Great Songs of the Yiddish Theater
The American Yiddish musical theater was a powerful force in the turn-of-the-century immigrant experience. The theater brought to life the immigrant’s dreams, their difficulties in the new world, and the nostalgia for their old country.
We’ll sing songs by Molly Picon. Aaron Lebedeff, and the great composers: Alexander Olshanetsky, Abraham Ellstein, Joseph Rumsinsky, Sholom Secunda and others. We’ll close with Khanike songs. Lomir Zingen!
About Cindy Paley» Cindy Paley has delighted Jewish communities with her timeless albums and dynamic performances. As music educator at Valley Beth Shalom (in Encino, California) for 36 years, she brought Jewish music to countless children. For the past 20 years she has been the cantorial soloist for Lev Eisha and Valley Beth Shalom’s N’shama Minyan, two women’s services in Los Angeles. Additionally, Cindy performs Yiddish music throughout California and Poland and teaches annual workshops at the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. Although she is best known for Jewish music, Cindy also performs American folk songs of the 1960s with a trio called The Folk Experience.