Bubby’s Kitchen


Inspired by the heroic actions of the playwright’s grandparents, who were part of the Bielski partisan group fighting against the Nazis in the forests of Belarus during WWII. Bubby’s Kitchen is the story of one young woman’s struggle to live up to her grandparents’ incredible legacy. Yudis and Motke Ginsburg blew up trains and bridges with handmade bombs, and survived by living in the woods. After liberation, they made their way to America with one dream, two children, and the shirts on their backs. With love, tenacity and determination, they started a farm, raised a family, and became the heart of Jewish life in Troy, New York. Cantor Shira Ginsburg weaves together a story of loss, survival, food and family.
Format: One-act musical
Cast Size: 1F


Original or Prominent Production: Performed at the Manhattan JCC in April 2016. Excerpts also performed as part of the May 2, 2016 launch of the second edition of the Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust Resource Handbook at the Center for Jewish History in New York.
Original Source Material: Yudis and Motke Ginsburg’s story of survival.
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Original Language: English
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