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.

Virtual Book Launch Party

Sunday, May 2 at 2:30PM ET

On The Roof

A Look Inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

Virtual party features stars and creators of the celebrated show, including acclaimed Tony and Academy Award-winning Director Joel Grey, Lead Producer Jana Robbins, book author Samantha Hahn, and special guest Bebe Neuwirth.

Events & Memorable Moments

Got Bentsh Amerike

Watch the cast of off-Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish performing “G-d Bless America” in Yiddish.  

78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Under the Green Polish Trees

Unter di Poylishe Grininke Beymelekh

In commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising we present a new performance of Unter di Poylishe Grininke Beymelekh (Under the Green Polish Trees) written by Yoysef Papiernikov and Israel Alter.

The song was written as a testimony to the one and a half million children who were murdered during the Holocaust

The song is interpreted by Steven Skybell, (Lucitle Lortel Award winner for his portrayal of Tevye in the NYTF production of Fiddler
On the Roof
in Yiddish), Zalmen Mlotek (Artistic Director-NYTF) and directed by Ben Liebert (Motl in Fiddler in Yiddish and video director of Got Bless America in Yiddish.)

Bringing the stage to you 

Featuring theater, American Jewish performers, workshops, and other events  to entertain audiences young and old.

In the News

DC Metro Theatre Arts | Deb Miller | April 16, 2021

Times of Israel | Jodan Hoffman | April 19, 2021

San Diego Jewish World | April 1, 2021

The Jerusalem Post | Hannah Brown | Jan 18, 2021

The Jewish Standard | Joanne Palmer | Jan 13, 2021

Kveller| Maddy Albert | Jan 15, 2021

Theatre Pizzazz | Nov 16, 2020

Broadway Showbiz | Nov 10, 2020

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Legacy to the Holocaust |  Aug 11, 2020

The Times of Israel |  July 13, 2020 |  July, 2020

American Theater |  April 20, 2020

Time Out |  March 23, 2020

AMIT March 20, 2020

JEWISH STANDARD March 20, 2020


Join the Tradition!

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