Workmen's Circle is Proud to Announce Mame-loshn '96
Memorial Day WeekendMay 23-27, 1996
*KLEZMER BANDS* *CHILDREN'S PROGRAM* *EXCITING YIDDISH CABARET WITH GUEST MC* *SHIATSU WORKSHOP* *SPORTS* *PROGRAMS IN YIDDISH/YIDDISH & ENGLISH* brought to you by: Workmen's Circle Hemshekh Branch 105/Branch 2001 Mame-loshn '96 45 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 It will be the most talked about event of the year! Eat, drink, and be merry--in a Yiddish cultural atmosphere that allows for all levels of Yiddish ability--sing, dance, talk, walk, see film, davn, live, love and learn in Yiddish. From basic beginners' Yiddish to the erotica found deep within our literature, celebrate together our language and culture, past, present and future. For centuries, Yiddish has been a vital factor in our lives and Mame-Loshn '96 is proof. Workshops and entertainment take you through every facet of life from playing Yiddish basketball to playing the violin; from the religious roots of Yiddish to the romantic reveries of our authors; from computers to cooking; from drama to vaudeville. Mame-Loshn '96 takes place on a beautiful college campus in Fairfield, CT. Traditional and secular Shevuos services begin on Thursday, May 23. All meals are kosher and vegetarian or dairy. Arrive Thursday or Friday! *****Workshops****** Yiddish language: Yiddish is alive and well in 1996 and at Mame-Loshn '96, Yiddish grows even more! We will have Yiddish language classes at a variety of levels, including an expanded number of Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Intensive, Literature/Poetry, a workshop for teachers of Yiddish and even a workshop for teaching Yiddish to children. Each class is designed to offer the participants as full an exposure to the vocabulary, idiom, and grammar as is appropriate. Course materials will be provided by the instructor. Instructors include: Nikolai Borodulin, Pesakh Fiszman, Itsik Gottesman, Chava Lapin, Marcia Gruss Levinsohn, Avrom-Yankev Sachs, and Pessl Semel Beckler Stern. Some sessions begin Friday. Others begin Saturday. Many sessions do not require consecutive attendance. Yiddish for Women of the 90's: Sheva Zucker presents an exciting new program, a Yiddish language course with a focus on women and women's issues including health, home, workplace and more. Men are welcome too! In Yiddish. Di Amerikaner Baleboste (The American Baleboste): Shulamis Berger's workshop explores images of the Modern Jewish Woman as seen through the eyes of advertisers of the 1920 and 1930's. In Yiddish and English. "Boychiks in the Hood": Robert Eisenberg, author of a successful new book about the Hasidic Underground, shares his insight about the various Hasidic communities in America and around the world. In Yiddish and English. Fantastic Storytelling: Miriam Hoffman is your guide on this wonderful journey into the stories and legends that have evolved in our culture, our history and our language. Presented in Yiddish and English. Jewish Genealogy: Learn how to trace your roots, using modern tools and antiquarian archives. So many of our riches come from our past, learn how to find out more about your own. Instructor: Deborah Braverman. In English.Yiddish. Folksong: Join Shulamis Dion on the magical musical journey into the rich heritage of folksong we have acquired and developed through the years. In Yiddish and English. Mendele On Line: Join Khayem Bochner and venture into Yiddish-Cyberspace, learn about Mendele, the on-line publication for Yiddish and Yidishkeyt and delve into the untapped possibilities that disseminate our language through the Internet. This is also a prime opportunity for the many MENDLEYNER (You know who you are!) to meet each other. In Yiddish. Homosexuality In Yiddish Film: Hollywood has its "Celluloid Closet." Yiddish film makers, too, were quite taken with sexuality. Our special guest Eve Sicular will take us on her well-researched tour through the themes of ethnic and sexual identity in Yiddish film. In English with Yiddish. Yiddish Lit 101 Was Never Like This: Mendy Cahan takes you on a stroll through the centuries from the Purimshpil of 1697 through a comparative study of the Yiddish translation of Fanny Hill, visiting with Manger, and Glatstein, and others along the way. In Yiddish. Women in Yiddish Literature: Sheva Zucker's new workshops cover the great work and biographies of Yiddish women writers, poets and novelists. Presented in Yiddish and English. The Mame-loshn '96 Players: The lights on Broadway --or Second Avenue--were never brighter than they are at Mame-loshn, where Richard Carlow of the Folksbiene Theater will produce and direct a theater piece--in Yiddish, of course--starring our very own Mame-Loshn '96 guests. Yiddish Theater: Miriam Hoffman presents your ticket to Jewish Theater from it's Golden Age right up to the present. In Yiddish. Der Payatz - Around the World with Yiddish Theater - The Herman Yablokoff Story: Anita Willens, the daughter of Alexander Olshanetsky and stepdaughter of Herman Yablokoff, offers us an insider's view of the life of the well-known Yiddish actor, singer, songwriter, playwright, director and producer. Yablokoff is best known for international standards such as Papirossen and Shveig Mayn Hartz or Nature Boy . This program is adapted from the recently translated autobiography of the same title, available at the Jewish Book Center of The Workmen s Circle. In Yiddish and English. The Virtual Shtetl: Iosif Vaisman comes to Mame-Loshn '96 with his "Virtual Shtetl" web page, a vast resource for Yidishkayt on the Internet. In English with Yiddish. Shorashim: New and traditional folk dances featuring Eastern-European and Israeli steps keep you spinning and whirring. Learn the steps during the day and dance with our bands at night. Led by Sasha, theWorkmen s Circle dance leader. In English with Yiddish. Tsi Kenstu Shiatsu?: A hands-on workshop, with instruction in Yiddish by our certified masseur, Mendy Cahan, in the tactile arts of Swedish massage, shiatsu, trigger point, and reflexology. Bring your own oils. (towels too.) In Yiddish. Panel Discussion: Ken Yidish Hobn a Kiem on Frumkayt? (What is the Fate of Yiddish without Religiosity?) Join our team of panelists in the latest debate about our mame-loshn discussing the potential for survival of the language in a solely secular environment. Is religion the sine qua non of our language, or can it evolve--or even survive--among the non-religious? In Yiddish. Children's Program: Under the direction of Zoe Goldberg, our children will speak, dance, play, perform, tell a joke or two, and sing--in Yiddish, of course. Jewish Jeopardy is on the agenda, as well as the Maccabbean Games--bring your balls and bats, and bring you best sports shoes, too. Our 1995 program attracted 28 children of varying ages. Nothing would please us better. In English with Yiddish. For ages 5-13. Workshops given in "Yiddish and English" are given twice, once in each language. Workshops offered in "Yiddish with English" are given in a combination of the two languages. FILM -- SQUARE DANCING -- MUSIC -- SHMUES -- KLEZMORIM!!! *****Entertainment: Evenings will be filled with klezmer music, song, dance, film, and shmues, and even a bisl of the "naye land" with *square dancing*--called in Yiddish! Join the Wholesale Klezmer Band, Klezamir and the Yale Klezmer Band...Cantor Naomi Hirsch, Betty Silberman and more as we celebrate our heritage, our culture, and our love of Yidishkayt.WHOLESALE KLEZMER BAND!