Community Open House


October 20th, 2019.




Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002




10:30 a.m. | Tour the world's first Yiddish museum This 30-minute tour takes the visitor through the Yiddish Book Center's museum exhibits and allows them to... DISCOVER the whole of Yiddish literature and its writers LEARN about Yiddish language ENCOUNTER the stories of three immigrant families told through words, pictures, and artifacts EXPERIENCE the world of rural Jews in 1912-1914 GLIMPSE life in the American Jewish home EXPLORE a Yiddish print shop WATCH classic Yiddish film clips LISTEN to vintage Yiddish radio  SEE our visiting exhibits TOUR the Yiddish Writers Garden, and more

11 a.m. | FILM | Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Presents A selection of short films about aspects of Yiddish culture, produced by the Wexler Oral History Project.

1 p.m. | TALK | The Epic Story of Yiddish Books From Warsaw to Chicago, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Tel Aviv, the story of modern Yiddish book publishing mirrors the Jewish experience. Join Yiddish Book Center Bibliographer David Mazower for an illuminated journey through four score (and some) years of Yiddish books in 40 minutes.

2:30 p.m. | CONVERSATION | Yiddish in Translation Mindl Cohen, director of translation and collections initiatives, speaks with Lisa Newman, host of The Shmooze.

3:30 p.m. | Tour of the Yiddish Book Center's Writers Garden This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.