Category Archives: Featured

Sound Salon with Miriam Isaacs, The Stonehill Jewish Song Collection

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm 126 Memorial Library, 728 State St. Click here for more information.

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Sound Salon with Bill and Bobbie Malone: Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country Music and Lois Lenski: Storycatcher

Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm 126 Memorial Library, 728 State St. Click here for more information.

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Der Shmues

Der Shmues the Yiddish conversation group Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm Reading Room, University Club 803 State St., Madison, WI

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Sound Salon Attractive Hebrews: The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, 1901-1905

New date! October 18, 2016 7:00 – 9:00pm Wayside Dining Room University Club, 803 State St.

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“The Man Who Was Almost Charles Lindbergh” on To the Best of Our Knowledge

Our latest segment of In Record Time, produced for the nationally-syndicated WPR program To the Best of Our Knowledge, features Mayrent Institute director Henry Sapoznik telling the curious story of Charles A. Levine, the first transatlantic passenger. Through a series … Continue reading

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Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik Translates the Sounds of “Coney Island”

Mayrent Institute director Henry Sapoznik spent 2015 as a Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow, focusing on the work of radio director and on-air personality Victor Packer. Packer worked for Brooklyn-based WLTH from the late 1930s until 1942, filling four hours of … Continue reading

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Sound Salon with Henry Sapoznik and Sherry Mayrent

Sound Salon with Henry Sapoznik and Sherry Mayrent Sunday, May 15, 2016 11:00am – 1:00pm SPACE 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL

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World Records 2016

April 14-15, 2016 Featuring panels on world vernacular musics, copyright, access, preservation, and archiving, plus a live concert with Henry Sapoznik, KlezKamp faculty members Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz, and other great local artists. See the full schedule of events … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Century of Yiddish at UW-Madison

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Yiddish instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With its initial offering in the fall semester of 1916, Wisconsin became the first university in the country to offer Yiddish-language instruction. An announcement for this … Continue reading

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Listen to Abraham Goldfaden’s “Vayzuso”

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