YAAANA’s Mame Loshn Zoom Festival Starts this Sunday!

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We are excited to announce that YAAANA’s first Mame Loshn Festival of Female Creativity in Yiddish starts this Sunday, July 19th, and continues until Tuesday, August 4th. The festival program includes six Zoom events in Yiddish and six Zoom events in English. The festival features renowned local and international Yiddish scholars and artists such as Cindy Paley, Kathi Diamant, Amelia Glaser, Sheva Zucker, Deborah Hertz, Yale Strom, and Elizabeth Schwartz.

Please follow this link to see the full festival description
More information about the festival is available in this press article https://www.sdjewishworld.com/2020/07/13/beth-jacob-issues-rules-for-outdoor-davening/

We are still looking for volunteers and interns for the festival – if you have a strong “yinterest” in Yiddish language and culture, become a part of YAAANA’s mishpokhe! Since our organization is growing and we still do not have enough staff to accommodate that growth, we need remote helpers who can assist with promoting our festival events, sending and responding to emails, making phone calls, etc. In return, we will invite you to attend YAAANA classes, events, and festivals for free and will give you unlimited access to our class and event archives.

We are also creating new paid positions for Yiddish educators, including those who can teach Yiddish in different languages such as Spanish, Polish, or Hebrew. Please send all inquiries to [email protected] or call 619-719-1776.

We are also happy to announce that we have enough interest in our Yiddish classes for kids so the Sunday class series with Yuri Vedenyapin will continue:

Our Thursday leyenkrayz is coming back this Thursday with a special guest, Shmuel Yosef Milshteyn:
Please contact us if you are interested attending this week’s sessions.

For event updates and details, please check our event list at https://yaaana.com/index.php/current-upcoming-events/. For classes, see https://yaaana.com/index.php/current-upcoming-classes/. The YAAANA monthly calendar is at https://yaaana.com/events/month/.

The above information is also available on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/YiddishCulture/.

If you are not on our email list and you would like to receive our announcements, then please sign up by emailing us at [email protected].

Please find a summary of our upcoming events and newly available classes below.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival as well as at our events and classes,

The YAAANA team



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