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May 17: Ruth Levin & Trio to Perform in Jerusalem On Thursday, May 17, 2018, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish and Hebrew in...
June 25: Vira Lozinsky Concert in Ra'anana On Monday, June 25, 2018, singer Vira Lozinsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Zusammen...
June 25: Violin Concert in Elkana On Monday, June 25, 2018, violinist Chaya Livni will perform at the Yiddish club in...
May 9: Betty Klein Concert in Tel Aviv On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, singer Betty Klein will perform in Yiddish at the Israeli...
April 22: Emilia Yussim to Perform in Migdal HaEmeq On Sunday, April 22, 2018, singer Emilia Yussim will perform at the Association for the...
April 12: Ruth Levin Concert in Netanya On Thursday, April 12, 2018, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at the David...
April 12: Yiddish Concert by Giv'atayim Pupils On Thursday, April 12, 2018, pupils of the Yiddish song workshop at Thelma Yellin High...
April 9: Ruth Levin to Perform Sutzkever's Story in Jerusalem On Monday, April 9, 2018, actress and singer Ruth Levin will perform an adaptation of Avrom Sutzkever's...
June 21: Yiddish Choir Festival in Ashkelon On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the 22th annual Yiddish Choir Festival will take place at...
"Kalat Bereshit": Bilingual Poetry Books by Khayke B. Wiegand Two editions of a new poetry book, Kales Breyshis un Andere Lider (Kalat Bereshit and Other...
April 24: Yiddish Musical in Gan Sorek On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky, singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova and narrator and percussionist...
April 27: "Yiddish in Jerusalem" Tour from Kiryat Hayim On Friday, April 27, 2018, Yiddish lovers from the Haifa area will have the opportunity to visit sites in...
April 2: Marina Yakubovich to Perform in Hadera On Monday, April 2, 2018, singer and pianist Marina Yakubovich will give a concert of...
"Inheritance": Bilingual Poetry Book Yerushe ("Inheritance"), a new book of poems by Karen Alkalay-Gut, was published in both Yiddish and...

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   Yiddish Authority Prizes 2018

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 2018, the Authority's Public Council chose to bestow lifetime achievement awards upon:

* singer, lyricist, composer Chava Alberstein (photo by Assaf Antman);

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* poet and translator Moshe Sachar.

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New books published with the support of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture

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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 the following frequencies:

104.9 and 105.3 FM (Kan Tarbut) every Friday at 2 p.m.;

100.3, 100.5 and 101.3 FM (Kan REKA) every Friday at 4 p.m. as well as at 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

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 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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