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Educators Can Access Resources on Modern Jewish Culture on a New Website - The Great Jewish Books Teacher Resources
Educators interested in teaching about modern Jewish literature and culture can access multimedia teaching materials, free of charge, on a new website, The Great Jewish Books Teacher Resources, a project of the Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, Massachusetts. The website is home to a growing collection of resource kits focused on various aspects of modern Jewish culture, designed for use by secondary, college, and adult-education teachers. One kit, for instance, considers how Jews were represented onscreen in the early days of cinema, while another explores the cheder, the first educational experience for young boys in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. Others look at specific works of literature, from Isaac Bashevis Singer’s famed story “Gimpel the Fool” to Sholem Aleichem’s beloved Tevye the Dairyman character (the basis for Fiddler on the Roof). More kits will be added in the coming months.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2016
The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for the 2017–18 Fellowship Program. The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates a yearlong professional experience in Yiddish language and Jewish cultural work. Fellows spend a year as full-time staff members, learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects, working closely with colleagues and supervisors.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2016
Now in its fourth decade, the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers motivated students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Yiddish language and culture. Participants study with renowned scholars and build a community of yidishkayt in a supportive residential setting. The program will be held between June 4–July 21, 2017, in Amherst, Massachusetts
Updated: Oct. 26, 2016
The Yiddish Book Center Launches New Website Featuring a Thousand Years of Yiddish Literature and Culture
A newly redesigned website offers unprecedented access to a thousand years of Yiddish literature and culture, including books, literary works in translation, oral histories, films, and archival audio recordings of lectures by and interviews with major Jewish writers and cultural figures. Together, these materials are a boon not just to scholars and students, but to anyone interested in exploring modern Jewish creativity and experience. The website is the work of the Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, Massachusetts. “The redesigned site has something for everyone,” said Aaron Lansky, the Center’s founder and president. “It allows visitors to search all our collections at once—including materials in all genres, in both English and in Yiddish—and to instantly access or download any item, in its entirety, completely free of charge.”
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
The Yiddish Book Center has just launched a new translation website at Taytsh.org. This is an interactive site where Yiddish-to-English translators can come together to collaborate on their work, explore the meanings of words and phrases, and engage in discussion about what books are most urgently in need of translation. We encourage you to take a look, and to participate!
Updated: Nov. 27, 2013
The Steiner Summer Program at the Yiddish Book Center offers college students a tuition-free, seven-week immersion in Yiddish language and culture. The goal of the program is to provide a new generation with Yiddish language literacy and substantive knowledge of the history, literature, and culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
The Yiddish Book Center's new oral history project is building a dynamic library of recorded interviews on the never-ending subject of being Jewish in America (and other places, too). Contributors' stories will complement their vast collection of published Yiddish literature and capture the amazing diversity and creativity of contemporary Jewish life.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010