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Eric A. Gordon

Eric A. Gordon

Eric A. Gordon was Director of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) in Southern California from 1995 to 2010. He is the author of Mark the Music: The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein, and co-author of Ballad of an American: The Autobiography of Earl Robinson. A book of his translations from Portuguese (Waving to the Train and Other Stories, by Hadasa Cytrynowicz) appeared in 2013. He is currently completing work on a political autobiography, and producing a CD of Soviet Yiddish music from the 1930s. He is Southern California Chapter Chair of the National Writers Union (Local 1981 UAW/AFL-CIO). He has written for dozens of local, national, and international publications, mostly about art, music, culture, and politics. His undergraduate degree is from Yale University and his doctorate in history is from Tulane University.

Eric is a certified vegvayzer, the Yiddish term for secular Jewish leader, authorized to conduct weddings and other ceremonial functions. He also serves as a deputy commissioner of civil marriages for Los Angeles County.