A series of three English-language lectures with Prof. Kalman Weiser about Yiddish language and Yiddish studies. Co-presented with the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language.


Winter Lecture Series in English with Prof. Kalman Weiser

Co-presented by the California Institute of Yiddish Culture and Language and the UJA Committee for Yiddish

Sunday, January 9, 2022, 2pm EST: “Di tsores mit fardreyte yidishe nemen,” How Ashkenazic Jews Got Their Names and the Troubles They Have Caused Them

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2pm EST: New and Old Theories About the Origins of Yiddish and the Origins of Ashkenazic Jews

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2pm EST: The Astonishing History (and Future) of Yiddish in Universities

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Kalman Weiser is the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University. His books include Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism, the expanded edition of Solomon Birnbaum’s Yiddish: A Survey and A Grammar, and Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language

Start Date: January 9, 2022

Closing Date: March 13, 2022

January 9, 2022, 2pm EST

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2pm EST

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2pm EST






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