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Columbia Greene Ulster Jewish Federation Event

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 11:00 am
Temple Israel of Catskill
220 Spring St
Catskill, NY

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Please join us for this special event that brings our Jewish communities together!

Yiddish: The Future for a Culture with a Past with Henry Sapoznik

Henry Sapoznik is a five-time Grammy nominated record and radio producer, banjoist, author, and ethnomusicologist in the fields of Yiddish, American popular and traditional music.
A child of Polish Holocaust survivors and the product of an Orthodox yeshiva education, Sapoznik pioneered the revival of klezmer music and, in 1985 founded KlezKamp, the first program designed to teach traditional Yiddish folk arts.

Sapoznik has produced/recorded 43 recordings and his release of “The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders 1901-1905” won the 2017 Certificate of Merit from the prestigious Association of Recorded Sounds Collections.

He received the 2002 Peabody award for his 13-part NPR series “The Yiddish Radio Project,” whose collection of over 5,000 broadcasts is in the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

Sapoznik was nominated for an Emmy award for his music to the 2000 film “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.”

Special presentation by Jacquelyn Shapiro, Associate Regional Director, Network of Independent Communities, Jewish Federations of North America

Sumptuous brunch: $25 per person


You will have the opportunity to privately make a gift to support your Jewish community.

Event Co-Chairs:
Jill Blitzer
Jeff Farber
Dr. Anna Kadish
Gail Levy
Steven Mann
Harriet Miller
Anne Richter
Bonnie Schroader
Carol Super Gold
Rabbi Zoe B. Zak

Following the Columbia Greene Ulster Jewish Federation Event, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will offer special early admission for event attendees at 1:30 PM. Admission is $14 per person (free for Temple Israel of Catskill members).

Catering in accordance with the Kashrut policy of Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.
Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions or require other special accommodations to attend. We will do our best to meet your needs.

This event is generously sponsored by Brad Peck Inc. & The Lofgren Agency Inc. Insurance.



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