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 full semester of Yiddish classes will start the week of September 11, 2022. Registration is open as of August 18. Sign up today!

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.

REGISTER TODAY: Sunday, Oct 23, 2022, 2pm EST. "A Gallery of Missing Husbands," an online English-language talk with Michael Morgenstern of Holocaust Museum LA.

REGISTER TODAY: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, 2pm EST. Prof. Yitskhok Niborski will deliver a virtual Yiddish-language Holocaust Education Lecture on the works of Aaron Zeitlin.

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