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June 19, 2003

Hop Hop Hoodíos, LA, Jun 19

Tres Sabores Latinos

The Hip Hop Hoodíos appear at
California Plaza, Watercourt
350 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

FREE concert, Saturday, July 19th 7:00PM

Also appearing are East L.A. Sabor, the Blazers

For further info, www.grandperformances.org

June 22, 2003

KlezCalifornia opens, San Francisco, CA

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music is a 5 day immersion program in klezmer music, yiddish language, and folk arts.It is being presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

KlezCalifornia takes place at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay: 1835 Ellis St. SF between Pierce & Scott

The dates are: Sunday -Friday June 22-27, 2003
The Time: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For Registration & Information: (415) 789-7679, www.klezCalifornia.org or info@klezcalifornia.org. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938

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June 23, 2003

KlezCalifornia continues

See first day entry for details.

June 24, 2003

KlezCalifornia continues

See first day entry for details.

June 26, 2003

KlezCalifornia continues

See first day entry for details.

June 27, 2003

KlezCalifornia ends

See first day entry for details.

July 13, 2003

Sylvia Braitman, Yountville, CA, Jul 13

BASTILLE DAY AT DOMAINE CHANDON

Listen to exquisite French songs in the lovely and peaceful setting of Domaine Chandon. Enjoy good champagne, good company and good music!

SUNDAY, JULY 13TH, 12 TO 4 P.M

DOMAINE CHANDON. 1 CALIFORNIA DRIVE.YOUNTVILLE

FREE ADMISSION

INFORMATION: www.chandon.com 800 736-2892

July 20, 2003

David Broza, LA, CA, Jul 20

Folk-rock legend David Broza will be appearing next Sunday, July 20 in Los Angeles. Broza is part of the World Class Mulholland Nights Concert Series being produced by Craig 'n Co. at the University of Judaism.

Be sure to also mark you calendars on Sunday, August 17th for the final concert of the series, featuring the music of Galeet Dardashti and her band Divahn, as well as Elan -- former front man for Bob Marley's legendary Wailers.

Tickets are $35 which includes the conert, cocktail reception and parking or $50 for both evenings. To purchase tickets call 310-440-1246.

July 23, 2003

Divan, West Coast Premiere, SF, Jul 23


"Divan" stars at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
at the Castro, Wednesday, July 23, 6:45pm

Check out a clip of DIVAN on: www.sfjff.org/sfjff23/video/

Tickets for the screenings available on: www.sfjff.org

To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept, Pearl Gluck travels from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets involved - the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Divan is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery.

Soundtrack by Frank London

July 28, 2003

Movie: Divan, Berkeley, CA, Jul 28


"Divan" stars at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
at Wheeler Auditorium in Berkeley, Monday, July 28, 1pm

Check out a clip of DIVAN on: www.sfjff.org/sfjff23/video/

Tickets for the screenings available on: www.sfjff.org

To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept, Pearl Gluck travels from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets involved - the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Divan is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery.

Soundtrack by Frank London

July 31, 2003

Red Hot Chachkas in Matt Sperry Memorial, SF, CA, Jul 31

For those who want to come see our stupendous band perform once again, please note the following:

MATTHEW SPERRY:
Tribute Concert

July 31st 7:30

VICTORIA THEATRE 2961 16th St. at Mission SF

For more information check out these websites

www.redhotchachkas.com
matthewsperry.org
or
www.victoriatheatre.org

Thanks

Julie Egger of The Red Hot Chachkas

August 3, 2003

Movie: Divan, San Rafael, CA, Aug 3


"Divan" stars at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
at Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, Sunday, August 3, 2:45pm

Check out a clip of DIVAN on: www.sfjff.org/sfjff23/video/

Tickets for the screenings available on: www.sfjff.org

To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept, Pearl Gluck travels from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets involved - the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Divan is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery.

Soundtrack by Frank London

August 10, 2003

Crakow Klezmer, Los Angeles, CA, Aug 10

Crakow Klezmer Band will be making its debut appearance here on the West Coast as part of the Skirball Center's Zeitgeist Festival. Here's how it works:

Cracow Klezmer Band
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES: A FAMILY CELEBRATION

Sunday, August 10, 2003, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90049
310/440-4500

Admission:
$8 General,
$6 Students and Seniors
Free to Members and Children under 12

Advance Tickets and Reservations: (323) 655-8587

Making their West Coast debut, the Cracow Klezmer Band (CKB) is considered to be the greatest Polish reinterpreter of the European klezmer tradition. CKB is considered to be the finest reinterpreter of the European klezmer tradition.
Enjoy a festive daylong program of international performances, food, and family fun.

Sylvia Braitman, Petaluma, CA, Aug 10

BUBBEH MEISES": STORIES AND MUSIC FROM A JEWISH GRANDMOTHER AT PETALUMA
SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Join The Wolford-Rosenblum Saxophone-Piano Duo, mezzo- Sylvie Braitman- and
story-teller Erica-Lann Clark- as they celebrate their CD, "Laughter&Tears:A
Jewish Saga" with an unusual program of Jewish music and story-telling.
Enjoy the warmth and variety of Jewish experience as reflected in the music of
Ravel, Ben-Haim, Weisgall, Weiner, Berlin and a song by Rosenblum in honor of
his late father's 90th birthday. Styles vary from Spanish Sephardic to
Yiddish-American art songs, Jewish vaudeville (Berlin), and sounds from the
synagogue and Israel- all woven together with humor, "chutzpah," and tales both old
and new.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2 P.M.

CINNABAR THEATER-3333 PETALULMA BLVD. NORTH
PETALUMA, CA.- 707-8920

TICKETS- $18-GEN.- $16 -SENIORS-$10-YOUTH (12&UNDER)

FOR MORE INFO AND TICKET RESERVATION GO ONLINE AT WWW.CINNABARTHEATER.ORG.

August 11, 2003

Cracow Klezmer, LA, CA, Aug 11

Crakow Klezmer Band will be making its debut appearance here on the West Coast as part of the Skirball Center's Zeitgeist Festival. Here's how it works:

JEWISH LUCK (Żydowskie szczęście)
with live accompaniment by Cracow Klezmer Band (Poland)

Tuesday, August 12, 8:00 p.m.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90049
310/440-4500

$15 General,
$10 Members,
$8 Students

Advance Tickets: (323) 655-8587

U.S. premiere! One of the greatest Yiddish actors and directors of Moscows Yiddish State Art Theatre, Solomon Mykhoels made his film debut in this adaptation of Sholom Aleichems Mendel the Matchmaker. Like Buster Keaton, Mendel falls into one hilarious calamity after another. (Russia, 1925, 90 min.) Silent with English intertitles and live music by the Cracow Klezmer Band.

August 17, 2003

Divahn, LA, CA, Aug 17

Be sure to mark your calendars on Sunday, August 17th for the final concert of the series, featuring the music of Galeet Dardashti and her band Divahn, as well as Elan -- former front man for Bob Marley's legendary Wailers.

Tickets are $35 which includes the concert, cocktail reception and parking. To purchase tickets call 310-440-1246.

October 2, 2003

Celebrating Sutzkever, SF, CA, Oct 2

"Celebrating Sutzkever"
to Mark the 90th Birthday of Abraham Sutzkever
"The Poet of the Vilna Ghetto"

7pm in the Morrison Library

Poetry Readings by The UC Berkeley Yiddish Reading Group

Musical Settings of Sutzkever's Poetry performed by
Sylvie Braitman, Daniel Hoffman
and Michael Grossman
Professor Benjamin Harshav:
Reflections on Sutzkever and His Poetry

Free admission

A Dessert Reception provided by Ristorante Raphael

October 4, 2003

Brave Old World, Long Beach, CA, Oct 4

"Night Songs from a Neighboring Village"
Featuring Brave old World and Paris to Kyiv
Saturday, October 4th, 8pm
Presented by the Karen and Richard Carpenter Performing Arts Center
CalState Long Beach
www.carpenterarts.org

October 19, 2003

Red Hot Chachkas, SF, CA, Oct 19

The Red-Hot Chachkas are featured on the American Roots Music Show

4-6pm, $5
The Music Store
66 West Portal Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 664-2044

The Music Store hosts The American Roots Music Show every Sunday afternoon. The ARMS is a live music show spotliting a forms of traditional music. "Klezmer-Jewish Music Series is every 3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6pm, $5. We also showcase bluegrass, cajun and a New Orleans "Dixieland In The City". Check-out our calendar at www.AmericanRootsMusicShow.com. E-mail: info@americanrootsmusicshow.com.

November 12, 2003

Middle East Music Lecture, Claremont, CA, Nov 12

Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 8:00pm:

Mystical Music of the Middle East
A LECTURE
by Yuval Ron
(with a demonstration on the oud)
Location: Folk Music Center - 220 Yale Avenue Claremont, CA 91711
Admission: FREE
Reservations required by calling (909)624-2928
for more info: folkmusiccenter.com

November 15, 2003

Punkt Azoy, San Diego, CA, Nov 15

Hi friends! I would like to let you all know about my klezmer duo's
upcoming show next Saturday in San Diego. We'll be opening for the
Jewish folk group Chicken Soup at Temple's Hall in Poway. It should be
a really spirited, fun show.

Chicken Soup plays a mixed assortment of some original songs, Jewish
liturgical music, and Israeli folk tunes; the band is currently
comprised of three women, who sing and play guitars and rhythm. The show
will be taking place next Saturday, November 15 at Templar's Hall in Old
Poway Park, directions below; it begins at 7:00. Tickets are $12.

Directions:

I-15 to Poway Rd
East on Poway Rd
Left on Midland

Templar's Hall, Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Rd
Poway, CA

Please come by and say hi!

Punkt Azoy is a klezmer duo featuring Larry Goldfinger on Bb and C
clarinets, accordion, piano and kaval, and Risa Goldberg on accordion,
flute and percussion.

November 16, 2003

Adama, Berkeley, CA, Nov 16

Hebrew Love Songs CD Release Party
Sunday, November 16, Ashkenaz, Berkeley

Come celebrate with us the release of Hebrew Love Songs, a collection of songs from and inspired by Shir Hashirim, the biblical Song of Songs. The album, as well as the evening program, feature the musicians of the band ADAMA: Achi Ben Shalom, Markos Sowlakis, Daniel Hoffman, Michael Gill, Jan Padover, Jeremy Cohen and many more talented musicians.

The choral group East Bay Jewish Folk Chorus will join us for part of the evening.

Admission $10.

Ashkenaz is located on San Pablo (at Gillman), Berkeley.

L'Chaim, San Francisco, CA, Nov 16

L'Chaim Klezmer Band is featured on the American Roots Music Show

4-6pm, Nov 16, $5
The Music Store
66 West Portal Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 664-2044

The Music Store hosts The American Roots Music Show every Sunday afternoon. The ARMS is a live music show spotliting a forms of traditional music. "Klezmer-Jewish Music Series is every 3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6pm, $5. We also showcase bluegrass, cajun and a New Orleans "Dixieland In The City". Check-out our calendar at www.AmericanRootsMusicShow.com. E-mail: info@americanrootsmusicshow.com.

Yuval Ron Trio, Claremont, CA, Nov 16

Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 7:30pm:
.
Mystical Music of the Middle East
The Yuval Ron Trio
Maya haddi - voice
Jamie Papish - percussion
Yuval Ron - oud, musical director
.

Location: Folk Music Center 220 Yale Avenue Claremont, CA 91711
Admission: $10 students / $12 general
Reservations required by calling (909)624-2928
for more info: http://folkmusiccenter.com
doors open at 7:00pm

November 17, 2003

Yiddish Song Workshop, San Francisco, CA, Nov 17

Yiddish Song Workshop -- Political Songs and Songs of Freedom
Monday, November 17 12-1:30pm
Congregation Beth Sholom -- corner of 14th & Clement, San Francisco
Friedman Center
Led by Sharon Jan Bernstein

A combination teaching session and sing-along, these Yiddish song workshops
are designed for us all to learn -- and sing -- more of the thousands of
amazing Yiddish songs that exist. Texts will be provided in Yiddish and in
transliteration, and we'll go over the meanings and melodies together. Both
more and lesser known songs will be covered.

If these workshops appeal to you, but the timing doesn't work, please
contact Sharon Bernstein at hazzanbernstein@bethsholomsf.org. We're looking
into offering these workshops at a different time and are trying to gage
interest.

November 19, 2003

California Klezmer, Berkeley, Nov 19

gerry tenneyGerry Tenney & California Klezmer
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
premier Klezmer & Yiddish music ensemble
Door 7:30pm, Music 8:00pm | Purchase advance tickets: $15.50

At California Klezmer's near-annual pre-Thanksgiving/Khanukah concert, you can expect the usual combination of hot playing and great Yiddish vocals from this always-exciting stalwart of the Bay Area music scene. Traditional tunes and songs as well as recently composed (English and Yiddish) material always highlight a California Klezmer show; throw in some Yiddish rock and roll and let the wild rumpus begin! Singer, guitarist, and mandolinist Gerry Tenney leads the group, which also features Rick Elmore on trombone, Peter Jacques on clarinet, David Laub on bass, Jim Rebhan on accordion and percussion, and Irene Sazer on violin, plus singers Betty Albert Schreck and Leslie Tenney.

December 14, 2003

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Palo Alto, CA, Dec 14

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Sunday, December 14
Stanford Universitys Memorial Auditorium
Palo Alto, CA
2:30 p.m.
presented by Stanford Lively Arts on the Campus of Stanford University.
Tickets $30 - $44 for adults; half-price for youths age 15 and under; discounts for students and groups. For tickets and information, please call 650-725-ARTS (2787) or go online to livelyarts.stanford.edu

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 14-20, begins

brochure coverANNOUNCING: The only West Coast and the world's only winter Yiddish intensive: the 4th annual "Art of Yiddish: Entering the Heart of a Culture Through Its Beat", Los Angeles, December 14 20, 2003. Learn Yiddish with the best Yiddish teachers in North America: Pesakh Fiszman, Anna Gonshor, Miriam Hoffman, Sheyndl Liberman, and Sheva Zucker. Develop a deeper understanding of the culture that created our beloved Klezmer music and humor, with world-renown klezmorim Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss teaching song and dance workshops (bring along your own instruments too); ethnomusicologist Robert Cohen revealing the back stories to Yiddish music; and writer/actor Yakov Basner illuminating the comic side of Yiddish literature from Chelm to Moshe Nadir. Theodore Bikel joins us for our closing concert and farbrengen.

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

December 15, 2003

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 15

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

December 16, 2003

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 16

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Tuesday, December 16
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
8 p.m.
KCBs "Oy, Chanukah" presented by LA Philharmonic Association. Tickets $20 - $65. For tickets and information, please call 323-850-2000 or go online to www.laphil.org

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 16

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

December 17, 2003

Art of Klezmer, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 17

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

December 18, 2003

Art of Klezmer, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 18

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

DJ Socalled, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 18

Avada presents the Los Angeles premiere of master magician
mixologist DJ Socalled. Working turntables, drum machines, accordion,
piano and vocals (yes, all at once), Socalled mixes strains of jazz, funk
and everything else with klezmer, the music he calls home. Sampling
hip hop beats, old Yiddish vaudeville, and bits of klezmer clarinet, he
crafts soundscapes of unexpected worlds colliding for a shtetl-fabulous
early khanike (Hanuka in Yiddish) dance party.

Socalled is joined by LA musicians from Critical Brass Band, and Ancestry
of Sound, and DJ Josh Kun for a live late night session.

Enjoy an Extreme Khanike Wine Tasting, 8 PM
Confrontational wine-tasting in a nightclub setting.
Eight wines and hors de ouevres. RSVP at
extremewinetasting@yahoo.com

Thursday, December 18, 2003
DJ Socalled at 10 PM

The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, just east of Park Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
www.attheecho.com

$10 admission; $25 for wine tasting and Socalled

No sign, the front is painted gold. Free Parking behind.

Info: 323/ 692-8151; www.avadaproject.org

avada (avade means of course in Yiddish) is a project of
Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
revolutionizing Yiddish in the 21st century.

DJ Socalled, aka Josh Dolgin, is also the mastermind behind the "HipHopKhasene" as well as other works.

December 19, 2003

Art of Klezmer, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

December 20, 2003

Art of Klezmer, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 20, ends

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

December 21, 2003

L'Chaim, San Francisco, CA, Dec 21

Back by popular demand, L'Chaim Klezmer Band has again been invited to perform at the Music Store in San Francisco. Continuing the Music Store's tradition of presenting and preserving unique music styles, L'Chaim Klezmer Band is returning to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

This is a FREE concert and lots of fun, so come early for the best seats!

The Music Store is located at 66 West Portal Ave. San Francisco. L'Chaim will be preforming from 4 pm to 6 pm, Sunday, December 21.

January 22, 2004

Desert Roots, Studio City, CA, Jan 22

Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 8 pm
Desert Roots
A concert of traditional Hebrew songs from the Middle East
(music of Yemen, Tunisia and Israel)
with:
Yuval Ron - oud and saz
Dror Sinai - voice and percussion
In a unique intimate setting in a private house.
Wine & Middle Eastern delights' reception to follow concert.

Location: a private house in Studio City, CA 91064
Admission: $20 (children under 13 - half price)
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!
Please reserve early by sending an email to: info@yuvalronmusic.com

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January 29, 2004

Hip Hop Hoodíos, Los Angeles, CA, Jan 29

band members
Hip Hop Hoodíos
Conga Room (Jan. 29th show - LA) - $12 - 5364 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 938-1696 - www.CongaRoom.com

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January 30, 2004

Hip Hop Hoodíos, San Diego, CA, Jan 30

band members
Hip Hop Hoodíos

Canes Bar & Grill (Jan. 30th show San Diego) - $8 - 3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego (858) 488-1780 - www.CanesBarAndGrill.com

February 18, 2004

Veretski Pass, Alameda, CA, Feb 18

Veretski Pass, with Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman will play a concert on Feb. 18, 7:30 pm in Alameda, California at Temple Israel, for their Chamber Concerts series.

Address:
3183 Mecartney Rd.
Alameda, CA 94502
Phone: 510-522-9355

Tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for children under 16.
For more information and directions go to: www.templeisraelalameda.org

February 21, 2004

Klez-Mania in San Francisco, CA, Feb 21

KLEZ-MANIA an evening of music under the dome.
Come celebrate Sherith Israel's 100th anniversary with a concert inside the sanctuary.
Music, history and fun. Bring the kids, this event is for everyone, young and old.
California Klezmer and Red Hot Chachkas will perform the hottest klezmer and jewish music.

February 21
doors 7pm
show 7:30
$10 advance
$12 door
$5 children under 10

Sherith Israel
2266 California Street @Webster
San Francisco, Ca (415) 346-1720

Advance tickets available at: (no surcharge!)
The Music Store, 66 West Portal, SF (415)664-2055
or at Sherith Israel.

Spread the word, this event should not be missed.

February 22, 2004

Sacred Soul, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 22

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004 at 4 pm:
A special interfaith sacred music concert in honor of Black Heritage Month
SACRED SOUL

Mystical Music & Dance of the Middle East
Meets the
The African-American tradition of Spirituals

Performed by:
The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Najwa Gibran
and
The Gwen Wyatt Chorale
with:
a 40 piece African-American chorus directed by Ms. Gwen Wyatt,
Maya Haddi - vocals, Najwa Gibran vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwinds,
Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion, Virginie Alumyan - kanoun,
Carolyne Aycaguer-Ron - harmonium, keyboards, Yuval Ron - oud, saz
guest dancers: Aziz, Maya Karasso
guest MC: Titus Levi

Location: Wilshire United Methodist Church at: 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 (on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Plymouth, next to the Whilshire Ebel Theater)

Admission: $10 tickets, pay at the door (cash only).
Advance ticket sale via mail: Please mail a check payable to Yuval Ron Music, to: 3812 Carpenter Ave. Studio City, CA 91604.
Tickets purchased by mail will be held at Will Call at church entrance on the day of the show.
For more info: Tel: 818 505 1355 or email: info@yuvalronmusic.com

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February 29, 2004

Klezmer Workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Feb 29

Klezmer Band Workshop at
McCabes Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA
February 29, 2004 Sunday
2-4PM $30
led by Joellen Lapidus.

All instruments welcome. You must be able to do ONE of the following: keep a rhythm, play chords or read music to participate. Call McCabes for more
information: 310-828-4497.

March 14, 2004

Klezmer Band Workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Mar 14

Klezmer Band Workshop at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa
Monica, CA. Sunday, March 14, 2004, 2-4PM, $30. All
instruments and all levels welcome. Must be able to either
1. play chords,2. keep a rhythm, or 3.read music to
participate. Call Joellen Lapidus 310-474-1123 or McCabes
Guitar Shop at 310-828-4497 for further information. Led by
Joellen Lapidus, accordion, clarinet and dumbec player.
www.McCabes.com

Yiddish Sing-along, San Francisco, CA, Mar 14

YIDDISH
SING-ALONGS with JILLIAN TALLMER
at the Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, between Scott and Pierce
Tel. (415) 567-3327

(Free parking is available in a structure marked JCHS on Pierce between
Ellis and Eddy)

FREE AND EVERYONE WELCOME!
SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
(EXCEPT MAY, FOURTH SUNDAY)
2-4 PM MUSIC ROOM, FIRST FLOOR

Sunday, March 14 2-4 PM Songs of Work, Protest, and Celebration

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March 20, 2004

David Krakauer @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 20

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Tickets on sale March 1 BRJCC members.
March 4 general public. Call today for a brochure!

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!
with guest DJ So-Called

Saturday, March 20, 8:00pm
Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley
$20-$25

Jazz and klezmer collide in a dazzling display of clarinet virtuosity spiced with hip hop.

March 21, 2004

Cantor Concert, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 21

Sunday, March 21
6:30 p.m.

Scenes of Worship
A Musical Celebration of Passover

Celebrate Passover and Women's History Month through music and song
with performances by trained cantors and musicians. Cantors Alison
Wissot, Judy Greenfeld, Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld, Mike Stein, and
soloist Nancy Linder will present this once-in-a-lifetime event! Ari
Perelmuter, a cantor from Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach, is the
program's musical director, and David Kamenir will provide the music.

General admission is $8 for museum members, $18 for nonmembers.
Special VIP tickets are $27 for museum members, $30 for nonmembers.

VIP tickets include preferred seating at the show; a post-show wine,
cheese, and dessert reception; and a 20% discount on the purchase of a
museum membership.

Space is limited! Call TicketWeb for reservations at 866.468.3399, or
visit www.ticketweb.com. For information visit www.autry-museum.org or
call 323.667.2000, ext. 354.

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Scenes of Worship, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 21

SCENES of Worship
A Musical Celebration of Passover

Join us on Sunday, March 21 and explore the tradition of Passover through the music that celebrates this holiday. This show will also celebrate Women's History Month by featuring a cast of female Cantors. Cantors Allison Wissot (Temple Judea of Tarzana and West Hills), Judy Greenfeld (Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills), Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld, Mike Stein (Temple Aliyah of Woodland Hills), and soloist Nancy Linder (Temple Beth David of Westminster, Orange County) will present this once in a lifetime event! Cantor Ari Perelmuter (Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach) serves as the programs musical director. This program will take place at 7:30 p.m. outside in the museum Plaza.

Special V.I.P tickets are $27.00 for museum member; non-members are $30.00
(These tickets include preferred seating at the show, a post-show wine, cheese and dessert reception, and a 20% discount on the purchase of a museum membership).

General admission is $8.00 for museum members; non-members are $18.00.
Call Ticket Web for reservations at (866) 468-3399, or visit www.ticketweb.com. For information visit www.autry-museum.org or call (323) 667-2000, extension 354. Space is limited!

Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ronnie Gilbert @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 21

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Call today for a brochure!

Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life with Songs

Sunday, March 21 4:00pm

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

1414 Walnut Street (at Rose), Berkeley

$15-$20

A one-woman show that celebrates the life of a singer, actor, writer and community activist.

Hasidic Cappella, Agoura Hills, CA, Mar 21

the Moscow Male Jewish Choir, "Hasidic Cappella"

Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Sunday, March 21st at 4:00pm

General admission seats are only $25 ($18 for seniors and students). Premier seating and entrance to the champagne reception with the artists are only $45. For more information and tickets, call the Canyon Club 818-879-5016.
administration@adatelohim.com

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March 23, 2004

Michael Alpert and Dr. Izaly Zemtsovsky @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 20

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Call today for a brochure!

Back to the Sources: The music collections of pioneer Russian Jewish folklorists

Tuesday, March 23, 7:30pm
$15-$10
BRJCC

A dialog and musical demonstration with eminent scholars
Dr. Izaly Zemtsovsky and Michael Alpert, member
of the klezmer ensemble Brave Old World.

March 25, 2004

Elaine Hoffman Watts and Susan Watts @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 25

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Tickets on sale March 1 BRJCC members.
March 4 general public. Call today for a brochure!

Kinetic Klezmer Jam
with Elaine Hoffman Watts and Susan Watts

Thursday, March 25 7:30pm

BRJCC
$15-$10

Traditional musical styling taught by a mother and daughter duo,
descendants of the Hoffman klezmer dynasty. All instruments and skill levels welcome.

March 27, 2004

Elaine Hoffman Watts and Susan Watts @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 27

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Call today for a brochure!

Kinetic Klezmer Jam
with Elaine Hoffman Watts and Susan Watts

Philly Klezmer Swing Dance Party
with Dance Lesson

Saturday, March 27
6:30pm lesson
8:00pm party

The Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose (at Sacramento), Berkeley
near North Berkeley BART
$20-$15

Its time to swing to Bei Mir Bistu Shein! The Hoffmans are joined by Josh Dolgin, dance master Steven Weintraub, and Bay Area jazz allstars Sheldon Brown and Richard Saunders.

March 28, 2004

20th Century Jewish Masterpieces @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 28

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Call today for a brochure!

Sunday, March 28, 4:00pm

Classical Concert : 20th Century Jewish Masterpieces
Works by Ernest Bloch, Mario Davidovsky, Daniel David Feinsmith, Arnold Schoenberg, Stefan Wolpe, and William Susman. Performed by Grammy-nominated pianist David Holzman.

Old First Church,
1751 Sacramento Street,
San Francisco.

For tickets and info, (415) 474-1608, or www.oldfirstconcerts.org

In association with Old First Concerts.

March 30, 2004

Film: "Chants of Sand and Stars"@ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 30

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Call today for a brochure!

Tuesday, March 30, 8:00pm

Film Chants of Sand and Stars
A tapestry of Jewish world music From Azerbaijan, to Manhattan to Israel

In association with The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Kanbar Hall at JCCSF
3200 California Street & Presidio Avenue
San Francisco
415-292-1233 or www.jccsf.org

April 11, 2004

Yiddish sing-along, San Francisco, CA, Apr 11

YIDDISH
SING-ALONGS with JILLIAN TALLMER
at the Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, between Scott and Pierce
Tel. (415) 567-3327

(Free parking is available in a structure marked JCHS on Pierce between
Ellis and Eddy)

FREE AND EVERYONE WELCOME!
SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
(EXCEPT MAY, FOURTH SUNDAY)
2-4 PM MUSIC ROOM, FIRST FLOOR

Sunday, April 11 2-4 PM Songs of Holocaust and Hope

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April 13, 2004

Michael Alpert in Yiddish folksinging workshop, Oakland, CA, Apr 13

KITKA is thrilled to be hosting two Yiddish Folk Singing workshops with
MICHAEL ALPERT.

Introduction to Yiddish Folk Singing
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
7:30 - 9:30 PM

Advanced Yiddish Folk Singing
Thursday, April 14, 2004
7:30 -9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
27th and Harrison Streets
Oakland, CA
$20 per workshop
Registration and Information: 510.444.0323 or www.kitka.org

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April 14, 2004

Michael Alpert, Advanced Yiddish Folksinging, Oakland, CA, Apr 14

KITKA is thrilled to be hosting two Yiddish Folk Singing workshops with
MICHAEL ALPERT.

Advanced Yiddish Folk Singing
Thursday, April 14, 2004
7:30 -9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
27th and Harrison Streets
Oakland, CA
$20 per workshop
Registration and Information: 510.444.0323 or www.kitka.org

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May 16, 2004

Ron Yuval Ensemble, Santa Monica, CA, May 16

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 7:30
A Concert for Peace in the Middle East

Mystical Music of the Middle East
Jewish, Arabic and Christian Sacred music from:
Iraq, Iran, Morocco, Yemen, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Egypt

performed by:
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring the spectacular voice of Najwa Gibran
special guests: Rahman Persian singer and Iman Sufi - Persian dancer
with:
Najwa Gibran vocals, Yegish Manoukian woodwinds, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion,
Virginie Alumyan - kanoun, Carolyne Aycaguer-Ron - harmonium, keyboards,
Yuval Ron - oud, saz, musical director

Location: Unitarian Universalist Community Church - 1260 Eighteenth Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.
(at the corner of 18th St. and Arizona). Free street parking
Admission: advanced tickets - $15, at the door - $20 (cash or check only).
Advance ticket sale via mail: Please mail a check payable to Yuval Ron Music, 11288 Ventura Blvd. #115, Studio City, CA 91604
Tickets purchased by mail will be held at Will Call at church entrance on the day of the show starting at 6 pm.
For more info: info@yuvalronmusic.com or tel: 818 505 1355


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May 17, 2004

Divahn, La Jolla, CA, May 17

Divahn
May 17th - Monday, 7:30 pm
La Jolla, CA
"Celebrating Jewish Music Series"
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
For Tickets (858) 362-1348
www.lfjcc.org/musicseries.shtml
jessika@dcjcc.org

May 23, 2004

Yiddish Sing-along, San Francisco, CA, May 23

YIDDISH
SING-ALONGS with JILLIAN TALLMER
at the Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, between Scott and Pierce
Tel. (415) 567-3327

(Free parking is available in a structure marked JCHS on Pierce between
Ellis and Eddy)

FREE AND EVERYONE WELCOME!
SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
(EXCEPT MAY, FOURTH SUNDAY)
2-4 PM MUSIC ROOM, FIRST FLOOR

Sunday, May 23 2-4 PM Songs of Parents, Children, and the Life Cycle

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June 6, 2004

Theo Bikel: The first 80 years, Brentwood, CA, Jun 6

June 6th -Sunday, 5:30 pm
Brentwood, CA
Wadsworth Theatre
Theodore Bikel: The First 80 Years
An evening of song, dance and spirit in his honor
Featuring Divahn and
legendary performers including:

Peter Yarrow - Leonard Nimoy
The Klezmatics - Mike Burstyn
Larry Miller - Ed Asner
Billy Jonas - Mare Winningham
Ornili Azulay - Pastor Andrae' Crouch
Divahn


All proceeds benefit
Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Tickets and info: www.bravobikel.com

June 20, 2004

KlezCalifornia, San Francisco, CA, Jun 20-25

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

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June 21, 2004

KlezCalifornia continues, San Francisco, CA Jun 21

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

June 22, 2004

KlezCaliforia continues, Jun 22

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

June 23, 2004

KlezCalifornia continues, San Francisco, CA Jun 23

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

June 24, 2004

KlezCalifornia continues, San Francisco, CA, Jun 24

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

June 25, 2004

KlezCalifornia ends, San Francisco, CA, Jun 25

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

July 6, 2004

Veretski Pass, Berkeley, CA, Jul 6

Veretski Pass, with Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman

July 6, 8 PM Freight and Salvage, 1111 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA (510) 548-1761 www.freightandsalvage.org

July 7, 2004

Veretski Pass, Santa Cruz, CA, Jul 7

Veretski Pass, with Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman

July 7,
7:30 PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center,
320-2 Cedar Street,
Santa Cruz, CA,
(831) 427-2227
www.kuumbwajazz.org
www.zookbeat.com

July 11, 2004

Veretski Pass, Walnut Creek, CA, Jul 11

Veretski Pass, with Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman

July 11,
1PM
Contra Costa JCC,
2071 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA, 925-938-7800

August 1, 2004

Ron Yuval Ensemble, Brandeis, CA, Aug 1

Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 7:30 p.m

CONCERT ABOVE THE STARS
with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Najwa Gibran - voice, Maya Haddi - voice, Yegish Manoukian - woodwinds, Virginie Alumyan - Kanoun, Carolyne Ayçaguer-Ron - harmonium & keyboards, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion -
Yuval Ron - oud, saz, musical director


Guest dancers: Maya Karasso, Melanie Kareem Dance Company, Iman Sufi, Ruth Gould-Goodman


-Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a spectacular setting -
- Concert is outdoors. Please dress for cool evenings -

Location: The Brandeis-Bardin Institute
1101 Peppertree Lane Brandeis, CA 93064


Admission: $25 per adult, $15 per child Group rates available For reservations for group rate information, Call Linda at (805) 582-4450

For more information and directions:
Visit www.thebbi.org
Contact Linda at (805) 582-4450

August 6, 2004

Yuval Ron Quartet, Los Angeles, Aug 6

Friday, August 6th, 2004 at 9:30 pm

F.O.R. National 2004 Conference
presents

The Yuval Ron Quartet
featuring the singer
Najwa Gibran


Location: Occidental College, Thorne Hall
1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), CA 90041-3314

Admission: Tickets will be available at the door for $5-10.
To make reservations for advance tickets please contact Anthony Marsh at (310) 228-7759.

Parking: Parking will be available on the Occidental campus but will be limited, so please carpool if possible.

For more info including directions:
Visit www.forusa.org/conference2004.
Contact Anthony Marsh at (310) 228-7759 or amarsh@forusa.org

August 7, 2004

Yuval Ron Quartet, Ventura, CA, Aug 7

Saturday, August 7th, 2004 at 7 pm

World Soul Music

An evening of Devotional Music and Message of Peace with

The Yuval Ron Quartet
featuring the singer
Najwa Gibran
performing Sacred Music of the Middle East

and Karnamirta
performing Devotional Music of India

Location: Church of Religious Science
101 S. Laurel Street, Ventura, CA 93001

Seating begins at 6:30 pm.

Admission: $18 prepaid / $20 at the door. Tickets held at Will Call. Make Checks to: Kirk Mann, 970 S. Petit, Suite D, Ventura, CA 93004

For more information and directions:
Visit www.worldsoulmusic.com
Tel: (805) 477-7596

September 8, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Santa Monica, CA, Sep 8

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Temple Bar
1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
9:45 PM
Tickets $5
More info: www.templebarlive.com or 310-393-6611

September 9, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 9

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Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel
w/ the Sephardic Educational Center
10500 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
8:00 PM
Tickets: $18
More info & tix: 310-475-7311 or email: reception@sephardictemple.org
310-393-6611

September 10, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 10

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September 10th
Los Angeles, CA
Sinai Temple: Friday Night Live
10400 Wilshire Blvd (corner of Beverly Glen.)
7:30 PM
Free
More info: www.fridaynightlive.net
or call 310.481.3244

September 18, 2004

Days of Awe: Afro-Semitic Experience, San Francisco, CA, Sep 18

band photoSaturday, September 18 The Days of Awe: David Chevan with Afro-Semitic Experience, 8:00 p.m. at Kanbar Hall, The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco's Eugene and Elinor Friend Center for the Arts, 3200 California Street, San Francisco. For more information please call 415-292-1200.

September 19, 2004

Days of Awe: Afro-Semitic Experience, Lafayette, CA, Sep 19

band photoSunday, September 19, The Days of Awe: David Chevan with The Afro-Semitic Experience 10:30 a.m. at Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, California. For more information please call 925-283-8575.

October 3, 2004

Tasty music in Napa, CA, Oct 3

Accordionist Odile Lavault and singer Sylvie Braitman will be providing tasty music for COPIA (Napa's wonderful Food and Wine Museum)'s celebration of New York food.

October 3rd is dedicated to Jewish Food with "New York Nosharound: Jewish Food Festival".
2PM to 4PM (we play from 1 to 3PM)
500 first Street. Napa. CA
www.copia.org

Yiddish Tango, Marina del Rey, CA, Oct 3

Sunday 3 October
Yiddish tango performance and lecture
Lloica Czackis illustrated talk on the history of the Yiddish tango and solo performance
California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language
33 Washington Blvd., #118, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Info and Reservations: (310) 745 1190

October 7, 2004

Lloica Czackis on Yiddish Tango, Oct 7

Thursday October 7 – 5pm

An illustrated talk on the Yiddish tango and its historical context, including live performance

Lloica Czackis voice & guitar

For details contact Lloica Czackis

October 17, 2004

Yiddish Sing-along, San Francisco, CA, Oct 17

Back by popular demand, Jillian "Yidl" Tallmer will lead 2 Yiddish Sing-Alongs at the Jewish Community Library in SF 1835 Ellis Street near Pierce. Parking available. Sunday, October 17, 1-3 P.M. Gold in Oldies--The Golden Land, The Golden Peacock, and other Treasures. Sunday, November 21, 1-3 P.M. Bim Bom! Songs With Rollicking Choruses. No previous knowledge of Yiddish is necessary. Transliterated songsheets will be provided. Tel 415 567 3327

October 24, 2004

Hot Kugel, San Francisco, CA, Oct 24

Hot Kugel, that down home good time San Francisco Bay Area Klezmer ensemble, will be opening "To Life!", a Jewish Cultural Street festival in Palo Alto on Sunday Oct. 24th at 11:00AM on the Jessica Saal Memorial Stage. California Ave (between El Camino and Birch) Free.

For more info: www.ToLifeFestival.org

October 28, 2004

Pharaoh's Daughter, San Francisco, CA, Oct 28

Pharaoh's Daughter
Thursday, October 28, 8:00pm JCCSF - 3200 California St. @ Presidio
Tickets: JCCSF Member $12; Public $15; Student $12
Box Office: (415) 292-1233 or email us.
Box Office hours: Mon-Fri 12-7 pm; Sat 12-5 pm.
Click here to purchase tickets online.

November 14, 2004

Sylvie Braitman, San Francisco, Nov 14

Sylvie Braitman, "Les Demoiselles de Pigalle"

Sunday November 14th and 21st, 7PM
The Empire Plush Room, www.empireplushevents.com
940 Sutter Street San Francisco
(415) 885 2800

$20 and two drinks

With M. Grossman (piano)
Odile Lavault (accordion)
Jeremy Cohen (violin)
Michael Knapp (bass)

www.SylvieBraitman.com

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November 18, 2004

Sharon Jan Bernstein, Yiddish Song, San Francisco, CA, Nov 18

YIDDISH PIANO BAR
With Sharon Jan Bernstein

The popular Yiddish song - from Broadway, bars and the by-ways of the Old and New Worlds—comes alive at the Yiddish piano bar. Bernstein moves across musical genres, from the blues to cabaret, mixing the sacred and the secular, poetry with everyday life. This program combines performance, commentary and opportunities to sing along.

Thursdays, 11/18, 12/16 (2 sessions)
8:00 - 9:30 pm
Per session: M $10 | P $12
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St., San Francisco
415 292 1200

Co-sponsored with the JCCSF's Friend Center for the Arts

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November 21, 2004

Yiddish Sing-Along, San Francisco, CA, Nov 21

Back by popular demand, Jillian "Yidl" Tallmer will lead
2 Yiddish Sing-Alongs at the Jewish Community Library in SF
1835 Ellis Street near Pierce. Parking available.

