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What Does Yiddish Tell Us About Being Jewish?

Yosl Kurland teaches Yiddish language and Literature at Temple Israel. Classes focus on the relationship between the Yiddish language and Jewish religion, culture and philosophy, and make use of songs, poetry, idiomatic expressions and vocabulary building games. Although we are studying texts from Yiddish song, poetry and prose literature in depth, the classes are designed to accomodate students with some, little, or no familiarity with the language. Interested teenagers are welcome in Yosl's adult ed. Yiddish classes.

Suggested tuition: $15 per session or $75 for the series for Temple Israel members, $20 per session or $100 for the series for non-members. Or pay what you can. No one will be turned away if you can't pay.

Yosl studied Yiddish at the Columbia University/YIVO Summer program and at UMass Amherst. He writes Yiddish poetry and songs and is the lead Yiddish singer in the Wholesale Klezmer Band. For more information and class schedule see: