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 Education and Research Center
 Lecture Series

"The Development of Yiddish Literature Since the Czernowitz Conference"
Lecturer - Boris Sandler
Exhibition - The World of the Yiddish Writer

Boris Sandler was born in Beltz (Bessarabia) and graduated from the Music Conservatory in Kishinev and wrote for the Moscow Yiddish magazine "Sovetish Heymland." Later he joined its editorial board. In 1989 he created a Yiddish Show on the Moldovian State Television - "On the Jewish Street."

He is the author of two documentary film scripts: From 1990 till his immigration to Israel in 1992, he was the Yiddish Editor of the bilingual journal “Undzer Kol" in Kishinev and President of the Yiddish Cultural Organization of Moldavia.

Sandler is author of seven fiction books and was editor of the children's magazine “Kind un Keyt". His works have been translated to Russian, English, French, German, Hebrew and Rumanian. Since 1998 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Yiddish Forverts and 1999- present editor of the Forward radio show.

Sonia Pressman Fuentes "How Being an Immigrant Shaped my Life"
Lecturer - Sonia Pressman Fuentes
Exhibition - Living in America: The Jewish Experience

Ms. Fuentes is a public speaker, writer, lawyer, and co-founder of NOW (National Organization for Women). She is also the author of her memoirs entitled Eat First--You Don't Know What They'll Give You: The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter.

Dr. Julius Scherzer "Growing Up in Czernowitz"   
Lecturer - Dr. Julius Scherzer
Exhibition - World Jewish Communities: Czernowitz

Dr. Julius Scherzer was born and lived in Czernowitz, located in the province of Bukovina. He grew up under fascism and communism before, during and after World War II. Dr. Scherzer is the author of the book While the Gods Were Silent: Growing up Under Fascists and Communists.
"Lilke Majzner: Recipient of the 2008 IAYC Lifetime Yiddish Service Award"  
Speaker - Lilke Majzner z"l
Conference - International Association of Yiddish Clubs 2008
Language - Yiddish (English transcript included)

Lilke Majzner z"l, who sadly passed away some nine months after this conference,  was a Holocaust survivor from the ghetto of Lodz, Poland.

While living in Los Angeles, California, she gave of herself quite willingly to works that were involved with the preservation of the Yiddish language. She served as the Director of the Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club and was a member of the Board of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Yiddishkayt LA.

On the webpage dedicated to Lilke, you can either watch the video (if you have the right media player, listen only to an audio version, or read the English transcription of her speech.)

Professor Meinhard Mayer "The Yiddish and German Poets from Czernowitz"
coming in late 2013
Lecturer - Professor Meinhard Mayer z"l
Exhibition - World Jewish Communities: Czernowitz

Professor Meinhard Mayer z"l was a Professor Emeritus of Physics and Mathematics at University of California, Irvine. Having spent many years of his youth in Czernowitz, he became especially enamored with the many Yiddish and German poets most associated with Czernowitz...


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