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Late Night on Lloyd Street: Best Yiddish Workshop Ever
Start:
January 29, 2014 6:00 pm
End:
January 29, 2014 9:00 pm
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Late Night on Lloyd Street: Best Yiddish Workshop Ever

Wednesday, January 29, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Admission

 

Why Yiddish? Why not?!

 

The thousand-year old Jewish language traveled from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the new world.  For one fun evening the mame-loshn will be making a stop at the JMM.  Join us as we celebrate the chutzpah, the herring, and the zaftik humor of this extraordinary language with music, film, interactive games. The great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem once wrote: lakhn iz gezunt, doktoyrim heysn lakhn, laughter is healthy, doctors prescribe laughter. For one freylikh evening we will explore tsuzamen, together the ways Yiddish can make us become a better mentsh.

 

Adi Mahalel is a visiting Instructor of Yiddish Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Adi earned a joint degree in Hebrew Literature and in Humanities through the Ofakim honor’s degree program at Haifa University. Adi’s other areas of interest include Yiddish poetry, Jewish American theater and Israeli Yiddish literature. He has taught courses in Yiddish language and culture. Adi is also a regular contributor to the Yiddish Forward and other Yiddish publications.

 

As with all Late Night on Lloyd Streets there will be plenty of snacks and drinks.

 

This program is generously supported by the Grandchildren of Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Philanthropic Fund.