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Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Anthony Russell is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in Yiddish culture. Anthony's work with klezmer trio Veretski Pass resulted in Convergence, an exploration of a century of African American and Ashkenazi Jewish music. His recent release on the Borscht Beat label with accordionist and keyboardist Dmitri Gaskin, Kosmopolitn, features their original settings of Yiddish modernist poetry for voice and string ensemble.  A past Hadar Rising Song Fellow (2021-22) and a present Mandel Institute Cultural Leadership Fellow (2023-25) Anthony has expanded his work into cultural activism through collaboration with the Workers Circle and as an essayist in a number of publications including The Forward, Tablet Magazine, JTA, PROTOCOLS, Full Stop Magazine, Ayin Press and Jewish Currents. Anthony lives in Atlanta, GA with his husband of eight years, Rabbi Michael Rothbaum.

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