[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements--Vilnius Summer Program in Yiddish
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Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements
Jan. 30, 2016
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Vilnius Summer Program in Yiddish
17 July — 12 August 2016
at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute at Vilnius University
The summer of 2016 marks the eighteenth year of the Vilnius Summer Program
in Yiddish (the one-month European Summer Program in Yiddish, founded at
Oxford in 1982 and relocated to Vilnius in 1998).
The program's four courses in Yiddish language and literature, ranging from
beginners (Yiddish I) through to advanced (Yiddish IV), are university
accredited. The three higher level courses are conducted entirely
in Yiddish. All four courses aim at increasing mastery of Yiddish, as well
as the complex of cultural nuances and historical phenomena that are
embedded in the language.
They meet five mornings weekly for three hours. To receive the completion
certificate and university credit, students must attend the entire
four-week course and complete daily homework assignments.
In addition, there will be a rich program of cultural activities,
historical walks, concerts, workshops, seminars, panels and the renowned
There will be a visit to a former shtetl with its old-time features still
partly in evidence.
Home to the program is a city that was, before the war, one of the most
vibrant centers of Yiddish culture. On walkabouts you will discover the
city of the Gaon of Vilna, the Brothers Romm,
Max Weinreich, Moyshe Kulbak, Avrom Sutzkever and many other giants of
Vilna Yiddish culture. You will see the sites of the Gaon‘s tomb, Ramailes
yeshiva, Israel Salanter‘s studyhouse,
Kletskin‘s publishing house, the YIVO and many more.
For more information please contact:
Coordinator of Programs
Vilnius Yiddish Institute
telephone: +3705 268-7187 fax: +3705 268-7186
email: info at judaicvilnius.com
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