Back by Popular Demand: Yiddish for Dogs – and Their People Too!

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(New York, N.Y.)Is your dog meshugena or a mensch?  Find this out on May 20 when the Workmen’s Circle presents Yiddish for Dogs, where you’ll learn how to communicate with your canines in Yiddish.

What’s more New York than that?!

“We are always looking for new programs to connect people with Jewish culture in fun and unusual ways,” says Ann Toback, the Executive Director of the Workmen’s Circle. “We’re showing that Yiddish is accessible, vibrant, fun, and a part of all our lives as New Yorkers. And what dog owner couldn’t use a refresher class in good leadership skills?  You can even teach your dogs to fetch—and not to kvetch—in one and a half hours!”

On Sunday, May 20 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, the Workmen’s Circle will hold Yiddish for Dogs in Central Park, pairing Adrian Silver, an Advanced Yiddish class student, with Miguel Rodriguez, a certified master dog trainer and the founder and owner of City Dog Pack, a pet service which provides dog training, dog walking and pet sitting.

Attendees will learn: how to teach their best friends to be well-trained New York canines, and respond to commands (such as “sit” and “stay”). All attendees will receive special “doggy bags” containing gift items, including bandanas emblazoned with Yiddish words.

Space is limited to 20 people, and the cost is only $15, so visit https://circle.org/event/yiddish-for-dogs-3/ for more details and to reserve your spot. For more information, contact the Workmen’s Circle at info@circle.org or 212-889-6800.

Yiddish is making a comeback, and the Workmen’s Circle has been at the forefront of the new yiddishkayt (Yiddish-ness) movement—offering the largest Yiddish language program in the United States – with more than 450 students annually!

With students learning Yiddish online and in-person here in New York City, they are fulfilling the need for those interested in reading, speaking, writing, and acting in the language that was spoken by Eastern European Jewry for more than a thousand years. Program enrollment has tripled since introducing real-time online classes in 2014. You can learn more about the Workmen’s Circle’s online and in-person classes at: https://circle.org/what-we-do/yiddish-language/

 

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 Yiddish for Dogs

What: Yiddish for Dogs

When: Sunday, May 20, 10:00 AM

Where: Central Park (Exact location to be shared upon registration)

Fee: $15

Details: The Workmen’s Circle will hold Yiddish for Dogs in Central Park, pairing Adrian Silver, an Advanced Yiddish class student, with Miguel Rodriguez, a certified master dog trainer and the founder and owner of City Dog Pack. Over the course of one hour, attendees will learn: how to teach their best friends to respond to commands (such as “sit” and “stay”). All attendees will receive special “doggy bags” containing gift items (including bandanas asking whether your dog is meshugena or a mensch). Space is limited to 20 people.

Contact email: info@circle.org

Contact number: 212-889-6800

Contact link: https://circle.org/event/yiddish-for-dogs-3/

 

About The Workmen’s Circle

The Workmen’s Circle powers progressive Jewish identity through Jewish cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism. For over a century we have provided this 360-degree approach to Jewish identity-building. Through contemporary cultural programs, joyful holiday celebrations, strategic social justice campaigns, vibrant Yiddish language classes, interactive educational experiences and more, we connect Jewish adults, kids and families of all affiliations with their cultural heritage, working to build a better and more beautiful world for all.

Learn more at www.circle.org.

 

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