Dr. Yisroel Susskind will be giving a Yiddish course at RCC that is open to the public this October.
Would the ability to converse in Yiddish help you in your professional, personal or religious life? Do you work with a Yiddish speaking clientele, as a health care provider, educator, professional or businessman? Are you a Rabbi or community leader who has congregants that might benefit from such a course?
When I moved to Monsey 10 years ago, I had a rudimentary knowledge of Yiddish. With the help of a dictionary, I could read a religious discourse in Yiddish. Over the past ten years, I have taught myself the basics of conversational Yiddish to the point that I now conduct therapy in Yiddish. When I work with adults, we augment the Yiddish with Hebrew and English. However, when I work with children, for many of them their only conversational language is Yiddish.
I will be offering a 12 hour non-credit course this fall at Rockland Community College in which I share the platform I developed from which I have continued to enhance my Yiddish skills. I expect that the class will be small, perhaps 5 to 10 students, so it will be possible to have a lot of practice speaking in class.
The class will meet on 4 consecutive Sundays in October (the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th) from 1 to 4 PM at the main RCC campus.
Please let me know ASAP at 845-425-9531 if you are interested in participating.