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.

Committee for Yiddish


"Plagues in Yiddish Literature", Online Lecture with Dr. Miriam Trinh, July 7, 2020

"Plagues in Yiddish Literature"

Megeyfes in der Yidisher Literature

Sunday, July 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm EST

In this Yiddish-language lecture, Dr. Trinh explores the theme of plagues within modern Yiddish literature. The discussion focuses on works by…Read more

Over the Moon: June 9 Zoom Talk by Chantal Ringuet On Marc Chagall
Over the Moon: June 9 Zoom Talk by Chantal Ringuet On Marc Chagall

"Over the Moon: From the shtetl to the City of Lights, the true colors of Marc Chagall in Eygns"

An English-Language Talk by Chantal Ringuet

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 5pm EST, on Zoom from Montreal and Toronto

This program was sponsored by The Committee for…Read more

Yiddish Classes for Spring 2020 - Now On Zoom!


Intermediate and Advanced Yiddish Language

Online via Zoom | Sundays, 10:00am - 11:30am | April 26 - June 24, 2020

8 Classes | Cost: $100

To pre-register, please contact Sharon Power:

MILES…Read more

"Plotting Yiddish Drama"

Digital Yiddish Theater Project: "Plotting Yiddish Drama"

Announcing a new initiative by the Digital Yiddish Theater Project: "Plotting Yiddish Drama," a searchable database of plot synopses of Yiddish plays. The database is planned to expand, so…Read more