UNESCO lists Yiddish program on registry

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Thu Apr 16 17:48:00 UTC 2009

The Canadian Jewish News


UNESCO lists Yiddish program on registry


The Winnipeg Yiddish Women's Reading Circle recently received recognition from a UN agency.


The program, which features monthly readings in Yiddish of works by female authors, has been listed on the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization) register of good practices in language preservation.


"It's taken a few years to get listed," says Jeanette Block, one of the reading circle's founders. "Ours is one of just eight groups and the only Yiddish group listed on the registry so far. The registry is getting one million hits a month."


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