Yiddish in Berlin Summer Program

The First Summer Program of Yiddish Language and Literature in Berlin will take place at the Institute for East European Studies at the Free University of Berlin between August 14th and September 1st 2017.

 Teaching staff under the direction of Yitskhok Niborski: 


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Level 1
Sonia Pinkusowicz-Dratwa (Martin Buber Institute, Bruxelles), Annick Prime-Margules (Paris Yiddish Center) and Karolina Szymaniak (Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw).

Level 2
Sharon Bar-Kochva (Paris Yiddish Center) and Sonia Pinkusowicz-Dratwa.

Level 3
Sharon Bar-Kochva and Natalia Krynicka (Paris Yiddish Center).

Level 4
Karolina Szymaniak and Natalia Krynicka

Tutoring and orientation
Annick Prime-Margules (Paris Yiddish Center).

 Afternoon program: 

Workshops: singing (with Karsten Troyke), theatrical improvisation (with Tal Hever-Chybowski), conversation (with Sharon Bar-Kochva) and cooking (with Annick Prime-Margules).

Guided tours: « Yiddish Berlin », Scheunenviertel, and the Jewish Cemetery of Weißensee.

Lectures in Yiddish, German and English.

Films projections.


680 €.
Students: 480 €.
Scholarships may be granted (mainly for students).

 Inscription : 

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 Courses will take place at : 

Osteuropa-Institut (Freie Universität Berlin)
Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin
Information about public transportation : http://www.oei.fu-berlin.de/institut/lage/index.html


 Organizers : 

Organising Committee: Sharon Bar-Kochva, Tomer Dotan, Gadi Goldberg, Ilay Halpern, Raphael Koenig, Natalia Krynicka, Miriam Schulz, Janina Wurbs.

Coordinator : Tal Hever-Chybowski

The summer program is organized by the Paris Yiddish Center – Medem Library (Maison de la culture yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem), in cooperation with the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Free University of Bruxelles and the Institute for East European Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

14 August 2017 - 1 September 2017