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Jewish Culture with Chutzpah

The Kadimah is Australia’s beating heart of Yiddish culture.


לכבוד יידיש און דער יידישער קולטור

.די קדימה איז דאָס קלאַפּנדיקע האַרץ פֿון דער ייִדיש-ייִדישער קולטור


Upcoming Events

Nov 10 all-day
12:00 am
The Kadimah, Sholem Aleichem College, the Bund, SKIF and the Penina Zylberman Foundation will co-present the second instalment of Yiddish For Everyone. Catering[...]
6:00 pm
Were you involved in the Kadimah’s production in 1998? Did you see the show? Come along, watch highlights, reminisce, catch up with[...]
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Europe’s favourite Yiddish Diva Bente Kahan is back in Australia and will join writer Arnold Zable for a memorable evening of storytelling[...]
6:00 pm
Launching the newly refurbished Habonim Hall, 22-piece avant-garde funk, electronic, klezmer dance ensemble founded by Simon Starr and Willy Zygier, YID!, will[...]

Regular Events

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

Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Our continuing beginners Yiddish class for those who can read and write. Fun, engaging classes with an emphasis on communication. 9 Week[...]
6:30 pm
Yiddish classes using songs, poems and idioms to improve you Mame Loshn – with Tomi Kalinski 6 Week Term starting on Monday[...]
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Are you yearning to hear and read Yiddish? Then come to the Kadimah!  For those who can’t get enough of fine Yiddish[...]
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
A Yiddish class for those continuing from Yiddish Alef or for those with some experience. Students need to be able to read[...]
Kathleen Syme Community Centre
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
A beginners Yiddish class suitable for those who are new to Yiddish or those who have some experience but need to learn[...]
Kathleen Syme Community Centre
Aug 21 @ 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
8:00 pm
Are you yearning to hear and read Yiddish? Then come to the Kadimah!  Our Leyn Kreyz welcome readers and listeners every Wednesday evening from 8:00PM[...]
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
4:00 pm
Space of Wonder, facilitated by Director Romi Kupfer, will run Theatre Workshops for children who are interested in theatre, creativity and performance.[...]
Sholem Aleichem College

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

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