Shmuel Atzmon Celebration in Tel Aviv
On February 17, the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv hosted a event celebrating one of the most famous veterans of the Israeli theatrical stage, actor and director Shmuel Atzmon (born in 1929). Habima is the famous historical symbol of modern Hebrew theater. The event was named after Atzmon’s 2022 book: Kholem be-Yiddish (Hebrew: “Dreaming in Yiddish”). Although this theater is strongly associated with Hebrew, the celebration was held in both Hebrew and Yiddish. It included performances by the actors of the Habima Theater, where Shmuel Atzmon performed for many years, and of the Yiddish theater Yiddishpil, which he founded in Tel Aviv in 1987, thereby realizing his own dream of preserving and developing the tradition of Yiddish theatrical art.