Through educational, cultural and engagement programs, the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation fosters and promotes Yiddish language and culture - indeed the entire Ashkenaz tradition - as a vibrant part of contemporary Jewish life and as a vital link between the Jewish past and future.

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The Maggid of Amsterdam
The Maggid of Amsterdam

Annual Summer Yiddish Concert: The Maggid of Amsterdam

Featuring: Shura Lipovsky, Joyce Rosenzweig

Plus a tribute to Theodore Bikel z"l (1924-2015).

Tuesday August 25, 2015. Temple Sinai 210 Wilson Avenue

Tickets $18, $20 at the door

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Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot

All-Night Jewish Learning Festival

Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Saturday, May 238:30 pm- 6:00 am

Miles Nadal JCC-750 Spadina Ave.

Come to the Kitchen Yiddish session at 8:30pm led by Sharon Power and Cyrel Troster - eat cheesecake and learn some Yiddish.

Laura Adler's Last Love Affair
Laura Adler's Last Love Affair

Rita Zohar (Mrs. Moscowitz and the Cats) plays Laura Adler, the beautiful middle-aged star of an obscure Yiddish theatre troupe in Israel.

Sunday May 10, 12:00PMat the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Co-presented with: Committee for Yiddish

Professor Justin Cammy
Professor Justin Cammy "When Yiddish was Young"

The UJA Federation's Committee for Yiddish, The Toronto Workmen's Circle, the Miransky Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and Friends of Yiddish of Toronto present

Professor Justin Cammy "When Yiddish was Young"

Journey back to Vilna…Read more