A Kleyne Velt: Renewal of Yiddish Studies at Emory
Claiming the status of the only all-Yiddish college a cappella group in the world, A Kleyne Velt (“A Small World”) burst on the scene at Emory this past year. Consisting of fourteen students in introductory Yiddish language classes, the group performed for senior citizens in the Atlanta community and on campus at Wonderful Wednesday. http://www.youtube.com/emoryuniversity#p/u/0/p3KNJG52Amw
The group is just one way that Miriam Udel, who serves jointly on the faculties of German and Jewish Studies, enlivens language learning, generating increasing enrollments in the language and culture classes.
Students of Yiddish, as well as faculty and members of the community, were also treated to the talk “Stormy Waters: Rival Sea Narratives by Hasidim and Their Opponents” by Ken Frieden of Syracuse University.
Udel has been awarded the prestigious Starr Fellowship at Harvard University for academic year 2010–2011. Yiddish language classes will be taught by visiting lecturer Marc Miller during this time.
Last fall, students held a “Pitse in der sukeh/Pizza in the Hut” Sukkot party at Udel’s home. Everyone enjoyed pizza and ice cream and watched the music video “A Hard Day’s Night” dubbed in Yiddish.
The shopping list for the party included the following items. Can you match the Yiddish food names with the English?
chocolate hardening shell