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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 Thursday, June 29, 2017, and on Friday, July 14, 2017, actress and singer Ruth Levin will perform an adaptation of Avrom Sutzkever's story, "Yanina and the Beast," at two locations in Tel Aviv. The events are sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

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On June 11, 2017 the National Authority for Yiddish Culture held a festive symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Mendele Moycher-Sforim, the first classic Yiddish writer. The event took place at the Yad le-Banim hall, located at Pinkas St. 63, Tel Aviv. The symposium program included academic lectures and artistic performances.

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On Thursday, June 22, 2017, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz, will perform at the Association for the Elderly in Migdal HaEmek, located at HaRishonim St. 14, at 7 p.m.

Pianist and musical arranger Regina Dricker, the studio's director, will accompany them.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 052-8728322.

On Monday, June 19, 2017, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky and singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Nagler House, located at Ben-Tzvi St. 14, Kiryat Hayim, at 10:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 04-8724694 or 054-6528265.

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the 21th annual Yiddish Choir Festival took place at the Ashkelon Congress Center. Some 20 groups of singers from all parts of Israel, including children's choirs and ensembles, participated. The event was produced by Michael Leinwand and sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. 

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The International Book Fair is taking place at the First Station compound at David Remez St. 4, Jerusalem. Books, CDs and newspapers in Yiddish are also on sale.

On June 14, a concert of Yiddish songs will be also held there at 8.30 p.m. Admission is free.

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On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz will perform at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek, at 8 p.m.

Pianist and musical arranger Regina Dricker, the studio's current director, will accompany them.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 050-8863141.

Ohalo College in Katzrin in the Golan Heights launched a new project aimed at broadening the knowledge of teachers and instructors of Jewish languages and cultures. The ultimate goal is for them to impart this knowledge to their students.

The program, an initiative of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in cooperation with the National Authority for Ladino Culture, focuses on Yiddish, Ladino and Jewish-Arabic.

As part of the section dedicated to Yiddish language and culture, Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky gave a lecture to students, teachers and parents of students, who travelled from far away to attend. Although the subject was new to most of them, Dr. Yushkovsky's words were warmly received.

Students also took part in a course on Yiddish texts with an emphasis on the influence of local culture. The course will include a workshop on "Piyutim," Jewish liturgical poems, in all three languages.

This program is another step in the Authority’s efforts to introduce Yiddish culture into the Israeli educational system.

Dr. Tehila Bubilski is the program coordinator.

On Monday, June 19, 2017, twin duo Slava and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and other languages in the northern building of the "Marina" sea club in Herzliya, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 052-6776894 or 09-9501812.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2017, actress, entertainer and theater expert Carol Feldman will perform and lecture at the People's University, located at Bezalel St. 11, Jerusalem, at 6:15 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 02-5456867.

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, twin duo Slava and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and other languages at the Yiddish Club, located at Talpiyot St. 3, Elkana, at 8 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Bella Steiner at 050-4744477.

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On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, singer Itzik Sharoni will perform at the Yiddish club Mitchell House, located at Mandelstam St. 12, in north Tel Aviv (Ramat Aviv), at 4:30 p.m.

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

On Monday, May 22, 2017, actor and producer Shmuel Atzmon, who founded the Yiddishpiel Theater, will lead an informal discussion with members of the Hadera Yiddish Society. The event will take place at the "Beit Haoleh" complex, located at Sheshet Hayamim St. 20 in 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 Thursday, May 18, 2017, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Sav Center Yiddish club, located at Livne St. 2 in Nazareth Illit, at 10:30 a.m. He will be accompanied by pianist Valery Ayvazyan.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-6318107.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, singer Maxim Levinsky will perform at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11 a.m. She will be accompanied by pianist and musical arranger Regina Dricker.

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

On Monday, May 15, 2017, singer Emma Yussim will perform at the Association for the Elderly, located at HaRishonim St. 14 in Migdal HaEmeq, at 11 a.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Valery Ayvazyan.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 052-8728322.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Yiddish lovers from the Jerusalem area will have the opportunity to visit sites related to Yiddish culture, accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour departs from the Yiddish club at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12, Jerusalem, at 11 a.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-6650183.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, actress and singer Ruth Levin will perform an adaptation of Avrom Sutzkever's story, "Yanina and the Beast," at the Harmony Cultural Center, located at Hillel St. 27, Jerusalem, at 8 p.m. 

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On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz will perform in Rishon LeZion. The concert will take place at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club, located at Abba Silver St. 2, at 10:30 a.m.

Pianist and musical arranger Regina Dricker, the studio's current director, will accompany them.

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

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The nightingale of Soviet Jewry is no more. Nechama Lifshitz, who traveled the length and breadth of the Soviet Union singing in Yiddish and Hebrew, died on April 21, 2017 at age 89.

Lifshitz, who was born in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, in October 1927, reminded the people once known as the Jews of Silence that silent or otherwise they were Jews who carried the responsibility of passing on whatever remained of their heritage to future generations.

Nechama Lifshitz made the aliyah in 1969/ In Israel she continued performing and directed a musical library. Since 1997 she ran the Yiddish song studio in Tel Aviv, which is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

Read the article about her.