Yiddish Language

Our Yiddish language program introduces children Yiddish, the language of the Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe.  

Led by the incomparable Kolya Borodulin, the Workmen’s Circle’s Master Yiddish Teacher, our program also offers parents opportunities to learn Yiddish alongside their children.

In the younger grades, children learn the alef-beys, the alphabet shared by both Hebrew and Yiddish. As students progress, they learn simple vocabulary and phrases through song, poetry, creative projects, and the online program Yiddish Pop.

This is Yiddish”, a project of YIVO and the Columbia School of Journalism, features our school and includes parents’ reflections on what it means that their children are studying Yiddish today.

To learn more about Yiddish language instruction for adults through the Workmen’s Circle, New York’s leading center for Yiddish language instruction, click here