If you come across any broken links, or you know of other sites that should be included here (no commercial sites please), please let me know by using the comment field at the bottom of this page.
A Garment Worker’s Legacy – The Joe Fishstein Collection of Yiddish Poetry
Arbeter Ring – Largest Fraternal Organization That Fosters Yiddish
Ari Davidow – The Premier Klezmer Site, Excellent Klezmer List
Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilization of Monash University – Translations of Yisroel Shtern
Avivale Yiddish Page – Excellent Set of Links
Bar Ilan University – Israeli University with Yiddish Program
Beit Leivik – Association of Yiddish Writers and Journalists in Israel New!
Benny Swartzberg Post Card Collection – Collection of Early Post Cards
Brandeis University – Online Guide to Yiddish Studies at Brandeis University
Briv Fraynd Club – International Yiddish Pen-Pal Club
California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language (CIYCL) – An Organization Dedicated to Preserving the Living Roots of Yiddish
Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity– A Very Innovative and Creative Approach to Yiddish
Chava Rosenfarb – Site dedicated to the life and works of Chava Rosenfarb, an important Holocaust Writer
Chicago YIVO – Excellent Branch of YIVO
Congress for Jewish Culture – Umbrella Group for Yiddish Organizations
Contemporary Yiddish Poetry – Original Work by 21st Century Poets
Copenhagen Yiddish Study-circle – Excellent New Group and Site
Czernowitz / Bukovina Reading List – From the 2006 Reunion Group & Other Sources
Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archives – Searchable Database
Der Bavebter Yid – Excellent Yiddish Magazine on the Web.
Derekh Erets un Dermonung – Site about Russian Yiddish Writers.
Der LufTeater – Rafael Goldwaser, in Yiddish, English, French and German
Der Moment – New All Yiddish Site
Der Yiddisher Gramafon – Discography of Early European Recordings of Jewish Music New!
Der Yidisher Tam-Tam – Excllent Yiddish Newsletter from Paris for learners of Yiddish
Der Yiddisher Alef-Beys – An Excellent, Technical, Linguistic Must-See
Di Velt fun Yidish – very interesting collection of materials – very much worth a look
Di yidishe shraybmashinke – Converts YIVO transcription to Yiddish
Dovid Katz Website – Absolute key resource: a must see!
EPYC – YIVO Educational Program on Yiddish Culture: excellent music pages
EYDES – Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies: excellent scholarly site, containing interviews with native speakers and transcriptions.
Folksbiene Yiddish Theater – The Major US Yiddish Theater, NYC
Forverts – The Only Secular U.S. Weekly Yiddish Newspaper
Freedman Yiddish Song Archives/Database, University of Pennsylvania – Searchable Yiddish Song Database
Gilgulim – A Yiddish Literary Magazine
Google – Search Engine in Yiddish
Harkavy’s Yiddish-English, English-Yiddish Dictionary – slightly clunky to use, but excellent resource
Harry Leichter’s Yiddish Links Page – Large Assortment of Links
Hatikvah Music International – Source of Yiddish and Other Jewish Music
Haynt – Translation Project of Chaim Finkelstein Book
Index of /pub/academic/languages/yiddish – Source of Yiddish Recipes
Index to Yiddish Periodicals – At the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
In Moyl Arayn – A blog about Yiddish food: videos and recipes
Internationale Medienhilfe – German Language roundup of Jewish media worldwide
International Institute of Social History/Yiddish Collection – some useful links to major Yiddish language collections
Yiddish Book Center’s Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library – 10,000 Yiddish Books, absolutely essential resource
Jewish Language Research Web Site – List of Researchers
Jewish Music Institute – London-Based, Excellent Summer Programs
Jewish Music WebCenter – Excellent Resource, Includes Yiddish/Klezmer
Jiddischkurs Pfaffenhofen – Interesting Website from Germany
Jiddisch – Online Yiddish Course from Dusseldorf, Germany New!
