized archival
documents, the exchange of pedagogical materials, and a blog of
Yiddish cultural life.
International Association of Yiddish Clubs
YidLife Crisis, a new 'webisode' series, in Yiddish (with English subtitles), that is by, from, and about Montreal Jews.
Yiddish Summer Weimar
Isaac Bleaman's Der Leyenzal (Yiddish for "the reading room") features streaming video lectures about Yiddish literature.
Hebrew University's Index to Yiddish Periodicals, a huge searchable bibliography of Yiddish periodicals across the world and over many decades, with both an English and Yiddish web interface. About 25% of the materials are available online, while the remainder are only accessible on site at one or more libraries (e.g., at Hebrew U. in Jerusalem, or others)., Yiddish for Children, educational material for children to learn Yiddish, by Yiddish teacher Judith Nysenholc (Yudis Nisnholts).
Yiddish Pop, educational material, primarily geared towards children and young adults, in a lively, interactive, audio-visual format. Based on BrainPOP ESL, the work and creation of the late Naomi Prawer Kadar, Ph.D. (1949-2010) and her team.
Jane Peppler's Yiddish Emporium, Yiddish books, translations,
CDs, and songbooks
Yiddish OZ: Australian Yiddish Supersite! Launched February 2014!
Lasky's Museum of
Family History (a virtual museum) is very extensive and has a
Yiddish component. Notable subsites
include Zylbercweig's
'Yiddish Radio Hour' Archive
and Zylbercweig's
'Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre' English translation.
Di Zeitung, Chareidi Yiddish newspaper based in Brooklyn. (Online PDF copies of the current issue are generally available for download from their home page.)
Yiddish Paris, web log of Paris's Medem Library Yiddish Center.
Dictionary/Yidish Verterbukh, home page of a Yiddish-English
version of the Dictionnaire Yiddish-Francais, published by
the Bibliotheque Medem in Paris, widely regarded as the most
complete Yiddish dictionary currently available. You
can click
here to pre-order the new Yiddish Dictionary via (who
will pay a small fee will help support the Yiddish Voice --
Fonda's Jewish Folk Songs
(, Jewish Songs of the Diaspora, with her
lectures, in Hebrew and English, about folklsongs primarily in
Yiddish and Ladino, supplemented with audio-video and reference
- the historic Yiddish newspaper from prewar Warsaw, Poland - is now
Der Yidisher
Moment: Yidishe Internet-Tsaytung, an Internet-only Yiddish
newspaper, which claims to be the only one of its kind in the world,
with writers and editors located in various parts of the world,
started in January 2011, and featuring news, opinion, and literary
texts, as well as audio-video materials.
A mysterious Swedish web site with
a Yiddish Picture
sure seems useful for learning Yiddish words, despite having some
glaring mistakes (e.g., translating leg as "beyn"). --
there's no information in English or Yiddish about what this is or
who did it or why it's "here" (apparently on a web site of a Swedish
organization that builds lexicons).
Kovitz's, a
collection of Yiddish folk sayings, presented in Yiddish (Hebrew)
letters, transliteration, and English translation, along with
entertaining illustrations and additional helpful explanatory text in
Yiddish Song
of the Week, presented by the the An-sky Jewish Folklore
Research Project, edited by Itzik Gottesman, featuring Yiddish
songs, their translation into English, and commentary by an expert,
and emphasizing field recordings of traditional Yiddish folk singers
from around the world.
Yiddish Poetry Website:
Di Yidishe
Velt - Khareydish-oriented Yiddish-language website with
news, blogs, and forums.
Forum - Mailing List/Yahoo! Group
Yiddish Lives - Life
Story Videos in Yiddish - Biography and Language Preservation
Teachers - Mailing List/Yahoo! Group
of the Yiddish literary journal Kheshbn, which was published by the LA
Yiddish Culture Club from 1946 to 2008.
