About YiddishSchool

March 31-April 5, 2019, at the Yiddish Book Center

Dates for YiddishSchool 2020 will be announced in the fall. To receive email updates about YiddishSchool, sign up here

Whether you know a bisl Yiddish or none at all, you’ll enjoy YiddishSchool, a week of language-learning, lectures, sing-alongs, workshops, and performances—an excursion into the world of Yiddish. YiddishSchool offers adult learners the opportunity to spend a week exploring Yiddish language and culture in an intimate classroom setting.

Each day begins with two-and-a-half hours of Yiddish language classes, followed by afternoon lectures on Yiddish culture, workshops, sing-alongs, and more. Shared meals and lively conversation enrich the week. (You can download a sample schedule for YiddishSchool below.)

The week includes:

  • More than twelve hours of Yiddish language classes, offered at three levels
  • Lectures by top scholars on a variety of Yiddish cultural topics
  • Workshops, sing-alongs, a performance, and a film screening
  • Class materials
  • Shared or private room at the Hotel Northampton (arrive Sunday, depart Friday; commuter rate available for local participants)
  • Continental breakfast at the hotel; five kosher lunches and two kosher dinners provided at the Yiddish Book Center

Cost:

Yiddish Book Center Members:

  • Tuition and room shared with another participant: $1,100 per person
  • Tuition and private room: $1,475 per person
  • Tuition at commuter rate: $750 per person


Non-Members:

  • Tuition and room shared with another participant: $1,175 per person
  • Tuition and private room: $1,550 per person
  • Tuition at commuter rate: $825 per person


For participants who come without a car, one round-trip shuttle between the hotel and the Yiddish Book Center is available each day. The shuttle fee is $75 for the week, and reservations must be made in advance of the program.

Space at YiddishSchool is limited, so early registration is advised.  

"I now understand lots more Yiddish and, best of all, have the confidence to speak! "
YiddishSchool participant
Downloads:
PDF icon Sample Schedule