Dov-Ber Kerler holds the Dr. Alice Field Cohn Chair in Yiddish Studies and is Professor of Jewish Studies and Germanic Studies at Indiana University. His main fields of interest are the dialectology, sociology and linguistic analysis of Yiddish. He is the author of The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish (Oxford, 1999) and various papers and articles on Yiddish language, dialectology, and literary history. He is Co-editor of Oxford Yidish – Studies in Yiddish Language, Literature and Folklore (in Yiddish, Oxford 1995), and Yerusholaimer Almanakh, Annual for Yiddish Literature and Culture (Jerusalem 1993-1998); and Editor of History of Yiddish Studies (Chur - London - Paris - New York 1991), The Politics of Yiddish, Studies in Language, Literature and Society (Walnut Creek - London - New Delhi 1998), and the renewed Yerusholaimer Almanakh: periodic collections for Yiddish literature, culture and scholarship (Jerusalem 2003 and 2008).
Jeffrey Veidlinger is Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Director of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program and Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University. Veidlinger's first book, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage, won a National Jewish Book Award and the Barnard Hewitt Award in Theatre Studies. His second book, Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the J. I. Segal Award. His forthcoming book, In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. In 2006, Professor Veidlinger was named a Top Young Historian by History News Network.
Moisei Lemster is Senior Bibliographer of "The Index of Yiddish Periodicals" project at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Director of the H. Leyvik Yiddish Publishing House, and the Chief Archivist of the Association of Yiddish Writers and Journalists. Before immigrating to Israel in 2000, Dr. Lemster served as Director of the International Summer School in Yiddish Language and Jewish Culture in Chişinău; as a Senior Lecturer in Yiddish Language, Literature and Pedagogy at Moldova State University; and as a researcher in the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, specializing in the history of Bessarabian Jews. His monograph on the life and works of the great Yiddish fabulist and educationalist Eliezer Shteynbarg appeared in Chişinău in 1999 (in Russian). He is, perhaps, best known as an original Yiddish poet and the Host and Director of a bi-weekly Yiddish television series on Moldovan State Television that ran from 1992-2000.
Anya Quilitzsch is Project Manager of AHEYM. She holds a BA in Jewish Studies and Media Studies from
the University of Wales, and an MA in Jewish Studies from Harvard
University. It was during these initial years of graduate study that
Anya was first drawn to Yiddish language and culture. As a PhD
candidate in Modern Jewish History at IU, her research interests
include the historiography of Jewish-Ukrainian relations in the
interwar period. She has been working on AHEYM as a Research
Assistant and interview transcriber since 2009.
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Administrative Assistance: Ludmila Makedonskaya, Efim Vygodner, Rabbi Shlomo Wilhelm, Rita Shveibish, Anatoly Kerzhner, Ildi Kovacs
Transportation: Yuriy Shpuryk, Janos Szabo, Petr Ivanov, Igor Khom
Consulting: Dovid Katz