Yiddish Film Series (2017-18)

Cohen Chapel

The Last Film of the
Fifth Annual Lewis-Rushefsky
Yiddish Film Festival


This musical drama stars a lonely wanderer, a circus performer and Esther, the shoemaker's daughter, whose family tries to marry her into a prominent family. One
of the film's centerpieces is a Purim spiel (Purim
play) with its parade of costumes and music.
The Jester's lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces provide a glimpse of Warsaw's then-thriving Yiddish revues and cabarets, which were destroyed soon after.

You don't have to speak Yiddish to enjoy them because they all have subtitles.  There is no fee to attend and light refreshments (popcorn & soda) will be available. For additional information, contact Brenda Bergstein at brenda [dot] bergstein [at] gmail [dot] com or 301-910-3520

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
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