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Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

Come for the week, for a day (December 19), or attend individual cultural

Take a crash course in Yiddish with some of the foremost (and most
beloved) instructors in the world:

Advanced: Itzhok Niborski (Director, Medem Bibliotheque, Paris)
Intermediate: Pesakh Fiszman (New York, London, Germany)
Advance Beginner: Sheva Zucker (Columbia/YIVO)
Beginner: Anna Gonshor (McGill University, Montreal)
Beginner: Yakov Basner (Los Angeles)

Attend presentations (in English) on our theme:

Dr. Sarah Moskovitz on "Treasures from the Ringelblum Archives of the Warsaw
Ghetto" (with dramatic readings by veteran Yiddish actor, Jacob Lewin.

Dr. David Shneer on "Yiddish and the Creation of Soviet Jewish Culture" and
"Holocaust Photography and the Soviet Yiddish Press"

Mark Smith on "A Bridge Across the Continents: Yiddish Book Dedications in
the 20th Century"

Sabell Bender on "Marc Chagall and the Moscow Yiddish Art Theater"

Prof. Itzhok Niborski (in Yiddish) presents three talks on "Yiddish Culture
in France and Argentina".

An evening of documentary film: "Nemt!" (The amazing Yiddish revival in
Vilna); and "Legacy" (Award-winning film about Yiddish-speaking colonists in

Yiddish Song and Dance Workshops with Deborah Strauss & Jeff Warschauer

December 25th Gala Benefit Concert featuring the incomparable
Theo Bikel, Mike Burstyn and the Strauss/Warschauer Duo

Make this your universal language; no matter where you go, red yidish -
speak Yiddish.

Free parking; free admission to the Einstein Exhibition on 12/23
Senior and Student discounts available.
Ask for information about inexpensive Hotel accommodations nearby with free

E-mail Yiddish Institute.

This program is made possible with major support from
Simha Lainer
The Yablon Cultural Foundation

and is produced in association with
Skirball Cultural Center

Other sponsors:
Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club

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