January 17, 2018 12:00 pm
In The Spotlight – the Music of the Yiddish Theatre or “Second Avenue”
with Cantor Russ
Like most of the people who made it what it was, the American Yiddish theatre was born in Europe but found its greatest success in America. And though its 1882 American premiere ended in a brawl, Yiddish theatre (or “Second Avenue,” after the Manhattan street that housed most of the theatres) quickly became a wildly popular entertainment choice for American Jews in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its songs captured the aura of an era embodying, often simultaneously, the joy, sorrow, humor, and tragedy of a generation caught between two worlds. We hope you can join us as Cantor Russ helps us navigate this powerful force in the turn-of-the-century immigrant experience. Lunch is served at 12 noon,$5 per person. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, January 15th. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066.