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Very Interesting Window into a Language and Culture

Had a very enjoyable visit to the Yiddish Book Center on the beautiful Hampshire College campus... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffrey C B
The place is loaded with wonderfully smart people.

I love the fact that the actress, Molly Pican's poster is located right inside the Book Center, she... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Amy D
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The Book Center’s 37,000-square-foot heymish-modern building in Amherst, MA, is a lebedike velt – a lively world – featuring an open Yiddish book repository, theatres, art galleries, museum exhibitions about Yiddish language and culture, and...more
1021 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-3375
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable visit to the Yiddish Book Center on the beautiful Hampshire College campus. Inside the very attractive building we saw a short film that tells the story of how one man's search for Yiddish books to read lead to the creation of...More

1  Thank Jeffrey C B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I love the fact that the actress, Molly Pican's poster is located right inside the Book Center, she happens to be my "late" mother-in-law's cousin, Esther Fanny Rosenthal!

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were with family and friends attending an afternoon concert that was part of their annual Yidstock Festival, We had a chance to look around at the book collections and also the special exhibits. It's a fascinating place with an interesting history, so unique. They...More

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The Yiddish Book Center is a treasure. Visitors can learn not only about the history of Yiddish literature, but about the more recent history of collecting the world's remaining Yiddish Books. It is informative, powerful, and leaves visitors with a profound sense of having just...More

Thank sslansky
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Dedicated to preserving the dying language of Yiddish, but also paying tribute to Jewish immigrants and their culture, this is a most interesting place. They have row after row of books written in Yiddish and also some old films from Yiddish entertainers. There is a...More

Thank LHA2013
Reviewed 5 June 2017

An amazing collection of old books that are being given a new 'life'. Great story of how one man's interest has turned into a packed library with a multitude of programing. This library supports the revival of, and interest in, the Yiddish language. You don't...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing what one little idea can grow into! Impressive all around; facility, garden walk, books and exhibits. A lot to absorb and learn.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Good overview of Yiddish history and great assortment of books. Very nice and peacefull surroundings.

Thank PortlandRoss
Reviewed 22 May 2017

For years I've been wanting to come here and finally did today. The Yiddish Book Center far surpassed my expectations. I had no idea it offered so many fabulous programs, had such an astonishing repository of Yiddish books and was collecting them from all over...More

1  Thank LiveWell300
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Wonderful experience. Great history lesson. Friendly staff. Do not miss. Very Knowledgeable on all subjects.

Thank Andy H
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Response from Judith G | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There is a lovely concert hall indoors.