Apr

11 2019

The Cantor's Son

10:15AM - 12:15PM  

Friedman Jewish Community Center 613 S.J. Strauss Lane
Kingston, PA

Contact Barbara Sugarman
570-824-4646
b.sugarman@nepajca.org

Join us on Thursday April 11 at 10:15 (note time change)

To see “The Cantor’s Son” starring Moishe Oysher

Yiddish w/ English subtitles Director: Ilya Motyleff (& Sidney Goldin, uncredited)

This Yiddish feature film musical drama marks the screen debut of singer and cantor Moishe Oysher. Shot in Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains, the film features Oysher in the title role of a wayward youth who makes his way from his Polish shtetl to New York's Lower East Side (the film includes rare glimpses of the Lower East Side and of 2nd Avenue Yiddish theater marquees of the period). While washing floors in a nightclub several years later he is “discovered” and becomes a well-known singer. Ultimately, Oysher's character returns home to the Old Country and reunites with his parents and his childhood sweetheart. This Yiddish feature film musical drama marks the screen debut of singer and cantor Moishe Oysher (Overture to Glory and The Singing Blacksmith).