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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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By The Library of Modern Yiddish Literature:

Ongetzoygene Strune (Strained String) – a collection of poems by Boris Karlov (Dov-Ber Kerler)

A Freylekher Regn (Merry Rain) - a collection of poems by Zissi Weitzman

A Dame mit Blumen (A Lady with Flowers) - a collection of short stories by writer and journalist Ofra Elyagon

Der Kloun fun Oyshvitz (The Clown from Auschwitz) - a collection of novellas by writer and actor Hershl-Tzvi Kanar

Der Sod fun Vayse Bern (The Secret of Polar Bears) - a collection of novellas by writer and scholar Berl (Dov-Ber) Kotlerman

A Ring (The Link) - an anthology of post-Holocaust poetry edited by Velvl Chernin, Mikhoel Felzenbaum, Valery Dymshitz and Dov-Ber Kerler

 

By H. Leyvik Publishing House:

Nito keyn Koyekh tzu Fargesn (I Am Unable to Forget) – memoirs by actor, producer and writer Leyzer Blit

Der Shmeykhl fun a Boym (The Smile of a Tree) - a collection of poems by Rivka Basman Ben-Haim

In di Shpurn fun "Gdud ha-Avoda" (In the Footsteps of the Work Battalion) – memoirs by writer and youth movement activist Shira Gorshman

Dray Pyeses (Three Plays) - a collection of plays by writer and composer Daniel Galay

Baym Yam un baym Taykh (By the Sea and by the River) - a collection of poems by Lyuba Vasserman

Di Funken fun Fayer (The Sparks of Fire) - a collection of poems by Moshe-David Khayat

Arbe-Kanfes (The Four Fringes) - a collection of poems by Velvl Chernin

Yetzirot Vokaliyot la-Shira shel Anna Margolin (Vocal Compositions to Accompany Anna Margolin's Poetry) by composer and arranger Michael Leinvand

Af der Elter (Toward Old Age) - a collection of prose by Avrom Meirkevich

 

In other publishers:

Ven Lakht a Yid (When a Jew Laughs) by Yosef Guri

Shvartze Kreln (Black Beads) - poems by Avrom Sutzkever translated from Yiddish into Hebrew by Benny Mer

Gavoha min ha-Pakhad Ashir (I'll Sing Louder than Fear) – a Yiddish-Hebrew anthology of Israeli Yiddish poetry spanning 100 years

A Shotn baym Fentzter (A Shadow near the Window) by Mikhoel Felzenbaum

Di Shki'e fun a Regnboygn (Sunset from a Rainbow) by Alexander Shpigelblat

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Yitzkovich, Yael: Lider - Songs by Rivka Basman Ben-Khayim

Eplzaft, Alexander: Romanceros of Love

Gaysinsky, Michael: Siluet - Yidishe Lider fun Haynt (Silhouette - Yiddish Songs of Today)

Dashevsky, Shir'el: Unter di Grininke Beymelekh (Under the Little Green Trees)

Yakubovich, Marina: A Velt mit Vunder-klangen (A World with Wonder Sounds)

Levin, Ruth: Tsigele-Migele (A Tale of a White Baby Goat)

Lurye, Kobi: Mayk Burshteyn zingt Mark Varshavskin (Mike Burstein Sings Mark Warszawski's Songs)

Leyzerson, Gershon: In Vald Arayn (Into the Forest)

Fish, Avishay: Der Libe-gortn - Balades (The Love Garden - Ballads)

 

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Turbiner, Eran: Zay Gezunt Yerusholaym (Farewell, Jerusalem!)

Turbiner, Eran: Which Language Does the Sea Speak?

Batzar, Shaul: Bashevis-Singer's Muses

Ofot HaKhol: For 100 Years, They Have Been Saying That She is Dying

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, actor and producer Shmuel Atzmon, founder of the Yiddishpiel Theater, will lead an informal discussion with members of Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club, located at Abba Silver St. 2 (in the Ramat Eliyahu Community Center) in Rishon LeZion, at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Mirit Lenderer at 054-4502447.

