Bet Am Shalom – The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus: Chutzpah! Yiddish Songs of Defiance


December 10, 2023    
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm


Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
295 Soundview Avenue, White Plains , NY, 10606

Event Type

Concert to raise funds for the Westchester Resettlement Coalition a project of six local Synagogues supporting resettlement of refugees in Westchester County.

The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus is a multigenerational ensemble comprised of students, professionals, and robust retirees. We sing traditional folk songs, settings of classic and contemporary poetry, labor anthems, Holocaust-themed songs, holiday standards, theater works, and popular standards, all in Yiddish. Wherever we perform, we aim to cultivate pride and enthusiasm for Yiddish music and the Yiddish language – all through lush four-part harmony.  Knowledge of Yiddish is not necessary as we provide English supertitles for all our songs.

Our conductor, Binyumen Schaechter and his three sisters were raised in a Yiddish-speaking home. The four siblings and their children all speak Yiddish with their own offspring. Binyumen creates contemporary arrangements for much of our repertoire. Aside from his leading role in the Yiddish music world, he is an award-winning composer of musicals and cabaret songs.


Ticket price is as follows. 
In Advance: $25.00
At the Door: $30.00

Purchase tickets here.