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World of Yiddish

Past Sessions
Monday, May 20, 2019 15 Iyyar 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, April 15, 2019 10 Nisan 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, March 18, 2019 11 Adar II 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, February 18, 2019 13 Adar I 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, January 28, 2019 22 Shevat 5779 - 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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