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"It Sounds Better in Yiddish", Montreal, Canada, Mar 2, 2008

Yiddish Film Series: Humour
Hebrew film with English Subtitles

The Jewish Public Library presents the third of a three-part Yiddish Film Series on Humour, the 2004 film It Sounds Better in Yiddish on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Introduced by Rivka Augenfeld. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Miriam Blacher Glasrot and Josef Glasrot Endowment. Admission: $5 JPL members/students, $10 others. Call 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 for tickets and information.

This film, featuring comedians Dzigan and Shumacher, showcases the complex relationship among Yiddish, yiddishkeyt, and Hebrew in Israel, as well as the process of merging Yiddish and Israeli humor. Dzigan and Schumacher began their careers in Lodz in the late 1920s, fled to the Soviet Union with the outbreak of World War II, where they were imprisoned in Siberia, and immigrated to Israel in 1950.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.


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