Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl
The Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl explores and remembers our roots and keeps our language (mamaloshen) alive through history, literature, music, news, films, and our life stories.  
This is a friendly, heymish group. All levels of ability are welcome.  Most of our programs are in Yiddish, but English is spoken as well. 

We meet on Sundays (sometimes modified by holidays), usually at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. (See program listing for detail)
September 2015 through June 2016, at

the Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 Cedar Lake Road South
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

(952) 381-3400

Membership is $15 per year for JCC members and $20 per year for non-members. 

Programs are open to the public. Admission costs as listed. 

Members receive a program flyer each month in the mail.

25th anniversary celebration of the Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl
2016 - 2017 CALENDAR Light refreshments follow each program.

September 18,  2016

2:00 p.m. 

Sabes JCC


Premiere Performance
Yiddish Poetry and Music by Women
a collaborative work of
chamber music and poetry.

The concerts feature new, commissioned music by prominent local composers Diane Benjamin, Miriam Gerberg, Shelley Hanson, Sherry Ladig, and Sarah Miller,

Based on text of early 20th century Yiddish women poets.  
Though under-recognized, the poets, most of whom survived the Holocaust,
express their complex feelings of loss, despair, renewal and hope.  Woven
throughout the work is original narration by writer Alison Morse, drawn from
the lives of the poets and interviews with Twin-Cities women whose first
language was Yiddish. The chamber ensemble women performhers, string
quartet, clarinet, and piano, will accompany Beth Altof, soprano soloist.

All text will be translated into English.

This project was made possible in part with the support of Rimon: The
Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish
It was also made possible by Friends of the Yiddish Vinkl and private donors.

Poets: Rokhl Korn Ana Margolin Kadya Molodowsky Dora Teitelbaum Reyzl Zikhlinski
Musicians: Beth Altof, soprano Stella Anderson, viola Judith Eisner, violin Isla Hejny, clarinet Jeana Ogren, piano Marla Okner, violin Molly Wilbur-Cohen, cello
Narrator: Alison Morse

A second performance will take place
Sunday, November 13, 2:00 pm
at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 55105.

L'Shanah Tovah to all our Khaverim

October 2016

To Be Announced Soon

November 2016

To Be Announced Soon

December 2016

Winter Break
No program.

January 2017

Winter Break No program.

February 2017

To Be Announced Soon

March 2017

To Be Announced Soon

April 2017

To Be Announced Soon

May 2017

To Be Announced Soon

June 2017

No program scheduled
Summer 2017

Yiddish Research Bibliography and Guide

Revised 8/27/2014 - AmandaSeigel (at) nypl (dot) org

Yiddish Dictionary Online -- ייִדיש ווערטערבוך אויפֿן וועב
A list of words and phrases sorted by Yiddish spelling, with Latin character spelling and English translation.

See the 2010-2011 calendar here.
See the 2011-2012 calendar here.
See the 2012-2013 calendar here.
See the 2013-2014 calendar here.
See the 2014-2015 calendar here.
See the 2015-2016 calendar here.

An outgrowth of the Yiddish Vinkl is the "Tuesday Shmuesday "group.  Anyone who can speak Yiddish is welcome. There is no charge. 
Members meet 11:30 a.m. at the Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.
E-mail us at:
post (at) minneapolisyiddishvinkl (dot) com
Minneapolis photo by William Wesen 2006