This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO


This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO

YIVO’s Yiddish Summer Program Welcomes its 47th Class
Every summer since 1968, YIVO’s Uriel Weinreich Summer Program has welcomed students of all ages and backgrounds to New York City, united in the common goal of immersing themselves in Yiddish language, literature, and culture. Read more…

Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture: Alumni Voices
This is the second post in a series about alumni of YIVO’s intensive summer program in Yiddish, offered by YIVO and Bard College. The program, which was established in 1968, is in its 47th year. This year’s session runs from June 23 – August 1, 2014. Read more…

Not to Let Them Sink Into Anonymity:
Interview with Isabelle Rozenbaumas
Somewhere around 2008, the French/Brooklynite historian, filmmaker and translator Isabelle Rozenbaumas launched a project, Bat Kama At? (How old are you?), a historical, art, and educational project about the lives and fate of 500 girls from the Yavne Girls’ Gymnasium in Telsiai (known in Yiddish as Telz), Lithuania, where her mother was a student before World War II. Read more…

The Fight Against the Jewish Religion in Russia (1965)
This broadcast from January 31, 1965 presents Harvard professor Dr. Erich Goldhagen delivering a paper, “The Fight Against the Jewish Religion in Russia” to the open session of the Social Science Circle at YIVO’s annual conference, which had taken place earlier that month. Read more…

YIVO in the News/Staff Notes – June 2014
On June 16, Steven J. Zipperstein, Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University and YIVO’s first Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar delivered a keynote address in Budapest at the Central European University’s international conference “Narratives of Violence.” Read more…

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