Bay tsaytns: an-ski’s dibek in undzere teg "The Dybbuk "


October 13th – December 12th

Time:   Wednesday, October 13 4:00 p.m. PDT.  Special session with Allen Lewis Rickman and Yelena Shmulenson

11 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT, 7 p.m. in the U.K., 8 p.m. in most of Europe, 9 p.m. in Israel)

No Session on December 5th

The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) presents (4)

Sasha Hoffman

Sasha received a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in 2012, with a dissertation focused on humorous representations of oppression within the writing of four classical Yiddish and Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Sholem Aleykhem, and Modkhe Spector. Among other things, Sasha is a student and a teacher of Yiddish language and culture, with a particular interest in leftist and women’s writing.


About the course

“בײַ צײַטנס”: אַנ־סקיס דיבוק אין אונדזערע טעג

פֿאַרפֿעלט נישט אונדזער קלאַס װעגן ש. אַנ־סקיס “דער דיבוק.” אונדזער פֿאָרמאַט װעט אַרײַננעמען לײענקרײַז און שמועס, װי אױך חשובֿע געסט װאָס האָבן אױפֿגעפֿירט די פּיעסע דורך זום פֿאַר אַ יאָרן׃ אַלען ליויִס ריקמאַן און יעלענאַ שמולענסאָן, אורי שרעטער, מײַקל װעקס, סוזען טאָרען, און מײַק בורשטין. אוּװאַ! דער קלאַס איז פֿאַר מיטנדיקע און אַװאַנצירטע סטודענטן און איז אַ טײל פֿון אונדזער נײַער ייִדיש טעאַטער אַקאַדעמיע. מיר װעלן זיך טרעפֿן 9 מאָל, אָנהײבנדיק מיטװאָך דעם 13טן אָקטאָבער, 4 נאָך־מיטאָג פּאַציפֿיש, און דערנאָך זונטיקס, 11 אין דער פֿרי פּאַציפֿיש, פֿון 17טן ‮אָקטאָבער ביז 12טן דעצעמבער

“bay tsaytns: an-ski’s dibek in undzere teg”

Farfelt nisht undzer klas vegn S. An-ski’s “Der dibek.” Undzer format vet araynnemen leyenkrayz un shmues, vi oykh khosheve gest vos hobn ufgefirt di pyese durkh zoom farayorn: Allen Lewis Rickman un Yelena Shmulenson, Uri Schreter, Michael Wex, Suzanne Toren, un Mike Burstyn. Uva! Der klas iz far mitndike un avantsirte studentn, un iz a teyl fun undzer nayer yidish teater akademiye. Mir veln zikh trefn 9 mol, onheybndik mitvokh dem 13tn oktober, 4 nokh-mitog PST, un dernokh zuntiks, 11 in der fri PST, fun 17tn oktober biz 12tn detsember.

bay tsaytns: an-ski’s dybbuk in our time”

Don’t miss our class about S. Ansky’s “The Dybbuk.” We continue with the innovative format which includes elements of leyenkrayz and shmues, as well as very special guests who staged the play last year through zoom: Allen Lewis Rickman un Yelena Shmulenson, Uri Schreter, Michael Wex, Suzanne Toren, and Mike Burstyn. Wow! The class is suitable for intermediate and advanced students, and is part of our new Yiddish Theater Academy. There will be 9 sessions, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m. PST, and then Sundays 11 a.m. PST, from Oct. 17 until Dec. 12.

Price: $20 for each class or $160 for a 9-session package for early bird registration (available until September 29) or $25 for each class or $200 for the 9-session package if registering after September 29 . Free tuition for YAAANA interns and volunteers, for more information please contact us at