LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters 2016

What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.

Shane Baker Actor


Shane Baker is the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today. He comes to the Limmud directly from Paris, where he has been starring as Vladimir in his own Yiddish translation of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, produced Off-Broadway and internationally by the New Yiddish Rep. The New York Times pronounced Baker’s translation ‘even more depressing than Beckett’s original.’ He also translated and was featured in Wolf Mankowitz’s The Bespoke Overcoat for New Yiddish Rep, which appeared as Charley in their production of Joseph Buloff’s adaptation of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman; and he stars in The Big Bupkis! A Complete Gentile’s Guide to Yiddish Vaudeville, which he co-wrote with director Allen Lewis Rickman. Mentored by the last great stars of the Interwar European Yiddish stage, Baker is renowned not only for his translations and acting but also for his recitations of Yiddish poetry.