Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Culture

December 22 and 24: Manhattan: Archivist Chana Pollack At Yiddish New York

Join Forward archivist Chana Pollack at Yiddish New York, where she will lead not one, but two discussions on how the storied publication covered important moments in history.

Yiddish New York, a Yiddish culture festival featuring films, educational workshops, performing arts, art exhibitions and more, will run from December 21 to 26 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Chana Pollack

Chana Pollack

Chana will first speak December 22, at the 14th Street Y, about “Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward,” an exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street. A collaboration with Eldridge Street and the Bowne Print Shop at the Seaport Museum, the exhibition features the treasured metal plates used to print images in the newspaper back in the day, along with actual prints made from the plates using traditional equipment. At her 2:45 p.m. discussion, Chana will share the stories behind some of the historic plates and prints, which where chosen from the Forward’s extensive archival collection. Bonus: Those in attendance will receive a free pass to the museum.

Chana will return to the 14th Street Y on December 24 at 2:45 p.m. to lead a lecture called “Girls Girls: Women in the Yiddish Forverts.” The newspaper often included images of “beautiful women” in the 1920s, bringing up questions like what this looked like to readers, why women wanted to be published in the leading Yiddish socialist paper, and whether it was art. And, was this basically an early Yiddish take on JDate?

To find out how to become a friend of the Forward and get notices of events like these, email Robbie Caplan.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.