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Date of Birth: March 03, 1958 (62)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
YI Love Jewish Partners With Five JCC's To Broadcast Virtual Yiddish Tangos Photo YI Love Jewish Partners With Five JCC's To Broadcast Virtual Yiddish Tangos
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020

Are you looking to lift your spirit in song while enjoying the joys of Yiddish culture?

Inaugural International YI Love Yiddishfest 2020 Generates 150,000-Plus Viewers Photo Inaugural International YI Love Yiddishfest 2020 Generates 150,000-Plus Viewers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020

The Inaugural International VIRTUAL YI Love YiddishFest 2020, which took place Labor Day Week from September 7-13, sponsored by The Betsy South Beach, was declared a huge success by all measurable accounts according to Avi Hoffman, Founder and CEO of YI Love Jewish (www.yilovejewish.org), the organization that produced the event. 

INTERNATIONAL YI LOVE YIDDISHFEST to Feature 35 Online Events Photo INTERNATIONAL YI LOVE YIDDISHFEST to Feature 35 Online Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020

The Jewish/Yiddish event of the year will take place virtually from September 7-13 when the Yiddishkayt Initiative hosts its 'Inaugural International VIRTUAL YI Love YiddishFest.'

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, March 30- with BroadwayWorld Book Club, Jackie Burns,  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, March 30- with BroadwayWorld Book Club, Jackie Burns, Michael Feinstein and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

Broadway might be dark this month, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway today, March 30, 2020.

Take a FROZEN Dance Workshop, See What Stars Are in The House Today, and More! Photo Take a FROZEN Dance Workshop, See What Stars Are in The House Today, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

With theaters shut down across the world due to the global health crisis, theater folk are finding ways to bring movement, music and more to you online!

Wake Up With BWW 3/30: BEETLEJUICE Cast on STARS IN THE HOUSE, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/30: BEETLEJUICE Cast on STARS IN THE HOUSE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2020

Today's top stories: watch the cast of Beetlejuice on Seth Rudetsky's Stars in the House, and more!

Joel Grey and More to Be Featured on FOLKSBIENE LIVE! An Online Celebration of Yiddis Photo Joel Grey and More to Be Featured on FOLKSBIENE LIVE! An Online Celebration of Yiddish Culture
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

This week, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-brings the stage to global audiences with Folksbiene LIVE!, featuring celebrated Yiddish star Avi Hoffman, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish's Joel Grey, Steven Skybell, Adam B. Shapiro and Zisl Slepovitch.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Launches Folksbiene LIVE! Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Launches Folksbiene LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020

If audiences cannot go to Broadway right now, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene) will bring the stage to them

Tovah Feldshuh, Avi Hoffman, Simon Wiesenthal, Shakespeare and More Announced At The  Photo Tovah Feldshuh, Avi Hoffman, Simon Wiesenthal, Shakespeare and More Announced At The Mizner Park Cultural Center
by Carol Kassie - Mar 9, 2020

Mizner Park Cultural Center will once again host a wide variety of entertainment and events over the coming weeks.  Comedy, music, magic, and live theatre are all on the popular venue's schedule during March and April.  Below is a list of just a few of the performances that will take place at the Center this spring:   

Photo Flash: First Look at BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

First Annual YIDDISHFEST Announces Lineup of Artists Photo First Annual YIDDISHFEST Announces Lineup of Artists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

An initial roster of artists and performers have been announced for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. Produced by the Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director), the nine-day festival celebrates the legacy of the Yiddish language and its impact on entertainment and culture with readings, concerts, film screenings, lectures, panel discussions, and famous personalities in the world of Jewish culture from December 21-29. Tickets for all events are available online at www.yiddishfest.org.

Inaugural YIDDISHFEST Announces Full Lineup of Events Photo Inaugural YIDDISHFEST Announces Full Lineup of Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

The Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) have announced the full lineup of events for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. This selection of performances, screenings, and discussions centered around Jewish culture and Yiddish entertainment will play several New York City venues from December 21-29. Reservations are required for all events and can be made at www.yiddishfest.org.

