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May 14: Studio singers to perform in Rishon LeZion On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, singers Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein, students in the Yiddish...
May 13: Ya'akov Shapiro to perform in Hadera On Monday, May 13, 2019, actor, singer and entertainer Ya'akov Shapiro will perform for the...
May 22: Yiddish music lecture in Gush Etzion On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish...
May 14: Sing along with Mendy Cahana in Gan Sorek On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 9:15 pm, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana, who founded...
May 6: Leah Ayalon to lecture in Tel Aviv On Monday, May 6, 2019, Leah Ayalon will provide a lecture on Yiddish literature at...
May 2: Yiddish concert by Giv'atayim pupils On Thursday, May 2, 2019, pupils of the Yiddish song workshop at Thelma Yellin High...
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)...

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On Thursday, December 22, 2016, the singer Polina Belilovsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Mame Loshen, located at Malchei Israel St. 159, Kiryat Gat at 10 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details call: 08-6816898 or 050-5491115.

The National Authority for Yiddish Culture congratulates the Yiddish scholar and educator Professor Abraham Novershtern from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (who is also the director of the Sholom Aleichem House in Tel Aviv) for winning the Landau Prize for the Sciences and Research.

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Pnina Meller will speak on "From Castilia to Kasrilovka" at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11:30 a.m. The singer Betty Klein will also perform.

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

On December 8, 2016, Asaf Galay presented a wonderful program at the Library of Congress titled “If the Dead Could Speak - the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw”. The program was co-sponsored by the European Division, Embassy of Israel, and by the Library of Congress Professional Association. The presentation was a combination of film clips, lecture and a question and answer session. The National Authority for Yiddish Culture supported the production of the film.

 

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, actor, singer and translator Ruth Levin launched her new album of poems and songs for children, "Tzigele-Migele," with a performance at the Yung Yiddish cultural center (Yermiyahu St. 52, Jerusalem). She was accompanied by the pianist Chaim Tukchinsky. 

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The Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary, edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul Glasser (see the photo), has been issued in 2016 by Indiana University Press publishers.

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Containing 856 large-format pages, nearly 50,000 entries and 33,000 subentries, this book emphasizes Yiddish as a living language that is spoken in many places around the world. The late Mordkhe Schaechter collected and researched spoken and literary Yiddish in all its varieties and this landmark dictionary reflects his vision for present-day and future Yiddish usage.

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See also an article in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/arts/how-do-you-say-email-in-yiddish.html?ref=todayspaper&referer=http:/www.nytimes.com/pages/todayspaper/index.html?nytmobile=0&nytmobile=0&_r=0

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On December 20, 2016, singer Razya Adam will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club "Zusammen" (Together) at Syrkin St. 17 Herzliya, at 11 a.m.

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

On November 24, 2016, Ada Pashayev and Roza Klein - students at the Yiddish artistic singing workshop which was founded by Nechama Lifshitz and is directed by Regina Dricker—performed at the Golden Age Club in Ra'anana.

On December 26, they will perform at the Hadera Yiddish Society, located at Sheshet Hayamim St. 20, at 5 p.m. For details call: 04-6226943. Both events are sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, theater expert Carol Feldman will lecture on "140 Years of Yiddish Theater History and Its Founder, Abraham Goldfaden" at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing Together) club, located at Abba Silver St. 2, Rishon LeZion, at 10 a.m.

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

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, actor, singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana will perform at the Yiddish club at the People's University, located at Betzalel St. 11, Jerusalem, at 6:15 p.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: 02-5456866 or 02-5456853.

On Monday, November 28, 2016, musicologist Kobi Luria will speak on "Songs between Him and Her" at the Yiddish lovers' club Nagler House, located at Ben-Tzvi Ave. 14, Kiryat Hayim, at 11 a.m.

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

A collection of poems, Ongetzoygene Strune (Strained String) by Dov-Ber Kerler, was added to the Library of Modern Yiddish Literature in 2016 thanks to a contribution by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The poet's pen name is Boris Karlov. The new book was designed and illustrated by Moshe Himeyn. The complete text is available here.

On October 18-21, 2016 Yiddish arts activities and events for all ages took place at the Yiddishkeit Sukkah near the old Tel Aviv Port (Namal), including a children's studio for drawing greeting cards.

The program was organized by the Beyt Leyvik and Beit Tefilah Israeli cultural centers and sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, e-mail: leyvikmail@gmail.com or contact Beyt Leyvik at Dov Hoz St. 30, Tel Aviv, phone: 050-3764062.

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A collection of poems, A Freylekher Regn (A Merry Rain) by Zissi Weitzman, was added to the Library of Modern Yiddish Literature in 2016 thanks to a contribution by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. The new book was designed and illustrated by Moshe Himeyn. The complete text is available here.

On October 14-15, 2016, a weekend of intensive Yiddish language studies and conversational practice will take place at the Neve Shalom Hotel. Dor Hahemshech - Generation of Successors, Yiddish Lovers - organized the event, with the participation of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

For details and to reserve a spot at the event, e-mail yiddishloversnextgeneration@gmail.com or contact Dor Hahemshech at Dov Hoz St. 30, Tel Aviv, phone: 050-3764062.

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The National Authority for Yiddish Culture has issued a calendar for the 2016/2017 Jewish year featuring 12 prominent Yiddish poets. Every month is accompanied by a different poet's portrait and his/her poem in Yiddish, with a translation to Hebrew. Selected pages are available for viewing here.

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А collection of short stories, A Dame mit Blumen (A Lady with Flowers) by the writer and journalist Ofra Elyagon, was added to the Library of Modern Yiddish Literature in 2016 thanks to a contribution by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. The new book was designed and illustrated by Moshe Himeyn. The complete text is available here.

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The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program ended a successful season at Tel Aviv University. The video of the closing ceremony is now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IUZgfzXHnK8.

А collection of novellas Der Kloun fun Oyshvitz (The Clown from Auschwitz) by the writer and actor Hershl-Tzvi Kanar, was added in 2016 to the Library of Modern Yiddish Literature, thanks to a contribution by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. The new book was designed and illustrated by Moshe Himeyn. The complete text is available here.

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This fall, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture will launch a new project in cooperation with Amcha, the Israeli center for psychological and social support for Holocaust survivors and the second generation.

The project involves organizing performances by Yiddish artists in Amcha clubs around the country, with the aim of creating a welcoming and homey atmosphere for club members. The events will take place in numerous cities across Israel including Ashkelon, Beer-Sheva, Holon, Jerusalem, Netanya, Petah Tikva, Rehovot, Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv.

On Friday, September 9th, 2016, at 8:30 p.m, singer Marina Yakubovich, winner of the grand prix at the Solomon Mikhoels Festival of Yiddish Song in Moscow, will perform in a solo concert at the Havana Music Club (Yigal Alon St. 126, Tel Aviv).

She will perform in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and Ukrainian, accompanied by the pianist and music arranger Lev Sandiuk and the violinist Alexander Povolotsky of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. For details, call: 054-6872286.