Sunday, October 17, 1-3 P.M.
Gold in Oldies--The Golden Land, The Golden Peacock, and other Treasures.

Sunday, November 21, 1-3 P.M.
Bim Bom! Songs With Rollicking Choruses.

No previous knowledge of Yiddish is necessary. Transliterated songsheets will be provided.

Tel 415 567 3327

Sylvie Braitman, San Francisco, Nov 21

Sylvie Braitman, "Les Demoiselles de Pigalle"

Sunday November 14th and 21st, 7PM
The Empire Plush Room, www.empireplushevents.com
940 Sutter Street San Francisco
(415) 885 2800

$20 and two drinks

With M. Grossman (piano)
Odile Lavault (accordion)
Jeremy Cohen (violin)
Michael Knapp (bass)

www.SylvieBraitman.com

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December 2, 2004

Sylvie Braitman in 'My Father's Journey, SF, Dec 2

My Father's Journey

Conceived and performed by Sylvie Braitman
written with Katherine Rosenberg-Wohl
With Jim Rebhan, accordion and Annette Brodovski, violin
Thursday, December 2 and Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 8pm and Sunday, December 5 at 5pm
at the Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco
Tickets $18 / Info/Reservations 415 401 8081

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December 4, 2004

Neil Sedaka in Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 4

Neil Sedaka Yiddish Concert -Los Angeles Dec 4 & 5 Neil Sedaka will appear at the Wilshire Theater Saturday, December 4th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 5th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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Sylvie Braitman in 'My Father's Journey, SF, Dec 4

My Father's Journey

Conceived and performed by Sylvie Braitman
written with Katherine Rosenberg-Wohl
With Jim Rebhan, accordion and Annette Brodovski, violin
Thursday, December 2 and Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 8pm and Sunday, December 5 at 5pm
at the Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco
Tickets $18 / Info/Reservations 415 401 8081

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December 5, 2004

Neil Sedaka in Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 5

Neil Sedaka Yiddish Concert -Los Angeles Dec 4 & 5

Neil Sedaka will appear at the Wilshire Theater Saturday,
December 4th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 5th at 2:00
p.m. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster outlets,
by phone at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000, or online at
www.ticketmaster.com.

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Sylvie Braitman in 'My Father's Journey, SF, Dec 5

My Father's Journey

Conceived and performed by Sylvie Braitman
written with Katherine Rosenberg-Wohl
With Jim Rebhan, accordion and Annette Brodovski, violin
Thursday, December 2 and Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 8pm and Sunday, December 5 at 5pm
at the Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco
Tickets $18 / Info/Reservations 415 401 8081

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December 11, 2004

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Dec 11

Saturday December 11th 8pm
Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment and Michael Musika
3248 22nd Street at Bartlett (between Valencia and Mission
Streets), in the Mission District

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December 13, 2004

Celebrate Hip Hop, Los Angeles, Dec 13

Knitting Factory Hollywood
presents
The HOLLYWOOD STAR CHANUKAH BASH

Celebrate Hip Hop: Jewish Artists From Around the World CD release party.

Featuring:

Hip-hop/afro-beat artist MC HY
Leo Plays Klezmer with Leo Chelyapov
Sephardic Singer Stefani Valadez
Singer-songwriter Todd Herzog
plus a special on-stage jam with Leo Chelyapov and MC HY!!

Chanukah Lighting, words of wisdom by Rabbi David Wolpe + delicious
Sufganiot to celebrate the 7th night of Chanukah!

$10 at the door
Show starts at 7:30
Knitting Factory LA
7021 Hollywood Bl, Suite 209
Hollywood, CA

December 16, 2004

Sharon Jan Bernstein, Yiddish Song, San Francisco, CA, Dec 16

YIDDISH PIANO BAR
With Sharon Jan Bernstein

The popular Yiddish song - from Broadway, bars and the by-ways of the Old and New Worlds—comes alive at the Yiddish piano bar. Bernstein moves across musical genres, from the blues to cabaret, mixing the sacred and the secular, poetry with everyday life. This program combines performance, commentary and opportunities to sing along.

Thursdays, 11/18, 12/16 (2 sessions)
8:00 - 9:30 pm
Per session: M $10 | P $12
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St., San Francisco
415 292 1200

Co-sponsored with the JCCSF's Friend Center for the Arts

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December 19, 2004

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
www.yiddishinstitute.org
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

Come for the week, for a day (December 19), or attend individual cultural
events.

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December 20, 2004

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
www.yiddishinstitute.org
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

Come for the week, for a day (December 19), or attend individual cultural
events.

December 21, 2004

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
www.yiddishinstitute.org
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

Come for the week, for a day (December 19), or attend individual cultural
events.

December 22, 2004

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
www.yiddishinstitute.org
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Dec 22

Wednesday December 22nd 8pm
Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
@ Simple Pleasures Café
3434 Balboa at 36th Avenue in the Richmond District

December 23, 2004

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
www.yiddishinstitute.org
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

December 24, 2004

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
www.yiddishinstitute.org
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

December 25, 2004

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19-25

This year, Make it a real holiday -
Come explore the riches of Yiddish culture -
Farbreng mit undz oyf yidish

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language announces its
5th Annual Winter Yiddish Intensive:

The Art of Yiddish: A Bridge of Light Around the World
Di Kunst fun Yidish: A likht-brik arum der velt
December 19-25, Los Angeles (at Skirball Cultural Center)
www.yiddishinstitute.org
E-mail Yiddish Institute.

December 31, 2004

Stevie' Cousins, San Diego, CA, Dec 31

Stevie's Cousins perform at The Deli in People's Food Coop, in Ocean Beach, San Diego, December 31st (New Year's eve), 5pm-7pm, FREE! 4765 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 224-1387 Stevie’s Cousins is a homegrown family band, where playing music together is as much a part of daily family life as eating breakfast and washing the dishes. Coming all the way from their living room in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this family trio has performed together for many years as part of larger professional Klezmer and Balkan ensembles, but they will be performing in public on their own for the first time by request of their cousin Steve Myrick (hence the name of the band). Stevie’s Cousins has put together an eclectic and enjoyable evening of their favorite ethnic music which includes: Klezmer music (East European Jewish instrumental music), Serbian-Romani (Gypsy) folk songs, a few Celtic and European folktunes, folk songs from Bulgaria and Macedonia, Yiddish and Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) folk songs, and other music from around the world. "Stevie’s Cousins" is: Beth Cohen - violin, mandolin, vocals and mom. Randy Edmunds - guitar, vocals and dad. Jamie Cohen-Edmunds - alto sax, vocals and daughter.

January 13, 2005

Klezmer lecture and performance, Westminster, CA, Jan 13

Klezmer Program - A Taste of the Old Country

On Thursday Jan 13th, 2005 at 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. there will be an exciting Adult Program offered at Temple Beth David: Klezmer - From the Old Country to Modern Klezmer styles in America This program will feature Live and Recorded examples of Klezmer music as it was played in 1800's Europe to todays modern sounds.

We will discuss and play music by the key musicians and groups that influenced Klezmer over time, including: Naftule Bradwein, Dave Tarras, the Epstein Brothers, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Brave Old World.

Members of the South Coast Simcha Band, led by Keith and Renah Wolzinger, will be on hand to perform live music from these eras during the presentation. Renah and Keith have studied with the members of todays top performing groups for the past 5 years in Montreal at KlezKanada.

Bring your questions, Yiddish culture, and clapping hands and dancing feet and join us for a fun evening of a taste of the Old Country!

Temple Beth David
6100 Hefley Street
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714) 892-6623

January 20, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Jan 20

Thursday January 20th 8pm
Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
@ Simple Pleasures Café
3434 Balboa at 36th Avenue in the Richmond District

January 24, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Jan 24

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Monday January 24th 8pm
and Monday February 7th
@ the Revolutionary Café
3248 22nd Street at Bartlett
(between Valencia and Mission Streets),
Mission District

FREE

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February 5, 2005

Yuval Ron Ensemble w/Najwa Gibran, Los Angeles, Feb 5

UCLA's Progressive Jewish Students' Association and the United Arab Society Present

A Benefit concert for Oasis of Peace (Neveh Shalom/Wahat al-Salam)

with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring Najwa Gibran

performing: Songs of Sufi origin, Arabic folklore, Jewish - Andalusian and Ladino music from Spain and Morocco and Armenian traditional music

Come and join the UCLA and the Los Angeles community in celebrating a night of peace and co-existence.

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 8 pm. Doors open @ 7:30
Location: The UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium, Los Angeles.
Admission: $10 suggested donation. Proceeds to benefit Oasis of Peace (Neveh Shalom/Wahat al-Salam) - the only Israeli village of Jewish and Arab inhabitants living in co-existence, complete equality and freedom within one community. (for info about Oasis of Peace: nswas.com).
No reservations or advanced ticket sales.
Parking: $7 in Wilson Plaza (Lot #4). Enter from Sunset Blvd. Directions: visit the Fowler website at: www.fowler.ucla.edu or call 310-825-4361

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February 6, 2005

Yiddish Sing-Along, San Francisco, CA, Feb 6

Yiddish Sing-Alongs: Everyone Welcome!
February 6 1-3 p.m.

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Music Room, first floor
Free parking in the building on Pierce Street
between Ellis and Eddy

With Jillian Tallmer and accompanist, returning by popular demand. Whether you are new to Yiddish music or already hooked, you will come away from these sing-alongs inspired. Jillian will introduce a dozen new songs each afternoon, using transliterated songsheets. Participants may bring in and suggest favorite songs to share.

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February 7, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Feb 7

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Monday February 7th
@ the Revolutionary Café
3248 22nd Street at Bartlett
(between Valencia and Mission Streets),
Mission District

FREE

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February 10, 2005

Horowitz and Brotman, San Francisco, CA, Feb 10

Is Everything Old New Again?

A Talk and Demonstration on Klezmer Music
with Stuart Brotman and Josh Horowitz
Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.

Join two of the central figures of the Klezmer Revival for an exploration of klezmer music's vibrant musical and cultural itinerary. From its beginnings in Eastern Europe, Jewish instrumental music has moved back and forth across the Atlantic, undergoing forces as varied as the birth of the recording industry, the destruction of European Jewry, assimilation and decay, and a now thirty-year-old revival. The question arises: Where do the Old and New Worlds really reside and how do they meet? Josh and Stu answer this question and others as they play musical examples and rare recordings, recollect their field work, share amusing anecdotes, and lead a lively discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. The BJE Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA. For more info, call 415-567-3327 or e-mail the BJE Library.

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February 13, 2005

South Coast Simcha Band, Bellflower, CA, Feb 13

The South Coast Simcha BandSouth Coast Simcha Band
Sunday Feb. 13th, 2005
2:30 P.M.

William Bristol Civic Auditorium
Bellflower City Hall
15500 Civic Center Dr.
Bellflower, CA

For further info: 562-867-5980

February 17, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Feb 17

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Thursday February 17th 8pm
Simple Pleasures Café
3434 Balboa at 36th Avenue,
Richmond District
San Francisco

free

February 20, 2005

Sacred Soul II, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 20

Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 7pm

SACRED SOUL II
Performed by
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
and
The Gwen Wyatt Chorale

Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA.
Free parking at church lot and on street
$15 for all at the door (cash or check only). Box office open at 6pm, doors at 6:30pm

Sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism, and Christian Armenian Church
Meets
African-American spirituals and gospel music

A rare concert event dedicated to the spirit of Martin Luther King and his guidance concerning PEACE, in honor of Black History Month.

Guest emcee James Janisse of 88.1 FM Jazz Radio, to read excerpts from speeches by Dr. King. Guest dancer: Maya Karasso (Whirling)

Web: www.ronyuvalmusic.com
E-mail Ron Yuval for more info.

February 27, 2005

Yiddish Sing-Along, San Francisco, CA, Feb 27

Yiddish Sing-Along: Everyone Welcome!
Sunday, February 27, 3 p.m.
The Immigrant Experience: From A Brivele der Mamen to Zumer Bay Nakht Oyf di Dekher

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Music Room, first floor
Free parking in the building on Pierce Street
between Ellis and Eddy

With Jillian Tallmer and accompanist, returning by popular demand. Whether you are new to Yiddish music or already hooked, you will come away from these sing-alongs inspired. Jillian will introduce a dozen new songs each afternoon, using transliterated songsheets. Participants may bring in and suggest favorite songs to share.

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March 3, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Berkeley, CA, Mar 3

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"
Thursday March 3
5pm
Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck @ Prince
Berkeley

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Golem, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 3

avada logo - is this really proper yiddish spelling for these sounds?Thursday, March 3rd
NYC Klezmer-Rock Band Golem and Comedy-Burlesque Show Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad
The Fold presents...at Tangier
2138 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles 90027
323-666-8666
8:00 PM, $12

Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Click here for tickets.

Avada - A Revolution in Yiddish
Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
phone: 323-692-8151
web: www.yiddishkaytla.org
E-mail Avada.

