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Mame-Loshn Af Mutertog
The Judaic Studies Program of Drexel University presents “Mame-Loshn Af Mutertog.” Two generations of Yiddish researchers participate in a symposium on the contribution of Yiddish to modern Jewish life and history. Panelists will discuss Yiddish poetry, theater, religious literature, cartoons, and organizational and family life. The panel discussion will be followed by a Yiddish Sing-Along led by Alexander Botwinik (choir director and Yiddish instructor). The event will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Drexel University, URBN Center Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Panel Participants are--
Dr. Beatrice L. Caplan (Johns Hopkins University)
Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Hannah Kliger (Pennsylvania State University, Abington College)
Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz (Drexel University)
Dr. Edward Portnoy (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, & YIVO)
Dr. Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College)
Dr. Adina Cimet (Drexel University Judaic Studies Advisory Board), Chair
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Support for this event comes from the Yiddish Studies Fund of the Judaic Studies Program, the Louis and Bessie Stein Foundation, The Milton and Miriam Handler Foundation, and the Friends of Judaic Studies. For information: [email protected], 215-895-6388.