Students wrote on their anonymous course evaluations forms:

“The grammar lessons have been very clear, the feedback on my work has been helpful, and the activities are fun.”

“It has been really wonderful to share this with my family. I was so excited the first time I saw my mother’s name spelled in Hebrew letters! It was like a connection I never had before. Yiddish also informs my graduate work in urban studies.”

University of Michigan, 2006

“Yiddish 301 was the best Yiddish class I have taken so far and it is truly a showcase for Vera’s talents.”

“Vera is an excellent teacher! She made the material understandable and created a very comfortable atmosphere for her students.”

“I liked how Vera incorporated examples of so many different kinds of texts into the course such as songs, poems, and stories. This was a real treat, since, being beginners, we only had a basic grasp of Yiddish.”

“Vera is an excellent instructor. This was by far one of the most important classes that I have ever taken.”

University of Michigan, 2003

“Vera was an enthusiastic instructor, and did a wonderful job exposing us to various stories and texts. She was very supportive outside of class as well.”

“Vera has an excellent understanding of the cultural complexities underlying Yiddish literature.”

                                                            Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, YIVO-NYU, 2005

“This class was wonderful. The lessons were well prepared, interesting and well balanced.”

“The format of this class was outstanding: a good variety, well structured, well thought out, and well taught!”

University of Washington, 1999