Yiddish New York sees the culture blossom in song and film


January 6, 2023

Zoe Aqua (center) wowed the crowd with her violin playing.

(JNS) - On the last night of Hanukkah, more than 150 people got to listen to two exceptional Jewish musicians at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, with some dancing in the aisles. It was part of Yiddish New York, a festival now in its eighth year that offers live performances, online lectures, workshops and films.

Michael Winograd, a virtuoso on the clarinet and a composer who also plays saxophone, treated the crowd to songs he said he never intended to perform.

"I had a cancellation in January, living in Brooklyn and I woke up and I challenged anyone who wanted to compose and rel...

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