15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077
This course emphasizes the joys to be found in day-to-day Yiddish conversation. We start with a user-friendly introduction to reading Yiddish, a skill needed to form the basis of further learning. Additionally, students will be introduced to Yiddish/Eastern European culture through poetry, visual art, songs, stories, folk traditions, and history, while building vocabulary, basic sentences and expressions.
Level: For students who have completed Beginner's Yiddish.
Benny Ferdman is an artist and educator. His adventurous reclamation and reworking of Jewish iconography and Yiddish language has brought him residencies, commissions, and exhibitions. He is Artist-in-Residence at deToledo High School and Co-Founder of the arts organization Creative Ways.