AIMS AND PURPOSES OF THE IAYC
The International Association of Yiddish Clubs
BENEFITS OF BELONGING TO IAYC
- To take Yiddish out of isolation, unite, and give it a strong international
voice. The IAYC conferences has been and will continue to be a source of
interaction for groups, from meeting like-minded people to hearing and meeting
the best resource people, be they writers, scholars, teachers, musicians,
actors singers, or organizers.
- To access and arrange inter-city touring groups, speakers, singers, theatre
groups etc., through existing newsletters or the electronic media.
- To have Yiddish benefit from such alliances.
- To provide a global perspective and network for Yiddish groups -- large
- To exchange educational and cultural materials.
- To experience a
sense of unity while striving to keep our language, literature, and culture
alive and well into the new millennium.
- To access all groups, be they leyenkrayzn, shmooz-grupes, shtudir,
choral, choirs, large or small clubs, classes from kindergarten, elementary,
secondary, post secondary to adult, to make them aware of their rich heritage.
become a clearinghouse for educational and program materials.
- To encourage
and initiate research of existing or new material be it educational, music,
art or literature and make it available to the clubs.
- To encourage new
writers by giving them a forum in our newsletters or local papers that
has a Yiddish column.
- To encourage the formation of new groups wherever possible,
be they large or small
- To encourage groups to issue newsletters even if
only once or twice a year.
lobby Holocaust committees to include Yiddish in their memorial programs.
encourage younger people to take classes, wherever available, or form
them. To those who are already learning the language, encourage them to
explore their Ashkenazic roots through history, music and literature-- the
history and literature in translation, if necessary.
- To lobby Jewish schools
to include Yiddish classes in their curriculum.
- To lobby universities to
include Yiddish in their Jewish Studies Program.
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