9 2014

Educators Program at Yiddish Book Center

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

"'So how do you like America?': How a Generation of Immigrants Transformed the Nation's Culture." A discussion for middle and high school teachers with Josh Lambert, academic director of the Yiddish Book Center and visiting assistant professor of English at UMass Amherst, on the ways Yiddish-speaking Jews made a home for themselves in America, helping shape the growing nation and leaving an indelible mark on literature, theater, popular music, and other aspects of twentieth-century culture. What do these contributions tell us about America, then and now? How are their experiences—of exile and assimilation, of prejudice and success—relevant to today’s students?

Come explore the Center’s resources and collections and talk with education staff about our field trip program and other educational opportunities. Topics include U.S. and World History, Literature, Social Studies, Technology, Language, Art, and Music.

The program is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Diana Clarke at or (413) 256-4900 ext. 140.