Jiddisj – Yiddish in The Netherlands
Judaica Sound Archives – based at the Florida Atlantic University Library: great resource
Kadimah – Yiddish Site for Australia
KlezKamp – Klezmer Program
Klezmer Shack – Klezmer site
Klezmer & Yiddish Radio Shows – Links to Yiddish Radio Shows
KOP JIK International – Yiddish Daily News Media
Languages-on-the Web/Yiddish – Lists Yiddish Sites
League for Yiddish – Key North American Organization–Publishes Afn shvel
Lebns Fragen – All Yiddish Publication
Lexicon of the Yiddish Theater – Memorial Book of Those in the Yiddish Theater lost in the Holocaust
Leyvik House – Israeli Yiddish Cultural Center
Library of Congress – Yiddish Playscripts
Max Kohn – French Site with Yiddish Interviews
Medem Bibliotek – French Yiddish Library Center
Mendele – International Yiddish Forum
Milken Archives – American Jewish Music
National Center for Jewish Film – at Brandeis University
Yiddish Book Center – wonderful resource
Oxford Institute for Yiddish Studies – Offers Masters Degree Program in Yiddish
Raphael Finkel – another links site, but this one is very comprehensive
Rena Costa Center for Yiddish Studies – At Bar Ilan Univesity, Israel
Ringelblum Archive Yiddish Poetry – English Translation by Sarah Moskowitz
Shneiderman Collection of Yiddish Books – Meyerhoff Center, University of Maryland
Soviet Era Yiddish Writers – Worth Visiting
Tam Tam – Absolutely, must-see Newsletter, written expressly for learners of Yiddish
The Spoken Yiddish Project – Mikhl Herzog’s Columbia Project
The Yiddish Music Hall – A Resource Center for Yiddish Music
Tonja Solnik & DreamSong Recordings – Traditional Jewish Folksongs
User’s Guide to Yiddish on the Internet – The Latest Information
Vilnius Yiddish Institute Gas been going through some difficult times, but still worth a visit
Virtual Shtetl – Yiddish site, Lists, Yiddish Sites, Dictionaries, Newspapers, etc.
Welcome to Yiddishnet -List of Yiddish Links
Wikipedia af yidish – Yiddish Version of Wikipedia, Online Encyclopedia
Yiddish at Rutgers University – Excellent Yiddish Program
Yiddish Dictionary Online – Excellent resource – a must see!
Yiddish Lives – Great Yiddish Archive of Interviews New!
Yiddish Radio Project – Co-production, Sound Portraits and Living Traditions
Yiddish Sheet Music – Collection at Brown University; slightly frustrating, but some excellent materials here
Yiddish Sources – Comprehensive Source of Yiddish Information
Yiddish Voice Radio – Yiddish Radio Program
Yiddish Voice Store – Reliable Source of Yiddish Books, etc.
Yiddish Web – French Website
Yidishe Heftn – Only European Monthly Review in Yiddish – Published by Cercle Bernard Lazare, Paris
Yisroel Shtern Project – Interesting site with English Translations
YIVO – Yiddish Research Institute
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe – Most Comprehensive Source of Information on Jews in Eastern Europe
Zemerl – Interactive Database of 300 Songs
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You might want to add about my father David Botwinik (b. Vilna 1920 – now living in Montreal) who assisted Shmerke Katczerginski in collecting and transcribing the notes for his collections of songs of the Holocaust survivors. He also wrote music to two of Shmerke’s songs (see for example: https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/music/after_holocaust_khlutsim_lid.asp). He recently put out the book “fun khurbn tsum lebn” (and more recently an accompanying CD) that includes many (but not only) Holocaust songs.
Many thanks for this Leyble: a groysn dank. I’ll add it next week when I update the list of links. If you have any other suggestions about other links, please do let me know. S’iz geven a fargnign tsu ‘redn’ bit aykh.