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March 18: Shmulik Nadel to perform in Hadera On Monday, March 18, 2019, the singer Shmulik Nadel will perform for the Hadera Yiddish...
March 14: Michael Gaisinsky to Sing in Ra'anana On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform in Yiddish at the Golden...
Online Yiddish classes with the Workmen’s Circle The Workmen’s Circle's online Yiddish program incorporates the latest technologies in distance learning — classes...
Yasha Einstein z"l It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of outstanding Yiddish actor and Yiddishist Yasha (Avraham)...
March 6: Concert by Shimshon Kemelmacher in Elkana On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the singer and songs author Shimshon (Samson) Kemelmacher will perform...
February 27 in Tel Aviv: Lecture and Concert Featuring Itzik Manger On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Dr. Leah Garfinkel will provide a lecture about the Yiddish...
June 2019: Yiddish seminar in Vilnius for Israeli university students The National Authority for Yiddish Culture (Israel) and the International Yiddish Center of the World Jewish...
February 4: Yiddish classical songs to be performed in Tel Aviv On Monday, February 4, 2019, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the...
February 7: Yiddish Music Lecture in Jerusalem On Thursday, February 7, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish...
January 16: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Gush Etzion On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club in...

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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.

The Workmen’s Circle's online Yiddish program incorporates the latest technologies in distance learning — classes are conducted with the web conferencing service Adobe Connect, which is equipped with face-to-face chat, whiteboard, and audio and video capabilities. Every session is recorded, giving students the flexibility to review the material at their own pace. Find theSpring 2019 online schedule here.

https://circle.org/what-we-do/yiddish-language/online-yiddish-class-descriptions/

It is with profound sadness that we announce

the death of outstanding Yiddish actor and

Yiddishist Yasha (Avraham) Einstein z"l,

former member of the Public Council 

of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

May his memory be for a blessing.

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On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the singer and songs author Shimshon (Samson) Kemelmacher will perform at the Yiddish club in Elkana, located at Talpiyot St. 3, at 8:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Bella Steiner, the Club's coordinator, at 050-4744477.

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Dr. Leah Garfinkel will provide a lecture about the Yiddish poet Itzik Manger. The 50th anniversary of his death is marked this year. The singer Ruth Levin will perform some of Manger's songs.

The event, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, will take place at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11 a.m. For details call: 03-5176764.

The National Authority for Yiddish Culture (Israel) and the International Yiddish Center of the World Jewish Congress are pleased to announce a seminar on Yiddish language and culture which will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on June 17-20, 2019.

The seminar is intended for Israeli students who are currently studying Yiddish culture and language, or working on their thesis, at Israeli academic institutions.

The following expenses will be covered by the organizers:

  • ·Hotel accommodations, two participants to a room. The name of the hotel will be provided later;
  • ·Six lectures on the topic;
  • ·Two study tours: one on foot, one by bus (of up to 3 hours) of Jewish sites in Vilnius, including a trip to Ponary/Paneriai with a local guide;
  • ·Meals, half board:
  1.  3 breakfasts at the hotel;
  2.  3 dinners at a kosher-style restaurant;
  3.  Coffee breaks between the lectures: tea, coffee, cookies

The participants who apply and are accepted shall be responsible for the following:

  • ·Cost of round-trip flight;
  • ·Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back (inexpensive and convenient, as the airport is close to the city);
  • ·Health insurance.

A detailed program will be provided closer to the seminar.

The number of places is limited.

For more information, contact the National Authority for Yiddish Culture at 03-6006325.  

On Monday, February 4, 2019, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz will perform Yiddish classical songs at the Tzavta hall (located at Ibn Gvirol St. 30, Tel Aviv), at 7:30 p.m.

Regina Dricker – pianist, musical arranger and the studio's current director, will produce and accompany the program.

The event is supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. Entrance fee: NIS 50. For details and reservations, call 03-6950156.

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On Thursday, February 7, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish music. The event will take place at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refa'im St. 12 in 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 Maloul at 02-5664144 or 054-6650183.

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club in Gush Etzion, located at the Alon Shvut community center (Matnas), at 8:30 p.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, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 am, the singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana (who founded the "Yung Yiddish") will perform at the club "Me Lacht Zusammen" (Laughing Together) at Abba Silver St. 2, Rishon LeZion.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details phone: 052-8397742.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the singer Hanita Ochakovsky will perform at the Yiddish club in Moshav Gan Sorek (near Palmachim) at 9 p.m.

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

On Sunday, December 16, 2018, Shlomo Shavit will conduct an open sing-along evening 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.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Zusammen (Together), located at Sirkin St. 17, Herzliya, 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 054-4502447.

The Montreal Jewish Public Library have announced the winners of the 2018 J.I. Segal Awards, selected by a panel of judges from the literary and academic worlds.

Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish Literature – co-winners: Velvl Chernin, Michael Felzenbaum, Valery Dymshits, Dov-Ber Kerler (editors) "A ring: Antologye: Yidishe poezye - der nokhn-ḥurbn dor" ("A Link: Anthology: Yiddish Poetry - The Post-Holocaust Generation"). Tel Aviv: Natsyonale insṭants far Yidisher ḳulṭur (Israeli National Authority for Yiddish Culture), 2017

Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish Literature – co-winner: Ber Kotlerman "Der sod fun vayse bern" ("The Secret of Polar Bears"). Tel Aviv: Natsyonale insṭants far Yidisher ḳulṭur (Israeli National Authority for Yiddish Culture), 2017

The J.I. Segal Awards were established in 1968 by the late Dr. Hirsch and Dvora Rosenfeld in memory of renowned Yiddish-Canadian poet, Jacob Isaac Segal (1896-1954). Presented every two years, they honor creative literary and film works on Jewish themes and recognize contributions in Jewish education.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, Canada.

 

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, actress & singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12 in Jerusalem, at 11:00 a.m. Guitarist Alexey Belo'usov will accompany her.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call Aliza Maloul at 02-5664144 or 054-6650183.

On Monday, December 3, 2018, violinist Chaya Livni 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.

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

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Mame Loshen (Mother Tongue), located at Malchei Israel St. 159 (Kochav David Building) in Kiryat Gat, at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call the club's coordinators Miriam Carmeli at 08-6816898 or Rubi Lambuch at 050-5491115.

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the singer Gershon Leizerson will perform at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) Yiddish club, located at Abba Silver St. 2 in Rishon LeZion, at 10:00 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.

On July 9, 2018, the Yiddish artistic singing workshop, founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz, will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the Tzavta hall (located at Ibn Gvirol St. 30, Tel Aviv), at 7:30 p.m.

For four years running, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture has been granting fellowships to students at Israeli universities whose M.A., Ph.D. or post-doctoral research focuses on Yiddish language and culture. Once complete, the Authority publishes their theses and dissertations.

Most recently, the Authority supported the doctoral dissertation of Esti Nissim at Tel Aviv University. The subject is: "Interrelations of space, self-consciousness and sex in Avrom Goldfaden's plays."

The dissertation has an appendix: the full Yiddish text of Goldfaden's play, "Ben ami, oder der zun fun mayn folk" ("The Son of my People.")

On August 1, 2018, the film "Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever," directed by Uri Barabash, will be screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Barabash tells the story of Avraham (Avrom) Sutskever (1913-2010), one of the greatest Yiddish poets of all time.

The National Authority for Yiddish Culture supported the production of the movie. For tickets and additional information, visit the festival site.