Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Yiddish - Aleph Classes Fall Session 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hebrew Classes


Want to learn Yiddish!? You're in the right place!

Classes are offered Tuesday evenings in a 16-week session. Each class is one hour. 

Aleph requires the textbook Yiddish with Ease (Annick Prime-Margules and Nadia Déhan-Rothschild.  2014.) - you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration. We will arrange Covid-19 friendly distribution of the textbooks before your first class.


Non EDCJCC member Price: $450
EDCJCC Member Price: $400

Recent Birthright & Masa Alumni Special Price: $320*

*Reserved for Israel Program participants within the last five years

Class dates:  Tuesdays, August 25 - December 22*, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
* Classes may end on December 8; December 15 and 20 are reserved as a make up day, if necessary

This is a course in the Yiddish language (listening, speaking, and reading) for beginners. We will be using proverbs, songs, jokes, video-clips, dialogues, and guided conversational practice to learn to understand and speak basic Yiddish. We will cover talking about yourself and your family, your job, your languages, and your likes and dislikes.  No background in Yiddish is assumed, but you must be willing to learn new things, practice orally in pairs, attend regularly, and put in a sustained effort. All materials will be provided both in printed Yiddish and in Latin script, if you have no knowledge of the Aleph-Bet/Alefbeyz you will be responsible for studying provided materials outside of class. We will offer one optional extra session/crash course in the Alefbeyz depending on class interest after the first session.

Registration deadline:  August 17, 2020

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