10th International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture - Warsaw

The Shalom Foundation organizes the 10th International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture in Warsaw this summer:

Submerge yourself in our intensive Yiddish summer course and a variety of language-related activities in our newly opened, modernly equipped Yiddish Center.

  • Participate in a wide range of afternoon cultural events, lectures and workshops.
  • Discover the pre- and postwar history of Yiddish culture in Poland. 
  • Get to know contemporary Jewish life in Poland.
  • Meet native Yiddish speakers from Poland and learn their stories.
  • Visit the once vibrant center of Yiddish culture.
  • Explore the resources of Warsaw archives, libraries and visual collections documenting Jewish life in Poland.

For more information, write to: jidysz@shalom.org.pl


What we offer?

60 hrs of language instruction.

10 hrs of afternoon language tutorial for beginners / speaking classes for more advanced students.

Afternoon lectures and a handful of workshops (e.g. Yiddish song, theater, reading Yiddish manuscripts), evening movie screenings.

Guided tours in Warsaw (the Jewish cemetery with tombstones of Y.L. Peretz, Chone Shmeruk and others; the Jewish quarter of Praga on the right bank of the Vistula river, the Warsaw ghetto as well as visits to the Jewish Historical Institute and other venues and museums.

The lectures and language instructions will be given by specialists from various centers, including Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University, Wrocław University, Warsaw Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Polish Academy of Science and Jewish Historical Institute and others.

Participants will also get a unique opportunity to meet native Yiddish speakers from Poland and learn about the history of postwar Yiddish culture and other topics from the best specialists in the field.

Faculty: prof. Abraham Lichtenbaum (IWO, Argentina, academic advisor of the Seminar), Penina Meller (Israel), Daniel Galay (Israel), Agata Kondrat (Warsaw University), prof. Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska (University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin), Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss (New York).

For more information visit the link below.

2 July 2012 - 20 July 2012
2 Jul 2012
20 Jul 2012