Author: Pamela Weathers

[Videos] – Di Yidishe Velt: A Virtual Festival of Yiddish Culture

Did you miss an event from the Yidishe Velt Virtual Festival? Then visit the [UConn recap webpage] to find all the events recorded for you to watch on Youtube, or click on the individual titles below!

The festival included the following events:

Yidishe Velt Festival

Discover the Legacy of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe with Professor Samuel Kassow: Four Week Mini Course | Spring 2020


Discover the Legacy of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe

The legacy of Jewish civilization in Eastern Europe is enormous: from Hasidism to the Jewish Enlightenment, to Yiddish Literature, Modern Hebrew Literature, Zionism, and more.

NEW MINI-COURSE: Vilna - The Jerusalem of Lithuania, Warsaw - The Jewish Metropolis and Lodz - The Jewish Chicago. In this spring course we will explore the diversity, vitality and contributions of three cities that were significant centers of pre-WWII Jewish culture and history.

Dr. Samuel Kassow
Dr. Samuel Kassow


7:00 - 9:00 PM

Community Services Building

333 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

2020 Dates:

Monday, March 23

Monday, March 30

Monday, April 6

Monday, April 13

Cost is $80/person for the course (fee is non-refundable):
Register by visiting

Class size is limited. Please register early.


Dr. Samuel Kassow is the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and lectures locally and nationally. Currently Dr. Kassow is a consultant to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. He has lectured and taught in Russia, Poland, Israel, Lithuania, and Mexi-co. Dr. Kassow is the author of numerous publications including Who Will Write Our History – Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto.


For questions contact Lynn Newman at or Pamela Weathers at


Sponsored by the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project and the Jewish Historical Sociaty of Greater Hartford.