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Yiddish Class Registration - Summer 2020

Level 1:  Beginner Yiddish class, 10 weeks starting June 23 & June 24 

Chose Evening class:  Wednesdays, 7:30 pm - 9:00pm
(Tuesdays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm - CLASS IS FULL)

OR  Daytime class: Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Learn conversation skills, how to read Yiddish, and elementary grammar. Students who don't yet know the Hebrew alphabet will be asked to join the class a half hour early for the first few sessions. The class will be interactive and lively, using a textbook, songs, games, films and other multi-media materials. 

Target Level: This course will suit you whether you’re totally new to Yiddish or already know a few basics.

Class size: 5 – 8 students

Instructor: Jonah Sidman


Tuition: BWC Member: $165/ Non-member: $225

             Young Adult/Low Income Member: $120/ Non-member: $165




Level 2:  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate8 weeks, starting June 23

Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm -9:00 pm

In this class, we'll be practicing and reviewing the vocabulary and grammar content from the first year of Yiddish instruction, and increasing our confidence in speaking and listening and reading and writing in mame loshn. Look forward to weekly show-and-tell, spelling quizzes, grammar lessons, and assignments designed to get you speaking and shmoozing about things you care about, in Yiddish. We'll be reading excerpts from short stories, plays, songs, and poetry from the canon of Yiddish literature.

Target level: Students coming into this class should be familiar with the content of a first-year Yiddish textbook, and already be able to read and write complete sentences in Yiddish, with the help of a dictionary. 

Class size:  5 – 12 students
Instructor Abby Howell

Tuition: BWC Member: $130/ Non-member: $180

             Young Adult/Low Income Member: $99/ Non-member: $130



Level 3:  Once-A-Month Conversation Class for Intermediate & Advanced Students
(THIS CLASS IS FULL TO CAPACITY! Please email judyrottenberg25@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist)

June 18, July 16, August 20 from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm.  


Do you already know some Yiddish but want practice speaking, as well as getting pointers on grammar and idioms? Join us for this class, where students will have a chance to converse and the instructor will provide feedback as well as exercises practicing common grammatical difficulties.  

This class will be free of charge, but pre-registration is required.  Register for 1, 2 or all 3! (Register below and pay $1 (or make a larger donation) and you will be added to this class.)


Maximum # students:  12, to give all students time to speak.

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 emailing Sandy. 

A dank (thanks) for your interest!



Tuition rates are listed with each class, above. Members of Boston Workers Circle enjoy discounted tuition rates. If you're not a member already, we welcome you to join us! Click here to go to our Membership page.


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


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