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Golem, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 3

band photoGolem
Thursday March 3rd
LOS ANGELES
The Fold presents... at Tangier
2138 Hillhurst Ave.
(323) 666-8666
8pm, tickets $12

www.foldsilverlake.com

March 5, 2005

Omar Faruk Tekbilken, Culver City, CA, Mar 5

Omar Faruk Tekbilek & his Ensemble

Peace of Music

World Famous Sufi Musician, Turkish Virtuoso Omar Faruk Tekbilek & his Ensemble with Grammy Award Wining, Keyboardist, Arranger, Composer Don Grusin Don Grusin & the Hang will be in town for one night only in an evening of contemporary Jazz, traditional Sufi, folk and contemporary music from the Middle East

Robert Frost Auditorium
Culver City High School
4401 Elenda St.
Culver City, CA 90230

Saturday, March 5, 2005
Don Grusin & the Hang: 6:45PM
Omar Faruk Tekbilek & his Ensemble: 8:30PM

Tickets available at:
Hear Music: 1429 3RD Street promenade - Tel: 310-319 9527
Aron's Records: 1150 N. Highland Ave. - Tel: 323-469 4700
Musicall: 517 No. Fairfax - Tel: 323-951 0111
12450 Burbank - Tel: 818-980 9848

Info: 310 - 842 4200 ext. 6064 $12 presale by March 3 -- $15 at the door -- Children under 12 are free

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Golem, Santa Cruz, CA, Mar 5

band photoGolem
Saturday, March 5th
SANTA CRUZ
The Attic
931 Pacific Ave.
(831) 460-1800
Two shows: 7pm & 9pm
Tickets $15

March 6, 2005

Golem, San Francisco, CA, Mar 6

band photoGolem
Sunday, March 6th
SAN FRANCISCO
Cafe du Nord
2170 Market Street
(415) 861-5016
Two shows, 6:30pm & 9:30pm
tickets $15
www.cafedunord.com

March 10, 2005

Red Yiddish Salon, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 10

avada logo - is this really proper yiddish spelling for these sounds?Yiddishkayt LA and Avada present Red Yiddish
For Angelenos in their 20s and 30s.

Red Yiddish is for Angelenos in their 20s and 30s interested in exploring contemporary Yiddish culture. Red Yiddish salons are monthly presentations by Los Angeles-based artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and professors who are pushing the boundaries of Yiddish culture. Study beginning Yiddish for the first hour (at 7:30) or come for the guest speaker at 8:30. Red Yiddish salons are held in the library of the Yiddish Culture Club, inside the Jewish Educational Institute.

Thursday, March 10, 2005, Free Admission
7:30PM - Beginning Yiddish with Miriam Koral
8:30PM - Miamon Miller, professional musician and Fulbright Scholar, describes and demonstrates the instruments, musicians, and characteristics that define klezmer music. He'll trace its evolution from Eastern Europe to contemporary Los Angeles in an evening that will change the way you listen to klezmer music.
9:30PM - Yiddish/Klezmer jam

L.A. Yiddish Culture Club
8339 W. Third Street (2nd Floor library)
Between Flores and Kings Rd.
Dessert, coffee and wine.

Tel: 323-692-8151
Web: www.yiddishkaytla.org
E-mail Yiddishkayt LA.

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March 12, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Sacramento, CA, Mar 12

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"
Saturday March 12
Capitol Garage
5431 H Street
Sacramento CA

www.capitolgarage.com

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Sacred Music of the Middle East, Torrance, CA, Mar 12

Sacred Music of the Middle East
performed by
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Maya Haddi - vocals; Yeghish Manukian - woodwinds; Verginie Alumyan - kanoun; Jamie Papish - perc; David Martinelli - perc; Yuval Ron - oud & musical director. special guest: Carlos Velasco - flamenco guitar

Campus Theatre, El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506
Saturday, March 12, 2005
8pm
For Admission, Ticket Reservation, Parking and More Info: Call the college arts hotline at 1-800-832-ARTS or the ticket office at 310-660-3793 or visit the website at: www.elcamino.cc.ca.us/centerforthearts

March 13, 2005

Yiddish Sing-Along, San Francisco, CA, Mar 13

Yiddish Sing-Along: Everyone Welcome!
Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m.
Solidarity! From Arbeter-Froyen to Zog Nit Keynmol

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Music Room, first floor
Free parking in the building on Pierce Street
between Ellis and Eddy

With Jillian Tallmer and accompanist, returning by popular demand. Whether you are new to Yiddish music or already hooked, you will come away from these sing-alongs inspired. Jillian will introduce a dozen new songs each afternoon, using transliterated songsheets. Participants may bring in and suggest favorite songs to share.

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Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Healdsburg, CA, Mar 13

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"
Sunday March 13
5:30pm
Raven Theater
115 North St
Healdsburg CA
$10 presale/$15 at the door.

www.raventheater.org

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March 14, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Hollywood, CA, Mar 14

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"
Monday March 14
9:30pm
Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA
$7

www.knittingfactory.com/kfhollywood/

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March 17, 2005

YiddIRish St. Patrick's Day Cabaret, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 17

avada logo - is this really proper yiddish spelling for these sounds?Thursday, March 17th
Cabaret Voltaire (not to be confused with the English media-mavericks of the same name), Los Angeles' unique home for one-of-a-kind performances, presents a St. Patrick's Day event with an evening of Irish musical and literary classics creatively interpreted through Yiddish and Hebrew...YiddIRish Night!

Andre Miripolsky (Famed LA Pop Artist and new designer of The Chabad Telethon Poster) hosts YiddIRish Night!

Expect Irish musical favorites by houseband Hollywood Klezmer. Also, special appearances by singer Janet Klein, virtuoso fiddler Claire Bergen, comedian-multi-instrumentalist David Zasloff, Jewess Chantewess Tami Bahat, Irishman Tuba Heatherton, and Sara Cody will offer spoken word excerpts from Ulysses—the great Irish novel that offers one of the best Jewish characters in literature. Expect Beer Bottle Dancers and much, much more for this special occasion.

Kosher Guinness Stout is served as Rabbi Matthew drives by to bless the Lager.

Present this Yiddishkayt announcement to the box office for $2 off. 4-leaf clover yarmulkes (or green ones) will get you in free!

Thursday, March 17th, 8:30 PM (Doors open at 8:00 PM)
Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd. @CFI West (2 blocks west of Vermont)
Plenty of free parking in the heart of Los Feliz/Hollywood
Admission: $10 (Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Steve Allen Theater.)
For reservations and information, please call Cabaret Voltaire at 323-666-4268.

March 18, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Mar 18

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Friday March 18th, 9pm
@ the Revolutionary Café
3248 22nd Street at Bartlett
(between Valencia and Mission Streets), Mission District
San Francisco

free

March 19, 2005

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoOpening Night: Members of Israel's East West Ensemble and Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Ensemble—A tour de force that brings together 14 top world music artists in an unforgettable blend of Jewish and Muslim mystical musical traditions and improvisation. Presented in association with the Consulate General of Israel

SATURDAY, 8:00 PM, March 19 - Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley, Berkeley

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

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March 20, 2005

Yale Strom & Fred Benedetti, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 20

Yale Strom Returns to Arbeter Ring for Purim!
Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm

Yale Strom & Fred Benedetti will present a klezmer Purim concert called "Muzik, Mayses un Di Gantse Megile"

Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm at the Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles 90035. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for Workmen's Circle or Sholem Community members, and $8 for children under 13. Take a buck off per ticket if your paid order (not just a reservation) is received in our office by Friday, March 18. For further info, please call 310.552.2007.

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20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoTheo! with special guest Hankus Netsky
Legendary, award-winning singer and actor Theodore Bikel, with the founder of the internationally acclaimed Klezmer Conservatory Band. Presented in association with Congregation Emanu-EL.

Sunday, 4:00pm, March 20, Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

March 21, 2005

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoFrom Fiddler on the Roof to Beatbox in the 'Hood: Music in Contemporary Jewish Culture
A conversation with Theodore Bikel, Hankus Netsky, DJ SoCalled, and Jewlia Eisenberg, moderated by Professor Naomi Seidman. Presented in association with the Taube Center for Jewish Life, JCCSF

Monday, 7:30pm, March 21, JCCSF, 3200 California Street at Presidio St., San Francisco

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

March 24, 2005

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoPurim Matinee with members of Shtreiml
Classical klezmer with some of the hottest young musicians of Canada's Jewish music scene: Jason Rosenblatt (harmonica); Josh Dolgin (aka DJ SoCalled) accordion; Rachel Lemisch (trombone); Susan Watts, of the Hoffman klezmer dynasty (trumpet).

Thursday, 1:30pm, March 24, BRJCC, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Mar 24

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Thursday March 24th 8pm
Simple Pleasures Café
3434 Balboa at 36th Avenue,
Richmond District
San Francisco

free

March 26, 2005

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoEmil Zrihan
with Za'atar, the Bay Area's own Middle East Jewish music ensemble, followed by a Purim Party

Saturday, 8:00pm, March 26, Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael

For tickets and information for this event only, call 415-444-8000.

March 27, 2005

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoFamily Concert with Gary Lapow
The Bay Area's favorite children's performer brings his wit to new Jewish songs. "Gary's kids' stuff is great!" Whoopi Goldberg

Sunday, 11am, March 27, BRJCC, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoCommunity Music Day
Visit the Instrument Petting Zoo, hear Hebrew hip-hop, and more! 15 interactive workshops and 9 performances for all ages, highlighting innovative Bay Area artists.

Sunday, 12:30-5:30pm, March 27, BRJCC, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

March 28, 2005

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoJudith Cohen: Music in Sephardic and "Marrano" Life
Song, story and commentary by a renowned Sephardic music scholar, with her daughter Tamar Cohen Adams. Decades of fieldwork in Spain and Portugal have provided Judith and Tamar with a rich body of rare and precious folklore and music.

Monday, 7:30pm, March 28, BRJCC, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

March 31, 2005

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoEmil Zrihan with Surprise Special Guests
San Francisco premiere of a stunning counter-tenor, an Israeli cantor of the Moroccan tradition, in a sneak preview of a new collaboration with America's premiere, San Francisco-based new music string quartet. Co-sponsored with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Thursday, 8pm, March 31, JCCSF, 3200 California Street at Presidio St., San Francisco

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

April 3, 2005

Klezmatics, Berkeley, CA, April 3

new album coverKlezmatics with guest Joshua Nelson.

The band that defines klezmer’s edge, with a special guest artist who sings Black Jewish soul that recalls Mahalia Jackson. In celebration of the new release, "Brother Moses Smote the Water"

SUNDAY, 4 PM, APRIL 3
WHEELER AUDITORIUM
UC Berkeley

Part of the 20th Berkeley Jewish Music Festival

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoKlezmatics with special guest Joshua Nelson
The gutsy band that defines klezmer's edge, with a special guest artist who sings Black Jewish soul that recalls Mahalia Jackson in the West Coast premiere of their latest CD.

Sunday, 4:00pm, April 3, Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

20th Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, CA, Mar 19 - Apr 3

festival logoFinale Dance Party
with members of the Klezmatics and Friends with internationally acclaimed meister of traditional Jewish dance, Steven Weintraub.

Sunday, 7:30pm, April 3, BRJCC, 1414 Walnut Street., Berkeley

Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

April 4, 2005

Klezmatics w/Joshua Nelson, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 4

LA Yiddishkeit logos Klezmatics

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles & Spaceland Productions present
Klezmatics with guest Joshua Nelson.
Monday, April 4 at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM)
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd. (between Vermont and Edgemont)
Hollywood, CA 90027
General Admission: $25
Tickets available at TicketWeb or by calling 866-468-3399.

Web: www.napavalleyoperahouse.org

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
tel: 323-692-8151
web: www.yiddishkaytla.org

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April 5, 2005

Klezmatics, Napa, CA, Apr 5

new album coverKlezmatics with guest Joshua Nelson.

4/05, Tue - Napa, CA - Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street, Napa, California
8pm
(707) 226-7372

Web: www.napavalleyoperahouse.org

April 9, 2005

Hip Hop Hoodíos, Long Beach, CA, Apr 9

band members
Hip Hop Hoodíos

The Latino-Jewish urban music collective Hip Hop Hoodíos brings its trilingual mayhem to the Jewlicious Festival in Long Beach, CA to celebrate the release of its new album "Agua Pa' La Gente" on Jazzheads Records.

April 9
Long Beach, CA
Cal State Long Beach "Jewlicious" Festival
AJCC (3801 E. Willow)
9PM
$10 Students, $15 Public

www.beachhillel.org

April 10, 2005

Yiddish Sing-along, San Francisco, CA, Apr 10

Yiddish Sing-Along: Everyone Welcome!
Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m.
Greatest Hits of the Yiddish Theater: From Abi Gezunt to Zise Kinder Yorn

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Music Room, first floor
Free parking in the building on Pierce Street
between Ellis and Eddy

With Jillian Tallmer and accompanist, returning by popular demand. Whether you are new to Yiddish music or already hooked, you will come away from these sing-alongs inspired. Jillian will introduce a dozen new songs each afternoon, using transliterated songsheets. Participants may bring in and suggest favorite songs to share.

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Hip Hop Hoodíos, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 10

band members
Hip Hop Hoodíos

The Latino-Jewish urban music collective Hip Hop Hoodíos brings its trilingual mayhem to Los Angeles to celebrate the release of its new album "Agua Pa' La Gente" on Jazzheads Records.

