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Yiddish Class Registration - Spring 2019

11 Sessions, 7:30 – 9:00 PM, Beginning Jan. 28 (Mon Classes) & Jan. 29 (Tues Classes)


Course offerings include (1) Beginner II; (2) Advanced Beginner; (3) Intermediate; and (4) Advanced: Yiddish Literature


Beginner II (Mon nights): This is a continuation of our fall Beginner session. Newcomers who already know the Yiddish alef-beys, basic Yiddish grammar such as the present tense, and some basic vocabulary are encouraged to join. A textbook, songs, games, films and other multi-media materials will be used, to keep the class interactive and lively.
Instructor:  Gabe Miner.
Advanced Beginner (Mon nights): Designed for students who already have some elementary Yiddish reading, writing and speaking, this course will help you build conversational vocabulary, strengthen your grammar and develop reading skills. In addition to use of a textbook, students in this interactive class will also read simple short stories & poems, practice speaking, play games, and sing Yiddish songs. 
Instructor:  Rachelle Grossman.
Intermediate (Tues nights): Students will build on their knowledge of Yiddish through grammatical exercises, reading prose and poetry, and listening to Yiddish music. Participants should be somewhat proficient in reading and comfortable using dictionaries. Yiddish conversation will be part of each class.   
Instructor:  Lillian Leavitt.
Advanced Level: Yiddish Literature (Mon nights):  This course will cover some of Yiddish literature's best authors. We’ll read and discuss themes, characters and plots.  English translations will be made available whenever possible to reduce excessive dictionary work. Discussions will be primarily in Yiddish with allowance for English when necessary. Fluency in reading required with an interest in developing greater speaking capacities.  The curriculum will include grammar instruction in the context of the reading materials. Purchase of some books may be required. 
Instructor:  Lillian Leavitt.
Please visit the Yiddish class page on our website for full descriptions of the courses and teacher bios. If you have questions, you may contact the office by phone at 617-566-6281 or by emailing Sandy. 

A dank (thanks) for your interest!



Please select the appropriate tuition level below. Note that members of Boston Workmen's Circle enjoy discounted tuition rates. If you're not a member already, we welcome you to join us! (Please consider adding an additional $2-5 to your contribution to cover the cost of our credit card transaction fees - thank you!) 


If you are registering for two people, please put the second person's name in the 'Notes' field!


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No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email Sandy to discuss financial assistance. 

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