[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University

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Feb. 11, 2011

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Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 09:17:31 +0200
From: Goldreich institute for Yiddish <yiddish1 at tauex.tau.ac.il>
Subject: International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University

Yiddish will be followed by English

BAYM TEL-AVIVER UNIVERSITET vet forkumen tsvishn dem 27stn yuni un dem 
21stn yuli 2011. Er vert sponsirt durkh dem "Goldreich-institut" un durkh 
"Beit Sholem Aleykhem", in dem yor ven Tel-Aviv, di "ershte yidishe shtot 
in der velt", endikt di fayerungen lekoved ir hundert-yorikn yoyvl.
Di ershte fir zumerkursn in Tel-Aviv hobn tsugetsoygn tsvishn hundert un 
hundert tsvantsik fultsaytike bateylikte, un zey zenen azoy arum gevorn di 
breyt-farnemikste zumerkursn far yidish iber der velt. Dos derloybt di 
organizirers mer meglekhkeytn baym durkhfirn di klasn-bashtimung far di 
studentn loytn nivo fun zeyere yidish-kentenishn. Dos yor vet di 
zumer-program onbotn finf madreyges inem yidish-limed, fun di onheybers 
(vu ez vet oykh zayn a bazunderer klas far english-redndike) biz di same 
avansirte studentn.

Oyser di frimorgn-limudim vet di program araynnemen farshidene aktivitetn 
nokh mitog: a kurs af english vegn der antviklung fun der moderner 
yidisher literatur un a serye yidishe filmen, shmuesklasn, bazukhn in 
Tel-Aviv gefirt af yidish un kinstlerishe ovntn.

Di program bot on a groyse tsol teylvayze stipendyes far 
universitet-studentn. Di bateylikte in der program veln hobn di 
meglekhkeyt tsu voynen inem studentn-internat fun universitet.

Der skhar-limed batreft $1,450, mit a tsugob fun $60 far der registratsye.
Der kost fun internat: $450 (tsu tsvey in a tsimer) oder $600 (aleyn in a 

Formularn far der registratsye un bakoshes far stipendyes:
Der blitsadres far studentn:
yiddish at post.tau.ac.il
Mir hofn zikh tsu zen in a guter sho dem zumer in Tel-Aviv!

Di direktorn:
Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher
Institut far yidisher shprakh, literatur un kultur afn nomen fun der 
mishpokhe Goldreich
Prof. Avrom Novershtern
Beit Sholem Aleykhem

The Goldreich Family - Beth Shalom Aleichem Yiddish Summer Program, in 
cooperation with the Naomi Foundation and TAU International, will take 
place on the Tel Aviv University campus from June 27 to July 21, 2011. The 
program offers intensive Yiddish instruction at five levels. Language 
instruction will be supplemented by an afternoon program of lectures, 
conversation workshops, tours, and by evening cultural and social events.
Located minutes away from both the center of Tel Aviv and its beaches, TAU 
is the largest university in Israel, with significant resources in Jewish 
Studies, among them the Diaspora Museum and the Margulies Yiddish Book 
Collection. Students can enjoy Tel Aviv's diverse attractions: museums, 
cafes, Bauhaus architecture, the beach and the promenade, the old harbor, 
summer festivals, and clubs in this Mediterranean city "that never 

As students of the Tel Aviv University School for Overseas Students whose 
credentials are recognized by universities world-wide, participants will 
receive 80 hours of language and literature instruction (four credits) 
with highly qualified and experienced teachers in small classes.

Morning Language Instruction
Yiddish Classes will be held between 9.30-11.00 and 11.30-13.00 on the Tel 
Aviv University campus. Class placement will be determined by students' 
performance on a Yiddish proficiency test.

Yiddish I
Introduction to standard Yiddish conversation, grammar, and writing for 
both English and Hebrew speakers.

Yiddish II
For students who have attained basic Beginners' Yiddish, this class is 
divided into two parts, one on developing composition and conversational 
skills and the other on reading and discussing literary texts.

Yiddish III
For students whose knowledge goes beyond basic Beginners' Yiddish, this 
course is also divided into two parts, one on developing composition and 
conversational skills and the other on reading and discussing literary 

Yiddish IV
For students nearly fluent in Yiddish, this course will include a 
significant literature component as well as improving both writing and 
reading comprehension.

Yiddish V
This advanced course is designed both to improve fluency with emphasis on 
idiomatic usage of the language, and to analyze selected texts in modern 
Yiddish literature.

Lecture Series
A series of lectures in English on "Landmarks of Yiddish Literature" can 
be audited or taken for one additional credit (requiring written work).
Afternoon Academic and Cultural Program
Afternoon workshops, lectures and activities will be held on the Tel Aviv 
University campus. Activities will include conversation classes, a music 
workshop and concerts. There will also be opportunities to play klezmer 
music. Students are encouraged to bring their musical instruments with 

Two weekend-trips to Jerusalem, the Negev, and the Galilee are organized 
by the TAU International (School of Overseas Students). The first trip 
will take place before the beginning of the program, June 22-26 and the 
second July 8-10.

Newly renovated dormitories adjacent to the campus are available to the 

A significant number of scholarships are available, and students are 
encouraged to download and complete the scholarship application form along 
with the registration form at 
http://www.tau.ac.il/humanities/yiddish/summer-2011.eng.html or contact 
the Goldreich Institute at yiddish at post.tau.ac.il This e-mail address is 
being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The costs of the program are:
          $ 1450 tuition
          $ 60 registration fee
          $ 450 for housing (double occupancy), or $ 600 (single 

Academic Program Directors of the Tel Aviv Yiddish Summer Program:

Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher Director, Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish 
Language, Literature, and Culture at Tel Aviv University
Prof. Avraham Novershtern Director, Beth Shalom Aleichem

For additional information, please write to: yiddish at post.tau.ac.il

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