Committee for Yiddish

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Susan S, Yiddish typewriter. Modified. https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatgirl/7300974

Through educational, cultural and engagement programs, the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation fosters and promotes Yiddish language and culture – indeed the entire Ashkenaz tradition – as a vibrant part of contemporary Jewish life and as a vital link between the Jewish past and future.

Address: 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M2R 3V2
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Debora Vogel, Wandering Star of Yiddish Literature

January 10, 2021

Presenting U of T Research Fellow Anastasia Lyubas in conversation with Miri Koral from the California Institute of Yiddish Culture and Language in a live Zoom event.

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Yiddish Theatre Workshop

January 12, 2021

-March 16, 2021

A theatrical workshop facilitated by award-winning performer, director, and playwright, David Gale.

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Online Yiddish Classes – Winter 2021

January 10, 2021

-March 12, 2021

Online winter 2021 classes are about to start, so don’t miss your chance to dive into a world of Yiddish.


Toronto Jewish Film Society: The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen

November 28, 2020

-November 29, 2020

The Toronto Jewish Film Society is presenting a second showing of The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen, and a special live Zoom Q & A with Drs. May Cohen, Barbara Lent and Cheryl Levitt.


New Yiddish Talkies: A Short Film Programme

October 29, 2020

-October 31, 2020

TJFF presents an eclectic collection of wonderful new shorts films from around the world, produced in the Yiddish language.


On the Edge the Volcano: Yiddish Literature in Berlin before the Third Reich

November 1, 2020

This talk explores the rich Yiddish literary culture that flourished in exile in interwar Berlin.


From Radical Poets to Rabbinical Scholars: The Yiddish Voices of Kensington Market

October 15, 2020

Vivian Felsen will tell us the story of how she came to discover the mostly forgotten yet truly remarkable literary activity of Kensington Market.


Fall 2020 Online Yiddish Classes

October 13, 2020

-October 19, 2020

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

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