From Dybbuk to Ghetto: Major Plays from the Jewish Dramatic Canon

Date: May 22, 2017

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

In late May, Dr. Edna Nahshon, professor of Jewish theater and drama at JTS, will teach a mini-course titled “From Dybbuk to Ghetto: Major Plays from the Jewish Dramatic Canon.”

The mini-course is offered under the auspieces of Project Judaica, JTS’s joint academic program in Jewish Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow and at the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NUKMA) in Kiev. 

Monday, May 22 – Thursday, May 25

The course will expose students to Jewish dramatic literature in Russian translation. The plays selected come from pre-revolutionary Russia, the United States, and Israel, and were originally written in Yiddish, English, and Hebrew. They represent different styles and genres, including folkloristic mysticism, family melodrama, and thesis plays, engaging with themes that are relevant to this day: mystic yearnings, inter-generational tensions, moral quandaries, sexual mores, trauma, and memory.


Office of the NaUKMA Jewish Studies Programs
The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)
Voloska Street 8/5
Building 5, basement
Kiev, Ukraine


For more information, please contact Lana Semenova at