Ongoing Projects

I continue to mentor individuals on their storytelling journey.

PT59_tall_tamare_sm-3I am translating a collection of stories about Jewish Vilna from Yiddish into English. The stories were written by Abraham Karpinovitch. One of these stories entitled Tall Tamara (Tamare di Hoykhe) was published in the Spring edition of Pakn Treger, the Journal of the National Yiddish Book Centre. To read this wonderful tale and get a taste of Karpinovitch’s work,

Stay tuned for the publication of the entire collection.

Beverly Dobrinsky (of Zeelia) and I are creating a show about relations between ethnic Ukrainians and Jews both in Ukraine and in Canada. We are thrilled to have the support of the Canada Council for this project.

• I am involved in the Yiddish Voices Project. Working with the Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia, the participants in this proejct will  interview native Yiddish speakers living in BC.  By interviewing people in Yiddish, we are giving them the opportunity to speak about their experiences in the language in which they lived them. One of our objectives is to help preserve the rich and diverse dialects of Yiddish.