Yiddish Culture Festival

In Memoriam Seth Brody and Mel Santer

This informal gathering meets periodically to enjoy film, music and speakers encompassing Yiddish and Eastern European culture. It is not necessary to speak or understand Yiddish to fully enjoy these events.

For Fall 2020, there will be no in-person meetings on campus, as Haverford is closed to visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please check the schedule below for any on-line activities.


For more information contact Jeff Tecosky-Feldman.

  • jtecosky [at] haverford.edu
  • jtecosky [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Jeff Tecosky-Feldman)
  • Prof. Dan Gillis
  • Prof. Sid Perloe

Fall 2020 Schedule

Sunday, September 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. (EST)

Dr. D. Zisl Slepovitch: Where is Our Homeland

Dr. D. Zisl Slepovitch, internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist, returns for a musical afternoon to present his most recent project, the new CD “Where is Our Homeland,” which includes songs based on testimonies of Holocaust survivors in the Fortunoff Archive at Yale. Dr. Slepovitch is a composer, arranger, translator, and music and Yiddish educator. He is the founder and leader of the Litvakus band, the Zisl Slepovitch Trio, and is involved in the music of many productions by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Most recently he appeared in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish directed by Joel Grey, and helped in the "resuscitation" of the music from "The Sorceress, ("Di Kisherfmakherin”) by Avrom Goldfadden staged recently in New York City.

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Enter the campus by the College Ave (back) entrance which is near Haverford Rd (NOT the Lancaster Ave/Rt 30 main entrance), and make an immediate left; park in any spot marked FACULTY/STAFF. Follow the path between Stokes Hall and the Dining Center which leads to Chase Hall on your right. The entrance is accessible with no steps.

  • Chase Hall
    Chase Hall
  • Chase Hall
    Stokes Hall

Support the Festival

We need your contribution to support this ongoing celebration of Yiddish culture, so please either make a gift online or send a check made out to Haverford College, with Yiddish Culture Festival written on the check or on an accompanying note to: Haverford College, Advancement Services, 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041.

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