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Feb
20
Wed
The Spring 2019 Online Yiddish Class
Feb 20 – May 30 all-day

Our online Yiddish program incorporates the latest technologies in distance learning — classes are conducted with the web conferencing service Adobe Connect, which is equipped with face-to-face chat, whiteboard, and audio and video capabilities. Every session is recorded, giving students the flexibility to review the material at their own pace. Find our full Spring 2019 online schedule here!  

Setting up Adobe Connect on your home computer is easy — but you will need to do it a few days before class begins, with our help! Register as soon as possible and one of our dedicated technical assistants will work one-on-one with you to make sure you’re good to go with Adobe Connect before your first day of class.

Our online students hail from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and over a dozen U.S. states. Register today and join our international community of Yiddish speakers.

All online classes are $295 for Workmen’s Circle members and $340 for non-members, except for the mini courses, which are $120/$145 for a 4-week class, and $145/$170 for a 5-week class. Learn more about becoming a member.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASS TIMES ARE GIVEN IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME(EST)

NO REFUND AFTER THE 2nd CLASS SESSION!

 

yankl peretzBeginners I with Yankl-Peretz Blum
Tuesdays 11:30 – 1:00 pm March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14
Course Goals:
 Build basic skills in comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar. 
Course Tools:
 YiddishPOP.com (Lessons 1.1 through 2.5).
Additional Info:
 Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required.

isaac-beaman 1 to 1 100x100Beginners I with Isaac Bleaman
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 Feb. 20, 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8
Course Goals:
 Basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: The course’s primary textbook College Yiddish by Uriel Weinreich, starting from Lesson 1
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required.

Beginners I (continuation) with Yankl-Peretz Blum
Sundays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 28 May 5, 12, 19

Course Goals: Build basic skills in comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar. 
Course Tools:
 YiddishPOP.com (Lessons 3.1 through 4.5).
Additional Info:
 Some previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Miri015Beginners I (continuation) with Miriam Koral
Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 17
Course Goals: 
Continue building skills in reading, writing, conversational skills, and Yiddish grammar.
Course Tools: 
Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker (from Unit 3) songs and specialized handouts. 
Additional Info: 
Basic reading, writing and conjugation in the present tense required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Paula-1 to 1 100x100Beginners I (continuation) with Paula Teitelbaum
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: March 14, 28 April 4, 11, 18 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Course Goals:
 Learn the Yiddish alphabet, basic reading, writing, conversational skills, and grammar.
Course Tools:
 Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Units 4-7), songs and specialized handouts.
Additional Info: This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Beginners II with Miriam Koral
Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00 pm: April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12

Course Goals: Strengthen and improve conversational skills, learn the next level of comprehensive Yiddish grammar (e.g., past tense, cases), enhance vocabulary and reading skills.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker (from Unit 6), class-tailored handouts.
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of basic reading, writing and grammar (present-tense conjugation, modifying adjectives, etc.) required.

natalia_krynicka2Beginners II (continuation) with Natalia Krynicka
Mondays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13
Course Goals:
 Build skills in basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools:
 Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker (starting with Unit 10), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate I (continuation) with Natalia Krynicka
Mondays 1:30 – 3:00 pm: March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13
Course Goals:
 Continue learning Yiddish with a stronger focus on developing comprehension, speaking, reading and grammar skills in context.
Course Tools:
 Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II by Sheva Zucker (starting with Unit 15).
Additional Info:
 Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. For students who have a working knowledge of Yiddish or who have completed the Beginners courses. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

dovid_braunIntermediate I (continuation) with David Braun
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 26 
March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7
Course Goals: Continue learning Yiddish for students who have a working knowledge of Yiddish or who have completed an elementary course.
Course Tools:
 College Yiddish by Uriel Weinreich (starting with Lesson 23).
Additional Info:
 Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. For students who have a working knowledge of Yiddish or who have completed the Beginners courses. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

8.15.18TTYL-238Intermediate III with Sheva Zucker
Sundays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 28 May 5, 12
Course Goals:
 Continue intermediate level study of Yiddish reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Literary text and songs, Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II by Sheva Zucker (starting with Unit 17B), Motl Peyse dem Khazns by Sholem Aleichem.
Additional Info:
 The course is designed for those with approximately 2.5 years of Yiddish language study.

