affiche_un_violon_sur_le_toitFiddler on the roof
If I were a rich man!

Libretto: Joseph Stein
Music: Jerry Bock
French version: Stéphane Laporte
Direction and choreography: Jeanne Deschaux

French version of the American musical by Joseph Stein and Jerry Bock, which became a Broadway classical of the sixties.

Based on Sholem Aleykhem's novel "Tevie the Milkman", this comedy puts on stage the various characters of a village somewhere in Russia, at the beginning of the twentieth century. A match-maker, a rabbi, a butcher, a Bolshevik, as well as all the other inhabitants of the village intervene in the life of Tevie, whose three main concerns in life are: how to make a living, how to marry his daughters, and how to make sure God will not take offense for all the liberties he takes with the tradition and the religion.

Until April 6, 2010 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm

At the "Palace" 

8 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre 75009 Paris


- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: 23 € instead of 45 € in "golden circle", 20 € instead of 39 € in 1st category, 16 € instead of 32 € in  2nd category
(within the limits of available space).
- Saturdays: 30 € instead of de 45 € in "golden circle", 25 € instead of 39 € in 1st category, 20 € instead of 32 € in 2nd category (within the limits of available space).

Mandatory reservations at +33(
0)1 40 22 60 00 (Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 8pm) presenting the membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre.

in concert

Wednesday April 7 at 8:30pm
From the Shtetl to Paris, Talila sings in Yiddish and tells stories in French…

Teddy Lasry piano
Pierre Mortarelli double bass
Olivier Manoury bandoneon
Joseph Fartoukh drums

at the Café de la Danse 
5 passage Louis Philippe
75011 Paris

Tickets: Fnac - Carrefour - 0 892 68 36 22 (0,34 €/min) -

For our members:
12 € instead of 16,80 €. (within the limits of available space) 

Mandatory reservations
with Madame Lune by phone at 01 43 66 28 89 or by e-mail : presenting the membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre

Additional information: or download flyer


talilayiddishbluesTalila Mon yiddish blues
(My Yiddish blues)

This album takes you where you did not expect to be. Those who think that a Yiddish song must be accompanied by klezmer music will be lost. We wanted to get rid of the "post-card" image by being ourselves: musicians living in Paris and being under influence of different traditions.

Teddy Lasry made the arrangements with his background of a jazz musician but also integrating the tradition of Hassidic melodies. Because Jewish music is exactly this: an art of mixing different genres, from a rumba to the musicals of New York.

This CD is also a book, where Talila, in 22 short stories, tells her life of a daughter of Polish Jews who choose to immigrate to France.

Album available starting on April 6

order it

Train_de_7h40_Affiche_NetThe 7:40 train 
and other railway tales
A family show (from the age of 7 to 107)

Immersed in Yiddish culture and Klezmer music, this musical tale is the last creation of the French-Israeli artist Alain Karpati.

During about a quarter of a century Benjamin Wolff worked as a musician on bard of the Orient-Express train. This musical tale follows the different railway adventures along the route between London, Paris and Istanbul. During that time Benjamin Wolff recorded on a tape-recorder his most interesting adventures as well as surprising music. Using this "black box," which crossed the twentieth century, Alain Karpati tells the stories and plays the music, using his clarinet, his voice, and a number of other devices.

Alain Karpati, musician and story-teller
Thanks to his training as an actor-story teller and as a musician playing multiple instruments, Alain Karpati specialized in shows that combine tales and music. His great interest is to tell the stories with... or without words.  As a soloist or in company of other musicians, he plays with space and time to crate powerful memories. Mostly known through the two great  Klezmer groups of the French stage:  Le Grand Klezmer and  Les Klez Têtes, he is a story teller, a clarinetist and the founder of the two groups.
For more information: 

Until April 11, 2010
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:45pm
Sundays at 3:30pm

At the Théâtre de l'Aire Falguière 

55 rue de la Convention 75015 Paris
Metro: Volontaires / Plaisance

10 € instead of 15 € (within the limits of available space).
Mandatory reservations at +33(0)1 56 58 02 32
presenting the membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre.

photo_de_ben Ben Zimet
and Yiddish Quartet

New show
Songs and tales of Yiddishland

With Maurice Delaistier, violin, guitar - Louis Derouin, bass - Michel Derouin, piano, accordion, percussion and the participation of Nicole Uzan.

In twenty songs Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-American and Tajik, poems and stories spoken in French, Yiddish Quartet tells us Yiddishland.

Starting Thursday, May 6, 2010
From Thursday to Saturday at 9:00pm
and Sunday at 5:00

at the "Théâtre du Tambour Royal"  
94 rue du Faubourg du Temple 75011 Paris

Prices: € 16 instead of 21 € instead (within the limits of available space).
Mandatory reservations  at 01 48 06 72 34 presenting Membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre.

Théâtre de la vieille grille

1, rue Puits de l'Ermite 75005 PARIS

This  cabaret proposes regularly shows on Jewish themes. 

See the program

Tickets: 11 € instead of 16 €. (Attention: no preferential pricing for shows with tickets at 11€, nor for children's shows, priced at 10€ and 5€).
Mandatory reservations presenting Membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre