Levitow, Yankl

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area, Yiddish Classes Online, Yiddish Language Teachers & Translators

Yankl Levitow teaches Yiddish classes in the South Bay and Santa Cruz.

Fall 2020 classes are all online. Winter class updates coming soon!

Intermediate Yiddish. This class is for students with some ability to read, write, and speak. It will meet Tuesday evenings, probably 3 – 5 pm (7- 9 is also a possibility) and will run for ten sessions: Sept. 22 – Nov. 30.  The cost is $300, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!  Contact Yankl Levitow at bayyiddish.net or Ilana Goldstein at Congregation Kol Tefilah in Santa Cruz: ilana.goldstein@gmail.com

Reading Yiddish Literature. This class is for students with the ability to read Yiddish literature in the original. Fluency by no means required — but a basic reading skills are.  Some instruction and discussion also takes place in Yiddish. Monday evenings, either 3 – 5 or 7 – 9 pm, depending on student schedules, ten sessions beginning Sept. 21, skipping Sept. 28 (Yom Kippur), and running until Dec. 7.  $300 (but no one will be turned away)  Contact Yankl through bayyiddish.net.

Basics Review and Onward. This class is in the planning stages but will probably assume some familiarity with Yiddish — the spelling system utilizing the Jewish alphabet (alef beys) present tense verbs, some nouns in masculine, feminine, and neuter gender. Time TBD.  Cost is $300, but “no one turned away…etc.”  Contact Yankl (bayyiddish.net).

Introduction to Yiddish. This class is for people starting from close to absolute or absolute zero, people who may remember from phrases from childhood, or people who know nothing! We have a couple of interested students but would like a few more in order to get off the ground!  Contact Yankl at bayyiddish.net with questions or comments.

See also: Yiddish at Stanford University.