Yiddish New York Klezathon
The first Yiddish New York Klezathon was livestreamed on December 30-31, 2021 The performances were recorded and are available on the links
Vessel of Song: Veretski Pass & San Francisco Symphony
Explore the intersection between classical music and klezmer in a 32-minute program with Joshua Horowitz, Veretski Pass, and SF Symphony musicians.
“Raise the Roof” film now on DVD
“Raise the Roof,” a film about the rebuilding of the magnificent painted ceiling of the destroyed wooden synagogue of Gwoździec, is now
Speaking Yiddish in Hollywood
Reflections from Monty Hall (born Monte Halparin to Orthodox Jewish parents).
How to bake bialys
How to Bake Bialys, in Yiddish with English subtitles.
Three Yiddish songs set to Return to Sorrento
Three Yiddish songs set to the melody of the Italian song Return to Sorrento (“There’s a sunset in Sorrento…”)
Online course on Tevye the Dairyman
Free online course on Sholem Aleichem’s character Tevye the Dairyman, with Professor Ruth Wisse.
New on-line English-Yiddish Dictionary
New on-line English-Yiddish Dictionary, searchable in both directions, available for your subscription from League for Yiddish.
New video from YidLife Crisis. Sept. 2019
Enjoy “An Anticementish Episode.” Humor about a serious subject.
Reyna Schaechter sings “Yisrolik”
Reyna Schaechter (now a Bay Area resident) performs the moving song, “Yisrolik.” Created for a theater production in the Vilna
Yiddish Wedding Hop: The Archives of Song Collector Ruth Rubin
by Eleonore Biezunski and Lorin Sklamberg “[The Yiddish folk saying] ‘Tsu zingen un tsu zogn’ [To sing and to say]…derives
S’vet Nit Eybik Finster Zayn (It will not be dark forever)
A song in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Hungarian. Read more »
Yiddish “Fiddler on the Roof” director Joel Grey and actor Steven Skybell interviewed on National Public Radio by Terry Gross
A new Yiddish language production of the musical is currently running off-Broadway. Steven Skybell, who plays Tevye, and Joel Grey,
Why Linguists are Fascinated by the American Jewish Accent
Between 1880 and World War I, a wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants crashed on America’s shores. They spoke Yiddish, and
Confessions of a Jewish Mother
How My Son Ruined My Life! More »
No-holds-barred indictment against a former lover
Yiddish song performed by Leo Summergrad More »
Yiddish poster from WPA Federal Art Project
(“Learn your children’s language!”) Image source »