Ken Blady: Yiddish from Scratch (Virtual on Zoom)
February 28, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 21, 2023
Program Fee: $96.00
In partnership with KlezCalifornia
Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimishe atmosphere.
Born in the 11th century, Yiddish has been the living tongue of the Ashkenazi Jewish world ever since. For some it is a language their parents or grandparents spoke when they didn’t want the kinderlech to understand. For others it is simply a quaint language of the distant past. But Yiddish, one of the most idiomatic of languages, is very much alive today. Join Bay Area Jewish educator and native speaker, Ken Blady, as he takes you on a linguistic journey to the Land of Yiddish. Here is a wonderful opportunity to learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is a desire to learn, some zits fleisch (butt, i.e., perseverance), an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability tzu veren tseshussen far gelekhter (to crack up)!
Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form sentences for basic needs when conversing with Yiddish speakers. The instructor will include salient aspects of Yiddish history and culture as material for conversation.
8 Tuesdays: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/14 and 3/21 @ 4-5:30pm