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Welcome to YAAANA’s most intensive Yiddish program ever!

Welcome to YAAANA’s first Yiddish Theater Academy summer program focused on Yiddish theater. This Yiddish summer intensive is the first step on our mission to educate our students in Yiddish language and theater, in hopes of rejuvenating the Yiddish stage globally. Join us and enjoy the language classes and theater and song workshops!

Language, conversation, and reading classes will begin on Monday, June 7,  and end on Thursday, June 17 (except for Yiddish for Beginners I, which  will start on May 31). The Yiddish Acting Workshop will be held on: June 3 and 4; June 11, 12, and 13; and June 18, 19, and 20. The Yiddish Intonation Workshop will be held on: June 4 and 6: June 11, 12, and 13; and June 18, 19, and 20.

YAAANA is excited to coordinate with UC San Diego to provide fully-funded scholarships to UCSD students who wish to join our intensive summer program. Please email jewishstudies@ucsd.edu to apply. For fullest consideration, please apply by May 25. This opportunity is open to UCSD students only.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please keep in mind that all classes and workshops will take place online via Zoom.

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Classes & Packages


 

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Yiddish for Beginners I


 

Yiddish for Beginners II

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Yiddish for Intermediate Students


 

Yiddish for Advanced Students

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Learn Yiddish through Song

NOT YOUR USUAL SUMMER INTENSIVE YIDDISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE PROGRAM-2

 

Additional Packages

To allow our students to have more flexibility, we also offer individual classes for all levels. 

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All Inclusive Theater and Yiddish Package 

$600

Includes eight sessions of a 90 min. language class, eight sessions of a 60 min. conversation class, eight sessions of a 60 min. reading circle (all of the above in the level of your choice), four song workshops, eight sessions of Daniel Galay’s Yiddish Intonation Workshop, and eight sessions of Rafael Goldwaser’s Yiddish Acting Workshop

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All Inclusive Yiddish Package

$400

Includes eight sessions of a 90 min. language class, eight sessions of a 60 min. conversation class, eight sessions of a 60 min. reading circle (all of the above in the level of your choice), and four song workshops.

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Yiddish for Beginners I Special (28-class package)

$400

Includes 12 sessions of a 90 min. language class, eight sessions of a 60 min. conversation class, and eight sessions of a 60 min. reading circle at the Beginner 1 level; please note the language class starts on May 31, a week before the other two classes in this level.