April 10
Los Angeles, CA
The Joint (w/Los Abandoned, The Misprintz, and Sonntagg)
8771 W. Pico Blvd.
8PM - $7
(310) 275-2619

April 13, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Apr 13

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Wednesday April 13th 8pm
Simple Pleasures Café
3434 Balboa at 36th Avenue,
Richmond District
San Francisco

free

April 14, 2005

Red Yiddish Salon, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 14

avada logo - is this really proper yiddish spelling for these sounds?Yiddishkayt LA and Avada present Red Yiddish
For Angelenos in their 20s and 30s.

Red Yiddish is for Angelenos in their 20s and 30s interested in exploring contemporary Yiddish culture. Red Yiddish salons are monthly presentations by Los Angeles-based artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and professors who are pushing the boundaries of Yiddish culture. Study beginning Yiddish for the first hour (at 7:30) or come for the guest speaker at 8:30. Red Yiddish salons are held in the library of the Yiddish Culture Club, inside the Jewish Educational Institute.

Thursday, April 14, 2005, Free Admission
7:30PM - Beginning Yiddish with Miriam Koral
8:30PM - Program to be announced
9:30PM - Yiddish/Klezmer jam

L.A. Yiddish Culture Club
8339 W. Third Street (2nd Floor library)
Between Flores and Kings Rd.
Dessert, coffee and wine.

Tel: 323-692-8151
Web: www.yiddishkaytla.org
E-mail Yiddishkayt LA.

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April 21, 2005

Doikayt, a Los Angeles Passover, Apr 21

LA Yiddishkeit logosAvada/Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance and Spaceland Productions present

Doikayt, A Los Angeles Passover, April 21 at 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 9:00 PM (doors open at 8:30 PM)
The Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd. (just east of Gower)
Hollywood 90028
Free parking in adjacent lots or on the street.
$15 general; $10 students. Volunteers: Free

To volunteer, or for more info, call 323-692-8151 or e-mail Yiddishkayt LA

LA Yiddishkeit logos

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May 11, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, May 11

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Wednesday May 11th 8pm, free
@ Simple Pleasures Caf@eacute;
3434 Balboa at 36th Avenue
Richmond District, San Francisco

Orange County Klezmers, Newport Beach, CA, May 11th

CELEBRATE LIFE!

The Orange County Klezmers will be playing Jewish music on Wednesday nights, 7-9pm, beginning May 11th at the Tee Room located at 3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Drinks and food will be available for a nominal charge. Tickets are $7. For more information and directions see www.ocklezmers.com/news.html.

May 12, 2005

Red Yiddish Salon, Los Angeles, CA, May 12

avada logo - is this really proper yiddish spelling for these sounds?Yiddishkayt LA and Avada present Red Yiddish
For Angelenos in their 20s and 30s.

Red Yiddish is for Angelenos in their 20s and 30s interested in exploring contemporary Yiddish culture. Red Yiddish salons are monthly presentations by Los Angeles-based artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and professors who are pushing the boundaries of Yiddish culture. Study beginning Yiddish for the first hour (at 7:30) or come for the guest speaker at 8:30. Red Yiddish salons are held in the library of the Yiddish Culture Club, inside the Jewish Educational Institute.

Thursday, May 12, 2005, Free Admission
7:30PM - Beginning Yiddish with Miriam Koral
8:30PM - Program to be announced
9:30PM - Yiddish/Klezmer jam

L.A. Yiddish Culture Club
8339 W. Third Street (2nd Floor library)
Between Flores and Kings Rd.
Dessert, coffee and wine.

Tel: 323-692-8151
Web: www.yiddishkaytla.org
E-mail Yiddishkayt LA.

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May 17, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, May 17

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Tuesday May 17th 9:30 pm, $6
@ the Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk St. b/w Post and Sutter
With Graham Connah’s Sour Note 7

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May 18, 2005

Orange County Klezmers, Newport Beach, CA, May 18

CELEBRATE LIFE!

The Orange County Klezmers will be playing Jewish music on Wednesday nights, 7-9pm, beginning May 11th at the Tee Room located at 3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Drinks and food will be available for a nominal charge. Tickets are $7. For more information and directions see www.ocklezmers.com/news.html.

May 25, 2005

Orange County Klezmers, Newport Beach, CA, May 18

CELEBRATE LIFE!

The Orange County Klezmers will be playing Jewish music on Wednesday nights, 7-9pm, beginning May 11th at the Tee Room located at 3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Drinks and food will be available for a nominal charge. Tickets are $7. For more information and directions see www.ocklezmers.com/news.html.

June 1, 2005

Beyond the Pale, Los Angeles, CA, Jun 1

album coverBeyond the Pale

Southern California Tour, Jun 1-5

Wednesday June 1, 9:30pm - Los Angeles
Tangier Restaurant, 2138 Hillhurst Ave.,
323-666-8666 - www.tangierrestaurant.net

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June 2, 2005

Beyond the Pale, Altadena, CA, Jun 2

Thursday June 2, 8pm - Altadena
Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake St.
626-398-7917 - www.coffeegallery.com

Friday June 3, 8pm - San Diego Acoustic Expressions, 2852 University Ave. 619-280-9035 - www.acoustic-expressions.com

Saturday June 4, 7pm & 9pm - San Juan Capistrano
Multicultural Arts Series, San Juan Capistrano Library,
31495 El Camino Real
949-248-7469 - www.musicatthelibrary.com

Sunday June 5, 3pm - Palm Springs
Temple Sinai, 73-251 Hovley Lane West, Palm Desert
760-324-4737 or 760-568-9699 - www.desertjcc.com

Beyond the Pale, Altadena, CA, Jun 2

album coverBeyond the Pale

Southern California Tour, Jun 1-5

Thursday June 2, 8pm - Altadena
Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake St.
626-398-7917 - www.coffeegallery.com

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June 3, 2005

Beyond the Pale, San Diego, CA, Jun 3

Friday June 3, 8pm - San Diego Acoustic Expressions, 2852 University Ave. 619-280-9035 - www.acoustic-expressions.com

Saturday June 4, 7pm & 9pm - San Juan Capistrano
Multicultural Arts Series, San Juan Capistrano Library,
31495 El Camino Real
949-248-7469 - www.musicatthelibrary.com

Sunday June 5, 3pm - Palm Springs
Temple Sinai, 73-251 Hovley Lane West, Palm Desert
760-324-4737 or 760-568-9699 - www.desertjcc.com

Beyond the Pale, San Diego, CA, Jun 3

album coverBeyond the Pale

Southern California Tour, Jun 1-5

Friday June 3, 8pm - San Diego Acoustic Expressions, 2852 University Ave. 619-280-9035 - www.acoustic-expressions.com

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June 4, 2005

Beyond the Pale, San Juan Capistrano, Jun 4

album coverBeyond the Pale

Southern California Tour, Jun 1-5

Saturday June 4, 7pm & 9pm - San Juan Capistrano
Multicultural Arts Series, San Juan Capistrano Library,
31495 El Camino Real
949-248-7469 - www.musicatthelibrary.com

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June 5, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jun 5

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

Brave Old World, Palm Springs, CA, Jun 5

album coverBeyond the Pale

Southern California Tour, Jun 1-5

Sunday June 5, 3pm - Palm Springs
Temple Sinai, 73-251 Hovley Lane West, Palm Desert
760-324-4737 or 760-568-9699 - www.desertjcc.com

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June 6, 2005

Yale Strom play premiere, Verdigris, San Diego, CA, Jun 6-7

Yale Strom's new play "VERDIGRIS" (Formerly Yiske Labushnik: A Klezmer's Tale) will have its world premiere at the North Coast Rep on June 6 & 7 at 7pm. North Coast Rep Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA, tickets and information: (858) 481-1055 or (888) 776- 6278.

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June 7, 2005

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival Orchestra, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 7

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 8:00pm
The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival Orchestra
Conducted by: Lucas Richman
performing the East Coast premier of
Canciones Sefardi
composed by:
Yuval Ron

A symphonic suite based on traditional Sephardic Jewish prayers for symphony orchestra with 4 soloists: oud, flamenco guitar, alto voice and Middle Eastern percussion.

Location: Katz Theatre, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
5738 Darlington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Parking Information: On-Street or in the lots off of Forbes & Murray
Admission: $18, $15 seniors(65+), and $12 students
For tickets and more information: call ProArts Ticket Service (412) 394-3353 or on the web at www.proartstickets.org

June 8, 2005

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Jun 8

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Wednesday June 8th 8pm, free
@ Simple Pleasures Caf@eacute;
3434 Balboa at 36th Avenue
Richmond District, San Francisco

June 9, 2005

Red Yiddish Salon, Los Angeles, CA, Jun 9

avada logo - is this really proper yiddish spelling for these sounds?Yiddishkayt LA and Avada present Red Yiddish
For Angelenos in their 20s and 30s.

Red Yiddish is for Angelenos in their 20s and 30s interested in exploring contemporary Yiddish culture. Red Yiddish salons are monthly presentations by Los Angeles-based artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and professors who are pushing the boundaries of Yiddish culture. Study beginning Yiddish for the first hour (at 7:30) or come for the guest speaker at 8:30. Red Yiddish salons are held in the library of the Yiddish Culture Club, inside the Jewish Educational Institute.

Thursday, June 9, 2005, Free Admission
7:30PM - Beginning Yiddish with Miriam Koral
8:30PM - Program to be announced
9:30PM - Yiddish/Klezmer jam

L.A. Yiddish Culture Club
8339 W. Third Street (2nd Floor library)
Between Flores and Kings Rd.
Dessert, coffee and wine.

Tel: 323-692-8151
Web: www.yiddishkaytla.org
E-mail Yiddishkayt LA.

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June 10, 2005

So Called and Balkan Beat Box, San Francisco, CA, Jun 12

SoCalled tour posterSo Called (aka Josh Dolgin) with the Balkan Beat Box DJs.

2nd Annual Dawn Party
an all night Shavuot experience
Sunday June 12, 8:00 pm - sunrise
Club Six
60 6th St.
San Francisco
Tickets: $12 advance | $15 at door

www.dawn2005.com

June 18, 2005

Zoyres, SF Folk Fest, Jun 18-19

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Zoyres will be performing as part of the annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival, held at the Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello (at Geary) Saturday-Sunday, June 18- 19. The festival goes from noon to around 10pm each day, and is packed with free music and dance performances and workshops. We’ll be playing at 8:30 in the auditorium stage. For more info, or to check out the complete schedule, go to www.sffolkfest.org

June 19, 2005

Zoyres, SF Folk Fest, Jun 18-19

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Zoyres will be performing as part of the annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival, held at the Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello (at Geary) Saturday-Sunday, June 18- 19. The festival goes from noon to around 10pm each day, and is packed with free music and dance performances and workshops. We’ll be playing at 8:30 in the auditorium stage. For more info, or to check out the complete schedule, go to www.sffolkfest.org

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jun 19

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

July 10, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jul 10

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

July 14, 2005

Divahn, San Francisco, CA, Jul 14

Divahn is playing at one of San Francisco's coolest clubs and we're looking forward to a really fun show! The food there is great so plan to come for dinner and have an extra nice evening.

Thursday, July 14
Cafe Du Nord
7:30 pm (doors open)
2170 Market Street (at 15th)
Cash bar and dinner menu all night
Purchase tickets: $12 in advance at www.cafedunord.com or $15 at the door.

For dinner reservations call (415) 861-5016

Amy Tobin (creator of The Esther Show and Lilith, the Musical) plays a short solo set at 8:30, followed by a full Divahn concert.

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July 17, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jul 17

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

July 31, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jul 31

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

August 7, 2005

Extreme Klezmer Makeover Band+Bucovina Klezmer, Santa Monica, CA, Aug 7

Extreme Klezmer Makeover Band with Joellen Lapidus on clarinet, Dan Radlauer on accordion, Jaimie Papish on Middle Eastern Drums, Dan Dungan on bass and Bucovina Klezmer with Miamon Miller on violin, Zinovy Goro on clarinet, David Kasap on accordion and Vic Koler on bass; play at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA(31st and Pico Blvd.) on Sunday August 7th at 7PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased starting July 15th.

tel: 310-828-4497

August 14, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Aug 14

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

September 16, 2005

Klezmania!™, San Francisco, CA, Sep 16

KLEZMANIA! will be Playing A Live Show

Market Street Association Present
People In Plazas
Friday, September 16, 2005
12 PM to 1 PM
101 California Street (at Front & Davis), Downtown San Francisco
Admission: FREE! (The Nice Price!)
Have Your Lunch With KLEZMANIA!

