Yiddish

Yiddish at the University of Chicago

The Newberger Hillel Center caters to students from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds and offers formal programming as well as a variety of on-site resources.

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies an inter-divisional center in the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Divinity School whose aim is to nurture dialogue among the many disciplines, scholars, and students engaged in Jewish Studies at the University.

The University of Chicago library's research guide for Judaica and Hebraica (many resources are restricted to UofC students) 
 

Yiddish in the Chicago Area

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research focuses on East European Jewish Studies, Yiddish language, literature, and folklore and the study of the American Jewish immigrant experience.

Spertus invites people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the multifaceted Jewish experience through its public programming, exhibitions, collections, research facilities and degree programs. 
 

Yiddish Publications

Launched in 1897, the Yiddish Forward/Forwerts is a weekly news magazine published in separate Yiddish and English editions.

Der Algemeiner Zhurnal is an Orthodox journal in Yiddish.

Dos Yideshe Kol/The Yiddish Voice is a Yiddish-language radio show serving Boston's Yiddish-speaking community as well as a Yiddish internet resource serving the world.

Der Yiddisher Tam-Tam is a Parish Yiddish Newsletter for Students of Yiddish.

Mendele is a moderated mailing list dedicated to the lively exchange of views, information, news and just about anything else related to the Yiddish language and Yiddish literature.

Der Bay is an international Anglo-Yiddish newsletter. 
 

Cultural Organizations 

International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC) provides a list of Yiddish Clubs worldwide.

Living Traditions, founded in 1994, is dedicated to the celebration and continuity of community-based traditional Yiddish culture.

The Leyvik House serves as the home for the Association of Yiddish Writers and Journalists in Israel, the H. Leyvik Publishing House, and the Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture.

Today's Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring propagates community, Jewish culture and social justice nationwide.

Yugntruf ("Youth for Yiddish") is a New York-based Yiddish youth organization. 
 

Arts and Media

Di Velt fun Yiddish (The World of Yiddish) includes audio recordings of selections from Yiddish literature, the text of the Yiddish translation of the Bible, and a number of Yiddish scholarly reference tools.

The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre is the longest running professional Yiddish Theatre in America.

The Yiddish Radio Project is a celebration of the "golden age" of Yiddish radio in the 1930s to '50s.

Zemerl features Yiddish songs (lyrics and audio). 


Yiddish Instruction and Research

The Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory is the prime gateway to resources for the study of Judaism.

The Judaica Sound Archives is a center for the collection, preservation and digitization of Judaica audio recordings.

The National Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain.

The Medem Library, located in Paris, is the largest Yiddish language library in Europe.

Bar-Ilan University’s Rena Costa Center for Yiddish Studies, founded in 1984, is the largest university center for Yiddish language instruction in the world.

The Vilnius Yiddish Institute (VYI) provides academic and cultural programs for the preservation, enrichment, and continuity of Yiddish and East European Jewish culture.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is dedicated to the history and culture of Ashkenazi Jewry and to its influence in the Americas.