Decade of Discovery: Yiddish in America: Cultural Encounters
The Decade of Discovery is a new initiative of the Yiddish Book Center designed to foster a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Beginning with the Center’s 40th anniversary in 2020, and continuing for each of the next ten years, the Center will select an annual theme around which we will curate and share content and collaborate with other organizations.
The Yiddish Book Center's Decade of Discovery is made possible in part by a grant from the Leona and Ralph W. Kern Foundation.
Decade of Discovery
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Jewish Neighborhoods: Memories of Jewish Life from Jewish Neighborhoods Around the United States
Yiddish in America
Throughout the year, we'll be showcasing a range of diverse content drawn from the Center’s collections and archives that speaks to this year's Decade of Discovery theme "Yiddish in America: Cultural Encounters."
From Our Collections
"The Institute for Facial Reform (A Fantastical Story)"
Getsl Selikovich published erudite articles as well as a number of humoresques. This story takes place in New York in 1913.
An Old Woman with Young Dreams
Published in the Forverts on November 11, 1920, the story is narrated by a flâneuse who observes the city and its people—like many of Serdatsky’s stories this one offers a picture of the day-to-day lives of immigrant women in New York, their unfulfilled longings and small pleasures.
Anita Norich's Newly Translated A Jewish Refugee in New York
The Shmooze visits with Professor Anita Norich to talk about her translation of A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadia Molodovsky.