THE GREATEST GENERATION presents
a Winter 2014 Jewish Film Festival
IN THE FIDDLER’S HOUSE: ITZHAK PERLMAN
A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF KLEZMER
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2-4 p.m.
Klezmer is the celebration music of Eastern European Jews around the world. Reflecting the interplay of dance tunes, folk songs and liturgical music in the diverse Yiddish-speaking culture that flourished in Eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black Sea until 1939, it also resonates with the influences of Romanian, Ukrainian, Polish, Russia, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian and Roma (Gypsy) musical art. Carried to the shores of North America and throughout the globe by the waves of Jewish immigrants who left the old world in the late 19th and 20th centuries, klezmer music has survived Hitler and Stalin, oppression and assimilation.
Itz hak Perlman explores the remarkable burst of vitality in contemporary klezmer music. Serving as a charmingly humorous guide, he will journey from New York City’s Lower East Side to the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, visiting and performing with a wide cross-section of popular klezmer groups. The film, which runs approximately 55 minutes, includes Perlman’s special guests Red Buttons and Fyvish Finkel.
Please join us for another entertaining afternoon while enjoying “more than a nosh”.
Please r.s.v.p. by January 6th to the temple office 516-621-8049
We apologize for any inconvenience caused regarding the “nosh” at our
October program. In an effort to avoid this from happening again,
the fee of $10 will be accepted with your reservation ($15 at the door).
We sincerely thank you for your cooperation.