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Yiddish Seminar

28 June – 16 July 2021

The 19th International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture

How to spend a summer with Yiddish? Become a participant in a unique course in the Yiddishland center and spend #strawberryseason with us! This year's edition will be devoted to local issues, ecology, Polish-Jewish sightseeing, and ... cousine! We have prepared language courses for you, during which you will get acquainted with rarely discussed documents, as well as a number of lectures and specialist workshops. Only with us you will learn how Shakespeare's "The Tempest" sounds in Yiddish! You can't miss it!

Important! Our online Seminar is a project where everyone is equal! Join us!

The Shalom Foundation and the Center for Yiddish Culture invite all Yiddish lovers to a three-week virtual meeting with Yiddish language and with Jewish history, literature, culture and art, which will take place both in class and online on June 28 - July 16, 2021.

The many years of tradition and experience of the Warsaw seminar have been enriched this year with an online formula, so that despite unfavorable conditions, everyone can immerse themselves in the Yiddish world through intensive language courses, as well as tutorials, lectures and workshops. From the privacy of your own home, but surrounded by participants from all over the world and under the watchful eye of the best specialists, we will once again delve into the extraordinary world of history and tradition related to the language and culture of Ashkenazi Jews.

Contact us: zumerkurs@shalom.org.pl 

Project coordinators: Natalia Chmielarz & Michalina Jadczak

PROGRAM

 

• Yiddish classes on 4 levels:

-Yiddish1 (I), teachers: Agata Reibach, Janina Wurbs (60h; online): 9am-12.30pm (Warsaw time) with a break

– Yiddish2 (II), teachers: Reyze Turner, Magdalena Kozłowska (60h; online): 3.30pm-7.30pm (Warsaw time) with a break

– Yiddish3 (III), teachers: Natalia Krynicka, Reyze Turner (60h; online): 3.30pm-7.30pm (Warsaw time) with a break

– Yiddish4 (IV), teachers: Sharon Bar Kochva, Natalia Krynicka (60h; online): 3.30pm-7.30pm (Warsaw time) with a break

 

• Conversation (3h) for levels III and IV 

July 2, 2pm-3.15pm (Warsaw time), conversation: Anna Szyba and Karolina Szymaniak [details]

July 9, 2pm-3.15pm (Warsaw time), conversation: Anna Szyba and Karolina Szymaniak [details]

July 11, 5pm-6pm (Warsaw time) “Israeli Yiddish vs American Yiddish – from Shtisl’s Jerusalem to Unorthodox’s Williamsburg” – Shlomo Lubartovsky

 

Language tutorials (3h) for levels I and II

July 2, 1:30pm-2.30pm (Warsaw time) with Reyze Turner

July 9, 1:30pm-2.30pm (Warsaw time) with Reyze Turner

July 16, 1:30pm-2.30pm (Warsaw time) with Reyze Turner

 

• Workshops

June 29, July 6 and 13, 1pm-2:30pm (Warsaw time) Creative Yiddish Writing Workshop (in Yiddish, levels III and IV), Ethel Niborski #onZoom 

June 29, July 6 and 13, 1pm-2pm (Warsaw time) Old Yiddish Literature Workshop (in English, for all levels), Oren Cohen Roman [details] #onZoom 

June 30, July 7 and 14, 1pm-2.30pm (Warsaw time) Manuscript Reading Workshop (in Yiddish, levels III and IV), Anna Szyba [details]#onZoom

July 1, 8 and 15, 1pm-2pm (Warsaw time) Yiddish far historiker workshop (in Yiddish, levels II, III and IV), Magdalena Kozłowska [details] #onZoom 

July 3, 10am (Warsaw time) cooking workshop (in English, for all levels): “Fania Lewando’s vegetarian cuisine: Prewar Jewish desserts – pontshkes, peysekhdiker tort, a kukhn mit truskafkes”, Michał Lachur [details]#onZoom & #inPerson 

July 5 & 12, 1pm-2:30pm (Warsaw time) Nature class! As taught in the prewar Yiddish school (in Yiddish, levels II, III and IV) with Anna Szyba and Karolina Szymaniak [details]

July 10, 10am (Warsaw time) cooking workshop (in English, for all levels): “Yidishe ugerkes – a case study on cucumbers in Eastern European Jewish Cuisine”, Michał Lachur [details] #onZoom & #inPerson

 

• Lectures

June 28, 8pm (Warsaw time) “Di Yidishe landkentenish bavegung in Poyln tsvishn di beyde velt milkhomes” (in Yiddish), Prof. Samuel Kassow [details] #onZoom

July 1, 8pm (Warsaw time) “From shtetl into wilderness: exploring nature in Yiddish culture” (in English), Dr Marek Tuszewicki [details] #onZoom

July 5, 8pm (Warsaw time) “Lithuanian Landscapes in Yiddish Poetry” (in English), Prof. Mikhail Krutikov [details]#onZoom 

July 7, 8pm (Warsaw time) “Ecocritical perspectives on Jewish food and foodways” (in English), Paulina Kakareko-Iwanow [details] #onZoom & #inPerson 

July 12, 8pm (Warsaw time) “Grochów Kibbutz and its commemoration – History of the Jewish farm in Grochów (1919 – 1941)” (in English), Maria Cieśla [details] #onZoom & #inPerson 

July 15, 8pm (Warsaw time) “The only light in my then dark life was school. The schools of TSISHO 1921-1939” (in Yiddish), Anna Szyba [details] #onZoom & #inPerson

 

The program may be slightly changed!

 

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Patronat nad projektem:

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Jewish Historical Institute

LEARNING MODULES TO CHOOSE FROM:

 

1) Full seminar program: language course (at the selected level of advancement) + workshop module + conversation module + lecture module + additional activities

– three-week program (including 60 h language courses)
PRICE: full: 600 euros / $650, student fee: 400 euros / $450

– two-week program (including 40 hours of language courses)
PRICE: full: 450 euros / $490, student fee: 300 euros / $325

 

2) The language course only

• Full module for all levels of language advancement (I-IV)

You can choose between: Yiddish1 (for beginners), Yiddish2 or two of the following courses:

– Natalia Krynicka (IV) – A rayze arum Poyln mit yidishe shrayber [details]
– Sharon Bar Kochva (IV)
– Natalia Krynicka (III) – Natur in der yidisher literatur [details]
– Reyze Turner (III) – Grammar and vocabulary for intermediate [details]

Three-week long course (60 hours of language classes without additional offer): PRICE: full 450 euros / $490, students fee: 300 euros / $325

Two-week long course (40 hours of language classes without additional offer): PRICE: full: 300 euros / $325, students fee: 200 euros / $220

 

3) Partial module for advanced groups (III-IV) only:

You can choose one of the courses below:
– Natalia Krynicka (IV) – A rayze arum Poyln mit yidishe shrayber [details]
– Sharon Bar Kochva (IV)
– Natalia Krynicka (III) – Natur in der yidisher literatur [details]
– Reyze Turner (III) – Grammar and vocabulary for intermediate [details]

Three-week long course (30 hours of language classes without additional offer)
PRICE: full: 250 euros / $275, students fee: 150 euros / $165

Two-week long course (20 hours of language classes without additional offer)
PRICE: 180 euros / $200, students fee: 100 euros / $110

 

4) Workshop module:

PRICE:
– 1 workshop – 40 euros, $45
– 2 workshops – 70 euros, $76
– 3 workshops – 100 euros, $110
– 4 workshops – 140 euros, $155

+ Saturday Vegetarian Jewish Cuisine workshop:
– 1 workshop – 30 euros, $35
– 2 workshops – 55 euros, $65

 

5) Conversational module:

– 3 workshops, PRICE: 30 euros / $35

 

6) Lecture module

PRICE:
– 1 lecture – 5 euros / $6
– 3 lectures – 12 euros / $13
– 5 lectures – 20 euros / $22

 

Bank transfer details:

Fundacja Shalom
ul. Senatorska 35
00-099 Warszawa
NIP: 526-10-26-136

Santander Bank

For USD
PL 69 1910 1123 2200 2941 2121 0002
SWIFT: WBKPPLPPXXX

For EUR
PL 42 1910 1123 2200 2941 2121 0003
SWIFT: WBKPPLPPXXX

You can pay by PayPal. Our e-mail there is: shalom@shalom.org.pl. Please add 4% for fees if you pay by PayPal. Thank you!

 

Deadline for submitting applications: 6 June, 2021

Deadline for applying for scholarships: 3 May, 2021 | Due to students’ requests, we are extending the application deadline until May 12!

Contact us: zumerkurs@shalom.org.pl

Projekt współfinansowany przez Ministra Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji

Projekt współfinansowany przez Stowarzyszenie Żydowski Instytut Historyczny

Shalom Foundation and Centre for Yiddish Culture proudly announce

The 1st International Winter Mini Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture ON-LINE
26-28 February & 5-7 March 2021

Jewish winter? The Shalom Foundation in cooperation with the Center for Yiddish Culture invite all Yiddish lovers to a virtual meeting with Yiddish language and with Jewish literature and culture, which will take place through the ZOOM platform on two weekends: 26 -28 February and 5-7 March. Leitmotif: winter holiday!

Warsaw Yiddishists cannot wait any longer until our traditional summer seminar, so they want to spend also winter holidays together with you! Thanks to online teaching we will be able to meet our friends from all around the world and learn Yiddish during language classes and special events. Through the lectures and workshops you will not only immerse yourself in the history of Jewish holidays as well as the language and culture of Ashkenazi Jews, but also just to… relax from the comfort of your own home!

