Coming to America – Reading Groups for Public Libraries—Yiddish Literature in Translation

Studio City Branch Library Studio City, CA

Join us as we kick off a special five-part book discussion series focusing on the immigrant experience through the lens of Yiddish literature. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading and Discussion program at the LA City Public Libraries aims to engage teens and adults in thinking about immigrants’ experiences when encountering America: In […]

How a Trove of Yiddish Letters Led to a Journey of Discovery

Santa Monica Synagogue 1448 18th St., (at Broadway) , Santa Monica, CA

How a Trove of Yiddish Letters Led to a Journey of Discovery Talk and Book Signing with Dr. David Slucki, Ph.D. Q & A with Dr. Holli Levitsky, Ph.D. A year after his father's untimely death while visiting Los Angeles, David Slucki, a native of Melbourne, Australia, was handed a cache of Yiddish letters written […]

Art of Yiddish

Encino-Tarzana Branch Library 18231 W Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA

God of Vengeance, A Dramatic Reading

Wilshire Boulevard Temple 3663 Wilshire Blvd,, Los Angeles, CA

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Wilshire Boulevard Temple present theatre dybbuk's only dramatic reading of God of Vengeance, the widely translated, modernistic, and oft-revived drama by Sholem Asch that inspired Indecent, the award-winning Broadway show coming to Los Angeles this June. God of Vengeance depicts a Jewish brothel owner's efforts to redeem […]

The Art of Yiddish: Saving a Singular Endangered Language and Culture

Fairfax Branch Public Library 161 S Gardner St, Los Angeles, CA

Yiddish is the Germanic-based language spoken by most Jews in the world for a millennium and has been the vehicle for an as-yet unparalleled global Jewish artistic expression. But today, that minority language whose humor, wisdom and poignancy thoroughly inspired American popular culture, is in danger of extinction. In this program, Miri Koral, Founding Director […]

EK Velt – An Incredible Dream at the Far Reaches of the World

Santa Monica Synagogue 1448 18th St., (at Broadway) , Santa Monica, CA

עק װעלט׃ די פֿאַרכאַפּנדיקע מעשׂה פֿון ייִדיש אין ביראָבידזשאַן Please join us for the fascinating story of BIROBIDZHAN -- a remote and forbidding territory in Russia's far east, known as the Jewish Autonomous Region. Was it set up as Stalin's diabolical or benevolent answer to the "Jewish question"? What has happened to it and its […]

AJRCA Community Lecture Series: Introduction to the Yiddish Language

Learn basic reading, writing, conversational skills, and basic grammar of a unique rich and juicy heritage language language, the 1,000-year language of Ashkenazi Jews. This course will utilize specialized handouts as well as a textbook. (More information to be shared at the first class session). PLEASE NOTE: All students are required to have prior knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet (printed and […]