New Yiddish course offered at SFSU

The Jewish Studies Department at San Francisco State University is offering a new course in Yiddish culture for the spring 2011 semester.

Titled “Yiddish History, Literature and Society,” the course covers the literary and social background of Yiddish culture and its relationship to Jewish and American history. The course will be taught in English, using historic texts in translation.

The San Francisco Bay Area branch of the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California helped finance the course. Enrollment is open to all SFSU students and to non-matriculating community members who arrange to study through SFSU College of Extended Learning’s Open University, Eldercollege or the Over-60 Degree Program.

For information, call (415) 338-6075, visit www.sfsu.cel.edu or e-mail sfsucel@sfsu.edu.