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A Focus On Cheder and Jewish Education

As students head back to school, we're focusing on the cheder (or, in Yiddish, kheyder), where many Jewish children had their first educational experience, and on Jewish education in general, with an oral history from Yiddish singer and educator Adrienne Cooper, z"l; a Yiddish story, translated to English, about life for a young cheder student; and examples of Yiddish primers from our collections. 


Handpicked Christa Whitney

For your beach reading and road trip listening pleasure: add a bisl Yiddish to your summer with some favorite picks from and about Yiddish writers—famous and less so—selected by Wexler Oral History Project Director Christa Whitney.