Shabbat Service and Cultural Program
Caraid O’Brien on The Yiddish Theater
Caraid O’Brien is an Irish actor who performs in English and Yiddish. She will discuss the influence of the Yiddish Theater on American culture, her friendships with the last remaining stars of the Yiddish Theater and how she came to learn Yiddish as an Irish born student in Catholic school.
A recipient of three new play commissions from the Foundation of Jewish Culture for her translations of plays by Sholem Asch, Caraid has a forthcoming book on the Yiddish Theater from Harvard Judaica.
After the program, please stay for our pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea.