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Why Am I Studying Yiddish?

CFY Beginner-Plus Yiddish student Rhona Bennett shares why she's studying Yiddish and talks about how much fun she's had in Ruth Gerlock's Zoom classes this past year. Read more...

"The Sages of Chelm" at the Segal Centre in Montreal

After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, the curtain is about to rise again on Yiddish theatre in Montreal. This June, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre company presents “The Sages of Chelm”, running from June 19th to June 26th. Read more in Alan Scheer's latest blog...

Uncovering Modernist Yiddish Poetry in “Yiddish: A Documentary”

In Alan Scheer's latest blog, find out why "Yiddish: A Documentary", directed by Nurith Aviv (2020), is an extraordinary film well worth watching for all lovers of Yiddish literature and culture. Read more...

Lenka Lichtenberg: Thieves of Dreams

Meet Lenka Lichtenberg, a Toronto Yiddish singer committed to contemporary Yiddish composition. Her CD Release party for "Thieves of Dreams: Songs from Theresienstadt’s Secret Poetess" is taking place May 8th, 2022, at Paradise Cinema in Toronto. Read more...

An Introduction to Ruth Gerlock

In this week's blog, Alan Scheer interviews the Committee for Yiddish's own Ruth Gerlock about what it's like to teach Yiddish today. Want to learn Yiddish? A new term of online Yiddish classes starts this April! Read more...