Saturday Afternoon at the Movies Yidl Mitn Fidl (1936)

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Sat, 03/02/2019 - 1:45pm - 3:30pm

We hope you stay after services to enjoy this extraordinary movie. Part of it was filmed in a town (Kazimierz Dolny) in the Polish shtetl that hadn't changed much in several centuries, and locals served as extras. The rest of the movie is set in 20th Century Warsaw. We hope the film will paint a picture of the civilization many of our ancestors came from and be another reminder on this day of what was lost and saved in the Shoah. The movie stars Molly Picon alongside regulars from the Yiddish theater and film industry in Poland at the time.

Weather permitting, we'll take a short walk around our own Roxborough shtetl in between the oneg and the movie showing in the Chapel.

The Library Committee chose the afternoon of March 2 because the Congregation's annual Shoah Torah Shabbat Service takes place that morning. It all brings to life our One Book, Michael Wex' Born to Kvetch which uses close examination of Yiddish to paint a sociological and psychological portrait of European Jews.

 

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