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Miri Koral Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture

Coming to America: Miri Koral's Immigrant Story and the Role of Yiddish in Her Life

January 31, 2020

Miri Koral is the Founding Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and a native speaker of Yiddish. She will be facilitating the book discussions for the Yiddish Book Center's "Coming to America" Reading Groups for Public Libraries, starting in February.

Picture L to R: Jackie Waterman, Helen Bialik, Armony Share, Joyce Sindel, Charlotte Gussin-Root, and Arlene Dunaetz

Six Jewish Girls in Boyle Heights

September 16, 2019

“I think it’s a wonderful thing to have this sort of situation occur because a memory is something that can’t be reconstructed after a person has died. And after a community’s elders pass away, they take with them a history that we can’t replicate any other way.