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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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On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, singer Maxim Levinsky will perform at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11 a.m. She will be accompanied by pianist and musical arranger Regina Dricker.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-5176764.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, singer Emma Yussim will perform at the Association for the Elderly, located at HaRishonim St. 14 in Migdal HaEmeq, at 11 a.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Valery Ayvazyan.

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

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Yiddish lovers from the Jerusalem area will have the opportunity to visit sites related to Yiddish culture, accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour departs from the Yiddish club at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12, Jerusalem, at 11 a.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-6650183.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, actress and singer Ruth Levin will perform an adaptation of Avrom Sutzkever's story, "Yanina and the Beast," at the Harmony Cultural Center, located at Hillel St. 27, Jerusalem, at 8 p.m. 

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On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz will perform in Rishon LeZion. The concert will take place at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club, located at Abba Silver St. 2, at 10:30 a.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: 054-4502447.

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The nightingale of Soviet Jewry is no more. Nechama Lifshitz, who traveled the length and breadth of the Soviet Union singing in Yiddish and Hebrew, died on April 21, 2017 at age 89.

Lifshitz, who was born in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, in October 1927, reminded the people once known as the Jews of Silence that silent or otherwise they were Jews who carried the responsibility of passing on whatever remained of their heritage to future generations.

Nechama Lifshitz made the aliyah in 1969/ In Israel she continued performing and directed a musical library. Since 1997 she ran the Yiddish song studio in Tel Aviv, which is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

Read the article about her.

 

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Yiddish lovers from Ra'anana will have the opportunity to visit sites in Jerusalem related to Yiddish culture, accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour will depart from the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 10 a.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-7431614.

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

Most recently, the Authority supported the master's thesis of Noam Rachmilevich at Haifa University about the lives of Jews who were in hiding in Warsaw in 1943-1944.

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Yiddish lovers from Herzliya will have the opportunity to visit sites in Jerusalem related to Yiddish culture, accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour will depart from the Yiddish lovers' club "Zusammen" (Together) at Syrkin St. 17, Herzliya, at noon. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-9511612.

On April 23-24, 2017, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, public ceremonies all over Israel will commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as well as the Jewish resistance of that period.

In ceremonies in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as at Bar-Ilan University, the Yiddish language, spoken by most Holocaust victims, will be featured. See details in the posters attached.

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, musicologist Kobi Luria will speak on the origins and history of Yiddish songs 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. For details call: 02-5664144 or 054-6650183.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Yiddish lovers from the Jerusalem area will have the opportunity to visit sites related to Yiddish culture, accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour departs from the People's University, located at Bezalel St. 11, Jerusalem, at 6:15 p.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 02-5456867.

A memoir entitled, "I Am Unable to Forget," by the actor, producer and writer Leyzer Blit, was published in Tel Aviv in 2017 thanks to a contribution by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. The book's complete text is now available in the "Reading Room" section of this site.

The Workmen’s Circle distance-learning program, which incorporates the most cutting-edge educational technologies, is launching a series of new online courses in Yiddish. The full list of courses and schedule are available here.

 

 

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, pupils in the classical music track at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in Giv'atayim gave a concert of Yiddish songs.

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The performance was a culmination of the pupils' participation in a Yiddish song workshop, which was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. It took place in Targ Hall at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University at 9:00 p.m. Admission was free.

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On Thursday, March 30, 2017, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky and singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova will perform at the David Cultural Center, located at Achimeir St. 9, Netanya, at 7 p.m.

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

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, clarinetist Gal Klein and accordionist Noam Arad will lead an interactive workshop and performance, combining improvisation and Yiddish music. The event will take place in the concert hall of the Herzliya Conservatorium, located at Revivim St. 49, at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

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On Thursday, March 16, 2017, singer Vira Lozinsky will perform at the Golden Age Club, located at Opsterland St. 3, Ra'anana, at 5 p.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Regina Dricker.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 09-7431614.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, singer Ruth Levin will perform at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12, Jerusalem, at 11 a.m. She will be accompanied by guitarist Alexey Belo'usov.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 02-5664144 or 054-6650183.

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, singer Orit Perlman 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 Wednesday, March 8, 2017, actor, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana and his ensemble will perform at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11:30 a.m.

Cahana is the founder of the Yung Yiddish cultural center. The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 03-5176764.

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club "Zusammen" (Together) at Sirkin St. 17, Herzliya, at 1 p.m.

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