Janie Respitz has an M.A. in Yiddish language and literature. For the past twenty five years she has performed in concerts throughout the world and taught courses relating to Yiddish language, folklore, literature, and Eastern European Jewish history. Having taught at Queen’s University, Janie is now teaching at McGill University. As a singer of Yiddish songs, she often incorporates her singing into her courses and lectures, sharing her lifelong passion with her students and audiences. Janie has delighted audiences with her vast repertoire of Yiddish songs and lecture topics in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Amherst Yiddish Book Centre, New York, Montevideo, and Israel.