About National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene: Our Mission and Importance

Welcome to National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) and explore About Us: Our Mission. We are celebrating our remarkable 109th season! At NYTF, our mission is to preserve and celebrate the vibrant Yiddish experience through the performing arts.

As the world’s longest-consecutively producing Yiddish theatre company, NYTF bridges divides, dramatizes the Jewish journey, educates future artists and audiences, and strengthens cultural identity. Explore the paramount importance of Yiddish culture and how we at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene continue to evolve, ensuring its relevance for generations. Join us in this cultural celebration and educational journey.

The Golden Bride Show Photo

Adam B. Shapiro (center) in The Golden Bride

Our Mission's Importance:

At NYTF, we are committed to several key areas, including sustaining Yiddish culture through the arts, bridging diverse communities through multicultural programming, dramatizing the Jewish experience, educating future artists and audiences, and strengthening cultural identity in each generation. These pillars form the foundation of our work at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, enabling us to celebrate and preserve the Yiddish experience.

Join Our Mission

We wholeheartedly invite you to join us in celebrating and preserving Yiddish culture. Together, we ensure its vibrancy and relevance for generations to come. Your support is invaluable in our mission to educate, entertain, and inspire through the performing arts. Experience the unique cultural journey that National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene offers.