Join us virtually this spring as we explore the world of food and cooking through a Yiddish lens, including recipes, songs, games, videos and more!


There is a Yiddish expression ‘Mitn esn kumt der apetit” – with eating comes the appetite! Do you know how to speak a bit of Yiddish, but are ‘hungry’ for more? Are you seeking Yiddish classes that are taught in a fun and interactive way, using easy to read transliterations? Join us virtually this spring as we explore the world of food and cooking through a Yiddish lens, including recipes, songs, games, videos and more! Instructor: Sharon Power

This beginner-level course is suitable for those who have taken Beginner Conversation I or its equivalent, or for heritage learners who have a little prior knowledge and would like to refresh their skills. Students will expand their vocabulary, speaking, and comprehension skills. Learning activities will include dialogues, vocabulary exercises, games, class discussions, videos, recipes, and Yiddish songs. No ability to read the alef-beys (Hebrew/Yiddish alphabet) is required; all materials will be provided in transliteration. Virtual classes will be recorded. Not sure if this level is right for you? Please email instructor Sharon Power
Please note: A minimum of 6 students is required to run this session.

For registration assistance, please call the Information Desk: 416-924-6211 x0 or email

For program inquiries please contact Lisa Roy: 416-924-6211 x6155;

Sharon Power has been teaching Yiddish language and literature since 2011. She received her MA in Women’s Studies from York University in 2010 and has studied Yiddish language and literature in the doctoral program in Yiddish Studies at Columbia University in New York. Her article “Yiddish Actresses and Jewish American Identity” appeared in the Jewish Studies journal Shofar in 2012, and her English translation of Mendel Osherowitch’s How People Live in Soviet Russia was published in 2020. Sharon’s true passion is sharing her love of Yiddish and being inspired by her wonderful students. In addition to her translation work and teaching Yiddish language classes for the Committee for Yiddish, Sharon also runs a private Leyenkrayz (Yiddish Reading Circle) for beginner and intermediate-level readers. And of course, she teaches Yiddish classes at the Miles Nadal JCC – we are delighted to welcome her back this spring!

Click here for more comprehensive Yiddish language programs with UJA’s Committee for Yiddish

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date: April 27, 2023

Closing Date: June 22, 2023

Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM






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