Looking to explore a unique Jewish culture through language? The opportunity to learn Yiddish online this fall is here!


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Looking to explore a unique Jewish culture through language? The opportunity to learn Yiddish online this fall is here! Whether you’re looking to connect with your family’s heritage, act out a Yiddish play, or study Yiddish texts as a fluent speaker, we’ve got a class for everyone. 

Here’s the chance you were waiting for! Our online fall 2020 classes are about to start so don’t miss your chance to dive into a world of Yiddish. Check out the information below and register today! All classes and workshops will be offered on Zoom.

Comprehensive Yiddish Language Classes

Learn, refresh, and improve your speaking, reading, and writing language skills with experienced instructors in a fun and stimulating learning environment.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Yiddish Language Levels
Sundays, 10:00 am–11:30 am EDT | Oct. 18 – Dec. 20, 2020
10 classes | Cost: $160
These classes are offered by the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation.
For more info and to pre-register: yiddish@ujafed.org | 416-635-2883 x5189


Special Interest Yiddish Classes at Miles Nadal JCC

Conversational Yiddish for Beginners
Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT | Oct. 15 – Dec. 17, 2020
Learn to speak a little Yiddish while engaging with the rich world of Yiddish history and culture.
10 Classes | Cost: $250 plus HST

Canadian Yiddish Literature
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT | Oct .14 – Dec. 16, 2020
In this intermediate-level course, we will read and discuss selections of poetry and short stories by Canadian Yiddish writers. Conducted largely in Yiddish, with some discussion in English.
Prerequisites: Students must be able to read alef-beys. Suggested 1-2 years of prior Yiddish study.
10 Classes | Cost: $250 plus HST

For full course details and to register: https://mnjcc.org/browse-by-interest/jewish-life/hebrew-yiddish/62-hebrew-yiddish.html


Theatre Workshop
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT | Oct.13 – Dec.15, 2020
Theatrical workshop facilitated by award-winning performer, director, and playwright, David Gale. Students will work with original and transliterated Yiddish plays in a fun and engaging setting. No performance experience is required. All levels of Yiddish welcome!
10 Classes | Cost: $160
For more info and to pre-register: davidgale7@mac.com


Leyenkrayz (Yiddish Reading Circle)
Third Tuesday of each month, 7:30pm – 9:00pm EDT
Participants will read and discuss short stories in Yiddish, with text provided.
10 sessions annually | Cost: $30
For more info and to pre-register: yiddish@ujafed.org | 416-635-2883 x5189

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

Miles Nadal JCC

Start Date October 13, 2020

Closing Date October 19, 2020

Various Times




Variable costs


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

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