An annual tradition celebrating Brotherhood:


Presented by

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

With the participation for the first time with Oscar- and Grammy-nominated

IMPACT Repertory Theatre

Introductory remarks by NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of The New York Board of Rabbis Returns Off Broadway For One Performance on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend to celebrate the music and shared experiences of the African American and Jewish communities:

Sunday, January 19 at 2pm

at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY)—Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history takes the stage this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), Soul to Soul will include for the first time the participation of Oscar- and Grammy-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre. The event will begin with an introduction by Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of The New York Board of Rabbis, and New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., who represents the Council’s 36th District spanning Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

The annual concert will play on Sunday, January 19, 2pm, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.

Soul to Soul—which traditionally sells out—follows the experiences of two minority peoples and their paths to America’s promise of freedom—overcoming segregation, prejudice, and economic hardship. The concert portrays stirring songs in Yiddish and in English, culminating in a high-energy collection of enthralling music, celebrating the historic partnership between the African American and Jewish people during the Civil Rights Era.

“At this moment in history, we are reminded that performing our songs is both a joyful expression of pride in our culture and an act of spiritual resistance against those who would, yet again, attempt to silence us,” said Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Motl Didner, Associate Artistic Director, at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. “Whatever language we express ourselves in, whether we tell our stories in a house of worship, school, library, community center, or theater, and whether we adhere to tradition or embrace the modern world, we will stand as one against hatred and not remain silent. We welcome anyone who wishes to stand with us in this resurgent climate of division to join us in celebration and in unity.”


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