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Remembering Mikhl Herzog
January 5, 2014

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 | 1pm
Admission: Free
RSVP Required: | 212.294.6140

Mikhl Herzog (1927-2013) was the founding Dean of the Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at YIVO, and the editor-in-chief of the monumental project, The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry. Beginning in 1968, Mikhl was Associate Professor, Professor, and the Atran Chair of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Columbia University and the outstanding authority on Yiddish dialectology, and the historical and geographic dimensions of the Yiddish language and culture in Eastern Europe. Through his writings and teaching, Mikhl was responsible for training the next generation of Yiddish linguists, and fostering new research and study of Yiddish, ensuring that the Yiddish language and culture is remembered and understood.

Join us, as his former students, colleagues, family, and friends celebrate Mikhl’s life, passion, work and contributions to Yiddish culture and to YIVO. Lorin Sklamberg, of The Klezmatics, will perform a song in his honor.

Read more about Mikhl Herzog here.

Speakers Include:
Eda Faye Herzog Vitto, Mikhl Herzog’s Granddaughter
Ulrike Kiefer, Association for the Promotion of Yiddish Language and Culture, Duesseldorf, Germany
Chava Lapin, YIVO Board
Robert Neumann, Association for the Promotion of Yiddish Language and Culture, Duesseldorf, Germany
Sam Norich, Forward
Rakhmiel Peltz, Drexel University
Andrew Sunshine, Columbia University
Don Weinreich, Family Friend
Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History  |  15 West 16th Street - NYC   view map

For directions and parking information, click here.

All public programs are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of assistive listening devices are available for deaf and hard of hearing individuals upon request.