35234084_pOn the occasion of the exhibition Futur antérieur : l'avant-garde et le livre yiddish (1914-1939).

Around An-sky

A program by Sylvie-Anne Goldberg, historian, EHESS. 
with Carlo Brandt, actor.

Wednesday April 29,  2009 at 7:30 pm 
at the  Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
71 rue du Temple -
Paris 3e - Metro Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville 

Solomon Rappoport, a.k.a. Shoylem An-sky, was born in 1863 in the "Jewish Settlement Area" of Russia and died in 1920 in Warsaw.
The life of this participant and witness of a bygone world, had for scenery the difficulties of Jewish existence in tsarist Russia, the blackness of Russian mines, the misery of political exiles in Paris and in Switzerland, the stimulation of the Saint-Petersbourg intelligentsia, the disasters of the Great War and of the 1917 revolution
Immersed in revolutionary action or in the salvation of Jews, An-sky never ceased to write: short stories, poetry, essays, journals, conferences, correspondence.
His complete works in Russian were published during his lifetime, then, after his death, in Yiddish. Yet, of this complex personality, the posterity retained only one work: The Dybbuk , a play that was staged for the first time in Yiddish in 1920, one month after the author’s death, then adapted for the screen by Michal Waszynski in 1937. Hero of the Ashkenazi saga at the turn of the 20th century, An-sky headed an ethnographic expedition in order to gather the remnants of a traditional Jewish life, in a premonition of its near end. The gathered materials were hardly exploited, but their influence can be felt in the avant-garde creations presented in the exhibition

Members entrance fee:
3 € instead of 5 €. (Within the limit of available seats)
Mandatory reservations at +33 (0)1 53 01 86 48, Mondays to Fraydays 2pm - 6pm or by e-mail presenting membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre

Entrance fee to the exhibition: 4,50 € instead of 7 € for members of the Paris Yiddish Centre.


by Martin Sherman

with Perrine Moran 

A miniature saga which takes us from the pogroms in Russia to the current Middle-East conflict, and which, through the intimate and full of humor narrative of Rose, relates the influence of History on everyone’s life. A strong and clear-sighted text by the author of Bent, staged for the first time in France.

For more information

Sundays at 6:30 pm
Studio 77 Théâtre
77 rue de Montreuil -
Paris 11e - Metro Rue des Boulets ou Nation 

Entrance fees: 10 € instead of 15 €. (limited availabity)
Mandatory reservations at 09 52 44 06 57 or by
e-mail presenting membership card of Paris Yiddish Centre


My yiddish blues

Talila's yiddishland is timeless: it wears a Perfecto jacket under a smock made in shtetl! The stories Talila tells in between her songs - admirable in their simplicity - are about the contemporary Jewish ambiguity.
The characters in the songs and in the stories blur the trails. 
Nowhere will you find an artist, such as Talila, who brings to life Yiddish music in such a way: with irony, causticity and relevance.

With her musicians led by Teddy Lasry, she sings a universal language and reasserts the brilliant modernity of Yiddish.

Talila presents her new album « Yiddish Blues 2 » on stage 

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9pm and Sunday at 3pm
Théâtre du Tambour Royal
94 rue du Faubourg du Temple (passage Piver) - Paris 11e - metro Goncourt ou Belleville 

Entrance fee: 16 € instead of 21 €. (limited availability)
Mandatory reservations at  01 48 06 72 34 presenting membership card or the
Paris Yiddish Centre