International Artist Jane Peppler will Share her Yiddish Music with Glencoe's Aitz Hayim
Don't tell Yiddish singer Jane Peppler that Yiddish no longer has relevance in the music world. She performs with world-music ensemble Mappamundi and has made five Yiddish recordings, one being "Cabaret Warsaw," connected with a Mappamundi touring show, and three being connected with her "Yiddish Songs from Warsaw 1929-1934: the Itsik Zhelonek Collection" research project and songbook.
Jane will bring her Yiddish songs to life on February 22 and 23rd at Aitz Hayim for Jewish Living, 1185 Sheridan Road in Glencoe. Many of these melodies were thought be lost forever before Jane rescued them from the world of obscurity to make them as relevant today as they were back in the 1930s.
There are two opportunities to explore her melodies: February 22, beginning at 6:00 PM, that will follow a Kabbalat Shabbat dinner, at $20 per person (reservations required). She also will perform during a Shabbat service on February 23 beginning at 10:00 AM, with a lunch that follows.
This is a unique opportunity to hear from a true artist, who gave a concert presentation on these lost songs at the Library of Congress in October 2014, at the International Association of Yiddish Clubs meeting in November 2014, and at the American Jewish Libraries Jubilee conference in June 2015. She was the grand champion at the Yiddish songwriting and performance contest, Der Idisher Idol, held in Mexico City in June 2015.
For more information, visit www.aitzhayim.org or call 847-835-3232.