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History of Yiddish Literature

March 12 @ 11:00 am - April 23 @ 12:30 pm PST



Starts March 12, Saturdays 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST (2:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 9:00 p.m. in Israel), ends April 23.


$190 all 7 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class.

Early Bird (before January 1st): $160 all 7 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class. 

Students: $160 all 7 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.  

Taught by Katya Kuznetsova

Ekaterina Kuznetsova was born in Moscow. There she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016 she graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She researched the history of translations from Yiddish as well as intercultural connections in Yiddish literature. Her articles are published in Russian, Polish, Yiddish, and English. She currently lives in Berlin, where she co-founded the initiative Yiddish.Berlin – a group of artists and activists that organizes cultural events involving Yiddish literature and culture. She is a regular contributor to In Geveb journal.


This course will be interesting both for absolute beginners and those already familiar with Yiddish fiction. We invite you to this comprehensive introductory course about Yiddish literature. During the seven lectures, you will learn about the beginning of Yiddish fiction and will meet the most significant Yiddish poets and writers of the 19-20th centuries. Upon completion of the course, you will have an understanding of the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish literature. You will discover Yiddish writers and poets and based on your interests and preferences, you will be able to build your own Yiddish reading shelf. 


March 12 @ 11:00 am PST
April 23 @ 12:30 pm PST


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