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An antique Yiddish typewriter is donated to the Authority And what happens when a typewriter meets a classical orchestra? Classical music at its...
Notable Yiddish cultural figures born in April Max Weinreich (born April 22, 1894 in Goldingen, now Kuldiga, Latvia and died January 29,...
A wreath from the Authority on Holocaust Remembrance Day A representative of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture laid a memorial wreath at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem...
Notable Yiddish cultural figures born in March Shalom Aleichem (born as Sholem Yakov Rabinovich March 2, 1859, in Pereyaslav, now Ukraine, and died...
Tel Aviv paper publishes an article about a book by Kadia Molodowsky On April 3, 2020 the Tel Aviv "Haaretz" newspaper published an article about a book...
Coronavirus glossary from the Yiddish League coronavirus pandemic די קאָראָ֜נאַ־ווי֜רוס־פּאַנדעמיע [DI KORÓNA-VÍRUS-PANDÉMYE]containment zone די אײַ֜נהאַלט־<אײַ֜נצאַם־>זאָ֜נע, ־ס[DI ÁYNHALT-<ÁYNTSAM->ZÓNE, -S] cordon off אָ֜פּקאָרדאָני֜רן;...
Our events canceled due to epidemic  Because of the Corona epidemic, all our events are canceled or postponed till the dates...
Update on Yiddish academic studies in Toronto The University of Toronto, Canada offers undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Yiddish language, literature...
April 5: Chen Lachs to sing in Rechovot On Sunday, April 5, 2020, the singer Chen Lachs will perform in Yiddish at the...
March 31: Chaya Livni to play violin in Rishon LeZion On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, violinist Chaya Livni will perform at the Amcha club in Rishon LeZion,...
March 28: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Elkana On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish club...
June 23: Concert of Nechama Lifshitz's students in Tel Aviv On Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (mind the changed date) students of the Yiddish artistic singing workshop,...
March 12: sing-along with Shmulik Nadel in Tel Aviv On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the singer Shmulik Nadel will conduct a aing-along session at...

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On Saturday, November 25, 2017, singer Razya Adam will perform at the Yiddish club in Elkana, located at Talpiyot St. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

For details, call Bella Steiner, the Club's coordinator, at 050-4744477.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

A Ramat Gan acting studio will perform the renowned play, "Enemies, A Love Story" based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel, on dates throughout November. The performances (in Hebrew), sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, will take place at Jabotinsky 104 in the city.

For details and reservations, call 03-6721289 or email info@impro.co.il.

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Yiddish journalist and writer Yitzchok Luden - National Authority for Yiddish Culture 2016 Life Time Achievement Award - passed away at the age of 95.

A memorial will be held on Friday, November 10th, at 11:00 a.m. at Brith Haavoda - Arbeter-ring in Israel, 48 Kalisher Street, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5176764.

The family is sitting Shiva at their home, 71 Amishav St., Givatayim, from Monday, November 6th, between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and between 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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The public memorial event in honor of the illustrious Yiddish singer Nechama Lifshitz (1927 – 2017), "the nightingale of Soviet Jewry," took place on October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Einav Cultural Center.

The Center is located at Ibn Gvirol St. 71, Tel Aviv, on the roof of the Gan Ha'ir compound. 

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver, and Lithuanian Ambassador to Israel Edminas Bagdonas were among the guests of honor.

The event was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

Here are photographs taken at the event.

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On October 7-11, 2017 Yiddish arts activities and events for all ages are taking place at the Yiddishkeit Sukkah near the old Tel Aviv Port (Namal).

The program is organized by the Beyt Leyvik and Beit Tefilah Israeli cultural centers and sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, e-mail: leyvikmail@gmail.com or contact Beyt Leyvik at Dov Hoz St. 30, Tel Aviv, phone: 03-5231830.

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky and Yiddish singer and pianist Marina Yakubovich will present a lecture-concert of Yiddish songs at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11 a.m. 

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-5176764.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky, singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova and narrator and percussionist Yaron Bychowsky will perform a musical show "From the Shtetl to America" in Rishon LeZion. The event will take place at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club, located at Abba Silver St. 2, at 10:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Miri at 054-4502447 or Marta at 054-5200945.

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-7431614.

A weekly radio program in Yiddish, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, is broadcast in Israel on public radio at frequencies 104.9 FM and 105.3 FM every Friday at 4 p.m. and on 101.5 FM at midnight from Saturday to Sunday.

Listeners can now tune in online at:  https://www.kan.org.il/Radio/program.aspx/?progId=1136

Listen and enjoy. The Yiddish Authority welcomes feedback by email.

On Monday, September 18, 2017, singer Itzik Sharoni will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. A festive Le'haim in honor of the New Year will follow. The event will take place at the Beit Haoleh complex, located at Sheshet Hayamim St. 20, Hadera, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 04-6226943 or 054-5870032.

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, journalist and literary critic Benny Mer will give a lecture on Samucha Street in Warsaw, which was populated by many Jews before the Holocaust. Among his works, Mer translated Avrom Sutzkever's poetry book Shvartze Kreln (Black Beads) from Yiddish to Hebrew. The event will take place at the Yiddish lovers' club Zusammen (Together), located at Sirkin St. 17, Herzliya, at 5:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 09-9511612.

