Sunday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Bikel film

Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

Sunday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Hasten Hebrew Academy
6602 Hoover Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260


Mrs. Theodore Bikel will attend and speak about her husband and the film

Portraits of two beloved icons–Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel–are woven together in this enchanting documentary.

Theodore Bikel, who died last year, had an acting career spanning more than 150 screen roles and countless stage and musical productions. Bikel played Tevye the Milkman in Fiddler on the Roof on stage more than 2,000 times.

Sholom Aleichem is a pioneer of modern Jewish literature Fiddler on the Roof is based on his stories about Tevye the Dairyman. Aleichem created dozens of indelible characters — “shtetl Jews” for whom humor and pathos were two sides of the same Yiddish coin and remain invaluable windows into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life.


“A moving and thoroughly entertaining portrait…had audience members laughing and clapping after every precious Bikel performance. It was truly a memorable highlight of the festival.

Jay Rosenblatt, Program Director, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival