A weeklong Yiddish language seminar opened in Ukraine in a suburb of Kiev. About 50 Jewish activists, including directors of Jewish Sunday schools, actors, singers and journalists, from throughout Ukraine gathered Wednesday for “Di Yiddishe Voch” to learn about Yiddish and Yiddishkeit. The seminar is designed to help bring Yiddish culture to Jewish communities in Ukraine. The program includes lectures in Jewish history and culture, as well as modern Yiddish literature in Ukrainian translation, followed by group workshops on Yiddish language, Yiddish music, theater, films and more. Professional teachers from Israel and Ukraine are teaching Yiddish language and literature. The event was organized by the Jewish Foundation in Ukraine with the assistance of the Rothschild Fund in Europe.
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