Book Talk with Herb Foster

Book Talk: Ghetto to Ghetto: Yiddish & Jive in Everyday Life
With Herb Foster

On Saturday, July 14 at 4pm at the West Tisbury Library, local author Herb Foster will discuss his new book, Ghetto to Ghetto: Yiddish & Jive in Everyday Life. Herb will talk about the pervasiveness of Yiddish and Jive expressions being used in everyday life – advertisements, conversations, newspapers, radio, TV, movies, books, magazines, license plates etc. – and the resulting cultural transmitters while being unknown as either Yiddish or Jive. This talk will cover topics including:

  • How Yiddish was involved in the election of NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
  • How much Yiddish Former Secretary of State Collin Powell speaks.
  • What two Presidents were Shabbos goys.
  • And much more!

This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Herb Foster has spoken and written extensively about Yiddish and Jive. He is a trustee of the Edgartown Library, president emeritus of the MV Hebrew Center, a former 2-term trustee of MV NAACP, a member of the Dukes County Search and Rescue Team until dissolved, a member of American Legion Post #257, and a Boy Scout district member at-large.