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MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION | “In eynem”: Fashioning Yiddishland in the 21st Century Classroom
Join us for an inside look at “In eynem”, the Yiddish Book Center's new Yiddish textbook for beginners, which has been called a "revolution in Yiddish language pedagogy." Asya Vaisman Schulman, director of the Center's Yiddish Language Institute and lead author of “In eynem”, will talk with the Center's academic director, Mindl Cohen, about how the textbook combines multimedia resources, full-color illustrations, and cutting-edge pedagogical techniques to create a living, vibrant Yiddishland in the classroom. Co-authors Jordan Brown and Mikhl Yashinsky will join the conversation to talk about how the book threads together authentic Yiddish cultural texts from all aspects in the language's rich history, along with dialogues and exercises featuring a cast of characters from every corner of the contemporary Yiddish-speaking world. And special guest Lorin Sklamberg will bring to life some of the book's most engaging and singable resources.

This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center's Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.

Mar 11, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Asya Vaisman Schulman
Asya Vaisman Schulman is the director of the Yiddish Book Center’s Yiddish Language Institute and Steiner Summer Yiddish Program. She received her PhD in Yiddish language and culture from Harvard University and has taught Yiddish language and culture at Harvard University, Indiana University, Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the New York Worker’s Circle.
Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown is an archaeologist with an abiding passion for Yiddish. From 2015 to 2018, Jordan served as fellow and Yiddish education specialist at the Yiddish Book Center, where he worked on developing the new Yiddish language textbook, “In eynem.” He is currently pursuing his PhD in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mikhl Yashinsky
Mikhl Yashinsky has taught Yiddish at the University of Michigan, the Yiddish Book Center, YIVO, and The Workers Circle and performed in the Yiddish productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Sorceress,” National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. His translation of the autobiography of theatrical pioneer Ester-Rokhl Kaminska is forthcoming. Mikhl served as education specialist and the Applebaum Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center from 2015 to 2018.