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Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski, Los Angeles, CA, 10 Aug, 2008

8/10 Arbeter Ring/Workmen's Circle presents
Far Yugnt/For Youth: the Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski

Sunday, August 10
2:00 pm
The Workmen's Circle
1525 S Robertson Blvd
Free admission, reservations not required.

Yiddishkayt is proud to participate in the annual commemoration of of Soviet Yiddish Writers. Fifty-six years ago, on August 12, 1952, the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin executed fourteen prominent Yiddish writers and Jewish communal officials in an attempt to wipe out Jewish culture.

This year, we recognize Soviet Jewish composer S. Polonski, who contributed several well-known songs to the Yiddish repertoire. The Mit Gezang Yiddish Chorus of the Workmen's Circle will delve deeper into Polonski's musical legacy, performing the entirety of his songbook written for Yiddish-speaking schoolchildren in the Soviet Union, published in 1931. This unique program will be in Yiddish and English.

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