Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of accommodations are available?
Yiddish Farm students will live on-site in bungalows with bathrooms and showers.
2. How does a typical day look?
6:30 - 7:00 : Breakfast
7:00 - 11:00 : Farm and household chores
11:30-12:15 : Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 : Language Class
2:45 - 3:00 : Break
3:00 - 4:45 : Language Class
4:45 - 5:15 : Books on tape
5:15 - 5:45 : Sing-along
6:00 - 6:45 : Dinner
6:45 - 7:00 : Journaling
7:00 - 8:45 : Yiddish cultural activity
|6:30 - 7:00||Breakfast/animal chores|
|7:00 - 7:30||Yiddish singing|
|7:30 - 11:00||Farm/household chores/lunch preparation|
|11:00 - 12:00||Lunch/discussion|
|12:00 - 1:30||Naptime|
|1:30 - 3:00||Grammar Class|
|3:00 - 4:00||Writing|
|4:00 - 5:30||Literature/theater|
|5:30 - 6:15||Food prep/animals|
|6:15 - 7:15||Music|
|7:15 - 8:15||Dinner|
|8:15 - 9:45||Evening activity|
3. What kind of food do we eat?
All Yiddish farm meals are prepared on-site and follow three principles:
A. We try to eat as much from the farm as possible.
B. Although we eat meat, there are always multiple options for vegetarians.
C. Everything is strictly kosher (we follow all hashgachos except Triangle K, Tablet K, and K).
4. Do I have to work on the farm?
We believe that working on the farm is an important part of the Yiddish Farm experience as well as critical to the cultivation of community. On the farm, participants put their Yiddish to use and learn about organic agriculture. That said, there are chores and projects that do not require a person to work outside, such as making signs, canning/pickling, and cooking. People who don't wish to work outside will be assigned different jobs. If you are interested in learning Yiddish, but not in farming, please indicate this before the beginning of the program so that we can plan properly.
5. What are weekends like?
There will be traditional shabbos services and festive meals on Friday night and Saturday. All classes that take place during the Sabbath will be shabbos-friendly, which means no writing or computers. We try to create an atmosphere that is comfortable for people of various backgrounds, while adhering to modern Orthodox Jewish law. For more information on Sabbath observance at Yiddish Farm, feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Must I speak Yiddish the entire time?
Students are expected to speak Yiddish throughout the program. Before coming, students should complete the 10 lessons on www.yiddishpop.com. These free interactive lessons will give students the necessary tools to communicate in Yiddish from the first day of the program.
7. How do I sign up?