By Jenni Frazer
A New York City Council member has proposed opening a dual-language Yiddish-English programme in a city public school.
Mark Levine, who represents parts of upper Manhattan and is the chair of the City Council’s Jewish Caucus, is working to open the programme in a kindergarten classroom in autumn 2020, according to the Forward.
The secular Yiddish-language programme would be the only one of its kind in the United States.
Levine told the Forward: “I’ve been inspired by young activists who are looking to keep this language alive, and keep its literature and theatre and culture alive by passing it on to the next generation”.