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Chaya’leh Ash, z”l

Posted by Oyster on May 30, 2012

I’m saddened to hear that Chaya’leh Ash, z”l, my onetime Yiddish teacher, has passed away. She was born into a famous Yiddish acting troupe, and survived the Holocaust to become a leading exponent of Yiddish language and culture.

I read the bad news first in the JValley May issue:

http://www.jvalley.org/pages/datebook

… but evidently she passed away in March. My condolences to her family. May her memory be for a blessing.

The JValley article mentions that you can donate to Jewish Family Services in her memory.

The Forvertz also has an article about Chaya’leh:

http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/153212/yiddish-actress-chayale-ash-fuhrman-dies-at-/

Oyf simkhes… 😦

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