Yiddish from Scratch, with Ken Blady

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area, Yiddish Classes Online

Tuesdays, October 6 – November 24, 2020, 10:30am – 12noon.Winter class updates coming soon!

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent, and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zits-fleysh (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability tzu 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 vitzlekh (witticisms), some rated GP.

Presented by HaMaqom.


Co-presented by KlezCalifornia