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Young Israel to Sponsor “yiddish Week” Dec. 12

A “Yiddish Week” will be celebrated by Young Israel, the Orthodox Jewish youth organization, during the week beginning Friday, December 2, in accordance with a decision of the last convention of Young Israel. During the week American-born young men and women who belong to Young Israel will speak Yiddish, listen to Yiddish lectures and attend Yiddish theatrical performances.

In issuing the call for the celebration of “Yiddish Week,” the leaders of Young Israel state that the American-born Jewish youth in order to retain its contact with World Jewry must not neglect Yiddish as a medium of expression, since the Yiddish language is spoken by millions of Jews the world over.