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Beginning Yiddish — Fall 2019

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability tzu veren tzeshussen fahr gelechter (to crack up). Stress in this class will be placed on learning the alef beis (print and script), elementary grammar, and reading basic texts. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form sentences for basic needs when conversing with Yiddish speakers. The instructor will include salient aspects of the history and evolution of Yiddish as grist for conversation. Students will also master 60 Yiddish shprekhverter (expressions) and vitzlekh (witticisms), some rated GP. Potential new students are welcome to sit in on the first session.
Monday, September 16, 2019 thru Tuesday, December 24, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
See session list below for specific session times and locations.
Topics: Languages, Yiddish
Educator: Ken Blady
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States

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As a nonprofit, HAMAQOM | The Place relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please email us at info@hmqm.org.

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Beginning Yiddish -- Fall 2019 Tier 100%$360.00

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Beginning Yiddish -- Fall 2019 Tier 80%$288.00

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Beginning Yiddish -- Fall 2019 Tier 60%$216.00

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