Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool Online: FAQ

January 14-19, 2024

How many participants will be in the program?
There will be approximately ten students in each language class, for a total of approximately twenty participants.

How can I register for the program?
You can register as a nonmember, or become a Yiddish Book Center member and then register here for a class. The cost is $450 for members; $525 for nonmembers. The optional alef-beys course is an additional $100 for members; $175 for nonmembers. 

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. If you're not sure which level is right for you or are interested in a level that isn't currently being offered, please contact us.

Do I need to know the Yiddish alphabet?
Participants in all levels should become familiar with the Yiddish alphabet before the course. This year's program features an optional alef-beys course January 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024, for those who want guided practice while studying. The course focuses on reading and pronunciation.

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. 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?
YiddishSchool 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 optional activities throughout the week.

What sort of technology do I need to attend the online program?
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 need to purchase a copy of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook. To purchase the textbook, click here.

What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations by January 2 will be refunded, minus a $30 administration fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds for cancellations after January 2.

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