Brukhim Ha-Bo’im!

Welcome!

The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) unites scholars, artists, activists, and anybody with an interest in Yiddish. Our mission is to expand awareness of the beauty and joy of Yiddishkeit and to preserve and advance the Yiddish language and culture within the US and worldwide. YAAANA offers family-friendly Yiddish language classes, theater and song workshops, art exhibits, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations. We are rooted in the local San Diego County community, as well as the extended US and international community. Our growing team educates and entertains both virtually and in person. YAAANA has already become a trusted and popular destination for learning and engagement. The physical home for YAAANA is Yiddishland, based in La Jolla, California.