Froyen shtim: Voices of Yiddish Women Poets of the 1920’s

Join fellow Yiddishists for an evening of poetry reading! We will be joined by special guest HINDA ENA BURSTIN; Yiddish writer and researcher who is passionate about retrieving forgotten works by Yiddish women poets and restoring their voices through readings and literary translations. She is coordinator of the Jacob Kronhill Program in Yiddish Language and READ MORE »

120th Anniversary of the Jewish Labor Bund

Join us on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1PM for our co-sponsored event celebrating the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Labor Bund! Our Executive Director, Ann Toback, will be presenting as part of a panel of activists and progressives speaking about this pivotal social movement and its impact on our activism and Jewish culture today. The READ MORE »

Yiddish for Dogs

You’ve read about it in the New York Times, now experience it for yourself! Back by popular demand, we will be holding our second Yiddish for Dogs event in Central Park. Over the course of one hour, attendees will learn how to teach their best friends to respond to commands like zits (sit) and shtai (stay). You and your bester fraynd (best friend) READ MORE »

Get Your Yiddish On! East Meets West

Yiddishists, performers, and scholars of Yiddish music, Dr. Diana Matut and Andreas Schmitges, will discuss the intersection of Yiddish culture and music in Eastern and Western Germany, sing songs and schmooze about their individual experiences in the worlds of Yiddish culture through music and Andreas will tell stories in memory of the late, beloved Pesakh Fiszman. Free for WC members READ MORE »

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