Advanced Beginner (Tues nights): Designed for students who already have some elementary Yiddish reading, writing and speaking, this course will help you build conversational vocabulary, strengthen your grammar and develop reading skills.
Intermediate (Tues nights): Students will build on their knowledge of Yiddish through reading and translating prose, poetry and songs, with opportunity to hear Yiddish music by popular artists. Various grammatical points will be highlighted and explained in context of material used. Students should be somewhat proficient in reading and comfortable using Yiddish dictionaries.
Beginner II: This is a continuation of our fall beginner session. Newcomers who know the Yiddish alphabet and who can read and write simple sentences in the present tense are encouraged to join. Yiddish reading, conversation skills and grammar will be taught using a textbook, songs and other multi-media materials, to keep the class interactive and lively. Instructor: Max Edwards.
Advanced Level: Yiddish Literature (Wed nights): This course will cover some of Yiddish literature's best authors. We’ll read and discuss themes, characters and plots. English translations will be made available whenever possible to reduce excessive dictionary work. Discussions will be primarily in Yiddish with allowance for English when necessary.
A Yiddish reading group that meets at Boston Workmen’s Circle is inviting new members. The group has just starting reading Itsik Manger’s “The Book of Paradise” in Yiddish. The book is written in relatively simple Yiddish - a story of an angel forced to leave Gan-Eden to become human.
“The Workmen's Circle is my Jewish community because it allows me to express all the different aspects of my Jewish identity in one place. It’s where I act for change while being part of a larger, inter-generational community.”