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Reading Yiddish Texts

In this course, we will read and discuss selections of Yiddish prose and poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries. The class will focus on comprehension, based not only on the lexicon and syntax of the Yiddish language, but also on the cultural contexts in which the texts are embedded. Given the relatively late prevalence of standardized spelling in Yiddish, some texts will be studied in their 19th and early 20th-century versions to provide practice and develop confidence in decoding non-standard orthography.

Prerequisite: Students should have completed at least a year of college-level Yiddish language or the equivalent

Schedule

# Sessions
16
Date & time

Mondays, January 22 - May 14 (no class 2/19)
7:15 - 9:15 pm

Location
Tuition
$240 for the public
$225 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 22 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Jan 29 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Feb 05 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Feb 12 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Feb 26 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 05 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 12 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 19 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 26 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 02 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 09 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 16 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 23 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 30 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
May 07 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
May 14 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver

Location

JCC East Bay

1414 Walnut Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

510-848-0237

Instructors

Yael Chaver

Yael Chaver Yael Chaver has been an educator and writer in Israel and Berkeley. She earned her Ph.D. in Yiddish at UC Berkeley, where she currently teaches Yiddish language and literature, and is the author of What Must Be Forgotten: The Survival of Yiddish in Zionist Palestine.