We start with vowels and add on consonants each week. By the end of the first class, the student will be able to read a number of words and phrases in Yiddish. Each week, our knowledge will build upon the previous week’s material, to reinforce our learning and build confidence. This class aims to teach literacy –the ability to read Yiddish in Yiddish. There will be some elements of grammar and style, but nothing beyond a beginner level. Along with “doing the work” of literacy, we will also learn through culture, idioms, jokes, curses, and of course, songs. Be prepared for a lot of Simpsons gifs. This is a one-hundred percent no judgment, no attitude, no shaming classroom environment, and we take a light and easy approach to learning Yiddish.