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Introduction to the Yiddish Language – A Six Session Course
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Academy for Jewish Religion California
3250 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90010 US
Learn basic reading, writing, conversational skills, and basic grammar of a unique rich and juicy heritage language language, the 1,000-year language of Ashkenazi Jews. This course will utilize specialized handouts as well as a textbook. (More information to be shared at the first class session).
PLEASE NOTE: All students are required to have prior knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet (printed and cursive).
Class Length: 6 sessions on Wednesdays in late February, March and early April
Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 4/3, 4/10 (No class on 3/20 and 3/27)
Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Class Location: UCLA @ Hillel or Online via Zoom
Instructor: Miri Koral has a passion for Yiddish, which she has been exercising for over 20 years as an educator, translator, prize-winning bilingual writer, dialect coach for TV and film, events producer, and international speaker. She is the Continuing Lecturer in Yiddish at UCLA and the Founding Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language, which is known for its Yiddish cultural and educational programming (www.yiddishi.org). Her original works and translations have appeared in numerous print and on-line publications. Her most recent book-length translation is a biography entitled, Jacob Dinezon, the Mother Among Our Classic Yiddish Writers, by Shmuel Rozhanski (Jewish Storyteller Press (2016). She holds degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University and is a native Yiddish speaker.
Please note: This is a community event not planned by The Jewish Federation.