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Workmen\'s Circle Taste of Jewish Culture [clear filter]
Friday, February 13
 

2:30pm EST

YiddishPOP
Love Yiddish culture, but don’t know how to start learning or teaching the language? YiddishPOP, a dynamic program that engages Yiddish students of all levels, uses animated movies and other features to introduce and reinforce vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing. Versatile and easy to use, YiddishPOP addresses diverse learning styles. Join Workmen’s Circle Master Teacher Nikolai “Kolya” Borodulin for a fun and engaging session of YiddishPOP for teachers and families!

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Nikolai Borodulin

Nikolai Borodulin is Coordinator of Yiddish Learning and a Master Teacher at the Workmen’s Circle, where he directs intergenerational Yiddish education. A recognized scholar and published author in several Slavic, Germanic, and Jewish languages, he is launching the first extensive... Read More →
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Kate O'Brien

Kate O’Brien, MA, is the Director of Education, Innovation, and Organizing at The Workmen’s Circle. Building on her vision of three pillars of Jewish education (Imagination. Relationships. Action.), Kate’s mission is to build intergenerational Jewish cultural schools that connect... Read More →


Friday February 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm EST
Cove
 
Saturday, February 14
 

1:45pm EST

Instant Yiddish! 50 Words in 50 Minutes
Do you love the sound of Yiddish, but never learned to speak it? Do you speak a bisl, but wish you spoke a sakh? Do you want to make your mispokhe kvel? Join Yiddish Master Teacher Nikolai “Kolya” Borodulin of the Workmen’s Circle and go from bupkes to bilingual! This engaging and dynamic workshop makes Yiddish accessible for students of all ages through vocabulary, conversation, and poetry. No prior Yiddish knowledge necessary. Even complete beginners will be able to follow!

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Nikolai Borodulin

Nikolai Borodulin is Coordinator of Yiddish Learning and a Master Teacher at the Workmen’s Circle, where he directs intergenerational Yiddish education. A recognized scholar and published author in several Slavic, Germanic, and Jewish languages, he is launching the first extensive... Read More →


Saturday February 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST
High Ridge

7:30pm EST

Secrets and Tastes of Ashkenazi Cooking with Gefilteria
Jeffrey and Liz - together “Gefilteria” - are writing a cookbook which will transform classic Ashkenazi dishes for 21st century tastes. This workshop will take you along on their culinary journey-learning and tasting historic cuisine and reimagining it for today's foodies. Join us as we share secrets and stories of our Eastern European heritage!

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Liz Alpern

Elizabeth Alpern, co-owner of Gefilteria, is an experienced cook, food writer and event planner. She got her start in the Jewish food world working with acclaimed cookbook author Joan Nathan and is currently writing a Gefilteria cookbook.
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Jeffrey Yoskowitz

Jeffrey is a food entrepreneur, pickler and food writer. The son of a deli maven, Jeffrey grew up visiting New York's finest Jewish food institutions. He has written about all facets of Jewish food for magazines and newspapers, and trained as a pickler at Adamah foods before co-founding... Read More →


Saturday February 14, 2015 7:30pm - 8:45pm EST
Belltown
 
Sunday, February 15
 

11:30am EST

A Jewish Melting Pot at the Crossroads of the World: The Cuisine of Georgia
Georgian Jewish cuisine is among the most diverse in the world. Influenced by the Silk Road, Russia, Turkey and the Mediterranean as well as the diverse bounty of the Georgian countryside itself, this cuisine is rustic yet refined-- and always interesting. This workshop will emphasize khachapuri, a traditional Georgian cheese pizza, which is now a popular Israeli brunch dish.


Sunday February 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm EST
Elm

8:15pm EST

Learn Yiddish Online—NOW!
Web technology has led to an explosion in distance learning. For the first time, the Workmen’s Circle has harnessed this technology for regular interactive online Yiddish classes with live instructors! Get a taste of this exciting and rewarding experience as Yiddish Master Teacher Nikolai “Kolya” Borodulin demonstrates this new Workmen’s Circle initiative to teach Yiddish language and culture at all levels, to multigenerational audiences, and across cities, states and countries.

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Nikolai Borodulin

Nikolai Borodulin is Coordinator of Yiddish Learning and a Master Teacher at the Workmen’s Circle, where he directs intergenerational Yiddish education. A recognized scholar and published author in several Slavic, Germanic, and Jewish languages, he is launching the first extensive... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 8:15pm - 9:30pm EST
Cove
 
Monday, February 16
 

10:00am EST

Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue: Social Justice and Jewish Engagement—Opportunities and Obstacles
Justice is a hallmark of the Jewish people. Today, many organizations are using models of social justice learning and activism to connect to under-engaged Jews. Using food justice as our activism model, we will discuss both successes and challenges faced in using social justice as a primary organizing tool.

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Steven M. Cohen

Steven M. Cohen is a professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College, director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. He co-authored The Jew Within... Read More →
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Amichai Lau Lavie

Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founding director of Storahtelling, Inc. and the spiritual leader of Lab/Shul. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performer, he is currently a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Amichai was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership... Read More →
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Ann Toback

Ann Toback is the Executive Director of the Workmen’s Circle. Since June of 2008 she has led the Workmen’s Circle through a reboot process, resulting in a new Jewish learning-based mission rooted in intergenerational learning, cultural celebration, and progressive activism. Since... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Cove