[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--"Yiddish Break" in Chicago, April 3-5

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Mon Mar 23 22:11:54 EDT 2009

MENDELE Yiddish Language and Literature

Personal Notices and Announcements


March 23, 2009


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Dear Yiddishists,


My name is Sonia Gollance and I am a student at the University

of Chicago, and I am head of the planning committee for

Chicago’s first Yiddish Break, April 3 - 5.  It will be a

weekend of Yiddish-filled activities for young people with an

interest in Yiddish language and culture.  We hope to bring an

end to the woes of young Midwestern Yiddishists who are unable

to attend the Yiddish-related events that are usually held on

the East Coast.  To that end, I invite you to join us at

Yiddish Break or to help us promote Yiddish Break by telling

your friends, family, and students about this amazing

opportunity.  You don’t even need to know Yiddish in order to

enjoy this event!


Yiddish Break was founded by Yugntruf, a New York-based

organization dedicated to bringing young Yiddishists and

Yiddish enthusiasts together to learn about and experience

Yiddish culture. 


Planning for Yiddish Break Chicago is well under way.  We are

arranging some fun activities, such as classes and lectures on

Yiddish language, literature, and music, Yiddish/Yinglish

board games, and even a Yiddish dance workshop.  It will be a

great opportunity to practice Yiddish and meet people who

share a love of Yiddish culture.  For just $18 for

non-UChicago students, we will provide kosher meals and

homestays with University students, including shomer shabbes

rooms for those who need them.  There will be limited travel

subsidies available. The next step is:  we need you!


To see more details follow the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=2907668&k=52CT3XSXW6YMX11DSDX3T <http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=2907668&k=52CT3XSXW6YMX11DSDX3T>


To register, go to  http://www.yiddishbreak.com -- be sure to

select the link to the Chicago event when you register. 


Please contact yiddishbreak at gmail.com <mailto:yiddishbreak at gmail.com> for more information or

to obtain promotional materials, such as flyers.


Hope you are well.


Al dos guts,




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