- This event has passed.
What Yiddish Tells Us About Being Jewish
Thursday, January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am
Spring 2016 Series of Yiddish Classes at Temple Israel of GreenfieldWhat Yiddish Tells Us about Being Jewish: A Yiddish song and literature class for all levels of Yiddish students, from beginners to speakers of the language.Sunday mornings from 10:30 am to noonMarch 6, 13, 20, 27, April 17, May 8, make-up class if needed May 15This Spring we will be studying more beautiful Yiddish songs and poetry, beginning with A Maysele by Peretz Hirshbein, music by Lazar Weiner. A Maysele is a sad story of a poor couple showered with gifts by Elijah the Prophet who then become stingy and thus lose it all.As before, the class will be tailored to the experience and desires of the students. Classes focus on the relationship between the Yiddish language and Jewish religion, culture and philosophy, and make use of songs, poetry, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary building games and grammatical examples taken from the literature we are studying.Although we are studying texts from Yiddish song, poetry and prose literature in depth, the classes are designed to accommodate students with some, little, or no familiarity with the language. Interested teenagers are especially welcome. Even if you are fluent in Yiddish, come and discuss the literature with us.Those familiar with the Hebrew alphabet will have Yiddish texts to read. Others will use transliterated texts. If you wish to learn to read Yiddish with Hebrew letters, please see my Interactive Yiddish Flashcards for the Computer: http://ganeydn.com/YiddishFlashcards/index.htmlPlace: Temple Israel of Greenfield. For directions, see: http://templeisraelgreenfield.org/directionsSuggested tuition: $15 per session or $75 for the series for Temple Israel members, $20 per session or $100 for the series for non-members.No one will be turned away if you can’t pay the full tuition. Even if you can’t afford to pay anything, would I earn any more money if you stay away? Better I should have the nakhes from your participation. Tell me what you can afford. Please pay by check or put cash or a note in an envelope with your name so I can remember who has paid.Zayt gezunt (be healthy),Yosl KurlandGan Eydn Jewish Art and MusicColrain, MA 01340Phone: 413-624-3204Yiddish resources and information