The mission of the Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) is to unite Yiddish artists and scholars in order to promote the Yiddish language and culture. YAAANA strives to preserve and advance Yiddish arts and culture (literature, theater, music, and dance) through community-building, multi-generational events. We educate in person and virtually. Since the Yiddish language and culture are international, our audience is international as well. YAAANA is a non-profit organization registered in the state of California.