Yiddish cinema, theatre and music

NCJF – National Center for Jewish Film. Nonprofit motion picture archive for Jewish and Yiddish films.

IMAJ - Institut de la Mémoire Audiovisuelle Juive.

Cinematographie des Holocaust Website of the Fritz Bauer Institute. Database of more than 1700 films (all types) about the Shoah (German/English).

Robert and Molly Friedman Jewish Sound Archive. Musical research library, collection of approx. 5,300 Judaic and Yiddish sound recordings.

Read Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimbletts introduction to Zborowski’s and Herzog’s Life is with People.

Yiddish Theatre scripts in the American Variety Stage, Popular Entertainment 1870-1920-database of the Library of Congress.

Actualité du Yiddish Article in French on Yiddish cinema as well as on translating Yiddish.

Where to purchase Yiddish Films:

NCJF - National Center for Jewish Film



Infomedia Judaica, Ltd.


Websites of Yiddish/Jewish interest

Yiddishweb: Website of Maison de la culture yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem (French/Yiddish/English)
News of Parais Yiddish Center-Medem library (English).

Der bavebter Yid (Yiddish).

Dos yidishe kol. Yiddish-language radio (Yiddish/English):

Yiddish Radio Project (English/Yiddish)

Shtetl - Yiddish Language and Culture

Virtual Shtetl. – Information about more than 1700 shtetls (English/Polish)

haGalil. Jews, Judaism and Jewish life (German)

Der Forverts. The Jewish Daily Forward. Once the most read Yiddish newspaper in the USA.

Yiddish Summer Schools:

Yiddish Summer Weimar

Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture, New York City:

Maison de Culture Yiddish, Bibliothèque Medem, Paris:

Vilnius Yiddish Institute

Far Eastern Research Center for Jewish Culture and Yiddish, Birobidzhan

Jewish Museums

Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel

Dansk Jødisk Museum, Copenhague, Danmark

Jewish Museum London, London, Great Britain

Joods historisch museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jüdisches Museum Berlin , Berlin, Germany

Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Jüdisches Museum Hohenems , Hohenems, Austria

Jüdisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria

Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, France

Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich, Warsaw, Poland

National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA

The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens, Greece

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

Židovskĕ Muzeum z Praze, Prague, Czech Republic


IMDB - International Movie Database

Jewish Encyclopedia. Website containig the complete contents of the 12-volume edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia originally published 1901-1906.