Invitation to Participate: Teaching Intermediate Yiddish

The Editors


In an effort to pool the wis­dom and expe­ri­ence acquired by our con­trib­u­tors’ work in the class­room, In geveb reg­u­lar­ly polls Yid­dish instruc­tors on top­ics relat­ed to Yid­dish ped­a­gogy. In our Loyt Di Lerers series, we com­pile ideas and best prac­tices for teach­ers who teach Yid­dish, teach about Yid­dish, and teach with texts from Yid­dish sources. The respons­es to these polls offer a cross-sec­tion of the opin­ions, approach­es, and expe­ri­ences of Yid­dish instruc­tors from Los Ange­les to Tel Aviv, from children’s pro­grams to uni­ver­si­ty class­es to con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion cours­es, from new teach­ers to those with a life­time of experience.

In our Loyt di Lerers series we have gathered teachers’ thoughts about Yiddish textbooks, focused on the question of whether and how to use Weinreich’s College Yiddish, asked teachers to describe how they conduct the first day of Yiddish class, learned how instructors teach with texts translated from Yiddish, asked Holocaust educators how they teach with and about Yiddish, and learned about Yiddish clubs and reading groups.

At a roundtable discussion organized by In geveb about teaching Yiddish in the digital age, Sunny Yudkoff shared her approach to teaching intermediate Yiddish students using radio broadcasts. 1 1 The roundtable was held at the 2016 AJS conference. You can read other essays based on this discussion here. Yudkoff’s presentation made us want to know more about the challenges of Intermediate Yiddish classes and the strategies and texts teachers are using to surmount them. If you teach Intermediate Yiddish, we invite you to participate in our short survey.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with the In geveb teaching community.

Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: Teaching Intermediate Yiddish.” In geveb, June 2017:
Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: Teaching Intermediate Yiddish.” In geveb (June 2017): Accessed May 09, 2021.


The Editors