Image Above: Canadian Committee for Yiddish, 1960-1975. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, Lipa Green fonds 20, series 3, file 6.

Yiddish in Toronto

Yiddish at University of Toronto

General information on courses at the University of Toronto is available at or by contacting Professor Anna Shternshis by e-mail at

Ashkenaz is a Festival of Yiddish culture

Friends of Yiddish Friends of Yiddish is an organization that seeks to ensure the continuity and growth of Ashkenazi culture and the Yiddish language in which it is expressed. Since its founding in 1984, the group has sponsored a variety of cultural and literary programmes. Contact:

Workmen's Circle The Toronto Workmen's Circle is a 100 year old Toronto organization promoting social and economic justice, Jewish culture and the Yiddish language.

Miles Nadal JCC offers Yiddish language classes at various levels year-round as part of their Hebrew & Yiddish Language Institute.

Yiddish Vinkl is a warm, cozy, heymish group of people who are interested in subjects related to the Yiddish language and culture. Programs are conducted primarily in English. Knowledge of the Yiddish language is by no means necessary to have a great time!! Membership is free. We meet at the Free Times Cafe, where one can indulge in a delicious buffet lunch which includes Judy's delicious latkes and blintzes. It is a memorable time amongst friends new and old.

Toronto Jewish Film Festival sponsors films about and in Yiddish during their annual film festival and Chai Teas

The Ontario Jewish Archives has many documents in Yiddish in the collection.

The Koffler Centre of the Arts sponsors many programmes in the arts.

The Prosserman JCC and the Miles Nadal JCC sponsor programmes about Yiddish.