All courses, unless otherwise noted, take place in the Paris Yiddish Center (29, rue du Château-d’eau 75010 Paris). Our courses begin on Monday, September 22, 2014.  Our online courses are available as well.

For questions regarding our courses, please contact Gaby Taub.

You can download the brochure of our courses (2014-2015).

Weekly courses

30 lessons per year, two hours per lesson

Yiddish for Beginners

Monday 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Guitele Milchberg
Tuesday 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Fleur Kuhn
The courses focus on both written and spoken Yiddish. No prior knowledge of Hebrew, German or any other language is required to participate. The first lessons will be devoted to learning the alphabet. 

Second year Yiddish

Monday 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Sharon Bar-Kochva
Tuesday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Aron Waldman
In-depth study of written and spoken Yiddish.

Third year Yiddish

Monday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dorothée Vienney
Introduction to literary texts.

Tuesday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sharon Bar-Kochva and Nadia Déhan-Rotschild
Around the Jewish year. The students will travel through time : the days of the week, holidays and seasons. Our journey will be accompanied by literary texts, folklore and songs.

Fourth year Yiddish

Monday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Aron Waldman
The works of Itsik Manger.

Wednesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (in rotation) Natalia Krynicka and Aron Waldman
The works of Itsik Manger.

Yiddish for advanced students

Monday 2 pm – 4 pm (in rotation) Maurice Glazman and Jean Spector (prose) ; Nadia Déhan-Rotschild (poetry)
Prose : the aim of this part of the course is to bring students to fluent reading (and full understanding when reading out loud). We will work on two sorts of texts : simpler texts with few Hebraisms, and more difficult ones, for which a vocabulary will be studied in advance.
Poetry : the lessons leave room for analysis and commentary in the classroom.

Tuesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Natalia Krynicka
The Yiddish culture in Argentina.

Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rubye Monet
Major figures in American Yiddish literature.


The language of the classics 

Tuesday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Yitskhok Niborski
The course is intended for third-year students and above. We will read works by Mendele, Peretz, Sholem Aleichem and other authors from their period, focusing on idiomatic expressions in general, and on the Hebrew-Aramaic component in their language in particular.

Tanakh (in Yiddish)

Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Yitskhok Niborski
This course, which has been running for many years, consists of reading the Hebrew Bible in its Yiddish translation by the poet Yehoyesh (early 20th century). The teacher enriches the reading with Yiddish literary texts which were inspired by the bible. This year we will read chosen chapters from the Prophets.

Price list for the weekly courses (60 hours per year)
Regular price : registration for one course : 390 €. For additional courses : 210 € per course.
Students under 30 :  for 1 course : 220 €. For additional courses : 120 € per course.
We offer scholarships for students under 30. Click here to request a scholarship.
Participation in the courses requires membership in the Paris Yiddish Center.

If you are only interested in an intensive 2-day course to learn the Yiddish alphabet, please click here.

Twice-monthly courses

15 lessons per year, two hours per lesson


Yidish oyf der tsung

Conversation course. Click here for more information.

Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every two weeks. Hosted by Régine Nebel with with a guest teacher. 15 sessions per year for each group.

Price list for courses twice a month (30 hours per year)
Regular price : 200 €.
Students under 30 :  110 €.
We offer scholarships for students under 30. Click here to request a scholarship.

Participation in the courses requires membership in the Paris Yiddish Center. 


Translation workshop

Tuesday 14h – 16h Batia Baum (20 sessions per year)

Students will work on translating selections from Yiddish literature into French.

Click here for more information.

Price list for workshop (4o hours per year)
Regular price : 260 €.
Students under 30 :  150 €.
We offer scholarships for students under 30. Click here to request a scholarship.

Participation in the courses requires membership in the Paris Yiddish Center.

Download a course registration form (to be used with all courses except the online course).
Download the brochure of our courses (2014-2015).

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