Jewish Theater and Dance


Jewish Theater & Dance 101

Jewish performance and dance traditions can be traced back to the Bible.


Hava Nagila’s Long, Strange Trip

The unlikely history of a Hasidic melody.


Yiddish Theater in New York

A cultural phenomenon of Jewish America in the early 20th century.

Jewish Theater

Like theater in many cultures, Jewish theater has religious roots.

Leonard Bernstein: Jewish America’s Favorite (Musical) Son

A celebrated American composer, conductor, teacher, and pianist who infused his work with his Jewish heritage

Israeli Folkdance

Traditional dances find new values.

Sholem Asch

A writer who bridged both Old World and New, but fit into neither.

Jewish Dance

In the Bible, dance was an expression of joy, awe and worship.

Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat

A new look at a very old fashion statement.

Images of Jews in American Theater

Jewish pride--and shame--on stage.

Sara Levi-Tanai

Taking ancient Yemenite moves to create modern dances.

The History of Jewish Dance

Jewish dance from the Bible to Hasidism.

Artistic Dance in Israel

Turning away from tradition and establishing its own roots.

Yiddish Theater in Europe

The short-lived yet influential movement.