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AS YOU WILL DISCOVER, YIDDISH IS MORE THAN A LANGUAGE.

“Preservation through innovation” – since 1999    A California Non-Profit 501 C(3) Organization

פֿאַר װאָס ייִדיש?  פֿאַר װאָס איצט?

Why Yiddish?  Why Now?

Yiddish, as we have discovered, is more than a language.  It is our connection to the movements of our people—to the historical lessons which must not be un-learned or forgotten—and to the present-day movements of our Jewish life…

װאָס טוט אויף דער ייִדישער אינסטיטוט?

What Does the CIYCL Do?

CIYCL engages the best experts and creative talents today and invites people of all ages to sample (in a bi-lingual and hence accessible format) the riches of Yiddish culture:  its abundant sounds, wisdom, and written works.

LINK TO RECORDING OF RECENT CIYCL EVENT

An international Yiddish celebration of the most beloved Yiddish writer of all time, Sholem Aleichem, for his 104th yortsayt.
Recorded June 2, 2019. Featuring Shane Baker.

FEATURED VIDEOS

Debra Eckerling's Jewish Bucket List. Episode Six: Yiddish Poetry

Contributing writer Debra Eckerling is treated to a special day of Yiddish poetry. #JewishBucketList

Posted by Jewish Journal on Thursday, August 1, 2019
Contributing writer Debra Eckerling is treated to a special day of Yiddish poetry. #JewishBucketList

Arts, Provocation, and Jewish History – Episode

Arts, Provocation, and Jewish History with Aaron Henne Episode 9 8-19-2020 Miri Koral.