Learn Yiddish Online This Fall!


טעאַטער װאַרשטאַט

Theatrical workshop facilitated by award-winning performer, director, and playwright, David Gale. Students will work with original and translated Yiddish plays in a fun and engaging setting.

The play for Fall 2021 is "Double Identity" by Miriam Hoffman

Shver tsu zayn a yid 1914

Adapted from Sholem Aleichem's Shver tsu zayn a Yid, a Yiddish 1914 comedy involving two young Russian men, Shneyerson, A Jew, and Ivanov, a Gentile. Shneyerson challenges Ivanov that he couldn't brave being a Jew in Russia. Ivanov takes on the challenge and they trade identities for a year. Will Ivonov ultimately learn it's "Hard to be a Jew?"

All are welcome! Scripts are provided in transliteration, and no previous Yiddish or performance experience is required.

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern Time | October 5 - December 7, 2021
10 Classes | Cost: $160

For more information, please email YiddishTheatreWorkshop@gmail.com.

To register for one of our Yiddish classes, the Yiddish Theatre Workshop, or the Leyenkrayz, please CLICK HERE to access our online registration form.

The Comprehensive Yiddish Language Classes, Yiddish Theatre Workshop, and Leyenkrayz are offered by the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation.

To register, please use our online registration form. Payment can only be made by credit card at this time.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds are available for withdrawal from classes before the second week of the course. After the first class, an administration fee of $20.00 plus $16.00 for each class attended will apply to all withdrawals.

Please visit our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page for more information about our classes and policies,
or send us an email at yiddish@ujafed.org