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Educators Invited to Learn About Yiddish Book Center

Local middle and high school teachers are invited to a special event on December 9 to learn about educational resources and opportunities at the Yiddish Book Center. 

Apply Now for Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and Yiddish Book Center Fellowship

The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for two renowned education programs for college students and recent graduates. 

What's on This Month's The List?

What do Lena Dunham, halva spread, and Jewish-themed T-shirts have in common? Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture has the answer.

Exhibit: Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context

A visiting exhibit of work by the important but long-overlooked Soviet Jewish painter, now at the Yiddish Book Center's Brechner Gallery

Sweet or savory: how do you prefer your gefilte fish?

Below are links to several recipes. Try a few—or try them all—and let us know which is your favorite. Or maybe you already have the best gefilte fish recipe ever. If so, please share it with us at

The Sami Rohr Library of Recorded Yiddish Books Now Fully Accessible Online

The Yiddish Book Center’s Sami Rohr Library of Recorded Yiddish Books is a collection of audio books and short stories featuring Yiddish literature read aloud by native speakers. 

Livestream coverage of the National Medal ceremony

On Thursday, May 8th, First Lady Michelle Obama will present the Yiddish Book Center with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service at a White House ceremony. 

2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Yiddish Book Center is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. 

Tent: The List

What’s Tent: The List? An ongoing virtual conversation about Jewishness and contemporary culture. The List includes five curated items each month.

The Yiddish Book Center takes a huge step in advancing Yiddish translation

Noting that an astounding 98% of Yiddish books have yet to be translated into English, and with the goal of creating new opportunities to encourage and facilitate translation, the Yiddish Book Center has announced the launch of the Center's groundbreaking translation website,, a working website for Yiddish translators.