Isaiah Sheffer

He Himself Was A Sprawling Symphony

Remembering Isaiah Sheffer, the artistic director of Symphony Space and quintessential Jewish New Yorker.

11/20/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

There is a certain kind of Jewish New Yorker whose outsize personality can barely be contained within the contours of this island. Some of them, in fact, for this very reason end up leaving New York for wider spaces. Barbra Streisand (more later) immediately comes to mind. 

Isaiah Sheffer was a raconteur, impresario, pied piper, carnival barker and modern-day vaudvevillian.
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