As a language that originated by crossing linguistic, geographical, and cultural boundaries and that has served Ashkenazi Jewish civilization for one thousand years, Yiddish serves as a locus of both Jewish studies and culture studies. In this spirit of the intersection of cultures, the Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Tel Aviv University seeks to further research that situates Yiddish within the framework of contemporary humanities research.
The Institute is dedicated to the advancement of research and teaching in Yiddish studies in diverse fields. It initiates and funds courses on Yiddish language and literature in programs and departments at Tel Aviv University, offers scholarships and grants to undergraduate and graduate students engaged in Yiddish-related research, organizes national and international forums and conferences, hosts guest lecturers, promotes scholarly publications on Yiddish, and initiates projects in cooperation with other institutions in Israel and abroad.
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