What we are:

Since 1948, the Congress for Jewish Culture has been promoting Yiddish language and culture. We believe that the printed word is the face of a language, the spoken word its beating heart. We join artists and individuals to the Yiddish community through live programming, print publications, and web media. We join institutions in the Yiddish world to each other through an apolitical calendar that allows you to find out where you belong in this velt mit veltlekh.

How we do it:

Publication of the world’s oldest Yiddish literary journal, the semiannual Di Tsukunft (The Future)
Publication of new works in Yiddish or Yiddish/English
Monthly coffee houses celebrating Yiddish folksong and poetry with master performers from around the world
A weekly leyenkrayz (reading circle) studying the best Yiddish literature has to offer

Check it out, check it out, check it OUT!

Purim Shmurim at the National Yiddish Book Center

2014: The Big Bupkis! on the road

Yiddish poets Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and Yonia Fain remembered

August 12th Memorial for the murdered Soviet Yiddish writers

Profile of Congress director Shane Baker in Haaretz

Lola Folman’s intertoobz debut

Biographical Dicitionary of Yiddish Writers in the Soviet Union

1133 Broadway, Suite 1019
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 1-212/505-8040

email: kongres@earthlink.net