Yiddish Festival Returning to City This Spring

Yiddish Festival Returning to City This Spring

By David Klassen

A popular Yiddish festival is returning to Winnipeg in a few weeks, as the Rady Jewish Community Centre prepares to celebrate the fourth Mameloshen: Festival of Yiddish Entertainment and Culture.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery will host the festival May 22, 31 and June 13 to 14.

“The Rady JCC is pleased to be working with the I.L. Peretz Folk School Endowment Trust in presenting this wonderful series which plays an integral role in preserving the place that Yiddish has in our community,” said Tamar Barr, Rady JCC program director and festival co-producer

As a spectacular finale to the 2012 festival, Mameloshen will bring to life excerpts from “Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish.”

“Just about everyone in the modern world knows Fiddler on the Roof and this production of excerpts will feature the best known songs, with simultaneous translations in English,” Barr added.

For tickets, call (204) 477-7510 or visit RadyJCC.com.