Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

Learn Yiddish at YIVO in New York City this Summer!
June 24 – August 2, 2019

*Tuition is $2,000*

Spend six-to-eight weeks immersed in Yiddish and discover 1,000 years of Jewish history.

From Yiddish-speaking anarchists to the Ba'al Shem Tov, from the gems of the Yiddish short story to the history of Jewish food, explore Yiddish civilization in all its complexity and diversity.

Delve into the riches of the Yiddish language and Eastern European Jewish culture through language classes, seminars, theater workshops, sing-alongs, tours, and other activities throughout New York City. Retrace the steps of the great Yiddish writers and artists who made New York home, experience contemporary life in Hasidic Borough Park, and walk the historic streets of the Lower East Side.

Discover the legacy of the Yiddish Theater, Yiddish music, and more, as you explore Yiddish culture past and present at YIVO’s home in New York City.

We hope to see you this summer!

If the summer program's usual six weeks aren't enough, we are now offering additional programs to expand your Yiddish learning:

Refresher Course
June 17–21, 2019

During the week before the Summer Program begins, participants will go over points of the structure and use of Yiddish that merit review or clarification before students embark on their next level of proficiency in the Program's intensive setting.

This course is for those with previous Yiddish backgrounds. Class discussion will be conducted in Yiddish.

Workshop on Teaching Yiddish
August 5–9, 2019

During the week after the Summer Program ends, participants interested in issues of teaching Yiddish will spend a week of study, discussion, and demonstration. To be addressed: general questions of language pedagogy and the specific challenges of imparting Yiddish.

International and Financial Applicants Apply by: February 28*
General Applicants Apply by: April 2

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24 June 2019 - 2 August 2019