Past Events

Yiddish Fun-01 – Monday Class

Zoom

Class meets every Monday from 1pm to 2pm on Zoom for 6 weeks. Class starts on August 3. There is no class on Labor Day. The last class will take place on September 14th. 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 [...]

$60

Amazing Rabbinic Tales: Virtual Lecture and Live Art Sale

Facebook Live

LECTURE Amazing Rabbinic Tales: Virtual Lecture and Live Art Auction Based on Rabbinic Literature and Jewish Folklore, these anecdotes and stories have been adapted and integrated into our American cultural mythology. These legends and fables describe wit and wisdom, evil and righteousness, breaking down established norms, unmasking foolish pride and fighting against injustice. These tales describe miracles, heroism and cowardice, and are our most treasured legacy.   ART AUCTION Live art auction from Gallery 22 - Yaacov Heller. RSVP

FREE

Yiddish Fun-01 – Wednesday Class

Zoom

Class meets every Wednesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom for 6 weeks. Class starts on August 5. 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 in the material. REGISTER NOW

$60

Yiddish Fun-02

Zoom

A 6 week course in a BISL advanced Conversational Yiddish with an entertaining and fun twist. (Prior Knowledge of Yiddish or participation in YiddishFun01 is not necessary) 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. REGISTER

$60.00

Legends of the AlefBet: Virtual Lecture & Live Art Sale

Facebook Live

Live on the Yiddishkayt Initiative Facebook page. Streaming live from Gallery 22 - Yaacov Heller. LECTURE: Miriam Hoffman’s epic examination of the origins of written language. At Columbia University, Professor Hoffman spent decades researching the folklore and legends of the ancient Hebrew and Yiddish alphabets. Now, utilizing and illustrating that research, Professor Hoffman entertains and educates her readers with the amazing stories that illuminate our modern languages. Utilizing the original 1919 artistic serigraphs of master artist Ben-Tsiyon Zuckerman, as well as the colorful Alefbet of master artist Michoel Muchnik—plus additional artistic and related imagery—each letter is examined through its history [...]

Free

The Yiddish Shakespeares – Virtual Lecture & Live Art Sale

Facebook Live

Live on the Yiddishkayt Initiative Facebook page. Streaming live from Gallery 22 - Yaacov Heller. LECTURE: This enlightening lecture presents an entertaining and educational evening introducing the depth and beauty of the great Yiddish writers. Through both Yiddish and English poetry and prose, we rediscover the lost treasures of Yiddish culture.  ART SALE: Live Art Sale from Gallery 22 - Yaacov Heller. RSVP

Free

Celebrating Yinglish: Virtual Lecture and Live Art Sale

Facebook Live

Live on the Yiddishkayt Initiative Facebook page. Streaming live from Gallery 22 - Yaacov Heller   LECTURE: This interactive lecture presents a celebration of ‘Yinglish’ - the unique American linguistic combination of Yiddish and English. From the over 5000 Yiddish words that have officially become a part of the English language, we have fun with the stories and words that celebrate the idiomatic phenomenon that laid the foundation for modern mainstream culture. Lecture participants will have the opportunity to play a role in the scenes and stories that make up this entertaining and humorous event.   ART SALE: Live Art [...]

Free

A Breed Apart: Virtual Lecture and Live Art Sale

Facebook Live

Live on the Yiddishkayt Initiative Facebook page. Streaming live from Gallery 22 - Yaacov Heller   LECTURE: A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee Author, scholar, journalist, playwright and survivor Miriam Hoffman’s multimedia presentation of her latest book - A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee. Together with her son, famed actor AVI Hoffman, this intellectual and emotional journey describes Hoffman’s experience as a young refugee girl growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after the destruction of World War II. “A Breed Apart” is an engaging non-fiction tale of war and [...]

Free

Yiddish Fun-02

Zoom

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) REGISTER

$60.00

Yiddish Fun-01

Zoom

Class meets every Sunday from Noon to 1pm on Zoom for 6 weeks. Class starts on October 18th and ends on November 22nd. 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 in the material. REGISTER [...]

$60.00
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