Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University 2018

We are pleased to announce the dates of the upcoming Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University: July 1 to July 26, 2018.

Scholarship funds are available for students joining us from abroad.


The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program is a joint project of Tel Aviv University, The Naomi Foundation, and Beth Shalom Aleichem, and is administered by the Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture.


Inspired by the quality of the students we have hosted in previous years, the continuously high enrollment for the program (over120  students from 16 countries in 2017), the dedication of our teaching staff, and the generous commitment of the Naomi Foundation, we look forward to once again hosting students from around the world and throughout Israel this summer.


We are happy and proud to announce that in the 2017 Yiddish Summer Program we introduced an Advanced Seminar for Research Students, which was very successfuland highly praised by its participants, and which we plan to continue this summer.  Here are two samples of graduate student responses to the seminar:

Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Regensburg University: 
“It was an enriching experience, which gave me inspiration and new insights to apply to my research work. My Yiddish skills improved significantly, classes were very interesting, and the level of discussion was very high. Without any doubts, it was a brilliant idea to organize an advanced research seminar, which brought together researchers from different countries.”

Danny Luzon, Berkeley:
“The Advanced Seminar was wonderful – comprehensive, profound, interesting, thought provoking, and knowledge expanding.  I very much hope that this format will continue in the coming years.”

We wish to bring to your attention an article by Prof. Justin Cammy of Smith College, about our Summer Program, which has just appeared in In geveb:


DEADLINE: May 5, 2018

Visit international.tau.ac.il for more information.