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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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Tues. August 3, 7pm ET: Yoshiji Hirose,
Tues. August 3, 7pm ET: Yoshiji Hirose, "Glimpses of a Unique Jewish Culture from a Japanese Perspective"

Professor Yoshiji Hirose presents his latest book: Glimpses of a Unique Jewish Culture From a Japanese Perspective: Essays on Yiddish Language and Culture

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT)

Please join us in celebrating the publication…Read more

Recent Program:
Recent Program: "My Three Decade Search for the Last Litvaks" with Dovid Katz

The UJA Committee for Yiddish Proudly Presents Dovid Katz in an online Yiddish-Language Talk:

Mayne Draysik Yor Zukhndik di Letste Litvakes in der Historisher Lite

My Three Decade Search for the Last Litvaks in Their Historic Land

Recorded live on…Read more

Recent Program:
Recent Program: "Hasidic Creativity in Yiddish Today" with Justin Jaron Lewis, June 6, 2021

The UJA Committee for Yiddish presents the Annual Simcha Simchovitch Yiddish Lecture with Prof. Justin Jaron Lewis

Hasidic Creativity in Yiddish Today

Sheferishkeyt af Yidish bay Hayntike Khasidim

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2:00pm ET

This program is in Yiddish.…Read more

Recent Event: May 2, 2021,
Recent Event: May 2, 2021, "Yiddish Immigrant Stories of Arrival in Canada" with Vardit Lightstone

The UJA Committee for Yiddish and the Ontario Jewish Archives are proud to present a Canadian 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