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Menorah Candle-Lighting National Yiddish Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof

Menorah Candle-Lighting National Yiddish Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof

Wednesday, December 5 at 5:15 p.m.: Menorah candle-lighting by the cast of  the National Yiddish Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan,334 Amsterdam Ave. (at 76th St.)

Rabbi Joy Levitt leads the traditional giant menorah lighting in the JCC’s lobby during the nightly community event, singing traditional prayers during the Festival of Lights.

Immediately afterwards, cast members of the National Yiddish Theatre’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” perform a special pop-up revue featuring five songs from the beloved show.

A packed house of hundreds of audience members enjoy the famous show’s songs, lighting the giant menorah as a community, and noshing on sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts).

The event is also broadcast outside for passersby in the Upper West Side neighborhood and to accommodate crowd overflow.

National Yiddish Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof cast members: Jennifer Babiak (Golde), Michael Einav (Motl), Stephanie Lynne Mason (Hodl), Rosie Jo Neddy (Chava), Bruce Sabath (Layzar Wolf), Adam Shapiro (Tevye), Rachel Zatcoff (Tzeitel), and Ben Kiley (piano)

Together with its community, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape. Located on 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the JCC is a vibrant non-profit community center on the Upper West Side. The cornerstone of progressive programming in Manhattan, the JCC serves over 55,000 people annually through 1,200 programs each season that educate, inspire, and transform participants’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Since its inception, the JCC has been committed to serving the community by offering programs, classes, and events that reach beyond neighborhood boundaries, reaching people at all stages of their lives. Learn more at


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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