An illustrated presentation about the cosmopolitan literary salon of Yiddish poet Bertha Kling. From the 1900s to the 1950s, the Klings' apartment in the Bronx was a gathering place for Yiddish writers, musicians, and actors, somewhere to hear the latest Yiddish modernist poetry, literary gossip, and news from Paris, Warsaw, or Hollywood. David Mazower—the Yiddish Book Center's bibliographer and editorial director—draws on rare family archives to explore this unique group of Bronx bohemians, whose ranks included writers Mani Leib, Moyshe Nadir, Malka Lee, Peretz Hirshbein, and Esther Shumiatsher, musicians Lazar Weiner and Joseph and Lara Cherniavsky, puppeteer Zuni Maud, Sholem Asch, and the Sholem Aleichem family.
This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center's Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.