Babel’s Blessing is looking for an accountant!

Are you or is anyone you know an accountant?

Babel’s Blessing needs you!

We are currently taking big steps as an organisation, to improve our teachers’ working conditions, and also to secure the sustainability of the organisation, moving forward.

Part of this will involve contracting an accountant.

If you are able to help, please drop us an email!

THIS SATURDAY: Yiddish, Jews and The Spanish Civil War – Talk by Annie Cohen

Yiddish, Jews & The Spanish Civil War

Talk by Annie Cohen

17th of July 2021, 4-6pm BST on Zoom (link in your Eventbrite confirmation email)

Suggested donation £5

Buy a ticket here!

The Spanish Civil War was and is still viewed by many as the first global battleground between democracy and fascism. On the left, it is also often remembered as the last great stand of interwar communism.

During the course of the war tens of thousands of foreign volunteers – most of them communists – travelled to Spain to volunteer in the Spanish Republican army, the majority as part of the International Brigades, founded in October 1936 by the Communist International.

Among the many languages spoken and celebrated by the international volunteers was Yiddish. A large proportion of the foreign volunteers – as many as 10 percent – were Jewish, many of them Yiddish speakers.

Yiddish is also remembered, along with French and Spanish, as one of the ‘lingua francas’ which allowed volunteers from different national units to communicate with each other.

The Jewish volunteers, like their counterparts of other nationalities, were widely celebrated in the Yiddish Communist press, became the subjects of songs and poems, and a focal point around which Yiddish speaking Communists rallied in their calls for Jewish unity in the struggle against Fascism.

On the anniversary of the coup which began the Spanish Civil War, Babels Blessing Yiddish teacher Annie will present some of her research on some of the Jewish volunteers from Eastern Europe, France and London.

¡Únete! Apply to teach Latin American Spanish at Babel’s!

Babel’s Blessing is a grassroots language school and registered Community Interest Company. We run low-cost evening classes in diaspora languages, and use the income from these to fund free English classes for refugees and migrants. You can read more about us here. We are recruiting a committed and creative Latin American Spanish Teacher to join our team to teach up to four 2-hour online Spanish classes a week for 12 weeks from mid-September, with the possibility of continuing in January.

Our teachers are also our social media contributors, administrators, fundraisers, event hosts and blog writers, and you will be supported to take an active role in shaping the direction of our organisation.

Please read the job description for more information about the role and to find out how to apply.
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Join us in a voluntary trustee role!

Babel’s Blessing is supported by a pair of wonderful volunteer Trustees who help Project Coordinators and Teachers to run the organisation. Trustees are volunteers who provide support and guidance to charitable organisations. Unlike a charity, as a Community Interest Company we are not legally required to have trustees, but we believe they play an essential role in supporting our work.

We want to recruit more trustees and would especially appreciate people with the following experience: Fundraising, Accounting, Human resource management (HR), Communication and Digital Strategy, Marketing, Facilitating and Supporting Horizontal Organising and Participatory/Critical Pedagogy. We are particularly keen to hear from people with lived experience of migration and a background or interest in Social Justice or Anti-racist work and Community Organising.

If you have any of these skills or experience and would like to help our radical grassroots language project grow and thrive, please get in touch!

Read the role description for more information.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 21st May. For any questions please email babelsblessing@gmail.com.

We are looking for a brilliant Arabic teacher…

Babel’s Blessing is a grassroots language school and registered Community Interest Company. We run low-cost evening classes in diaspora languages, and use the income from these to fund free English classes for refugees and migrants. You can read more about us here. We are recruiting a committed and creative Arabic Teacher to join our team to teach up to four 2-hour online Arabic classes a week for 12 weeks from mid-April, with the possibility of continuing in September.

Our teachers are also our social media contributors, administrators, fundraisers, event hosts and blog writers, and you will be supported to take an active role in shaping the direction of our organisation.

Please read the job description for more information about the role and to find out how to apply.