Film Screening | Yale Strom’s Man From Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer

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Date(s) - Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tikvat Israel Congregation


A Man From Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer explores the symbiotic relationship between the Rom and Jews who lived together before and after World War Two in the Carpathian region. Before the Holocaust there, whenever there was a Jewish celebration (e.g., a wedding, Purim festivities, dance etc.), most of the time the klezmer musicians were not Jews but Rom. In fact, the Rom had played with and for Jews for so many years that some of them spoke a fluent Yiddish. The film examines how this persecuted group (the Rom) saved Jewish folk music until it could be returned to the Jews. Join Mr. Yale Strom for this screening and a Q&A session. He and his wife will also provide musical samples related to the film and from his Klezmer band Hot Pstromi.

Join us for a dessert reception afterwards!

General Admission: $15
Friends of the Foundation: $12
At the door: $25

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Co-sponsored by The Foundation for Jewish Studies and Tikvat Israel