The West


Ongoing Events

Sun., 1:30 P.M. Yiddsish Vinkl (Conversation Group), Sun City Palm Desert Area, 760-345-7873

Every Sun., 1:00 P.M. Madison Yiddish Club, Sun City West, AZ 623-214-6795

Sun. (4rd), 1:00 P.M. Kol Shalom Yiddish Club, Portland, OR 503-318-5830

Sun. (3rd), 2:00 P.M., Seattle Yiddish Group, Seattle, WA, 206-523-6564

Every Sun., 2:00 P.M. San Francisco Yiddish Club, San Francisco, CA 415-387-4742

Sun. (3rd), 2:00 P.M., Jewish Currents Discussion Group, Oakland, CA 510-521-6764

Sun., (1st), 2:00 P.M., Monthly Klezmer Jam, Gustavo Bulgach, Bruce Bierman, The Talking Stick 1411 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA

Sun., (1st and 3rd), 2:00 P.M., Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Workshops, Joellen Lapidus, Santa Monica, CA 310-474-1123

Alternate Suns., 10:30 A.M. Congregation B'nai Israel Yiddish Club, Tustin, CA 714-730-9693

Every Sun., 11:00 A.M., Yiddish Club, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Room #3, West Hollywood, CA 323-651-2024

Every Sun., 10:15 A.M., 20th and 21st Century Literature and Translations, Culver City, CA 310-552-2007

Every Mon., 3:00 P.M., Yiddish Literature And Conversation, Beverly Hills, CA 310-277-4747

Every Mon., 10:00 A.M., Storefront Yiddish Club, North Hollywood, CA 818-708-9851

Every Mon., 1:30 P.M., Lomir Ale Zingen Chorus, Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle, Los Angeles, CA 310 552-2007

Every Mons., 7:30 P.M., Mit Gezang Yiddish Chorus, Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle, Los Angeles, CA 310-552-2007

Every Mon., 10:00 A.M., Yiddish Havura, North Hollywood, CA 818-984 0276

Mon. (1st & 3rd), 2:00 P.M., Eugene Yiddish Club, Eugene, OR, 541-465-9111

Every Mon., 1:00 P.M., Rose Schnitzer Manor Yiddish Hour, Portland, OR 503-535-4211

Every Mon., 4:30 P.M., Yidishe Vinkl, Santa Fe, NM 505-983-2671

Mon., (3rd), 1:20 P.M., Robison Yiddish Hour, Portland, OR 503-535-4211

Mons., 10:30 A.M., Shulamis Toder Yiddish Group, Berkeley, CA 415-472-1099

Mons., 5:10 P.M., Yiddish Literature History and Culture, Dr. Donny Imbar, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 415-338-6075

Mon., 7:30 P.M., Nigunim Chorus, Directed by Achi Ben Shalom, JCC East Bay, CA 510-528-8872

Mon. thru Fri., 1:00 P.M., Beginning Yiddish Introduction to Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, Yael Chaver, U.C. Berkeley, CA 510-643-2004

Mon., 7:00 P.M., Yiddish Reading Group, Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto, CA 510-684-3149

Mons., 7:15 P.M., Yiddish Reading Class, Yael Chaver Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley JCC, Walnut and Rose Streets, Berkeley, CA 510-845-6420

Every Mon and Wed., 3:15 P.M., Introduction to Yiddish (auditors welcome), Jon Levitow, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 408-356-1367

Every Mon., 7:00 P.M., Yiddish Reading Group, Jon Levitow, Cong.Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto, CA 650-813-9094

Every Tuesday, 7:00 P.M., Intermediate Yiddish, Jon Levitow, Congregation Kol Tefilah, 200 Washington St #109, Santa Cruz, CA 831-457-0264

Tues. (twice monthly), 10:30 A.M., Peninsula JCC Yiddish Club, Foster City, CA 650-212-7522

*Every Tues., 7:30 P.M., Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 415-928-5465

Tues. (1st & 3rd), 12:30 P.M., Lomir Redn Yiddish Club, Denver JCC, Denver, CO 303-399 -2660

