In each class, we will learn how to read and pronounce Yiddish, listen and understand the various dialects it is spoken, and learn Yiddish’s rich and extensive vocabulary and grammar for reading, writing, and practical use. We will use the textbook “In Eynem”, a landmark interactive new textbook from the Yiddish Book Center, the education feature on the Yiddish Duolingo course, and a variety of sources from Yiddish history, prose, song, and current events. We will go from learning the alef-beys to holding a conversation, and enjoying all the fruits of the Yiddishland.
Price: $25 for each class or $100 for a 6-session package for early bird registration (available until November 25 ) or $125 for the 6-session package if registering after November 25.
Teacher: Zach Golden
Zach Golden is a rabbi at Yiddishkeit-based experimental synagogue and cultural center Der Nister in Los Angeles, and assistant to the editor of the Yiddish Forverts. A learner and enthusiast of Yiddish for many years, he believes strongly that there is an intrinsic value to the language and culture. He has facilitated a Yiddish learning group during his time at Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and is also an experienced teacher of Hebrew.