[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Seeking a conversational partner

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Wed Jun 6 10:20:59 EDT 2012

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

June 6, 2012

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From: Steve Schneider steveschneider123 at gmail.com
Date: May 25 (11 days ago)
Subject: Seeking a conversational partner

My 87-year-old mother is a native speaker of Yiddish.  She was born in
Latvia in a household in which Yiddish was her mother tongue.  At this
point in her life she has no one with whom she can speak Yiddish on a
regular basis.

I'm looking for individuals who are fluent in Yiddish who would be
interested in speaking with her by telephone once a week or so.  She
taught Yiddish for many years through a community center in Florida.
She is in the very early stages of dementia, and I know that she would
greatly benefit from and enjoy using Yiddish on a regular basis.

Please contact me with any referrals or suggestions, and thanks so
much for your help.


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