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!

A new winter semester of online Yiddish classes will start the week of January 15. Registration for the winter semester opens December 15.

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.

On Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2pm EST, CFY and CIYCL present Jane Peppler in an online talk, "Animation Sings New Life into Once Popular Yiddish Songs."

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

View our latest programs:
"The Holocaust Poetry of Aaron Zeitlin" with Prof. Yitskhok Niborski (in Yiddish), and "A Gallery of Missing Husbands" with Michael Morgenstern (in English).