Hope to See You All There

"The Wailing Wall" CDs will Be on Sale

Ben Brussell, Vocals, Mandolin, Violin
Dave Barrows, Soprano & Alto Saxophones
Paul Binkley, Guitar,
Greg Kehret, Bass
Eddie Sassin, Drums

September 17, 2005

KlezCalifornia concert, Berkeley, CA, Sep 17

KlezCalifornia logo

Concert on Saturday Evening, September 17
All-Day Program on Sunday, September 18

at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center (www.brjcc.org)
Berkeley, California

For further details, www.klezcalifornia.org

September 18, 2005

KlezCalifornia, Berkeley, CA, Sep 18

KlezCalifornia logo

Concert on Saturday Evening, September 17
All-Day Program on Sunday, September 18

at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center (www.brjcc.org)
Berkeley, California

For further details, www.klezcalifornia.org

September 20, 2005

Veretski Pass, Berkeley, CA, Sep 20

Veretski Pass in Concert
Jewish Music from the Carpathian Bow
September 20, 2005 Tuesday - Berkeley, CA

With a new program since Veretskhttp://i Pass' debut release last year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Freight and Salvage
1111 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
8 PM - - doors open at 7:30 PM
$ 17.50 advance / $ 18.50 door
(510) 548-1761
freightandsalvage.com/2005/september/info_20.html Tickets at the door or www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=sfbay&query=detail&event=612576

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September 21, 2005

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 21

World Festival of Sacred Music Presents:
Mystical Music of the Middle East
with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Sufi, Jewish and Armenian Sacred Music
featuring:
Whirling Dervish
Aziz
the
Arabic vocalist
Najwa Gibran
and
Armenian Woodwind Legend
Yeghish Manukian


September 21, 2005 | 7:00 PM | Alfred Newman Recital Hall
General Public: $15
USC Faculty/Staff, Senior Citizens: $10
USC Students w/ Valid ID: $5

USC Spectrum presents the Yuval Ron Ensemble as part of the World Festival of Sacred Music
taking place in Los Angeles September 17-October 2. crossing neighborhoods, cultural, religious and ideological boundaries in the spirit of world peace. The performance will be held in intimate Alfred Newman Recital Hall and tickets are selling fast.

Please call 213.740.2167 for more information.

October 15, 2005

Brave Old World, San Francisco, CA, Oct 15

Brave Old World

Brave Old World
Song of the Lodz Ghetto
In Yiddish, with English Supertitles

Saturday, October 15, 8:00 pm
JCCSF, 3200 California St. at Presidio Ave.
Tickets: Members $20 | Public $25 | Students $15
Box Office: (415) 292-1233
Box Office hours: Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Click here to purchase tickets online.

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November 19, 2005

Music of the Jewish World, Santa Barbara, CA, Nov 19

SANTA BARBARA ­ The University of California Santa
Barbara MultiCultural Center presents Music of the
Jewish World: Jewish Musical Traditions of Turkey,
Greece, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe Saturday,
November 19 at 8 p.m. in the MultiCultural Center
Theater.

Enjoy an evening of riveting and dramatic music from
the Jewish world, performed by talented veteran
musicians Beth Bahia Cohen (violin and bowed tanbur),
Sonja Drakulich (vocals and percussion), Polly Tapia
Ferber (percussion), and Gari Hegedus (oud).

Tickets are $5 for students and $12 for general
admission. Contact the Associated Students Ticket
Office at 893-2064 for tickets or more information.

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November 21, 2005

Sylvie Braitman, Berkeley, CA, Nov 21

Sylvie Braitman:
On NOVEMBER 21st, 7pm I'll be performing some amazing Cabaret Songs from the
Ghetto of Terezin. This repertoire in German, Czech and English
(translations/explanations provided) is witty, superbly clever and almost
unknown.

I'll be accompanied by Stuart Rabinowitsch on the piano.
This special lecture/performance is part of the Berkeley Rep Theater
lectures around their presentation of Brundibar (Kushner and Sendak version
of this children's opera performed in Terezin)
And it's FREE!

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November 30, 2005

Klezmer Juice, Claremont, CA, Nov 30

Klezmer Juice, a local LA Klezmer band, will be playing at the Motley Coffee house at Scripps College, Claremont, CA, on November 30. They will play from 8:00-10:00 at the Motley, but will also be playing live on campus radio KSPC 88.7 from 4:30-6:00 that day.

December 2, 2005

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Pasadena, CA, Dec 2

Friday , December 2, 2005 at 8 PM
Cal Tech Performance Arts Series Presents:

Mystical Music of the Middle East
devotional music, sacred movement ritual, folklore dance, stories and poetry

A Concert With
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring
vocalist Najwa Gibran
master woodwind player Yeghish Manukian
and guests: Whirling Dervish AZIZ and Arabic Folklore dancer: Tamra-henna

Location: Cal Tech, Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena on Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena.
Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for youth (seating is unreserved)
Ticket office: tickets@caltech.edu or 626-395-4652
For more info: 626-395-4652 or visit http://events.caltech.edu/events/event-2445.html

December 3, 2005

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Venice, CA, Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 8:30 PM
Sacred Movement Yoga Presents:

Sacred Music of the Middle East
An intimate concert of devotional music and sound meditation
With
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring vocalist
Najwa Gibran

Location: 245 South Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
(Between Rose Avenue and Navy Street.)
Parking: Convenient underground parking;
enter from Navy Street. $1.50 for 2 hours with validation
Admission: $18 (SPACE is LIMITED!)
Reservations and more info: (310) 450-7676

December 4, 2005

World Premiere: Di Fusgeyers, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 4

In Collaboration with the Consulate General of Romania – Los Angeles
Present The World Premiere
“Di Fusgeyers”
Featuring Music Composed by
Yale Strom
Inspired by Stuart Tower’s popular historical novel “The Wayfarers,” this
string quartet is a musical tribute to the trek of thousands of young Romanian
Jews to Bremerhaven and other Atlantic seaports between 1890 and 1914 to
escape the intolerable political, social and economic anti-Semitism of their
native land in order to reach the Atlantic seaports for departure for a new life
in the United States. The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity with
which Strom is affiliated, commissioned the creation of the composition as part
of its ongoing effort to broaden the horizon of Jewish culture. Its world
premiere will be:

Sunday, December 4, 2005
7:00 pm
Wiesenthal Center
9786 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, 90035

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December 6, 2005

Zoyres, Oakland, CA, Dec 6

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment & Transmission

Tuesday December 6th 9pm, $5
@ the Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave. @ West Grand, Oakland

Zoyres: a new taste from old world flavors:
Michael Perlmutter ­ alto and baritone saxophones
Liam Staskawicz ­ trombone
Olivier Hamant ­ clarinet and bass clarinet
Eddie Pollard - drums

www.storkcluboakland.com/
(510) 444-6174

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December 10, 2005

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!, San Francisco, CA, Dec 10

band photoDavid Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!
Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave.
With special guest, Uri Caine
Tickets are between $25-$39
www.performances.org/performances/performances.asp?PerformanceID=486

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December 11, 2005

South Coast Simcha Band brunch, Westminster, CA, Dec 11

The South Coast Simcha Band, led by Renah and Keith Wolzinger, will be featured in a Klezmer Brunch held at Temple Beth David in Westminster, CA on December 11th, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Tickets must be purchased advance. Please call Temple Beth David at 714 892-6623 for further information.

Temple Beth David
6100 Hefley Street
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714) 892-6623
Fax: (714) 897-5306

South Coast Simcha Band, Westminster, CA, Dec 11

Nourish your stomachs and your spirits with
The South Coast Simcha Band
Klezmer Brunch
Sunday, December 11, 2005
11:00 A.M.
Temple Beth David
6100 Hefley St. Westminster, CA

Gourmet catering by Baci of Huntington Beach
$25 adults
$21 Children under 12
$225 for a table of 10
for additional information call
Lisa Chattler (562)430-6280 or Renah Wolzinger (714)596-6582

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!, San Francisco, CA, Dec 11

band photoDavid Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!
San Francisco State University
McKenna Theatre; 1600 Holloway Ave.
This is a free event!

Presented by the Morrison Artists Series

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December 13, 2005

The Leevees, Santa Monica, CA, Dec 13

album cover The Leevees open for Bare Naked Ladies
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA
Dec 13

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December 14, 2005

Divan screened, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 14

divan posterJoin Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, Workmen's Circle, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Community Library of L.A., and Jewish Genealogical Society of L.A. for Divan, presented by Director Pearl Gluck, with Q&A following the screening.

Divan
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 PM
Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90048
Parking in lot immediately west of building and on the street

Free Admission, Limited Seating, RSVP Required
Call 323-761-8648 or email resource@jclla.org for reservations

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December 21, 2005

Balkan Beat Box, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 21

Wed Dec 21
JDub, JFJ, & PJA Present:

Vodka Latka: Festival of Rights

Featuring Balkan Beat Box
Special guest DJ Garth Trinidad of Chocolate City on KCRW

The Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
8PM, $12 advance, $15 at the door

December 22, 2005

Balkan Beat Box, San Francisco, CA, Dec 22

Thurs, Dec 22
JDub, JFJ, & PJA Present:

Vodka Latka: Festival of Rights
Featuring Balkan Beat Box
Special guest DJ Garth Trinidad of Chocolate City on KCRW

Café Du Nord
2170 Market Street, San Francisco
8PM, $12 advance, $15 at the door, 18+
www.cafedunord.com

December 26, 2005

Rabbinical School Dropouts, Encinitas, CA, Dec 26

The Rabbinical School Dropouts will be performing 2 concerts, Dec. 26 and Dec 27th, at the Quail Botanical Gardens Garden of Lights in Encinitas, CA. Enjoy klezmer originals from their Tzadik release Cosmic Tree, as well as traditional standards in one of Californias most beautiful locations. Each night will feature 2 sets of klezmer music, and the concerts are both from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for non-members of the Gardens, $4 for members, and $2 for children under 12. You can reach the Garden at qbgardens.com and at 760.436.3036 x206. The Quail Botanical Gardens are located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA

December 27, 2005

Rabbinical School Dropouts, Encinitas, CA, Dec 27

The Rabbinical School Dropouts will be performing 2 concerts, Dec. 26 and Dec 27th, at the Quail Botanical Gardens Garden of Lights in Encinitas, CA. Enjoy klezmer originals from their Tzadik release Cosmic Tree, as well as traditional standards in one of Californias most beautiful locations. Each night will feature 2 sets of klezmer music, and the concerts are both from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for non-members of the Gardens, $4 for members, and $2 for children under 12. You can reach the Garden at qbgardens.com and at 760.436.3036 x206. The Quail Botanical Gardens are located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA

January 15, 2006

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Los Angeles, CA, Jan 15, 2006

The Extreme Klezmer Makeover band
Traditional and untraditional klezmer music
Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 2-4PM.
$20 2 hour concert and terrific refreshments
at Marie and Ken's House Concerts in West Los Angeles.
Call 310-836-0779 for reservations and address.

January 29, 2006

Theo Bikel, Valley Village, CA, Feb 11

publicity photoTheo Bikel
performs a benefit concert for
Komets Alef Aw
A new program introducing children to Yiddish culture through song and drama.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 8:00PM
Adat Ari El
12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village 91607

Tickets: Mentsh: $18 (Rear); Meyvin: $36 (Middle); Makher: $100 (Front)
Send name, address, phone number and payment to:
Adat Ari El, Attn: Andrea Fuchs, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village, CA 91607
Please include a note indicating that the payment is for the Theo Bikel Concert.
Make checks payable to Adat Ari El.
No cash or credit cards.
All tickets will be held at the door.

For more information, call (818) 755-3480 x223.

Sponsors: Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, L.A. Yiddish Culture Club, The Sholem Community, Bureau of Jewish Education, Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language; Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, Valley Yiddish Culture Club, S.F.C. Na'amat USA, Adat Ari El, Hadassah, ORT
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February 5, 2006

From Oy to Gevalt, Saratoga, CA, 5 Feb

"FROM OY TO GEVALT"—Evening of Yiddish Song
Sunday, February 5, 2006, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.,
Congregation Beth David Social Hall
19700 Prospect Road (between Scully & Miller),
Saratoga, CA 95070

Yiddish concert with noted San Francisco Yiddish singer, Jillian Tallmer, who, along with her accompanist, will blend a concert with a Yiddish sing-along. Families especially welcome. If you can sing "Bim, Bam," you can sing Yiddish!

Cost: $10 adults, $6 Sisterhood Members,
$5 Seniors 65+, Children 12 and under: Free!
Registration deadline is January 28, 2006.
RSVP to Beth David Office: 408-257-3333

February 15, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Altadena, CA, Feb 15

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Wed. February 15, 8pm
Altadena, CA
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake St.
$15
626-398-7917
www.coffeegallery.com

February 16, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Santa Barbara, CA, Feb 16

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Thurs. February 16, 7pm
Santa Barbara,CA
Santa Barbara Hillel
781 Embarcadero del Mar
$10/students free
805-957-1115
www.jewishsantabarbara.org

February 17, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 17

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Fri. February 17, 10:30pm
Los Angeles, CA
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Farifax , W. Hollywood
$10
310-578-5591
www.genghiscohen.com

February 18, 2006

Beyond the Pale, San Diego, CA, Feb 18

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Sat. February 18, 8pm
San Diego, CA
Dizzys
344 Seventh Ave., between J & K
$12/$10 students
www.dizzyssandiego.com

February 19, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 19

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Sun. February 19, 3pm
Palm Springs, CA
Temple Isaiah
332 West Alejo Rd.
$10
760-325-2281
www.templeisaiahps.com

March 4, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 5, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 6, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 7, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 8, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 9, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 10, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

Orange County Klezmer, Orange, CA, Mar 10

On March 10, 2006 the Orange County Klezmers will be performing a concert of music from their popular CD "Echoes of Vilna" at the 7th Annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest held at Chapman University, California. This event is at 10 a.m. in the University's Memorial Hall. The cost of the event is free.

