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Ina Rae Levine

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Review for National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was born into a Yiddish speaking household 67 years ago and grew up understanding most Yiddish. At 5 years of age my grandmother died and I was told that we don't speak Yiddish anymore. I even had to take elocution classes to correct my syntax and V's and W's. As I got older my other grandmother taught me to read the Yiddish newspaper. I forgot that too.

At 62 years of age I decided I wanted to learn Yiddish. My classes at the local shul lasted about a year and because of financing they were canceled. I have since been studying on the net with books from the National Yiddish Book Center and their magazine. I just wish the Book Center were closer to Tucson, AZ

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am able to read Yiddish books in Yiddish with the help of a dictionary.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Send them to Tucson, AZ

Role:  Donor & Began studying Yiddish on my own.