About Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool Online

January 9-14, 2022

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Whether you know a bisl Yiddish or none at all, you’ll enjoy Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool Online, a week of remote language-learning, lectures, and workshops—an excursion into the world of Yiddish! The virtual program offers adult learners the opportunity to spend a week exploring Yiddish language and culture together in a small online classroom.

Each day features up to two-and-a-half hours of Yiddish language classes, along with workshops, cultural events, and more. (You can download a tentative schedule for YiddishSchool below.)

The week includes:

  • More than twelve hours of Yiddish language classes offered at three levels
  • Cultural events with Yiddish scholars, including Yiddish Book Center staff
  • A film screening
  • The chance to connect with a community of Yiddish learners, live via Zoom and asynchronously via Slack 

Cost: $400 for Yiddish Book Center members, $475 for nonmembers. Each individual participant must register separately. The required textbook is sold separately at $100 in our online store.

Program expectations:

  • Students are expected to actively participate in language class sessions.
  • Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the Yiddish alphabet before the program begins. Students in higher levels may be expected to review other materials as well.
  • Students must have a computer with a webcam and microphone, headphones, Internet access, and some proficiency with Zoom.
  • Students will use Slack, a free communication platform, to receive program announcements, connect with faculty, and chat with fellow participants. (Prior experience with Slack is helpful but not required. There will be a how-to session on the basics of Slack at the start of the program.)
  • Students must have a copy of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook

About In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook:

Written by Asya Vaisman Schulman and Jordan Brown with Mikhl Yashinsky, In eynem is the first fully-illustrated, multimedia Yiddish textbook that uses the communicative approach to language learning. With this book, students use language as a practical tool for conversing with their classmates about their daily lives and as a vehicle through which they creatively delve into texts for cultural and artistic insights.

"I now understand lots more Yiddish and, best of all, have the confidence to speak! "
YiddishSchool participant