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Yiddish Language Products
•Harkavy's 1910 Dictionary
This dictionary uses a somewhat Germanized orthography. It is apparently directed to Yiddish speakers, not to English speakers.
Thanks to David Starner for scanning in this dictionary
•Yiddish Alef-beys and transliteration chart
•Yiddish Language Store
Desk Top Publishing, Dictionaries, Fonts, Reference, Spell Checking, System, Word Processing
•Downloadable Fonts
•Hebrew Unicode Charts
A convenient online reference to the character contents of the Unicode Standard for Hebrew.
Conferences and Courses
•Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture.
This program offers peerless instruction in Yiddish language and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of Eastern European Jews and their descendants throughout the world.
•Vilnius Program in Yiddish Language and Culture
The Fifth Annual Vilnius Program in Yiddish Language and Culture ( Director Mr.Mendy Cahan ), will be held at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania from 1 to 29 August 2002.
•Fifth Annual Cultural Writing Contest
Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture announces FIFTH ANNUAL JEWISH CULTURAL WRITING CONTEST
Deadline for Receiving Entries: March 31, 2002. This Year's Topic: PASSING THE TORCH: Bestowing Jewish Culture on the Next Generation
•Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies
The focal point for the study and teaching of Judaica through publications, fellowships, lectures and symposia on topics of interest to scholars and to the general public. The Center sponsors visiting scholars and post-doctoral research fellows and coordinates undergraduate and graduate studies on an interdisciplinary basis.
•Tel-Aviv University - Department of Hebrew Literature
The department offers Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees, and many of its courses are integrated in interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty, in Women's Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Religion Program and the Yiddish Program. The department cooperates in teaching with the Schools of Education and Social Work.
•Boston Language Institute: Yiddish programs
Introduces both the spoken and the written language, with conversational proficiency as the primary goal. The course emphasizes grammar, oral expression, and listening comprehension, and is designed to give beginning students a practical command of the language.
•Agency for Jewish Education
The Agency for Jewish Education is the central advocate for quality Jewish education in San Diego County dedicated to provide programs for the professional development of Jewish educators.
Discussion Groups
•Jewish_Womens Music Group
Jewish music events for women in the New York area.
•Yiddish Teachers
This is a place for Yiddish teachers of all levels to share resources and support each other: materials, ideas, songs, questions, answers.
•Oxford Yiddish 2001
The alumni of the Oxford Institute's 2001 summer program encourage the study and perpetuation of Yiddish language, literature, and culture.
A forum for students of the Yiddish language. A place to converse in and about Yiddish, founded in January 2001 by Leybl (Lee) Goldberg, Yiddish teacher at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) in Washington, DC.
A mailing list for people wishing to use and learn the Yiddish language.The aim of this mailing list is to provide Yiddish learners from all over the world with a forum where they can try out and improve their linguistic skills by interacting with one another or with other fluent Yiddish speakers over the Internet.
This discussion group, launched by the Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture, provides an opportunity to all members to upload their writings, discuss their ideas, alert members to events across the world, discuss published literature, art, music and education and generally shmooze about important issues concerning Jewish and Yiddish culture.
KOL DODI, the Midrasha Community Chorale of MetroWest section of the Jewish Federation in New Jersey, is a 60 voice ensemble specializing in the full spectrum of music arising out of various Jewish traditions.
The new and improved version of the former egroup known as "Yiddland"
The purpose of this group/list is to help the promotion of klezmer and Jewish Music. It was created in order to ease the making of announcements and initiating discussions about the music.
•European Jewish History & Culture
Eyropeyishe Yidishe Geshikhte, Religion un Kultur is a mailing list for the discussion of Jewish religion, culture and history in Europe.
•Jewish Folklore
This group is devoted to the study of folklore and ethnology of Jews around the world. The group invites announcements of conferences, publications, and special events as well as discussions of issues relating to Jewish folklore and ethnology.
Jewish Communities
Jewish Music
•High Holy Days Sounds
A selection of High Holy Days liturgical music and sounds: Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Piyyutim, several versions of Kol Nidre and Shofar sounds, as recorded from a variety of Jewish communities and languages.
•Ari Davidow's Klezmer Shack
An interactive database of Jewish song.- YIDDISH - HEBREW - LADINO
•Mike Burstyn Documentary Website
"The Komediant," the award winning documentary about Mike Burstyn's family, his mother Lillian Fux and their history in the Yiddish theatre.
Institutions and Organizations
•The Middle East Media and Research Institute
The Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI), an independent, non-profit organization providing translations of the Arab media and original analysis and research on developments in the Middle East.
•Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a public educational foundation dedicated to scholarly research and informed debate on U.S. interests in the Middle East.
•Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values (WIJLV)
The Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values is dedicated to the renewal of American Jewish life through the integration of Jewish study, tikkun olam (repair of the world), and civic engagement.
•The Center for Jewish History
A partnership of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship: the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
•Southern Jewish Historical Society
The Southern Jewish Historical Society is focused on learning about the Jewish experience in the American South from the Colonial period to the present.
•Hillel at USDA
The Union of Jewish Students is a student-run ASUCSD cultural organization whose aims are to help encourage a vibrant community filled with Jewish life, religion, culture, and tradition.
•Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies
The Program offers a minor in Jewish Studies and a variety of courses including the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the Bible as Literature, Hebrew, Hebrew Scriptures, the Holocaust, the Jewish Heritage,
•Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre
Visit the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre to learn more about Yiddish Theatre.
•Chazzanut Online
Comprehensive site on Jewish liturgical music, with a large collection of cantorial sheet music, annotated links and background information.

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