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Through educational, cultural and engagement programs, the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation fosters and promotes Yiddish language and culture - indeed the entire Ashkenaz tradition - as a vibrant part of contemporary Jewish life and as a vital link between the Jewish past and future.

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Upcoming Event, May 2, 2021, 1pm ET: Yiddish Immigrant Stories of Arrival in Canada with Vardit Lightstone
Upcoming Event, May 2, 2021, 1pm ET: Yiddish Immigrant Stories of Arrival in Canada with Vardit Lightstone

The UJA Committee for Yiddish and the Ontario Jewish Archives invite you to a free Jewish Heritage Month Lecture with Vardit Lightstone

"Why wear fur at the end of May?": Stories by Yiddish-Speaking Immigrants of Their Arrival in Canada (1890-1930)

Sunday,…Read more

COMING APRIL 2021: Learn Yiddish Online This Spring!

COMPREHENSIVE YIDDISH LANGUAGE CLASSES *On Zoom!*

Learn, refresh, and improve your speaking, reading, and writing Yiddish language skills with experienced instructors in a fun and stimulating learning environment.

Beginner-Plus, Intermediate,…Read more

Missed Our Recent Lectures?

If you missed our exciting 2020/2021 online lecture series, you can watch the recordings on our YouTube page!

Anastasiya Lyubas in Conversation with Miri Koral, "Debora Vogel: Wandering Star of Yiddish Literature", January 10, 2021 *Click here to watch…Read more