Warsaw 8th International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture

From the website:

"The Shalom Foundation proudly announces The 8th International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture Warsaw, 4–16 July 2010. Submerge into our intensive Yiddish summer course and a variety of language related activities in our newly opened, modernly equipped Yiddish center.
Participate in a wide range of afternoon culture events, lectures and workshops.

  • Discover the pre- and postwar history of Yiddish culture in Poland.
  • Get to know the contemporary Jewish life in Poland.
  • Meet native Yiddish speakers from Poland and learn their stories.
  • Visit the once vibrant center of Yiddish culture.
  • Explore the resources of Warsaw archives, libraries and visual collections documenting the Jewish life in Poland.

What do we offer?

  • 40 hrs of language instruction.
  • 10 hrs of afternoon language tutorial.
  • Afternoon lectures and various workshops (Yiddish song/music, theater, Jewish cuisine traditional and modern Jewish calligraphy, reading Yiddish manuscripts), evening screenings.
  • Guided tours in Warsaw (the Jewish cemetery with tombstones of Y.L. Peretz, or Chone Shmeruk among others; the Jewish quarter of Praga, the Warsaw ghetto), visits to the Jewish Historical Institute and other institutions and museums.
  • Accommodation in a students’ dormitory (breakfast included).

It is also a rare opportunity to meet native Yiddish speakers from Poland and learn about, among others, the history of postwar Yiddish culture from the best specialists in the field."

Applications are accepted until 31 May (see the form on the website) and there are also a limited number of scholarships available.

Date: 
4 July 2010 - 16 July 2010
4 Jul 2010
16 Jul 2010
Europe/Berlin