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Letters to the editor of the venerable Yiddish Daily Forward will play a role in the Jewish Folk Chorus' 91st annual concert

Folk Chorus concert tells immigrants’ Yiddish stories

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The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, which performs songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and Russian, is having its 91st annual concert on Sunday, June 11, at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay.

The group highlights songs of labor, hope, idealism, poverty, immigration, loss and love, and this year will be focusing on letters to the editor in the Yiddish-language Jewish Daily Forward. The letters from immigrants seek help adjusting to American life and coping with their problems and struggles. Excerpts of those letters will be read and tied to the songs.

The school is at 1835 Ellis St. in San Francisco. The concert, which includes translations and English narration, begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 and are available at jfc91.eventbrite.com or at the door.