Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl
The Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl explores and remembers our roots and keeps our language (mamaloshen) alive through history, literature, music, news, films, and our life stories.  
This is a friendly, heymish group. All levels of ability are welcome.  Most of our programs are in Yiddish, but English is spoken as well. 

We meet the second Sunday morning of each month (sometimes modified by holidays), 10:00 a.m., October 2013 through June 2014, at
the Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 Cedar Lake Road South
Saint Louis Parkl, MN 55416

(952) 381-3400

Membership is $15 per year for JCC members and $20 per year for non-members. 

Programs are open to the public and the cost for guests is $3 a time.  Usually once a year we have a concert and the cost is $5.00. 

Members receive a program flyer each month in the mail.


2013 - 2014 CALENDAR Light refreshments follow each program.
September
2013 
No Program this month due to Yontif
L'Shanah Tovah to all our Khaverim

A zis un gut nay yor - 5774

Sunday,
October 13, 2013

2:00 p.m. 

Sabes JCC Theater


Concert:

Mpls. Yiddish Vinkl and the Twin Cities Yiddish Fest

proudly present Amy Olson in a Concert of 

Yiddish Theater and Yiddish Folk Song renditions. 

Come prepared to  enjoy our mameloshen presented with Show Biz Pizazz, a Bissel Broadway, and a Lot of Heart.

Olson was the vocalist with the local Prairie Heym Klezmorim and  reunites here with former bandmate and pianist Allen Levine.  In the Yiddish production of Mayn Tayere Meydl (My Fair Lady) she played the starring role of Esther Tutvenik. She has been a featured guest artist with the International Association of Yiddish Clubs.  In the Yiddish production of Mayn Tayere Meydl (My Fair Lady) she played the starring role of Esther Tutvenik. She has been a featured guest artist with the International Association of Yiddish Clubs.  Amy has been the vocalist with the klezmer band The Klezphonics.  She recently appeared as a solo artist at the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, New York City.  In the Yiddish production of Mayn Tayere Meydl (My Fair Lady) she played the starring role of Esther Tutvenik. She has been a featured guest artist with the International Association of Yiddish Clubs.  Amy has been the vocalist with the klezmer band The Klezphonics.  She recently appeared as a solo artist at the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, New York City.  Olson is  a graduate of the New England Academy of Torah, earned a BA in Theater from Washington University,  St. Louis and a MFA in Theater Directing from the University of Minnesota.  She currently resides in Rhode Island and is looking forward to reconnecting with friends from her days here as an entertainer and as former director of Hillel at the University of Minnesota.

Dessert reception follow the concert.
Paid up members of the Vinkl, free.  Guests, $5.00

Amy Olson

Sunday,
November 10, 2013

10:00 a.m.

Sabes JCC Theater



Der Vilner Balebes

Yiddish Film

with Moishe Oisher

Overture to Glory or Der Vilner Balebes

USA, 1940
77 minutes | B&W, Feature | 35 mm
Yiddish with English subtitles
Director: Max Nosseck

Restoration and new English subtitles: The National Center for Jewish Film

Beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur, this story of a humble Vilna cantor seduced by the fame and fortune of the opera features the voice of Yiddish film star Moishe Oysher, one of the best-known cantors of his day. Carefully lit cinematography, well-shaped dialogue and Alexander Olshanetsky's musical score form a captivating tale of one musicians redemptive journey. One of the last Yiddish-language films to be made in America, Overture to Glory is based on the play Der Vilner Balebes by Mark Arnstein.

Seldom has the Jewish faith been more nobly and beautifully espoused as it is in this film...A milestone in the course of Yiddish film making. 
Robert W. Dana, New York Herald Tribune


December 2013


Winter Break
No program.

Sunday,
January 12,
2014

10:00 a.m. to
noon

Sabes JCC Auditorium



A performance of
Prokofievs
Peter and the Wolf

 in Yiddish (of course)
Peter and the Wolf
Image from Matthias Noback - https://twitter.com/matthiasnoback

Sunday,
February 9, 2014


2:00 p.m.

Sabes JCC Auditorium

Purim Shpil
Yiddish History
(more soon)
          

Sunday,
March 9, 2014


2:00 p.m.

Sabes JCC Auditorium

Purim Shpiel

A freylakh event -- not to be missed!

Judith Eisner and her Klezmorim along with Vinkl members and friends present a musical, colorful, zany Purim shpiel.

Hamentashen and Groggers too!

gluten-free-hamantaschen-for-purim
http://koshercoeliac101.blogspot.com/2013/02/gluten-free-hamantaschen-for-purim.html   

Sunday
April 13, 2014


Sabes JCC

Amy OlsonChagallMusicans
http://www.art-books.com/cgi-bin/artbooks/viewauthor/Mourlot,%20Fernand..html
A Program of Yiddish Song
Guests to be announced.
Forsitzer (chairperson)
Jerry (Yankl) Siegel

First Sunday
May 5, 2014


10:00 a.m. to
noon

Sabes JCC Bush Lounge
Yiddish Literature  -   Poets and Writers

Sholem_Aleikhem_Tevye_bukh

Sunday
June 8, 2014

10:00 a.m. to
noon



Sabes JCC
yiddish-theater
http://library.wisc.edu/news/2012/11/05/yiddish-theater-sound-salon-november-14/
Staged Play reading

by Tuesday Shmuesday Group

To be announced
Summer 2014
Yiddish Dictionary Online -- 
A list of words and phrases sorted by Yiddish spelling, with Latin character spelling and English translation.


History: See the 2010-2011 calendar here.
See the 2011-2012 calendar here.
See the 2012-2013 calendar here.

An outgrowth of the Yiddish Vinkl is the "Tuesday Shmuesday "group.  Anyone who can speak Yiddish is welcome. There is no charge. 
Members meet 11:30 a.m. at the Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

MinneapolisYiddishVinkl.com
E-mail us at:
post (at) minneapolisyiddishvinkl (dot) com
Minneapolis photo by William Wesen 2006 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SaintAnthonyFalls.jpg