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 semester of online Yiddish language classes is coming this spring! Classes start the week of April 7. Registration will open March 14. 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.


The planned online talk on March 3 with Suzanne Klingstein, "'Fair Ladies, Learn and Laugh': The First Yiddish Books, 1534-1546," has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

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


"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.

"Translating Debora Vogel's Avant-Garde Montages Into English," with scholar and translator Anastasiya Lyubas.

The CFY Annual Yiddish-Language Holocaust Education Lecture, "I DO RECALL: Yiddish Literature of the Holocaust," with Dr. Sheva Zucker.