About our Fundraiser
As part of our annual fundraiser, and YAAANA's fourth-anniversary celebrations, we will stage a contemporary Zoom play, Korone un der nayer normal (Corona and the New 'Normal'), inspired by Leah K. Hoffman’s 1930 play Kraft (Power). The play (subtitled in English) features Yiddish stars delivering a powerful message about the human condition in the era of social media - Avi Hoffman starring as Corona, Suzanne Toren as the Internet, Sam Guncler as the Essential Worker, Bertolt Karsten Troyke as Twitter, Mikhl Yashinsky as Facebook, Anna Rozenfeld as Instagram, Moishele Mario Alfonso as Madame Netflix, and Lea Rozenfeld as Baby TikTok. The performance will be followed by a premiere of a 3D animation of our planned Yiddishland California project for our future museum and cultural center, featuring a brand new song by Psoy Korolenko. Don’t miss YAAANA’s most important event of the year!
This is YAAANA’s first event that can be enjoyed both over Zoom and IN PERSON. The in-person event will feature drinks with a Yiddish touch! To learn more about this event and for location information, please click here.
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Total raised so far: $6,076
A sheynem dank far ayer breythartsikeyt!
Thank you so much for your generosity!
Exclusive Donors' Benefits
Only between July 11th and July 31st, 2021, the first 20 donors who support our noble cause will get the following benefits:
Donors who contribute with a minimum of $36 or more will get an entuzyast membership, which will give them 15% off on all courses for a month.
Donors who contribute with $140 or more will get a shtitzer membership, which grants free access to all events for a year (no classes included).
Donors who contribute with $300 or more will get a balebos membership, which will give them 10% off on all our classes + free access to all events for half a year.
The first 10 donors who contribute with $450 or more will get a groyser makher membership which will grant 20% off on classes + free access to all events, including YAAANA anniversary galas, lectures on Yiddish and klezmer music, special theater experiences and interviews with Yiddish celebrities for a year.
The YAAANA intensive programs and media sponsored events are not included in any of these memberships.
Supporters who donate $1,000 or more, will have the unique opportunity to attend a special private concert, featuring famous Yiddish artists and stars from the Yiddish scene. Finally, those who commit to donating $2,000 towards our larger goal, the Yiddishland project, will have the following donor benefits:
Your name featured on a donors' plaque and yearly free access to YAAANA special online and in-person events (Yiddish classes excluded).
We will create an exhibit featuring your heritage shtetl and family history in our future museum.
You can name a summer program, winter program, spring program, theater academy, or scholarship to honor your loved one's memory or the name of the shtetl your family comes from.
You can name a museum located in our future physical space to honor your loved one's memory or the name of the shtetl your family comes from.
YAAANA thanks you for your generosity!
A groysyn dank!