This is a special Yahrtzeit ("Yortsayt", or first-year memorial)
program for Hasia Segal z"l, co-founder and co-host of the Yiddish
Voice, whose who died one year ago, the night of January 16, 2017,
which is 19 Teyves on the Jewish calendar. Therefore, her first
yahrtzeit falls this week Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Our program features new remarks by cohosts Meyer, Sholem, and
Dovid on the occasion of Hasia's first yahrtzeit.
The rest of the show is comprised of material presented in our
special Shloyshim (30-day memorial) program presented last year on
Feb. 15, 2017.
Participants include Rivke Basman Ben-Haim, Hankus Netsky, Ruth
Shulman, Esther Ritchie, Iosif Lakhman (z"l), Dovid Braun, Sholem
Beinfeld, and Mark David. Rivke Basman Ben-Haim, a world-renowned
Yiddish poet and a good friend of Hasia's, presents a new, original
poem that she composed specially for this occasion. Hankus Netsky is
the founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and a leader in
preserving and reviving Yiddish music, language, and
culture. Shulman and Ritchie are Hasia's daughters. Lakhman was a
regular participant on the Yiddish Voice for over a decade. Sadly,
he himself passed away in June 2017. Braun, Beinfeld, and David are
regular participants on the Yiddish Voice.
Original air date: Jan. 3, 2017
Photo: Dovid Braun and Hasia Segal z"l, 1990's, West Roxbury, MA
Photo: Sholem Beinfeld and Hasia Segal z"l, 2003, Brookline, MA