[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements--Binyumen Schaecher's workshop on family names
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Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements
Date: Dec. 4, 2018
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As part of the 2018 Yiddish New York / YNY Festival (December 22-27)
Binyumen Schaechter is giving a workshop on the subject of
"Ashkenazic Family Names: : What Our Names Mean and What They Mean Means
About Our Families"
This workshop will help us to find out about our ancestors from 200 years
ago, when they took a family name: what kind of work they did, what their
first names were, what they looked like or behaved like, what their
socio-economic status was, and where they came from, in this illuminating
>From the on-line "brochure" of Yiddish New York:
What do our family names say about our family history? Even those who know
quite confidently the etymology of their own family names will find
fascinating to hear the explanation of the names of many friends,
acquaintances, co-workers, celebrities, etc. The four sessions will cover a
brief history of Ashkenazic family names, and then an in-depth analysis of
Ashkenazic patronymics, matronymics, occupational names, geographical
names, nicknames, and much more, culminating in a discussion of the names
of those attending the workshop.
This 4-part workshop takes place from 4:20-5:30 PM on 4 consecutive days:
Sunday, December 23, through Wednesday, December 26.
Where? East 14 St, between 1st and 2nd avenues, exact location TBA.
Single Class Passes (one class on a particular day) are available on-site
for $30 at the Pupik Information Desk.
All the various options (full-day pass, full-festival pass, etc.) are here:
We hope to see you there.
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