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Friday, February 13 • 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Yiddish as a Language of the Future

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Before World War II, Yiddish language and culture were shared by more than 80% of the Jewish population. After the genocide in Europe, repression in the Soviet Union and Israel, and assimilation in the United States, only a fraction of today's Jews know the language. Despite these challenges, Yiddish is used today by a surprisingly wide variety of people. This session will explore the current landscape of Yiddish sociolinguistics, with an opportunity to ask questions at the end.


Naftali Ejdelman

A native Yiddish speaker and lifelong Yiddish teacher, Naftali Ejdelman is the founder and president of the Yiddish Farm Education Center, an educational organic farm that teaches Yiddish through language immersion programs. He has appeared in the Jewish Week's 36 Under 36 and participated... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 8:45pm - 10:00pm EST

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