Yiddish Vinkl with Miriam Borden
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Herring - The national fish of Yiddishland Herring has filled Jewish hearts, minds, and bellies for centuries, and has been described by writer Michael Wex as the "national fish of Yiddishland" But what, if anything, is Yiddish "or indeed Jewish" about herring? What accounts for herring's perennial popularity in our contemporary consciousness? And what is green, hangs on the wall, and whistles? Why is the ocean salty? Discover these answers on Thursday December 6th at noon 

Miriam Borden is a researcher, Yiddish translator and tour guide of Kensington Market with the Ontario Jewish Archives. She has a B.A. in Jewish studies, an M.A. in Yiddish, and is a PhD. student in Yiddish at the University of Toronto. She was on the Dean's list in 2013 and 2017. She has received awards from the Granovsky - Gluskin Graduate Scholarship in Jewish Studies, the Bella and Solomon Shek Award in Yiddish Literature, and the Dr. Fred Weinberg Memorial Scholarship in Jewish Studies twice.She has written about 20th century Jewish Torontonian culture in the Canadian Yiddish press, and in the Canadian Jewish News, and curated two exhibitions on Yiddish at the University of Toronto, Robarts Library Discovering the Mame-loshn: The hidden world of Yiddishand most recently, Komets-alef: o Back to School at the Yiddish Kheyder. Last year she was the co-ordinator for the Committee for Yiddish at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

Yiddish Vinkl Toronto
Wander down old Spadina Avenue the street that author Matt Cohen once called the "cosmic spine" of the Toronto Jewish community. Learn about the history of the community, its social, religious, political life. 

The Yiddish Vinkl is a warm, cozy, heymish group of people who are interested in subjects related to the Yiddish language and culture. Everyone is welcome. Our programs are conducted primarily in English. Knowledge of the Yiddish language is by no means necessary to have a great time!! Membership is free. We meet at the Free Times Cafe, where one can indulge in a delicious buffet lunch which includes Judy's delicious latkes and blintzes. It is a memorable time amongst friends new and old.

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