31 2019

Holy Ground: Woody Guthrie's Yiddish Connection

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation program will be held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents:
Knosh & Knowledge
Holy Ground: Woody Guthrie's Yiddish Connection

Join Nora Guthrie, Woody Guthrie's daughter, as she  discusses the artistic implications of her father's relationship with his Jewish mother in law, Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt. Explore the photographs, music, writings, and artwork that illuminate the personal and creative relationship that existed between Woody and Aliza and expressed itself throughout Woody's career.

One of Nora's particular focuses involves creating projects which bring Woody Guthrie's vast cultural and creative legacy to the public.  Nora is president of Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc and, from 1994-2012, the director of the Woody Guthrie archives.  In 1996, she co-produced the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Tribute to Woody Guthrie with performers Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, the Indigo Girls, among others which was a catalyst for opening the Woody Guthrie Archives to the public for research.

Program only is free. $11 includes lunch following program. Advanced reservations are required by Thursday, May 30 before noon by calling 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or