Hy Wolfe: An Evening of Songs and Stories


YIVO presents Hy Wolfe in a concert performance, accompanied by Herbert Kaplan at the piano. New York stage actor and singer Hy Wolfe returns to our stage with a show featuring Yiddish theater and folk songs and stories.

Wolfe worked with, and learned from, many of the brightest stars of the Yiddish theater, and is a living link with a glorious tradition. The show includes a tribute to the late Shifra Lerer, the last of the greats from the classical period of the Yiddish theater.

This is an opportunity to spend a delightful evening with one of the most entertaining performers on the stage today. With English translations throughout the program, this evening will be a pleasure for Yiddish speakers and non-Yiddish speakers alike.

Admission: $10 general, $7 YIVO members
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Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street – NYC

Hy Wolfe is the artistic director of the Yiddish National Theatre and the director of CYCO (Central Yiddish Culture Organization). His first language is Yiddish; he acts with equal ease in English and Yiddish. Mr. Wolfe has performed on stage, screen, and television.

Herbert Kaplan toured for nearly 10 years with his brother as a two piano team, then attended Yale University School of Music and the Vienna Akademie. He has been the music director and/or arranger of countless musicals and the composer of four.