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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 Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Yiddish lovers from Ra'anana will have the opportunity to visit sites in Jerusalem related to Yiddish culture, accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour will depart from the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 10 a.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-7431614.

For three years running, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture has been granting scholarships at Israeli universities to students whose M.A., Ph.D. or post-doctorate research focuses on Yiddish language and culture. Once complete, the Authority publishes their theses and dissertations.

Most recently, the Authority supported the master's thesis of Noam Rachmilevich at Haifa University about the lives of Jews who were in hiding in Warsaw in 1943-1944.

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Yiddish lovers from Herzliya will have the opportunity to visit sites in Jerusalem related to Yiddish culture, accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour will depart from the Yiddish lovers' club "Zusammen" (Together) at Syrkin St. 17, Herzliya, at noon. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-9511612.

On April 23-24, 2017, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, public ceremonies all over Israel will commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as well as the Jewish resistance of that period.

In ceremonies in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as at Bar-Ilan University, the Yiddish language, spoken by most Holocaust victims, will be featured. See details in the posters attached.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, musicologist Kobi Luria will speak on the origins and history of Yiddish songs at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12, Jerusalem, at 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details call: 02-5664144 or 054-6650183.

On Wednesday, April 19, 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 People's University, located at Bezalel St. 11, Jerusalem, at 6:15 p.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 02-5456867.

A memoir entitled, "I Am Unable to Forget," by the actor, producer and writer Leyzer Blit, was published in Tel Aviv in 2017 thanks to a contribution by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. The book's complete text is now available in the "Reading Room" section of this site.

The Workmen’s Circle distance-learning program, which incorporates the most cutting-edge educational technologies, is launching a series of new online courses in Yiddish. The full list of courses and schedule are available here.

 

 

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, pupils in the classical music track at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in Giv'atayim gave a concert of Yiddish songs.

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The performance was a culmination of the pupils' participation in a Yiddish song workshop, which was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. It took place in Targ Hall at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University at 9:00 p.m. Admission was free.

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On Thursday, March 30, 2017, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky and singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova will perform at the David Cultural Center, located at Achimeir St. 9, Netanya, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-8826332 or 054-5377729.

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, clarinetist Gal Klein and accordionist Noam Arad will lead an interactive workshop and performance, combining improvisation and Yiddish music. The event will take place in the concert hall of the Herzliya Conservatorium, located at Revivim St. 49, at 7 p.m.

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

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On Thursday, March 16, 2017, singer Vira Lozinsky will perform at the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 5 p.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Regina Dricker.

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

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, singer Ruth Levin will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12, Jerusalem, at 11 a.m. She will be accompanied by guitarist Alexey Belo'usov.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 02-5664144 or 054-6650183.

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, singer Orit Perlman 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 Wednesday, March 8, 2017, actor, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana and his ensemble will perform at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11:30 a.m.

Cahana is the founder of the Yung Yiddish cultural center. The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-5176764.

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club "Zusammen" (Together) at Sirkin St. 17, Herzliya, at 1 p.m.

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

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, singer Gershon Layzerson will perform at Jerusalem's Beit Avi Chai, located at King George St. 44, at 8:30 p.m. He will also perform on Sunday, March 6, 2017 at Tel Aviv's Concert Hall, located at Levontin St. 7, at 8 p.m.

During the concerts, Layerson will launch his new Yiddish album, "In Vald Aleyn" (Alone in the Forest), which was produced with support from the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For reservations, call: 02-5215300 (Jerusalem) or 03-5605084 (Tel Aviv).

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On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, students of the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by Nechama Lifshitz, will perform at the Sholom-Aleichem House at 7:30 p.m. Pianist and music arranger Regina Dricker will direct them.

The center is located at Berkovitch St. 2 in Tel Aviv. Violinist Moshe Hess, clarinetist Yakov Yachnin, and double-bassist Stas Baulin will also take part in the concert.

During the concert, drawings of Jewish artists will be displayed. Hence, the event's name, "Lider and Kolirn" (Songs and Colors). 

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-6956513.

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On February 14, 2017, Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky, a board member of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, began teaching a mini-course on Yiddish language and culture for members of the Israeli parliament (Knesset). The topics of the four-session course are:

February 14: What the Yiddish Language has to Say in the 21st Century.

February 28: Secrets of Yiddish Humor, or Why Does it Sound Better in Yiddish?

March 7: Longing for Zion in Yiddish Literature and Folklore.

March 14: Pearls of Yiddish Folklore.

The course is part of a series of lectures for members of Knesset (MKs) on Jewish languages and cultures, which was initiated by Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Education and Culture, MK Yaakov Margi. Last year, MKs learned about the Jewish-Arab language and culture. Following Yiddish, a course will be offered on Ladino (Judesmo), the language of Spanish/Mediterranean Jews.

The first session began with MK Margi's welcome speech; he emphasized the importance of retaining Yiddish heritage for future generations because it is one of the basic elements of Jewish culture.

See video: https://www.yediot.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4921373,00.html

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On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the twin duo Slava and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and other languages at the Kadima Club, located at Abba Hilel Silver St. 11, Ashdod, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 08-8560119, 054-8482859.

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, violinist Chaya Livni will perform at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek, at 8 p.m.

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

On Monday, February 13, 2017, the actor, singer and entertainer Ya'akov Shapiro will perform at the clubhouse at Moshav Ein Vered at 8 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-4418272.