Inaugural YIDDISHFEST Comes to NYC for Chanukah 2019 Photo Inaugural YIDDISHFEST Comes to NYC for Chanukah 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Over nine days in Decembera?"coinciding with Chanukah 2019a?"Jewish cultural organizations from across New York will come together for YI Love New York YiddishFest. Produced by the Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theatre for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director), the inaugural festival features a curated lineup of theatrical presentations, concerts, film screenings, lectures, panel discussions, and famous personalities in the world of Jewish culture from December 21-29. Tickets for all events are available online at www.yiddishfest.org.

TEVYE SERVED RAW Company To Play Carnegie Hall Photo TEVYE SERVED RAW Company To Play Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

The TEVYE SERVED RAW troupe โ€“ currently preparing to resume performances at The Playroom Theater โ€“ will present a selection from their show on April 15th at Carnegie Hall, as part of FROM SHTETL TO STAGE: A CELEBRATION OF YIDDISH MUSIC AND CULTURE. The evening will also feature Mike Burstyn, Paula Vogel, Avi Hoffman, Eleanor Reissa, Joanne Borts, Daniel Kahn, violinist Gil Shaham, and pianist Evgeny Kissin.   

INDECENT Opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Oct. 19 Photo INDECENT Opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Oct. 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Indecent, Paula Vogel's warm, poignant, powerful play that resurrects the playwright Sholem Asch and the journey of his groundbreaking 1907 work, God of Vengeance, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' nineteenth season on Friday, October 19 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre.

5th Annual PlayLab Kicks Off May 3rd With Six Readings Photo 5th Annual PlayLab Kicks Off May 3rd With Six Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2018 PlayLab Festival of New Plays and Emerging Voices kicks off May 3 with six new play readings, the world premiere production of last year's festival winner, 'George Washington's Teeth' by Mark St. Germain, a Playwright's Panel discussion, and a Keynote Address by alumna playwright, Daryl Lisa Fazio.

YIDDISHFEST Offers The Whole Mishpukhe A Renaissance In Contemporary Jewish Culture Photo YIDDISHFEST Offers The Whole Mishpukhe A Renaissance In Contemporary Jewish Culture And Language
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

The press has called Tony Award-nominated director, Broadway actress and singer Eleanor Reissa the "Yiddish Beyonce." Yiddish movies have been showcased at Sundance and film festivals world-wide. Mario "Moishele" Alfonso teases audience with his lecture entitled, "Making Yiddish Sexy Again." Some 5,000 Yiddish words are now officially part of the English language.

Handle With Care Plays At Levis JCC's Sandler Center Photo Handle With Care Plays At Levis JCC's Sandler Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center's Sandler Center is excited to continue its powerful season line-up at its black box stage theater this Spring. 'Theater at the J' presents professional musicals, comedy, drama and cabaret performances and has quickly become a destination for theatre-lovers in the West part of South Palm Beach County.

Theater at the J Rings in the New Year with Must-see Performances Photo Theater at the J Rings in the New Year with Must-see Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center's Sandler Center is excited to continue its powerful season line-up at its black box stage theater this February. 'Theater at the J' presents professional musicals, comedy, drama and cabaret performances and has quickly become a destination for theatre-lovers in the West part of South Palm Beach County.

Miriam Hoffman Will Read Selections From Her New Book 'A Breed Apart,' at Books & Boo Photo Miriam Hoffman Will Read Selections From Her New Book 'A Breed Apart,' at Books & Books in Coral Gables
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

MIRIAM HOFFMAN, author, scholar, playwright & survivor will be reading selections from her new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee, today, January 23, 2018, at 8pm at the Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, Florida. She will be joined by her son, Avi Hoffman, the award-winning actor & performer, with special musical guest, Randi Fishenfeld. The evening will include a multi-media presentation, discussion, Q&A & book signing. The event, which is co-sponsored by the University of Miami/Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, will be FREE & open to the public.

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