Join Rad Yiddish and United Jewish People's Order (UJPO) for an intergenerational evening of storytelling and sharing with Yiddish culture-makers and activists from Tkaronto/Toronto. “Yiddishist Living Library,” is an event based on the “Human Library” method, where people are the “living books” that engage visitors with stories and conversations. During this special event, there will be different breakout rooms on Zoom for each speaker, and attendees will be able to go from room to room to learn about the speakers, ask questions, discuss their love for Yiddish, activism, and more. Bring your favourite mug of tea and settle in for a cozy evening!
Featuring speakers Ester Reiter, Sam Blatt, Shayle Kilroy, and Chana Weiss. Together, Rad Yiddish and UJPO hope to build our communities’ living archive of Yiddish knowledge and share it with each other.
About Rad Yiddish:
Rad Yiddish is an online meet-up of lefties who love to learn Yiddish together in a supportive environment. We read (in Yiddish and English) and discuss (in English) Yiddish cultural artifacts that have radical/leftist Yiddish content.
United Jewish People's Order (UJPO) is a Jewish, secular, social justice organization with branches in Toronto and Winnipeg and members in other parts of Canada. UJPO evolved from the Workmen's Circle or Arbeter Ring, an umbrella organization that included Bundists, socialists, free thinkers, secularists, and Yiddishists. UJPO operates a camp community in the summer called Camp Naivelt, holds secular social justice focused celebrations of Jewish holidays, runs an ongoing youth group, and hosts a range of other cultural, educational and political events. UJPO identifies 5 ongoing social justice priorities: Indigenous Rights, the Environment, Racial & Economic Justice, LGBTQ+ issues, and Israel/Palestine. UJPO is affiliated with the Morris Winchevsky School (MWS), a secular Sunday school program for young people from preschool to B'Mitzvah. The MWS also offers an Adult Secular B'Mitzvah program for people over 18 who are seeking a Jewish learning experience.
On a pastel pink, yellow, and purple background, text says Rad Yiddish x UJPO: Yiddishist Living Library. Under the text there are various drawings of people wearing bright outfits. Below the drawings, text says “An intergenerational evening of storytelling and sharing with Yiddish culture-makers and activists from Tkaronto/Toronto - Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:30 - 9:00 PM EST Online”, beside the logos of Rad Yiddish and UJPO.