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So What's Nu?
The Wonderful World of Yiddish
Riva Ginsburg

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Riva Ginsburg continues to build on her very popular, educational and entertaining programs for LLS. This four-week series begins with a presentation on Yiddish and Yiddishkeit, the historical background, as well as a bissle humor, character types and flavorful expressions. The series continues with an overview of Shtetl life, Yiddish literature and wisdom. You will also enjoy the beauty of Jewish and Yiddish music and its historical development. Riva ends the series with a presentation about her history and the power of keeping Yiddish alive.

1. It's Not Just A Language..".It's YIDDISH and YIDDISKEIT"
2. The Gift that Keeps on Giving: The Fathers and Mothers of Yiddish Literature, Insights, Treasures and Wisdom
3. Raisins and Almond: "Rozinkes mit Mandlen" and much more. A historical overview of Jewish and Yiddish Music
4. Preserving Yiddish Language and Culture: Defeating Hitler's Final Solution
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Riva Ginsburg  has taught Yiddish Language and Culture at both State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton and Florida Atlantic University.  While at Binghamton, she was credited as having the largest Yiddish program in the country with over 100 students each semester. She presents lectures and courses through Lifelong Learning at FAU as well as country clubs and various organizations.  Riva was born in a displaced person camp in Fahrenvald, Germany after World War II and Yiddish was her native tongue. As a daughter of Holocaust Resistance fighters, she lectures on Jewish Resistance and the Generation After the Holocaust.  She received an undergraduate degree at Stony Brook University and completed graduate work in the field of education and conflict management.  

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $50
Non-member - $65
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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