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Yiddish Seminar

27 June – 15 July 2022

The 20th 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! 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. 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 27 - July 15, 2022.

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.

Our teachers: Natalia Krynicka, Karolina Szymaniak, Agata Reibach, Magdalena Kozłowska, Philip Schwartz.

Contact us: zumerkurs@shalom.org.pl 

PROGRAM

 

• Yiddish classes on 4 levels:

– Yiddish1 (I) – Anna Szyba & Martyna Steckiewicz – ONLINE – 3:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-7:30pm Warsaw time (60h)

– Yiddish2 (II) – Agata Reibach & Magdalena Kozłowska – ONLINE – 3:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-7:30pm Warsaw time (60h)

– Yiddish3 (III) – Natalia Krynicka & Karolina Szymaniak – ONLINE – 3:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-7:30pm Warsaw time (60h)

– Yiddish4 (IV) – Philip Schwartz & Natalia Krynicka – ONLINE – 3:30pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-7:30pm Warsaw time (60h)

 

– Yiddish1 – Aleksandra Gluba – IN CLASS in Warsaw, July 4-8 – 10:00am-11:00am, 11:30am-12:30pm (15h)

 

• Conversation (3h) for levels III and IV 

Protest in Yiddish with Karolina Szymaniak, June 30, 1.30-3.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE
How to disagree in Yiddish with Tal Hever-Chybowski, July 7, 1.30-3.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE
Der-Salon Flirt with Anna Rozenfeld, July 14, 1.30-3.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE

 

 

– Language tutorials (3h) for levels I and II

First Talks in Yiddish with Karolina Szymaniak, July 1, July 14, 1.30-3.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE

 

• Workshops

Creative writing (Level 3 & 4); June 28, July 5, July 15, 1.30pm-3.00pm (Warsaw time), Ethel Niborski – ONLINE

– Yiddish far historiker – Posters & ads (Level 1 & 2); July 6, 1.00pm-2.30pm (Warsaw time), Magdalena Kozłowska – ONLINE

– Yiddish far historiker – Historical documents (Level 3 & 4); July 4, July 11, 1.00pm-2.30pm (Warsaw time), Magdalena Kozłowska – ONLINE

Games in Yiddish (Level 1 & 2); July 12, 1.30pm-3.00 pm (Warsaw time), Karo Wegner – ONLINE

 

• Lectures

June 27, 8-9pm (Warsaw time); Magdalena Kozłowska “Toward social revolution? Tsukunft Youth Movement in interwar Poland” [in English]

June 28, 8-9pm (Warsaw time); Agata Araszkiewicz “Zuzanna Ginczanka – I will not all die. Paradoxes of (non) presence” [in English]

July 4, 8-9pm (Warsaw time); Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov (Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences) “The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee” [in English]

July 5, 8-9pm (Warsaw time); Karolina Szymaniak (Jewish Historical Institute) & Piotr Rypson “For the New Jewish Expression. Modernity and Jewish/Yiddish prints in Poland” [in English]

July 12, 8-9pm (Warsaw time); Oren Cohen “A History of Yiddish (Graphic) Writing” [in English]

July 13, 8-9pm (Warsaw time); Agnieszka Żółkiewska (Jewish Historical Institute) “Punching Jewish Fate in the Face. The Power of Yiddish Humour” [in English]

 

The program may be slightly changed!

 

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Patronat nad projektem:

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Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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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) 6.00pm-7.30pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE – Ukrainishe shtet in der yidisher literatur [DETAILS]
– Philip Schwartz (IV) 3.30pm-5.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE – The First Ten Years of Yiddish Poetry in the Soviet Union [DETAILS]
– Natalia Krynicka (III) 3.30pm-5.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE – Yidishe literatur in Ratn-Farband: an araynfir [DETAILS]
– Karolina Szymaniak (III) 6.00pm-7.30pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE

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

One-week long course in Warsaw with Aleksandra Gluba, July 4-8: PRICE: 150 euros / $165

 

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

You can choose one of the courses below:
– Natalia Krynicka (IV) 6.00pm-7.30pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE – Ukrainishe shtet in der yidisher literatur [DETAILS]
– Philip Schwartz (IV) 3.30pm-5.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE – The First Ten Years of Yiddish Poetry in the Soviet Union [DETAILS]
– Natalia Krynicka (III) 3.30pm-5.00pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE – Yidishe literatur in Ratn-Farband: an araynfir [DETAILS]
– Karolina Szymaniak (III) 6.00pm-7.30pm (Warsaw time) – ONLINE

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:
– Creative writing (Level 3 & 4), 3 workshops – 38 euros, $40
– Jidisz far historiker (Level 3 & 4), 2 workshops – 24 euros, $25
– Jidisz far historiker (Level 1 & 2), 1 workshop – 15 euros, $16
– Games in Yiddish (Level 1 & 2), 1 workshop – 15 euros, $16

 

5) Conversational module (advanced):

– 1 workshop, PRICE: 10 euros / $11
– 3 workshops, PRICE: 26 euros / $28

 

6) Tutorial (beginners):

– 2 workshops, PRICE: 20 euros / $22

 

7) Lecture module

PRICE:
– 1 lecture – 5 euros / $6
– 6 lectures – 28 euros / $30

 

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: 20 June, 2022

Deadline for applying for scholarships: 30 May, 2022

 

This year we especially want to support Yiddishists from Ukraine, who we offer to study at the Seminar for free. We encourage you to submit the applications!

 

APPLICATION FORM

SCHOLARSHIP FORM

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

 

Contact us: zumerkurs@shalom.org.pl

Projekt współfinansowany przez Ministra Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji

Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury – państwowego funduszu celowego

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.

 

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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