January – March 2022
Join the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language
In association with
the Toronto Committee for Yiddish and Der Nister L.A.
for these delightful (virtual) talks (in English)
about subjects dear to our hearts:
Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11am PST/ 2pm EST
Di Tsores mit fardreyte yidishe nemen
How Ashkenazic Jews Got Their Names and the Troubles They Have Caused Them
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 11am PST/ 2pm EST
New and Old Theories About the Origins of Yiddish and the Origins of Ashkenazic Jews
Sunday, March 13, 2022, 11am PST/ 2pm EST
The Astonishing History (and Future) of Yiddish In Universities
Information to follow on how to attend LIVE
Prof. Kalman Weiser is a sought-after speaker in both English and Yiddish on topics related to modern Jewish history and culture, specifically about language issues in Jewish life. An Associate Professor in the Departments of Humanities and History, York University, Toronto, Canada his first book (Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists In Poland (2011)) explores the rise and fall of the nationalist movement on behalf of Yiddish in Russia and Poland until WW II. His current research examines the role of refugee scholars from Nazi-controlled Europe in creating the fields of Yiddish Studies and Jewish Studies more broadly in England and North America. He holds degrees from Columbia and Yale Universities.