National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Eleanor Reissa: The Letters Project

Mark your calendars! Premiering January 18, don’t miss a Folksbiene! LIVE special featuring an intimate conversation between Tony-nominated former NYTF artistic director Eleanor Reissa and current NYTF artistic director Zalmen Mlotek.

In this exclusive interview, longtime friends Mlotek and Reissa sit down to discuss the incredible story that inspired Reissa’s new book, The Letters Project: A Daughter’s Journey. After a brief schmooze, the pair discuss the discovery, research, and meaningful experiences abroad that ultimately led Reissa to publish her story.

The Letters Project is a tough, honest, and often funny memoir that takes readers on an unexpected mystery tour back in time through Germany and Israel — where the dead speak — in this daughter’s journey down the rabbit hole of her family’s Holocaust.

Save the date to discover Reissa’s captivating account of retracing her parents’ steps, getting to know them long after their deaths. You can order The Letters Project wherever books are sold – visit eleanorreissa.com for more details. 

“This journey of discovery is riveting, told with tender insight, at times heartbreaking and at times heartwarming, just like the Yiddish songs that have delighted Ms. Reissa’s audiences.”

Joseph Berger, New York Times reporter; author of Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust

View the conversation on our Folksbiene! LIVE platform starting any time on January 18, 2022.
No registration required

Season 23/24

June 14, 2023

June 19, 2023

Starts October 18, 2023

Nov 14 – Dec 10, 2023

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