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I didn’t know this place existed, and I hardly would have expected a place dedicated to preserving... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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Very Interesting Window into a Language and Culture

Had a very enjoyable visit to the Yiddish Book Center on the beautiful Hampshire College campus... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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The Book Center’s 37,000-square-foot heymish-modern building in Amherst, MA, is a lebedike velt – a lively world – featuring an open Yiddish book repository, theatres, art galleries, museum exhibitions about Yiddish language and culture, and...more
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know this place existed, and I hardly would have expected a place dedicated to preserving Yiddish literature, language and culture would be in New England, yet here it is in a lovely spacious building. The intro film could be way better, but that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Had a very enjoyable visit to the Yiddish Book Center on the beautiful Hampshire College campus. Inside the very attractive building we saw a short film that tells the story of how one man's search for Yiddish books to read lead to the creation of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I love the fact that the actress, Molly Pican's poster is located right inside the Book Center, she happens to be my "late" mother-in-law's cousin, Esther Fanny Rosenthal!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were with family and friends attending an afternoon concert that was part of their annual Yidstock Festival, We had a chance to look around at the book collections and also the special exhibits. It's a fascinating place with an interesting history, so unique. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

The Yiddish Book Center is a treasure. Visitors can learn not only about the history of Yiddish literature, but about the more recent history of collecting the world's remaining Yiddish Books. It is informative, powerful, and leaves visitors with a profound sense of having just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Dedicated to preserving the dying language of Yiddish, but also paying tribute to Jewish immigrants and their culture, this is a most interesting place. They have row after row of books written in Yiddish and also some old films from Yiddish entertainers. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

An amazing collection of old books that are being given a new 'life'. Great story of how one man's interest has turned into a packed library with a multitude of programing. This library supports the revival of, and interest in, the Yiddish language. You don't...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing what one little idea can grow into! Impressive all around; facility, garden walk, books and exhibits. A lot to absorb and learn.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Good overview of Yiddish history and great assortment of books. Very nice and peacefull surroundings.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank PortlandRoss
Reviewed 21 May 2017

For years I've been wanting to come here and finally did today. The Yiddish Book Center far surpassed my expectations. I had no idea it offered so many fabulous programs, had such an astonishing repository of Yiddish books and was collecting them from all over...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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