Yiddish Book Center Tour
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
$60 (does not include lunch)
Meet in hotel lobby at 9am, the ride to the Yiddish Book Center is about an hour and forty minutes.
On the 90 minute guided tour of the Yiddish Book Center’s exhibits visitors will discover the whole of Yiddish literature; learn about the Yiddish language; encounter the stories of three immigrant families told through words, pictures, and artifacts; experience the world of rural Jews in 1912-1914; glimpse life in the American Jewish home; explore a Yiddish print shop; watch classic Yiddish film clips; listen to vintage Yiddish radio; see permanent and visiting exhibits, and more.
The Center was founded to rescue Yiddish books—in the process, also rescuing a literature and culture that had been in danger of disappearing. The Yiddish Book Center is a recipient of the National Medal for Museums and Libraries, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries.
Visitors will have 30 minutes after the tour to explore on their own and then an hour to purchase and eat lunch off-site, a 5 minute walk.
NOTE: This tour will only run with 21 or more attendees. Registrations are not refundable (except in the event of tour cancellation by AJS), but are transferable.
9am Meet hotel lobby
11am Tour of Yiddish Book Center
12:30pm Tour ends, individuals explore Center
1pm Leave for lunch
2pm Leave for hotel
4pm Arrive back at Sheraton Boston