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YIVO Yiddish Club: Michael Wex & Yiddish Humor

Hosted By: YIVO

Nu, vilst redn a bisele yidish? A new event for Yiddish enthusiasts the world over, the YIVO Yiddish club is an informal monthly gathering to celebrate mame-loshn. Hosted by Shane Baker, sessions will take place in English, though will be liberally peppered with Yiddish. Each month Baker will be joined by a different guest who will discuss their work and a related Yiddish cultural theme. In the spirit of a club, sessions will be held as interactive zoom meetings in which participants can see and hear one another. Each session will include ample time for audience questions, group discussion, and, time permitting, knock-down, drag-out arguments. Attendees need not know any Yiddish to attend, though some familiarity with the language is highly recommended.

The first session will feature writer Michael Wex for a discussion of Yiddish comedy and Purim.

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Shane Baker

Shane Baker is a Yiddish activist, actor and translator. His Yiddish translation of Waiting for Godot for the New Yiddish Rep, in which he also played Vladimir, has played Off-Broadway and internationally to critical acclaim. As director of the Congress for Jewish Culture, Baker has published numerous Yiddish books and journals and produced innumerable Yiddish events. He is pleased to be able to share with upcoming generations of Yidishistn.
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YIVO

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is dedicated to the preservation and study of the history and culture of Eastern European Jewry and Yiddish language.
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