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The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Fellowship Program. Yiddish Book Center Fellows spend a year as full-time staff learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects. Applicants should be recent college graduates with strong backgrounds in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, a commitment to Yiddish language and culture, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $28,000 plus health insurance.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2014
The Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers college students a spirited exploration of Yiddish language and culture. In seven weeks of concentrated study, from June 7-July 24, 2015, Steiner students not only gain Yiddish language literacy and substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture – they also participate in the lively world of Yiddish culture at the Yiddish Book Center and beyond.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2014
The Workmen’s Circle, which bills itself as “the largest provider of Yiddish language classes in the United States outside of academic institutions”, is now offering online Yiddish courses. They are offering two brand-new online courses, intermediate and advanced, for Fall 2014. All sessions are recorded for students to watch at their own pace.
Updated: Sep. 29, 2014
Educational Attitudes and Language Choice at the Birth of a Progressive Yiddish-language Folks Shule in Argentina
This paper discusses the Yiddish-language foundational act of the Max Nordau shule in La Plata, Argentina. It also discusses the historical and political context of the school’s foundation and the founders’ educational attitudes toward progressive education and Yiddish as the language of instruction and daily use. The paper reveals insights gained from a study of the Yiddish language foundational act document, such as the importance of Jewish elementary education for the survival of Jewish culture and the transmission to children of a strong Jewish identity.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2014
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 Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers college students a spirited exploration of Yiddish language and culture. In seven weeks of concentrated study, from June 8-July 25, 2014, Steiner students not only gain Yiddish language literacy and substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture – they also participate in the lively world of Yiddish cultural preservation and production as it exists today at the Yiddish Book Center and beyond.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
The Jewish English Lexicon is a collaborative online database of distinctive words that are used in the speech or writing of English-speaking Jews. Think of it as the Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary of Jewish language. The words in this database stem from several languages of the Jewish past and present, including the Hebrew and Aramaic of ancient biblical and rabbinic texts, the Yiddish of centuries of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, and the Modern Hebrew of contemporary Israel.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012
The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Fellowship Program! Application deadline: January 4, 2013. The Fellowship Program offers talented young college graduates who are passionate about Yiddish language and culture the opportunity to spend a year as full-time Yiddish Book Center staff, learning new skills and deepening their own knowledge of Yiddish language, literature, and culture.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012
The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center offers college students a tuition-free, seven-week exploration of Yiddish language and culture. The program runs from June 9-July 26, 2013. The 2013 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is open to all full-time college students under the age of 26, who are either at the beginning or in the second year of their Yiddish language studies.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012
Ezra Glinter writes in the Forward about a group of young farmers who are launching Yiddish Farm, a new experiment in Jewish agriculture, in the foothills of the Catskills, some 50 miles northwest of Manhattan. They aim to create both an immersive environment for speaking and learning Yiddish and a model of sustainable agriculture. In this, their first real season, they have attracted a handful of full-time participants to live and work on their property in Goshen, NY for the summer.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2012