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Clara Sumpf Yiddish Lecture Series

The Clara Sumpf Yiddish Lecture Series Fund supports a lecture series with one lecture in English and the other lecture on the same or similar topic in Yiddish. Here are a few of our most recent Clara Sumpf lectures:

  • 2017-18: When Yiddish was Young: Vilna's Last Generation (English) and Fun Vilner Geto: Zikhroynes fun Avrom Sutzkever (Yiddish) with Justin Cammy, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and of Comparative Literature at Smith College
  • 2016-17: The Making of Yiddishland (English) and Itzik Manger un Rokhl Oyerbakh: A Mayse fun libe, has un poezje (Yiddish) with Efrat Gal-Ed, Professor of Jewish Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • 2015-16: Poets Turned Smugglers: How Abraham Sutzkever and Szmerke Kaczerginski Rescued Vilna's Jewish Cultural Treasures (English) and Chaim Grade: Observations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of His Magnum Opus 'The Yeshiva' (Yiddish) with David Fishman, Professor of Jewish History, The Jewish Theological Seminary


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