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CELEBRATING AND SHARING YIDDISH LANGUAGE AND JEWISH CULTURE

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Jewish Culture with Chutzpah

The Kadimah is Australia’s beating heart of Yiddish culture. For more than a hundred years, the Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library has operated as a secular Jewish organisation devoted to the preservation and promotion of Yiddish language and culture. The Kadimah’s activities include running Yiddish language and conversation classes, producing Yiddish-themed theatre productions, cabarets, concerts and literary events, hosting lectures and comedy nights and running youth drama classes. Kadimah is also home to Australia’s largest Yiddish library and archive and co-presents the annual In One Voice Jewish Culture Street Festival.

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לכבוד יידיש און דער יידישער קולטור

די קדימה איז דאָס קלאַפּנדיקע האַרץ פֿון דער ייִדיש-ייִדישער קולטור.  במשך פֿון מער ווי הונדערט יאָר, איז דער קדימה קולטור צענטער און נאַציאָנאַלע ביבליאָטעק געווען טעטיק ווי אַ וועלטלעכע, ייִדישע אָרגאַניזאַציע איבערגעגעבן צום פֿלעגן און פּראָטעזשירן פֿון דער ייִדישער שפּראַך און קולטור.  די אַקטיוויטעטן בײַ דער קדימה באַשטייען פֿון ייִדישע שפּראַך, ליטעראַטור און געשפּרעך קלאַסן, אויפֿפֿירונגען פֿון טעאַטער מיט ייִדישע טעמעס, קאַבאַרעטן און קאָנצערטן מיט ייִדישע לידער, ווי אויך אַ יוגנט דראַמע קלאַס, ליטעראַרישע אָוונטן, גאַסט רעפֿעראַטן, קאָמעדיע פֿאַרוויילונגען, אַ ייִדישער ראַדיאָ פּראָגראַם, און נאָך און נאָך.  די קדימה פֿאַרמאָגט אויך די גרעסטע ייִדיש-ייִדישע ביבליאָטעק און ייִדישע אַרכיוון אין אויסטראַליע.  עס איז אויך דער קאָ-פּרעזענטירער פֿון דעם יערלעכן “אין איין קול”, ייִדישן קולטור פֿעסטיוואַל.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Kadimah and Sholem Aleichem College are proud to introduce this wonderful new group! Bring your ayniklekh and join us for a play,[...]
Sholem Aleichem College Senior Campus
7:00 pm
The Kadimah is excited to present the long-awaited album launch and show of Melbourne’s Yiddish folk darlings The Bashevis Singers. Expect a magical[...]
Memo Music Hall
6:30 pm
Inspired by S. Anky’s seminal play The Dybbuk, theatre maker Samara Hersch has created Dybbuks, a contemporary feminist version of the dybbuk myth that evokes the many[...]
Kadimah
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Kadimah and Sholem Aleichem College are proud to introduce this wonderful new group! Bring your ayniklekh and join us for a play,[...]
Sholem Aleichem College Senior Campus
7:00 pm
“Bente Kahan is THE diva of Jewish music” – Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Germany The Kadimah proudly presents one of Europe’s greatest singers of Jewish[...]
Kadimah
7:00 pm
Bente Kahan, Europe’s foremost interpreter of Yiddish song, presents her only Master Class in Melbourne. Her multi-lingual abilities are a thing of wonder.[...]
Kadimah
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Q&A session at 6:30 – 7:30. More details coming soon…
TheatreWorks
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Kadimah and Sholem Aleichem College are proud to introduce this wonderful new group! Bring your ayniklekh and join us for a play,[...]
Sholem Aleichem College Senior Campus

Regular Events

The Kadimah runs a number of regular events such as reading and Shmooz groups.

Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
The Kadimah National Library, which holds the largest collection of Yiddish books, periodicals, reference, audio and video materials in Australia, is open[...]
The Kadimah
7:45 pm
Are you yearning to hear and read Yiddish? Then come to the Kadimah!  Our Leynkraiz welcome readers and listeners every Wednesday evening from 7.45PM. For[...]
Kadimah
Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
1:30 pm
This relaxed Smooz group is open to all. Come along and join the fun every Monday. No need to book. Times may[...]
The Kadimah
6:30 pm
Did you grow up with a bit of Yiddish and want to reconnect? Kadimah is starting a new beginner’s class for those[...]
Kadimah

For more information about regular events and library opening times, please click here.

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