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Ken Blady

Educator, writer, and Yiddish translator, Ken Blady, was born in Paris, France, and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn, where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since 1972, Ken has a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from California State University, East Bay. He is the author of “Jewish Communities in Exotic Places” among other works, and translator or collaborating translator of eight publications from Yiddish. A popular lecturer on a variety of Jewish themes at colleges, synagogues, elder hostels, and religious schools, Ken has been featured on a number of radio and T.V. talk shows and educational programs, including The Voice of Israel and The History Channel.


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October 2020

Yiddish From Scratch – Fall 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 thru Tuesday, November 24, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Ken Blady
$144 – $240

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…

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