Basados en los libros de la lererke Sheva Sucker, desarrollados en la Universidad de Stanford y aplicados también en la de Carolina del Norte, el Arbeter Ring (círculo cultural obrero) de Nueva York ha lanzado estos dos nuevos cursos de Yiddish que se iniciarán a finales de Febrero.




Dear Friends,

Just wanted to let you know that I will be teaching 2 online Yiddish classes this spring for the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter-Ring starting at the end of February.

Elementary I : Thursdays, Feb. 26 - May 7, 7pm - 8:30pm

Learn Yiddish with the person who wrote the book on the subject! In this course, students will learn to speak, understand, read and write Yiddish through conversation, grammar, elementary literary texts and songs. This class is designed for both students who know the Hebrew alphabet and those who do not.

The text for this course is Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker.


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Elementary II : Wednesdays, Feb. 25 - May 13, 1 - 2:30pm

This course is designed for students who have completed an elementary course or have some working knowledge of the language. We will learn Yiddish through (somewhat more advanced) conversation, grammar, literary texts and songs. The class will be taught almost entirely in Yiddish.

The text for this course is Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker.


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The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter-Ring also offers online language classes on other levels and at other times:

Elementary I with Paula Teitelbaum

Tuesdays, March 3 - May 12, 3 - 4:30pm

Intermediate with Kolya Borodulin

Wednesdays, March 11 - May 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Advanced with Avraham Lichtenbaum

Mondays, March 2 - May 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays, March 11 - May 20, 1:00 - 2:30pm

Other online courses in Yiddish culture and literature: 

Jewish Food and Jewish Peoplehood ( in Yiddish) with Eve Jochnowitz: Mondays, Feb. 23 - May 4, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Don't Knock Me a Tea Kettle: Yiddish Idioms (taught in English) with Michael Wex: Mondays, Feb. 23 - May 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Yiddish Literary Modernism (taught in English) with Gennady Estraikh: Tuesdays, March 3 - May 12, 2:00 - 3:30 pm



 is the author of the textbooks Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vols. I & II and the editor and producer of the CD The Golden Peacock: Voice of the Yiddish Writer. She has taught and lectured on Yiddish language, literature and culture on five continents and has taught Yiddish for almost two decades in the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture, currently under the auspices of Bard College and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City. She is the director of the League for Yiddish and the editor of its all-Yiddish magazine Afn Shvel.

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