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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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Upcoming events!

Sound Salon with Jim Leary  Folksongs of Another America: Lost Sounds from the Upper Midwest November 12, 2015 For a complete list of future events click here.

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World Records

March 14-15, 2013 The Mayrent Collection consists of over 9,000 78rpm recordings reflecting all aspects of Jewish cultural life. Join us for an invigorating symposium that introduces the collection, places it in the context of other American ethnic musics recorded … Continue reading

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