Join us for a free Yiddish class (or two) on Zoom and find out what learning Yiddish is all about!


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Susan S, Yiddish typewriter. Modified.

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Committee for Yiddish will open up our Yiddish classes to the world in a series of online workshops. Join us for a free Yiddish class (or two) on Zoom and find out what learning Yiddish is all about!

Workshops are free, but advanced registration is required.

To register, please email, indicating your desired course and session.


Course Descriptions:

Beginner Yiddish (BY) with Ruth Gerlock:

Learn to greet friends and family in Yiddish and kvetch a little too! Participate in a dialogue or two and sing some fun Yiddish songs, while learning new vocabulary.

Intermediate Yiddish (IY) with Sharon Power:

In this sample intermediate-level Yiddish class, we will use dialogues and games to practice vocabulary and learn some new grammar, and we’ll also read and discuss a poem in Yiddish. Suitable for those who can read alef-beys and have some prior experience with the language.

Advanced Yiddish (AY) with Sasha Hoffman:

We will chat a bit, read a short story about charity by Tashrak (Yisroel Yoysef Zevin), and then talk some more, while getting to know each other; this session will be conducted in Yiddish, with some vocabulary provided.

Yiddish Theatre Workshop (TW) with David Gale:

Director/teacher David Gale will lead you through a fun and inclusive sample of his long running Yiddish theatre workshop including participants storytelling a mayse (story,) plus reading a character from a Yiddish play in transliteration. All levels of Yiddish and theatre experience welcome.


LEARN YIDDISH TORONTO Schedule for Sunday, August 15 (Eastern Time):

Session 1:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BY     TW
Session 2:  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM BY IY AY TW
Session 3:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   IY AY  


For more info: or email

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date: August 15, 2021

10 AM – 2 PM






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