This is a collection of the material I created to teach Yiddish at the I.L. Peretz School of the Workmen’s Circle on Long Island and at the Kinneret Day School in Riverdale (New York). My intention was to develop engaging activities for 21st century children. My goal was to give my students a taste of Yiddish with the hope that they might later seek to learn more. I am sharing these resources with teachers, parents, and children. Feel free to explore the site as you embark on or continue your adventure with this magical language and culture.
You will find activities for different levels–beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. All printable worksheets are gamelike and interactive (fill-in-the-blanks, matching columns, bingo games, etc.). Activities involve dialogues, listening to popular Yiddish songs, viewing online videos, or reading stories by great Yiddish writers.
I dedicate this website to the Yiddish teachers who inspired me: Sonia Pinkusowitz, Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter z”l, Dr. Avrom Novershtern, and Dr. Irv Saposnik z”l.
This is a work-in-progress. All comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. are welcome!
Have fun! !האָט הנאה Hot hanoe!
Background image : Cover of Yingl Tsingl Khvat by Mani Leib, illustrated by El Lissitsky
This is a map of all visitors to Yiddish far Kinder (as of April 15, 2014, total views: 9,396) (courtesy of WordPress.com)
ייִדיש איז באמת אַן אינטערנאַציאָנאַלע שפּראַך! אַ דאַנק, ייִדיש-ליבהאָבערס פֿון דער גאָרער וועלט
Yiddish is indeed an international language! Thank you, Yiddish lovers from all over the world…
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.