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Kids & Yiddish:
The Reunion Special

Our beloved family show returns, featuring many of the original Off-Broadway cast members as well as new performers.
Kids and Yiddish: The Reunion Special is a benefit for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene through permission from Theatre Authority, Inc


Participating in the special are: Adrian BannerNorah BergmanJoanne Borts, Josh Dolgin, Charlie Dresdner, Johnny Dresdner, Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Fishman, Michael Fox, Sophie Knapp, Margot Leverett, Rebecca Lawrence Levy, Aaron Mayer, Lisa Mayer, Zach Mayer, Stav Meishar, Avram Mlotek, Hillel Yosl Mlotek, Missy Mlotek Schonbrun, Ravi Mlotek, Sarah Mlotek, Zalmen Mlotek, Jenny Romaine, Dinah Slepovitch, D. Zisl Slepovitch, Jordan Wax, and Michael Winograd.

Kids & Yiddish: The Reunion Special is produced by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, with Avram Mlotek (Co-Director/Executive Producer) and Elisha Mlotek (Co-Director/Executive Producer); Zalmen Mlotek (Musical Director); Michael Winograd (Audio Supervisor); and Joanne H Borts (Script Consultant and Original Direction).

Kids and Yiddish is originally written by Joanne H Borts, Michael Fox, and Zalmen Mlotek. Kids and Yiddish: The Reunion Special is written by Joanne H Borts, Michael Fox, Zalmen Mlotek and Avram Mlotek
Edited by Elisha Mlotek.

Kids and Yiddish was originally a concert created by Zalmen Mlotek with Adrienne Cooper, Joanne H Borts and Michael Fox for the Workmen’s Circle in 1993. In 1998 Joanne H Borts teamed up with Mlotek and Michael Fox to create a show that was modeled after Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street. It was then presented every year for about 12 years at the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene. With glowing reviews in The New York Times, the NYTF created a CD called “Kids and Yiddish A Musical Adventure.” The original cast was just the four original creators but in subsequent theatrical versions produced by the NYTF, children were added along with more actors and musicians, most of whom are joining for this online reunion special. 

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:





through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.

Please note that Kids and Yiddish The Reunion Special is no longer available for viewing, due to our agreements with the performing arts unions.

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