The closing event of the conference:
30 Years of Yiddish Studies at Bar-Ilan
דרײַסיק יאָר ייִדיש-לימודים אין בר-אילן
Key speaker: Prof. Dan Miron
Wednesday, December 19th
Mintz Auditorium, 18:00-19:30
The Rena Costa Center is distinguished in Israel and throughout the world for its singular devotion to the academic study of Yiddish language and culture and for its outreach to Israeli schools and the Jewish community at large.
The Center’s home is in the Faculty of Jewish Studies on the Bar-Ilan University campus in Ramat-Gan.
The Rena Costa Center’s courses expose hundreds of students to Yiddish poetry and literature, including
the works of Mendele Mokher-Sforim, Sholem Aleichem, Y. L. Peretz, Isaac Bashevis-Singer, Abraham Sutzkever,
Peretz Markish, the plays of Abraham Goldfaden, Jacob Gordin, Peretz Hirshbein, as well as Yiddish journalism
from its roots in Europe to contemporary New York weekly Forverts, and the Yiddish cinema.
The Center’s affiliation with Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Jewish Studies
(the largest of its kind in the world) offers the unique opportunity for synergy among Yiddish
academics and leading Israeli scholars in Jewish history and literature, Bible and Talmud.
Bar-Ilan University’s Rena Costa Center for Yiddish Studies, founded in 1984, has developed a dynamic and growing program of education, outreach and research, including:
Academic Research in the Yiddish Language and Culture
The largest university center for Yiddish language instruction in the world
Teaching Yiddish in Israel's Schools