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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

7:00 pm
Es un Fres, Kuk un Cook! Join the incomparable Dr Eve Jochnowitz – Yiddish culinary academic, lecturer, author, blogger and “Chocolate Lady”[...]
Tigel Residence, 26A Shoobra Rd, Elsternwick
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Milkhik, Fleyshik, Pareve un Vegan: Esn in der Yidisher Traditsye un Dimyen (Milk, Meat, Neutral and Vegan: Food in the Jewish Tradition and[...]
Kadimah
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[...]
Kadimah
7:00 pm
The Kadimah is thrilled to present The Bashevis Singers Album Launch and Show, promising to be a magical night of Yiddish song[...]
Memo Music Hall
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
More details coming soon…
Kadimah
7:00 pm
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Kadimah
7:00 pm
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Kadimah
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Q&A session at 6:30 – 7:30. More details coming soon…
TheatreWorks

Regular Events

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

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
May 28 @ 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.[...]
Kadimah
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[...]

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

Event Reviews

Tal Hever-Chybowski Yiddish Talk: Loshn-koydesh in yidish, oder vos tut men dermit?

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The Storyteller Book Launch Review by Australian Jewish News

April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

In One Voice 2018 Review

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

In One Night 2018 In Review

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

News and Community

Yiddish Winter Intensive, July 9th – 20th

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

David Burstin Honoured with Life Membership

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Menashe Released on JIFF Video on Demand!

May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Children’s Drama Classes Term 2

May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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