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Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool: Program Activities

A typical day during YiddishSchool

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Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool at the Center

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Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool: Faculty

Learn from top Yiddish instructors

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Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool: FAQ

Information on accommodations, cost, course levels, and more

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FAQ

Find answers to questions you may have about the program.

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Have I Got a Story for You: Reading Resources

The first selection for the 2023 Great Jewish Books Club

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White Goat Press

White Goat Press brings new translations of Yiddish literature to English readers.

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Register for Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool

Register early to secure your spot for these onsite classes

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About Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool

Our in-person program features over twelve hours of language instruction

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The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust, with Jeffrey Veidlinger

Jeffrey Veidlinger discusses his newly released book, In the Midst of Civilized Europe, and explores how hundreds of Yiddish-language testimonies awakened the world to the danger Jews were facing in Europe on the eve of the Holocaust.

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Yiddishtown: East End Jewish Life in Yiddish Sketch and Story

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

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Ana María Shua’s Daughter: New Experiments in Argentine Jewish Historical Fiction with Claire Solomon

Professor Claire Solomon considers how acclaimed writer Ana María Shua plays with Argentine Jewish history through a mother-daughter narrative that is also a metaliterary experiment.

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"I Was Born in Three Countries": Shifting Borders around Czernowitz

Sami Steigmann, child survivor of the Holocaust and motivational speaker, speaks about his origins and being born in the city of Czernowitz that was claimed at the time and since by at least three different countries.

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Newly named Yiddish Translation Fellows

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A Recurring Nightmare: Learning About The Holocaust

Sami Steigmann, child survivor of the Holocaust and motivational speaker considers his parents' understanding of the Holocaust, and his own relationship to it.

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Subject to Nazi Medical Experimentation: A Lifetime of Consequences

Sami Steigmann, child survivor of the Holocaust and motivational speaker considers his time spent in a labor camp, and the effects on the rest of his life.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Some of My Favorite Jewish Dishes

Sami Steigmann, child survivor of the Holocaust and motivational speaker remembers some of his favorite Jewish dishes his mother used to make.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"Where to Belong?" The Importance of Core Values and a Sense of Identity

Sami Steigmann, child survivor of the Holocaust and motivational speaker speaks about the importance of growing up with a sense of belonging to a cultural identity, and the importance of having strong core values.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

By Helping Others You Help Yourself: The Human Benefits of Teaching and Sharing

Sami Steigmann, child survivor of the Holocaust and motivational speaker speaks about his life and his time spent as a motivational speaker.

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Ideology and Education: Becoming an Upstander and Making This a Better World

Sami Steigmann, child survivor of the Holocaust and motivational speaker shares some advice with the younger generations.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts