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ReJEWvenate Series: Mamaloshen! The Incredible Story of Yiddish Language and Culture

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 27 Sh'vat 5781

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

The FIRST Class of the ReJEWvenate Series!

Mamaloshen! The Incredible Story of Yiddish Language and Culture

Presenter: Rabbi Tracy Klirs

Description: Have you ever wondered or marveled at the oversize impact Yiddish language and culture have had on American popular culture?  Do you remember some choice Yiddish words or expressions from your grandparents and wish you knew more?  Is it true that that every curse and zinger is much juicier in Yiddish?  Here’s your opportunity to delve into the origins of Yiddish, the wild and unexpected places you’ll find Yiddish, and how its influence has infiltrated American syntax, theater, Broadway, literature, movies, music of various genres, and much more.  Join Rabbi Tracy Klirs, AKA Reb Tzaytl, for a fun and informative romp through "Yiddishland" on Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm.  REGISTER BELOW!    

Presenter Bio: Tracy Guren Klirs was ordained as a rabbi at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1984 in Cincinnati. She has held pulpits in both the Reform and Conservative movements, and also has enjoyed an extensive career as a Jewish educator, teacher, lecturer, writer, educational consultant and chaplain throughout the U.S. and Canada. She currently serves as a free-lance rabbi in the greater Charlotte area, teaching groups and individuals Hebrew, Yiddish and other Jewish subjects, conducting life cycle events and providing creative virtual programming on Jewish topics. She is the co-author of The Merit of Our Mothers: A Bilingual Anthology of Jewish Womens’s Prayers, Hebrew Union College Press, 1992, and has published several articles, primarily on Tkhines, or Yiddish prayers for women. Rabbi Klirs and her husband Elisha have lived in Charlotte since 2012, and have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

The ReJEWvenate series is designed to unlock Jewish hearts and fill them with fun as they explore different aspects of Jewish culture.  Learn from Rabbis and educators about a variety of fascinating topics during this exciting series on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, beginning Tuesday, February 9 and continuing through March 30, 2021.

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