NEW YORK, NY.-
As the COVID-19 is affecting life and societies around the world, our connection to the past, our collective memory, our common traditions and beliefs are more important than ever.
All of YIVO
s online courses are free effective today. As restrictions continue to be imposed to help mitigate the spread of COVID19, YIVO wants to help keep our spirits lifted and provide content to sustain our minds and soul, said Jonathan Brent YIVOs Executive Director & CEO.
Delve into the evolution of Yiddish theatre or learn about the rich history of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Ashkenazi folklore and more. YIVOs entertaining and enlightening Shine online courses feature an array of leading scholars and include nearly 1,000 archival objects. To register for your free Shine online course, go to yivo.org/shine
YIVO will continue to update you with activities that will be happening remotely and new online resources that they will develop over the coming weeks. They will also be hosting regular live check-ins with YIVO staff members on Facebook live.
Contemporary technology brings YIVOs materials and programs into your home.
Please also take advantage of YIVOs other free online resources:
· Past Public Programs Archives
Watch hundreds of past public programs on our YouTube channel, from lectures and conferences to book talks and concerts, featuring award-winning scholars, writers, and artists. youtube.com/user/yivoinstitute
· Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections
Explore YIVOs prewar library and archival collections. vilnacollections.yivo.org/
· YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
Access the worlds most comprehensive free online encyclopedia of Ashkenazi civilization. yivoencyclopedia.org/
· Online Exhibitions
View our online exhibitions, which showcase treasures from our world-renowned archival and library collections. exhibitions.yivo.org/
· Digitized Archive and Library Material
Search the YIVO Digital Asset Guide for a comprehensive overview of our digital assets, which will give you access to photos, audio and video recordings, online galleries, Yiddish theater works, books, and more. libguides.cjh.org/c.php?g=980042&p=7087096