YIVO-Bard Programs

Bard has an affiliation with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which was established in Vilna (then Wilno, Poland and today Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1925 as the first institution devoted to scholarship in Yiddish, the traditional vernacular language of European Jewry, and about the history and culture of Yiddish-speaking communities.


Located since 1940 in New York and today part of the Center for Jewish History, YIVO houses the world’s largest research collections on East European Jewry as well as important resources for the study of American Jewish history and the Holocaust. You can read more about the history of YIVO in the link below.


Bard co-sponsors a number of YIVO’s academic programs: