seker

FaceBook

News

January 14: Bella Bryks-Klein as "My Father's Daughter" in Rishon LeZion The one-woman musical show in Yiddish, "Mayn Tatns Tokhter" ("My Father's Daughter") tells a story of survival,...
January 14: Ruth Levin to Sing "Atlantidish" in Tel Aviv On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the singer & actress Ruth Levin will perform the musical...
The actress Annabella Yaakov passed away It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of the actress Annabella Yaakov - National...
Happy birthday to the actress Lia Koenig Happy birthday to the Israeli actress Lia Koenig - the National Authority for Yiddish Culture 2016 Life Time...
December 7: Kiryat Ono Music Students to Perform in Yiddish On Saturday evening, December 7, 2019, students in the music workshop at Ben-Zvi High School...
February 6: Paulina Belilovsky to Sing in Jerusalem On Thursday, February 6, 2020, the Yiddish singer Paulina Belilovsky will perform at the Ginot...
January 9: Lecture on Yiddish Literature in Jerusalem On Thursday, January 9, 2020, the touring guide Yaad Biran will lecture about journey...
December 21: Concert by Michael Gaysinsky in Elkana On Saturday, December 21, 2019, the singer Michael Gaysinsky will perform at the Yiddish club in...
December 5: Shmulik Nadel to perform in Rishon LeZion On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the singer Shmulik Nadel will perform in Yiddish at the club "Me...
November 5: Yiddish animation film to be shown in Tel Aviv On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the animation film in Yiddish "The silence of Professor Tösla" will be...
November 5: Violin Concert in Gan Sorek On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, violinist Chaya Livni will perform at the clubhouse in Moshav Gan...
July 16: A concert of Lifshitz's students in Tel Aviv On July 16, 2019, the Yiddish artistic singing workshop, founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz,...

Contact Us

Virtual Yiddish keyboard

klaviatura

One of the Authority's main activities is to provide financial assistance to organized groups or individuals for projects which contribute to the conservation and development of Yiddish language and culture. Furthermore, it awards scholarships to students studying for M.A. or Ph.D. degrees in academic institutions in Israel, whose research explores an aspect of Yiddish language or culture. 

Since 2014, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture has been annually honoring prominent figures in the fields of arts and literature who have contributed significantly to promoting Yiddish culture in Israel. 

In 2019, this ceremony took place on November 19 at the Einav Cultural Center, located at Ibn Gvirol St. 71, Tel Aviv, on the roof of the Gan Ha'ir compound.  

The Authority's Public Council chose to bestow lifetime achievement awards upon:

annabella

actress of Yiddish & Hebrew theaters Annabella Yaakov;

rivka reich

veteran Yiddish teacher Rivka Reich

esther rozhansky

and veteran Yiddish teacher Esther Rozhansky.


In 2018, such awards came to the singer, lyricist, composer Chava Alberstein & poet and translator Moshe Sachar. The ceremony took place on November 20, 2018 at the President's Palace in Jerusalem. Here are the laureates with President Reuven Rivlin, Dr. Sara Ziv (Chairperson of the Authority), Yehudit Solel (CEO of the Authority), and the actor Yakov Bodo, who got the same prize in 2016.

ceremony1

ceremony2

ceremony4

In 2017, the Authority's Public Council chose to bestow lifetime achievement awards upon actress Lia Koenig and scholar and author Prof. Yechiel ScheintuchThe award ceremony took place on November 27, 2017 at the Einav Cultural Center, located at Ibn Gvirol St. 71, Tel Aviv, on the roof of the Gan Ha'ir compound.  

TORY5432

TORY5394

In 2016, the Authority honored Ya'akov Bodo, an actor in the Yiddishpiel Theater,and Yitzchak Luden, journalist and editor of the Lebns-Fragn magazine.The award ceremony took place on December 4 at the Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv. See more photos here.

saraziv bodo

sara ziv luden

For more information, please visit our Hebrew or Yiddish pages.