Presented by Stefanie Halpern

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YIVO Institute for Jewish Research chief archivist Stefanie Halpern will provide a tour of the organization’s archives focused on Jewish life and culture in Eastern Europe. She will also introduce the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections, the newly created digital archive of four million documents covering a vast range of topics and experience.

Stefanie Halpern is Director of the Archives at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. She received her PhD from the department of Jewish literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has published on Yiddish and Jewish theater and performance and was the assistant curator of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition From the Bowery to Broadway: New York’s Yiddish Theater.

Program made possible, in part, by Judy Baston.

Co-sponsored by Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California.

Co-presented by the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco and KlezCalifornia.