Recently defunct: Yiddish radio show on Polskie-Radio. Old Listing:
Khvalyes, archive of the Yiddish radio show on
Polskie-Radio in Poland. Can be heard live on the Internet
via live
stream (Sundays, 1900-1930 GMT). See
also: Yidish
Lebt, an other "Naye Khvalyes" website, and
the Naye
Khvalyes on Facebook
page. Naye
Khvalyes Podcasts available, too!
Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library - online with more than 10,000
titles from the digitized Yiddish book collection of the National
Yiddish Book Center, through the Internet Archive (
- a Google Groups Yiddish-language discussion group, primarily
comprising posts by and for typically young and hip Yiddish speakers
in the New York City area. Leyzer Birko, evidently the moderator,
seems to be keeping the discussion lively and relevant.
Yidtzayt (Yidtsayt) -
Yiddish Website of the Yiddish students of Mount Scopus Memorial
College (Australia)
Sholem Aleichem Cultural
Center presents a monthly lecture in Yiddish followed by an
artistic program in Yiddish.
Index to Yiddish
Periodicals, by the Yiddish Department of the Hebrew Univerity of
Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Jewish National and University
Library, comprises approximately 170,000 bibliographic records about
the Eastern European Yiddish Press from 1862 to 1948.
Lebns Fragn, website
of the publication of the Arbeter-Ring in Israel, with a Jewish Labor
Bund perspective on politics, society, and culture.
The Yiddish
Wikipedia, YI.Wikipedia.Org, has
thousands of articles in Yiddish!bib
Yung Yidish,
founded by Mendy Cahan, home page of Israel's young, energetic, and
growing Yiddish cultural organization.
EYDES, digitizing, archiving, and making available (esp. via the
Internet) the more than 6,000 hours of recordings of Yiddish speakers
collected through Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry
(LCAAJ) project, starting in the 1950's, under the direction of
the late eminent scholar and linguist Uriel Weinreich.
Zaagsma's Yiddish Sources
YIVO's EPYC: Educational Program on Yiddish Culture
Haynt, a book in
Yiddish by Chaim Finklestein (Khayim Finkelshteyn), the last editor of
the prewar Warsaw Yiddish daily of the same name, is now presented
online on a site produced by Bob Becker, who's seeking volunteers to
translate the book into English.
Beys Leyvik
(Beit Leivik) - Home of the Association of Yiddish Writer in Israel
Zukht Zhe! You can now do a Google search in Yiddish!
Colloquy on Yiddish Culture, a Council of Europe document,
captures a session by the Committee on Culture and Education of the
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, seeking to comprehend
and deal with Yiddish language and culture in Europe in the early
and mid- 90's. This event took place 3-5 May 1995, Lithuanian Seimas,
Yiddish at Berkeley
Forum for Yiddish - from Israel, in Yiddish with some Hebrew, a
Yiddish supersite, featuring numerous links, exhibits, and a lively
board/forum. In Yiddish and Hebrew, with Hebrew letters,
Windows Hebrew character set.
Saving Jewish recordings:
Save The Music, an
organization established to collect and preserve Jewish music
recordings, digitize them, and make them available on the Internet.
The Judaica Sound Archives
at Florida Atlantic University Libraries (JSA) is actively
collecting Judaica phonograph recordings. Located in Boca Raton, its
mission is to preserve and digitize Judaica music and voice
recordings, especially from the 20th century, and to promote
awareness and appreciation of this cultural legacy. Their
collection includes many vintage 78-RPM recordings showcasing
Yiddish culture, including Klezmer instrumentals, Yiddish music and
comedy of various sorts, and Cantorial performances in Ashkenazic
Rafael Goldwaser's Lufteater
("Theater of the Air", "Le Theatre en L'Air") performs Yiddish theater
works in Strasberg, France.
Yiddishkayt LA is a
cultural organization that promotes Yiddish language and culture in
Southern California.
