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Sholem Aleichem: An Evening of Celebration

Marc Caplan, Dartmouth College, Justin Cammy, Smith College, Anita Norich, University of Michigan

Sunday, May 9, 2021
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Virtual Zoom
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Clubs & Organizations, Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

Featuring Guest Presenters:

Marc Caplan, Brownstone Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College

Justin Cammy Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and World Literatures, Smith College

Anita Norich Professor Emerita of English and Jewish Studies, University of Michigan

Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) was the most popular Yiddish writer of all time, and one of the great comic writers in any language. Best known for the stories "Tevye the Dairyman," the inspiration for the Broadway Musical "Fiddler on the Roof," his death in New York City drew over 200,000 mourners, perhaps the largest public funeral in the history of the city. In his will he stipulated that friends and family convene every year to commemorate the anniversary of his death. In that spirit we will be meeting on line to celebrate his legacy and discuss his significance with a panel discussion, video clips of his work in performance, and a recitation of his final testament in Yiddish and in English.

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Meeting ID: 934 8827 8031

Passcode: 113697

Free and open to the public!

Sponsored by the Dartmouth Jewish Studies Program

For more information, contact:
Carol Bean-Carmody

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