[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language, Warsaw

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May 22, 2010

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Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 10:08:35 +0200From: jidysz at shalom.org.pl
Subject:International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language

Dear All,

We would like to inform you that for the first time in its 8-years long 
history the The Shalom Foundation Yiddish Summer Seminar will be organised 
in Warsaw. Applications are accepted until 31st

  For more information see below.
Hoping to see some of you in Warsaw.

Best regards,
Anna Szyba
The Shalom Foundation
The 8th International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture 
Warsaw, 4-16 July 2010

Submerge yourself in our intensive Yiddish summer course and a variety of 
language-related ctivities in our newly opened, modernly equipped Yiddish 

Participate in a wide range of afternoon cultural events, lectures and 

Discover the pre- and postwar history of Yiddish culture in Poland.
Get to know contemporary Jewish life in Poland.
Meet native Yiddish speakers from Poland and learn their stories.
Visit the once vibrant center of Yiddish culture.
Explore the resources of Warsaw archives, libraries and visual collections 
documenting Jewish life n Poland.
What do we offer?
40 hrs of language instruction.
10 hrs of afternoon language tutorial.
Afternoon lectures and various workshops (Yiddish song, theater, Jewish 
cuisine, traditional and
modern Jewish calligraphy, reading Yiddish manuscripts), evening 

Guided tours in Warsaw (the Jewish cemetery with tombstones of Y.L. 
Peretz, Chone Shmeruk and thers; the Jewish quarter of Praga on the right 
bank of Warsaw, the Warsaw ghetto), visits to the ewish Historical 
Institute and other institutions and museums.

Accommodation in a student drmitory (breakfast included).

It is also a rare opportunity to meet native Yiddish speakers from Poland 
and learn about, among ther topics, the history of postwar Yiddish culture 
from the best specialists in the field.

The lecturers will be given by specialists from various institutions, 
including IWO, Argentina, Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University, 
Wroclaw University, University of Southampton, University of California, 
Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw), Polish Academy of Science 
nd Jewish Historical Institute.


Regular fee: $500
Student fee: $300

How to apply?
Please fill out the application form (downloadable from the 
www.shalom.org.pl) and send it to jidysz at shalom.org.pl
We offer a limited number of partial scholarships. Please inquire.
For more information, write to: jidysz at shalom.org.pl
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