The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre

From the website:

"New York City's Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, which the New York Post calls "one of the city's most remarkable cultural institutions," is America's sole surviving professional Yiddish theatre and the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world. It is one of just four professional Yiddish theatre companies in operation today; the others are in Montreal, Warsaw and Tel Aviv."

"The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre is a non-profit organization whose mission is:

To preserve, promote, and develop Yiddish Theater for current and future generations to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Yiddish culture as a necessary component of Jewish Life.

The theatre fulfills this mission by:

  • Striving to create a focal point for Yiddish Theater arts in New York City and the United States.
  • Educating a new crop of talented artists in Yiddish through aural training, using seasoned Yiddish professionals as mentors.
  • Enhancing the appreciation of the Yiddish language by providing main-stage productions, bilingual children's entertainment and a play reading series.
  • Presenting the history and traditions of an immigrant people in a fresh, inventive venue that emphasizes the culture's lively, ever-evolving art and wisdom.
  • Bringing a reinforced sense of identity, renewal and pride to Yiddish culture in a multi-cultural world."

The Folksbiene theatre also featured in the documentary Yiddish Theater: A Love Story.