סאָסיִע־פֿרײדל פֿאָקס | Sandy Fox

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Sosye Fox is the producer and founder of Vaybertaytsh. She received a doctorate in American Jewish History at New York University this past May, where she wrote her dissertation on postwar American Jewish summer camps, including those of the Yiddishist variety. Sosye started learning Yiddish at Yiddish Farm in 2013, going on to study at YIVO, NYU, and the Naomi Prawar Program at Tel Aviv University. In her free time, Sosye loves to make Vaybertaytsh episodes (of course!), do pilates and yoga, cook, and wander through cities while listening to other people's podcasts. She also serves on the editorial board of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.

Find more about Sosye on her website.


סאַשע חיה שטערן| Sasha Stern

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שפֿרה װײַטמאַן | Shifra Whiteman

Sasha Stern is Vaybertaytsh's communications intern. She is a senior in Religious Studies at Yale University, researching the role of food as a cultural and religious mnemonic in Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrant communities. Sasha spends her free time translating and recreating recipes from turn-of-the-century Yiddish cookbooks, with a healthy dose of Molodowsky on the side. She is a baker, deli-worker, stilt-walker, zmiros meyvn, and gabbai. 

Find out more about Sasha and her culinary creations on instagram (@essence_in_the_esn).

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Shifra Whiteman is Vaybertaytsh's designer for logos and merchandise. Shifra was born and raised speaking Yiddish in New York City and now calls Chicago home. She is a University of Michigan, STAMPS School of Art & Design graduate with a BFA in 2011 and in 2016 received her masters degree in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. Shifra is a freelance illustrator, piñata builder,  papercut artist , exhibition curator, fair trade advocate, teacher, social entrepreneur enthusiast, and surface designer. She is also the founder of ethical design collaborative PINTL + KEYT.

Find out more about Shifra on her website.