Mazel Tov, Jan!


Courtesy of UC Website

Mazel Tov to Chicago YIVO Board Member Jan Schwarz who has just published a new translation of Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman stories in Danish!

Professor Schwarz is a Senior Lecturer in Yiddish Studies at the University of Chicago. A native of Denmark, he earned a Cand. Mag. in Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature at University of Copenhagen, and a Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies at Columbia University. He has recently returned to Chicago after several months spent doing research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Public presentations scheduled for Metro Chicago:

1/24/10 @ 2 PM

Porfolk: Portraits of Married Couples in Yiddish Literature

(Details: Renaissance Center at the University of Chicago)

2/14/10 @ 2:30 PM

Tevye’s Jewish Stand Up Comedy

(Details: Chicago Limmud)


Click HERE for photos from Professor Schwarz’s April ’09 Chicago YIVO presentation Great Yiddish Writers.

One Response to “Mazel Tov, Jan!”

  1. rivka schiller Says:

    Mazl tov, Jan! Es kumt dir a groysn yasher koyekh! YIVO hot mir shoyn gezogt az zey veln bashteln dayn bukh farn bibliotek.

    Aldosguts farn nay-yor (2010),

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