Summer Course Yiddish on the Continent - Bruxelles Institute for Jewish Studies

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, we regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone the seminar « Yiddish on the Continent » which was to be held in Brussels in July. Given the guidelines by our Government and the University, we will not be able to organise courses in a safe environment for all and to ensure the social distancing between students to limit the spread of the virus.

We are planning the Seminar for next year's spring break, from Tuesday, April 6 to Friday, April 16, 2021, and this, following the governmental regulations at that time. We hope to confirm the event in January 2021. In the meantime, we are accepting pre-registration for those of you who are interested. (

We are sorry that we have had to make this decision. However, it is still possible to study Yiddish this summer. Online sessions are being offered from Israël. For further information, please contact Miriam Trinh at

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Take good care.

L’Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme, a major European Centre for Jewish Studies, announces an intensive programme in Yiddish language and literature « Yiddish on the Continent » to be held from July 20th to July 31st, 2020.
The programme is designed to:
- introduce students to the Yiddish language, literature and culture
- enrich existant knowledge.

The summer programme offers students intensive language courses catering to elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Language classes are predominantly conducted in Yiddish. The morning classes are complemented with a broad range of language enrichment activities including :
- Singing workshop with Shura Lipovsky
- Theatre workshop with Tal Hever-Chybowski
- Translation workshop with Batia Baum
- Lectures on specialised subjects
- Yiddish film
- Visits to Jewish sites (museum, synagogues, monuments).

Our teaching staff includes professors from Belgium, France and England :
Helen BEER - University College, London - University of London (Levels 2 and 3).
Tal HEVER-CHYBOWSKY – Maison de la Culture Juive - Paris (Levels 1 and 4).
Sonia DRATWA-PINKUSOWITZ - Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme – ULB – Brussels (Levels 3 and 4).
Annick PRIME-MARGULES – Paris Yiddish Centre – Paris (Levels 1 and 2).
The cost for the two-week programme is 480 euros (or 350 euros for full-time university students).
As places are limited, only applications with full payment will ensure participation in the programme.
Applications must be received no later than
June 15th, 2020 and sent to the following address :
Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme
Séminaire Yiddish
17 Av. F. Roosevelt
B- 1050 Bruxelles
Or by e-mail :
Our website :

Payments should be made to the following bank account :
Bank ING : 310-1518513-64
Code IBAN : BE29 3101 5185 1364
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Please attach a photocopy of your ID Card or Passport :
Please include a brief description of your previous exposure to Yiddish on a separate page.
[ ] By submitting this form, I agree that the information entered will be used for the purposes described below.
Conditions of use of your personal data: By registering, you accept that the Institute of Jewish Studies retains and uses your personal data collected in this form in order to improve our exchanges. In this case, you authorize the Institute for Jewish Studies to communicate with you occasionally if it deems it appropriate to inform you about the Yiddish Summer Classes and activities. In order to protect the confidentiality of your personal data, the Institute undertakes not to disclose, nor to transmit nor share your personal data with third parties. We will only provide participants with a list of email addresses (please, inform us if you do not want to be on this list). During the Seminar, we will take a group photo which we will distribute. We will also take photos during the activities. Please inform us if you do not want these photos to be shared outside the group. To know and exercise your rights, in particular to withdraw consent to the use of your data collected by this form, please write to us at <>.

The Institute for Jewish Studies offers scholarships to students between 18 and 30 years, who wish to participate in the Yiddish University in Brussels.
Three Scholarships are available, covering the registration fee (350 €)
Deadline for Application Submission : Friday, April 29th, 2020

The Scholarship Application Form is available by e-mail :