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Fall 2021 Yiddish Semester Open House

Join us on Sunday, September 19, between 1 and 3 PM ET for a virtual kumzits to introduce you to our Yiddish language and klezmer workshop instructors, and our Yiddish KinderKlub instructor. They will acquaint you with the...

A Yom Kippur story

The synagogue packed with people praying under their white tallises looks like "a forest of snow-covered trees" and everyone prays the same prayer, but under each tallis there is a different person with different...

Yiddish Word of the Day: Rosh Hashanah

Yiddish Word of the Day: Rosh Hashanah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf93TyLywzs

Yiddish Crosswords

Thanks for visiting the Forward’s Yiddish Crosswords game! This will not work on your mobile phone, so please load it on a larger screen device like an iPad, or a laptop/desktop computer. Your progress...

YIVO Yiddish Club: Yiddish Duolingo and Learning Yiddish Today with Meena-Lifshe Viswanath, Isac Polasak,...

Nu, vilst redn a bisele yidish? A new event for Yiddish enthusiasts the world over, the YIVO Yiddish club is an informal monthly gathering to celebrate mame-loshn. Hosted by Shane Baker, sessions will take place in English,...

Verter fun der Vokh – Bread

װאָס באַקט זיך בײַ אײַך // VÓS BÁKT ZIKh BA ÁYKH? What's baking in your oven? *** bake (v./imp.): באַקן bake (v./pf.): אָ֜פּבאַקן; אױ֜סבאַקן baking pan: דער בעקן, ־⁠ס; דער באַ֜קפֿאַן, ־⁠ען baking powder: דער באַ֜קפּראָשיק baking soda: די (באַ֜ק)סאָ֜דע bread: דאָס...

Yiddish Glossary for Goyim: The Power Shmoozer’s Guide to Hollywood

In the era of Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg, movie moguls tended to spice their jargon with expressions from the colorful vernacular of their pushcart-peddling forebears. The euphony of Yiddish is a tradition...

Yiddish-English Dictionary

The League for Yiddish is pleased to announce that we are now selling the newly published Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary. Editors-in chief – Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner; associate editors – Barry Goldstein and Yankl...

New Book/CD to learn Yiddish in a fun way

If a language is the key to knowledge and to communicate and understand a culture, idioms are the key to their heart. In these two books by Chaim Werdyger “YIDDISH IN 10 LESSONS” and “500...

Yiddish Farm’s Course in USA

Apply Now! Want to learn Yiddish on a beautiful organic farm? Our programs range from one to six weeks. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis.  Do not wait until the last minute! Full Summer Program Speak. Read....