I. L. Peretz Folk School Yiddish Teaching Fellowship at University of Mantoba

The University of Manitoba seeks an enthusiastic self-starter who is fluent in Yiddish, loves Yiddish and wants to teach and promote it. A two-year fellowship beginning July 1, 2012 will give the successful candidate opportunities to teach Yiddish and develop appreciation and cultural awareness at two academic institutions and in the Winnipeg community.

This unique fellowship builds on the city of Winnipeg's tradition as a centre of Yiddish life and will contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Yiddish language and culture. The University of Manitoba offers this fellowship in cooperation with the Judaic Studies Program, the Gray Academy of Jewish Education (Winnipeg's Jewish high school, which currently has forty students taking Yiddish) and the I. L. Peretz Folk School Endowment Trust. The Peretz Fellow will be able to build on existing Yiddish cultural activity in Winnipeg, including The Next Generation and Etz Chayim Yiddish Groups, the UNESCO-recognized Winnipeg Yiddish Women's Reading Circle, The Winnipeg Jewish Radio Hour, and the Mameloshen Festival.

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