YUGNTRUF-YOUTH FOR YIDDISH INC

Youth for Yiddish

aka Yugntruf   |   New York, NY   |  www.yugntruf.org

Mission

For more than five decades, Yugntruf - Youth for Yiddish has encouraged the active use of Yiddish among young people around the world. Founded in 1964 by renowned Yiddish linguist Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter, Yugntruf (“call to youth" in Yiddish) began as a way for college-aged Yiddish speakers to interact in a social and cultural Yiddish environment outside the classroom.  Today Yugntruf – Youth for Yiddish encourages the spread and use of Yiddish as a living language among young people here and abroad, and promotes greater recognition of Yiddish as a living, modern language of the Jewish people, not as a cultural relic of bygone times.

Ruling year info

1968

Chair; Publisher, Kinderloshn

Mr. Jordan Kutzik

Main address

PO Box 596

New York, NY 10276 USA

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EIN

13-6272072

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Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Our programs

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Yidish-vokh ("Yiddish Week")

Yidish-vokh - one-week total immersion Yiddish language summer camp for Yiddish speakers from children, college students and young adults, to families and seniors.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Adults
Children and youth

In 2017, Yugntruf launched Kinder-Loshn Publications (www.kinderloshn.org) to to preserve and make accessible a trove of forgotten Yiddish children's literature, as well as new Yiddish/English children's books.
Printed in new bilingual editions, with updated Yiddish fonts, vocabulary, and spelling, and attractive new illustrations, Kinder-Loshn's Yiddish/English children's books are cultural and educational resources for countless English-/Yiddish-speaking children, parents, teachers/professors, and students, as well as kindergartens, schools, universities, and adult Yiddish reading circles.
In 2021, Kinder-Loshn published our first Yiddish/English edition: Solomon Simon's "Dos Kluge Shnayderl" ("The Clever Little Tailor"). Kinder-Loshn will publish bilingual editions of Jenny Kjaebro's preschool picture book, "Uh-oh!" ("Gevald!")in 2022; Max Weinreich's "Der Beyzer Beys" ("The Big Bad Beys")in 2023; and Jacob Glatstein’s young adult book, "Emil and Karl" in 2024.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Adults

Where we work

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YUGNTRUF-YOUTH FOR YIDDISH INC

Board of directors
as of 08/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

JORDAN KUTZIK

NATIONAL YIDDISH BOOK CENTER

Term: 2011 - 2019

YAKOV BLUM

Member

MEENA-LIFSHE VISWANATH

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Jewish/Caucasian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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