From the late 19th to the mid- 20th century, a thriving Yiddish theater culture blossomed on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and in Harlem (from Milton Berle to George and Ira Gershwin), Continue Reading →
Solomon Libin, born in Gorki, Byelorussia. His family imigrated from Russia to London in 1891 and to Harlem, New York in 1892. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →
To rephrase the great humorist and philosopher Mark Twain: reports of the death of Yiddish are greatly exaggerated. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
The Health Department launched multicultural and multi-lingual vaccination ad campaigns by and for NYC’s Spanish, Haitian Creole, Yiddish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Bengali and Urdu-speaking communities. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride Continue Reading →
Initiated and hosted by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, nine prestigious theatre companies will come together on Wednesday, October 28 to present. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Continue Reading →
Isidor Straus, February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912, was a German-born American Jewish businessman, politician and co-owner of Macy’s department store with his brother Nathan. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →