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.

Our Yiddish classes will be continuing online for the winter term in January 2022, including a new session of Beginner Yiddish, as well as our Beginner-Plus, Intermediate, Advanced, and Yiddish Theatre Workshop classes. Registration for the winter term will begin by December 12. Check back soon!


Yiddish Lives

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


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