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Yiddish Class Registration - Spring 2018

12 Evenings, 7:30 – 9:00 PM, Beginning Feb. 5 (Mon Classes) or Feb. 6 (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 have a good grasp of basic Yiddish grammar, the present tense, and the alphabet are encourgaged to join. A textbook, songs, games, films and other multi-media materials will be used, to keep the class interactive and lively.  Instructor:  Max Edwards.
Advanced Beginner (Tues 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 reading and translating prose, poetry and songs, with opportunity to hear Yiddish music by popular artists.  Various grammatical points will be highlighted and explained in context of material used.  Students should be somewhat proficient in reading and comfortable using Yiddish 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!


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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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