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, a new album of songs, composed and performed by Yael Izkovich, based on Rivka Basman Ben-Chaim's lyrics, will be launched. The event will take place at the Tel Aviv cultural center Yung Yiddish, located at Levinsky St. 108, New Central Bus Station, Fifth Floor, studio 5008, at 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

Tickets cost NIS 36 each. For reservations and details, call 03-5176764 or 058-4415515, or visit the website

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The event will take place in Leyvik House - Association of Yiddish Writers and Journalists in Israel, located at Dov Hoz St. 30, Tel Aviv, at 7 pm. Phone: 03-5231830. 

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By The Library of Modern Yiddish Literature:

Ongetzoygene Strune (Strained String) – a collection of poems by Boris Karlov (Dov-Ber Kerler)

A Freylekher Regn (Merry Rain) - a collection of poems by Zissi Weitzman

A Dame mit Blumen (A Lady with Flowers) - a collection of short stories by writer and journalist Ofra Elyagon

Der Kloun fun Oyshvitz (The Clown from Auschwitz) - a collection of novellas by writer and actor Hershl-Tzvi Kanar

Der Sod fun Vayse Bern (The Secret of Polar Bears) - a collection of novellas by writer and scholar Berl (Dov-Ber) Kotlerman

A Ring (The Link) - an anthology of post-Holocaust poetry edited by Velvl Chernin, Mikhoel Felzenbaum, Valery Dymshitz and Dov-Ber Kerler

 

By H. Leyvik Publishing House:

Nito keyn Koyekh tzu Fargesn (I Am Unable to Forget) – memoirs by actor, producer and writer Leyzer Blit

Der Shmeykhl fun a Boym (The Smile of a Tree) - a collection of poems by Rivka Basman Ben-Haim

In di Shpurn fun "Gdud ha-Avoda" (In the Footsteps of the Work Battalion) – memoirs by writer and youth movement activist Shira Gorshman

Dray Pyeses (Three Plays) - a collection of plays by writer and composer Daniel Galay

Baym Yam un baym Taykh (By the Sea and by the River) - a collection of poems by Lyuba Vasserman

Di Funken fun Fayer (The Sparks of Fire) - a collection of poems by Moshe-David Khayat

Arbe-Kanfes (The Four Fringes) - a collection of poems by Velvl Chernin

Yetzirot Vokaliyot la-Shira shel Anna Margolin (Vocal Compositions to Accompany Anna Margolin's Poetry) by composer and arranger Michael Leinvand

Af der Elter (Toward Old Age) - a collection of prose by Avrom Meirkevich

 

In other publishers:

Ven Lakht a Yid (When a Jew Laughs) by Yosef Guri

Shvartze Kreln (Black Beads) - poems by Avrom Sutzkever translated from Yiddish into Hebrew by Benny Mer

Gavoha min ha-Pakhad Ashir (I'll Sing Louder than Fear) – a Yiddish-Hebrew anthology of Israeli Yiddish poetry spanning 100 years

A Shotn baym Fentzter (A Shadow near the Window) by Mikhoel Felzenbaum

Di Shki'e fun a Regnboygn (Sunset from a Rainbow) by Alexander Shpigelblat

Audio

Yitzkovich, Yael: Lider - Songs by Rivka Basman Ben-Khayim

Eplzaft, Alexander: Romanceros of Love

Gaysinsky, Michael: Siluet - Yidishe Lider fun Haynt (Silhouette - Yiddish Songs of Today)

Dashevsky, Shir'el: Unter di Grininke Beymelekh (Under the Little Green Trees)

Yakubovich, Marina: A Velt mit Vunder-klangen (A World with Wonder Sounds)

Levin, Ruth: Tsigele-Migele (A Tale of a White Baby Goat)

Lurye, Kobi: Mayk Burshteyn zingt Mark Varshavskin (Mike Burstein Sings Mark Warszawski's Songs)

Leyzerson, Gershon: In Vald Arayn (Into the Forest)

Fish, Avishay: Der Libe-gortn - Balades (The Love Garden - Ballads)

 

Video

Turbiner, Eran: Zay Gezunt Yerusholaym (Farewell, Jerusalem!)

Turbiner, Eran: Which Language Does the Sea Speak?

Batzar, Shaul: Bashevis-Singer's Muses

Ofot HaKhol: For 100 Years, They Have Been Saying That She is Dying

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, actor and producer Shmuel Atzmon, founder of the Yiddishpiel Theater, will lead an informal discussion with members of Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club, located at Abba Silver St. 2 (in the Ramat Eliyahu Community Center) in Rishon LeZion, at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Mirit Lenderer at 054-4502447.

On Monday, August 7, 2017, singer Elyahu Magalnik will perform accompanied by a Klezmer band at the Yiddish club Mitchell House, located at Mandelstam St. 12, in north Tel Aviv (Ramat Aviv), at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Esther Nadal at 03-6058395.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, singer Itzik Sharoni will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Mame Loshen (Mother Tongue), located at Malchei Israel St. 159 (Kochav David Building), Kiryat Gat, at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call the club's coordinators Miriam Carmeli at 08-681-6898 or Rubi Lambuch at 050-5491115.

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