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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
15
Date & time

Mondays, January 28 - May 20
7:15 - 9:15 pm

Location
Tuition
$350 (100%)
$280 (80%)
$210 (60%)

As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please email us at info@lehrhaus.org.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 28 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Feb 04 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Feb 11 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Feb 25 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 04 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 11 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 18 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Mar 25 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 01 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 08 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 15 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
Apr 29 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
May 06 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
May 13 7:15 PM–9:15 PM Mon JCCEB Yael Chaver
May 20 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.