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When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: Di Schaechter Techter on Stage


Attracting a new generation to Yiddish song, the dynamic Schaechter Sisters, accompanied by their musical director father, Binyumen Schaechter, bring to life the youth of their grandparents in Eastern Europe. Through a potpourri of characters from the Yiddish songbook, featuring great Yiddish composers and writers, such as Sholem Aleichem, Itsik Manger and Mordecai Gebirtig, they inspire us with themes that are universal and contemporary, such as young love, family relationships and class struggle. Academy Award-nominated director Josh Waletzky (Partisans of Vilna, Image Before My Eyes) incorporates insightful family interviews and explores the sisters’ unique mission to share Yiddish with the world.

Directed by Josh Waletzky, 58 mins.


Co-presented with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

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