A Musical Salute to Molly Picon

Music, Song, and Story

Wednesday, July 24th 2013 at 7pm

Congregation Ahavas Israel, 2727 Michigan Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI

Experience a FREE entertaining and lyrical event as Media and Communication Arts Professor Dr. Diane Cypkin presents a concert/lecture on the life and legacy of Molly Picon at Ahavas Israel. The New York City-born Picon became an icon in the Yiddish entertainment world, performing on the stage and in radio, television and film productions. One of her more famous English-speaking roles was as Yente the Matchmaker in the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof.

Cypkin, who has been teaching for more than 20 years at Pace University in New York City, has appeared in many Yiddish language musical productions and served almost ten years as the Yiddish Theater Consultant at the Museum of the City of New York where she curated the exhibition “A Celebration: 100 Years of Yiddish Theater in New York.”


THANK YOU to Keyboard World for their generous loan of a piano for the evening.


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