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December 16: Yiddish concert by Ruth Levin in Tel Aviv On Saturday, December 16, 2017, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish in the Brodet...
December 24: Trio Performance Show in Herzliya On Sunday, December 24, 2017, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky, singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova and narrator, and percussionist...
December 19: Reifer Sisters to Perform in Ramat Aviv On Monday, December 19, 2017, twin duo Slawa and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish,...
December 18: Yiddish Students to Sing in Hadera On Monday, December 18, 2017, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish...
Kadia Molodowsky's Poems Published in Hebrew Translation A book of poems by the Yiddish poet Kadia Molodowsky has been translated into Hebrew...
December 7: Michael Gaisinsky to Sing in Kiryat Gat On Thursday, December 7, 2017, singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club...
December 7: Paulina Belilovsky to Sing in Jerusalem On Thursday, December 7, 2017, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir community...
December 5: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Gan Sorek On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the clubhouse in Moshav...
November 30: Literary Event in Tel Aviv On Thursday, November 30, 2017, the Neve Schechter arts and community center will host a...
November 25: Razya Adam to Sing in Elkana On Saturday, November 25, 2017, singer Razya Adam will perform at the Yiddish club in...
November 2017: "Enemies, A Love Story" in Ramat Gan A Ramat Gan acting studio will perform the renowned play, "Enemies, A Love Story" based...
Yitzchok Luden z"l Yiddish journalist and writer Yitzchok Luden - National Authority for Yiddish Culture 2016 Life Time...
October 19: Tel Aviv Memorial for Nechama Lifshitz The public memorial event in honor of the illustrious Yiddish singer Nechama Lifshitz (1927...

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 Yiddish Authority Prizes 2017

Every year, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture awards prizes to prominent figures in the fields of arts and literature who contribute significantly to Yiddish language and culture in Israel.

In 2017, the Authority's Public Council chose to bestow lifetime achievement awards upon actress and Israel Prize Laureate Lia Koenig and scholar and author Professor Yechiel Scheintuch.

The award ceremony took place on November 27, 2017 at the Einav Cultural Center, located at Ibn Gvirol St. 71, Tel Aviv, on the roof of the Gan Ha'ir compound.  

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  Ya'akov Glatstein, American-Yiddish poet: "Talk to me in Yiddish, my Jewish land, and I'll certainly address you in Hebrew..."

רעד צו מיר ייִדיש, מײַן ייִדיש לאַנד. 
און איך וועל צו דיר רעדן עבֿרית ממילא. 
אַבֿרהם מיט שׂרהן קומען מיר אַנטקעגן 
פֿון דער מערת־המכפּלה...
 

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A weekly radio program in Yiddish, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, is broadcast in Israel on public radio at frequencies 104.9 FM and 105.3 FM every Friday at 4 p.m. and on 101.5 FM at midnight from Saturday to Sunday.

Listeners can now tune in online at: http://www.kan.org.il/Radio/program.aspx/?progId=1136Listen and enjoy! The Authority welcomes feedback by email.

The public memorial event in honor of the illustrious Yiddish singer Nechama Lifshitz, "the nightingale of Soviet Jewry," took place on October 19, 2017 in Tel Aviv. It was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. Here are the photographs taken there.

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 The National Authority for Yiddish Culture was established following the Knesset's resolution authorizing it in 1996.

The Authority's mission includes:

* Deepening acquaintance with and increasing exposure of the Israeli public to Yiddish culture in all of its forms;

* Fostering research of Yiddish culture;

* Promoting the instruction of Yiddish language and literature;

* Encouraging the creation of contemporary works in Yiddish, including literature, poetry, theater, etc.

* Compiling, documenting and cataloguing oral folklore and written culture in Yiddish;

* Publishing selected works both in their original Yiddish versions and in Hebrew translation;

* Organizing events for people of all ages, transmitting Yiddish heritage from generation to generation.

The Authority's activities are focused mainly in the State of Israel, but it also promotes collaboration with Yiddish cultural institutions around the world.

See two reports on our activity published in the leading Yiddish-language paper "Forverts", NY: from August 21, 2015 and from January 10, 2016.

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