YI Programs and Services

YI produces and promotes a wide range of programs and services to participating organizations. These programs fall into three categories, all central to engaging and building the Jewish community.


We Create turn-key Solutions for your Jewish Cultural Events
YI’s wide experience in the cultural and entertainment worlds allows us to locate, gather and package contemporary expressions of Jewish culture, in forms ranging from a single performance or exhibition to a complete Jewish festival.


Academic Programming provided in association with
University of Miami’s George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies
Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies.


6-Week Conversational Yiddish Online Course

Moderated By Avi Hoffman and Professor Miriam Hoffman

“It was fun. Thank you for a delightful course.”  – P. Fisher

 “A fun and valuable experience.” – D&J Opatow

Due to popular demand, we have added more Yiddish language classes. Class meets every week for 6 weeks on Zoom.  

“I love this course soooo much! Your class takes me home.” – B. Milgraum

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.

 “It has been an honor and a privilege to learn the Yiddish language and Yiddish culture, in your class. The classes have been delightful, nostalgic and meaningful…You added Yiddish music, poetry, comedy, art and history to enrich the curriculum. Thank you for your work, effort and dedication in preserving Yiddish for this generation and for future generations.”

– L. Harris

Take one of our Yiddish Fun-01/02 Courses

Speakers & Curriculum
YI can provide Speakers, Lecturers and local educators with Jewish Cultural programs and written study guides for even the youngest ages. Guides for adults wishing to deepen their knowledge about Judaism are available as well. We’ll also offer our knowledge and insights online, in an easily accessible format, via the YI website.

Holocaust Awareness & Events
YI can connect your community to the best contemporary Jewish discussions on Jewish languages, culture, Holocaust studies, philosophy and ethics. We’ll make all the arrangements for these personal appearances, which can include book signings and question and answer session


A global clearinghouse for cultural events, information and resources.

Yiddishkayt Press publishes works of contemporary and historic significance, offering subject matter and editorial assistance for individuals or organizations engaged in publishing projects.


Yiddishkayt Initiative can provide research and archival services as well as access to a wide variety of archived material found in university, library, community and personal collections worldwide.

We are prepared to provide historical and cultural materials in displays, exhibits and special presentations, utilizing the latest in multimedia technology.