The YIVO Jewish Culture Series was developed by Riverdale Temple in partnership with the YIVO Institute for Educational Research (YIVO.org) in 2011. The YIVO is a Jewish cultural institution known for its world renowned library and archive of Jewish history and culture. Headquartered in New York City at the Center For Jewish History, it is one of the world’s most important resources on Jewish life and history in Europe; Yiddish language, literature, and folklore; the Holocaust; and the American Jewish immigrant experience.
The YIVO Jewish Culture Series at Riverdale Temple draws its presenters from the extensive network of scholars affiliated with the YIVO. The events are open to the broader community.
“We are delighted with the success of YIVO’s Jewish Culture Series at Riverdale Temple. The overwhelming response to these lectures and events demonstrates the great need for substantive programming about Jewish history and culture for the public.” —Jonathan Brent, YIVO Executive Director