Join Dr. Khane-Faygl (Anita) Turtletaub for Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Yiddish (But Didn’t Know Whom to Ask): A lively overview of the rise and development of the Yiddish language. Q&A following the presentation.
Dr. Khane-Faygl (Anita) Turtletaub is a writer, lecturer, translator, and teacher. Her articles on Yiddish language and Judaism have appeared in many national and local magazines and newspapers. She has had thirty-five humorous stories published in Yiddish, one of which was the feature story in an anthology of modern Yiddish writers, entitled Vidervuks. She is an internationally renowned translator and a specialist in old Yiddish handwritings.
Dr. Turtletaub has been on the faculty of the Dawn Schuman Institute, the Hebrew Theological College, Oakton, Truman, Harold Washington, and Spertus Colleges and recently retired from teaching Yiddish at Northwestern University. She has lectured at many temples, Jewish organizations, elderhostels and cruises. Dr. Turtletaub has appeared twice on the “Friends” show on cable and four times on “The Milt Rosenberg Show” on radio, as well as producing and hosting her own two-hour weekly radio program, “All Things Jewish.” She is the co-author of the musical comedy Love in the Catskills and has edited and been featured in Changing Careers: the Careers of 20 Chicago Jewish Women by Bea Michaels. Her book: “Yiddish Songs for Children,” was recently published. It comes with a CD of the songs whose words and music she wrote. For more information visit her website doctorkft.com
Wednesday, July 1
12 noon EDT | 11am CDT | 9am PDT
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