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Vortkunst: The Art of the Yiddish Word

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Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

303 Dodge Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202

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Join us for a wortkontsert (word concert) and recitation of Yiddish poetry and prose performed by renowned Yiddish stage actor, Shane Baker. The selections will be both humorous and dramatic, and Baker will provide context, history, and background for each.

About the presenter: Shane Baker is the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today. With the Congress for Jewish Culture, he has performed, lectured, and given classes in Yiddish theater and literature the world over; and tours with his critically acclaimed one-man show The Big Bupkis! A Complete Gentile’s Guide to Yiddish Vaudeville. With the New Yiddish Rep, he has played Yankl in God of Vengeance, and Vladimir in his own Yiddish translation of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.

Presented in conjunction with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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