July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Klezmer: Music and Community in Twentieth-Century Philadelphia, with Hankus Netsky

Thursday, July 30, 7pm


Join the Yiddish Book Center for a conversation with virtuoso musician and ethnomusicologist Hankus Netsky, who helped spark the revival of klezmer music in America and around the world. His latest book provides a lively overview of the folk musical tradition as practiced in Philadelphia’s twentieth-century Jewish community. Through interviews, archival research, and recordings, Hankus constructs an ethnographic portrait of Philadelphia’s Jewish musicians, the environment in which they worked, and the repertoire they performed at local Jewish lifestyle and communal celebrations.


Register for the event on Zoom here or watch live on the Yiddish Book Center’s Facebook page here.


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Dr. Ruth’s Journey from Holocaust Orphan to Fame

Thursday, August 13, 8pm


Dr. Ruth will share her story of how she moved to the United States and started her career. She will discuss the philosophies that guide her in life and how her new documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, revealed a side of her life that even her own children never fully understood until recently.


Watch here!