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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)...
March 6: Concert by Shimshon Kemelmacher in Elkana On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the singer and songs author Shimshon (Samson) Kemelmacher will perform...
February 27 in Tel Aviv: Lecture and Concert Featuring Itzik Manger On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Dr. Leah Garfinkel will provide a lecture about the Yiddish...
June 2019: Yiddish seminar in Vilnius for Israeli university students The National Authority for Yiddish Culture (Israel) and the International Yiddish Center of the World Jewish...
February 4: Yiddish classical songs to be performed in Tel Aviv On Monday, February 4, 2019, students in the Yiddish artistic singing workshop founded by the...
February 7: Yiddish Music Lecture in Jerusalem On Thursday, February 7, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish/Yiddish...
January 16: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Gush Etzion On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club in...

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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 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.  

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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.

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