In this Yiddish-language talk, Ber Kotlerman will discuss the role of Yiddish culture and his childhood home, Birobidzhan, in his most recent book, "Koydervelsh."

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Birobidzhan writers (from right): Buzi Miller, Dov-Ber Slutski, (behind him) Itsik Bronfman, Lyuba Wasserman, Heshel Rabinkov, Yoysef Kerler, Nokhum Fridman, Salvador Borzhes. Birobidzhan 1949.

The UJA Committee for Yiddish Presents the 10th Annual Simcha Simchovitch Yiddish Lecture, dedicated to the memory of Toronto Yiddish poet Simcha Simchovitch (1921-2017)

AN ONLINE YIDDISH-LANGUAGE TALK WITH GUEST SPEAKER BER KOTLERMAN

My Old-New Story about Yiddish and Birobidzhan: Koydervelsh

מײַן אַלט-נײַע מעשֹה וועגן ייִדיש און ביראָבידזשאַן: קוידערוועלש

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**This program will be in Yiddish.**

In this Yiddish-language talk, Ber Kotlerman will discuss the role of Yiddish culture and his childhood home, Birobidzhan, in his most recent book, “Koydervelsh.” Published by Olniansky Tekst, “Koydervelsh” is an astonishing collection of stories from one of the sharpest pens in contemporary Yiddish literature.

Ber Kotlerman belongs to the new generation involved in the revival of Yiddish. Currently Professor at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, holding the Sznajderman Chair in Yiddish Culture and Hasidism, he spent his childhood in Birobidzhan, Russian Far East, where his family emigrated after the Holocaust. In the late 1990s to the early 2000s he served as Director for the Association of Yiddish Writers and Journalists in Israel and as the Israeli representative of the New York Yiddish Forverts. Since 1999, he has been a contributor to Yiddish periodicals in the USA, Israel, Poland, and France. Author of three fiction books in Yiddish, he was honored with the Canadian Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish and Hebrew Literature and the Rockower Award of the American Jewish Press Association. His novellas have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, and Dutch.

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Start Date: August 27, 2023

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