Sha un shtil! A New Yiddish Theater Experiment

Join our experimental Yiddish course featuring Itzik Manger's "Megile Lider".


Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on Tuesday, April 6, and ending on Thursday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT, 7:00 p.m. in the U.K., 8:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 9:00 p.m. in Israel) 

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Sasha Hoffman

Course Details

Join our experimental Yiddish course featuring Itzik Manger's "Megile Lider". Our innovative format will include elements of leyenkrayz and shmues, and special guests, including Mike Burstyn, Yelena Shmulenson, Avi Hoffman, Eleanor Reissa, and Uri Schreter! We will meet twice a week for 4 weeks and integrate intermediate and advanced students.

Cost: $15 for each class or $100 for an 8-session package for early bird registration (available until April 2) or $18 for each class or $150 for the 8-session package if registering after April 2.

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Kumt zhe tsu undzer eksperimentaler klas vegn Itsik Manger’s “Megile Lider.” Undzer format vet araynnemen leyenkrayz un shmues, vi oykh barimte gest, Mike Burstyn besoykhem. Mir veln tsuzamenkumen tsvey mol a vokh, mitndike un avantsirte studentn in eynem. Der klas iz der ershter in a rey fun yidish teater varshtatn fun undzer shpogl-nayer yidish teater akademiye.

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שאַ און שטיל!: אַ נײַער ייִדיש טעאַטער עקספּערימענט.

קומט זשע צו אונדזער עקספּערימענטאַלער קלאַס װעגן איציק מאַנגערס "מגילה לידער." אונדזער פֿאָרמאַט װעט אַרײַננעמען לײענקרײַז און שמועס, װי אױך באַרימטע געסט, מײַק בורשטײן בתוכם. מיר װעלן צוזאַמענקומען צװײ מאָל אַ װאָך, מיטנדיקע און אַװאַנצירטע סטודענטן אין אײנעם. דער קלאַס איז דער ערשטער אין אַ רײ פֿון ייִדיש טעאַטער װאַרשטאַטן פֿון אונדזער שפּאָגל־נײַער ייִדיש טעאַטער אַקאַדעמיע

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Instrutor: 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.