The Jewish Language
Research Website is devoted to academic research on the many
Jewish Languages, past and present. Sarah Bunin Benor (Moderator) and
Tsuguya Sasaki (Webmaster/Listmaster) run the site and the Jewish-Languages Mailing
List, for academic discussion of Jewish languages, including
Hebrew, Jewish Aramaic, Jewish English, Jewish Malayalam,
Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-French, Judeo-Greek, Judeo-Iranian, Judeo-Italian
(Italkian), Judeo-Persian, Judeo-Portuguese (Shuadit) /
Judeo-Provencal, Judeo-Spanish (Judezmo / Ladino), and Yiddish.
Some Yiddish Blogs:
Sholem Berger ("Loshn, Divurim, Reyd, un Ploperay")
Katle Kanye ("Klerenishn ... fun a ... khosid")
The Chocolate Lady ("In Moyl Arayn")
Dov Ber Kerler ("Boris
Karloff")'s Blog: Elabrek ("Naye un Alte Lider") - note: this more
a rich archive of Yiddish poetry than a blog
YIVO's Uriel Weinreich
Program in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture, the world's
first intensive summer program in Yiddish.
Helen Winkler's Yiddish Dance
Page has news, info, and links galore related to Eastern
European/Ashkenazik dance.
Sholem Berger's is the "land of
the Yiddish Cat", featuring news, reviews, and previews of his
publishing enterprise, Esrim ve Arba (Twenty-Fourth Street)
Books, LLC, whose first work, Di Kats Der Payats, a translation
of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat in Yiddish, has recently
(summer, 2003) been released.
The Rock
Theater web site (mostly in German, some Yiddish) in Dresden,
Germany, gives information about this theater collective's
performances of Yiddish music and theater and about some Yiddish
songbooks and CDs they've published.
Thanks to David Starner, who scanned in Harkavy's
Yiddish-English (6th edition), English-Yiddish (11th edition)
Dictionary (1910), and to Raphael Finkel, who tweaked the images
and put them online, you can now see images from this dictionary at:
KlezCalifornia - "a celebration of klezmer music, dance, Yiddish, Jewish culture, and visual arts"
Yiddish Weblog (is it the first?): Katle
Kanye's a khosid with a weblog to share his "struggle, doubts,
successes, and failures". With Hebrew letters, Windows Hebrew
character set.
Article about Yiddish
in Czernovitz by JTA (Jan. 27, 2003): Boris
Slobodyansky is among a group of pensioners that put out a Yiddish
broadcast, Dos
Yiddishe Wort, or the Yiddish Word, on the airwaves of a Ukrainian
state company.
``We have the only Yiddish radio in the world," he says, unaware of several Yiddish radio shows in other countries.
Studies at Harvard
Yiddish Music recordings have a home at The Yiddish Music Hall.
Poland's Yiddish biweekly, bilingual (Yiddish/Polish) news
paper Dos Yidishe
Vort's web site has much information in Yiddish about the
newspaper, past-issue cover page images, tables of contents, reprints
of some articles. Extensive Polish pages are also available.
The Fishstein
Yiddish Poetry Catalogue at McGill University (browsable
catalogue, accompanying essays, etc.)
The Dr. Izraelis Lempertas and the Jewish Community of
Lithuania present Vilnius - Jerusalem of
Lithuania, about Vilna (now Vilnius), the pre-WWII center of
Yiddish culture. (This is part of a larger Jews in Lithuania
site, in English and Lithuanian.
The main address for Yiddish in Boston is Boston's Workmen's
Circle/Arbeter Ring, and now they have a snazzy new web site:
YIVO Institute's Interactive
Alef-Beyz -- shows you, and can sound out, the Yiddish alphabet
and the widely used YIVO transliteration system., a
Jewish Language Research Website, has a Yiddish
Language section giving info about the language and some of its
scholars, with a scholarly bent.
The California
Institute for Yiddish Language and Culture (CIYCLE) produces the
annual Winter Yiddish Intensive Program at UCLA.
