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Advanced Yiddish

 

10 online sessions, Thursdays

March 28 – May 30  

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST

This course taught entirely in Yiddish is for students with a good knowledge of Yiddish culture and grammar. We will read and discuss texts of classical authors such as Yitskhok Leybush Peretz, Sholem Aleykhem, Avrom Sutzkever, Avrom Reyzen as well as listen to informative videos about famous figures in Yiddish culture. Complex grammatical structures such as the tautological infinitive, passive voice in conditional sentences, interrogative relative pronouns and compound nouns to be studied will be drawn from the texts. You will learn a new vocabulary building on synonyms and have an understanding of the complex forms of Yiddish grammar.

When: Mondays, starting on March 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST (4:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 11:00 p.m. in Israel), ending on May 30.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition: $270 all 10 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class.

Early Bird (before February 21): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.

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

 

Instructor: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

 

Instructor: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

Advanced Yiddish 

with Tanya Yakovleva

10 online sessions, Thursdays

March 28 – May 30  

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST

 

This course taught entirely in Yiddish is for students with a good knowledge of Yiddish culture and grammar. We will read and discuss texts of classical authors such as Yitskhok Leybush Peretz, Sholem Aleykhem, Avrom Sutzkever, Avrom Reyzen as well as listen to informative videos about famous figures in Yiddish culture. Complex grammatical structures such as the tautological infinitive, passive voice in conditional sentences, interrogative relative pronouns and compound nouns to be studied will be drawn from the texts. You will learn a new vocabulary building on synonyms and have an understanding of the complex forms of Yiddish grammar.

 

When: Mondays, starting on March 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST (4:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 11:00 p.m. in Israel), ending on May 30.

Where: on Zoom

 

Tuition: $270 all 10 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class.

Early Bird (before February 21): $230 all 10 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.

Intermediate and Advanced  Leyenkrayz 

 

 

In this course taught entirely in Yiddish, we will read and discuss texts and biographies of Yiddish Modernists in Eastern Europe of the 1920-1930s such as Dovid Bergelson, Dovid Hofshteyn, Perets Markish, Leyb Kvitko, Kalmen Zingman, Der Nister, and Khane Levin. Grammar to be repeated will be drawn from the texts. You will learn new literary terms and have an understanding of the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish Modernism.

When: starts March 30, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. PST (4:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 11:00 p.m. in Israel), ends June 1.

Where: on Zoom

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

Early Bird (before March 9): $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: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

 

 

Instructor: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

Intermediate and Advanced Leyenkrayz

with Tanya Yakovleva

 

In this course taught entirely in Yiddish, we will read and discuss texts and biographies of Yiddish Modernists in Eastern Europe of the 1920-1930s such as Dovid Bergelson, Dovid Hofshteyn, Perets Markish, Leyb Kvitko, Kalmen Zingman, Der Nister, and Khane Levin. Grammar to be repeated will be drawn from the texts. You will learn new literary terms and have an understanding of the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish Modernism.

When: starts March 30, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. PST (4:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 11:00 p.m. in Israel), ends June 1.

Where: on Zoom

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

Early Bird (before March 9): $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: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

 

Advanced Leyenkrayz

 

10 online sessions, Wednesdays
January 5 – March 9
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

In this course taught entirely in Yiddish, we will read and discuss texts and biographies of Yiddish Modernists in Eastern Europe of the 1920-1930s such as Dovid Bergelson, Dovid Hofshteyn, Perets Markish, Leyb Kvitko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Kadya Molodovsky, Rokhl Korn, and Khane Levin. Grammar to be repeated will be drawn from the texts. You will learn new literary terms and have an understanding of the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish Modernism.

When: starts January 5th, Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 p.m. PST (3:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 10:00 p.m. in Israel), ends March 9th.
Where: on Zoom

 

Instructor: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

Tuition

$270 all 10 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class.

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

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

 

Instructor: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

Advanced Leyenkrayz 

with Tanya Yakovleva

10 online sessions, Wednesdays

January 5 – March 9  

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

 

In this course taught entirely in Yiddish, we will read and discuss texts and biographies of Yiddish Modernists in Eastern Europe of the 1920-1930s such as Dovid Bergelson, Dovid Hofshteyn, Perets Markish, Leyb Kvitko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Kadya Molodovsky, Rokhl Korn, and Khane Levin. Grammar to be repeated will be drawn from the texts. You will learn new literary terms and have an understanding of the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish Modernism. 

