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Yiddish A--Beginners

Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, May 9- July 18 (10 sessions; no class June 13)

  • Started May 9
  • 150 Canadian dollars
  • Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St., Vancouver

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Service Description

Yiddish A (Beginners), Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm, May 9- July 18 (10 sessions) In this introductory class, we will dive into the language and culture of Eastern European Jews, and explore the fascinating world of Yiddishkayt. Using a communicative and task-based approach, we will practice basic conversational skills, learn important verbs and adjectives to describe our daily life, and learn to read and write in Yiddish! During our classes we will also learn Yiddish folks songs, get exposed to Yiddish film, art and culture and learn about the fascinating culture of Yiddish. The course is meant for those with acquaintance with the Hebrew alphabet, both cursive and print (those who are not familiar with the Hebrew alphabet are required to take the 'Alef-Beys' course in September). Textbook: In Eynem, vol. 1 Meet your instructor: Itamar Manoff is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, where he focuses on language education research. Itamar has over 15 years of experience in language teaching for adults, including Hebrew, English and Yiddish. Itamar is a current Yiddish Pedagogy Fellow at the Yiddish Book Centre in Amherst Mass., and is an alumnus of the 2018-19 Helix-Yiddishkayt program. In addition, Itamar has participated in YIVO’s Uriel Weinreich Summer program and Klezkanada. In his teaching, Itamar focuses on conversational, communicative and theme-based approaches to the teaching of Yiddish language and culture, all the while emphasizing the importance of grammar and vocabulary acquisition.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    dbecker@peretz-centre.org


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