The Folksbiene Yiddish
Theatre is the oldest and really the only standing professional
Yiddish theatre in the United States. Their web site gives ticket and
performance information as well as information about the artists,
plays, and history that make up this important institution.
The German-language site Virtual Klezmer features information
about Klezmer/Yiddish music all over, but especially the German scene,
providing news, links, downloads, discussion groups, etc.
Di Yunge
Gvardie (The Young Guard) is a new online journal, in
Yiddish, produced by students from the King David School in Victoria,
Australia. With Hebrew letters, Windows Hebrew character
Yiddishpiel, the Yiddish Theater of Israel.
Interested in learning Yiddish in Vilna? Check out the Vilnius Program in Yiddish
this summer!
The European Union and Association for the Promotion of
Yiddish Language and Culture (Duesseldorf) present a Yiddish Language Course
featuring authentic Yiddish dialect recordings from the Language
and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazik Jewry. The highly interactive
multimedia site features instructional materials in German, Yiddish
text in Alef-Beyz (Hebrew script), and vistors are encouraged to ask
questions in English, Yiddish, or German. Site created by Dr. Ulrike
Kiefer and Robert Neumann.
The Tamiment Library at New York University has a
Guide to Yiddish-Speaking Labor and Radical Movements.
International Institute of Social History (IISH) in
Amsterdam has a Guide to the
Yiddish Collection of the Institute, including a searchable Catalog
of the Jewish Labor Bund Archives.
The Friends of the Secular Yiddish Schools in America
Collection (FSYSA) supports oral history and artifact collection
and preservation. The collection was established at Stanford
University (California) in 1994 by Gella Schweid Fishman. The Friends
a href=""FriendsofSYSA@aol.coma
publish a newsletter, organize volunteers, and raise funds to support
the collection.
The Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture presents, with
great Yiddish cultural content, notably information about center's
publishing and related activities, and its namesake, the late Yiddish
poet Dora Teitelboim.
Australia's Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library Kadimah, the major Yiddishist
organization in Australia.
Leonard Prager's The
World of Yiddish, which is the home of Khulyot, A
Journal of Yiddish Research, edited by Prager, and other excellent
Yiddish literary content and reference material; and New!
(Oct. '05) The
Yehoyesh Project: Tanakhfont - The Bible in Yiddish - has been
completed!... and much more!
Steven Weiss's Necrology
of European Yiddish Theatre Actors who were victims of the
Holocaust, translated/adapted/edited from by Zalmen Zylbercweig's
Leksikon fun Yidishen Teater: Kedoshim Band (Volume 5) --
UPDATE: Related: Steven
Lasky's Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre, his nearly complete, and steadily growing,
collection of translations of the biographies in
aforementioned Leksikon.
R. A. Friedman's Yiddish American Digital Archive, featuring streaming realaudio clips of Yiddish recordings from various sources, including an exclusive special collection of his grandfather Henry Berman's radio airchecks restored from "acetate, glass, and shellac disks".
YIVO Institute, the
great scholarly institute which specializes in the study of Eastern
European Jewry and carries out much of its publishing in the Yiddish
Census 2000 Language Assistance Guides for Yiddish and other
languages are available. Here you'll find the Yiddish
Short Form and the Yiddish
Long Form. All of these files are in the Portable Document
Format (PDF). In order to view these files, you will need the
Adobe. Acrobat. Reader which is available for free from the Adobe web site.
Steven Weiss of Chicago has curated a web site to display
his grandfather's extraordinary collection of antique Yiddish
On this web page, and in most modern publications
specializing in Yiddish, we use the YIVO system
of transliterating Yiddish. (Here's a Guide to Yiddish
Transliteration from Shtetl.)
S. L. Shneiderman
and Eileen Shneiderman Collection of Yiddish Books, a web
site/exhibition showcasing the lives and work of the late great writer
and journalist S. L. Shneiderman and his wife Eileen, and the writer's
book collection that is now part of the University of Maryland
MSN's Encarta Encyclopedia has entries for Yiddish
Language and for Yiddish
Visit Kol Avrohom's site to hear Daf HaYomi in Yiddish by
HaRav Avrohom Karp zts quot;l, featuring Real Audio of daf-yomi
in Yiddish.
