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June 2019: Yiddish seminar for Israeli students held in Vilnius In June 2019, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in cooperation with the International Yiddish...
July 14: Ruth Levin concert in Netanya On Sunday, July 14, 2019, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at the David...
July 2: Memorial Conference about the Jewish poet Itzik Manger Oמ July 2, 2019 a memorial conference about the Jewish poet Itzik Manger (1901 -...
June 6: Yiddish learning session for Shavuot in Tel Aviv On Thursday, June 6, 2019 a Yiddish learning session and workshops devoted to the holiday of...
June 6: Michael Gaisinsky to Sing in Nazareth Illit On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform in Yiddish at the...
June Performances in Tel Aviv: Bella Bryks-Klein in "My Father's Daughter" The one-woman musical show, "Mayn Tatns Tokhter" ("My Father's Daughter") tells a story of...
May 23: The premiere screening of the film "The Same Man" at the Tel Aviv Festival We are happy to invite lovers of Yiddish culture to the premiere screening of the film "Oto HaIsh" ("The...
Yiddish summer programs in 2019: Tel Aviv and elsewhere The annual Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program will be held at Tel...
June 13: Paulina Belilovsky to Sing in Jerusalem On Thursday, June 13, 2019, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir...
June 13: Yiddish Choir Festival in Ashkelon On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the 23th annual Yiddish Choir Festival will take place at...
Carol Feldman z"l It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of the Yiddish actor and writer Carol Feldman z"l. May...
Three Jerusalem Divas to sing in Kiryat Gat on May 14 On May 14, 2019 three "Jerusalem Divas" - Shirel Dashevsky, Ruth Levin and Vira Lozinsky...

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In June 2019, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in cooperation with the International Yiddish Center at the World Jewish Congress held a seminar on Yiddish language and culture in Vilnius, Lithuania. 15 Israeli students who are studying Yiddish culture and language in Israei universities attended in the event.

On Sunday, July 14, 2019, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at the David Cultural Center, located at Achimeir St. 9, Netanya, at 11 a.m. 

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 09-8826332 or 054-5377729.

Oמ July 2, 2019 a memorial conference about the Jewish poet Itzik Manger (1901 - 1969) will be held in Tel Aviv.

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The event will take place at the Yad le-Banim hall, located at Pinkas St. 63, Tel Aviv at 7 pm. 

Admission is free, but advance reservation is required. To book your spot, e-mail or call 03-6006325

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On Thursday, June 6, 2019 a Yiddish learning session and workshops devoted to the holiday of Shavuot, with songs and games for all ages, will take place between 6:30 and 9:00 pm. at the Community School, 53 Nes LaGoyim St.,Tel Aviv

Teacher Yelena Luchin will lead the event.

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On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform in Yiddish at the Sav Center, located at Livne St. 2 in Nazareth Illit, at 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-6318107.

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The one-woman musical show, "Mayn Tatns Tokhter" ("My Father's Daughter") tells a story of survival, optimism and hope.

Bella Bryks-Klein, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, presents the panorama of her life in word and song. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden to the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks, who was born in Poland and survived four years in the Łódź Ghetto, and her Romanian-born mother who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

Bryks-Klein recalls her life after they immigrated from Sweden to the United States: the Yiddish children’s poems her dad read to her; the home where the Holocaust was mentioned daily; the Eastern-European flavor of her upbringing in New York City. After coming to study in Jerusalem for a one-year university program, she fell in love, got married and remained to live in Israel. Widowed with three children, Bryks-Klein succeeded in becoming a strong independent woman, and continues her father’s legacy of preserving Yiddish.

Editor & producer: Dory Engel.

Piano accompanist: Misha Blekherovich.

The songs are in Yiddish. Narrative as follows:

Performances in Hebrew: June 4, 6, and 18 at 7 pm

Performance in Yiddish: June 12 at 11:30 am

Performance in English to be announced.

The event, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, will take place at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), 48 Kalisher St., Tel Aviv.

Tickets: NIS 50. For details and reservations call: 03-5176764, 052-7046640.

