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Yiddish in Chicagoland

CONCERTS * CLASSES * LECTURES * FILMS 

With ONLINE EVENTS During Covid! 
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Our MISSION

The Chicago YIVO Society is a local affiliate of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The mission of Chicago YIVO is to entertain and educate the local community through subsidized lectures, music programs, and film screenings that reflect the rich heritage and diversity of Jewish culture, and to ensure the future of Yiddish through language education.

Nu, Chicago, WHADDYA 
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ONLINE PROGRAMmING DURING COVID-19

In-person events are on hold for now, but in the meantime we are offering live lectures, concerts, classes, and Yiddish conversation online. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Sun, Jan 31
    Live via Zoom
    Vilna: Capital of Yiddishland with Sam Kassow
    Join Professor Sam Kassow, author of Who Will Write Our History? and Charles H. Northam Professor of History for a lecture on Vilna's Yiddish past.
  • Sun, Feb 14
    Live via Zoom
    Yiddish Literature Today? - A Lecture with Dov-Ber Kerler
    Join Professor Dov-Ber Kerler for a discussion on 21st century Yiddish poetry.
  • Wed, Feb 24
    Live via Zoom
    Concert with Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
    Join Maxwell Street Klezmer Band for a live performance of klezmer dances and songs from the Yiddish stage and silver screen.
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