On Monday, August 7, 2017, singer Elyahu Magalnik will perform accompanied by a Klezmer band at the Yiddish club Mitchell House, located at Mandelstam St. 12, in north Tel Aviv (Ramat Aviv), at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call Esther Nadal at 03-6058395.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, singer Itzik Sharoni will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Mame Loshen (Mother Tongue), located at Malchei Israel St. 159 (Kochav David Building), 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 08-681-6898 or Rubi Lambuch at 050-5491115.

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On Thursday, June 29, 2017, and on Friday, July 14, 2017, actress and singer Ruth Levin will perform an adaptation of Avrom Sutzkever's story, "Yanina and the Beast," at two locations in Tel Aviv. The events are sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

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On June 11, 2017 the National Authority for Yiddish Culture held a festive symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Mendele Moycher-Sforim, the first classic Yiddish writer. The event took place at the Yad le-Banim hall, located at Pinkas St. 63, Tel Aviv. The symposium program included academic lectures and artistic performances.

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On Thursday, June 22, 2017, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz, will perform at the Association for the Elderly in Migdal HaEmek, located at HaRishonim St. 14, at 7 p.m.

Pianist and musical arranger Regina Dricker, the studio's director, will accompany them.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 052-8728322.

On Monday, June 19, 2017, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky and singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Nagler House, located at Ben-Tzvi St. 14, Kiryat Hayim, at 10:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 04-8724694 or 054-6528265.

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the 21th annual Yiddish Choir Festival took place at the Ashkelon Congress Center. Some 20 groups of singers from all parts of Israel, including children's choirs and ensembles, participated. The event was produced by Michael Leinwand and sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. 

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The International Book Fair is taking place at the First Station compound at David Remez St. 4, Jerusalem. Books, CDs and newspapers in Yiddish are also on sale.

On June 14, a concert of Yiddish songs will be also held there at 8.30 p.m. Admission is free.

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On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz will perform at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek, at 8 p.m.

Pianist and musical arranger Regina Dricker, the studio's current director, will accompany them.

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

Ohalo College in Katzrin in the Golan Heights launched a new project aimed at broadening the knowledge of teachers and instructors of Jewish languages and cultures. The ultimate goal is for them to impart this knowledge to their students.

The program, an initiative of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in cooperation with the National Authority for Ladino Culture, focuses on Yiddish, Ladino and Jewish-Arabic.

As part of the section dedicated to Yiddish language and culture, Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky gave a lecture to students, teachers and parents of students, who travelled from far away to attend. Although the subject was new to most of them, Dr. Yushkovsky's words were warmly received.

Students also took part in a course on Yiddish texts with an emphasis on the influence of local culture. The course will include a workshop on "Piyutim," Jewish liturgical poems, in all three languages.

This program is another step in the Authority’s efforts to introduce Yiddish culture into the Israeli educational system.

Dr. Tehila Bubilski is the program coordinator.

On Monday, June 19, 2017, twin duo Slava and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and other languages in the northern building of the "Marina" sea club in Herzliya, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 052-6776894 or 09-9501812.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2017, actress, entertainer and theater expert Carol Feldman will perform and lecture at the People's University, located at Bezalel St. 11, Jerusalem, at 6:15 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 02-5456867.

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, twin duo Slava and Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and other languages at the Yiddish Club, located at Talpiyot St. 3, Elkana, at 8 p.m.

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

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On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, singer Itzik Sharoni will perform at the Yiddish club Mitchell House, located at Mandelstam St. 12, in north Tel Aviv (Ramat Aviv), at 4:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-6058395.

On Monday, May 22, 2017, actor and producer Shmuel Atzmon, who founded the Yiddishpiel Theater, will lead an informal discussion with members of the Hadera Yiddish Society. The event will take place at the "Beit Haoleh" complex, located at Sheshet Hayamim St. 20 in 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, May 18, 2017, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Sav Center Yiddish club, located at Livne St. 2 in Nazareth Illit, at 10:30 a.m. He will be accompanied by pianist Valery Ayvazyan.

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