Visit The Daily Sicho (, featuring
Real Audio of the daily Yiddish sichos of the Lubavitscher
Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson zts quot;l.
The huge HaGalil Online web
site (mostly in German) has a JIDDISCH - YIDDISH - JIDISH -
YIDISH page with lots of resources, information, and links.
Late-bloomer artist and ardent Yiddishist Nachman Libeskind's 90th Birthday
Exhibition, an online exhibition of his paintings.
Bob Becker's Home Page is dedicated to his grandmother Rose Leis (1887 - 1980) and her
Life Story, in the form of scanned pages of the Yiddish text of
her unpublished autobiography.
Shura Vaisman and others have created a website in honor of the
90th anniversary of the 1908 Czernowitz
Conference on the Yiddish Language, with many interesting articles
about the conference, documents from the conference, and many images
of historical persons, places, and things.
Ariga's Glossary of
Yiddish Expressions. has the beginnings of what could be a useful Yiddish
Far Rayznde (Yiddish for travellers) multimedia dictionary.
Not quite a Yiddish dictionary, but Michael D. Fein's got
a pretty good glossary, or what he calls a List of Yiddish Words and
Aviva's Starkman's Aviva's Yiddish
Forverts (in Yiddish) iz afn Internet! (The Yiddish Forward is on
the Internet!) Note: you can also now subscribe
to the Forverts online directly through The Yiddish Voice
From France, it's cliquez pour continuer! (Note:
seems to overlap with the Medem Library homepage
cited below.)
Living Traditions, sponsors of the annual KlezKamp
Yiddish Folk Arts Festival, and co-producers of the Yiddish Radio Project.
From the UK, it's Klezmer
University of Pennsylvania's Yiddish at PENN web
Visit an online exhibit about the Yiddish Theater in
London, presented by the Jewish Museum of London. This
exhibit is based on the exhibit "The Yiddish Theatre in London", which
the museum originally presented 25 June - 10 November 1996. The tag
line invites visitors to "rediscover one of London's most remarkable
and least known theatrical traditions from 1880 until recent times!"
The Dallas Virtual Jewish
Community presents Years Have Sped By: My
Life Story, memoirs and poetry by the late Yiddish poet, and
Dallas resident, Chaya Rochel Klejman Andres. Presented in the
Yiddish original, and with an English translation by Yudel Cohen.
All kinds of facts about Yiddish in Film are at your
fingertips, thanks to The Internet Movie Database Ltd's Yiddish Film
Database (where you can find, for example, a list of the 113 films with
Yiddish dialog
Links by Frank H. Unlandherm, Jewish Studies Librarian, Columbia
Yiddish at
Bialik, by Anna Gonshor, who is the Coordinator of Yiddish Studies
at Montreal's famed Bialik
School, presents information on the Bialik School's approach to
Yiddish, samples of the students' Yiddish endeavors, information about
Yiddish, and useful Yiddish links
Radio- and print-journalist Jon Kalish wrote about the
Yiddish Voice in Cyberspace for Jewish Family and Life in
November, 1997, and put it on his web site, Kalish on the Web
Reyzl Kalifowicz-Waletzky's Yiddishnet mailing list archive and
Ari Davidow's Jewish-Music mailing list a archive and
subscription form
Joel Rubin/Rita Ottens Jewish
Cultural Programming and Research web site, displaying an
impressive list of Yiddish/Klezmer concert, CD, and radio productions
Detlav Mueller's German Klezmer
Page, initiated by the Klezmer
Gesellschaft e.V. (in German and English)
The National Yiddish
Book Center, founded by MacArthur Fellow Aaron Lansky and
headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts, has collected over 1.4
million Yiddish books. Publisher of Der
Pakntreger (The Book Peddler), a fine magazine about Yiddish
language, culture, and literature.
