- Learning and Typing Yiddish Language (Classroom and Virtual)
- LEARN YIDDISH WITH BEGINNING YIDDISH CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES STARTING February 4, 2013
A joint venture of Yiddishkayt LA and the Workmens Circle/ArbeterRing, this course aims to introduce you to the Yiddish language and to the richness of Yiddish culture and literature.
15 1.5-hour sessions, either a Monday/Wednesday class at the Yiddishkayt HQ (above the Wiltern Theater - Koreatown) or a Tuesday/Thursday class at the Arbeter Ring|Workmen's Circle building (1525 South Robertson Boulevard).
Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuition for this eight-week course is $300.
Beginning Yiddish is taught by Yiddishkayt's Educational Director, Mindl Cohen.
Mindl is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley in Comparative Literature, where she studies Yiddish, German and Polish literature.
For the past three years, Mindl has taught the intensive beginning Yiddish language course at UC Berkeley.
She has also taught Beginning Yiddish for Lehrhaus Judaica in the Bay Area and directs Yiddishkayt's Helix Project.
For more details and to register for the class, visit http://yiddishkayt.org/2013/01/winteryiddish/
- Learn Yiddish Online
Aspiring Yiddish speakers will be happy to learn that on-line classes are forming at all levels of Yiddish with live instruction by some of the best Yiddish teachers in the world. For more information, visit www.eYiddish.org.
- Aleph Place
An interactive website for yiddish language basics. It includes facts of the language, calligraphy an games.
- The JewishWebSight.com
Jewish WebSight provides Jews and non-Jew insight into the Jewish news and lifestyleof this 5,000 year old culture.
- Yiddish Language Store
Desk Top Publishing, Dictionaries, Fonts, Reference, Spell Checking, System, Word Processing
- Yiddish Pasekh
Download a free Yiddish keyboard - Keyman.
- Yiddish on the Computer
The rubegoldbergeray chart includes several tools which are readily available to help with web page creation.
- Yiddish Unicode Charts
A convenient online reference to the character contents of the Unicode UTF-8 for Yiddish.
- YIDDISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER
- Yiddish Forward
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- ON-LINE LANGUAGE TOOLS
- Yiddish On-Line Dictionary
- Yiddish Translations
For translations of Yiddish to/from most other languages, an amazing site: MamaTranslation.com.
Try MamaTranslation.com/english/yiddish for English <-> Yiddish translation.
For more Yiddish resources, texts, dictionary, spellchecker, song database, and more: www.cs.uky.edu/~raphael/yiddish.html.
- YIDDISH EXPRESSIONS
- Yiddish Expressions (Shprikhverter)
A beautifully illustrated and transliterated assortment of Yiddish witicisms, sayings, expressions.
- YIDDISH AUDIO (AND VIDEO) SOURCES
- YIDDISH STORIES ON THE INTERNET - Reading and Audio
Stories by top-notch Yiddish writers, with downloadable texts in PDF format and recorded readings in "real" (native) Yiddish are available online at the following Israeli web-site:
The reader is Sara Blacher-Retter, originally of Vilna, and she does an excellent job.
The material is ideal for advanced learners and fluent speakers trying to maintain their Yiddish, but is also very valuable for students closer to the beginning level to try catching a few words at a time and to get a feel for Yiddish pronunciation and intonation (which contemporary radio programs and songs, unfortunately, won't give you).
- The Yiddish Voice
Home page for The Yiddish Voice, a Yiddish-language radio show serving Boston's Yiddish-speaking community, and a Yiddish Internet resource page.
- The Forverts Voice ×¤Ö¿×Ö¸×¨×°×¢×¨×¥ ×§××
including Miri Koral's bi-weekly report from LA: (Click Here.)
- The Sheyn Show
with actor/conjurer and Director of the Congress for Jewish Culture Shane Baker.
- LA Yiddish Culture Club
Numerous recordings of past programs with some of the leading figures on the LA Yiddish cultural scene on a host of topics ranging from Yiddish theater to dramatic poetry readings. Lovingly edited and uploaded by CIYCL Board Member and former ABC Audio Engineer/Editor Joyce Tamara.
- YIDDISH COMMUNITY LIST SERVE
Mendele has been a very useful and interesting forum in a wide variety of aspects of Yiddish language and literature. You might 'lurk' in the archives to see what has been asked, answered, argued.
- SOME OTHER KEY JEWISH INFORMATIONAL SITES
- Jewish History Resources
- Jewish Websight
- CONFERENCES AND COURSES
- HOT YIDDISH SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS
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URIEL WEINREICH PROGRAM IN YIDDISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE
- 2013 Program Dates: June 17-July 26, 2013
The Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture of Bard-YIVO Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture offers peerless instruction in the Yiddish language and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of East European/American Jewry. The core of the program is an intensive, 4-credit language course (at one of three levels-elementary, intermediate, or advanced) that meets five days a week and is designed to develop proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing, as well as cultural literacy.
