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Sunday, June 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Varieties of Yiddishism for the 21st Century

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Rokhl Kafrissen came to Yiddish as a young adult in college in the late 1990s. In the intervening two decades, the Yiddish world has changed and grown in some surprising ways. Today, interest in Yiddish comes from many places, and with many kinds of politics. Join Rokhl as she reflects on her own journey to Yiddish and what she sees as the future for Yiddishism.

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Rokhl Kafrissen

Rokhl is a journalist and playwright in New York City. She spent many years as a supertitle operator for New York's lively Yiddish theater scene, an experience which planted the seed for her new play, Shtumer Shabes. Her ‘Rokhl’s Golden City’ column covers new Yiddish art and... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST