[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements-- Ri J. Turner from Paris Medem Yiddish Scene on Yiddish Voice, Weds June 12 2019

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Sun Jun 9 09:41:06 EDT 2019

Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements
Date: June 9, 2019

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From: Mark H. David via messagingengine.com
Fri, Jun 7, 10:39 PM (2 days ago)

Ri J. Turner from Paris Medem Yiddish Scene on Yiddish Voice, Weds June 12

The Yiddish Voice will begin a series of interviews with activists on the
Yiddish scene around the Paris Yiddish Center-Medem Library starting
Wednesday June 12 2019 at 7:30 PM with an interview with Ri J. (Reyze)
Turner. All interviews will air in the coming weeks on the Yiddish Voice
radio show in Boston on WUNR 1600-AM Wednesdays at 7:30 PM and
live-streamed via yv.org.

Ri J. Turner is a translator and Yiddish language teacher at the Paris
Yiddish Center-Medem Library, as well as an MA candidate in Yiddish Studies
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a three-time alumna of the
Uriel Weinreich Summer Program at YIVO in New York, and was a Translation
Fellow of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA, in 2014 and 2018 and the
National Endowment for the Arts and the PEN/Heim Fund in 2018. Her
translations and original writing have appeared in In Geveb, Pakn Treger,
the Forverts, Afn Shvel, and elsewhere.

Interviews in the series will continue in following weeks with Yitskhok
Niborski and Gilles Rozier, with announcements to follow.

The interviews are conducted by Sholem Beinfeld, He is Professor Emeritus
of History at Washington University in St. Louis, and is perhaps best known
as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary
(Arumnemik Yidish-English Verterbukh), as well as a translator of Yiddish
texts and creator of new subtitles for classic Yiddish movies. The
Dictionary is based on the Yiddish-French Dictionary edited by Yitskhok
Niborski and published by the Medem Library/Paris Yiddish Center. Sholem's
connection with the Medem Library goes back many decades, beginning with
his Fulbright Fellowship in Paris as a graduate student.

The Yiddish Voice (Dos Yidishe Kol / דאָס ייִדישע קול), Boston's weekly
Yiddish-language radio show, is heard in the Boston area every Wednesday on
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