"Alan did a great job showcasing Leah, Teddy and the Mandolin", writes Marcey Siegel. who kindly took the photos at the screening of the musical doccie that featured in the Chicago YIVO Society 2018 Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture.
"You could tell the audience's heartstrings were being pulled. There was a good amount of clapping, and singing along with the performers. I am sure there were a few tears along with
tender memories of grandparents and family near and far.
Yiddish is our collective soul.
Thank you for creating this meaningful and inspiring documentary true to the importance of memory..... of cherishing our unique Jewish heritage.
No matter on which continent we may dwell, we are one."
Thank you Marcey for expressing these sentiments so beautifully - we feel we have to share these words with others. To paraphrase the words of the opening song in Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin: Laugh with me, Sing with me, Let these words reach out into the world...
A sheynem dank from the Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin team.