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. https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatgirl/7300974

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 poweryiddish@gmail.com, 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: www.committeeforyiddish.com or email yiddish@ujafed.org

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date August 15, 2021

10 AM – 2 PM






If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm

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