Intermediate IV with Sheva Zucker
Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 pm: Feb. 28 March 7, 14, 28 April 4, 11, 18 May 2, 9, 16

Course Goals: Continue Intermediate level study of Yiddish language, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools:
 Literary text and songs, Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II by Sheva Zucker (starting with Unit 19B), Motl Peyse dem Khazns by Sholem Aleichem
Additional Info:
 The course is designed for those with approximately 2.5 years of Yiddish language study.

Kolya 1 to 1 100x100Intermediate-Advanced with Kolya Borodulin: Mit Yidish iber der velt
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: March 13, 27 April 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5
Course Goals: Introduce students to key Yiddish cultural figures from past to present. Meet and have a chat in Yiddish with Jeffrey Shandler, Anita Norich, David Fishman, Nikki Olnyanski (Sweden), Anna Rozenfeld (Poland), Velvl Chernin (Israel) and more.
Course Tools: Texts and multimedia by and about outstanding Yiddishists
Additional Info: This course is conducted entirely in Yiddish. (It is not a repetition of previous courses.)

Advanced with Sheva Zucker
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15

Course Goals: Begin advanced level study of Yiddish language, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yidish af Yidish by Dovid Goldberg; Motl Peyse dem Khazns by Sholem Aleichem; autobiographies of Yiddish authors including Puah Rakowski, Hinde Bergner, Yekheskl Kotik, Meylekh Ravitsh.
Additional Info: The course is designed for those with approximately 3-4 years of Yiddish language study.

Gennady-1 to 1 100x150Advanced Yiddish with Gennady Estraikh: Sholem Asch’s America 
Sundays 10:00 – 11:30 am: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 28 May 5, 12

Course Goals:
 Read and discuss Sholem Asch’s 1911 book America, the language and orthography of the text, and how it provides highly informative and evocative material on the economically-motivated Jewish emigration from Poland (then part of the Russian Empire) to the United States.
Course Tools:
 Sholem Asch’s 1911 book America. Students will get an electronic copy of the book and read approximately ten pages per week.
Additional Info: This course is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Read Gennady Estraikh’s article on Asch here.

Avraham-1 to 1 100x100Advanced with Avrom Lichtenbaum: A Literary Lens on Jewish History
Mondays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: March 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals:
 To analyze Jewish life over the last 150 years through the lens of Yiddish literature. Since 1862, Modern Yiddish Literature has reflected historical developments in Jewish life, including pogroms, immigration, the new conditions brought about by America, the Holocaust and the Land of Israel. The Yiddish writer, especially the poet, did not only reflect these developments but often predicted them.
Course Tools: The works of A.Leyeles, Dovid Hofstein, Bialik, Sh. Frug, H. Leivik, I.L. Peretz, Sh. An-ski, Y.Y. Segal, Sh. Halkin, Melekh Ravitsh, Aron Tsaitlin, Mortkhe Gebirtik, Itzik Manger, Moshe Yungman, Yosef Kerler, Rokhl Oyerbakh, and Chava Rozenfarb.
Additional Info: This course is conducted entirely in Yiddish.

Advanced with Avrom Lichtenbaum: Yiddish Wit
Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: March 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals:
 Explore the works Yiddish writers who described Jewish life using folk wit, which the Jewish people and Yiddish writers channeled in the trying times of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Course Tools: The works of Y.l. Gordon, Mikh Gordon, Aleykum Tsunzer, Zalmen Shneour, Hershele Ostropolier, Itzik Manger, Der Tunkeler, Y. Pirozhnikov, M. Zeyfert, A. Eselin, and Y. Adler.
Additional Info: 
This course is conducted entirely in Yiddish.

