Invitation to Participate: Yiddish Clubs and Reading Groups

The Editors


In an effort to pool the wis­dom and ques­tions acquired from 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, and asked Holocaust educators how they teach with and about Yiddish.

Now we are turning our attention to some of the spaces outside of university classrooms where Yiddish learning happens: to Yiddish clubs and reading groups. We want to know how these groups operate and what they are reading and discussing. If you take part in or lead a Yiddish club or reading group, 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: Yiddish Clubs and Reading Groups.” In geveb, April 2017:
Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: Yiddish Clubs and Reading Groups.” In geveb (April 2017): Accessed Aug 02, 2021.


The Editors