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The Chicago YIVO Society

The Chicago YIVO Society brings Yiddish and Jewish programming to the Chicago area, including free lectures and performances. It publishes a newsletter and provides stipends to young scholars to attend the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, the intensive summer language course co-sponsored by YIVO and Columbia University.

In partnership with the Workmen's Circle and Opus Instruments of Miami, Florida, The Chicago YIVO Society has recently embarked upon a new venture, The Melamdovich Yiddish Language Project, the creation of an interactive CD-Rom for the teaching of introductory Yiddish. The project is funded by a special grant from YIVO National Board member Leo Melamed in memory of his parents, longtime Chicago YIVO activists Isaac and Feygl Melamdovich. Professor Jan Schwarz of the University of Illinois is developing the CD-Rom's content.

To find out more about The Chicago YIVO Society's activities or to volunteer, please contact:

The Chicago YIVO Society
141 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1910A
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 435-2800
Fax: (312) 922-2465

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