Join the Executive Director of Yiddishkayt, Rob Adler Peckerar, Helix Project Instructor, Mindl Cohen, and Boston-area alumni of the Helix Project to learn about the only educational summer program that brings the 1000 year history of Jews in Eastern Europe to life.
See photos and short films from our last three trips to Poland, Belarus, and Lithuania, and hear the stories and experiences of our amazing former participants, including Harvard graduates and current students, Yiddish teachers, and rabbinical students.
Learn and sing along to some of our favorite songs from the region in Yiddish, Belarusian and Lithuanian, and have a conversation with us about why we think Helix can revolutionize not only how we remember Jewish history in Europe but also how we live in the world today.
The event welcomes both students considering applying to Helix and community members. Plus it's free and we have validated parking. Just click our directions page for details on how to find us.
New to Yiddishkayt? Here's what they're all about in their own words:
Yiddishkayt is a cultural incubator — presenting programs and crafting hands-on, immersive experiences that offer a fresh take on Jewish culture and its historical legacy.
For 20 years, we have been the premier Yiddish cultural and educational center in Los Angeles, presenting a millennium of European Jewish life to new generations—creatively and inclusively and outside the confines of academic and religious institutions. We seek to make the Jewish past present and map out the relationships that tie together seemingly disparate groups of people across national, religious, and ethnic borders
We take inspiration from the artists, writers, musicians, performers, filmmakers, philosophers, and social justice activists whose yiddishkayt—their particular form of critical and compassionate engagement with humanity—emerged from the Jewish communities of Europe as they developed in constant contact with their non-Jewish neighbors over the last 1,000 years.