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May 23: The premiere screening of the film "The Same Man" at the Tel Aviv Festival We are happy to invite lovers of Yiddish culture to the premiere screening of the film "Oto HaIsh" ("The...
Yiddish summer programs in 2019: Tel Aviv and elsewhere The annual Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program will be held at Tel...
June 13: Paulina Belilovsky to Sing in Jerusalem On Thursday, June 13, 2019, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir...
June 13: Yiddish Choir Festival in Ashkelon On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the 23th annual Yiddish Choir Festival will take place at...
Carol Feldman z"l It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of the Yiddish actor and writer Carol Feldman z"l. May...
Three Jerusalem Divas to sing in Kiryat Gat on May 14 On May 14, 2019 three "Jerusalem Divas" - Shirel Dashevsky, Ruth Levin and Vira Lozinsky...
May 24: music students to sing in Kiryat Ono On Friday, May 24, 2019, students in the music workshop at Ben-Zvi High School...
May 14: Studio singers to perform in Rishon LeZion On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish...
May 13: Ya'akov Shapiro to perform in Hadera On Monday, May 13, 2019, actor, singer and entertainer Ya'akov Shapiro will perform for the...
May 22: Yiddish music lecture in Gush Etzion On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish...

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One of the Authority's main activities is to provide financial assistance to organized groups or individuals for projects which contribute to the conservation and development of Yiddish language and culture. Furthermore, it awards scholarships to students studying for M.A. or Ph.D. degrees in academic institutions in Israel, whose research explores an aspect of Yiddish language or culture. 

Since 2014, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture has been annually honoring prominent figures in the fields of arts and literature who have contributed significantly to promoting Yiddish culture in Israel. 

In 2017, the Authority's Public Council chose to bestow lifetime achievement awards upon actress Lia Koenig and scholar and author Prof. Yechiel ScheintuchThe award ceremony took place on November 27, 2017 at the Einav Cultural Center, located at Ibn Gvirol St. 71, Tel Aviv, on the roof of the Gan Ha'ir compound.  

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In 2016, the Authority honored Ya'akov Bodo, an actor in the Yiddishpiel Theater,and Yitzchak Luden, journalist and editor of the Lebns-Fragn magazine.The award ceremony took place on December 4 at the Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv. See more photos here.

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