Katerina Kuznetsova

Sundays, December 4 and 11, 2022

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

2 sessions in total,

Online via Zoom


Workshop on Yiddish Syntax

In this intensive workshop on Yiddish syntax we will focus on the word order. The rule that every Yiddish student learns in the very beginning is that “a verb stands on the second place in a sentence.” But in practice there are more nuances to it. There are “zero words” that come first but do not count in the word order, there is an inversion in complex sentences, and idiomatic inversion. We will speak about the theory moving from simple to more advanced examples, and then practice with articles and texts from Yiddish literature. Each participant will receive individual feedback on their homework.

When: Sundays, December 4 and 11, 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. PT (12:30- 2:00 p.m. CT, 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET)

Tuition: $55 for this workshop or $150 for the 4 grammar workshops (Prepositions, nouns, adjectives and syntax)

Early Bird: $45 for this workshop or $120 for the 4 grammar workshops (Prepositions, nouns, adjectives and syntax)

-Number of tickets is limited to 20

-You can get the recording of the Zoom session in case you cannot attend live, the recording will be availble for 3 weeks. 

Instructor: Katerina Kuznetsova

Katerina Kuznetsova has been teaching Yiddish (language, grammar, and literature) for YAAANA since 2020. Currently, she is doing the Yiddish Pedagogy Fellowship with Yiddish Book Center.

She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, Katerina graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She lives in Berlin, where she co-founded the initiative Yiddish.Berlin – a group of artists and activists that organises cultural events involving Yiddish literature and culture.