Blady, Ken

 Lecturers, Yiddish Language Teachers and Translators

Ken Blady is a Jewish educator, Yiddish teacher, author, and translator of seven works from Yiddish.


See Ken’s current Yiddish courses at
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Offers lectures on:

  • History of the Yiddish Language
  • Give Me Your Huddled Masses: Jewish Immigration to New York City
  • The World of Our Great-Great-Grandparents: The Early History of East European Jewry (1000-1800 CE).
  • Yiddish Theater

and many other subjects.


Ken translates many family documents from Yiddish to English (and vice versa).


Born in Paris, France, he grew up in Hasidic Brooklyn, where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since 1972, Ken has a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from California State University, East Bay. He is the author of “Jewish Communities in Exotic Places,” among other works. Ken has been featured on a number of radio and television talk shows, including The History Channel documentary, “Operation Magic Carpet,” about the airlift of the Jews of Yemen to Israel.

  • Listing ID: 720
  • Background: Educator, writer, and Yiddish translator. Author, Jewish Communities in Exotic Places and other books.