2022 Season

A Bintel Brief

May 14 and May 15

A Staged Reading


Just like the dilemmas described in today’s advice columns, immigrants in the early 1900s were experiencing the same – questioning how to manage life in this bewildering new country.  A Bintel Brief, Yiddish for ‘a bundle of letters’ was a daily advice column which The Jewish Daily Forward ran for 80 years.  In it, the newspaper’s wise and sometimes cranky editor dispensed shrewd, practical and fair-minded advice to his readership; sometimes practical, sometimes funny and sometimes full of heartbreak.

Recognizing this timeless plight of immigrants, Temple Israel of Catskill, in partnership with The Bridge Street Theatre, is presenting performances of A Bintel Brief, developed and directed by Carol Rusoff. 

The staged reading with live music will take place on Saturday, May 14th at 7PM and Sunday, May 15th at 2PM.  There is no fee for tickets, but donations are encouraged. 

Reservations may be made by e-mailing juliegoldweitz@gmail.com. Please include the date of the performance you want to attend and the number of people in your party.

Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test is required for admission. Masks are encouraged but not required. For more information on Bridge Street’s Safety Policies, CLICK HERE.

This project is supported by a grant from the Wasserman-Streit Y’DIYAH Memorial fund through the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Temple Israel of Catskill and Bridge Street Theatre.