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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 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.

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.