Pedagogy

Reflections on the teaching and learning of Yiddish, as well as downloadable guides, exercises, and lesson plans to use in the classroom.

Pedagogy

Stealing the Border: A Reflection on Teaching Yiddish Borderlands Literature

Anna Elena Torres

Anna Elena Torres shares her reflections about, and syllabus for, the course “Yiddish Poetics of the Border.”

Pedagogy

Yiddish Film Activities for the Language Classroom: Teaching with Mamele

Rebecca Margolis

Using a short scene from the 1938 film Mamele (dir. Joseph Green, Konrad Tom), Rebecca Margolis demonstrates how short excerpts of Yiddish films can be used to address specific aspects of Yiddish dialect, grammar and idiom, and translation in the Yiddish language classroom.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: Teaching with Sholem Aleichem

Jessica Kirzane

Instructors share their thoughts on teaching with Sholem Aleichem.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide for Leyzer Volf's Evigingo (trans. Finkin)

Jordan Finkin

Jordan Finkin offers resources and ideas for teaching this unusual poem.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Person Teaching With Yiddish

Jessica Kirzane

Instructors share their thoughts on sharing about their personal lives and commitments while teaching Yiddish language or culture.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2018

Jessica Kirzane

A short description of the many Yiddish language and culture summer programs on offer for 2018.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in Berlin/Berlin in Yiddish

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Ekaterina Kuznetsova reflects on the first-ever Yiddish summer program to take place in the German capital (August 14 - September 1st 2017)
Pedagogy

From Kansas to Kentucky in a Jewish Literature Classroom: A “Creative Option” for Reflection Papers

Jessica Kirzane

Jessica Kirzane discusses a creative writing prompt for students in a course on American Jewish Literature and shares samples of students’ work.

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