Beginner

Yiddish Courses

Yiddish for Beginners

 

10 online sessions, Sundays

January  16 – March 20

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PST

 

Yiddish for Beginners is the class for the total Yiddish beginner.  Students will learn both the speaking and reading skills that are needed to interact with the greater Yiddish world.  By the end of the first class, a student will be able to read and understand a complete Yiddish sentence.   This class is a go-light-go-easy approach aimed at total beginners with no previous Yiddish or Hebrew exposure.  You’ll develop a relationship with the Yiddish alphabet and language, all through the lens and sense of humor of The Simpsons!  At the end of this ten-week course, a student will feel comfortable and confident in beginning to express themselves in Yiddish…

When: starts January 16, Sundays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST, 11:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 12:00 a.m. in Israel), ends March 20.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

Early Bird Price (before December 19th): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class. 

General Price (after December 19th): $270 all 10 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class. 

Students: $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.

 

Instructor: Avi Fried

He has been teaching beginners Yiddish for nearly two years. He very much enjoyed welcoming newcomers to the language. He lives in Chicago, Illinois with a nice dog named Miette. Avi loves teaching Yiddish with The Simpsons – the base level of humor for class! 

 

Instructor: Avi Fried

He has been teaching beginners Yiddish for nearly two years. He very much enjoyed welcoming newcomers to the language. He lives in Chicago, Illinois with a nice dog named Miette. Avi loves teaching Yiddish with The Simpsons – the base level of humor for class! 

Yiddish for Beginners

with Avi Fried

10 online sessions, Sundays

January 16 – March 20

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PST

 

 

Yiddish for Beginners is the class for the total Yiddish beginner.  Students will learn both the speaking and reading skills that are needed to interact with the greater Yiddish world.  By the end of the first class, a student will be able to read and understand a complete Yiddish sentence.   This class is a go-light-go-easy approach aimed at total beginners with no previous Yiddish or Hebrew exposure.  You’ll develop a relationship with the Yiddish alphabet and language, all through the lens and sense of humor of The Simpsons!  At the end of this ten-week course, a student will feel comfortable and confident in beginning to express themselves in Yiddish…

When: starts January 16, Sundays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST, 11:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 12:00 a.m. in Israel), ends March 20.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

Early Bird Price (before December 19th): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class. 

General Price (after December 19th): $270 all 10 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class. 

Students: $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.

 Beginner II Yiddish 

 

 

10 online sessions, Wednesdays

January 12 – March 16  

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST

 

This course is suitable for students who just learned the alef-beys and are in the beginning of their Yiddish journey, as well as experienced speakers who wish to get a structured vision of the Yiddish grammar. This course will provide the foundation to prepare those who want to move on to the Yiddish for intermediate course. Using a variety of materials, we will cover basic Yiddish language rules, read texts and complete practice exercises as a group. Students will be expected to complete supplemental practice exercises at home with the goal of reinforcing the in-person learnings. By the end of the course, you will know present, past, and future tenses, declination of nouns, articles, and adjectives, negation of verbs, relative sentences, and more. 

When: starts January 12th, Wednesdays 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 March 16th.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

Early Bird Price (before December 19th): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class. 

General Price (after December 19th): $270 all 10 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class. 

Students: $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.

 

Instructor: Katerina Kuznetsova

She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, Katerina graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 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.

Leyenkrayz for Beginners II drop-in style with Avi Fried 

 

10 online sessions, Sundays

January 16 – March 20 

8:00 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m. PST

 

This class will explore reading Yiddish poetry, songs, as well as short stories. Feel free to suggest texts to us if you wish! This course’s goal is to practice and improve one’s Yiddish reading skills comprehension. We will analyze the texts and expand our vocabulary. This course can be attended on a drop-in basis.

When: starts January 16, Sunday 8:009:00 a.m. PST (11:00 a.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 6:00 p.m. in Israel), ends March 20.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

$230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 60 minute online class.

Early Bird (before December 22nd): $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class. 

Students: $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class.

 

Instructor: Avi Fried

He has been teaching beginners Yiddish for nearly three years. He very much enjoyed welcoming newcomers to the language. He lives in Chicago, Illinois with a nice dog named Miette. Avi loves teaching Yiddish with The Simpsons – the base level of humor for class! 

 

Instructor: Avi Fried

He has been teaching beginners Yiddish for nearly three years. He very much enjoyed welcoming newcomers to the language. He lives in Chicago, Illinois with a nice dog named Miette. Avi loves teaching Yiddish with The Simpsons – the base level of humor for class! 

 

Leyenkrayz:  for Beginners II drop-in style 

with Avi Fried

10 online sessions, Sundays

January 16 – March 20 

8:00 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m. PST

 

This class will explore reading Yiddish poetry, songs, as well as short stories. Feel free to suggest texts to us if you wish! This course’s goal is to practice and improve one’s Yiddish reading skills comprehension. We will analyze the texts and expand our vocabulary. This course can be attended on a drop-in basis.

When: starts January 16, Sunday 8:009:00 a.m. PST (11:00 a.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 6:00 p.m. in Israel), ends March 20.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

$230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 60 minute online class.

Early Bird (before December 22nd): $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class. 

Students: $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class.

 

Instructor: Katerina Kuznetsova

She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, Katerina graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 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.

Beginner II Yiddish

wth Katerina Kuznetsova

10 online sessions, Wednesdays

January 12 – March 16  

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST

 

This course is suitable for students who just learned the alef-beys and are in the beginning of their Yiddish journey, as well as experienced speakers who wish to get a structured vision of the Yiddish grammar. This course will provide the foundation to prepare those who want to move on to the Yiddish for intermediate course. Using a variety of materials, we will cover basic Yiddish language rules, read texts and complete practice exercises as a group. Students will be expected to complete supplemental practice exercises at home with the goal of reinforcing the in-person learnings. By the end of the course, you will know present, past, and future tenses, declination of nouns, articles, and adjectives, negation of verbs, relative sentences, and more. 

When: starts January 12th, Wednesdays 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 March 16th.

Where: on Zoom

 

Tuition

Early Bird Price (before December 29th): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class. 

General Price (after December 29th): $270 all 10 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class. 

Students: $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.

 Beginner II & Intermediate Shmues

Conversational classes for Beginners II to Intermediate Students who want to practice and improve their speaking skills. In this season, we will speak a lot about nature. The topics for the course will include animals, plants, landscape, weather, and even outer space. We will learn new vocabulary and also review grammar topics that are essential for speaking. 

 

When: starts January 30, Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST (12:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 7:00 p.m. in Israel), ends April 3.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

Early Bird Price (before December 26th): $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class.  

General Price (after December 26th): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 60 minute online class.

Students: $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class.  

 

Instructor: Katerina Kuznetsova

She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, Katerina graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 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.

 

Instructor: Katerina Kuznetsova

She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, Katerina graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 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.

Beginner II & Intermediate Shmues

with Katerina Kuznetsova

 

Conversational classes for Beginners II to Intermediate Students who want to practice and improve their speaking skills. In this season, we will speak a lot about nature. The topics for the course will include animals, plants, landscape, weather, and even outer space. We will learn new vocabulary and also review grammar topics that are essential for speaking. 

 

When: starts January 30, Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST (12:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 7:00 p.m. in Israel), ends April 3.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

Early Bird Price (before December 26th): $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class.  

General Price (after December 26th): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 60 minute online class.

Students: $180 all 10 weeks or $20 for a 60 minute online class.  

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