Survey on Language and Identity

You are invited to participate in an interesting and entertaining survey
about language. Essentially, we’re asking about the spread of Yiddish
(and some Hebrew) among English speakers in North America. We’re
turning to both Jews and non-Jews to answer questions like these: Who
uses Yiddish words like “shmooze” and “daven” and phrases like “Money,
shmoney”? Why do some people say “temple” while others say “shul”? Who
prefers biblical names for their babies? Your responses will help us
answer these and other questions, and you might learn something about
yourself in the process. Please set aside 15-20 minutes, and click on
this link to participate.

Please forward this e-mail to your friends and family. We are hoping to
get thousands of responses from people of all religions, ages, and
regions of the United States and Canada. If you have any questions,
feel free to e-mail Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor
or Prof. Steven M. Cohen


Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor

Prof. Steven M. Cohen

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion