Summer Trip to the Yiddish Book Center in Massachusetts
Sunday, July 24 from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Join us for a visit to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The summer trip includes transportation, kosher lunch and snacks, and a special guided tour of the Center’s architecturally unique building, designed to recall a shtetl—the iconic Jewish town of Eastern Europe— and set on the grounds of a scenic apple orchard in Amherst, Massachusetts. Our guided tour of the Center’s permanent and visiting exhibits will introduce you to Yiddish literature and culture, and the glory days of the Yiddish media through clips from classic Yiddish films, recordings of vintage Yiddish radio programs, and newspaper clippings and authentic pressroom equipment in the Yiddish print shop. In other exhibits, you’ll explore the world of rural Jews in pre-war eastern Europe; meet three immigrant families through their personal stories, pictures, and other artifacts; and…
$150, includes transportation, kosher lunch, snack and tour.
Meet at 8 am in front of the NY Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 41st Street