Hasia Segal: First Yahrtzeit Memorial

Jan 15, 201861 minutes


  • This is a special Yahrtzeit ("Yortsayt", or first-year memorial) program for Hasia Segal z"l, co-founder and co-host of the Yiddish Voice, whose who died one year ago, the night of January 16, 2017, which is 19 Teyves on the Jewish calendar. Therefore, her first yahrtzeit falls this week Saturday, January 6, 2018.
  • Our program features new remarks by cohosts Meyer, Sholem, and Dovid on the occasion of Hasia's first yahrtzeit.
  • The rest of the show is comprised of material presented in our special Shloyshim (30-day memorial) program presented last year on Feb. 15, 2017.
  • Participants include Rivke Basman Ben-Haim, Hankus Netsky, Ruth Shulman, Esther Ritchie, Iosif Lakhman (z"l), Dovid Braun, Sholem Beinfeld, and Mark David. Rivke Basman Ben-Haim, a world-renowned Yiddish poet and a good friend of Hasia's, presents a new, original poem that she composed specially for this occasion. Hankus Netsky is the founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and a leader in preserving and reviving Yiddish music, language, and culture. Shulman and Ritchie are Hasia's daughters. Lakhman was a regular participant on the Yiddish Voice for over a decade. Sadly, he himself passed away in June 2017. Braun, Beinfeld, and David are regular participants on the Yiddish Voice.

Original air date: Jan. 3, 2017

  • Photo: Dovid Braun and Hasia Segal z"l, 1990's, West Roxbury, MA Dovid Braun and Hasia Segal z"l, 1990's, West Roxbury, MA

  • Photo: Sholem Beinfeld and Hasia Segal z"l, 2003, Brookline, MA Sholem Beinfeld and Hasia Segal z"l, 2003, Brookline, MA



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