News from SEFER

From December 6 to 8, 2023, the international conference “The Concept of Borders in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition” will be held in Moscow, organized by the SEFER Center of Academic and Humanitarian Jewish Studies, the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Center for Slavic and Jewish Studies.
The evening session on December 7, led by Dr. Valery Dymshits and Dr. Ekaterina Norkina, will cover a number of topics related to the Yiddish language. In particular, the Moscow researcher Galina Eliasberg will talk about cultural boundaries in Sholom Aleichem’s novel “Wandering Stars.”
The SEFER Center was created in 1994 with the goal of promoting scientific research in the field of Jewish studies and teaching Jewish disciplines in Russia and in all post-Soviet countries. The organization conducts language webinars, which include a group for learning Yiddish from level zero, and is currently looking for new students. The group is led by the well known specialist Dr. Ekaterina Karaseva.
SEFER has also informed us about a planned winter school for students and young researchers dedicated to the topic of Yiddish and the Holocaust. The program is still under discussion. The plan includes lectures, seminars, workshops and a cultural program. News about the development of this project will be published on our website.