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.

Join us for a Yiddish class this fall! Classes start October 3. Register today!


Kalman Weiser and Ashkenaz October Streaming Barn Concerts

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

This October, CFY is co-sponsoring a series of free streaming summer concerts with the Ashkenaz Festival: Nu? Normal! The Barn Sessions.

On Sunday, November 7, 2:00pm ET, Prof. Kalman Weiser will present a Yiddish-language Holocaust Education lecture: "Preserving Our History, Transmitting Our Heritage: Yiddish in the University from the Holocaust to the Present Day." Register Today!


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