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

Yiddish Classes for Adults

General Information


Yiddish language classes are sponsored by the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Our instructors are highly experienced and are very welcoming of students who may not know Yiddish, or haven't used it for some time.

  • Yiddish for Beginners
    The beginner's class is geared to students who want to learn or refresh their knowledge of the Alef Beys, and extend their skills to reading and writing Yiddish. The pace of the class will be determined by the Yiddish level of those enrolled.
  • Intermediate Yiddish
    The intermediate class is designed for students who want to apply their Yiddish knowledge and skills to reading, writing and discussion, in a relaxed, cordial and fun atmosphere.
  • Advanced Yiddish
    Participants in this class will enjoy the challenge of reading and writing Yiddish. Included in the sessions are general conversation, grammar, reading and discussion of small pieces of literature. Handouts will be provided.

Location: Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Road, Toronto (Bathurst/Sheppard)

For Dates, Times, and Fees: see Homepage for current schedule

Please note:

  • If you are interested in joining a Yiddish class, and want to find your comfort level, please feel welcome to attend the first session as a guest.

For more information and to register contact Committee for Yiddish 416-635-2883, ext 5189 or email: