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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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The one-woman musical show, "Mayn Tatns Tokhter" ("My Father's Daughter") tells a story of survival, optimism and hope.

Bella Bryks-Klein, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, presents the panorama of her life in word and song. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden to the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks, who was born in Poland and survived four years in the Łódź Ghetto, and her Romanian-born mother who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

Bryks-Klein recalls her life after they immigrated from Sweden to the United States: the Yiddish children’s poems her dad read to her; the home where the Holocaust was mentioned daily; the Eastern-European flavor of her upbringing in New York City. After coming to study in Jerusalem for a one-year university program, she fell in love, got married and remained to live in Israel. Widowed with three children, Bryks-Klein succeeded in becoming a strong independent woman, and continues her father’s legacy of preserving Yiddish.

Editor & producer: Dory Engel.

Piano accompanist: Misha Blekherovich.

The songs are in Yiddish. Narrative as follows:

Performances in Hebrew: June 4, 6, and 18 at 7 pm

Performance in Yiddish: June 12 at 11:30 am

Performance in English to be announced.

The event, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, will take place at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), 48 Kalisher St., Tel Aviv.

Tickets: NIS 50. For details and reservations call: 03-5176764, 052-7046640.

We are happy to invite lovers of Yiddish culture to the premiere screening of the film "Oto HaIsh" ("The Same Man"). Its production was supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The screening will take place at the "DocAviv" Documentary Film Festival on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 13:00 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Hall 4.

The film took part in the Gottesman Student Competition and was nominated for a prize.  

It will also be shown at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque on June 10 at 9:30 am.

See details of the film on the festival website. Entrance is free; there is no need to purchase tickets.

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The annual Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program will be held at Tel Aviv University from June 30 through July 25, 2019. 

There will be 5 study levels, beginning to advanced, and an advanced research seminar.

The afternoon culture program includes a lectures on Yiddish literature and culture with leading scholars from around the world (Justin Cammy, Smith College; Anna Shternshis, UToronto; Dovid Roskies, JTS and the Hebrew University; Eddy Portnoy, YIVO; Rebecca Margolis, UOttawa; Yitskhok Niborski, Medem Institute Paris); a literatour to the Yiddish collection of the Israel National Library with Dr. Claudia Rosensweig, Bar Ilan University; a screening with the director of a new film about the Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever; Yiddish yoga classes; Yiddish immersion excursions into Tel Aviv; shmues (conversation ) classes; concerts and theater performances.

For details, call 03-6407805, fax 03-6407732 or e-mail: naomiyiddish@tayex.tau.ac.il

2019 Yiddish summer programs in Europe, United States and Australia are listed here.

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform 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 in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program.

For details, call Aliza Maloulat 054-6650183 or 02-5664144.

 

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the 23th annual Yiddish Choir Festival will take place at the Ashkelon Congress Center at 6:30 p.m.

Dozens of song groups from all parts of Israel, including children's choirs, will participate in the festival.

The event is being produced by Michael Leinwand and is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. Admission is free.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce

the death of the Yiddish actor and writer

Carol Feldman z"l.

May his memory be for a blessing.

On May 14, 2019 three "Jerusalem Divas" - Shirel Dashevsky, Ruth Levin and Vira Lozinsky - will sing in "The Yiddish Tango" program at Malchei Israel St. 159 (Kochav David Building) in Kiryat Gat, at 10 a.m. Yuri Povolotzky will accompany them on the piano.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 053-3413265

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On Friday, May 24, 2019, students in the music workshop at Ben-Zvi High School performed Yiddish songs at Dganit concert hall, located at Tzahal St. 104, Kiryat Ono.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 052-3353548 or 054-7787946.

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On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz, will perform at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club. Regina Dricker, musical arranger and the studio's director, will accompany them on the piano.

The event will take place at Abba Silver St. 2 in Rishon LeZion, at 10:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture as part of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call Mirit at 03-5219206 or 054-4502447.

On Monday, May 13, 2019, actor, singer and entertainer Ya'akov Shapiro will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. 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 Wednesday, May 22, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish music at the Yiddish lovers' club in Gush Etzion, located at the Alon Shvut community center (Matnas), at 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call 02-9937999.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 9:15 pm, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana, who founded and heads "Yung Yiddish", will lead a sing-along party at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek (near Palmachim).

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

On Monday, May 6, 2019, Leah Ayalon will provide a lecture on Yiddish literature at the Syrkin Club, located at Arlozorov St. 101, Tel Aviv (4th floor, Amir Peretz hall), at 11:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details call: 054-4888387, 03-6990532.

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, pupils of the Yiddish song workshop at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts will give a concert at the Giv'atayim Theater, located at David Remez St. 40, at 7 p.m.

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

Admission is free, but advance reservation is required. To book your spot, call 03-5753777 , then dial 1 for Yael.

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On Monday, March 18, 2019, the singer Shmulik Nadel will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. 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 Thursday, March 14, 2019, the singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform in Yiddish at the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 5 p.m.

The event was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call 09-7431614.

The Workmen’s Circle's 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 theSpring 2019 online schedule here.

https://circle.org/what-we-do/yiddish-language/online-yiddish-class-descriptions/

It is with profound sadness that we announce

the death of outstanding Yiddish actor and

Yiddishist Yasha (Avraham) Einstein z"l,

former member of the Public Council 

of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

May his memory be for a blessing.

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On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the singer and songs author Shimshon (Samson) Kemelmacher will perform at the Yiddish club in Elkana, located at Talpiyot St. 3, at 8:30 p.m.

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

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Dr. Leah Garfinkel will provide a lecture about the Yiddish poet Itzik Manger. The 50th anniversary of his death is marked this year. The singer Ruth Levin will perform some of Manger's songs.

The event, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, will take place at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11 a.m. For details call: 03-5176764.

The National Authority for Yiddish Culture (Israel) and the International Yiddish Center of the World Jewish Congress are pleased to announce a seminar on Yiddish language and culture which will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on June 17-20, 2019.

The seminar is intended for Israeli students who are currently studying Yiddish culture and language, or working on their thesis, at Israeli academic institutions.

The following expenses will be covered by the organizers:

  • ·Hotel accommodations, two participants to a room. The name of the hotel will be provided later;
  • ·Six lectures on the topic;
  • ·Two study tours: one on foot, one by bus (of up to 3 hours) of Jewish sites in Vilnius, including a trip to Ponary/Paneriai with a local guide;
  • ·Meals, half board:
  1.  3 breakfasts at the hotel;
  2.  3 dinners at a kosher-style restaurant;
  3.  Coffee breaks between the lectures: tea, coffee, cookies

The participants who apply and are accepted shall be responsible for the following:

  • ·Cost of round-trip flight;
  • ·Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back (inexpensive and convenient, as the airport is close to the city);
  • ·Health insurance.

A detailed program will be provided closer to the seminar.

The number of places is limited.

For more information, contact the National Authority for Yiddish Culture at 03-6006325.  

On Monday, February 4, 2019, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz will perform Yiddish classical songs at the Tzavta hall (located at Ibn Gvirol St. 30, Tel Aviv), at 7:30 p.m.

Regina Dricker – pianist, musical arranger and the studio's current director, will produce and accompany the program.

The event is supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. Entrance fee: NIS 50. For details and reservations, call 03-6950156.

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