We are happy to invite lovers of Yiddish culture to the premiere screening of the film "Oto HaIsh" ("The Same Man"). Its production was supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The screening will take place at the "DocAviv" Documentary Film Festival on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 13:00 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Hall 4.

The film took part in the Gottesman Student Competition and was nominated for a prize.  

It will also be shown at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque on June 10 at 9:30 am.

See details of the film on the festival website. Entrance is free; there is no need to purchase tickets.

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The annual Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program will be held at Tel Aviv University from June 30 through July 25, 2019. 

There will be 5 study levels, beginning to advanced, and an advanced research seminar.

The afternoon culture program includes a lectures on Yiddish literature and culture with leading scholars from around the world (Justin Cammy, Smith College; Anna Shternshis, UToronto; Dovid Roskies, JTS and the Hebrew University; Eddy Portnoy, YIVO; Rebecca Margolis, UOttawa; Yitskhok Niborski, Medem Institute Paris); a literatour to the Yiddish collection of the Israel National Library with Dr. Claudia Rosensweig, Bar Ilan University; a screening with the director of a new film about the Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever; Yiddish yoga classes; Yiddish immersion excursions into Tel Aviv; shmues (conversation ) classes; concerts and theater performances.

For details, call 03-6407805, fax 03-6407732 or e-mail: naomiyiddish@tayex.tau.ac.il

2019 Yiddish summer programs in Europe, United States and Australia are listed here.

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12, Jerusalem, at 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program.

For details, call Aliza Maloulat 054-6650183 or 02-5664144.

 

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the 23th annual Yiddish Choir Festival will take place at the Ashkelon Congress Center at 6:30 p.m.

Dozens of song groups from all parts of Israel, including children's choirs, will participate in the festival.

The event is being produced by Michael Leinwand and is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. Admission is free.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce

the death of the Yiddish actor and writer

Carol Feldman z"l.

May his memory be for a blessing.

On May 14, 2019 three "Jerusalem Divas" - Shirel Dashevsky, Ruth Levin and Vira Lozinsky - will sing in "The Yiddish Tango" program at Malchei Israel St. 159 (Kochav David Building) in Kiryat Gat, at 10 a.m. Yuri Povolotzky will accompany them on the piano.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 053-3413265

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On Friday, May 24, 2019, students in the music workshop at Ben-Zvi High School performed Yiddish songs at Dganit concert hall, located at Tzahal St. 104, Kiryat Ono.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 052-3353548 or 054-7787946.

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On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz, will perform at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club. Regina Dricker, musical arranger and the studio's director, will accompany them on the piano.

The event will take place at Abba Silver St. 2 in Rishon LeZion, at 10:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture as part of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call Mirit at 03-5219206 or 054-4502447.

On Monday, May 13, 2019, actor, singer and entertainer Ya'akov Shapiro will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. The event will take place at the Beit Haoleh complex, located at Sheshet Hayamim St. 20, Hadera, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 04-6226943 or 054-5870032.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish music at the Yiddish lovers' club in Gush Etzion, located at the Alon Shvut community center (Matnas), at 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call 02-9937999.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 9:15 pm, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana, who founded and heads "Yung Yiddish", will lead a sing-along party at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek (near Palmachim).

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Leah Asheri at 050-8863141.

On Monday, May 6, 2019, Leah Ayalon will provide a lecture on Yiddish literature at the Syrkin Club, located at Arlozorov St. 101, Tel Aviv (4th floor, Amir Peretz hall), at 11:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details call: 054-4888387, 03-6990532.

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, pupils of the Yiddish song workshop at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts will give a concert at the Giv'atayim Theater, located at David Remez St. 40, at 7 p.m.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

Admission is free, but advance reservation is required. To book your spot, call 03-5753777 , then dial 1 for Yael.

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On Monday, March 18, 2019, the singer Shmulik Nadel will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. The event will take place at the Beit Haoleh complex, located at Sheshet Hayamim St. 20, Hadera, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 04-6226943 or 054-5870032.

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform in Yiddish at the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 5 p.m.

The event was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call 09-7431614.