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 Spring 2023 semester of Yiddish classes is now closed. A new semester of classes will open up this fall. Check back this summer for more information. We look forward to having you join us!

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.


June 1-14: Yiddish Films at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, in-person and streaming online

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


"The Rediscovery of Yiddish Women Writers: Frieda Forman in Conversation with Vivian Felsen"

"Jewish Dance in the Hasidic Tradition," Yiddish-language talk with Eli Benedict.