Yiddish

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Until the middle of the 20th century, Yiddish was the international language of Jews from Central and Eastern Europe. Today, experts estimate there are between 1 million and 2 million native Yiddish speakers in the world, but only about 500,000 speak it at home. Educators like Rita Ratson, Yiddish program coordinator and instructor at Gratz College, are determined to keep the Yiddish language and culture alive. Whether you want to learn a bissel Yiddish or become fluent, you’ll find the right level course for you. Classes range from beginners to advanced and even a Yiddish Conversation Corner, complete with folk songs and literature.

Read more to find out why Yiddish is a passion for Rita Ratson, a translator for the National Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish program at Gratz College is supported by Beverly & David Schorr/DJS Associates, Inc. For more information, consult the brochure below or contact Rita Ratson, Yiddish Program Coordinator, at 215-635-7300 x177. 

Registration

Classes

Click Here for a mail-in registration form. To register by phone or for more information please contact Rita Ratson, Instructor and Coordinator of Yiddish Language and Culture at 215-635-7300 x177 or rratson@gratz.edu.
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At Gratz College

Yiddish I - Beginners Class
10:30 am -12:00 Noon - 8 weeks
Tuesdays, May 6 - June 24

Yiddish II
10:30 am - 12:00 Noon - 8 weeks
Wednesdays, May 7 - July 2 (no class June 4)

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In Center City Philadelphia

Yiddish I - Beginners Class
5:15- 6:45 pm -  8 weeks
Tuesdays, May 6 - July 1 (no class June 3)
At Congregation Mikveh Israel - 44 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia

Yiddish II
7:00 - 8:30 pm - 8 weeks
Tuesdays, May 6 - July 1 (no class June 3)
At Congregation Mikveh Israel - 44 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia