Past CFY Lectures

My Three Decade Search for the Last Litvaks, with Dovid Katz

In this Yiddish-language talk, Dovid Katz speaks in deeply personal terms about his first visit to his ancestral Lithuania and Belarus in 1990, and how the trip changed the focus of his life and work for the ensuing thirty years. Learn more and watch the recording.

Hasidic Creativity in Yiddish Today, with Justin Jaron Lewis

In the Annual Simcha Simchovitch Yiddish Lecture, Prof. Justin Jaron Lewis speaks in Yiddish about Hasidic Creativity in Yiddish Today. Learn more and watch the recording.

Stories by Yiddish-Speaking Immigrants, with Vardit Lightstone

The UJA Committee for Yiddish and the Ontario Jewish Archives present a Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Lecture on May 2, 2021 with Vardit Lightstone, "'Why wear fur at the end of May?': Stories by Yiddish-Speaking Immigrants of Their Arrival in Canada (1890-1930)" Learn more and watch the recording.

Debora Vogel: Wandering Star of Yiddish Literature, with Anastasiya Lyubas

Presenting U of T Research Fellow and author Anastasia Lyubas in conversation with Miri Koral from the California Institute of Yiddish Culture and Language in a live Zoom event. Recorded live on Zoom, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 2:00pm EST Learn More and Watch the Recording