Yiddish Farm On One Foot
The best way to learn a language is to use it.
Students in this introductory Yiddish program spend part of their time studying Yiddish in the classroom and part of their time using the language in the kitchen, on the farm, and during meals. Scroll down to learn more.
May 20 - 26
$455 (commuter/camper rate)
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of accommodations are available?
Yiddish Farm has several bungalows with bathrooms and showers. There is also a Days Inn 3 miles from the property. Students that do not sleep at Yiddish Farm pay the reduced commuter rate.
2. How does a typical day look?
|6:30 - 7:00||Breakfast|
|7:00 - 8:00||Yiddish singing|
|8:00 - 10:00||Language class|
|10:00 - 11:00||Review/exercises|
|11:00 - 12:00||Lunch|
|12:00 - 1:30||Break|
|1:30 - 3:30||Language Class|
|3:30 - 5:00||Elective (Yiddish cooking class or work on the farm)|
|5:00 - 7:00||Language Class|
|7:00 - 7:45||Dinner|
|7:45 - 9:00||Movie|
|8:00 - 9:15||Campfire sing-along|
3. What kind of food do we eat?
All Yiddish farm meals are prepared on-site and follow three principles:
A. Everything is strictly kosher (we follow all hashgachos except Triangle K, Tablet K, and K)
B. We try to eat as much from the farm as possible
C. All meals have multiple options available for vegetarians
4. Do I have to work on the farm?
There are chores and projects that do not require a person to work outside, such as making signs, canning/pickling, and cooking. For people who wish not to work outside on the farm, it is possible to assign different jobs. If you are interested in learning Yiddish, but not in farming, please indicate this before the beginning of the program so that we can plan accordingly.
5. What happens on the weekend?
During the weekend, there will be other Yiddish-speaking guests arriving for shabbos. There will be traditional prayer services, festive meals, classes and games. For the most part, the entire shabbos program will be conducted in Yiddish.
6. Must I speak Yiddish the entire time?
Students are expected to speak as much Yiddish as they can during designated Yiddish-immersion periods of time. We understand that this will vary from person to person, especially in such a short beginners program.