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Celebrating a Century of Yiddish at UW-Madison

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Yiddish instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With its initial offering in the fall semester of 1916, Wisconsin became the first university in the country to offer Yiddish-language instruction. An announcement for this … Continue reading

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Listen to Abraham Goldfaden’s “Vayzuso”

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Upcoming events!

Sound Salon with Jim Leary  Folksongs of Another America: Lost Sounds from the Upper Midwest November 12, 2015 For a complete list of future events click here.

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World Records

March 14-15, 2013 The Mayrent Collection consists of over 9,000 78rpm recordings reflecting all aspects of Jewish cultural life. Join us for an invigorating symposium that introduces the collection, places it in the context of other American ethnic musics recorded … Continue reading

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A Biselle KlezKamp

July 22, 2012 UW-Madison Campus It is the first birthday of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture in Madison, but it is the community that gets the present. Join us for A Biselle KlezKamp, our free, intensive, and invigorating day … Continue reading

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KlezKamp Madison

“Yiddish, Mawruss, you can now learn in a university…” So begins an article in the September 30, 1916 issue of the University of Wisconsin‚ÄìMadison paper The Daily Cardinal, announcing the first Yiddish class ever offered at an American university. Now, … Continue reading

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