Itsik Manger 100th Birthday Program
Yiddish of Greater Washington

Beloved Yiddish poet Itsik Manger was born 100 years ago. Manger is frequently acclaimed as the greatest Yiddish poet of the twentieth century, and his work on Biblical themes, the holocaust, Israel, and the Jewish/Yiddish culture of Eastern Europe is some of the richest, most thoroughly enjoyable, and most influential exploration of Jewish thought and feeling that was produced in the twentieth century.

The very special celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Yiddish poet Itsik Manger took place on January 21, 2001 in Cafe Kasrilevke, JCC of Greater Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington, the JCC, and the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring.

Manger celebration began with the introduction by Hilda Rubin who organized the event.
Professor Max Ticktin discussed Manger's life and work, and his contribution to Yiddish and Jewish culture.


Songs by Manger were performed by acclaimed local artists Shulamit Resnick, Frieda Enoch, and Maurice Singer.


Singers were accompanied by Larry Robinson and Mira Yemini.
Washington's own Yiddish acting troupe, Di Shpilers, have prepared some of Manger's poetry.

The event was a unique opportunity to experience some of the magic of the work of Itsik Manger.
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