The University of Manitoba welcomes Dr. Itay Binyamin Zutra, I. L. Peretz Folk School Yiddish Teaching Fellow. During his two-year appointment, starting in July 2012, Dr. Zutra will teach Yiddish and develop appreciation and cultural awareness at two academic institutions in the city and in the Winnipeg community at large. His work will strengthen the existing Yiddish cultural life in Winnipeg, including the activities of The Next Generation and Etz Chayim Yiddish Groups, the UNESCO-recognized Winnipeg Yiddish Women's Reading Circle, The Winnipeg Jewish Radio Hour, and the Mameloshen Festival. Thus, this unique fellowship builds on the city of Winnipeg's tradition as a centre of Yiddish life and will contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Yiddish language and culture.
Dr. Zutra will:
The Judaic Studies Program at the University of Manitoba is pleased to offer this fellowship in cooperation with Winnipeg's Jewish high school, the Gray Academy of Jewish Education, and the I. L. Peretz Folk School Endowment Trust.