Last chance to register for these classes!

    January 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    Program Runs through January 23
    Last chance to register for these classes.
    Save 10% when you register for 2 classes.
    Twisted Scriveners 1:30PM – 4:00PM |
    WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 9, 16, 23 (3 Sessions)

    The Twisted Scriveners of the Tribe: Just How “Jewish” is Cartooning?
    Instructors: Ken Krimstein | Gain an insight into how, and why the illustrative communication medium of cartooning continues to grow and evolve. Featuring guest appearances from cartoonists Roz ChastDavid SipressPeter KuperMort Gerberg, and Amy Kurzweil.
    Three Jewish Composers 10:00AM – 12:30PM |
    WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 9, 16, 23 (3 Sessions)

    Three Jewish Composers: Mahler, Schoenberg, and Bernstein
    Instructor: Alex Weiser | Examining the works ofGustav MahlerArnold Schoenberg, andLeonard Bernstein through the lens of their Jewish identity to reveal divergent manifestations of Jewishness in music, and draw out meaningful threads that contribute to a broader story of Jewish history and culture.
    History, Memory, Law 10:00AM – 12:30PM |
    WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 9, 16, 23 (3 Sessions)

    History, Memory, and Law
    Instructor: Magda Teter | This course will consider three examples of turning to law and courts to deal with historical past: France’s reckoning with the Vichy regime, the recent public trials in the US for racial crimes committed in the Civil Rights Era, and Poland’s turn to law and legislation while facing its Holocaust era past.
    All courses take place at the YIVO Institute, located in the Center for Jewish History building (15 West 16th Street.
    Beyond Simple Myth WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 | 7:00PM
    Beyond Simple Myths: History and Memory of the Shoah in Eastern Europe
    Winter Program Keynote Lecture | Historical memory has become a deeply contentious topic in the post-communist societies of Eastern Europe, particularly so with regards to World War II, communism, and nationalism. Christoph Dieckmann will share his experiences and impressions of both history and memory in Eastern Europe from the perspective of an engaged German historian.
    Announcement for talk
                                            on Anarchism and
                                            Yiddishkayt, Moscow, SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 | 10:00AM
    Yiddish Anarchism:
    New Scholarship on a Forgotten Tradition

    Conference | This conference, the first of its kind, highlights the emerging new scholarship on the forgotten world of Yiddish-speaking anarchists. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose multilingual research examines the origin, evolution, and contributions of Jewish anarchism in New York City and beyond.

    Co-sponsored by In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, Labor and Working Class History Association, Tamiment Library at NYU, Working-Class Studies Association, Yiddish Book Center

    YIVO's Shine Online
                                      Educational Series
    Can’t make it to our Winter Program classes? You can still learn with YIVO. Join over 5,000 students from around the world and delve deeper into Jewish history and culture.
    Oh Mama Sidebar Take a step behind the curtain and see Yiddish theater as never before. Get to know the greatest Yiddish actors, producers, designers, and playwrights, many of whom went on to have successful careers on the American stage and screen. Featuring leading scholars of Yiddish theater and nearly 1,000 archival objects and documents, get ready for Yiddish theater to come to life.

    Folklore Sidebar Delve into the richness of Jewish folk life with Professor Itzik Gottesman. Explore music, folktales, rituals, and superstitions. Meet dybbuks and golems, demons and spirits. Learn what languages and colors you should use to ward your home against Lilith!

    Discovering Ashkenaz
                                            Sidebar Join Professor Samuel Kassow on a journey into the rich history and culture of the Jews of Poland, Russia, and Lithuania from Medieval times through the Communist Era. Explore Jewish relations with peasants and nobility, compare the rises of Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment, and investigate Yiddish and Hebrew modernism.