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The Joys & Oys of  YIDDISH



A four-part series on the colorful language of YIDDISH -

background, expressions, teachings, stories & songs

(and even a few curses!

Remember what your Bubby taught you -

if you can't say something nice, say it in Yiddish!)


2 Wednesdays in November (Nov. 16 & 30)

2 Wednesdays in December (Dec. 7 & 14)

7:00 pm

Dec. 7 – First half hour is especially for those who already can read Hebrew:

Learn to read in Yiddish!!

(In 15 minutes, we'll have you reading the Torah in the "mamme-loshen")


Dec. 14 – Special Guest Teacher


Midresh Itzik: Poet Itzik Manger’s Yiddish Retelling of Genesis

Irwin Keller is Spiritual Leader of Congregation Ner Shalom in Sonoma County, where he teaches Yiddish poetry monthly. His essays and sermons can be read at


Meet at Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos



Series: CY & TBE MEMBERS - $25 - $40 (General Public - $45 - $60)

[Dec. 14 w/ Reb Irwin only: CY & TBE MEMBERS - $15-$20 (General Public - $25 - $35)]

What? You were expecting maybe for free?!

To register, contact Rabbi Eli Cohen at: or 831-295-8467

So nu? What are you waiting for?

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