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Adult Education Class - So, You Want to Speak Yiddish?


Whether you remember some phrases from your childhood or just know the words used in sitcoms, you can begin to speak this colorful language. This course will help you build a vocabulary and learn enough grammar to be able to speak rudimentary Yiddish. We will have fun learning some of the more common idioms and expressions that you can throw into your everyday conversation. If you always wanted to know what your parents or grandparents were saying or baffle your kids and friends, come have fun learning this ancient language. No prior knowledge is required.

Instructor: Gilda Simpkin holds a M.S. in Counseling and Human Resource Development and has enjoyed a 30-year career as a learning consultant and corporate trainer.  She has led personal development and management skills programs all over the world.  Gilda has been Vice President of Training at several corporations and on the faculty of Fairfield University, Queens and Marymount College. She taught Yiddish at variety of institutions including Norwalk Community College.  She is the author of My Baby Chase.

Classes will be held at Temple Shalom

on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:45 pm:

October 9th

October 16th

October 23rd

October 30th

Free for Temple Shalom members / $18.00 per session for non-members

Please contact the Temple Office to register –

admin@templeshalomweb.org or 203-866-0148.