Tanya Yakovleva

10 online sessions, Wednesdays

January 11 – March 15

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT


Leyenkrayz for

Intermediates and


with Tanya Yakovleva

In this course conducted entirely in Yiddish, students of intermediate II level will practice reading and translating skills without judgment and comparisons. We will continue to read and translate Itsik Manger’s satirical novel Di vunderlekhe lebns-bashraybung fun Shmuel-Abe Abervo (Dos bukh fun gan-eydn) /The Amazing Life Story of Shmuel-Abe Abervo (The Book of the Garden of Eden) written in 1939. You will learn a new vocabulary and have an understanding of the Yiddish history and culture.

When: starts January 11, Wednesdays, 1 p.m. PT (3 p.m. CT, 4 p.m. ET, 10 p.m. in most of Europe, 11 p.m. in Israel), ends March 15.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition: $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 60-minute online class.

Early Bird (before December 28): $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60-minute online class.

Students: $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60-minute online class.

Instructor: Tanya Yakovleva

Tanya studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. She received her PhD in Slavic and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.