Jana Mazurkiewicz-Meisarosh; Shvues

Jun 6, 201961 minutes


  • Jana Mazurkiewicz-Meisarosh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Slavic Department of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her dissertation research is on Yiddish Theater in Communist Warsaw. Originally from Poland, Jana holds a Master of Arts degree in Polish Philology and Jewish Studies from the University of Wrocław. Jana combines her Yiddish academic research with theater and community activism. Professionally experienced in acting, directing, and playwriting, she wrote the play "Hiltserne Milkhomes" (“Wooden Wars”) in Yiddish and produced it for stage in Ann Arbor in 2013-2014. In October 2017, she moved to San Diego and launched the Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America - YAAANA (website: yaaana.org), which has as its goal, Jana has said, "to make Yiddish culture hip, modern, and interesting". Jana is interested in Yiddish both as a stage language and as a means of exploring the current state of Polish-Jewish relationships.
  • From the archive Shavuos 2017: Rav Izchak Kin: thoughts on Yiddish, the Yom-Tov Shavuos, and some Q and A.
  • Music
    • Pripetshik Singers: Shvues-lid (words and music by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman)
    • Louis Danto: Shvues
    • Moshe Koussevitzky: Kortuz M'Chomer (for Yom-Tov Shavuos)
    • Mordechai Hershman: Toire is die Beste Schoire
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Air date: June 5, 2019



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