Miriam TrinhAdvanced with Miriam Trinh: Avrom Sutzkever’s Poetic Worlds – an Introduction into his Poetry and Prose
Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: March 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals:
 Discuss the complexity of Avrom Sutzkever’s work throughout the different periods of his life. We will reflect on the codes of his poetic language, the changes in his writing as a reaction to its historical contexts and on the differences/similarities between his poetry and prose.
Course Tools:
 The works of Avrom Sutzkever
Additional Info: This course is conducted entirely in Yiddish.

yitskhokniborski 1 to 1 100x100Advanced Grammar (continuation) with Yitskhok Niborski: Yiddish Word Structure and Word Creation
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: March 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Description Available in Yiddish Soon

Additional Info: This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Feb
25
Mon
The Spring 2019 Yiddish Class in Manhattan
Feb 25 – Jun 4 all-day

This spring we’re offering in-person classes for all levels.  To learn more, contact Kolya Borodulin, our Director of Yiddish Programming: [email protected], 212.889.6800 ext 806. To register today, click here.

Find our full Spring 2019 in-person course calendar here!

All classes take place at our Midtown Manhattan office, conveniently located near Port Authority, Penn Station, Times Square, and Herald Square:
247 West 37st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
5th Floor
New York, NY 10018

In-person classes are $245 for Workmen’s Circle members and $320 for non-members, except for Advanced with Eve Jochnowitz which is $295/$360 Learn more about becoming a member.

NO REFUND AFTER THE 2nd CLASS SESSION!

23795737_393923167708831_3387846924526585527_nBeginners Conversation I (continuation) with Noah Barrera
Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals: Build skills in speaking and listening comprehension to become conversational in Yiddish.
Course Tools: Basic vocabulary, songs and games.
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

8.15.18TTYL-238Beginners I with Sheva Zucker
Monday 1:15 – 2:45 pm: Feb. 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals: Basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker (Units 1 – 5), supplementary basic reading texts and songs
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required.

Beginners I with Noah Barrera
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals:
 Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Units 1 – 5); the interactive learning website YiddishPOP; supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required.

Beginners I (continuation) with Noah Barrera
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals: Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Starting with Unit 5); the interactive learning website YiddishPOP; supplementary basic reading texts & songs.
Additional Info: Some previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Eve-1 to 1 100x100Beginners I (continuation) with Eve Jochnowitz
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Starting with Unit 6), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Some previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Paula-1 to 1 100x100Beginners II with Paula Teitelbaum
Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(starting with Unit 6), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info:  Knowledge of the Alef-Beys required, although fluency in reading is not yet expected.

Beginners II (continuation) with Paula Teitelbaum
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals: Continue learning basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Unit 8A), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Some previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys required, although fluency is not expected. This IS a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate I (continuation) with Paula Teitelbaum
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Continue learning Yiddish with a stronger focus on developing comprehension, speaking, reading and grammar skills in context.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(starting from Unit 11A).
Additional Info: Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. For students who have a working knowledge of Yiddish or who have completed the Beginners courses. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate II (continuation) with Paula Teitelbaum
Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals: Continue Intermediate study of Yiddish reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II (starting with Unit 12A), Motl Peyse Dem Khazns by Sholem Aleichem, abridged and glossed for students starting with chapter 8.
Additional Info: Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate II (continuation) with Eve Jochnowitz
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Feb. 28 March 7, 14, 28 April 4, 11, 18 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Course Goals: Continue developing comprehension, speaking, reading and grammar skills.
Course Tools:
 Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(starting with Unit 11), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. For students who have a working knowledge of Yiddish or who have completed the Beginners courses. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate II (continuation) with Sheva Zucker
Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 pm: Feb. 21, 28 March 7, 14, 28 April 4, 11, 18 May 2, 9, 16, 23
Course Goals:
 Continue Intermediate level study of Yiddish reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II by Sheva Zucker
(starting from Lesson 14B); Motl Peyse dem Khazns by Sholem Aleichem, (starting from Ch. 3).
Additional Info: The course is designed for those with approximately two years of Yiddish language study. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate-Advanced Conversation with Eve Jochnowitz
Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Study the life and culture of the Yiddish-speaking world while building skills in speaking and listening comprehension.
Course Tools: Material in Yiddish with transliteration provided by the instructor.
Additional Info: Course is conducted almost entirely in Yiddish.

