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How FIDDLER has become…

Sincere thanks to Paul Wieder of the JUF News for this new post about my August lecture series for the Chicago YIVO Society’s annual Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture 🙂 ************************* September 22, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Broadway performance of Fiddler on the Roof. But first, in August, Jan Lisa Huttner will present her […]

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5774: Shabbat Pinchas

7/11/14: Our wonderful Rabbi (Rabbi Heidi Hoover) is away on a well-earned vacation, so Services at Temple Beth Emeth are lay-lead for the month of July. Knowing of my interest in the Daughters of Zelophehad, I was invited to do tonight’s D’var Torah on Parsha Pinchas (the weekly portion in which the Daughters of Zelophehad make their […]

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6/24: Fiddling in Brooklyn

Huge thanks to my schvesters in Park Slope Hadassah for the opportunity to present my latest program on Fiddler on the Roof: FROM GOLD TO DIAMOND Moving Beyond Our Father’s Fiddler The audience was feisty and fully present, and my schvesters gave me several new things to think about as I continue my research on Fiddler on […]

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8/13 HWLC

UPDATE Follow this link for the summary of this lecture that appears in the Fall 2013 issue of the Chicago YIVO Bulletin: Fall2013ChgoYIVO “There with my love I’m home.”   Thanks to everyone who came to the Harold Washington Library Center in the Chicago Loop for last night’s lecture. Wow, what a spectacle! Click here to […]

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AJEC “Yente”

From Yente to Yenta: How a Name became a Noun A presentation to the Adult Jewish Education Cooperative Hosted by Congregation Or Shalom of Vernon Hills (IL) Mah nish tanah ha performance ha zeh? Every time I set off to see a new production of Fiddler on the Roof, the thing I most want to know […]

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Munster’s Fiddler

From April ’07 Spotlight: Anatevka bloomed anew last month in Munster, Indiana, during a delightful five-week run at the Theatre at the Center. Once back home in Chicago, I called director Bill Pullinsi to follow-up on some of the details. I told Bill that, as a Fiddler on the Roof aficionado, I was delighted to […]

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