The Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

The longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world. The company presents plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, interactive educational workshops and community-building activities in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying performances. NYTF serves a versatile audience of approximately 100,000 individuals annually, comprised of performing arts patrons, cultural enthusiasts, Yiddish-language aficionados and the general public, while also using the arts as a vehicle to educate youth and adults about Jewish heritage. The NYTF outreach program takes events around the region, nation and world, bringing programming annually to over 18,000 individuals.

The New Performance Series 

If you cannot go to Broadway right now, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene) will bring the stage to you. 

Featuring livestreamed theater, American Jewish performers, workshops, and other events – including a talkback with the cast of the award-winning Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish – to entertain audiences young and old.

Concert

Thursday, March 26 @7:00 PM

Folksbiene Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek’s “Living Room Concert Encore: Special Requests & Yiddish Comedy Treasures” 

Talks

Friday, March 27 @2:00 PM

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Talks

Monday, March 30 @7:00PM

Avi Hoffman: “A Life in the Yiddish Theatre”

Talks

Monday, March 30 @7:00PM

Avi Hoffman: “A Life in the Yiddish Theatre”

Concert

Tuesday, March 31 @5:00PM

Zisl Slepovitch: “Klezmer Clarinet and Beyond”

Concert

Wednesday, April 1 @7:00PM

Adam B. Shapiro live from Shapiro Hall: “From Fool to Fiddler”

Concert

Friday, April 3 @4:00PM

An afternoon Salon with Joe Mace: “A Collection of Songs in Yiddish, English and a Few Languages in Between”, with Daniel Rigamer and Zalmen Mlotek on piano
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Watch again or for the first time!

Coming Soon!

From the Academy Award-winning, Tony-nominated playwright/screenwriter, a thought-provoking tale of spiritual crisis in the modern age.

May 17 – June 11 , 2020

 

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"Our stories are kept alive thanks to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene – Join me in keeping our stories alive."
–Joel Grey