Yiddish Melbourne

Yiddish Melbourne "is part of a major project undertaken within the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University, to document and record a comprehensive history of the way of life and institutions of the Yiddish speaking immigrants who settled in Melbourne, and the values and outlook of their descendants".

The website consists of the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Biographies
  • Organisations: community organisations that actively promoted Yiddish
  • Community Service: organisations in which Yiddish speakers were prominent
  • Education: Yiddish in Sunday schools, day schools and tertiary institutions
  • Youth Group: SKIF
  • Media and Creative Writing: newspapers, journals and radio, poetry and prose
  • Culture: theatre and music
  • International Visitors: Yiddish academics, actors, directors, singers and writers
  • Documents
  • Memories: oral histories, memoirs
  • Statistics: census and survey details
  • Bibliography