Past Events

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 and […]

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 Sale […]

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 survival, […]

Free

Yiddish Fun-01

Zoom

The class meets every Wednesday from 7 PM to 8 PM 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 in the material. […]

$60.00

Yiddish Fun-02

Zoom

A 6 week course in a BISL advanced Conversational Yiddish with an entertaining and fun twist. Class start November 29th and meets every Sunday for 6 weeks.  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

Hanukkah in JazzTime

Come celebrate Hanukkah with a soulful concert of American jazz, Blues, and Spirituals all mixed with old world Klezmer. Joining the KCJO in this concert-celebration will be Clal's Rabbi Irwin Kula who will offer wisdom for anyone seeking light in these turbulent times.

$18

Yiddish Fun-03

Online

A 6-Week Advanced Conversational Yiddish Course Moderated by Avi Hoffman and Professor Miriam Hoffman Starts Sunday, December 20, 2020 Every Sunday from 2 - 3PM 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 not necessary. REGISTER NOW

$60.00

Yiddish Fun-02

Online

A 6 week course in a BISL advanced conversational Yiddish with an entertaining and fun twist. This class is every Thursday from 6:30pm - 7:30pm starting January 7, 2021 for 6 weeks. This bisl intermediate 60 minute fully interactive class entitled Yiddish Fun-02 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 is not necessary. Register Now

$60.00

Yiddish Fun-01

Online

The class meets every Sunday starting January 10, 2021 from Noon to 1pm 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 in […]

$60.00

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Soul to Soul

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Soul to Soul: “African American and Jewish music meet in a celebration of two cultures.” Live national broadcast on January 18th 2021, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. • Conceived of by musical director Zalmen Mlotek • Narration and images curated by Motl Didner • Video produced by Tatiana Wechsler Starring Lisa Fishman, Magda Fishman, Elmore James, Zalmen Mlotek, Tony Perry and Tatiana Wechsler with Brian Glassman on bass, Dmitri Slepovitch on clarinet and saxophone and Matt Temkin on percussion. The Jewish and African American people arrived in America by different paths. But the parallels in their histories […]

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