Advanced with Sheva Zucker
Mondays 3:00 – 4:30 pm:Feb. 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals: Interpret and understand the traditional life of East European Jewry and improve vocabulary, grammar, and conversation skills.
Course Tools: Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye der Milkhiker, newspaper articles, student personal presentations.
Additional Info: This course will be taught entirely in Yiddish.

Advanced with Eve Jochnowitz
Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals:
 Explore reading material from Yiddish literature and press while continuing to build skills in speaking, writing and listening comprehension.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II by Sheva Zucker
(starting with Unit 19), Motl Peysi De Khazns by Sholem Aleichem, supplementary basic reading texts
and songs.
Additional Info: Course is conducted almost entirely in Yiddish.

Kolya 1 to 1 100x100Advanced with Kolya Borodulin
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm:
 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
Course Goals:
 Read and analyze Yiddish literature, poetry, and songs.
Course Tools:
 Zalman Scheour’s Der mamzer (The bastard), a selection of poetry and songs, additional historical material.
Additional Info:
 This course is taught entirely in Yiddish.

Apr
2
Tue
2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 11:00 am

The Yiddish Book Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program are now open. The program is designed to train Yiddish teachers in communicative language pedagogy, provide them with resources to assist teaching in a variety of settings, and offer ongoing support for pedagogic development. Yiddish instructors teaching a beginner’s Yiddish class in the 2019–2020 academic year are encouraged to apply by April 2, 2019.

Participants will attend two two-day workshops at the Center, which will take place July 21–22, 2019 and November 10–11, 2019. In addition, teachers will participate in an active online community, where they will exchange ideas, share resources, and receive support from program faculty throughout the academic year.

The two workshops will include:

  • seminars on effective methods to develop students’ linguistic and cultural proficiency in Yiddish
  • masterclasses on designing and implementing classroom activities and mini-lessons
  • discussions on best practices and challenges in the field of Yiddish pedagogy

The primary focus of the workshops will be on teaching beginner students of Yiddish using the Yiddish Book Center’s new communicative Yiddish textbook, In eynem. This multimedia textbook employs the communicative approach to language-learning and blends language with culture, using a diverse assortment of authentic texts. Participants will be provided comprehensive, easy-to-use materials and training on the most effective ways of using these materials in their classrooms. Teachers commit to using the In eynem textbook for a minimum of two semesters (or equivalent) during the year, while providing regular feedback and evaluation on their experiences.

The Yiddish Book Center’s Yiddish Pedagogy Program is tuition-free and full room and board for all program participants during the two workshops at the Center. Participants also receive a stipend for travel expenses. The Center will also provide textbooks and classroom materials for all sessions. Participants receive a $500 stipend as well as discounted textbooks for their students.

Eligibility:
All candidates must have a minimum proficiency in Yiddish at the low-advanced level or higher. Candidates must be signed up to teach a beginner’s Yiddish class in 2019–2020.

To apply, please submit a completed online application form and all supplementary materials by April 2, 2019. For full program details, visit our website.

Questions? Contact Phoenix, education program assistant, at 413-256-4900, ext. 144 or [email protected]yiddishbookcenter.org.

Apr
12
Fri
2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program @ Yiddish Book Center
Apr 12 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 11:00 pm
2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program @ Yiddish Book Center | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

The Yiddish Book Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program are now open. The program is designed to train Yiddish teachers in communicative language pedagogy, provide them with resources to assist teaching in a variety of settings, and offer ongoing support for pedagogic development. Yiddish instructors teaching a beginner’s Yiddish class in the 2019–2020 academic year are encouraged to apply by April 2, 2019.

Participants will attend two two-day workshops at the Center, which will take place July 21–22, 2019 and November 10–11, 2019. In addition, teachers will participate in an active online community, where they will exchange ideas, share resources, and receive support from program faculty throughout the academic year.

The two workshops will include:

  • seminars on effective methods to develop students’ linguistic and cultural proficiency in Yiddish
  • masterclasses on designing and implementing classroom activities and mini-lessons
  • discussions on best practices and challenges in the field of Yiddish pedagogy

The primary focus of the workshops will be on teaching beginner students of Yiddish using the Yiddish Book Center’s new communicative Yiddish textbook, In eynem. This multimedia textbook employs the communicative approach to language-learning and blends language with culture, using a diverse assortment of authentic texts. Participants will be provided comprehensive, easy-to-use materials and training on the most effective ways of using these materials in their classrooms. Teachers commit to using the In eynem textbook for a minimum of two semesters (or equivalent) during the year, while providing regular feedback and evaluation on their experiences.

