Join Great Neck author Linda F. Burghardt, PhD, when she tells the story of Yiddish from its roots in the Middle Ages to its steep decline after the Holocaust and its surprising resurgence in modern culture throughout the world on Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at the Station Branch, The Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, 26 Great Neck Rd., second level, above Best Market.
For many people, some of the earliest words remembered are Yiddish. Is Yiddish still the best language in which to connect with the past? Is it a true language or perhaps something much larger, even a way of life? Burghardt will talk about the enormous literary, musical and scholarly contributions made in Yiddish throughout history and its interconnectedness with the traditions of Yiddishkeit.
Burghardt is a journalist and author from Great Neck, who has worked as a freelance reporter for The New York Times for 20 years and is the author of three nonfiction books. Her articles and essays have appeared in newspapers throughout the U.S., and she has lectured to both national and international audiences on a variety of Holocaust-related topics. Currently, she serves as a scholar-in-residence at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove. She holds a PhD from LIU Post and is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Vienna. As seating is limited, register by calling 516-466-8055, ext. 277, or by going online at www.greatnecklibrary.org.