Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

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The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

The Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits; two performance halls with a year-round schedule of educational programs, concerts (including the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music), films, and events; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books.

The Center is open Sunday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public tours are offered Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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  • 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 Yid...  more »
  • 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 r...  more »
  • Amazing what one little idea can grow into! Impressive all around; facility, garden walk, books and exhibits. A lot to absorb and learn.  more »
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  • Lovely place for yiddish speakers kids and adults.
  • Beautiful space with interesting displays of a rare Yiddish Linotype machine and other old printing presses, Jewish history exhibits, many old and beautiful Yiddish books, event spaces, a children's book area, and beautiful grounds with gardens to walk, sit and enjoy, or picnic at. Well worth the visit whether or not you're interested in Yiddish books, even if you just want to enjoy the grounds and interesting architecture.
  • Fabulous and unique resource for the pioneer valley and the state as a whole.
  • Incredible collection of Yiddish books, exhibits, and cultural artifacts around Yiddish culture. Great place to bring a school group.
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