The Yiddish Book Center’s Yiddish Pedagogy Program is tuition-free and full room and board for all program participants during the two workshops at the Center. Participants also receive a stipend for travel expenses. The Center will also provide textbooks and classroom materials for all sessions. Participants receive a $500 stipend as well as discounted textbooks for their students.

Eligibility:
All candidates must have a minimum proficiency in Yiddish at the low-advanced level or higher. Candidates must be signed up to teach a beginner’s Yiddish class in 2019–2020.

To apply, please submit a completed online application form and all supplementary materials by April 2, 2019. For full program details, visit our website.

Questions? Contact Phoenix, education program assistant, at 413-256-4900, ext. 144 or [email protected]yiddishbookcenter.org.

May
24
Fri
Intensive Yiddish Weekend in NYC for Adv-Int + Advanced Students
May 24 – May 27 all-day
Intensive Yiddish Weekend in NYC for Adv-Int + Advanced Students

Sheva Zucker will be offering an intensive Yiddish weekend for intermediate-advanced and advanced Yiddish students. This will be a total immersion experience with one of the foremost Yiddish teachers in America. The weekend will consist of grammar, conversation and readings from Yiddish literature. (The exact curriculum will be decided based on the applicants.)

When: Friday evening,  May 24, 2019 through Monday, May 27,  2 P.M.
Shorter Friday to Sunday evening option available. Register by May 7.
Where: Washington Heights (NYC), NY
Cost: $280 –  Friday to Monday;  $230 – Friday to Sunday.

Price includes the following meals: Friday night dinner
Breakfast: Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Bagel Plus lunch: Saturday and Sunday
Snack: Monday

Limited home hospitality is available.

Reasonable Air B+B rates in the neighborhood.

Minimun: 7 students
Maximun: 13 students

For information and registration: Contact Sheva Zucker
[email protected].
Deadline May 7,  2019.

Dr.  Sheva Zucker has taught Yiddish language and literature on five continents. She is the author of the textbook Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vols. I & II. She has taught Yiddish and Yiddish Literature in the Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture, now under the auspices of Bard College  and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research for many years and served as the Academic Director of that program for five years. She taught Yiddish and Jewish literature at Duke University. She  served as the director of the Naomi Kadar International Yiddish Teacher Training Seminar held in Maryland in 2013 and 2011. She is the Executive Director of the League for Yiddish and the editor of  its magazine Afn Shvel. Her research and translations focus mostly on women in Yiddish literature. She was, for several years,  the Translation Editor of the Pakn Treger, the magazine of the National Yiddish Book Center. Teaching Yiddish is her greatest pleasure.
SCHEDULE
Friday afternoon, May 24, 2019: Arrival
7:00 Shabes dinner, storytelling and singing
Saturday 
Breakfast
Reading of weekly Torah portion in Yiddish and discussion
Poetry/Reading handwriting
Lunch
Saturday afternoon: Yiddish Literature
Free time/Walk
Dinner
Evening Program
Sunday
Breakfast
Grammar and Literature
Lunch
Grammar and Literature
Walk/Free time
Dinner
Evening Program: TBA
Film on Yiddish writer
Monday
Breakfast
Grammar and Literature
Departure 2 PM

Tentative readings include works about Jewish life in Poland after the Holocaust in commemoration of 50 years since the Jewish Exodus from Poland: Lili Berger, S. L. Schneiderman, Avrom Karpinovitsh, Tsvi Ayznman, Rokhl Oyerbach…
Schedule and program subject to change.

