Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood Presents
The Maxine Horwitz Cultural Series:
Cantor Arik Luck as
The Master Singer of His People
(Yiddish Actor and Entertainer of the 1920’s)
Featuring: Sari Greenberg, The Euphoria Bass Band and Musical Director Cantor Billy Tiep with guest stars Cantor David Reinwald and Friends
Doors open at 3:00 pm
Program starts at 3:30 pm
*Limited Seating Available* – 24/7 Customer Service/ Can pay over the phone or online 1-800-838-3006
$2.00 for Parking at Chapman University
For questions please contact Vivienne Shear between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm at 714-532-5049
Moishe Oysher – The Master Singer of His People
Moishe Oysher, born in 1907 in Bessarabia, Imperial Russia (Moldova) and died in 1958 in New York. He was from a line of Chazanut (Cantors) going back for six generations. But he seems to have been drawn more to the stage than following in his predecessor’s footsteps, and whenever travelling players visited his village, much to the disapproval of his father, he would try to get a part in their production as a child player.
In 1921, he was taken to Canada and joined a travelling Yiddish theatrical company, with whom he appeared on the Yiddish stage in New York. In 1932 he led his own company in South America. In 1934, after he returned from a trip to Buenos Aires, he was unable to get a part in the New York shows since they had all been cast. Needing work, and with the encouragement of his friends, since it was coming up to the High Holy Day season he applied to conduct services at the Rumanian Synagogue. He obtained the position and was a sensation! Moishe now had two careers running. He starred in Yiddish films, The Cantor’s Son, Yankel the Blacksmith, and Der Vilna Balebesel, and it was not long before he became something of a ‘Kosher heart throb.’
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