Beginner Yiddish 2nd semester

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, on Zoom

Level 1: Beginner, 2nd Semester | 12 weeks | Starting week of Feb 8 OR Feb. 21

Choose from 5 sections:


Beginning week of Feb. 8:

Wednesday evening (with Chloe Piazza), 7:30 – 9:00pm 

Thursday evening (with Chloe), 7:30pm - 9:00pm 


Beginning week of Feb. 21:

Sunday evening (with Jonah Sidman), 7:30pm – 9:00pm 

Monday evening (with Jonah), 7:30pm - 9:00pm 

Wednesday afternoon (with Jonah), 4:30pm – 6:00pm


This course is intended for students who have already taken a Beginner, 1st semester course at Boston Workers Circle or newcomers who already know the alef-beys and some basic Yiddish grammar and vocabulary.  Continue to learn conversation skills, how to read Yiddish, and elementary grammar. The class will be interactive and lively, using a textbook, songs, games, films and other multi-media materials. Classes taught by Jonah will use Colloquial Yiddish, which you can purchase at the Yiddish Book Center or other on-line sites; classes taught by Chloe will use In Eynem, which you can purchase exclusively at the Yiddish Book Center.  


Class size: 5 – 10 students

Instructors: Jonah Sidman or Chloe Piazza (see schedule above)






Tuition Rates For All Classes

Member: $200 /Non-Member: $265


Young Adults & Low Income 

Member: $145 /Non-Member: $200


*No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Sandy,, if you need financial assistance.





Chloe (זיסל) Piazza (they/them) is a PhD student in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley with Designated Emphases in Jewish Studies and Gender and Women's Studies. Before moving to Berkeley, they taught the Alef class at BWC children's Shule. They were a Yiddish Pedagogy fellow at the Yiddish Book Center and are currently a Teaching Fellow at SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. Their translation of Di Ague, an early Yiddish play by Maria Lerner, is forthcoming in a volume on women on the Yiddish stage from Syracuse University Press. When not in academic drag, they write and perform queer Jewish theatre.