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We were with family and friends attending an afternoon concert that was part of their annual... read more

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The Yiddish Book Center is a treasure. Visitors can learn not only about the history of Yiddish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 today

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed September 6, 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 June 4, 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 May 26, 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 May 26, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank PortlandRoss
Reviewed May 21, 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 April 16, 2017

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

Thank Andy H
Reviewed February 14, 2017

A beautiful facility styled like an old Polish getto. An amazing collection of books in Yiddish, many rescued by Aaron Lansky and his wife Gail, from dumpsters. They bring in amazing musical performances, especially klezmer music, and films and plays from an almost lost era....More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This is the most amazing museum, really. A beautiful and innovative architecture by any standard that was built to protect and display the world's largest collection of Yiddish works, woven around the history of their times. An amazing experience for anyone of any religion and...More

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Yes! There is a lovely concert hall indoors.