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World of Yiddish

Past Sessions
Monday, February 24, 2020 29 Shevat 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2019 18 Kislev 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, November 18, 2019 20 Cheshvan 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Cantor Stewart Figa for a journey through Yiddish songs, poetry, literature, history, lore and more. No previous knowledge of Yiddish is required.

As member of the New Budapest Orpheum Society, a Chicago based musical troupe dedicated to reviving European Jewish music from the first half of the 20th century, stewart Figa has sung at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and at the Neue Gallerie in New York City.

In the 1980’s Mr. Figa performed for several seasons in Yiddish Theatre productions in New York City, having had the privilege of working with some of the legendary greats of the Yiddish stage. A recognized singer of the Yiddish repertoire, he appeared in a guest role singing on the CBS-TV Golden Globe Award-winning program Brooklyn Bridge, and has given concerts locally at the Harold Washington Library, the Spertus Institute, the Arts Club of Chicago, Anshe Emet, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, North Shore Congregation Israel, and has appeared as a soloist with the Halevi Choral Society. He has received Degrees from Northwestern University and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

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