Shabbat Service and Cultural Program
We are happy to welcome back a well received speaker:
Caraid O’Brien on Sholem Asch
Irish born writer and performer Caraid O’Brien is returning to speak about the brilliant Yiddish dramatist, novelist and interfaith pioneer Sholem Asch. She will discuss her experiences translating and performing in his most famous play “God of Vengeance”, which was criticized for its representation of “lesbian love”, when first performed on the Lower East Side 100 years ago. Additionally, she will talk about the four never-before translated plays by Sholem Asch that she is working on now as a Translation Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center.
If you want to know more about Asch, join Caraid at The Yiddish Book Center Asch Weekend November 1-3
After the program, please stay for our pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
RSVP is strongly requested but not required.