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Virtual Book Talk – How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

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When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Event Location: YouTube Live

Cost: Suggested Donation


Join us on YouTube Live for a free virtual book talk with Ilan Stavans, co-editor of How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish in conversation with the Tenement Museum’s Institutional Giving Manager, Elizabeth Venditto.  

This eclectic and dynamic anthology explores the influences and inspirations of Yiddish, a language without a set country but one that has spanned cultures. Beginning with the arrival of Ashkenazi immigrants to the Lower East Side, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish weaves together anecdotes, art, politics and cuisine in a celebration of culture, adaptation and the human experience. 

While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here

Purchase How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish at the Tenement Museum shop!

This program will continue to be available on our Youtube channel following the LIVE screening.

Support for this program is provided by ConEdison and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.