National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene denounces the senseless taking of George Floyd’s life, only the latest in a long standing history of racism and bias against the African American community.
 
Until we were forced to shelter in place, the staff and artists at the center of NYTF came to work every day in the shadow of a boxcar that transported innocent Jews to Auschwitz.  This imposing artifact of tyranny and lawlessness is a daily reminder to us all of what happens when voices remain silent.
 
As the theater in residence at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, with staff, board and audience members that are survivors and/or children/grandchildren of survivors, we must stand against injustice in all its forms.
The conversations will not be simple, and solutions will not come easily.  
 
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding “
—Albert Einstein
 
Tikkun Olam.  Repair the world. 
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene denounces the senseless taking of George Floyd’s life, only the latest in a long standing history of racism and bias against the African American community.
 
Until we were forced to shelter in place, the staff and artists at the center of NYTF came to work every day in the shadow of a boxcar that transported innocent Jews to Auschwitz.  This imposing artifact of tyranny and lawlessness is a daily reminder to us all of what happens when voices remain silent.
 
As the theater in residence at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, with staff, board and audience members that are survivors and/or children/grandchildren of survivors, we must stand against injustice in all its forms.
The conversations will not be simple, and solutions will not come easily.  
 
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding “—Albert Einstein
 
Tikkun Olam.  Repair the world. 

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.

Bringing the stage to you 

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

Concert

Thursdays at 7:30PM ET

Zalmen Mlotek “Living Room Concerts”
Special Program: Songs of Civil Rights and Freedom

Learn

Tuesdays at 1PM ET

15 Minute Yiddish
A Weekly lunch and learn with Motl Didner; adults can learn the basics of Yiddish conversation – no Yiddish experience necessary – in 15 minutes!

Conversations

Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30PM ET

From the Bronx to Broadway
 
Rebroadcast of a conversation with legendary Broadway Producer Emanuel “Manny” Azenberg, moderated by acclaimed journalist Budd Mishkin.

Theatre Quiz

Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30PM ET

Vos-Ver-Vu: The Great Yiddish Theatre Quiz

Are you a shmendrik, a maven, or just cravin’ for some education? Test your knowledge of Yiddish theatre and related topics (no prior knowledge necessary!) and play for prizes at an amusing quiz show prepared and hosted live by Yiddish theatre personality Mikhl Yashinsky. Laughs, trivia, a glittering tune or two — why stay away? Unlike questions you’ll hear at the Great Yiddish Theatre Quiz, that’s one you could not possibly answer…!

Monologues

Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 ET

Eyner Aleyn: Great Yiddish Monologues

Comic and dramatic monologues from Moyshe Nadir, Mikhl Rosenberg, and selections from The Dybbuk by S. An-Sky. Featuring Motl Didner, Lea Kalisch, Rebecca Keren and Eli Rosen.

Watch again or for the first time!

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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