Noah Barrera

Nov 30, 201761 minutes

  • Noah Barrera has become a serious activist on the Yiddish scene in New York City, where he has been a writer for Yiddish publications, worked in three Yiddish theaters, taught Yiddish language classes, and given talks in Yiddish. Our interview took place last August at the Yidish-Vokh, the week-long Yiddish retreat held each summer and sponsored by Yugntruf - Youth for Yiddish ( Barrera was able to attend the Yidish-Vokh thanks to his successful "gofundme" campaign (see:, and there he taught a workshop on Yiddish sex vocabulary based on his research in the archives of the YIVO Institute.

  • From our archives: Miriam Libenson Z"L: a talk in honor of Hanukkah, first aired on the Yiddish Hour in 1993.

  • The show began with Adam Gruzman's "Israel Report", courtesy of the Forverts Sho on the web at

  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

  • Outro music: CHANUKO OY CHANUKO, sung by Cantor Jacob Barkin with chorus directed by Sholom Secunda

Air Date: Novermber 29, 2017

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