ד”ר שבֿע צוקער וועט אָנפֿירן מיט אַן אינטענסיוון ייִדיש־סוף־וואָך

פֿאַר ווײַטהאַלטער־מיטנדיקע און ווײַטהאַלטער־סטודענטן. דאָס איז אַ געלעגנהייט זיך צו לערנען מיט איינעם פֿון די בעסטע ייִדיש־לערערס אין אַמעריקע. דער סוף־וואָך (אויף וועלכן איר וועט זיך אין גאַנצן אויסלעבן אויף ייִדיש) וועט כּולל זײַן גראַמאַטיק, ליטעראַטור און שמועסן אויף ייִדיש. (דעם גענויען לערנפּלאַן וועט מען ערשט באַשליסן באַזירט אויף די קענטנעישן פֿון די אַפּליקאַנטן).יי

ווען – פֿאַר שבת, דעם 24סטן מײַ
ביז מאָנטיק, דעם 27סטן מײַ
 צוויי אַ זייגער נאָך מיטאָג
וווּ – וואַשינגטאָן־הײַטס (מאַנהעטן), ניו־יאָרק
וויפֿל – פֿרײַטיק ביז מאָנטיק $280;  פֿרײַטיק ביז זונטיק $230

דער פּרײַז נעמט אַרײַן די ווײַטערדיקע מאָלצײַטן:י
אַ שבתדיקע וועטשערע: פֿרײַטיק
פֿרישטיק: שבת, זונטיק, מאָנטיק
בייגלפּלוס־מיטאָג: שבת און זונטיק
איבערבײַסן: מאָנטיק

 הכנסת־אורחים (בחינם, באַגרענעצט) פֿאַר די ערשטע וואָס רופֿן זיך אָפּ

ביליקע, באַלעבאַטישע “ער־בי־ענד־ביס” אין געגנט

 

מינימום: 7 סטודענטן
מאַקסימום:13 סטודענטן
אינפֿאָרמאַציע און רעגיסטראַציע:י
זײַט אין קאָנטאַקט מיט שבֿע צוקער
טערמין: דעם 7טן מײַ 2019
שבֿע צוקער האָט געלערנט און געהאַלטן רעפֿעראַטן װעגן דער ייִדישער שפּראַך, ליטעראַטור און קולטור אױף פֿינף קאָנטינענטן. זי איז די מחברטע פֿון די לערנביכלעך ייִדיש: אַן אַרײַנפֿיר: לשון, ליטעראַטור און קולטור, באַנד 1 און 2 און דער רעדאַקטאָר און אַרויסגעבער פֿון דעם קאָמפּאַקטל

די גאָלדענע פּאַווע: דאָס קול פֿון דעם ייִדישן שרײַבער.י
 זי איז אַ לאַנגיאָריקע לערערין אין דער אוריאל װײַנרײַך זומער־פּראָגראַם אין דער ייִדישער שפּראַך, ליטעראַטור און קולטור בײַם ייִװאָ אין ניו־יאָרק בשותּפֿות מיט פֿאַרשײדענע אוניװערסיטעטן, לעצטנס באַרד־קאַלעדזש און האָט 5 יאָר געדינט ווי דער אַקאַדעמישער דירעקטאָר פֿון דער פּראָגראַם. זי איז  דער אױספֿיר־סעקרעטאַר פֿון דער ייִדיש־ליגע װי אױך
דער רעדאַקטאָר פֿון איר זשורנאַל אויפֿן שוועל. אין איר אַקאַדעמישער אַרבעט און בײַם איבערזעצן פֿאַרנעמט זי זיך דער עיקר מיט דער פֿרוי
  אין דער ייִדישער ליטעראַטור.י

דאָס לערנען ייִדיש איז איר גרעסטער פֿאַרגעניגן.
צײַטפּלאַן
פֿרײַטיק נאָך מיטאָג, דעם 24סטן מײַ 2019: מע קומט אָן
  שבתדיקע וועטשערע, מעשׂה און געזאַנג
שבת
פֿרישטיק
מע לייענט און דיסקוטירט די סדרה פֿון דער וואָך אויף ייִדיש
פּאָעזיע/לייענען כּתבֿ
מיטאָג
נאָך מיטאָג: ייִדישע ליטעראַטור
שפּאַציר/פֿרײַע צײַט
וועטשערע
אָוונט־פּראָגראַם
 
