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YIDDISH page 51

40,000 members around the
country and strives to foster
Jewish identity and partici-
pation in Jewish life through
Yiddish and Jewish culture
and education.
"Yiddish was the language
spoken by Jewish immigrants
from Eastern Europe, and it
was dying during it's first few
years in America because
there was this notion, 'How
soon can we become Ameri-
canized?' " said Chava Lapin-
Reich, national director for
culture and education at the
Workmen's Circle. "But now,
Jews in America have gone
back and said, 'Look what
we've nearly lost.' "
"Today, our major charge
is to support Yiddish because
we cannot allow the language

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to die. The Workmen's Circle
works to preserves itself
through Yiddish and pre-
serves Yiddish as a culture."
The Workmen's Circle Ed-
ucational Center in Oak Park
offers a secular approach to
teaching children about Jew-
ish history, holidays, customs
and ethics and maintains
Yiddish as a major compo-
nent. It also has adult class-
es, lectures and a book club,
all in Yiddish.
"Yiddish has been ailing for
a long time," Ms. Lapin-Re-
ich said. "But there are more
university students studying
Yiddish, and its literature is
being translated into English
and Hebrew — that's not dy-
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dent Daniel arap Moi of
Kenya arrived in Israel for a
state visit that is slated to
culminate in a trade agree-
ment.
During the trip, the Ke-
nyan president's first visit to
Israel, Mr. Moi is expected to
travel throughout the coun-
try to view the latest devel-
opments in Israeli
agriculture and industry.
The visit marks warmer
ties between Israel and

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