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



Check out our new Yiddish blog!



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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 Spring term is now closed. Our next semester of classes will be starting in September 2022 -- please check back later this summer for more info.


Strashun Library Reading Room, Vilna

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

June 16-26: CFY is co-sponsoring the Yiddish short film "A Valts", screening with "Shtetlers", at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2022 Virtual Cinema.


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