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December 16: Yiddish Sing-Along in Ra'anana On Sunday, December 16, 2018, Shlomo Shavit will conduct an open sing-along evening in Yiddish...
December 29: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Herzliya On Saturday, December 29, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Zusammen...
2018 Jewish Canadian Literary Award Winners – Two Yiddish Books Published in Israel The Montreal Jewish Public Library have announced the winners of the 2018 J.I. Segal Awards,...
December 13: Ruth Levin Concert in Jerusalem On Thursday, December 13, 2018, actress & singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at...
December 3: Violin Concert in Hadera On Monday, December 3, 2018, violinist Chaya Livni will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. The...
November 29: Shmulik Nadel to Perform in Kiryat Gat On Thursday, November 29, 2018, the singer Shmulik Nadel will appear at the Yiddish lovers'...
October 16: Gershon Leizerson to Perform in Rishon LeZion On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the singer Gershon Leizerson will perform at the Me Lacht Tzuzamen (Laughing...
July 9: A jubilee concert of Lifshitz's students in Tel Aviv On July 9, 2018, the Yiddish artistic singing workshop, founded by the late Nechama Lifshitz, will celebrate...
Ph.D. Dissertation on Avrom Goldfaden Supported by the Authority For four years running, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture has been granting fellowships to...
August 1: Film about Sutskever at Jerusalem Festival On August 1, 2018, the film "Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever," directed...

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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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