Yiddish Theater: A Love Story


The Folksbiene Yiddish Theater of New York is the oldest continuously operating Yiddish theater in the world, having opened on the Lower East Side over 90 years ago.  The wonderful music and singing in the film will bring back Yiddish memories and the nostalgic story, told through interviews with veteran and aged performers from the Yiddish theatrical world, will help you appreciate the vibrancy of the Yiddish theater. 

Underwritten by Gloria and Ken Levy


Director: Dan Katzir
Writers: Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus
Country: USA
Language: English and Yiddish (with subtitles)
Website: http://www.yiddishtheater.net/
Running time: 80 minutes
Format: 35mm
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary

Find more details at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1077275/

Cast & Crew

Zypora Spaisman

This film features Zypora Spaisman, who—in her eighties—worked tirelessly to keep this Yiddish Theater alive. She died before she learned of her success.

Other cast:
Shifra Lerer
Roni Neuman
Zalmen Mlotek
Felix Fibich

Zypora Spaisman

Film Trailer

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