A day with Dr. Miriam Isaacs: Yiddish language scholar workshop and lecture

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will host the Yiddish language scholar Dr. Miriam Isaacs for a day-long program on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

In the afternoon, Isaacs will lead a workshop on Yiddish language and culture.  This session will be held in Edwin Duncan Hall, Room 102 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP at (828) 262-2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu for the luncheon.

In the evening, she will discuss the poetry and songs of Holocaust survivors. This lecture is free and open to the public and will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. in Beacon Heights, Room 417  in the Plemmons Student Union.

Isaacs is an independent scholar in the fields of Yiddish language and culture, heritage languages and translation. Isaacs, a retired affiliate visiting associate professor of Yiddish language and culture at the University of Maryland College Park, has done extensive work on the Yiddish song holdings from the DP Camps in the Benjamin Stonehill Oral History Collection and will focus on the results of her studies in the evening lecture. For more information, please contact the Center at (828) 262-2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.


About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.

Dr. Miriam Isaacs. Photo submitted.
Published: Oct 3, 2019 9:37am