מיר זענען דאָ

We’re still here!

 

Upcoming events include our annual memorial for the Soviet Yiddish writers murdered on August 12, 1952.

In between check in for details on various commemorations for the 100th yortsayt of Sholem Aleichem!

 

A small Yiddish organization has a tough row to hoe these days.  Closing up entirely would be easy, but we feel our mission and unique approach are vital and need partners in these undertakings.

Support Yiddish Culture  שפּאַן זיך אײַן אין דער אַרבעט

We’re a 501(c)3 charitable organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.

Your donation will help us

  • Publish new works in Yiddish and English.
  • Produce monthly coffee houses celebrating Yiddish folksong and poetry
  • Field innumerable questions about Yiddish from all over the world (go ahead, write us with your own!)

Our Mission  די עובֿדא

We are a home and resource for some of the finest writers, poets, translators, composers, and performers working in the field of Yiddish today.  We cultivate the language in all of its manifestations: spoken, printed, sung, or acted.  We publish Yiddish and English books; present concerts, plays and Purim-shpiln; run classes and literary reading circles; field Yiddish-related questions; we can guide you in finding materials for your reading circle or research, provide your synagogue or community center with Yiddish programming, and, yes, we can even translate the writing on the back of your grandmother’s photographs.

Vos se hert zikh… (CJC in the news)

Yiddish Godot in Paris

Yiddish Godot in Ireland

Hear a great Yiddish song!

Hear a brand NEW Yiddish song!

Biographical Dicitionary of Yiddish Writers in the Soviet Union

Remember Yiddish poet Yonia Fain

Profile of Congress director Shane Baker in Haaretz

 

Phone: 1-212/505-8040

email: kongres@earthlink.net

Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc.

PO Box 1590

New York, NY  10159