Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The First Day of Class

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Yiddish language instructors share their plans for the first day of class.

Pedagogy

לויט די לייענערס | Readers Respond: LGBTQ Vocabulary

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Readers weigh in on “How Do You Say ‘Parents’ in Yiddish?,” offering their own vocabulary suggestion and asking further important questions.

Pedagogy

Evaluate What You Don't Understand: Teaching Practical Skills in the Archives

Sarah Ponichtera

An activity designed to teach archival skills.

Pedagogy

Notes on Teaching Yiddish Literature and Critical Theory

Anna Elena Torres

Anna Elena Torres shares her reflections about, and syllabus for, the course “Gender and the Body in Yiddish Literature.”

Pedagogy

How Do You Say "Parents" in Yiddish?

Vardit Lightstone

Vardit Lightstone shares an LGBTQ-inclusive vocabulary worksheet, along with a reflection on its creation.

Pedagogy

Nut Games for Passover

Itzik Gottesman

Itzik Gottesman teaches some classic children’s games for Passover, all played with nuts.

Pedagogy

The Jew Box: An Interview with Eddy Portnoy

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Sarah Zarrow interviews Eddy Portnoy about Yiddish pedagogy, jokers, and braiding khale.

Pedagogy

In geveb in the Classroom: Getting to Know the Best Dressed Better

Jessica Kirzane

Yiddish teachers are always looking for good materials. Here, Jessica Kirzane demonstrates one way to use content from In geveb to structure and enhance her lessons.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

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

Pedagogy

Reflections on Space in Learning Yiddish

Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin, who studied Yiddish in various summer programs, reflects on the importance of space and place in Yiddish Studies, asking herself, “What does it mean to speak Yiddish in this place?”

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