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Learning Unlimited: Sholem Aleichem's Comic Characters

Tue, March 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Learning Unlimited
Sholem Aleichem’s Comic Characters

Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) is known for pioneering the use the Yiddish language as a language of literature and lending it the legitimacy of that art. In his stories he created comic characters that can inform us about Jewish life in Eastern Europe.  Best known today as author of the Tevye stories, adapted as the musical "Fiddler on the Roof," Sholem Aleichem wrote numerous stories about "Der klayne menschele," the ordinary, struggling Jew in a mostly hostile world. Sholem Aleichem created comic characters like Menachem Mendel and Mottel, the Cantor's son to dispel the despair that comes with poverty and alienation.  Join Professor Loretta Denner who speaks both Hebrew and Yiddish for this discussion with readings from Aleichem’s texts.

$5.00 Members With Advanced Registration

$7.00 Non-Members With Advanced Registration

$10.00 All Day of Registrations

Please call 415.444.8000 to register.
Registrations are non-refundable.

Learning Unlimited lectures are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Carol & Duff Kurland and Donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund in support of Adult & Senior Programs 

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