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EPYC Educators Seminar on East European Jewish Heritage
Jun 22-25 2009

June 22-25, 2009

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research sponsored the third EPYC Educators Seminar on East European Jewish Heritage, June 22-25, at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Eligible participants in the Educators Seminar included teachers from various settings, such as Jewish high schools, colleges, public schools and private schools, museums and afternoon religious schools, as well as graduate students in education and Jewish studies.

The Seminar's chairman was Dr. Robert Moses Shapiro, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College. Co-chairing was Dr. Paul Glasser, Associate Dean of the Max Weinreich Center at the YIVO Institute. Seminar lecturers included professors Robert Seltzer of Hunter College, Samuel D. Kassow of Trinity College, Miriam Hoffman of Columbia University, Nancy Sinkoff of Rutgers University, Chava Lapin of Queens College and YIVO, film director Joshua Waletzky, Folksbiene artistic director Zalmen Mlotek, and others.
  800 Years of East European Jewry
Prof. Robert Seltzer of Hunter College
Video Audio
East European Jewry between the World Wars
Prof. Samuel D. Kassow of Trinity College
Video Audio
Overview of Yiddish and Day-to-day Life among East European Jews
Dr. Chava Lapin of YIVO and Queens College
Video Audio
A Tour of Jewish Geography in East Europe
Dr. Paul Glasser of YIVO and Max Weinreich Center
Video Audio
A Musical History of the Yiddish Theater
Zalmen Mlotek of The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene
Video Audio
Culture of Torah Judaism in East Europe
Rabbi Ysoscher Katz of YCT: Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
Video Audio
Teaching Yiddish Language and Culture in the 21st Century
Ms. Miriam Hoffman of Columbia University and the Yiddish Forward
Video Audio
Treasures of YIVO's EPYC Website
Ms. Cynthia Peterman of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Video Audio
Transformations in the Status of Women in East European Jewry
Prof. Nancy Sinkoff of Rutgers University
Video Audio
The Yiddish Musical Heritage
Mr. Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics and YIVO
Video Audio