Dovid Katz: Online Courses, Lectures & Seminars (2024)

Topics Available

Notes on professional availability

Books in the works (looking for publishers!)

Scholar-on-board (for Lithuania, and when possible, Belarus)



Private engagements for on-site seminars, lectures, intensive mini-courses and scholar-on-board assignments in Vilnius (and its region). Seating for up to 50 in private Vilnius mini-museum of Litvak and Yiddish culture. Inquiries.



Jan.-Dec. 2023: scholar-on-board for diverse international groups visiting Lithuania (and when possible — Belarus)

Oct.-Dec. 2023: Yiddish courses on Bashevis Singer and London Yiddish Literature (online at Workmens Circle)

May 2023: Lithuania specialist for the Workmens Circle’s Jewish Journey to Eastern Europe

Jan. 2023: History of the Yiddish Language (online at Yivo)

Jan. 2023: final sessions of 2022-2023 fall-winter semester (online at Workmens Circle)


Courses (in Yiddish) online at the Workmens Circle: Spring 2022; Summer 2022; Fall-Winter 2022

Jan. 2022 course (in English) online at Yivo winter program; May 2022: Scholar-on-board in Vilnius


Courses Taught

Recent Publications

Yiddish Cultural Dictionary

2022:  Documentary film, ‘Rewriting History’ (2012) now on youtube


Some Recorded Online Seminars & Lectures:

Meyer Grunberg & Isaac Simon’s “Two Tall Jews Show” (15 June 2022, recorded Jan. 2022):

On Yiddish Literature, Language, and Defending Historical Truths

German government’s Histopod series, vol. 8: interview by Annika Brockschmidt (26 November 2021):

Commemorating the Holocaust in Lithuania

Claims Conference interview by Ruediger Mahlo (15 August 2021):

Denying History: On Holocaust Reception in Lithuania

Kadimah Cultural Centre and National Library in Melbourne, Australia (10 August 2021):

What are the Dialects of Yiddish?

Interview by Lithuanian playwright Marius Ivaškevičius (8 August 2021 video posting of 20 March 2017 interview):

Discourse on the Lithuanian Holocaust

Kadimah Cultural Centre and National Library in Melbourne, Australia (22 July 2021):

The Past, Present and Future of Yiddish

Committee for Yiddish at the UJA Federation in Toronto, Canada (18 July 2021):

My Three-Decade Search for the Last Litvaks in their Land (in Yiddish)

 New York Workmen’s Circle Yiddish Language Series with Kolya Borodulin (2 May 2021):

The Era of Proletpen in New York Yiddish Poetry (through the eyes of my father Menke Katz (in Yiddish)

Kiever Shul (Toronto, Canada) program by Raquel and Marinka Yossiffon  (25 April 2021):

Where Yiddish Laughs and Cries: 30th Yórtsayt of Poet Menke Katz

 Leyvik House’s online event in honor of the publication of Einstein from Svir and Other Yiddish Short Stories and the book’s Leyb Rubinlicht Award for 2020 (27 December 2020):

Leyvik House Book Launch and Rubinlicht Award

Lecture at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, Australia (9 December 2020):

Writing the Holocaust Out of History (without denying a single death)

Interview hosted on Yiddish with Noyekh and Gustavo (6 December 2020):

On Chapter One of Chaim Grade’s Tsemakh Atlas: Di Yeshive (in Yiddish)

Interview hosted on Yiddish with Noyekh and Gustavo (30 November 2020):

On My Father, the Poet Menke Katz (in Yiddish)

Interview with Loic Salfati as addendum to his film Secrets of the Great Vilna Synagogue (draft of part 1; at timecode 48:31; posted 26 October 2020):

Who was the Gaon of Vilna?

Tord Bjork’s webinar series (Stockholm, Sweden, 26 October 2020):

Double Genocide Revisionism and 21st Century Holocaust Reductionism

Series of Five Webinars at the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre (28 July and 4, 11, 18 and 25 August 2020):

(1) The Litvaks on the Stage of Jewish History

(2) The Yiddish Language

(3) Why is the Lithuanian Holocaust So Controversial?

(4) My 30 Years on the Road Looking for the Last Litvaks in their Lands

(5) Synthesis, Questions & Discussion

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