The world’s first Yiddish museum, the Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits; two performance halls with a year-round schedule of public and educational programs; the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books. The Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.
A Revolution in Type: Gender and the Making of the American Yiddish Press, with Ayelet Brinn EVENTS Shop Our Bookstore Purchase a copy of A Revolution in Type Gender and the Making of the American Yiddish Press Browse our online store Join us for a free virtual talk on Thursday, February 22 @ 7:00 p.m. ET […]
The Voyages of Memory: A Conversation with Marjorie Agosin and Ruth Behar Join us for a free event at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, April 7 @ 2:00 p.m. ET Register for "Voyages of Memory" Marjorie Agosin and Ruth Behar, acclaimed Jewish Latin American authors and longtime friends, will talk about their explorations of […]
When Martin Broder’s family moved from Brooklyn to Detroit, his family began embarking on annual family trips back to Brooklyn each Passover. It was the one time of year everyone got together—and in this oral history excerpt, Martin provides extraordinary snapshots of the members of his family he’d see around the Seder table every year. […]
2024 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture | Rohkl Auerbach's Warsaw Testament, with Samuel Kassow Join us in-person or virtually on Sunday, May 5 @ 2 p.m. ET Register for the virtual live stream of the "2024 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture." The annual Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture will be delivered by Samuel Kassow in conjunction with the publication of his translation […]
Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is back! Now in its 12th year, Yidstock brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. From July 11 to 14, this four-day festival will include musicians and performers at the forefront of the Yiddish music scene. In addition […]