Kentoki: Kentucky Through Jewish Eyes, 1925

A Theatrical Reading with Commentary and Music

In 1925, Jewish immigrant I.J. Schwartz published a remarkable poem. Penned in Yiddish, and with nods to the freewheeling lyric style of Walt Whitman, Kentoki tells the moving story of Jewish family pioneers in Kentucky: a fresh new land of promise.

This event will feature commentary by scholar Dov-Ber Kerler and others, and music by the Louisville bluegrass-flavored klezmer band Lost Tribe. Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended:

KMAC: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
715 West Main Street,
Louisville, KY