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“How Yiddish Changed America and America Changed Yiddish” with Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish - Join us for a book presentation with Josh Lambert and Ilan Stavans!

Prof. Josh Lambert (UMass Amherst) and Prof. Ilan Stavans (Amherst College) will discuss their new book, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish—a diverse anthology of the influences and inspirations of Yiddish voices in America—radical, dangerous, and seductive, but also sweet, generous, and full of life. The book will be published at Restless Books in January 2020- read more about the book here:

The event is sponsored by Aleph: Institute for Jewish Ideas, the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project.


Danielle Moghadam,, 860-231-6366

Judaic Studies (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English Department, Literatures, Cultures and Languages, UConn Master Calendar

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