Happy Hour with Sholom Aleichem 2009

A Story telling and Klezmer Rocking celebration of Sholem Aleichem's Yarzhiet

Smith Memorial Student Union
Portland State University
May 2, 2009

Stories Presented:
Progress in Kasrilevke
He, You Should Envy
The Penknife
If I were Rothschild

George Lederer, Mark Loring & Sam Mowry

Jack Falk & Courtney Von Drehle

Adaptation & Stage Direction:
Sacha Reich & Wendy Wilcox

Yiddish and Musical Direction:
Jack Falk

Yiddish Hour 90.7 FM & The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at PSU

Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916)
Author. Born Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich in Voronko, Russia, he became to be considered one of the great Yiddish writers, being best known for his humorous tales of life among the poverty-ridden and oppressed Russian Jews of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the last years of his life he lived in the United States; he died in New York City where he helped to found the Yiddish Art Theater. Many of his works have been adapted for the stage, most notably the musical "Fiddler on the Roof."