Pesach with Rav Izchak Kin, Gitu Cycowicz, et al

Pesach with Rav Izchak Kin, Gitu Cycowicz, et al

פּסח מיט הרבֿ יצחק קין, גיטו סיקאָוויץ, א״אַ

Show notes

  • Happy Passover! ‫אַ זיסן און כּשרן פּסח!‬
  • Happy Passover and thanks to friends, participants, and sponsors of this show:
    • Israel Book Shop (Eli Dovek ז״ל recorded Mar 28 2007)
    • American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston (member and Holocaust survivor Mary Erlich), co-sponsor of Boston's 2023 In-Person and Virtual Community Holocaust Commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 2:00PM Eastern. Info and registration here:
    • League for Yiddish, New York, NY, (Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Chair of the Board)
    • Leah Shporer-Leavitt, Newton, MA, co-host of The Yiddish Voice / דאָס ייִדישע קול
    • Sholem Beinfeld, Cambridge, MA, co-host of The Yiddish Voice / דאָס ייִדישע קול
    • Dovid Braun, Leonia, NJ, co-host of The Yiddish Voice / דאָס ייִדישע קול
    • Yankele Bodo, Tel Aviv, Israel, actor and singer (from 2016)
    • Leser Maimon, Brooklyn, NY, Holocaust survivor and leader of Young Israel of Mill Basin
    • Eli Grodko, New Millford, NJ, friend of the show
    • Boston Workers Circle, Brookline, MA (Yiddish committee member Linda (Libe-Reyzl) Gritz)

Featured speakers:

  • Rabbi Izchak Kin, Los Angeles, CA: a Modzitzer chossid, born in Jerusalem, he taught Torah and Talmud in Yiddish in Los Angeles for more than 40 years
  • Gitu Cycowicz, Jerusalem: Gitu -- a/k/a Giselle (Gita) Cycowicz (née Friedman) -- who was born in 1927 in the town of Chust in the Carpathian Mountains, then part of Czechoslovakia, now in Ukraine, survived Auschwitz and other camps, later starting a new life in the USA, and eventually getting her PhD in psychology. In her later years, she moved to Israel and then worked for decades for AMCHA (, helping with the psychological needs of her fellow survivors.


  • Moishe Oysher: Got Iz Eyner (Mu Asapru)
  • Lori Cahan-Simon and Meyshke Alpert: Zog Maran
  • Sidor Belarsky: Shvimt dos Kestl Afn Nil
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Podcast release dates: April 3 and 4, 2023

Air Date: April 5, 2023



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