Miriam Udel, "Wit and Humor? Celebrating Sholem Aleichem"

Beth Tzedec Congregation marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Sholem Aleichem, the greatest humourist of Yiddish literature, with a fascinating discussion of this writer's impressive life and work.

Miriam Udel received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University in 2008, having begun teaching at Emory in 2007. Her research interests include Yiddish modernism and anti-modernism, the rise of the Yiddish novel, the relation between modern and classical Jewish literature, and American-Jewish literature. Udel is also a passionate and devoted teacher, who offers a year-long Yiddish language course and alternates teaching courses about Yiddish literature and modern Jewish culture.

Sponsored by Committee for Yiddish UJA Federation and Beth Tzedec Congregation, along with the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, Shloima and Yetta Steinhart Memorial Fund for Yiddishkeit at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the Al and Malka Green Yiddish Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

Date & Time
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30pm

Beth Tzedec Congregation, Banquet Hall, 1700 Bathurst Street