Annie, wearing a black sweater, is in front of a brown bookshelf.

Annie Sommer Kaufman

( she/her )
SVARA Fellow

Annie Sommer Kaufman teaches sewing, Talmud, and Yiddish; sewing at RefugeeOne, where she manages the sewing studio, Talmud at The Lace Midrash, which grew out of her training as a SVARA learner and teacher, and Yiddish at Chicago’s YIVO and Workers’ Circle. Anye is translating an American communist novel to English with the support of The Yiddish Book Center and serves on the board of Jewish Voice for Peace.