CTMD Festivals

Yiddish New York 2020

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

The Nation’s Largest Yiddish Culture Festival Returns Online December 26-30, 2020! 

Join us in December as we create a new Yiddish New York experience online. Be part of an amazing intergenerational community, local and international. The sixth annual Yiddish New York will have plenty of programs for young, old and everyone in between!

Films – Lectures – Theater – Yiddish Song – Folk Dance – Yiddish Language – Yiddish Culture and History – Visual Arts – Master Classes – Ensembles – Foods – Klezmer Music – Local Community – Art Exhibition – Special Programs for Kids & Teens and More!

Registration for our December 2020 Online Program is Now Open! All of YNY’s programs are online this year– Daytime Programs will use Zoom and Evening Programs will use a mix of Zoom and private Vimeo sessions. We will provide more information soon about tech requirements, and offer training prior to the festival.

This event is part of CTMD's Sustaining Cultures Program An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.
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CTMD Festivals

Yiddish New York 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020

  Online Event
Films – Lectures – Theater – Yiddish Song – Folk Dance – Yiddish Language – Yiddish Culture and History – Visual Arts – Master Classes – Ensembles – Foods – Klezmer Music – Local Community – Art Exhibition – Special Programs for Kids & Teens and More!
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