Yiddish Films taught by Temple Shalom member David Katz
Introduction to Yiddish Cinema
Curious about Yiddish cinema and its impact on American Jewish life? Join speaker David Katz for a brief introduction to the golden era of Yiddish cinema from the 1920s thru the 1940s and learn how the subject matter of these classic Jewish films is still relevant to Jewish families today.
Tevye Der Milkhiker
Come join your friends in the Temple Shalom community at a screening of a classic of Yiddish cinema from Tevye Der Milkhiker (Tevye the Milkman). Tevye is the story which served as the basis for the Fiddler on the Roof play and movie. Starring Maurice Schwarts, Tevye tells the moving story any Jewish family can relate to: how to maintain a Jewish Identity in the face of a rapidly changing world.
In Yiddish with English subtitles (1939).
Come join your friends in the Temple Shalom community at a screening of a classic of Yiddish cinema Amerikaner Shadkhen (American Matchmaker). Staring Leo Fuchs, Amerikaner Shadkhen is a romantic comedy about a bachelor coping with the pressures of assimilation in America, a topic faced by modern Jewish families as well. In Yiddish with English subtitles (1940).
We hope with a minimum of 10 people per class that these classes will foster camaraderie and lively discussion. For more information, please contact David Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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