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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, April 12, 2018, pupils of the Yiddish song workshop at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts will give a concert at the Giv'atayim Theater, located at David Remez St. 40, at 7 p.m.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

Admission is free but advance reservation is required. To book your spot, call 03-5753777, dial 1 for the secretary and then 2 for Yael.

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On Monday, April 9, 2018, actress and singer Ruth Levin will perform an adaptation of Avrom Sutzkever's story about the Vilna Ghetto, "Yanina and the Beast," at Uri Zvi Greenberg house, located at Jaffo St. 34, Jerusalem, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost NIS 20 each.

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On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the 22th annual Yiddish Choir Festival will take place at the Ashkelon Congress Center at 6:30 p.m.

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Dozens of song groups from all parts of Israel, including children's choirs, will participate in the festival.

The event is being produced by Michael Leinwand and is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. Admission is free.

Two editions of a new poetry book, Kales Breyshis un Andere Lider (Kalat Bereshit and Other Poems) by Khayke Beruria Wiegand, were published in both Yiddish-Hebrew and Yiddish-English by H. Leyvik publishers in Tel Aviv in 2018.

The book's publication was supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The complete English-Yiddish text is now available in the Reading Room section of the Authority's site. The Hebrew-Yiddish edition is available here.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, singer Yulia Schmidt-Bychowsky, singer-pianist Svetlana Kusyatova and narrator and percussionist Yaron Bychowsky will perform in a show entitled "From the Shtetl to America." The musical will take place at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan Sorek (near Palmachim) at 8 p.m.

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

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Yiddish lovers from the Haifa area will have the opportunity to visit sites in Jerusalem related to Yiddish culture. The group will be accompanied by the guide Ya'ad Biran, who specializes in Yiddish language, literature and history.

The tour departs from the Yiddish club at Nagler House, located at Ben-Tzvi St. 14, Kiryat Hayim, at 7:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call: 054-6528265.

On Monday, April 2, 2018, singer and pianist Marina Yakubovich will give a concert of Yiddish songs at the Yiddish Association in 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.

Yerushe ("Inheritance"), a new book of poems by Karen Alkalay-Gut, was published in both Yiddish and Hebrew by H. Leyvik publishers in Tel Aviv in 2018.

The book's publication was supported by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The complete text is now available in the Reading Room section of the Authority's site.

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, singer Michael Gaisinsky will perform at the Beit Yad LeBanim cultural center, located at Ahuza St. 147 in Ra'anana, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture. For details, call 09-7610545/6.

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Shmulik Nadel will give a concert at the Mitchell House Yiddish club, located at Mandelstam St. 12 in Ramat Aviv (north Tel Aviv), at 4 p.m.

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

On Wednesday, March 6, 2018, twin duo Slava & Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, Russian and other languages 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 Thursday, March 1, 2018, singer Chen Lachs 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 as part of its Yiddish clubs program. For details, call the club's coordinators Miriam Carmeli at 08-6816898 or Rubi Lambuch at 050-5491115.

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, twin duo Slava & Zofia Reifer will sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, Russian and other languages at the Mitchell House Yiddish club, located at Mandelstam St. 12 in Ramat Aviv (north Tel Aviv), at 4 p.m.

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

The international conference on Yiddish language and culture will be held in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi, Ukraine) on 6-10 August 2018.

The event will take place in the city where the historic Czernowitz Yiddish Language Conference was held in 1908. For details, click here.

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On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, a memorial event in honor of the Yiddish singer Nechama Lifshitz (1927 – 2017), known as "the nightingale of Soviet Jewry," will take place at Tzavta Hall, Ibn Gvirol St. 30, Tel Aviv, at 7:30 p.m.

The event will include a rich concert program, featuring students of the Yiddish singing workshop founded by Lifshitz as well as singer Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev. Regina Dricker, musical arranger and the studio's current director, will produce the artistic program.

New Yorker Zalmen Mlotek, conductor, pianist, musical arranger, accompanist, composer, and the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, will be among the guests of honor.

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

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A new book in Hebrew about Yiddish literature has been published by Yediot Ahronot with the support of the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

The book, entitled Tzimuckim u-Shkedim (Raisins and Almonds), presents a sampling of Yiddish literary gems.

Bilha Rubinstein edited, translated and wrote commentary for the book.

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the popular Yiddish folk poet Mark Warshawsky, who wrote the song "Oyfn Pripechek." The event will take place at the Ginot Ha'ir community center, located at Emek Refaim St. 12 in Jerusalem, at 10:45 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.

A new Yiddish book by Micho'el Felzenbaum entitled Biografye fun a Sentimentaler Levone (Biography of a Sentimental Moon), has been published thanks to a contribution by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture.

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, singer Esti Nissim gave a concert at the "Golden Age" Yiddish club in Ra'anana.

The event was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program.

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Yiddish scholar Dr. Noga Rubin, of the David Yellin Academic College of Education, gave a lecture at the Ginot Ha'ir community center in Jerusalem.

The event was sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in the framework of its Yiddish clubs program.

On Monday, January 29, 2018, actor, entertainer and theater expert Carol Feldman will perform and lecture at the Yiddish lovers' club Nagler House, located at Ben-Tzvi St. 14, Kiryat Hayim (near Haifa), at 10:30 a.m.

 

For details, call 054-6528265.

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

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish club in Elkana, located at Talpiyot St. 3, at 8 p.m.

For details, call Bella Steiner, the Club's coordinator, at 050-4744477.

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