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Kolya Borodulin

Kolya Borodulin is the master teacher and director of Yiddish programming at the Workmen’s Circle in New York. He teaches Yiddish language and culture to multigenerational audiences: kids, teens, and adults (sometimes four generations together). Kolya runs and teaches online Yiddish classes at the Workmen’s Circle for over 120 students from 12 countries and 23 States each semester. He is the organizer of the Trip to Yiddishland program (Circle Lodge, Hopewell Junction, New York) and Yiddish programming coordinator at KlezKanada. He is the author of Yiddish Year Round: A Curriculum for the Young Beginners and a number of Yiddish educational materials for children. Kolya also teaches at YiddishSchool of the Yiddish Book Center.

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My Hunger for Knowledge Was Immense: On Learning and Teaching Yiddish

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Borodulin’s acceptance speech for the 2019 Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Prize, in which he outlines how he came to find a passion for Yiddish language instruction.

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Online Yiddish Classes at the Workmen’s Circle

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The second in a series of reflections on Yiddish pedagogy in the digital age. Here, Nikolai Borodulin reflects on the challenges and rewards of teaching Yiddish courses online.

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