זונטיק
פֿרישטיק
גראַמאַטיק און ליטעראַטור
מיטאָג
גראַמאַטיק און ליטעראַטור
שפּאַציר/פֿרײַע צײַט
וועטשערע
אָוונט־פּראָגראַם: מע וועט אַנאָנסירן
פֿילם וועגן אַ ייִדישן שרײַבער
מאָנטיק
פֿרישטיק
גראַמאַטיק און ליטעראַטור
זײַט געזונט – מע פֿאָרט אהיים, 2 אַ זייגער נ”מ
טענטאַטיווע לייען־מאַטעריאַלן –  וועגן דעם ייִדשן לעבן אין פּוילן נאָכן חורבן ביז גירוש־פּוילן, לילי בערגער, ש.־ל. שנײַדערמאַן, אַבֿרהם קאַרפּינאָווישט, צבֿי אײַזנמאַן, רחל אויערבאַך… דער צײַטפּלאַן און לערנפּלאַן קענען זיך נאָך בײַטן.
Jun
16
Sun
Yiddish Flavors of Love: A Musical Celebration
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE:

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

OUR SPRING 2019 GALA CONCERT

Yiddish Flavors of Love:
A Musical Celebration

ENGLISH SUPERTITLES

The perfect Father’s Day gift!

Jul
1
Mon
About the Great Jewish Books Summer Program
Jul 1 @ 3:09 pm – Aug 2 @ 4:09 pm

Session 1: July 21–26, 2019
Session 2: July 28–August 2, 2019

At the Yiddish Book Center’s Great Jewish Books Summer Program, rising high school juniors and seniors read selections from important works of modern Jewish literature and consider how they speak to the opportunities and challenges we face today. Under the guidance of college professors, they consider how the rich legacy of modern Jewish literature can inform us in the twenty-first century.

“I learned how to go deeper into the texts and find a completely new meaning to them. In addition, I met so many incredible people. I miss it so much already!”
-Great Jewish Books student

Although the program’s focus is on reading, this is not school in any conventional sense: Great Jewish Books is a lively program full of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities—and no grades—for students who read for the love of reading and who are eager to discover the treasures of the Jewish canon.

Participants spend their days at the Yiddish Book Center, immersed in a lively world of Jewish culture, and live in dorms on the nearby campus of Hampshire College.

Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.

Great Jewish Books Summer Program students:

  • read and discuss important works of modern literature by writers such as Franz Kafka, Sholem Aleichem, Grace Paley, Philip Roth, and Isaac Babel.
  • learn from college faculty as well as prominent visiting writers (including, in past years, novelists Allegra Goodman and Jami Attenberg, poet and critic Adam Kirsch, and graphic novelist and scholar Ilan Stavans).
  • develop skills for literary analysis and self-expression that will prepare them for college.
  • meet other teenagers from across North America who love to read and who care about literature and Jewish culture.
  • get a taste of college life, from dormitory living to seminar-style classes.
  • discover how modern literature connects them to ancient traditions and contemporary ideas.

Students at Great Jewish Books come from a wide variety of backgrounds, Jewish affiliations, and experiences. We welcome people with multiple heritages, people of color, LGBTQ+ participants, and non-Jewish participants. Anyone who has an interest in Jewish literature and culture is welcome to apply. A printable flyer is available for download below.

Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Margaret, education program assistant, at [email protected] or 413-256-4900, ext. 152.

New! Follow us on Instagram at @greatjewishbooks to see photos from previous years, news from the Center, and updates on the 2019 program.

Support for the Great Jewish Books Summer Program has been provided by Walter, Arnee, Sarah, and Aaron Winshall.

Aug
5
Mon
Workshop on Teaching Yiddish
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 10:00 am

Workshop on Teaching Yiddish
August 5–9, 2019

During the week after the Summer Program ends, participants interested in issues of teaching Yiddish will spend a week of study, discussion, and demonstration. To be addressed: general questions of language pedagogy and the specific challenges of imparting Yiddish.

International and Financial Applicants Apply by: February 28*
General Applicants Apply by: April 2

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*Financial aid is available for international and domestic students.

Not in the New York area or unable to come to YIVO? You can still learn with YIVO from the comfort of home with our online courses:
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