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Creating Identity: Yiddish Across a Spectrum of Jewish Communities Today

11.03.2014

Monday, October 14, 2013 | 7pm
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

The Annual Naomi Prawer Kadar Memorial Lecture

Isabelle Barrière, Brooklyn College
Sarah Bunin Benor, Hebrew Union College
Ross Perlin, Endangered Language Alliance
Paul Glasser (Moderator)

Today, there are approximately half a million Yiddish speakers in the United States. But what role does it play in speakers’ lives? How is Yiddish used by Jewish communities today? Isabelle Barrière, Sarah Bunin Benor and Ross Perlin discussed the ways Hasidic, Modern Orthodox and alternative Yiddish communities use Yiddish both to create a common identity and to establish difference between themselves, non-Jewish society and other Jewish communities.

The Annual Naomi Prawer Kadar Memorial Lecture at YIVO Institute provides an opportunity for the public to explore topics of Yiddish language and linguistics, the history of Yiddish, Yiddish children’s literature, and education. The lecture is supported by the Naomi Prawer Kadar Foundation, Inc. The Naomi Foundation® is dedicated to reimagining education. As an extension of Naomi Prawer Kadar’s life’s work, the foundation’s goal is to empower educators and promote leadership in education in order to inspire and nurture the next generation. Through entrepreneurial and established channels and together with their partners and grantees, the Naomi Foundation drives innovation to create meaningful and lasting impact. The Naomi Foundation champions Yiddish, Naomi’s lifelong passion, as a vibrant, rich, and contemporary language. The Naomi Foundation advances the teaching and learning of Yiddish, particularly in academic and scholarly settings.

The Jewish community of Kiev in the heart of the ukrainian revolution – Mael Benoliel for i24news

11.03.2014

(french version) 2014

Israeli Kosher Winery “Teperberg 1870” – Mael Benoliel for i24News (french version) 2014

30.01.2014

The Passage (2013, 53′) – Trailer

 11.03.2014

“The Passage” (53 min) is an ethnographic documentary about being and becoming Jewish in contemporary Poland, seen through the prism of the experiences of three young adults. The film explores the lived realities of the Jewish Community in Wrocław shaped by the haunting legacy of the past and the globalized transformation of the present.

Jewish Leaders Call For Vibrant And Respectful Discourse On IsraelJP Updates
Leading figures in New York’s Jewish community have joined together in a statement that calls for vibrant and meaningful discussion of Israel, despite differences of opinion. The statement is issued by The Israel Talks, an initiative of the Jewish 
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WJC President Urges Swedish Authorities to Step Up Security at Jewish Sites
Yeshiva World News
Lena Posner-Korosi, president of the Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, a WJC affiliate, said that the Swedish government had expressed concern and eagerness to act, and that parliamentarians and ministers were meeting today on the issue with the 
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Jewish News Service (JNS.org) releases iOS and Android app
Broadway World
JNS.org, the JNS.org news app is a new platform for the organization’s reporting on Jewish communities in the United States, around the world, and in Israel. “Although a major goal for JNS.org has been to protect and even enhance print newspapers 
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Why Vladimir Putin Will Keep Playing Jewish Card in Ukraine Crisis
Jewish Daily Forward
The Jewish situation on the ground differs widely from the Kremlin’s phantoms. Last week, the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress conducted a conference-call with leaders from 29Jewish communities across the country, and asked whether there had been a rise 
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World Jewish Congress leader calls on Sweden to step up security around 
European Jewish Press
“We thank Swedish authorities for their close communication with the Jewish communityand their willingness to address these issues,” he said. Vasa Real, a central Stockholm high school with special classes for Jewish pupils, was covered with Nazi 
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Swedish school defaced with swastikas, neo-Nazi graffiti
Israel Hayom
The Jewish community in Stockholm was horrified to discover on Monday that the entrance to one of the biggest junior high schools in the city had been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti overnight. The 800 fifth- to ninth-grade pupils at the Vasa Real 
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Anti-Semitic graffiti spurs call for Sweden to increase security at Jewish sites
JNS.org
Lena Posner-Korosi, president of the Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, said that the Swedish government has expressed concern about the incident and has been in touch with police. Posted on March 11, 2014 by JNS.org. Newer / Older · Jewish and 
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RTE Nationwide Special Irish Jewish Community
RTE Television recently did a programme as part of their Nationwide series that focused on the 
jewishireland.org
Iran’s Jewish Community – YouTube
9 min
Iran, a country with a population of 70 million, enjoys various ethnicities and religions. In this 
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The Jews of Holland – History of the Jewish 
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, chief rabbi of the Netherlands, describes the rich history of the Jewish 
chabad.org
History – Danville Jewish Community
52 sec
The History of the Jewish Community of Danville, Illinois  In the 1800s, Jews emigrated from 
danvillejewishcommunity.com
A Jew, an Irishman and a Corkman : Irish Jewish 
This week the Irish Jewish gathering takes place celebrating IrishJewish culture. Among the 
jewishireland.org
Exotic Jewish Communities Around the World Video 
In this first-person account, Mr. Frank tells stories from his travels, interwoven with anecdotes 
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Odessa Still Throbs With Jewish Life – Forward.com
Paul Berger went to Odessa chasing a myth about a disappearingJewish culture. In Isaac 
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JLTV – J Report 38: Modern European Jewish 
J Report 38: Modern European Jewish Communities. Description: Host Brad Pomerance looks 
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