Every Tues., 1:30 P.M. Yiddish Conversation Group, Las Vegas, NV 702-255-6777

Tues. and Wed., 10:00 A.M., Readings in Yiddish, Yael Chaver UC Berkeley, CA 510-644-2004

Every Tues., 10:30 A.M., Fun with Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA 310-396-0205

Every Tues., 11:00 A.M., Khavurah Yiddish Club, Torrance 310-371-9940

Every Tues., Noon, Westside Seniors Yiddish Group, Los Angeles 323-938-2531

Every Wed., Noon, Yiddishkayt Rap Group, North Hollywood 818-984-0276

Every Wed., 1:30 P.M., A Bissele Yiddish, Valley Village 818-623-9166

Wed., (1st) 1:30 P.M., Temple Solel Yiddish Club, Paradise Valley, AZ 480-948-9418

Every Wed., 5:30 P.M., Har Shalom Yiddish Club, Missoula, MT 406-549-9408

Every Wed., 6:30 P.M., Gezangleit (Yiddish Community Chorus) Seattle, WA 206-523-6189

Wed., (2nd), 10:00 A.M., Yiddish History Group, Sun City, NV 702-341-5591

Every Wed., Noon, A Bisl Yiddish and a Song, with Heather Klein, Temple Beth El, San Mateo, CA

Every Wed., 7:30 P.M, ALS JCC's Yiddish Choristers Rehearsal, Palo Alto, CA 408-737-3474

Every Wed., 7:00 P.M,. PJCC Beginners Yiddish, and Beginners/Intermediate Yiddish, San Mateo, CA 650-349-6946

Every Wed., 7:00 P.M., Beginning Yiddish, Anna Elena Torres, Lehrhaus Judaica, JCC East Bay, Berkeley, CA 510-848-0237

Wed. (2nd and 4th), 7:15 P.M, Congregation Beth El Yiddish Club, Berkeley, CA 510-235-9771

Wed. (2nd and 4th), 1:00 P.M, Santa Rosa Yiddish Club, Santa Rosa, CA 707-546-5057

Every Thursday, 7:30 P.M, Introductory Yiddish, Jon Levitow, Congregation Emeth, 17835 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 408-778-8200

Thurs., (2nd and 4th), 2:00 P.M., Temple Beth El Yiddish Class, Aptos, CA 831-423-7698

Every Thurs., 10:30 A.M., Contra Costa Yiddish Group, Walnut Creek, CA 510-938-7800

Thurs. (3rd), 7:30 P.M., Valley Yiddish Culture Club of Los Angeles, L.A., CA 818-895-0175

Every Thurs., 10:00 A.M., Temple Beth Shalom Yiddish Club, Palm Desert, CA 760-360-6588

Every Thurs., 11:00 A.M., Khaverim Yiddish Language Club, Redondo Beach, CA 310-371-9940

Every Fri., 10:00 A.M., Yiddish Mish Mash, Woodland Hills, CA 818-710-4163

Every Fri., 11:00 A.M., Fountainview Yiddish Club, Reseda, CA

Fri. (1st & 3rd), 2:30 P.M., JCC Yiddish Club, Palo Alto, CA 650-223-8618

Fri. (1st & 3rd), 1:45 P.M., Yiddish Conversation Group, Petaluma, CA 707-664-1256 or 707-778-1696

Every Fri., 12:30 P.M., Seattle Yiddish Tish, Seattle, WA 206-524-4112


Yiddishkayt Presents


Meet once-twice monthly at 7:30 P.M. Call 323-692-8151 Conejo Valley, San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles

"ELDERHOSTEL"— All Yiddish Content
This is a unique five day "total immersion" experience at the Emma Stern Center of the Shalom Institute in the Malibu Mountains. The "total immersion" continues into the evenings with Yiddish films, sing-alongs, and top flight Yiddish Artists. The courses:

Spotlight on Yiddish Theater by Sabell Bender
Great Yiddish Literature by Miriam Koral
Mameloshn-Joys of an Enduring Culture by Archie Barkan 
For information Call: 818/889-5500


UCLA Extension - Fall quarter 2012 - tel: 310-206-4836

Elementary Yiddish with Miriam Koral
Tuesday & Thursday 11 am – 12:50 pm
Sept. 25- Dec. 13 (no class on Nov. 22)
UCLA: 5225 Math Science Bldg.

