Yiddish Culture in the Age of the Start-Up

Museum at Eldridge Street 12 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002 Sunday, May 15, 2016 -15:00 to 16:30

Yiddish is often seen as dying. But the last decade has seen a younger, secular generation of Yiddish lovers launch websites, start and reform organizations, and even found a Yiddish-speaking organic farm. Who are these new Yiddishists? What, if anything, defines Yiddish culture in the startup age? This panel brings together prominent scholars and activists of New Yiddishism: Sarah Zarrow, managing editor of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies; Sandy Fox, doctoral candidate at NYU; Ross Perlin, of the endangered language alliance; and Dmitri Zisl Slepovich, ethnomusicologist and leader of the band Litvakus. Co-sponsored with the Yiddish Book Center

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