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December 13: Ruth Levin Concert in Jerusalem On Thursday, December 13, 2018, actress & singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at...
December 3: Violin Concert in Hadera On Monday, December 3, 2018, violinist Chaya Livni will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. The...
November 29: Shmulik Nadel to Perform in Kiryat Gat On Thursday, November 29, 2018, the singer Shmulik Nadel will appear at the Yiddish lovers'...
October 16: Gershon Leizerson to Perform in Rishon LeZion On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the singer Gershon Leizerson will perform at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing...
July 9: A jubilee concert of Lifshitz's students in Tel Aviv On July 9, 2018, the Yiddish artistic singing workshop, founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz, will celebrate...
Ph.D. Dissertation on Avrom Goldfaden Supported by the Authority For four years running, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture has been granting fellowships to...
August 1: Film about Sutskever at Jerusalem Festival On August 1, 2018, the film "Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever," directed...
August 7: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Tel Aviv On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Mitchell House Yiddish...
July 10: Michael Gaisinsky to Sing in Gan Sorek On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform at the Yiddish club in...
Watch: Yiddish Choir Festival in Ashkelon On June 21, 2018, the 22th annual Yiddish Choir Festival took place at the Ashkelon...
A wreath from the Authority on Holocaust Remembrance Day Representatives of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture laid a wreath at Yad Vashem on Yom...
Summer 2018: Yiddish courses around the world During the summer of 2018, numerous courses in Yiddish language and culture will be offered throughout the...
June 5: Mikhoels memorial rally in Tel Aviv On June 5, 2018, a memorial rally took place at Pinkas St. 63 in Tel Aviv at...
June 13: Kiryat Ono Music Students to Perform in Yiddish On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, students in the music workshop at Ben-Zvi High School in...

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 Yiddish Authority Prizes 2018

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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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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: https://www.kan.org.il/Radio/program.aspx/?progId=1136Listen and enjoy!

The Authority welcomes feedback by email.

New books published with the support of the Authority

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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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* 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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