Ir vilt zikh lernen yidish? (You want to learn Yiddish?)
Classes in Yiddish language and culture are given by a number of organizations in Los Angeles: Schedule.

Arbeter-Ring/Workmen’s Circle
Beginning Yiddish: Mon., 5:30-7:30 PM
Continuing Yiddish Tues., 5:30-6:30 PM
Intermediate Yiddish: Tues., 6:30-8:00
Advanced Yiddish: Tues., 8-9:30 PM
With Yakob Basner 18 weeks. 310/552-2007. Tuition for the 18-week Intermediate and Beginning (36 hours): $200 for Workmen’s Circle members, $250 for non-members
Continuing (18 hours): $120 for members, 
$175 for non-members
Intermediate and Advanced (27 hours): 
$160 for members, $250 for non-members

Jewish Federation
So. Bay Council

Conversational Yiddish
with Yakob Basner, Wednesdays, Beginning and Intermediate call 310-540-2631
Beginning 7-8:30 PM
Intermediate 5:30-7 PM
Israel Levin Center
Lomir Redn Yidish (Let's speak Yiddish): an hour of discussion in Yiddish with Edzia Goldstein Mondays 10:30 AM Free 310/396-0205

Temple Akiba
Yiddish Conversation Club Wednesdays 1-2:30 PM Free 310/398-5783

Westside JCC
Lomir Redn Yidish (Let's speak Yiddish): Self-run Yiddish group (no instructor). Yiddish at all levels: all ages. Tues., 12-2 PM Free, $1 non-members. 323/938-2531

University of Judaism—Continuing EducationBeginning Yiddish I Wed. 6:30 P.M.
Beginning Yiddish I
Tues. 8:15-9:45 PM
Advanced Yiddish Tues. 6:30-8:00 PM
Call 310-440-1246 $128 for 8 sessions
Yiddish Literature with Miriam Koral.
Reading from great Yiddish works in translation Thurs. 8:15-9:45 PM

Redondo Beach Temple Menorah
Yiddish Culture Club with Joe Katzelnick Thursdays, 11-12:30 PM Free 310/371-9940
UCLA Extension
Intermediate Yiddish with Miriam Koral Mon. & Wed. 11-1 PM 310/392-9059

Other Related Classes on Yiddish Culture

Leo Baeck Temple
Yiddish - Language of the Soul with Kay Goodman Yiddish class. An exploration of the wisdom and wit of this rich language and culture. Wed. 10 AM -12 PM. Members $75/non $100 310/476-2861

University of Judaism•Ladino, Romanesco, Yevannic, Judeo-Arabic, Yiddish- What is a Jewish Language? by Dr. David Neiman. Survey of Jewish history which focuses on the languages the Jewish people developed in the many lands of the diaspora. They include Ladino/Castillian Spanish in Jewish garb; Romanesco/Italian spoken in the Roman ghetto and Yevannic/Greek written in the Hebrew alphabet. Thursday 10-11:30 AM. 310/440-1246

Beverly Hills Adult School with Yakob Basner
Yiddish literature I Tues., 3-5 PM
Yiddish Literature II Mon., 3-5 PM 10 classes $60 310-277-4747

Santa Monica Emeritus College
•Yiddish Literature
With Marion Herbst Variety of literature written in Yiddish. All welcome. Thursdays 10-11:50 AM Free. 310/434-4306
•Changing Culture with Hale Porter, taught through folklore, music, literature, art, dance, theater & food. Fridays 11-12:50 PM 310/434-4306 Free


Private Yiddish Language Classes: Groups at all levels with private instruction by Miriam Koral. Call 310-392-9059


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