Leading professor to deliver next WCLS lunchtime lecture

28 February 2020 – 3 Adar 5780

28 February 2020

Professor Glenn Levine will deliver the next in the popular West Central Liberal Synagogue (WCLS) Shabbat lunchtime lecture series.

Professor Levine will lead a presentation and discussion titled A Short History of Yiddish: From Medieval Yudentaytsh to the 21st Century ‘YidLife Crisis’.

He will trace the history of the Yiddish language from its origins in medieval Germany to its development as a flourishing culture in Eastern Europe, and later the USA and other parts of the world. He will also consider its recent history and possible future in the 21st century.

Professor Levine is a professor of German at the University of California Irvine. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied German and Yiddish language, linguistics, literature and cultural history. He has published widely in applied linguistics, as well as in German-Jewish studies.

The event takes place from 1pm on Saturday 7 March and the cost is £6. West Central Synagogue is based at the Montagu Centre in central London.

Please contact admin@wcls.org.uk for more details and to book your place.

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