JCC of Greater Albuquerque

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

July 14, 2 pm

JCC Auditorium | Opening Wine & Cheese Reception

Documentary | USA, 2014 | 75 min | English


Infused with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit, the portraits of two beloved icons--Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel--are woven together combining their common wit, wisdom and talent. Bikel's charismatic storytelling and masterful performances reveal invaluable windows into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life. Narrated by Alan Alda.

Guest speaker, Aimee Ginsburg Bikel will join us before and after for her unique perspective. Hebrew University graduate, Aimee Ginsburg Bikel worked for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's daily newspaper, for 16 years as a correspondent to India. She is the founding director of the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project, and was married to Theo from 2013, until his death in 2015.