Welcome to the first comprehensive website dedicated to Sholem Aleichem [1859-1916], the most popular and iconic Jewish writer of his generation.

As you explore this site you’ll discover more about the remarkable life and equally remarkable afterlife of the man whose works have travelled continents, inspired generations, and provided the material for the legendary Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.

This site’s launch marked the 100th anniversary of Sholem Aleichem’s death. Sholem Aleichem fans across the United States and the world got together to mark the occasion. We invite you to use the hashtag #sholemaleichem to remember Sholem Aleichem the way he asked to be remembered, through his works.

-Jeremy Dauber, professor of Yiddish literature, and director, the Columbia University Institute of Israel and Jewish Studies