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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 Monday, June 4, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein 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.

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

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish and Hebrew in the program "The Relatives' Dialog", in Uri Zvi Grinberg House (Jaffo St. 30, Jerusalem) at 8 p.m.

The Atar instrumental trio will accompany her. The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

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On Monday, June 25, 2018, singer Vira Lozinsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Zusammen (Together), located at Sirkin St. 17, Herzliya, 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 09-9511612.

On Monday, June 25, 2018, violinist Chaya Livni will perform at the Yiddish club in Elkana, located at Talpiyot St. 3, at 10:30 a.m.

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

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, singer Betty Klein will perform in Yiddish at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11:30 a.m.

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

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On Sunday, April 22, 2018, singer Emilia Yussim will perform at the Association for the Elderly, located at HaRishonim St. 14 in Migdal HaEmeq, at 10:30 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, April 12, 2018, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at the David Cultural Center, located at Achimeir St. 9, Netanya, at 7 p.m. Guitarist Alexey Belo'usov will accompany her.

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

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, 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, dial 1 for the secretary and then 2 for Yael.

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On Monday, April 9, 2018, actress and singer Ruth Levin will perform an adaptation of Avrom Sutzkever's story about the Vilna Ghetto, "Yanina and the Beast," at Uri Zvi Greenberg house, located at Jaffo St. 34, Jerusalem, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost NIS 20 each.

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On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the 22th annual Yiddish Choir Festival will take place at the Ashkelon Congress Center at 6:30 p.m.

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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.

Two editions of a new poetry book, Kales Breyshis un Andere Lider (Kalat Bereshit and Other Poems) by Khayke Beruria Wiegand, were published in both Yiddish-Hebrew and Yiddish-English by H. Leyvik publishers in Tel Aviv in 2018.

The book's publication was supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The complete English-Yiddish text is now available in the Reading Room section of the Authority's site. The Hebrew-Yiddish edition is available here.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky, singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova and narrator and percussionist Yaron Bychowsky will perform in a show entitled "From the Shtetl to America." The musical will take place at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek (near Palmachim) at 8 p.m.

It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Leah Asheri, the Club's coordinator, at 050-8863141.

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Yiddish lovers from the Haifa area will have the opportunity to visit sites in Jerusalem related to Yiddish culture. The group will be accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour departs from the Yiddish club at Nagler House, located at Ben-Tzvi St. 14, Kiryat Hayim, at 7:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-6528265.

On Monday, April 2, 2018, singer and pianist Marina Yakubovich will give a concert of Yiddish songs at the Yiddish Association in 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.

Yerushe ("Inheritance"), a new book of poems by Karen Alkalay-Gut, was published in both Yiddish and Hebrew by H. Leyvik publishers in Tel Aviv in 2018.

The book's publication was supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The complete text is now available in the Reading Room section of the Authority's site.

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform at the Beit Yad LeBanim cultural center, located at Ahuza St. 147 in Ra'anana, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 09-7610545/6.

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Shmulik Nadel will give a concert at the Mitchell House Yiddish club, located at Mandelstam St. 12 in Ramat Aviv (north Tel Aviv), at 4 p.m.

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

On Wednesday, March 6, 2018, twin duo Slava & Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, Russian and other languages at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) Yiddish club, located at Abba Silver St. 2 in Rishon LeZion, at 10:00 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.

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, singer Chen Lachs will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Mame Loshen (Mother Tongue), located at Malchei Israel St. 159 (Kochav David Building) in Kiryat Gat, at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture as part of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call the club's coordinators Miriam Carmeli at 08-6816898 or Rubi Lambuch at 050-5491115.

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, twin duo Slava & Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, Russian and other languages at the Mitchell House Yiddish club, located at Mandelstam St. 12 in Ramat Aviv (north Tel Aviv), at 4 p.m.

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

The international conference on Yiddish language and culture will be held in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi, Ukraine) on 6-10 August 2018.

The event will take place in the city where the historic Czernowitz Yiddish Language Conference was held in 1908. For details, click here.

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