1 2022

The Yiddish Music Hour with Milton Lestz

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
413-442-4360 x10

Please note:  Proof of vaccination for those eligible is required.  Masks are optional but encouraged.

Join long-time community member Milton Lestz to discuss and listen to classic Yiddish music sung on the radio, in films, and in live performances by leading Jewish performers at the Second Ave Theater.   Some of the artists include The Barry Sisters, The Andrew Sisters, Sholoman Seconda, Moishe Oysher, Seymour Rechtzeyt, and many more.

Milton says: I grew up on the lower east side of Manhattan. My parents grew up in Europe and met and married in NYC. Every Sunday morning my mother did the family ironing while listening to WNEW.
When I got a little older, my mother took me to The Second Avenue theater where they presented a foreign film in Yiddish and a live play in Yiddish. I acquired a part-time job selling soda and popcorn there every Saturday and Sunday, which entitled me to enjoy the shows.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $3 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.