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Die Folkshpieler = Soloway JCC Yiddish Players

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Collection
Soloway Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
electronic record
Physical Description
1 box containing textual records, photographs, news paper clippings
Fonds No.
O0054
Scope and Content
File - Die Folkshpieler History - 2002-2015; File - "Glechter un Gesang" Program, Precursor to Die Folkshpieler - 1999; File - Membership - 2002-2015; File - "A Chasene in a Klein Shtetl" Cast List and Program - 2001; File - "A Chasene in a Klein Shtetl" Music - 2001; File - "A Chasene in a Klein S…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Soloway Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
electronic record
Physical Description
1 box containing textual records, photographs, news paper clippings
Scope and Content
File - Die Folkshpieler History - 2002-2015; File - "Glechter un Gesang" Program, Precursor to Die Folkshpieler - 1999; File - Membership - 2002-2015; File - "A Chasene in a Klein Shtetl" Cast List and Program - 2001; File - "A Chasene in a Klein Shtetl" Music - 2001; File - "A Chasene in a Klein Shtetl" Ephemera and News clippings - 2001; VHS - "A Chasene in a Klein Shtetl" - 2001; Photographs - "A Chasene in a Klein Shtetl: - 2001; File - "Ales in Eynem" Poster and Program - 2003; File - "Ales in Eynem" Script - 2003; File - "Ales in Eynem" Ephemera and News clippings - 2003; File - "Men Darf Lachen" Poster and Program - 2004; File - "Men Darf Lachen" Script - 2004; File - "Men Darf Lachen" Music - 2004; File - "Men Darf Lachen" Ephemera and News clippings - 2004; DVD - "Men Darf Lachen" - June 2004; File - "Fun Shtetl Tzum Shtot" Program, Poster and News clippings - 2005; File - "Fun Shtetl Tzum Shtot" Cast List and Script - 2005; File - "Fun Shtetl Tzum Shtot" Music - 2005; Photographs - "Shprichuerter Shpiel" - 2006; File - "Shprichuerter Shpiel" Program and Poster - 2006; File - "Shprichuerter Shpiel" Script - 2006; File - "Shprichuerter Shpiel" Music - 2006; File - "Shprichuerter Shpiel" Ephemera and News clippings - 2006; DVD - Die Folkshpieler 4"x 6" Favourites - 2007; File - "A Lek un a Shmek" Program and Poster - 2007; File - "A Lek un a Shmek" Script - 2007; File - "A Lek un a Shmek" Music - 2007; VHS - "A Lek un a Shmek" - 2007; DVD - "A Lek un a Shmek" - 2007; DVD - "A Lek un a Shmek" - 2007; Photographs - "A Lek un a Shmek" - 2007; File - "Mishpocha Mishegas" Poster and Programs - 2008; File - "Mishpocha Mishegas" Cast List and Script - 2008; File - "Mishpocha Mishegas" Ephemera and News clippings - 2008; DVD - "Mishpocha Mishegas" Original Photos, Rehearsal and Play - 2008; DVD - "Mishpocha Mishegas" Video - 2008; DVD - "Mishpocha Mishegas" Video Part 1 - 2008; DVD - "Mishpocha Mishegas" Video Part 2, "Last 10 Minutes" - 2008; Photographs - "Mishpocha Meshigas" - 2008; File - "Abi Gezunt" Poster and Program - 2009; File - "Abi Gezunt" Cast List and Script (Yiddish) - 2009; File - "Abi Gezunt" Music - 2009; File - "Abi Gezunt" Ephemera and News clippings - 2009; Photographs - "Abi Gezunt" - 2009; DVD - "Abi Gezunt" "Original Pix" Dress Rehearsal and Performance - 2009; DVD - "Abi Gezunt" "Original Pix" Dress Rehearsal and Performance - 2009; DVD - "Abi Gezunt" Photographs - 2009; DVD - "Abi Gezunt" Video - 2009; Cassette Tape - Die Folkshpieler "Trans Tantz Songs" - 2009; File - "Altz iz Meglach" Poster and Program - 2010; File - "Altz iz Meglach" Script - 2010; File - "Altz iz Meglach" Music - 2010; File - "Altz iz Meglach" Ephemera and News clippings - 2010; Photographs - "Altz iz Meglach" - 2010; DVD - "Altz iz Meglach" Poster 30"x 36" - 2010; DVD - "Altz iz Meglach" Photos 4"x 6" - 2010; DVD - "Altz iz Meglach" - June 13 2010; File - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" Cast List and Program - 2011; File - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" Script - 2011; File - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" Music - 2011; File - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" Ephemera and News clippings - 2011; DVD - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" - 2011; DVD - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" Bell Ring - June 5 2011; DVD - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" Photos - 2011; Photographs - "Die Sutzkova Saga - Further Family Foibles" - 2011; File - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" Poster and Program - 2012; File - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" Cast List and Script - 2012; File - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" Music - 2012; File - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" Ephemera and News clippings - 2012; VHS - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" - 