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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 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.

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Mitchell House Yiddish club, located at Mandelstam St. 12 in Ramat Aviv (north Tel Aviv), at 4:30 p.m.

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

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform at the Yiddish club in Moshav Gan Sorek (near Palmachim) at 8 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 June 21, 2018, the 22th annual Yiddish Choir Festival took place at the Ashkelon Congress Center.

Dozens of musical groups from all over Israel, including children's choirs, participated in the festival.

The event was produced by Michael Leinwand (who also accompanied the singers on the piano) and sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

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In the photo: Shulamit Reznik sings "Sholem, dos iz Yiddish" ("Hello, This is Yiddish") with a choir.

Watch also a video excerpt of the event.

Representatives of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture laid a wreath at Yad Vashem on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), April 12, 2018.

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During the summer of 2018, numerous courses in Yiddish language and culture will be offered throughout the world. 

Courses will take place in Tel AvivVilnius, Warsaw, Weimar, ParisLondon, New York CityAmherst (Massachusetts), as well as in Ashokan (Catskills, New York State).

                                          

On June 5, 2018, a memorial rally took place at Pinkas St. 63 in Tel Aviv at 7:30 p.m. to mark the 70th anniversary of the assassination of renown Yiddish actor Solomon Mikhoels (Shloyme Vovsi) at the hands of Stalin's agents. See also details in Hebrew.

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On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, students in the music workshop at Ben-Zvi High School in Kiryat Ono will perform Yiddish songs at their school, located at Shlomo Hamelech St. 31, Kiryat Ono, at 8 p.m. Shai Ben-Yaakov will direct and conduct the concert.

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

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On Monday, June 4, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein 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, May 17, 2018, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish and Hebrew in the program "The Relatives' Dialog", in Uri Zvi Grinberg House (Jaffo St. 30, Jerusalem) at 8 p.m.

The Atar instrumental trio will accompany her. The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

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On Monday, June 25, 2018, singer Vira Lozinsky will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Zusammen (Together), located at Sirkin St. 17, Herzliya, 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 09-9511612.

On Monday, June 25, 2018, violinist Chaya Livni will perform at the Yiddish club in Elkana, located at Talpiyot St. 3, at 10:30 a.m.

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

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, singer Betty Klein will perform in Yiddish at the Israeli branch of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle), located at Kalisher St. 48, Tel Aviv, at 11:30 a.m.

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

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On Sunday, April 22, 2018, singer Emilia Yussim will perform at the Association for the Elderly, located at HaRishonim St. 14 in Migdal HaEmeq, at 10:30 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, April 12, 2018, singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at the David Cultural Center, located at Achimeir St. 9, Netanya, at 7 p.m. Guitarist Alexey Belo'usov will accompany her.

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