The Yiddish Book Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program are now open. The program is designed to train Yiddish teachers in communicative language pedagogy, provide them with resources to assist teaching in a variety of settings, and offer ongoing support for pedagogic development. Yiddish instructors teaching a beginner’s Yiddish class in the 2019–2020 academic year are encouraged to apply by April 2, 2019.
Participants will attend two two-day workshops at the Center, which will take place July 21–22, 2019 and November 10–11, 2019. In addition, teachers will participate in an active online community, where they will exchange ideas, share resources, and receive support from program faculty throughout the academic year.
The two workshops will include:
- seminars on effective methods to develop students’ linguistic and cultural proficiency in Yiddish
- masterclasses on designing and implementing classroom activities and mini-lessons
- discussions on best practices and challenges in the field of Yiddish pedagogy
The primary focus of the workshops will be on teaching beginner students of Yiddish using the Yiddish Book Center’s new communicative Yiddish textbook, In eynem. This multimedia textbook employs the communicative approach to language-learning and blends language with culture, using a diverse assortment of authentic texts. Participants will be provided comprehensive, easy-to-use materials and training on the most effective ways of using these materials in their classrooms. Teachers commit to using the In eynem textbook for a minimum of two semesters (or equivalent) during the year, while providing regular feedback and evaluation on their experiences.
The Yiddish Book Center’s Yiddish Pedagogy Program is tuition-free and full room and board for all program participants during the two workshops at the Center. Participants also receive a stipend for travel expenses. The Center will also provide textbooks and classroom materials for all sessions. Participants receive a $500 stipend as well as discounted textbooks for their students.
All candidates must have a minimum proficiency in Yiddish at the low-advanced level or higher. Candidates must be signed up to teach a beginner’s Yiddish class in 2019–2020.
Questions? Contact Phoenix, education program assistant, at 413-256-4900, ext. 144 or [email protected].
Learn basic reading, writing, conversational skills, and basic grammar of a unique rich and juicy heritage language language, the 1,000-year language of Ashkenazi Jews. This course will utilize specialized handouts as well as a textbook. (More information to be shared at the first class session).
PLEASE NOTE: All students are required to have prior knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet (printed and cursive).
Class Length: 6 sessions on Wednesdays in late February, March and early April
Class Dates: 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 4/3, 4/10
Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Class Location: UCLA @ Hillel or Online via
SAVE THE DATE:
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
OUR SPRING 2019 GALA CONCERT
Yiddish Flavors of Love:
A Musical Celebration
The perfect Father’s Day gift!
YIDDISH FLAVORS OF LOVE:
A MUSICAL CELEBRATION
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor
Seth Weinstein, Pianist
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City
$30 for groups of at least 10
$25 for students with ID
Infuse the taste of Yiddish culture into your Father’s Day with a mix of songs inspired by love: paternal, patriotic, poignant, or passionate.
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) is a multigenerational forty-voice ensemble led by Binyumen Schaechter.
They’ll surprise you with their all-Yiddish repertoire and ear-catching arrangements.
This year, you’ll hear classic hits like the Godfather theme and popular tunes by Puccini and Handel.
Whether you’re fluent or Yiddish-challenged, expect a heymish afternoon.
You’ll stay connected with the help of Schaechter’s informative intros, English supertitles, and a keepsake booklet with full lyric translations. After brunch or before dinner,
treat Dad to some delicious Yiddish four-part harmony.
Discount tickets for students and groups (at least ten) are available at the box office: 212-501-3330.
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