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The Sami Rohr Library of Recorded Yiddish Books is 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, Taytsh.org, a working website for Yiddish translators. 

Yiddish Book Center accepting applications for Fellowship Program and Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

The Yiddish Book Center is accepting applications for its 2014 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and 2014-2015 Fellowship Program. Since its founding in 1980, the Center has offered innovative educational programs for college students, graduates and adult learners.

YiddishSchool, a week of Yiddish language and culture instruction, March 16-21, 2014

YiddishSchool - a week of language learning, lectures, workshops, and performances - will provide adult learners with the opportunity to spend a week exploring Yiddish language and culture at the Yiddish Book Center.  
 

No One Remembers Alone: Memory, Migration, and the Making of an American Family

Though it begins in Czarist Russia, this is an American story. It could be your grandparents’ story. It is the universal story of the emigrant. 

Yiddish Book Center Named One of North America's Top 50 Innovative Jewish Organizations

Ninth Annual Slingshot Guide Highlights the Best of the Thriving Jewish Nonprofit World 

Klezmatics at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Klezmatics to perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachsuetts on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8pm. Presented by the Yiddish Book Center