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Yidishkayt 101- An Introduction to Secular Jewish Culture

9/21/2013
3:00 - 4:00

Glen Park

Glen Park Meeting Room

2825 Diamond Street

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of  “Yidishkayt” (Jewish culture, or way of life), as distinct from religious “Judaism,” or about its relationship to popular klezmer music?

Come and hear answers (to questions you may have had but didn’t know whom to ask) from members of the secular Jewish Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California, about: 

*  Yidishkayt’s deep roots in Eastern European Jewish (Ashkenazic) cultural history;

*  Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring’s beginnings here after the 1906 earthquake, for mutual aid and to improve working conditions of its Yiddish-speaking founders;

*  Current Bay Area Yiddish offerings: musical events, language & literature study groups, recent books, social justice campaigns, and English-Yiddish comic strips.

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