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

In this month's CFY BLOG, Vivian Felsen honours Frieda Forman z"l.

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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 Spring 2024 is now closed. A new semester of online Yiddish classes will be coming next September. Check back this summer for more info. 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.


Tuesday, June 11, evening (In-Person): "Shavuot Shuffle: Holiday Recipes and Yiddish Word Puzzles" at the Tikkun Leil Shavuot Festival at Miles Nadal JCC.

Thursday, June 27, 2:30-4:30pm (In-Person): CFY and Miles Nadal JCC will be hosting a special event, the first annual "Up on the Roof: Yiddish Cafe" featuring a performance by Yosl and the Yingels.

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


"How to Tell Your Fortune in Yiddish," with Samuel Glauber"

"Yizkor Bikher/Memorial Books: Untapped Treasure of the Last Collected Memories of a Vanished Civilization," with Dr. Eliyana Adler.

"Dybbuk Remix: Dancing Between Worlds" with Karen Goodman.

"The Shoah Songbook: Uncovering Music of Remembrance" with Likht Ensemble's Jaclyn Grossman and Nate Ben-Horin.