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Raised by 89 people in 34 months
My name is Avi Hoffman and  I was recently inducted into the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame.  I have spent most of my long career in the field of Jewish entertainment and Holocaust awareness.

Now, I need your help!

The definition of 'YIDDISHKAYT'  is JEWISHNESS. 

The YIDDISHKAYT INITIATIVE  supports 
 the Preservation, Promotion, Presentation and Production of EVERYTHING related to JEWISH ARTS AND CULTURE.

Our incredibly rich Culture is thousands of years old, and for the first time in our long history a majority of Jews feel 'unconnected' and 'unaffiliated' in any way to their Jewishness.

YIDDISHKAYT INITIATIVE has been formed to create a new GLOBAL FORUM for the celebration of Jewish Education and Culture, appealing to Jews and non-Jews alike. 



My mother, Professor Miriam Hoffman, is a world renowned expert on YIDDISHKAYT.

A recently retired Professor of Yiddish language and culture at Columbia University, she is a successful author, journalist and playwright. 
TZUZAMEN (Together) we have created the Yiddishkayt Initiative for the purpose of reintroducing the depth of Jewish culture to current and future Generations of Jews and non-Jews of ALL AGES. 

YIDDISHKAYT is experiencing a WORLDWIDE RENAISSANCE.

With your support, we can create a GLOBAL PORTAL to pursue, present and promote that Rennaisance through educational and cultural projects -
Theatre, Film, Music, Comedy, Art, Social Media and so many other contemporary mainstream expressions - to reinvigorate and support those who are on the forefront of Jewish cultural expression and education.


In an age where small contributions by many people can change the world, I am full of hope that you and your friends will help us.

The number 18 is numerically equal to the Hebrew word Chai - which means Life, so please consider donating at least $18 dollars and giving our Yiddishkayt Initiative the 'Life' it deserves. Give at a higher level and enjoy our gifts as a heartfelt THANK YOU!

We are grateful for any support and for your help in spreading the word. Help us make the global resurgence of Yiddishkayt THRIVE.

A sheynem dank!  Thank you very much!
Avi Hoffman

The Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc.
(A 501(c)3 Public Charity - Fed ID# 47-5631396)
PO Box 9446
Coral Springs, FL 33075-9446

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Consult your tax professional.
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As we prepare for our upcoming So. Florida Concert series of Stars of David ( www.YILoveJewish.org), as well as performances at the upcoming Ashkenaz Festival ( www.Ashkenaz.ca) and the 3rd Annual Int'l Yiddish Theatre Festival in Romania ( www.TesFest.ro) and a full season of events in So. Florida and the USA, we are reaching out again for your continued support.
Help us continue bringing the best of #Yiddishkayt to the world. You can make a MAJOR difference!!!!
Thank you for helping us reach our goal.
Avi Hoffman
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Please help us reach our Festival Fundraising Goals and spread the word.

Mishpukhe is the Yiddish word for Family

My name is Avi Hoffman and I invite you to join me and my Yiddishe Mameh (Mother), internationally renowned Professor Miriam Hoffman, at our Inaugural YiddishFest at the Colony Theatre on Miami Beach for a Heymish (Homey) good time that the entire Mishpukhe will enjoy.

Yiddish is a rich 1000 year old Language

From our contemporary Klezmer concerts with Grammy and Tony award caliber talent to our Yiddishe Tangos, from our FREE PURe IMagination Children’s show, (where we will crown the best costumed Purim Queen and King) to our Reflections Of A Lost Poet (with Spanish and English supertitles) there is something for everyone in our Award-winning concerts, theatre productions, movie screenings and lectures. Laugh and cry at the hit NY show Too Jewish? or explore Making Yiddish Sexy Again at prices everyone can afford.

From $10 for children and students to $18 (Chai) for lectures and screenings to $36 (2Chai) Main Events every presentation will make you feel like a Mensch (A Human Being).

You can save over 60% for a 4 day All Access Pass for 2 or become a VIP Sponsor for special backstage access.

You don’t have to know any Yiddish to Kvell (Be Joyful)

Join our Four day Purim Holiday Cultural Mishegos (Craziness)

We promise that it will be a Mekhaye (A Great Time) for you and your entire Mishpukhe.

Here are more details about our Inaugural YI <3 YiddishFest

Celebrate Purim with the Whole Mishpukhe!!!
YI
www.YiddishFest.org
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Dear Friends of YI:

The new year is just a few days away, but there is still time to make a tax-deductible contribution in time for your 2017 tax return – and make an impact on Jewish life and culture through the Yiddishkayt Initiative.

Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) has become an international force for celebrating and promoting Jewish history, life and culture and its positive and far-reaching impact on the world. From performing arts, publishing and education to language, philosophy and literature, YI offers a global clearinghouse of Jewish culture and entertainment staffed by experts in subject matter and production. We work with Federations, JCCs, synagogues, Hadassah chapters, Hillel chapters, men’s groups, women’s guilds, special interest clubs, youth groups, summer camp programs and educational institutions to make, preserve and promote our precious Jewish culture.

Only a few days remain to take advantage of a deduction for your 2017 tax year. if you would like to MAKE A PAYMENT with a credit card, visit our website at www.gofundme.com/yiddish by December 31, 2017.

Checks may be sent to: Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc., P.O. Box 9446, Coral Springs, FL 33075 and postmarked by Sunday, December 31, 2017 to ensure a potential 2017 tax deduction.

With gratitude and best wishes for a healthy and peaceful New Year!
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I am so proud to announce that our Yiddish production of Death of a Salesman at the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto was an enormous success.

Highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, we had 8 sold out performances and 8 rousing standing ovations.
I will post pictures as soon as they become available.

Now that I have returned home I can proudly announce that with the generous help of a few anonymous donors, we not only reached our goal of $10,000, but far surpassed it to reach a total of $38,887.

I will be continuing this Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre campaign to now raise $100,000 to promote great Yiddish Theatre and culture around the world.

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Raised by 89 people in 34 months
Created July 31, 2016
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Steve and Denise Umans
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We believe our heritage must be preserved.

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Dr. Judi Berson-Levinson
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Laya Seghi
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Very happy to be in the audience for the reading of two yiddish related plays(about I.B.Singer and People) at Gablestage. Wonderful!

PW
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Pauline Winick
4 months ago
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I enjoyed A PEOPLE tonight at GablesStage. I look forward to many future programs as well. Please add me to your mailing list,

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Faye Albert
9 months ago
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We saw the first play reading at Gables Stage and enjoyed it thoroughly.

MW
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Myra Weaver
9 months ago
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I love what you do, and I love what you represent. You bring back so many memories of my family!

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Jerry Glantz
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This is from Jeremy and myself with Love!!

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