February 5, 2023
Many of Yiddish words and phrases have even had the chutzpah to find their way into the English language, because there is no English word that can convey the depth and precision of meaning that many Yiddish words can.

Yiddish has been the language of Ashkenazi Jews for over a thousand years. It was used by writers and artists to create great works of fiction, plays, and music. Yiddish words are everywhere in popular culture and it would be meshuggenah to imagine that anyone hasn’t heard or said at least one Yiddish word. Yiddish is a living language, full of spiel and shtick, irony and humor, expressing all of the subtle distinctions of human character. This is at the heart of one of FJMC’s most popular programs, Yiddish Alive.

Yiddish Alive is a biweekly, interactive, Zoom based discussion about Yiddish. It offers an opportunity to speak a bissel Yiddish, share stories about our Zaidye’s and Bubbie’s, learn the Yiddish word of the day and more. The next Yiddish Alive session will be on Monday, January 23rd at 8:00 PM ET. The theme for this session will be jokes, expressions/phrases.  Please bring your favorite.  Esther will lead this.  Sol also promised a funny original poem. Some asked for the registration link to invite friends/family to future sessions.  Here’s the registration link, They will get a link to the session once they register. Here’s the video from our last session on Monday, December 12th along with  Word of the day “Winter”. Here’s the video’s we shared: Let it snow in Yiddish, Vintrer tsayt (Winter time) – 1910 Yiddish parody of the song, and Sesame Street – Episode 0687 (1974) – LAST SCENE.

“If you are enjoying these sessions and you’re not already a member of a Men’s Club or Brotherhood, then you are cordially invited to join the FJMC as an Individual Member.  Among other benefits, you’ll get personal access to all digital newsletters and websites, invitations to all Affinity Group and Webinar programming, access to all archived Affinity Group and Webinar programming, as well as, a connection with like-minded people and possibly the opportunity to present your own programming. Everyone is welcome to join.  Here’s the link to join.

Yiddish Alive is part of a growing list of FJMC Affinity Groups and is offered at no charge to Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods across the United States and around the world.  Learn more at https://www.fjmc.org/yiddish-alive-affinity-group or email Mike Mills at MillsMS1@Gmail.com. Nu? Sign up to join Yiddish Alive today and be mensch tomorrow.

This message is brought to you by the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. We are part of a confederation of over 200 Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mumbai, India and beyond. Learn more about how your Jewish Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate with the FJMC at: https://www.fjmc.org/content/affiliating-fjmc.

The Florida Region of the FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. If you are not yet affiliated with the Federation, then today is the day to join us. Get to know more about the Florida Region of FJMC and our growing network of dynamic Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods on our website www.FloridaRegionFJMC.org and please visit and LIKE our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/FloridaRegionFJMC.

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