2012; DVD - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" - 2012; DVD - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" Photos - 2012; DVD - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" Photos - 2012; Photographs - "Fun Necht'n Biz Heint" - 2012; File - "A Neie Velt" Poster and Program - 2013; File - "A Neie Velt" Cast List, Script (Yiddish) and Prop List - 2013; File - "A Neie Velt" Script (English Translation) - 2013; File - "A Neie Velt" Ephemera and News clippings - 2013; DVD - "A Neie Velt" - Photos - 2013; Photographs - "A Neie Velt" - 2013; File - "Yiddish Akademia Far Kuntz" Program and Poster - 2014; File - "Yiddish Akademia Far Kuntz" Cast List and Script (Yiddish and English Translation) - 2014; File - "Yiddish Akademia Far Kuntz" Music - 2014; File - "Yiddish Akademia Far Kuntz" Ephemera and News clippings - 2014; DVD - "Yiddish Akademia Far Kuntz" Photos - 2014; File - "S'iz Besser in Yiddish" Poster and Program - 2015; File - "S'iz Besser in Yiddish" Cast List and Script - 2015; File - "S'iz Besser in Yiddish" Music - 2015; File - "S'iz Besser in Yiddish"Ephemera and News clippings - 2015; Photographs - "S'iz Besser in Yiddish" - 2015; Photographs - "S'iz Besser in Yiddish" - 2015; Photographs - Misc. Productions - 2003 - 2015;
Date
2002-2015 (predominant)
Fonds No.
O0054
Storage Location
workroom
History Biographical
Yiddish Programing at the Chapel Street JCC began early in 1998 as a weekly program called “The Yiddish Hour.” This was an innovative and creative approach lead by Shirley Steinberg to teach and practice Yiddish language skills through conversation, stories, songs, and improvisation (or improv) games. When the Soloway Jewish Community Centre opened in September 1998, the Yiddish Hour regrouped and welcomed new members. Over the next three years, under the guidance and direction of Shirley Steinberg, the group developed a series of Yiddish programs called “Gelechter un Gezang” (Laughter and Song). By 2002, encouraged and inspired by the degree of interest and attendance, and with sponsorship from the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, the group began to perform under the name Die Folkshpieler – the Soloway JCC Yiddish Players; a group now made up of mature amateur actors having the goal of providing the community with more ambitious Yiddish theater. Die Folkshpieler presented their first formal theater production in 2003 entitled “Alles in Eynem” (Everything in One). In 2012, Die Folkshpieler celebrated its tenth anniversary with a retrospective production entitled “Fun Necht’n Biz Heint” (From Yesterday to Today) which featured highlights from their most popular theater productions. The group disbanded in 2015 after their last performance entitled “S’iz Besser in Yiddish” (Its better in Yiddish). Throughout Die Folkshpieler’s 14 year history, Shirley Steinberg took on the role of script writer, director, producer, manager and everything in between. A former New Yorker, Mrs. Steinberg is well known in Ottawa for her musical contributions. She was the director of the Israella Singers and the Shir-Am Choral Group. Die Folkshpieler productions by date: 2001-2002 – Gelechter un Gezang (Laughter and Song) 2003 – Alles in Eynem (All in One) 2004 – Men Darf Lachen (One Has to Laugh) 2005 – Fun Shtetl Tzum Shtot (From the Village to Town) 2006 – Shprichverter Shpiel (Yiddish Proverbial Wisdom) 2007 – A Lek un a Shmek (A Lick and a Whiff) 2008 – Mispocha Michegas (Family Foilbles) 2009 – Abi Gezunt (Only Good Health) 2010 – Altz iz Meglach (Everything is Possible) 2011 – Die Sutzkova Saga (The Saga of the Sutkova Family) 2012 – Fun Necht’n Biz Heint (From Yesterday to Today) 2013 – A Neie Velt (A New World) 2014 – Yiddish Akademia far Kunzt (The Yiddish Academy of the Arts) 2015 – S’iz Besser in Yiddish (Its Better in Yiddish)
Acquisition Source
Shirley Steinberg
Custodial History
Shirley Steinberg
Notes
1. Jack Steinberg donated the stage curtain in the Social Hall of the SJCC as a memorial tribute to his wife Joyce Steinberg in 2003. The stage curtain was dedicated to her at Die Folkshpieler’s debut performance of Alles in Eynem. Joyce was a teacher at the Montreal Children’s Theater, and later was involved with the JCC Theater Group, the Ottawa Little Theater and was the JCC Summer Camp Drama Director. OJB article dated June 23, 2003 located in the "History" file. 2. 2 files pertaining to Die Folkshpieler were pulled from the Soloway Jewish Community of Ottawa Fonds Box 7 - Programming, and integrated into the 'Die Folkshpieler Series" following the large deposit of materials from Shirley Steinberg in 2015.
Access Restriction
none
Reproduction Restrictions
none
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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