Sh’ma: Listen! series plans ‘Vilna Remembered’ event

Will Sol has been performing Klezmer music and Yiddish song and storytelling for the past decade.

The Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series will present “Vilna Remembered: Celebrate the City of Vilna with Musician Will Sol” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library. 

Vilna — known as “Jerusalem of Lithuania” — was a center of Jewish learning and culture before it was decimated by the Nazis during World War II. Sol plays guitar and mandolin and is one of St. Louis’ most passionate and prolific advocates of Yiddish music. When he traveled to Vilnius (as the city is known in Lithuanian) in 2006 to study Yiddish for a month, he was overwhelmed by the richness of Vilna’s legacy. Spend an hour in Jewish Vilna with Sol as he evokes this remarkable community in klezmer music, story, Yiddish song and the poetry of Abraham Sutzkever.

Sol has been performing Klezmer music and Yiddish song and storytelling for the past decade. He studied Yiddish at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute in 2006. 

To RSVP, contact Nancy Dubman at 314-442-3771 or [email protected] For more information, contact Cyndee Levy at 314-442-3754 or [email protected]

The event is co-sponsored by Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library and the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Learn more about the Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series at JFedSTL.org/SpeakerSeries. The speaker series is supported by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, and Hank Webber and Chris Jacobs.

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