The Ruth Rubin Legacy
Archive of Yiddish Folksongs

New Recording Projects

In December 2018 the YIVO Sound Archive curated a concert at the Center for Jewish History celebrating the launch of the online exhibition and the legacy of Ruth Rubin.

Co-sponsored by Yiddish New York and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Yiddish New York, the two-hour event featured an all-star line-up of international performers of Yiddish folksongs paying tribute to their teacher and mentor. The auditorium seating was sold-out; some 120 additional attendees viewed the concert via video relay in the Center’s Great Hall

The work of Ruth Rubin has inspired musicians to draw from this immense source of hardly unexplored repertoire to create new albums and projects...