[Mendele] MENDELE Personal Notices and Announcements--Founding of Yiddish teachers' association

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Thu Nov 13 21:02:26 EST 2008

MENDELE Yiddish Language and Literature
Personal Notices and Announcements

Nov. 13, 2008

To minimize wear and tear on the untershames, three requests:

1. Send time-sensitive notices well in advance.
2. Send material as plain text:  no HTML, other coding, or attachments.
3. Correspond directly with the person who or organization which has 
posted the notice, *not* with your ever-beleaguered untershames.
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:45:36 -0800 [apologies from the untershames!]
Subject: Founding of the  IAYT
From: Philip Kutner <fishl at derbay.org>

The International Association of Yiddish Teacher was founded at the 
Twelfth International Association of Yiddish Clubs Conference in La Jolla, 
California, October 24-27, 2008.

There were 35 Yiddish teachers from the US, Canada and Mexico attending 
the conference. The teachers portion consisted of 4 panels each with a 
moderator and 4 teachers. The panels were; Using Songs in Teaching 
Yiddish, Curriculum Content, Pedagogical Methodology and Organizational 
Future. These areas covered the 4 levels; preschool, shule, university and 

Lori Cahan-Simon distributed a questionnaire that she had designed with
master teacher, Gella Fishman. Lori also moderates a list of over 150
Yiddish Teachers.

The new website temporarily resides at WWW.derbay.org and contains the 
names of the panelists and the 35 attending teachers.

The group will meet at future IAYC conferences and may meet at others.

mit frayndshaft,


Philip ("Fishl") Kutner
1128 Tanglewood Way
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650-349-6946
E-mail: fishl at derbay.org
Website: http://www.derbay.org
Please do not use the "reply" key when responding to Personal Notices &
Announcements. Instead, write directly to the person or organization 
posting the material.

New material for Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements, i.e. 
announcements of events, commercial publications, etc., always in plain 
text (no HTML or the like) to:

    victor.bers at yale.edu (in the subject line write Mendele Personal)

Material responding to postings on Mendele Yiddish literature and 
language, or new inquiries and comments of a non-commercial or publicity 

     mendele at mailman.yale.edu

IMPORTANT:  Please include your full name as you would like it to appear 
in your posting.  No posting will appear without its author's name.

In order to spare time and effort, the shamosim  request that contributors 
adhere, when applicable, as closely as possible to standard English 
punctuation, grammar, etc. and to the YIVO rules of transliteration into 
the Roman alphabet.

All other messages to the shamosim: mendele at mailman.yale.edu

Mendele on the web: http://shakti.trincoll.edu/~mendele/index.htm

To join or leave the list: 

More information about the Mendele mailing list