Helen (Khayele) Beer (UK, Yiddish language)

Dr. Helen (Khayele) Beer is a native Yiddish speaker. She recently retired from her academic position as Lecturer in Yiddish at University College London (UCL). She continues to teach courses in Yiddish language and literature and has taught for summer courses in Brussels, Paris and Weimar. She is Director of the London intensive Yiddish summer course (Ot Azoy). Khayele is immersed in many Yiddish projects linked to music and theater and she is one of the most beloved Yiddish teachers worldwide. She has exceptional didactic and theatrical skills, humor, fantasy, and a great ability to make her students enthusiastic practitioners of the language.

Photo: Yulia Kabakova