Chava Alberstein Doc

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NOTE: Replacing the film originally scheduled on this date!!! 
 

Chava Alberstein

Date: Sept 8 (Thurs)

Time: 12:15 PM
 
Where: Skokie Public Library
 
Too Early to be Quiet, Too Late to Sing
 
In this poignant documentary, world-famous Israeli singer Chava Alberstein gives expression to her endless love of Yiddish poetry.

Six million Jews perished during the Holocaust and with them their spoken language, but a small core of survivors continued to create in Yiddish.  Alberstein set out to interview these last writers of Yiddish poetry, to hear their poems and stories.

In addition to singing classic Yiddish folk songs, Alberstein also creates new music for several of the poems recited in this film.  The full set of 15 poems of the greatest Yiddish poets of the 20th century can be found on her CD The Well (performed in collaboration with The Klezmatics).

 The title “Too Early To Be Quiet, Too Late To Sing” comes from the work of Yiddish poet Binem Hiller (words which express the status of Yiddish literature today).

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