Yiddish-Tish will combine learning Yiddish songs, every-day conversation, Ashkenazi fables and dance with an informal light meal. Yiddish-Tish can become a long-term project that blends into rich tapestry of Jewish events in New York’s Russian-speaking Jewish community. The main goals are

1. Develop a program that would attract a modern Russian-speaking Jew to learning Yiddish.

2. Make learning useful; not just learn songs but incorporate them in everyday life; learn commonly used vocabulary – words of love, curses, words related to Jewish holidays, etc.

3. Create an on-going and ever-evolving program that will become the base for a continued community.


Zhenya Lopatnik Yiddish-Tish