Yiddish Community & Informal Learning

Join us for these informal, drop-in Yiddish community and learning opportunities. See the bottom of the page for calendar listings of upcoming gatherings. Questions? Contact yiddish@circleboston.org.

Yiddish Sing

Drop in for this informal monthly gathering to learn and sing  Yiddish folk songs. Songbooks provided. All are welcome, regardless of singing ability or knowledge of Yiddish.

Yiddish Sing is the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00pm on Zoom (until we can meet together again).  (Except November & December, when we'll meet on the 3rd Thursday because of holidays).

 Interested in more of a musical challenge? Learn about our A Besere Velt Yiddish Community Chorus.

Registration is required. Please register before the event.

Yiddish Vinkl

Boston Workmen’s Circle Yiddish vinkls, or conversation groups, meet several times a month in different member homes. Whatever your level of Yiddish, this is an opportunity to sharpen your Yiddish skills in a comfortable and informal setting. Drop in anytime! All generations welcome.

Every second Thursday in Somerville (currently virtual) 7:30pm

Every third Monday in Brookline (currently on hold during the pandemic) 7:00-9:00pm

Yiddish Reading Group

Join our Yiddish Reading Group! We meet weekly (mostly) to read fiction in Yiddish. Group members select the readings which are usually short stories or novellas. Discussion is in English. Anyone who has taken an intermediate or advanced Yiddish class at the Workers' Circle or has similar proficiency should be able to manage well in the group. We meet Fridays from 10:30 am-12 pm on Zoom.

Di Nest: Yiddish Creative Projects Incubator

Di Nest is an incubator for Yiddish-language creative projects! Join us on the first Thursday of the month to share and workshop community members’ artistic works in progress. All forms of creativity in Yiddish (or prominently featuring Yiddish) are welcome: poetry, prose, music, visual arts, performing arts, translations into Yiddish, and more.

Di Nest is open to Yiddish speakers and students of all levels. Whether you’re just starting to create in Yiddish or have been doing so for years, you’re welcome to attend! Sessions will be in a mix of Yiddish and English.

Each session will include time to workshop material of several participants and a chance for everyone to spend time creating. Whether or not you’re bringing material to workshop, you are welcome to attend and offer feedback to fellow participants.


Meet up (virtually) with fellow Yiddish-speaking young adults to have a game night, play music, or just redn a yidish vort (speak a little Yiddish).

In the past, the December svive has also been geared toward students in the Yiddish classes, no matter their level of Yiddish.


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