Committee for Yiddish

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.
The Committee for Yiddish is supported by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto


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Looking to explore a unique Jewish culture through language? The opportunity to LEARN YIDDISH ONLINE is here.

Whether you’re looking to connect with your family’s heritage, act out a Yiddish play, or study Yiddish texts as a fluent speaker, we’ve got a class for everyone!

Registration for the winter semester is now closed. A new spring semester of class will start the week of April 23. Check back soon for more info.

Strashun Library Reading Room, Vilna

We're bringing you EXCITING PROGRAMS about Yiddish language and culture featuring Yiddish scholars from Canada and around the world.


February 16, 1:30pm ET - Vivian Felsen presents "Yiddish Voices of Kensington Part II"

March 5, 2:00pm ET - Yiddish-language talk with Eli Benedict, "Jewish Dance in the Hasidic Tradition."


March 1, 7:30pm @ the Heliconian Club in Toronto - A second performance of "Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango" featuring Lenka Lichtenberg & Aviva Chernick

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Missed one of our programs? Visit our ARCHIVE to watch recordings of our past lectures and events!


Prof. Joshua Fogel in Conversation with Prof. Kalman Weiser, on the Translation of the Leksikon fun der nayer yidisher literatur

"Animation Sings New Life into Once Popular Yiddish Songs" with musician and artist Jane Peppler

"The Holocaust Poetry of Aaron Zeitlin" with Prof. Yitskhok Niborski (in Yiddish)