 

When: starts January 5th, Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 p.m. PST (3:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 10:00 p.m. in Israel), ends March 9th.

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.  

 

Intermediate & Advanced Kino-Shmues 

 

10 online sessions, Mondays

January 3 – March 7  

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

In this conversational course conducted entirely in Yiddish, students will discuss and talk about films and cinema. We will watch short film clips and discuss them together. We will start with Alexander Granovsky’s 1925 “Jewish Luck”, based on Sholem Aleichem’s wheeler-dealer character Menachem Mendel, starring Solomon Mikhoels. You will learn a general film vocabulary and have an understanding of the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish Cinema. 

When: starts January 3d, Mondays 12:00-1:00 p.m. PST (3:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 10:00 p.m. in Israel), ends March 7th.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

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

Early Bird (before December 20th): $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: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA. 

 

Instructor: Tanya Yakovleva

She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego. Tanya received her PhD in Russian and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019 and since then she has been teaching for YAAANA.

Intermediate  & Advanced Kino-Shmues

with Tanya Yakovleva

10 online sessions, Mondays

January 3 – March 7  

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

 

In this conversational course conducted entirely in Yiddish, students will discuss and talk about films and cinema. We will watch short film clips and discuss them together. We will start with Alexander Granovsky’s 1925 “Jewish Luck”, based on Sholem Aleichem’s wheeler-dealer character Menachem Mendel, starring Solomon Mikhoels. You will learn a general film vocabulary and have an understanding of the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish Cinema. 

When: starts January 3d, Mondays 12:00-1:00 p.m. PST (3:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 p.m. in most of Europe, 10:00 p.m. in Israel), ends March 7th.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

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

Early Bird (before December 20th): $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. Katerina is passionate about writing and has attended several creative writing courses. She published short stories and numerous articles in English and Russian. She has a deep knowledge of literary theory and practice as well as of Yiddish language.

Intermediate & Advanced 

Yiddish Creative Writing

with Katerina Kuznetsova

5 online sessions, biweekly, Sundays

January 9 – March 6 

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST

 

This course conducted in Yiddish is for everyone who loves to write and wants to develop their Yiddish writing skills. It doesn’t matter if you want to publish anything or you just want to write for fun, write fiction or even your family history. The aim of the course is to create a friendly heymish atmosphere for creative growth and exchange. The biweekly meetings will combine a discussion about genres, techniques and writing tools, reading short fragments of Yiddish fiction and memoires, and sharing our own probes in writing. You will learn a lot of literature terminology in Yiddish, for sure! In between the classes, you will have writing homework. Each participant will receive individual detailed feedback on their homework. 

When: starts January 9th, Sundays 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 6th.

Where: on Zoom

Tuition

$135 all 5 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class.

Early Bird (before December 26th): $115 all 5 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class. 

Students: $115 all 5 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class.  

 

Intermediate & Advanced 

Yiddish Creative Writing

 

5 online sessions, biweekly, Sundays

January 9 – March 6 

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST

This course conducted in Yiddish is for everyone who loves to write and wants to develop their Yiddish writing skills. It doesn’t matter if you want to publish anything or you just want to write for fun, write fiction or even your family history. The aim of the course is to create a friendly heymish atmosphere for creative growth and exchange. The biweekly meetings will combine a discussion about genres, techniques and writing tools, reading short fragments of Yiddish fiction and memoires, and sharing our own probes in writing. You will learn a lot of literature terminology in Yiddish, for sure! In between the classes, you will have writing homework. Each participant will receive individual detailed feedback on their homework. 

Tuition

$135 all 5 weeks or $30 for a 90 minute online class.

Early Bird (before December 26th): $115 all 5 weeks or $25 for a 90 minute online class. 

Students: $115 all 5 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. Katerina is passionate about writing and has attended several creative writing courses. She published short stories and numerous articles in English and Russian. She has a deep knowledge of literary theory and practice as well as of Yiddish language.

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