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- Sun, May 21Live via ZoomA personal account of Dr. Schwarz's decades long journey in the footsteps of Bashevis, the only Yiddish writer to receive the Nobel Laureate in literature
- Sun, May 07Live via ZoomAn evening of creative and collaborative Yiddish language games — No Yiddish required to participate
- Thu, May 04Live via ZoomA combination of history and poetic readings in Yiddish, with English translation
- Sun, Apr 30Live via ZoomGerman Historian Anette Isaacs will present fascinating insights into life in Jewish DP camps from 1945 to 1948.
- Sun, Apr 16Live via ZoomAn exploration of Yiddishland Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale as an imaginary space connected through Yiddish language and culture, with analysis of global migration politics, war, collective memory, and the exclusion of the "Other".
- Sun, Mar 12Live via ZoomWhat led figures as diverse as Franz Kafka, Y. L. Peretz, and Else Lasker-Schüler to imagine European Jews in terms similar to colonized non-Western peoples?
- Sun, Mar 05Live via Zoomהרב בערל שעכטער וועט דיסקוטירן די פאַרשיידענע יידישע דיאַלעקטן. די לעקציע וועט זייַן אויף יידיש.
- Sun, Feb 26Live via ZoomHow did Yiddishist writers and poets look to culture and poetry to aid their community in the 1930s, and how did they reckon with the limits of culture itself?
- Sun, Feb 12Live via ZoomJoin us for a musical program and conversation with the "poet laureate of new Yiddish songwriting"!
- Sun, Jan 22ZoomCameron Bernstein will discuss her experience becoming a Yiddish content creator in the 21st century, engaging and communicating with a diverse global audience of Yiddish language learners or enthusiasts, and the current state of Yiddish social media.
- Sun, Jan 15ZoomTranslating American Yiddish Feminism: Miriam Karpilove, Authoress with JESSICA KIRZANE, University of ChicagoIn this lecture Kirzane, who has translated several of Karpilove's works, will explore Karpilove's pointed criticism of turn-of-the-century Yiddish societal expectations around gender and sexuality that came at considerable expense to women.
- Sat, Dec 10House Concert/ZoomAttend in person, or join us on Zoom! Note: Live House Concert will be held in Hyde Park. A Zoom link will be provided in the email confirming your RSVP. If you select to attend in person, location details will be provided in a separate email approximately one week prior to the event.
- Tue, Nov 08ZoomJoin us to hear about Reb Noyekh's summer tour across Germany in which he brought Mame-loshn and Jewish culture to millions of Germans.
- Sun, Oct 23ZoomBetween the world wars, a generation of Jewish leftist poets reached out to other embattled peoples of the earth—in Yiddish verse. In her book Songs in Dark Times, Prof. Amelia Glaser examines the richly layered meanings of this project, grounded in Jewish collective trauma.
- Sun, Sep 11Northbrook LibraryThe Chicago Klezmer Ensemble presents an elegant and knowledgeable approach to klezmer music that retains the earthy, human, and expressive qualities that give traditional klezmer music a direct contact with the listener.
- Sun, Aug 21Live via ZoomCameron Bernstein will discuss her experience becoming a Yiddish content creator in the 21st century, engaging and communicating with a diverse global audience of Yiddish language learners or enthusiasts, and the current state of Yiddish social media.
- Sun, Jun 26Live via ZoomThe history of the Yiddish theatre, from its birth in Rumania in 1876 through its golden age in New York City in the early 20th century.
- Sun, May 15Live via ZoomHow do American Jews “know what they think they know” about pre-Holocaust European Jewish life?
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