Yiddish Language and Culture
Please note: Modern language programs are currently undergoing restructuring. For this reason, applications for this program are suspended for an indefinite period. Although the program is suspended, the courses are still active and we invite you to register.
Yiddish is the language of a thousand years of Jewish civilization in Europe and its immigrant centres. Spoken by 75% of the world Jewry at its peak in 1939, the language and culture has spanned millions of speakers in Warsaw, Lodz, Moscow, New York, Montreal, Melbourne, Buenos Aires and encompassed rich literary, theatre, cinema and musical traditions. Today it is a language that many consider to be endangered while it is actually spoken by over a million people worldwide. It is also the language of exciting new projects from the digitalization of all of Yiddish literature, an interactive online newspaper, and original comedy webseries. Come and study Yiddish language, literature and cinema and learn about the past, present and future of this rich culture!