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A Celebration of Avrom Sutzkever’s Yiddish Poetry

February 20, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

Join us for a special event celebrating the Yiddish poetry of Avrom Sutzkever in conjunction with the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival. Meet Dr. Miriam Trinh, a meyven of Avrom Sutzkever’s poetry and Yiddish poetry in general, in conversation with Christa Whitney, Emily Felder, Hadas Kalderon, and Jana Mazurkiewicz Meisaroish. The discussion will explore Avrom Sutzkever’s poetry, his importance as a public figure and representative of Yiddish culture in Israel and around the world, and his lasting legacy in Yiddish and in translation.

To learn more about Avrom Sutzkever’s life, poetry, and legacy, check out the film Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) screened in-person on Feb. 10 and 14 and streamed Feb. 10-20 as part of the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival.

This event is a collaboration of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, Yiddish Book Center, Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA), and Yiddishland California.

Miriam Trinh has taught Yiddish language and literature since 1999, in Paris, Oxford, Strassbourg, Vilna, New York, Baltimore, Tel Aviv and is currently teaching Yiddish at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Miriam Trinh has published works in the field of Modern Yiddish Literature and especially on Holocaust literature. She is also engaged in translation from and into Yiddish.

Christa P. Whitney, is the Producer and Co-Director of Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) and the director of the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, a growing collection of more than 1,000 in-depth video interviews about Yiddish language and culture with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Emily Felder, is the Editor and Co-Director of Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) whose whose work as a documentary film editor has been screened in museums, libraries, and schools across the country. She is now an editor and videographer based in Los Angeles, where she continues to make films.

Hadas Kalderon, is the Producer of Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) and the granddaughter of renowned poet Avrom Sutzkever. She is an actress, theater maker, playwright, and director who is currently serving as the artistic director of the National Youth Theatre.

Jana Mazurkiewicz is a doctoral candidate in Yiddish language and culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a CEO and founder of the Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) and Yiddishland California.

Where: On Zoom

When: Feb 20, 12.30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Time: In person screenings on Thursday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. and Monday February 14 at 10:30 a.m.


February 20, 2022
12:30 pm


The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America
Yiddishland California