Sholem Aleichem: An Evening of Celebration

Join us on May 9th, 2021 @7pm EST

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

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Meeting ID: 934 8827 8031
Passcode: 113697 

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.

Free and open to the public!

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program