Why Yiddish? Why not?!
This thousand-year old Jewish language traveled all the way from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the New World. For one fun evening, the mameloshn (mothertongue)will be making a stop at the JMM! Join us as we celebrate the chutzpah, the herring, and the zaftik humor of this extraordinary language with music, film, and interactive games. For one freylikh evening we will explore tsuzamen (together) the ways Yiddish can make us each become a better mentsh.
Adi Mahalel is a visiting Instructor of Yiddish Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Adi earned a joint degree in Hebrew Literature and in Humanities through the Ofakim honor’s degree program at Haifa University. Adi’s other areas of interest include Yiddish poetry, Jewish American theater and Israeli Yiddish literature. He has taught courses in Yiddish language and culture. Adi is also a regular contributor to the Yiddish Daily Forward and other Yiddish publications.
As with all Late Night on Lloyd Street programs, there will be plenty of snacks and drinks!
This program is generously supported by the Grandchildren of Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Philanthropic Fund.