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Yiddish Book Center

  • 1021 West St. Map It
  • Amherst
  • Library/Archive

Updated 12/23/2013

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Founded in 1980 by Aaron Lansky, this nonprofit organization has become a major force in the effort to preserve the Yiddish language and Jewish culture, by rescuing over 1 million Yiddish books that would otherwise have been lost. Built in 1997 on the campus of Hampshire College, the center is housed in a split-roof building that resembles a cluster of houses in a traditional Eastern European shtetl, or village. Inside, a contemporary space contains more than 100,000 books, a kosher dining room, and a visitor center with changing exhibits.

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1021 West St., Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002, United States

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  • $8
  • Apr.–Oct., Sun.–Fri. 10–4; Nov.–Mar., weekdays 10–4

Updated 12/23/2013


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