YiddishSchool Online: FAQ

April 11-16, 2021

How many participants will be in the program?
There will be between ten and fifteen students in each language class, for a total of approximately thirty-five participants.

How can I register for YiddishSchool Online?
Each individual participant must register separately. You can register as a non-member, or become a member and then register here for YiddishSchool. 

How do I know which level to sign up for?
Detailed descriptions of each course level are available here. When you register, you will be asked questions about your language background, which we will review to ensure that you are in the right level.

Will I have homework?
There is no mandatory homework; however, optional assignments will be provided for students who want some extra practice with the material covered in class. Two optional study sessions will be held during the week so participants can work together on homework.

Am I required to attend all the program activities?
YididshSchool students are expected to participate in all of the core program activities, which include the daily language classes, orientation, and select workshops. In addition to the core activities, there are several optional activities throughout the week.

What sort of technology do I need to attend YiddishSchool Online?
Students must have a computer with a webcam and microphone, headphones, Internet access, and some proficiency with Zoom. Proficiency with Slack is a plus, but not required.

What study materials will I need?
Each student will receive a copy of In eynem, the Yiddish Book Center’s new, two-volume, multimedia Yiddish textbook, along with any other course materials needed for their language level. These materials are included with the program fee. To learn more about the textbook, click here.

What does YiddishSchool cost?
The program fee is $475 for Yiddish Book Center members, $550 for nonmembers.

What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations by April 5 will be refunded, minus a $75 administration fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds for cancellations after April 5.

“This program was brilliantly organized. . . . Each member of the staff was accessible, warm, and encouraging.”
YiddishSchool participant