The YIVO-Bard Institute’s Summer Language Program offers peerless instruction in the Yiddish language and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of Ashkenazi Jews. Our core program offers intensive, 4-credit language courses at four levels: Elementary, Intermediate I and II, or Advanced. Classes meet Monday through Friday, with Sunday excursions and special events. Students will develop proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and cultural literacy.
This year, we are excited to offer afternoon and evening electives on Yiddish history, literature, theater, and professional development for librarians and Yiddish researchers. For the first time, all classes will be held at the YIVO Institute, 15 West 16th St., in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, near historic Union Square.
New program this year!
YIVO Professional Training Workshop:
Summer Seminar in Yiddish Archival and Research Skills
August 4-8, 2014.
This seminar is designed for archivists, librarians, historians, genealogists, and others who desire training in Yiddish research, in order to enhance professional skills and resources, maximize archival trips, and develop a breadth and depth of knowledge of the particular modes, practices, and considerations unique to work on Yiddish language sources. $650. Apply separately to this program by emailing Jennifer Young, Director of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
"For decades now, YIVO's summer Yiddish program has been one of the great bulwarks of Jewish language and culture education. I can think of no better way of immersing oneself in the language's twists and turns and pleasures."
Steven J. Zipperstein,
Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University
YIVO Summer Program student, 1977 and 1978
YIVO's Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar in East European Jewish History, Spring 2014