EK Velt – The Amazing Story of Yiddish at the Ends of the Earth:
Then & Now
עק װעלט׃ די פֿאַרכאַפּנדיקע מעשׂה
פֿון ייִדיש אין ביראָבידזשאַן
Please join us for this amazing and unique story of Birobidzhan — a remote and forbidding territory in Russia’s far east that became the only land ever to have Yiddish as its official language. Presented by native son and now beloved Yiddish educator in NYC Kolya Borodulin.
Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., Sana Monica, CA
$18 General; $15 Members; Free FT Students
FREE PARKING IN ADJACENT LOT (Enter 18th St.)
Kolya Borodulin is the Master Teacher and Coordinator of Yiddish programming at Workmen’s Circle/ArbeterRing, New York. He teaches Yiddish language and culture to multigenerational audiences nationally and internationally and is credited with giving hundreds of Yiddishists their foundation in the language. His dynamic style has garnered a growing fan base across the United States and beyond. He is the organizer of Trip to Yiddishland program ( and Yiddish programming coordinator at Klezkanada. Kolya is the author of “Yiddish Year Round – a curriculum for the young beginners” and a number of Yiddish educational materials for children. He also pilots the highly successful Workmen’s Circle online live Yiddish classes “Yidish fun der vaytns”.