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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 July 18, 1pm ET: Dovid Katz,
Upcoming Event July 18, 1pm ET: Dovid Katz, "My Three Decade Search for the Last Litvaks"

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

Sunday, July 18,…Read more

TJFF Screening June 10-11:
TJFF Screening June 10-11: "The Light Ahead"

On June 10-11, CfY is proud to co-present an online screening of The Light Ahead, a historical Yiddish film about shtetl life, romance, and faith, at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival this spring. Shown with this incredible film is Gold for Fools, a story…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