Kolot Kehilla with Jon Pollack

Dunkin' Bagels, Recitals, Solidarity, and the Language of Cash: Yiddish in Black Music

In the mid-20th century, why did Black musicians perform Yiddish songs and insert Yiddish words into scat-singing and other forms of vocal jazz? Join Jon Pollack as he talks about Yiddish in the music of Slim Gaillard, Cab Calloway, Paul Robeson, and more!

Kolot Kehilla, voices of our community, is a Beth Israel Center Adult Education program featuring the expertise of our members. Offered a few times each semester, this Sunday morning speaker series includes a light breakfast. Donations of $5 per person are encouraged to offset the costs of this program.