|Only at YIVO...
In 2013, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research produced the most eclectic and thought-provoking series of programs in the world on the subject of east European and Russian Jewish civilization. It has been an exciting and productive year.
Only at YIVO will you find the acclaimed Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization, the Uriel Weinreich Yiddish Summer Program, the soaring visions of Lazar Khidekel’s Supremetism, the incomparable genius of Sholem Aleichem, the fearlessness of Marek Edelman and the Warsaw ghetto fighters and the virtuosity of Evgeny Kissin all in one place.
These programs express our dedication to the YIVO mission to study, preserve and revitalize the vibrant culture of Eastern European Jewry. We continue to conserve, digitize and create public access to our unique library and archive that are the inheritance and legacy of all Jews worldwide. A major project now underway is to create a digital archive that unifies YIVO’s pre-war collections in New York and in Lithuania that miraculously escaped destruction by the Nazis and Soviets in World War II. These irreplaceable documents form the basis of the great narrative of European Jewish history.
The YIVO community is growing rapidly – our membership grew 45% this year. More people than ever are researching our collections, enrolling in our educational programs and attending public programs. We need your support to continue this vital work in 2014!
As you consider your year-end charitable giving, we urge you to become a Member, support our work, and contribute to the richness and excitement of the YIVO world. When you become a Member, you join a global community of individuals who share your enthusiasm and commitment to YIVO. Make your gift today at yivo.org/support!
A hartsikn dank un a yasher koyakh,