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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

7:30 pm
“Az got vil shtrofn an am-orets, leygt er im a loshn-koydesh-vort in moyl arayn.” “When god wants to punish an ignorant person,[...]
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7:00 pm
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to take part in a one-off improv theatre workshop led by the multilingual, multi-talented Tal Hever-Chybowski, the director of[...]
The Kadimah
7:00 pm
The AGM of Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library will be held on 14th May at 7pm at the Kadimah. All[...]
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Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
5:00 pm
Yiddish-Jewish cooking class and a Yiddish talk. More details coming soon…
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5:00 pm
Literary portraits by Yiddish writers of wonderfully diverse, courageous and often revolutionary women through the millennia are the focus of Kadimah’s popular[...]
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Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
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Regular Events

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

Apr 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
Fun, engaging classes with lots of songs, poems and activities that will have you speaking and understanding Yiddish fast. No experience necessary.[...]
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10:00 am
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[...]
7:00 pm
Fun, engaging classes with lots of songs, poems and activities that will have you speaking and understanding Yiddish fast. No experience necessary.[...]
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Event Reviews

In One Voice 2018 Review

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

In One Night 2018 In Review

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

A Night To Remember: The Ghetto Cabaret

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

A Zeyde Like No Other – Yankev Waislitz On The World Stage

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

News and Community

Beginners’ Yiddish Classes Term 2

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Yiddish Superstar Tal Hever-Chybowski is coming to Melbourne in May

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Community Herb Garden

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Beginners’ Yiddish Classes

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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