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.


Early Yiddish Vaudeville Songs


October 28 at 1 PM
Only available for viewing until Nov. 1 at 1 PM

60 actors representing 9 prestigious New York City-based theatre companies unite to present a virtual play-reading of the 1936 classic “It Can’t Happen Here” about the rise of fascism in America. By JOHN C. MOFFITT and SINCLAIR LEWIS, from the novel by SINCLAIR LEWIS. 

Mark your calendars for this an unprecedented collaborative event presented in Yiddish, English, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Hebrew.

In the News

Review Fix Exclusive | Patrick Hickey Jr. | Oct 25, 2020

Man About Towbn | Oct 23, 2020

The Broadsheet | Matthew Fenton | Oct 2020

Who Says ‘It Can’t Happen Here’?
Shades of ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ In Staged Reading of 1930s Cautionary Tale

DC Theatre Scene | Jonathan Mandell | Oct 14, 2020

The Jewish Standard | Joanne Palmer | Oct 14, 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