The 4th Annual YI Love YiddishFest ’22 (yiddishfest.org) is a six-day extravaganza of comedy, concerts and plays with headliners from contemporary Jewish celebrities such as YidLife Crisis, Kosha Dillz, Avi Hoffman and a concert version of the hit New York musical Stars of David. With over ten events across South Florida’s three counties, there’s something for the whole mishpukhe (family) to enjoy!
YidLife Crisis and Kosha Dillz are contemporary Jewish personalities and artists who have gone viral with their comedies and music videos. Seen by millions, Yidlife Crisis has collaborated with Mayim Bialik, Howie Mandel and many other Jewish celebrities. Kosha Dillz has performed with some of the biggest names in hip-hop and rap, including Fat Joe, Nissim Black and more. His unique Jewish take on hip-hop has seen him perform on numerous shows including Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out, Madison Square Garden TV, and international festivals and venues.
The musical concert entitled “Stars of David: Story to Song” is based on the bestselling book “Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish” by Abigail Pogrebin. “Stars of David” adapts the stories of well-known Jewish personalities into humorous and touching monologues and songs. Among the Jewish personalities to celebrate in this concert are Stephen Spielberg, Andy Cohen, Kenneth Cole, Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tony Kushner, Norman Lear, Leonard Nimoy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Rivers and many more. The YiddishFest ’22 concert will feature the talents of Avi Hoffman, East End Synagogue cantor Shira Ginsburg, Patti Gardner and Michael Harper, with Music Director Caryl Fantel.
YI Love YiddishFest ’22 is sponsored by Dr. Bruce and Lesley Zafran of Parkland, and is co-sponsored by the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies/George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, The Betsy South Beach, Miami Beach JCC and the Adolph, Rose Levis JCC, MNM Theater Company, Mo’s Deli, Miami New Times and the Yiddish Theater Alliance with support from the Broward County Cultural Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and County Board of Commissioners and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
To view all YI Love YiddishFest ’22 events, please visit: yiddishfest.org. For more information about YI Love Jewish or “YI Love YiddishFest ’22”, visit the organization’s website at www.YILoveJewish.orgE-mail [email protected] or call 888-945-6835.