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YI Remembers: Remembering Kristallnacht

“Remembering Kristallnacht” is a historical, artistic program to remembering the horrific night of November 9-10, 1938, and the violence committed by the Nazis throughout Germany and Austria against Jews and their property, which initiated the horrors of Nazi Germany and culminated in concentration camps across Europe. “Remembering Kristallnacht” will commemorate the horrific events of 1938, and will feature the art of Martin Levin, an accomplished artist whose intricately-detailed miniature buildings are world-renowned. Levin is meticulously recreating many of the exterior features of the Jewish synagogues destroyed in Germany and Austria on Kristallnacht. Levin has said this is his own personal [...]

YI Remembers: A Lucky Guy – A New Play Reading

“A Lucky Guy” will be a play reading by Tony Award-nominated director and actress Eleanor Reissa and starring Avi Hoffman and a national cast of actors. The play is part of a published anthology by Reissa encompassing six decades of modern Jewish life in the United States, exploring the subtle and not-so-subtle effects of a post-Holocaust world on a modern American woman.. Her plays are bound together by a unique slant toward life, death, God and love, depicting what is humanly and inhumanly possible. The Chicago Tribune review read: "profoundly, beautifully moving … a life-affirming dance." Beyond her work as [...]

God and the Holocaust: A Commemoration Concert

“God and the Holocaust: A Commemoration Concert” Featuring the talents of Maestro Aaron Kula and his Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra and Avi Hoffman - This concert is focused upon the Jewish world in wartime Europe and the relationship between Jews and God in Holocaust literature and music -- as depicted in the writings and songs of the great Yiddish poets, composers and writers. This performance is part of YI’s Klezmer in Quarantine series and their steadfast commitment to applying the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. More Information

Yiddish Fun-01

Online

The class meets every Sunday starting January 31, 2021 from 2pm to 3pm on Zoom for 6 weeks. "This is one of the highlights of my week." - C. Fritz A 6-week conversational Yiddish online course utilizing the curricula and materials developed by Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman and under the guidance and direction of her son, renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman, connecting the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture. This hands-on course emphasizes the humor and depth of the Yiddish Culture and encourages the course participants to personally engage [...]

$60.00

Yiddish Fun-03

Online

A 6-week conversational Yiddish course moderated by Avi Hoffman and Professor Miriam Hoffman starting February 17, 2020. The class meets on Zoom every Wednesday from 7-8 PM EST for 6 weeks. This "nokh a bisl" intermediate 60- minute fully interactive class entitled Yiddish Fun-03 utilizes the curricula and materials developed by Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman and under the guidance and direction of her son, renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman, connecting the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture. Prior Knowledge of Yiddish or participation in Yiddish Fun-01 or 02 is [...]

$60.00

Yiddish Fun-02

Online

The class meets every Sunday starting March 14, 2021 from 2pm to 3pm on Zoom for 6 weeks. A 6 week course in a BISL advanced conversational Yiddish with an entertaining and fun twist. This ‘slightly’ intermediate 60 minute fully interactive class entitled Yiddish Fun02 utilizes the curricula and materials developed by Columbia University Professor Miriam Hoffman and under the guidance and direction of her son, renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman, connecting the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture. (Prior Knowledge of Yiddish or participation in YiddishFun01 is not necessary) [...]

$60.00
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