Intermediate Yiddish

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, on Zoom

Level 3: Intermediate | 12 weeks | Starts February 9

Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Students will build on their knowledge of Yiddish through conversation, reading annotated prose and poetry, further exploring Yiddish grammar (including more advanced verb forms and sentence structures), and diving into the wide world of Yiddish music and culture, integrating both modern day and historical content. The focus will be on continuing to read an abridged and annotated version of Motl Peyse dem Khasns by Sholem Aleichem, which you can purchase on-line at websites for The Yiddish League, The Yiddish Book Center or Amazon. 


Target level:  This is a continuation of our fall 2020 Intermediate class. New students who are motivated to read Yiddish beyond basic texts with the help of a dictionary and have some experience speaking Yiddish within or outside of a classroom setting are welcome to join.  

Class Size: 5-12 students  

Instructor: Abby Howell




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.





Abby Howell learned to speak Yiddish while she was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, and continued her study at the National Yiddish Book Center's summer internship program, at YIVO's intensive Weinreich Summer Program in New York, and at the Boston Workers Circle. Abby has a M.Ed. in Education of the Deaf from Boston University, and is currently a software engineer at Wistia. This is her fifth year teaching Yiddish at the Boston Workers Circle.