Co-presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and The Yiddish Vinkl Toronto
Rescheduled from June due to the blackout Sunday, July 19 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm
Kol Nidre: USA, 1939, Joseph Seiden director, 88 minutes
70 Hester Street: USA, 2014, Casimir Nozkowski director, 11 minutes
Guest Speaker: Author Bernice Eisenstein
Joseph Seiden’s long-lost Kol Nidre offers an unparalleled glimpse into the diversity of life, culture, and language of Yiddish New York in the 1930s. Part musical and part melodrama, the film is delightful, comically dark, and unforgettable.Newly restored by the National Center for Jewish Film. 70 Hester Street is director Nozkowski’s heartfelt tribute to his childhood home, a former Lower East Side synagogue.
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