Additional Information

Please let us know if you have allergies or other specific dietary needs, and we will attempt to accommodate these.

Please contact us if you need information about the venue or any other aspect of the weekend. We will do what we can to meet specific religious requirements if you get in touch. Please contact yidishsofvokh@gmail.com

The Hall complies with the access requirements of local disability legislation. All bedrooms (except the cottages) are ensuite. There are two bedrooms available on the Ground Floor, and there is a lift to the 1st Floor rooms. 2 of the meeting rooms we will use are on the Ground Floor, one up 4 steps from the Ground Floor and one on the 1st Floor with lift access. Please let us know on the Booking page of any accessibility requirements, or contact us with any questions.

There are 2 cottages potentially available for family use –  each having 2 adult bedrooms and a child’s bunk bed room. Prices per person are as shared rooms. Contact us for details and availability.

We have both shared and single rooms available. To maximise the number of people who can come to the weekend, if you would be willing to share, but don’t have anyone to share with, if you book a shared place we will match you (with someone of the same gender).

We have done all we can to keep costs to a minimum – this is a non-profit event. We are however offering bursaries of up to £100 to students, younger Yiddish speakers, and also for those people whose income makes attendance otherwise difficult. Please contact us at yidishsofvokh@gmail.com with an explanatory paragraph if you would like to request this.

If it would be difficult for you to make a payment in one step, we can arrange for payment in 2 instalments. If you want to do this, please let us know by writing to yidishsofvokh@gmail.com.

Our apologies for the booking fees – we have kept them as low as possible, and they go entirely to the ticketing and banking agencies involved.

If you cancel your booking, we will refund your payment subject to deductions as indicated below because of the charges imposed by the venue: 

0% deducted if cancelled before 22nd March

25% deducted if cancelled between 22nd March and 18th April.  

40% deducted if cancelled between 19th April and 16th May. 

80% deducted if cancelled between 17th May and 2nd June. 

100% deducted if cancelled after 2nd June. 

In the event of a cancellation due to COVID, the venue has agreed to re-scheduling the weekend to a mutually acceptable date. At that point, participants will be able to either cancel their booking with a full refund, or let their booking remain for the new date. For the new date, an equivalent refund policy to the one described above would apply. 

If you are resident outside of the UK we would advise checking that your travel insurance covers event cancellation.

We are happy for participants to offer to lead a session in the Sof-Vokh programme in Yiddish. Please indicate if you would like to offer a talk, a workshop, a zingeray etc. The programme is being divided into units of 60 minutes so that offered contributions should be 50 minutes, or 25 minutes, in length. There is limited space and the Programme Committee will finalise the programme and keep everyone informed. Please let us know on the Booking Form if you would like to offer a contribution, and we will contact you.

For Programme enquiries and suggested contributions, please contact svprogramme@yiddishcafe.com  

For Bookings enquiries, please contact svbookings@yiddishcafe.com

For other enquiries, please contact yidishsofvokh@gmail.com