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A Hebrew Liederabend — An Evening of Hebrew Song June 4, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Anne E. Leibowitz Memorial Concert
An elegant illuminating retrospective program devoted to classic treasures of secular Hebrew song and the poetry that has inspired this rich variety of musical expression for more ...
What Yiddish is That? July 25, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Dovid Braun | Delivered in Yiddish.
Varieties of Yiddish are distinguished – some in professional but some only in informal usage. We will identify what the following terms ...
Yiddish Theater in America – An Overview July 22, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Edna Nahshon | Delivered in English.
The American Yiddish theater world was dynamic and bursting with talent. Supported by a constantly growing Yiddish-speaking immigrant population—some 3 million Jews ...
Coming of Age: Jewish Youth in Poland between the Wars July 29, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett | Delivered in English.
During the 1930s, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research organized three competitions for youth autobiographies. These extraordinary documents – more than 600 ...
The Rise of Yiddish Scholarship and the History of YIVO July 15, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Cecile Kuznitz | Delivered in English.
As Jewish activists sought to build a modern, secular culture in the late nineteenth century they stressed the need to conduct research ...
Myth and History in the Russian Jewish Past July 11, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Steven Zipperstein | Delivered in English.
For so many Jews, the Russian or East European Jewish past is little more than a miasma of misery. As often as ...
Yiddish New York July 18, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Daniel Soyer | Delivered in Yiddish.
Between the 1870s and the 1920s, perhaps a million and a half East European Jewish immigrants settled in New York City. Together ...
Praxis Poems: Radical Genealogies of Yiddish Poetry July 1, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Anna Elena Torres | Delivered in English.
This talk will survey the radical traditions of Yiddish poetry, focusing on anarchist poetics and the press. Beginning with the Labor ...
The Folklore of Ashkenaz July 8, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Itzik Gottesman | Delivered in Yiddish.
This talk will examine how Jewish folklore, and Ashkenazic (Yiddish) Jewish folklore in particular is different from other folklores around the world, ...
A Birdseye View of the Development of Yiddish Literature and Culture June 27, 2019
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Eugene Orenstein | Delivered in Yiddish.
Beginning with the first complete Yiddish sentence found in the Worms Mahͅzor (1272), this lecture will discuss the chief features of Old ...

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