3rd Yiddish Festival in Birobidzhan

From December 4 to 7, 2023, the 3rd annual Yiddish Festival was held in Birobidzhan. More than 80 events — concerts, workshops, talks with language experts, etc. — were held in the city and several other localities of the region.The program was concluded by the lighting of the first Hanukkah candle and a festive concert. Yoel Matveyev, a Yiddish writer from St. Petersburg, participated in the festival as an honored guest, giving lectures on the spiritual and historical significance of the Jewish Autonomous Region. The festival was attended by Boruch Gorin, director of the Moscow publishing house Knizhniki, who told the Birobidzhan residents about the role of Yiddish in his life and family.

Elena Sarashevskaya, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Birobidzhaner Stern, interviews Yoel Matveyev at the Yiddish Festival. The conversation was held at the publishing house Birobidzhan.