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The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project [DYTP] uses digital technology to study and preserve the rich legacy of the Yiddish stage. Founded in 2012 by Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan, the DYTP comprises theatrical practitioners, research librarians, and scholars in higher education, who are among the world's leading authorities on Yiddish...

 Klezmer Music & Yiddish Song Online, Yiddish Culture Online /  Online

Jason Ditzian  is a wind instrumentalist who has composed and performed numerous works for dance, movie and theater. He has been manager of Kugelplex for over 15 years. When he's not playing klezmer, Jason performs and records with many Bay Area ensembles, including Charming Hostess and inkBoat. He is the Managing Director...

 Performers

Advancing Jewish Culture and the Yiddish Language

 Yiddish Culture Online

Down Home Music was established in 1976 by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz as a (brick & mortar) retail outlet for Roots music releases from various labels throughout the world. Located at 10341 San Pablo Avenue, in El Cerrito, California, we continue to open our doors to customers 6 days...

 Other Resources, Retail Stores in the Bay Area /  East Bay

Elementary Yiddish 101, taught by Alec Burko, at U.C. Berkeley. Not being offered in Spring 2022. In this beginners’ course, students will learn to speak, read, and write Yiddish, the language of Ashkenazi Jews for the past thousand years. Following the communicative method and using the new textbook "In Eynem,"...

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area, Yiddish Classes Online /  Online

Started in April 2020, Ethel's Bagels has nine flavors of bagels. Bagels and shmears. "A West Coast bagel with an East Coast attitude." Delivery is available two days a week in Sonoma County and one day per week in Marin County, San Francisco, and the East Bay

 Ashkenazi Food /  Sonoma County

Poetry readings, classes, and workshops on Yiddish and Hebrew women poets by a poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish. Author of The Book of Blessings (a re-creation of Jewish prayer from a gender-inclusive perspective). Translations include With Teeth in the Earth: Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman (from Yiddish),...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Yiddish Musical Comedy collection: https://rsa.fau.edu/judaic

 Klezmer Music & Yiddish Song Online

Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California (WC/AR of No. CA) offers free bi-weekly Beginners Yiddish classes taught by Andrew Kuznetsov via Zoom. Regular classes will resume January 14, 2022, and continue biweekly through June 17. Beginners Yiddish I will meet at 1:15 pm Pacific Time and Beginners Yiddish II (Intermediate)...

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area, Yiddish Classes Online /  Online

“A Key to Jewish Life in Europe & America in the 20th Century.” Over 4,000 recordings, primarily in Yiddish and Hebrew. Over 35,000 entries in the trilingual recording database catalogue. Part of the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (SCETI) at The University of Pennsylvania Libraries  

 Klezmer Music & Yiddish Song Online

  SPECIALIZING IN SAVORY PASTRIES BAKED IN A BRICK OVEN & FAMILY RECIPES FROM OVER 100 YEARS OLD A San Francisco bakery specializing in freshly baked pastries. Our journey began with great Grandfather Mosheh who traveled from Iraq to Israel carrying with him a wealth of delicious recipes. We wish to offer our...

 Ashkenazi Food /  San Francisco

The Yiddish Club at Peninsula JCC has transformed since the beginning of the pandemic into FYG - Fishl’s Yiddish Group, meeting on Zoom every Tuesday, 11am PT. A 30-minute presentation in Yiddish is followed by a shmues in Yiddish at every meeting. Fishl - Philip Kutner is the founder, Debbie...

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  Online

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