Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program

Naomi Prawer Kadar

Dr. Naomi Prawer Kadar (1949-2010) was an inspiring educator and scholar. As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, she understood the importance of Yiddish culture from a very early age and succeeded to transmit her love for the beauty of Yiddish language and culture to many of her students.

She devoted herself to creating new education programs in Israel and in the USA, developing curricula, training teachers and ensuring that her beloved Yiddish language would be cherished by future generations. Despite her extensive professional obligations, she always found time to teach and to build relationships with students. She held teaching positions in academic institutions such as Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. During the summers, she taught Yiddish at various summer programs across the world. Naomi’s spirit and contributions continue to make a profound impact on the lives of thousands of students around the world through the initiatives of the Naomi Foundation.

The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer program offers intensive Yiddish instruction at four levels in person, as well as an intermediate Yiddish program for online students. Its faculty, directed by Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher (Tel Aviv University) and ​Prof. Avraham Novershtern (Hebrew University), includes Eliezer Niborski and Dr. Miriam Trinh.

Eliezer Niborski

Niborski, born in Buenos Aires, grew up in a Yiddish-speaking family in Paris. For many years, he has been regularly participating as a Yiddish teacher in intensive educational programs in Tel Aviv, New York, Vilnius and Berlin.

Miriam Trinh

Trinh, born in Poland, has taught Yiddish language and literature at different levels in Paris, Vilnius, Strasbourg, Oxford, New York and in Tel Aviv. She currently teaches Yiddish at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.