Contact us: winterwakacjes@gmail.com

Project coordinators: Natalia Chmielarz & Michalina Jadczak

PROGRAM

• Yiddish classes on 2 levels (10 h):

 

Yiddish – intermediate (levels 2&3); Winter holidays [DETAILS]

teacher: Anna Szyba (University of Warsaw);

Class hours (Warsaw time):
1st Weekend:
– 26.02 – 6.30pm-8.00pm
– 27.02 – 12.00pm-1.30pm; 3.00pm-4.30pm
– 28.02 – 12.00 pm -1.30 pm; 3.00 pm -4.30 pm

2nd Weekend:
– 5.03 – 6.30pm -8.00pm
– 6.03 – 12.00pm -1.30pm; 3.00pm-4.30pm
– 7.03 – 12.00pm -1.30pm; 3.00pm -4.30 pm

 

Yiddish – advanced (levels 3&4); I miss you snow [DETAILS]

teacher: Karolina Szymaniak (University of Wrocław, Jewish Historical Institute)

Class hours (Warsaw time):
1st weekend:
– 26.02 – 6.30pm-8.00pm
– 27.02 – 12.00pm-1.30pm; 3.00pm-4.30pm
– 28.02 – 12.00 pm -1.30 pm; 3.00 pm -4.30 pm

2nd Weekend:
– 5.03 – 6.30pm -8.00pm
– 6.03 – 12.00pm -1.30pm; 3.00pm-4.30pm
– 7.03 – 12.00pm -1.30pm; 3.00pm -4.30 pm

 

• workshop (3 h)

– for YIDDISH – intermediate

– 1st weekend
27.02, 6.00pm-7.30pm The reading of Yiddish manuscripts: Anna Szyba (University of Warsaw) [DETAILS] 

– 2nd weekend
6.03, 6.00pm-7.30pm Shmuel Winter about Yiddish press: Reyze Turner (Maison de la Culture Yiddish) [DETAILS]

– for YIDDISH – advanced

– 1st weekend
27.02, 6.00pm-7.30pm Shmuel Winter about Yiddish press: Reyze Turner (Maison de la Culture Yiddish)

– 2nd weekend
6.03, 6.00pm-7.30pm The reading of Yiddish manuscripts: Anna Szyba (University of Warsaw)

 

• lectures

– 26.02, 4.00pm-5.00pm – Queen Esther in Furs: Purim Balls and the Literary Imagination, led by: Sonia Gollance (University of Vienna) [in English] [DETAILS]

– 28.02, 6.00pm – “Der Dibuk” by The Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminska Jewish Theater (directed by Szymon Szurmiej for Polish television in 1979)

– 5.03 5.00pm-6.00pm –Medem Sanatorium, led by: Magdalena Kozłowska (University of Warsaw) [in English]

– 7.03 5.00pm – 6.00pm – Zakopane in Yiddish literature, led by: Natalia Krynicka (Maison de la Culture Yiddish) [in Yiddish] [DETAILS]

 

Additional activities: Online screening of archival theatre plays directed for the Jewish Theater in Warsaw.

 

 ➡ SCHEDULE

LEARNING MODULES TO CHOOSE FROM:

 

1) Full seminar program: language course (at the selected level of advancement) + workshop module + lecture module

– one weekend (26-28.02)
PRICE: 100 euro, 125$

– two weekends (26-28.02 + 5-7.03)
PRICE: 200 euro, 250$

 

2) The language course only

both weekends (26-28.02 + 5-7.03)
PRICE: 130 euro, 170$

 

3) Workshop module:

both weekends (26-28.02 + 5-7.03)
PRICE: 90 euro, 86$

 

4) Lectures module:

PRICE: 7 euro/ 10$ (for 1 from 4)

 

You are required to pay in advance 30% of price within 3 labor days after the confirmation of the registration. It is understood that in case of unjustified cancellation or “no show” during the course the advance payment will not be refunded.

Rest of the payment (70%) is to be paid till 15th February 2021.

 

Bank transfer details:
Fundacja Shalom
ul. Senatorska 35
00-099 Warszawa
NIP: 526-10-26-136
Santander Bank

For USD
PL 69 1910 1123 2200 2941 2121 0002
SWIFT: WBKPPLPPXXX

For EUR
PL 42 1910 1123 2200 2941 2121 0003
SWIFT: WBKPPLPPXXX

You can pay by PayPal. Our e-mail there is: shalom@shalom.org.pl. Please add 4% for fees if you pay by PayPal. Thank you!

Deadline for submitting applications: 22 February, 2021

 

ATTENTION! The Organiser reserves the right to cancel the event in case of an insufficient number of participants.

 

Application form

 

Contact us: winterwakacjes@gmail.com