Jake Schneider

A headshot of Jake Schneider, a man in his 30s wearing a sports jacket, a brown patterned shirt, smiling with crossed arms

I translate scholarly and literary texts, plan and participate in cultural events, and organize educational and community projects about Yiddish culture and history.


I have been working as a freelance translator since 2012, mostly from German to English. I am specialized in cultural heritage, literature, and the arts, with a particular focus on Jewish and queer history. My book translations include academic monographs and anthologies, museum catalogues, and a poetry collection.


I have planned and participated in dozens of literary and cultural events in five countries, both behind the scenes and on stage,  including readings, panel discussions, workshops, symposia, book and magazine launches, conferences, exhibitions, theatre performances, and a weekend retreat.


As a passionate Yiddishist, I am involved in several ongoing educational projects about Yiddish language, literature, community, and culture: a lecture on queer Yiddish history, walking tours and talks about the history of Eastern European Jews in Berlin, and a seminar on migration in Yiddish literature. These presentations are available in various formats adapted to the occasion. 

Upcoming Dates

28 May, 1 June, 22 June 2023
Visit Berlin’s Yiddishland twilight walking tour

Email me to reserve a spot