Yiddishland Giving Tuesday, Movie Screening, and Chanukkah-themed Art Walk

 

Dear Friend of YAAANA and Yiddishland California,

For those who celebrated, we hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday! Yiddishland and YAAANA are getting ready for a busy winter holiday season.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29, is a big day for us. Not only will we be holding a movie screening in collaboration with the South African Jewish American Community – SAJAC (yiddishlandcalifornia.org/leah-teddy-the-mandolin-cape-town-embraces-yiddish-song-a-movie-screening/), but we will also be fundraising to pay the dire gelt (… oy oy oy!) so we can remain in the Village of La Jolla. It takes a village to stay in the Village! If you want to listen to the Yiddish song explaining what happens if you do not pay your dire gelt (rent), click on this link, and you will understand our tsures! Additionally, a generous donor has offered to match Giving Tuesday donations up to $18,000!

Additionally, we would like to remind you about the Chanukkah-themed Artwalk at Yiddishland happening this Friday. We will open a new exhibit and have an artist talk by painter Miriam Libhaber, a Mexico City native. Learn more about this event at yiddishlandcalifornia.org/chanukkah-themed-art-walk/.

Check out the KPBS coverage of this event here: Top holiday arts events and performances in San Diego | KPBS Public Media.

Regarding classes, we have these classes approaching in December:

For more information about other upcoming events and classes please visit yiddishlandcalifornia.org/upcoming-events-and-classes/. Feel free to schedule a Yiddishland tour at yiddishlandcalifornia.org/about-us/.

Warm regards!

The YAAANA and Yiddishland team

www.yiddishlandcalifornia.org

info@yiddishland.ca

It Takes a Village to Stay in the Village!

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This Giving Tuesday, we are fundraising to pay the dire gelt (… oy oy oy!) so we can remain in the Village of La Jolla. It takes a village to stay in the Village! If you want to listen to the Yiddish song explaining what happens if you do not pay your dire gelt (rent), click on this link, and you will understand our tsures! Additionally, a generous donor has offered to match Giving Tuesday donations – up to $18,000! Go Fund Me donations are fee-free, make sure to put “0” for tip to Go Fund Me. 

Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin – Cape Town Embraces Yiddish Song – A Movie Screening and Exhibit

SAJAC and Yiddishland California present a movie “Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin – Cape Town Embraces Yiddish Song” – a story of warmth and spirit crossing generations and rekindling an appreciation for the rich contribution of Yiddish song from Eastern Europe to Broadway, Cape Town and beyond. The music invites you into a world that informs and delights! To learn more about the movie click here.  This is an in-person event broadcast on Zoom.

Where: 3252 Holiday Court #116, La Jolla, CA, 92037 and on Zoom

When: Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5 for an early bird ticket, $10 for last minute registration 

Click on the trailer below

Chanukkah-themed Art Walk 

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Join us for Chanukkah-themed First Friday Art Walk in December! We will be participating in La Jolla’s monthly art walk and will have a variety of artwork and Chanukkah-themed Judaica available for purchase. We will also open a new exhibit by Miriam Libhaber. Feel free to click here to learn more about Miriam’s artwork and artistic trajectory. Join us for drinks, snacks, entertainment, and the opportunity to see wonderful, original artwork. A free parking pass registration form will be sent to guests who register before 10 a.m. on Friday, December 2. 

Where: 1128 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

When: Friday, December 2, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m, artist’s talk at 6 p.m.

Tickets: Donations are welcome. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Click on the promo video below

Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) for Beginners

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This new course of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language is based on Sephardic folk songs and tales which will be used in order to teach some grammar and vocabulary. Students will have an opportunity to read texts both in Latin and Hebrew Rashi script as well as to practice speaking and writing skills. They will also get acquainted with a fascinating world of Sephardic folk culture.

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Thursdays, starting on Thursday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET), ending on January 5.

Cost: $120 for 6 sessions or an individual class for $25

Instructor: Dr Agnieszka August-Zarębska

Agnieszka August-Zarębska is an assistant professor at the Taube Department of Jewish Studies of the University of Wrocław (Poland). She is a specialist in Spanish and Judeo-Spanish contemporary poetry. Her current research concerns 20th and 21st-century poetry in Judeo-Spanish, Sephardic children’s literature and Judeo-Spanish postvernacular culture. At her University she teaches Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language, History and Culture of Sephardic Jews and Sephardic Literature. Moreover, she gave several lectures and workshops at festivals of Jewish culture in Poland as well as on-line for CIDiCSef in Buenos Aires, Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas Alberto Benveniste (University of Lisbon), Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

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