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Yiddish Farm Summer Programs
May 23 @ 9:00 am – Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm
Yiddish Farm Summer Program May 23 – June 13th

Room Board and Tuition Just $1,999

Yiddish II | June 14th – 20th

Room, Board and Tuition Just $1,000

The Only All Immersion Yiddish Language Courses.

Yiddish Farm Family Vacation | August 22nd – 28th  

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Dear Supporters,

Let’s be honest, there are plenty of ways to learn Yiddish.  In the last 5-10 years there has been an explosion in available courses, not just at universities, but online and at various cultural institutions and community centers.

When Yiddish Farm was founded in December of 2010, co-founder Naftali Ejdelman spoke of the wide availability of courses for beginners and intermediate students. Standing at the podium in the Stanton Street Synagogue he said. “If you want to learn Yiddish today, it’s really easy.”

The issue, and one of the founding motivations of our Summer Program, was the lack of real-world context for these students.  A place outside the classroom to use and improve their language and build friendships among other students as well as native speakers from the Chassidic community.  A place to be exposed to ideas and vocabulary that don’t exist in a pure classroom setting.

What continues to make our program stand out from others is its comprehensive and immersive nature.  Although our teachers often come from academic backgrounds, the emphasis of our program has been to push Yiddish language learning beyond the limits of academia.  Many of students are attracted to the farm precisely because it is not a university.  They are excited to spend the summer in a place where the sun not only shines, but where that sunshine is also part of the program.

Sure there are plenty of opportunities to learn Yiddish, but Yiddish Farm is the only option when it comes to full-time immersion.   Tuition, room and board has always been included in our student fees and we try our best to offer scholarships when the funds are available.

While participants in our programing range from ages 19-82, most are on the younger end of the spectrum, and as such do not have the funds available to cover the costs of their education.  Regrettably, we have had to turn away nearly 20 students in the past several years simply because they could not afford to pay our fees, which are usually the lowest of any other comparable program.

That is why were are announcing our most affordable immersion summer program to date!  This year tuition, room and board is just $1,999 (down from $3,999).

Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested in learning Yiddish this summer.  It is an incredible experience to learn Yiddish at the Yiddish Farm!

Our Yiddish II is a great way to continue your studies into the summer. Students will dive headfirst into Yiddish literature and take part in interactive lectures on Jewish territorialism and diaspora nationalism.  Be sure to ask about our “Yiddish Farm Vacation”.  It’s a great way to end the summer for students and Yiddish speaking families alike.

Stay tuned for more updates on our coming online courses and farm fellowship!

Yisroel Bass, Director

Yiddish Farm Summer Program May 23 – June 13th

Room, Board and Tuition Just $1,999

The Only All Immersion Yiddish Language Course.  

Jun
10
Sun
“To Everything There Is a Season: The Year in Yiddish Song”
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tickets are now on sale!
Sunday, June 10, 2018
3:00 p.m.
 
TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON:
THE YEAR IN YIDDISH SONG
 
performed by
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor
Seth Weinstein, Pianist
 
DETAILED ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED
 
 
$40; $25 for Students with ID
Top off your Sunday afternoon at Merkin Concert Hall on June 10
with a performance by the acclaimed Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC),
a 40-member ensemble praised in The Jewish Week for its “upbeat Broadway bounce.”
The chorus captivates the house with its vocal skill and expressive delivery.
The JPPC sings exclusively in Yiddish.
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
provides engaging and informative introductions to each song,
ensuring that this annual spring event is “heymish” even for the Yiddish-challenged.
Fans have come to expect the unexpected. There’s always something new –
whether it’s a basic folksong, a spirited labor anthem,
or an American standard translated into Yiddish,
all tunes are cast in fresh, lush harmonies, some with a rock or jazzy feel.

This year’s program,
TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON: THE YEAR IN YIDDISH SONG,
shines a brand-new musical light on some traditional holiday tunes
(“Dayeynu” and “Khad-gadyo” will never be the same!)
and celebrates secular holidays as only the JPPC can
(“Auld Lang Syne” and a Labor Day medley – in Yiddish!).
On a more serious note, guests will hear a moving new arrangement of the
“Partisans’ Hymn” (a world premier) to honor Yom HaShoah.
All attendees will receive a complimentary printed program,
replete with lyrics and full translations.
For more information about the JPPC, please visit www.TheJPPC.org.
To contact the JPPC directly, please email [email protected]thejppc.org.

Student tickets ($25) are available for this performance. 
To purchase, please call the box office 212-501-3330 or visit in person.