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December 2020

Amelia Glaser on “Scottsboro Cross: Translating Pogroms to Lynchings”

December 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Thursday, December 3rd at 3pm (via ZOOM), we will be welcoming Professor Amelia Glaser (UCSD). Professor Glaser will present the chapter “Scottsboro Cross: Translating Pogroms to Lynchings” from her forthcoming project, Songs in Dark…

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February 2021

Sound Salon with Eléonore Biezunski

February 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a Sound Salon with Eléonore Biezunski! Come hear musician and sound archivist Eléonore Biezunski perform Yiddish songs and klezmer instrumentals from the archival collections of Ruth Rubin, Moshe Beregovski and Zusman Kiselgof.…

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May 2021

Call for Applications for “The Yiddish Object: A Mayrent Institute Graduate Seminar”

May 2, 2021 - May 3, 2021

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites graduate students to its inaugural spring research seminar. The theme for this year’s symposium is “The Yiddish Object.” The title—and the word “object,”…

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Guest Lecture: Isaac Bleaman on “The Yiddish Sentence”

May 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"The Yiddish Sentence: Social Meaning Reflected in Grammatical Variation” Isaac Bleaman, University of California-Berkeley Sunday, May 2 at 4:00pm Central Time This event will be held virtually, via Zoom. To join the meeting, click the…

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September 2021

Yiddish Studies at UW—Student Meetup

September 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Union Terrace, 800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706 United States

The Mayrent Institute welcomes students to come and redt a bisl Yiddish together on Friday, September 10th at 10am at the Terrace (Memorial Union). Questions? Contact Professor Sunny Yudkoff (yudkoff@wisc.edu)

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Screening of “The Ancient Law” with Live Musical Accompaniment by Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin

September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vilas Hall, Room 4070, 821 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

With live original music composed and performed by world-renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and celebrated silent film pianist Donald Sosin, The Ancient Law (1923) begins when Baruch, the son of a rabbi, becomes fascinated by the theater.…

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October 2021

Student Yiddish Reading Group – Launch Meeting

October 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Union Terrace, 800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Come and redt a bisl af yidish with other UW students. We’ll be discussing our plan to read Daniel Charney’s Dukor memuarn (for link, click here). We will meet on Friday, October 1st at the Memorial Union Terrace.  Questions? Contact Jackie Krass (krass@wisc.edu)

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A World Within Worlds: Tsvey Brider in Concert

October 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hamel Music Center, Collins Recital Hall, 740 University Ave
Madison, WI

Join us for a night of live music with Anthony Russell and Dmitri Gaskin as they perform the music they’ve created together as the Yiddish songwriting duo Tsvey Brider. Thursday, October 28 4:00pm (Central Time)…

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Aesthetic Interventions—Between Poetry and Music: A Conversation with Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Dmitri Gaskin

October 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is excited to welcome performers Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Dmitri Gaskin of Tsvey Brider to hold a conversation with students about their musical process and aesthetic interventions at the…

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December 2021

Mayrent Research Seminar – “A ‘Taytsh’ Manifesto: Yiddish, Translation, and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture”

December 2, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Professor Saul Zaritt will present his recent article, “A Taytsh Manifesto: Yiddish, Translation, and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture” (Jewish Social Studies, 2021). The manifesto calls for a translational paradigm for Yiddish Studies and for the…

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