8thSUMMER UNIVERSITY IN YIDDISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE ON THE CONTINENT
- Strasbourg, July 22 to August 2, 2013
Yiddish intensive course taught at 3 levels, with afternoon, evening and weekend cultural programs.
THE NAOMI PRAWER KADAR INTERNATIONAL YIDDISH SUMMER PROGRAM AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY
- June 16 to July 11, 2013
Intensive Yiddish instruction at five levels. Language instruction will be supplemented by an afternoon program of lectures, conversation workshops, tours, and by evening cultural and social events.
VILNIUS YIDDISH INSTITUTE SUMMER PROGRAM IN YIDDISH
- (Updated information yet to be provided)
Yiddish language taught at 4 levels. Afternoon cultural programs and field trips.
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Annual retreat for Yiddish speakers of all ages.
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YIDDISH FARM SUMMER PROGRAM
- May 30-August 12, 2013
The Yiddish Farm Education Center is a Shomer-Shabbos organic farm in Goshen, NY that hosts Yiddish educational programs with the goal of teaching Yiddish and fostering unity and respect between Hasidic and non-Hasidic Jews. Program participants experience Yiddish-language immersion while also learning about organic and sustainable agricultural methods.
- DISCUSSION GROUPS
- Yiddish Teachers
This is a place for Yiddish teachers of all levels to share resources and support each other: materials, ideas, songs, questions, answers.
- Oxford Yiddish 2001
The alumni of the Oxford Institute's 2001 summer program encourage the study and perpetuation of Yiddish language, literature, and culture.
A forum for students of the Yiddish language. A place to converse in and about Yiddish, founded in January 2001 by Leybl (Lee) Goldberg, Yiddish teacher at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) in Washington, DC.
A mailing list for people wishing to use and learn the Yiddish language.The aim of this mailing list is to provide Yiddish learners from all over the world with a forum where they can try out and improve their linguistic skills by interacting with one another or with other fluent Yiddish speakers over the Internet.
This discussion group, launched by the Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture, provides an opportunity to all members to upload their writings, discuss their ideas, alert members to events across the world, discuss published literature, art, music and education and generally shmooze about important issues concerning Jewish and Yiddish culture.
The new and improved version of the former egroup known as "Yiddland"
The purpose of this group/list is to help the promotion of klezmer and Jewish Music. It was created in order to ease the making of announcements and initiating discussions about the music.
- European Jewish History & Culture
Eyropeyishe Yidishe Geshikhte, Religion un Kultur is a mailing list for the discussion of Jewish religion, culture and history in Europe.
- Jewish Folklore
This group is devoted to the study of folklore and ethnology of Jews around the world. The group invites announcements of conferences, publications, and special events as well as discussions of issues relating to Jewish folklore and ethnology.
Jewish music events for women in the New York area.
KOL DODI, the Midrasha Community Chorale of MetroWest section of the Jewish Federation in New Jersey, is a 60 voice ensemble specializing in the full spectrum of music arising out of various Jewish traditions.
- YIDDISH MUSIC
- The Yiddish Music Hall
The Yiddish Music Hall is designed to serve and support all Yiddish Music enthusiasts, students and performers. A site dedicated to Yiddish Music lovers
- Ari Davidow's Klezmer Shack
An interactive database of Jewish song.- YIDDISH - HEBREW - LADINO
- Mike Burstyn Documentary Website
"The Komediant," the award winning documentary about Mike Burstyn's family, his mother Lillian Fux and their history in the Yiddish theatre.
- Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre
Visit the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre to learn more about Yiddish Theatre.
- Other Websites
Yiddishkayt Los Angeles is a nonprofit cultural organization that promotes Yiddish language and culture in Southern California. YiddishkaytLA supporters include spirited individuals in the community, as well as representatives from Jewish organizations who share our interest in promoting Yiddish culture: L.A. Yiddish Culture Club, Valley Yiddish Culture Club, Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, Society for Humanistic Judaism, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, Temple Adat Ari El, Sholem Community, Workmen's Circle/ Arbeter Ring, and the Misha & Sonia Yablon Cultural Foundation, among others.
- Yung Yidish (Jerusalem and Tel Aviv)
Yiddish Culture and Books.
- Paris Yiddish Center/Medem Bibliotheque
La maison de la Culture Yiddish à Paris.
- Der Bay
The International Anglo-Yiddish Newsletter.
- League for Yiddish
Publishes the journal "Afn Shvel" (On the Threshhold").
- Mendele: Project Onkelos
Yiddish texts of works familiar to many only in translation, with revised spelling and improved fonts. A Treasury of Yiddish Stories.
- Jewish music resources on the Internet
This article has a lot of information on Yiddish music, as well as some great links to other sites.
- The National Foundation for Jewish Culture
Founded in 1960 by the Council of Jewish Federations, the NFJC works with artists, scholars, cultural institutions and community agencies to enhance the quality of Jewish life in America.
- American Jewish World Service
The inspiration for AJWS' work is drawn from the demand for social ustice articulated by the Jewish tradition.
The California Institute for Yiddish Culture And Language
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