Reading Yiddish in Japan

Wednesday, 9/9, 7:00 PMisaac

The 2015 Colonie Jewish Community Association Annual Lecture will be given by Prof. Yoshiji Hirose, Department of English of Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama, Japan.

It is titled, “Reading Yiddish In Japan: The Japanese Encounter With Isaac Bashevis Singer”.

This talk will examine the reception of Singer in Japan as well as examine the question of why Singer has gained such worldwide popularity and a position of a best-selling writer even though he wrote almost exclusively in Yiddish and most readers encounter his work through translation.

Colonie Art League ‘Then & Now’ Exhibit Opening Reception

Tuesday, 9/8, 6:30 PMcolonieartleague

The members of Colonie Art League are using this month’s exhibit as an opportunity to share with the community their travels in art from early attempts to current work in the hope that these art evolutions will inspire people to start their own art journey.

The show will run from September 2-28.