Welcome!

The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is the longest-consecutively producing Yiddish theatre company in the world (107 years and counting) and the longest-consecutively producing performing arts institution in the US.

The company presents plays, concerts, literary events, and workshops in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying all performances. NYTF's events reach over 100,000 individuals, growing annually, and its educational outreach initiatives bring the performing arts to over an additional 18,000 individuals. NYTF strives to bridge diverse communities through multicultural programming and partnerships with various organizations and schools.

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.  

Bringing the stage to you 

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

In the News

Digital Yiddish Theatre Project | Sonia Gollance | June 17, 2021

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

TheatreLife.com |  July, 2020

American Theater |  April 20, 2020

Time Out |  March 23, 2020

AMIT March 20, 2020

JEWISH STANDARD March 20, 2020

THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK March 18, 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