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  • First Summer Institute in Yiddish Attracts 50 Students to Bar-ilan

    Some 50 students from Israel, the United States and other countries are participating in a three-week Yiddish summer studies program at Bar-Ilan University — the first such program to be offered by an Israeli university — that begins August 3. Prof. Gershon Winer, who holds the Rena Costa Chair in Yiddish Language at Bar-Ilan, said… More ▸

  • David Ellin Dead at 61

    David Ellin, a popular actor in the Yiddish Theater who also appeared on Broadway, died Tuesday at Leon Lenox Hill Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 61 years old and lived in Manhattan. Ellin came to New York from his native Montreal to study at the American Academy of Arts. He made his… More ▸

  • Pesach’ke Burstein Dead at 89

    Services were held here Tuesday for Pesach’ke Burstein, a giant of the Yiddish theater who died Sunday at Lenox Hill Hospital, following a short illness. He would have been 90 years old on April 15. Known throughout the world as the “Vilner Komiker,” Burstein, together with his wife, Lillian Lux, played to packed houses in… More ▸

  • Yiddish Musical Actors Picket Magazine That Won’t List Their Play

    While the Yiddish musical “A Match Made in Heaven” will go on as scheduled, it will not be among the hundreds of cultural events listed weekly in The New Yorker Magazine’s “Goings on About Town” column, the subject of a continuing dispute here. (See December 12 Bulletin for background.) The magazine’s decision not to list… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Negotiations Between Polish Officials and Jewish Delegation Define the Protection

    The nature and extent of Jewish claims regarding the protection and restoration of the 1000-year-old Polish-Jewish cultural and religious heritage was defined here in negotiations between the Polish government and an eight-member Jewish delegation headed by World Jewish Congress president Edgar Bronfman, it was announced here yesterday. The negotiations followed a three-day official visit to… More ▸

  • Bronfman, in Warsaw, to Confer with Polish President

    World Jewish Congress president Edgar Bronfman arrived in Warsaw today for a two-day stay during which he will confer with Polish President Wojciech Jaruzelski, meet local Jewish community leaders and attend a performance of the Warsaw Yiddish Theater now celebrating its 35th anniversary. Bronfman arrived in Warsaw from Moscow. No details were immediately available on… More ▸

  • Arye Zimuki Dead at 65

    Arye Zimuki, a veteran journalist who held senior positions in Zionist organizations in Israel while working full time as a journalist, died yesterday and was buried here today. His funeral was attended by President Chaim Herzog, Cabinet ministers, Knesset members and government and Zionist officials of all political persuasions. Zimuki, 65, was the senior political… More ▸

  • Poland to Observe 35th Anniversary of the Jewish State Theater

    The Polish government will observe the 35th anniversary of the Jewish State Theater, the Yiddish theater in Warsaw with a series of commemorative events at the beginning of December, Stephan Grayek, chairman of the World Federation of Polish Jews, reported here on his return from Poland last week. The Jewish State Theater was founded shortly… More ▸