Beginning Yiddish with Ken Blady
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, starting January 13, 2020.
Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heymisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zits-fleysh (butt + patience), an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability tsu vern tseshusn far gelekhter (to crack up). Stress in this class will be placed on learning the alef beys (print and script), elementary grammar, and reading basic texts. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form sentences for basic needs when conversing with Yiddish speakers. The instructor will include salient aspects of the history and evolution of Yiddish as grist for conversation. Students will also master 60 Yiddish shprekhverter (expressions) and vitslekh (witticisms), some rated GP. Potential new students are welcome to sit in on the first session.
Presented by HaMaqom.
At JCC East Bay, Berkeley