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Yiddish on the Continent

L’Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme, a major European Centre for Jewish Studies, announces an intensive programme in Yiddish language and literature « Yiddish on the Continent » to be held from July 3rd to July 14th 2023.

The programme is designed to:
- introduce students to the Yiddish language, literature and culture
- enrich existant knowledge.

The summer programme offers students intensive language courses at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Language classes are predominantly conducted in Yiddish. The morning classes are complemented with a broad range of language enrichment activities including :
- Translation workshop with Gilles Rozier,
- Singing workshop with Shura Lipovsky,
- Theatre workshop with Annick Prime-Margules,
- Lectures on specialised subjects,
- Yiddish film,
- Concerts,
- Visits to Jewish sites (museum, synagogues, monuments).

Our teaching staff includes professors from Belgium, France, England and USA:
Helen BEER - University College, London - University of London (Levels 3 and 4).
Sonia DRATWA-PINKUSOWITZ - Institut d’Études du Judaïsme – ULB – Brussels (Levels 3 and 4).
Annick PRIME-MARGULES – Paris Yiddish Centre – Paris (Levels 1 and 2).
Sheva ZUCKER – YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Workers Circle - New York City (Levels 1 and 2).

During the Seminar, the Institute will organize two exceptional concerts open to the public* in collaboration with La Maison de la Culture Juive.
Monday July 3 at 8 PM, Lorin Sklamberg (15€)
Tuesday July 11 at 8 PM, Shura Lipovsky, in trio with Marjolijn Van Roon and Lurie Morar (€15).
Reservations open from June 1st , 2023.
* The two concerts are included in the programme for participants in the Seminar

The cost for the two-week programme is 500 euros (or 400 euros for full-time university students).

As places are limited, only applications with full payment will ensure participation in the programme.
Applications must be received no later than
June 5th, 2023 and sent to the following address :
Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme
Séminaire Yiddish
17 Av. F. Roosevelt
B- 1050 Bruxelles
Or by e-mail : iej@ulb.be

Our website : https://iej.site.ulb.be/fr/yiddish

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/550900666995937

Payments should be made to the following bank account :
Bank ING : 310-1518513-64
Code IBAN : BE29 3101 5185 1364

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Please include a brief description of your previous exposure to Yiddish on a separate page.
[ ] By submitting this form, I agree that the information entered will be used for the purposes described below.
Conditions of use of your personal data: By registering, you accept that the Institute of Jewish Studies retains and uses your personal data collected in this form in order to improve our exchanges. In this case, you authorize the Institute for Jewish Studies to communicate with you occasionally if it deems it appropriate to inform you about the Yiddish Summer Classes and activities. In order to protect the confidentiality of your personal data, the Institute undertakes not to disclose, nor to transmit nor share your personal data with third parties. We will only provide participants with a list of email addresses (please, inform us if you do not want to be on this list). During the Seminar, we will take a group photo which we will distribute. We will also take photos during the activities. Please inform us if you do not want these photos to be shared outside the group. To know and exercise your rights, in particular to withdraw consent to the use of your data collected by this form, please write to us at <iej@ulb.be>.

With the support of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, the Institute for Jewish Studies offers scholarships to students between 18 and 30 years, who wish to participate in the Yiddish University in Brussels.
Scholarships are available, covering the registration fee (400 €).
Deadline for Application Submission : Friday, April 29th, 2023.
The Scholarship Application Form is available by e-mail : iej@ulb.be

Mis à jour le 4 mai 2023