Translation is that which transforms everything so that nothing changes.Grass Günter

I am a published and peer-reviewed professional translator specializing in the research and translation of Yiddish literature, historical documents and yizkor (memorial) books.

My translations have been featured in the Jewish Review of Books, the Smith College academic journal Metamorphoses, the Yiddish Book Center Pakn Treger translation journal, and also their website Yiddish in Translation.

I have served as translator for the Ellis Island Discography Project, and  have transcribed and translated multiple early 20th-century Yiddish songs relating to the Jewish Yiddish-speaking immigrant experience.

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About Me
Yiddish to English

English to Yiddish

  • Technical
  • Legal
  • Engineering and Software
  • Manufacturing Procedures and Protocols
  • Medical
  • Academic
  • Correspondence
  • Personal
  • Literature and Poetry
  • Film scripts
  • Transcription