quot;The family of SHOLOM ALEICHEM, in
conjunction with The Sholom Aleichem Memorial Foundation, has created
a web site dedicated to his life and work quot;, said the e-mail
announcement we received today (March 11, 1998) from Robert V. Waife
Jack (Yankl) Halpern's Yiddish
Page web site features the home pages of the Japan Yiddish
Tsuguya Sasaki's World of Hebrew
and Jewish Languages contains both interesting and scholarly
content, from a surprising source, about Jewish languages, including
There's a Yiddish web site
in Holland run by the quot;Singing Group Striid quot; (also
available in
The Dora Wasserman Yiddish
Theatre of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts in Montreal,
Canada, has a web site, with some history, photographs, and
information, including information about upcoming performances.
The private collection of Bob Freedman and his wife Molly
has become the Robert and Molly
Freedman Archive of Jewish Music at the University of Pennsylvania
Library, with a Yiddish Song
Database search interface.
Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring,
dedicated to Jewish, especially Yiddish, culture and education,
friendship, mutual aid and the pursuit of social and economic
Sholem Berger's Internet Yiddish Literary
Journal Der
Bavebter Yid
Film Producer David Notowitz's film
Carpati: 50 Miles, 50
Years, narrated by Leonard Nemoy, directed by Yale Strom, lets Zev
Godinger tell his story in Yiddish (with English subtitles).
Raphael Finkel's Yidishe
Shraybmashinke (Yiddish Typewriter) lets you compose a page of
Yiddish text from your web browser. Also converts between a growing
list of Yiddish computer file formats. ... And now (2008) there's
also the Yidishe
Shrayberke, a web-based Yiddish input method editor (IME).
Yiddish Text on computers, and even on the Web: The UYIP Home Page has information
about, and resources to facilitate, Understanding Yiddish Information
Processing (UYIP), an Internet mailing list.
France's Medem Bibliotek
Homepage quot;La plus grande bibliotheque yiddish d'Europe quot;
(Europe's Greatest Yiddish Library)
League for
Yiddish - YIDISH-LIGE - founded by Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter (z"l) in
1979 to support the modernization, standardization, and use of
Yiddish. Publisher of Afn Shvel
Home page for Yugntruf, a
worldwide organization of Yiddish-speaking and Yiddish-learning young
Paris's Online Yiddish Newspaper for Yiddish learners
Der Yidisher
Tamtam has been published since 1995, and has been online
(downloadable) since 1997 -- the World's first online Yiddish
Noyekh Miller's Mendele: Yiddish Language
and Literature (Info about the Mailing List)
Iosif Vaisman's Shtetl: Yiddish
Language and Culture Home Page
Refoyl Finkel's Yiddish Poetry
in Hebrew Letters (GIF Images)
Ari Davidow's Klezmer
Shack, with reviews, news, a much more, all about the world of
Klezmer music.
Ari Davidow's Virtual
Ashkenaz, a discussion forum about new Yiddish culture.
Marc Zissman's Wolf
Lewkowicz Collection (Extraordinary Yiddish Letters, and More)
The National Yiddish Book Center and KCRW 89.9FM/Santa
Monica, CA present Jewish Short
Stories From Eastern Europe and Beyond (get the whole scoop,
including Real Audio feeds of some of the stories, and ordering
information for the entire set of tapes).
Important Yiddish Contact Information
Algemeiner Journal,
Inc., 508 Montgomery Street, Brookline, NY 11225 USA;
Tel. (718) 771-0400; Associated website:; Publisher
of Algemeiner Journal (Der Algemeyner Zhurnal)
CYCO Publishing
House and Book Distribution Agency, 25 East 21st Street, 3rd
Floor, New York, NY 10010 USA; Tel. (212) 505-8305. CYCO is a
bookstore devoted exclusively to the Yiddish word and publishes
belles-lettres in Yiddish. It is united with the Congress for Jewish
Culture (see below). (Note: name is pronounced "TSI-ko".)
