UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies


Inaugural round table: 'Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish language'

04 August 2020, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

'Hasidic Yiddish' graphic

Inaugural round table: 'Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish language' with Khayele Beer, Meyer Labin, Tali Loewenthal, Heather Munro, Naomi Seidman

This event is free.

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Hasidic Yiddish at UCL

The Ada Rapoport-Albert Seminar Series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish

Inaugural round table discussion on

Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish language
- Khayele (Helen) Beer, UCL
- Meyer Labin, Yiddish writer and journalist
- Tali Loewenthal, UCL
- Heather Munro, Durham University
- Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto

The Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish research group at University College London and the UCL Institute of Jewish Studies are delighted to announce the launch of an online seminar series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish language. The seminar series is dedicated to the memory of UCL Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert, a world-leading scholar of the history of the Hasidic movement. The series is devoted to the exploration of all facets of contemporary and historical Hasidic Yiddish worldwide.

The inaugural event in the series is a round table entitled Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish. The event will feature discussion of a wide variety of topics related to Hasidic Yiddish, including linguistics, Yiddish studies, Yiddish pedagogy and Hasidic Yiddish-speaking communities.

The event is open to all and will be held on Zoom on Tuesday August 4th at 18:00 BST. If you would like to attend, please register by email to hasidic.yiddish@ucl.ac.uk. The Zoom link and password will be sent to participants shortly be before the event.