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"Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song" with Janie Respitz, Montreal, Quebec, Apr 25, 2007

Three-part presentation with Janie Respitz on "Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song."

Part 1 on folk song writer Mark M. Warshawsky on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 2 on Mordecai Gebirtig, the Carpenter from Cracow on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 3 on The Jewish Life Cycle on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

All three presentations will be at FEDERATION CJA, 96 Roger Pilon, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Cost $10 per lecture or $25 for all three. For information call the Jewish Public Library at (514) 345-2627 ext. 3033 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

Warshawsky’s songs were so popular that even in his lifetime they were sung as if they had been around forever. We still sing his songs today, but as his friend Sholem Aleichem predicted: “we will remember the songs but not the man.” Learn about the man behind these favourite songs: Oyfyn Pripechik, Tayere Malke, Di Mezinke and Di Yontevdike Teg.

Janie Respitz is a performer of Yiddish songs and an experienced teacher of the Yiddish language and a variety of topics dealing with Yiddish literature, Eastern European Jewish history and Yiddish folklore.

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