Congress for
Jewish Culture, 25 East 21st Street, Ground Floor, New York,
NY 10010 USA; Tel (212) 505-8040; Publisher of The Future
(Di Tsukunft) and Yiddish reference and history books,
conducts a full year of programming in Yiddish.
House, 30 Dov Hoz St., Tel-Aviv 63416 Israel,
Tel. +972-03-523-1830 Fax +972-03-523-7177; Email:;
Home of the Association of Yiddish Writers and Journalists in
Israel (other spellings/pronunciations: Leyvik Hoyz, Beit Leivik,
Beys Leyvik)
Der Bay, 1128
Tanglewood Way, San Mateo, CA 94403;
Publisher of Der Bey (pronounced both as "derbay" and
"der bey"), whose tag line is "The Golden Gate to the World-Wide
Yiddish Community"; E-mail to the editor, Philip "Fishl" Kutner
a href=""fishl@derbay.orga; Tel. (650) 349-6946
The Forward Association, 45 East 33rd St., New York, NY
10016 USA; Tel. (212) 889-8200; Publisher of the Yiddish,
Russian, and English Forward (Yiddish: Forverts)
Yidish-Lige (League
for Yiddish, Inc.), 64 Fulton St. Suite 1101, New York, NY 10038
USA; Tel. 212-889-0380; Email:;
Publisher of
Afn Shvel; (note: new street address as of Spring
Labor Zionist Letters, 275 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001-6708 USA; Tel. (212) 675-7807; Publisher of Yidisher Kemfer
Fragn, 48 Kalisher Street, Tel Aviv, Israel 65165;
Tel. 03-5176764; Socialist Monthly / "sotsialistishe
khoydesh-shrift far politik, virtshaft, un kultur"
Traditions, Inc., 45 East 33rd Street, Suite B-2A, New York,
NY 10016 USA; Tel. (212) 532-8202; Fax (212) 532-8238; Email:;
the organization that brings you KlezKamp,
the Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program, the Yiddish Radio Project,
and more
National Yiddish Book Center, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, 1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002-3375 USA; Tel. (toll-free book orders) (888) 4-BIKHER; Tel.
(general) (800) 535-3595; Fax (413) 256-4700; Book orders and inquiries by email:; Publisher of The Pakntreger (email:
Vilnius Yiddish
Institute, Vilnius University, Faculty of History,
Universiteto str. 7, LT-2734 Vilnius, Lithuania; Phone: +370 2 687
187; Fax: +370 2 687 186; Email:;
sponsors research and education in Yiddish language and culture,
including an intensive summer program
Workmen's Circle, 45 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 USA; Tel: 212-889-6800; Outside Metro NYC: 800-922-2558
YIVO Institute
for Jewish Research, The Center for Jewish History, 15 West
16th Street, New York, NY 10011 USA; Tel. (212) 246-6080; Fax (212)
292-1892; Publisher of YIVO-bleter
(note: new address as of 2008:) (Youth for Yiddish), 419
Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003 USA; Tel. 212-889-0381; Email:;
Publisher of Yugntruf Journal; (note: new
street address and email address as of Spring 2008)
List of Supporters (Past and Present)
Grape Leaves -
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Boston Workmen's
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BBJCF of CJP (Brookline-Brighton Jewish Community
Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston)
Marquis Jewelers, 80
Winchester St, Newton, MA 02461, Tel. (617) 964-0007
Cheryl Ann's Of Brookline - 1010 W Roxbury Pkwy, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, Tel. (617) 469-9241
Travel, 420 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446, Tel.
617-738-0500 or 1-800-399-8467
Israel Book
Shop, 410 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446, Tel. (617)
566-7113 or 1-800-323-7723
Butcherie, Boston's Kosher supermarket at 428 Harvard Street,
Brookline, MA 02446, Tel 617-731-9888 Fax 617-730-5577
Theatre of New England, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Center, MA
02159, Tel. (617) 965-5226
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