You can also read about the band's CD in a beautiful article from the Orange County Jewish Life by Ilean Schneider, www.ocklezmers.com/ocjl.htm.

March 11, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 12, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 13, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 14, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

Golem, San Francisco, CA, Mar 14

The Hub presents
Golem

GolemJoin us for the Hub's annual Purim bash! Drink and dance your tuchas off to the sounds of Golem, New York's hottest nouveau klezmer-rock band. Fusing the lilting rhythms of the klezmer tradition with irreverent, vaudevillian and sometimes-brash stylings, "Golem produces the sort of music you'd expect if the Shtetl were filled with punks instead of peasants."—The Washington Post

Tuesday, March 14 8pm
12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street, San Francisco

JCCSF Box Office 415.292.1233 or www.jccsf.org/hub
JCCSF Members $10 / Public $12 / Students $10
21 and over only.

Wear a costume and get $2 off admission.
Contest with prizes featuring limited edition Purim t-shirt from Jewish Fashion Conspiracy.

Co-sponsored by the 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival and the LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation.

March 15, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 16, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 17, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 18, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 19, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 20, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 21, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 22, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 23, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 24, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 25, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 26, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berekeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

Charming Hostess, Berkeley, CA, Mar 26

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Sunday, Mar 26, noon-5pm
Berkeley, CA
1414 Walnut Street at Rose
Hosted by Josh Kornbluth

April 8, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For nine days, Los Angeles will celebrate the glory of Passover. From a Celebrity Seder featuring Danny Glover, Debbie Friedman, Jon Voight and many others to FaithJAM '06, an Interfaith concert of Muslim, Christian and Jewish artists, "Let My People Sing" will bring together tens of thousands of people eager for a unique and inspiring experience. Over ten events city-wide will feature Israeli Super group Hadag Nachash, Rick Recht, Black Jewish Gospel Artist Joshua Nelson, Frank London, Kings of Klezmer and more!

To View our Flash Promo Movie (Turn up the volume!) Click here: Let My People Sing

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

April 9, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For nine days, Los Angeles will celebrate the glory of Passover. From a Celebrity Seder featuring Danny Glover, Debbie Friedman, Jon Voight and many others to FaithJAM '06, an Interfaith concert of Muslim, Christian and Jewish artists, "Let My People Sing" will bring together tens of thousands of people eager for a unique and inspiring experience. Over ten events city-wide will feature Israeli Super group Hadag Nachash, Rick Recht, Black Jewish Gospel Artist Joshua Nelson, Frank London, Kings of Klezmer and more!

To View our Flash Promo Movie (Turn up the volume!) Click here: Let My People Sing

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

Debbie Friedman, Seder for Darfur, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 9

Debbie Friedman will be among the participants at A Seder for Darfur at the UCLA Hillel, 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Tickets are $125, $500, and $1000 and All proceeds benefit the global humanitarian efforts of Jewish World Watch for Darfur, Sudan. For more information call 818-501-1836 or click here

April 10, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

April 11, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

April 12, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

April 13, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

April 14, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

April 15, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz & Mark Dresser, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 15

Saturday, April 15 at 8:30 pm
"Music, Mayses...and Matse?!"

at the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter ring
1525 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
tel 310.552.2007

Tickets are $15 for Workmen’s Circle members, and $20 for nonmembers. Get $2 off per ticket if your paid ticket order is received at Workmen’s Circle by the end of the day Thursday, April 13. Sorry, no phone reservations accepted for this concert.

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April 16, 2006

Festival: Let My People Sing, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 8-16

festival logo
"Let My People Sing:" a groundbreaking Passover festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture will be in Los Angeles, April 8-16, 2006.

For further info: Tel: 818-760-1077
Web: www.letmypeoplesing.com/main.html

April 23, 2006

Forbidden Voices, Hayward, CA, Apr 23

posterThe Chabot College Foundation presents the world premiere of "Forbidden Voices," a concert that showcases rarely performed songs written by Jewish composers whose works were banned by the Nazis. This monumental event is slated for Sunday, April 23, 2006, between Passover and Holocaust Remembrance Day, at 3 p.m. at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, California 94545.

Tickets may be purchased at cityboxoffice.com or by calling 415-392-4400. The event is a benefit for the Chabot College Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the Holocaust Center of Northern California. Donors who give $250 or more will receive complimentary VIP tickets, the CD and the opportunity to meet the performers at a back stage event following the program. Contact the Foundation for more information at (510) 723-6802.

Yuval Ron Ensemble @ Topanga Earth Day, CA, Apr 23

Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 4pm
Topanga Earth Day
presents:
"a day long celebration and a union of music, arts, science, healing and ceremony"
featuring:
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Concert for Earth Day

with guest singer: Ahmed El Asmar
guest dancers: Maya Karasso and Melanie Kareem

Location: at the Topanga State Park; Nature Center, Trippet Ranch 20825 Entrada Road, Topanga, CA. 90290, back at the ranch.

Time: Yuval Ron Ensemble Concert at 4 pm , activities from 10am-5pm
Admission: $10 for the whole day!
For tickets and more info: www.topangaearthday.org

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April 26, 2006

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, Apr 26

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Wednesday, Apr 26
San Francisco, CA
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
(between Scott and Pierce)

Singing "Benjamin in Love: A Song Cycle"

April 29, 2006

KlezCalifornia 2006, Palo Alto, CA, Apr 29-30

KlezCalifornia logoKlezCalifornia 2006 will take place this spring at the Kehilla Jewish High School in Palo Alto. An exciting program is planned in collaboration with The Albert L. Schultz JCC.

www.klezcalifornia.org

Concert & Dance w/Veretski Pass, Palo Alto, CA, Apr 29

Concert & Dance Party Featuring Veretski Pass

band photoSaturday April 29th, 8:00pm - 11:00pm, Cubberley Community Center Auditorium, at the ALSJCC in Palo Alto, CA

KlezCalifornia will begin on Saturday night with Havdalah, leading into a spectacular lineup concert with the California Klezmer/Red Hot Chachkas All Stars with Heather Klein on vocals, and featuring the internationally renowned Klezmer Band Veretski Pass—heymish and hip! All this will be followed by a spirited dance party, with Steve Weintraub leading us through wonderful and energetic Yiddish dancing accompanied by all the musicians.

Check the web site for more details at www.klezcalifornia.org. General admission is $25, students, seniors and ALSJCC members $20, children $5.

April 30, 2006

KlezCalifornia 2006, Palo Alto, CA, Apr 29-30

KlezCalifornia logoKlezCalifornia 2006 will take place this spring at the Kehilla Jewish High School in Palo Alto. An exciting program is planned in collaboration with The Albert L. Schultz JCC.

www.klezcalifornia.org

A Day in Yiddishland, Palo Alto, CA, Apr 30

band photoA Day in Yiddishland: Klezmer Music and Yiddish Culture Program for all ages

Sunday, April 30th, 9:30am - 6:00pm, Kehillah Jewish High School, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, held in collaboration with the Albert L. Schultz JCC.

Join us for a fun filled day of workshops and classes in Klezmer music for all levels, special presentations and lectures, Yiddish language and humor, sing-alongs, dancing, art, special teen workshops, youth programs for ages 5 and older. Featuring fabulous teachers of the internationally renowned klezmer band Veretski Pass, special Yiddish dance teacher from Chicago, and Stanford lecturers. Check website to get the latest information.

Space is limited! Please preregister online or by mail, see web site at www.klezcalifornia.org for details. General admission $20, Students $15, Seniors $15, ALSJCC members $15, children $5.

May 6, 2006

L'Chaim Klezmer, Alameda, CA, May 6

L'Chaim Klezmer Band kicks off our Jewish Contemporary Music series Saturday May 6, 7pm at Crosstown Coffee House and Community Center, 1303 High Street at Encinal, Alameda CA. $9.00, Students $7

www.crosstowncoffee.org

May 10, 2006

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, May 10

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Wednesday May 10th 9pm
@ Hotel Utah
with Pickpocket Ensemble
& Brass Menagerie
540 4th St. @ Bryant, SF, CA
$6, 21+ (bring your dancing shoes)

May 11, 2006

Michael Wex, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, May 11

Michael WexDon’t Knock Me a Teapot
Strange Yiddish Expressions and How They Got That Way

Michael Wex, Author of Born to Kvetch
Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 7:30 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
Pre-Registration is not required.
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
E-mail Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
phone: 323-692-8151
web: www.yiddishkaytla.org

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May 30, 2006

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, May 30

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
Tuesday May 30th 7pm-9pm
@ Mama Buzz Cafe
with Seattle's Drumolin
2318 Telegraph Ave @ 23rd
Oakland, CA
$3-7

June 8, 2006

Klez-X, San Francisco, CA, Jun 8

The Klez-X
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Freight and Salvage
1111 Addison St., Berkeley, CA
8pm. Advance tickets are $18.50.

510 548 1761
www.thefreight.org

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June 25, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Los Angeles, CA, Jun 25

Habrera Hativeet
June 25 Los Angeles, CA
International Cultural Center
www.iccscottishrite.com

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June 26, 2006

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony w/Yuval Ron, Woodland Hills, CA, Jun 26

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
3rd Annual Post Golf Tournament Concert and Dinner Reception
Silent Auction and Raffle Drawing
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Dr. Noreen Green, Artistic Director/Conductor
Guest Artist -- Yuval Ron, oud player, specializing in the exotic sounds of the Middle East.

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Monday, June 26, 2006
5:00 PM Silent Auction
6:00 PM Dinner Reception
7:00 PM Concert
7:45 PM Grand Raffle Prize Drawing

$50 per person (inclusive)
For reservations call (818) 728-1923
www.lajewishsymphony.com

June 28, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Berkeley, CA, Jun 28

Habrera Hativeet
June 28 Berkeley, CA
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
www.ashkenaz.com

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June 29, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), San Francisco, CA, Jun 29

Habrera Hativeet
June 29 San Francisco, CA
Yerba Buena International Music Festival
www.ybgf.org

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July 8, 2006

Yuval Ron workshop, Venice, CA, Jul 8

Saturday, July 8, 2006 from 12:30 – 3:45 pm

Sacred Movement Yoga
presents
Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy

Workshop with Yuval Ron

Discussion on the devotional music from the Sufi practice of moving-prayer meditation (Whirling) and the use of sound in sacred trance settings from Turkey to Morocco. Also, comparisons and contrasts between Hassidic-Jewish music and trance dance will be discussed, followed by a demonstration of various sacred musical traditions and their meditative power. Participants will be invited to use their voice in experiencing some of the sacred chants.

Location:
Sacred Movement Yoga
245 South Main Street
Venice, CA 90291

Admission: $30.

Parking: Convenient underground parking only $1.50 for two hours with validation. Enter lot from Navy Street.

For tickets and more info:
(310) 450-7676 or www.sacredmovement.com

July 9, 2006

LA Jewish Symphony w/Chen Zimbalista, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 9

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony presents
Ahava, From Israel With Love
Featuring Chen Zimbalista

Sunday July 9, 7:30pm

Ford Amphitheatre
just off the 101 (Hollywood) freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios.
For tickets call (323) 461-3673
www.FordAmphitheater.org

Tickets: $36, $25
Full-time students and children 12 & under $12

Experience Israel's dynamic musical culture: classical and pop selections influenced by folk sounds of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The "totally charismatic" (Jerusalem Post) Chen Zimbalista guest stars on marimba. Alon Reuven solos on french horn.

July 22, 2006

Yuval Ron, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 22

Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Folk Works Magazine presents
ROOTS/WORLD MUSIC in an INTIMATE ART SPACE
CONCERT SERIES 2006
with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring Vocalist Tehila Lauder

The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Armenian Church into an unusual mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration.

Craft and Folk Art Museum
2nd Floor Gallery
5814 Wilshire Blvd-Los Angeles
across from the La Brea Tar Pits

$15/$12 FolkWorks-CAFAM Members

For tickets and more info:
Tickets available online


September 6, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, San Francisco, CA, Sep 6

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
San Francisco
Wed September 6th, 8.30 pm
Rasselas Jazz Club
1534 Fillmore Street near Geary
www.rasselasjazzclub.com

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September 8, 2006

Charming Hostess w/Fred Frith and more, Oakland, CA, Sep 8

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Friday 8 September
8 PM
with Fred Frith, Yuka Honda and eRikm
(AMAZING, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED PEOPLE)
Mills College Concert Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland

September 9, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, Berkeley, CA, Sep 9

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Berkeley, CA
Sat September 9th, 7:30 pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison Street
between Shattuck and Milvia
www.jewishmusicfestival.org
Info at 510/ 848 0237

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September 10, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, Berkeley, CA, Sep 9

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Santa Cruz, CA
Sun September 10th, 7:30 pm
Cayuga Vault
1100 Soquel Avenue
www.cayugavault.com

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September 14, 2006

Charming Hostess, Berkeley, CA, Sep 14

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Thursday 14 September
6:30 PM
Talking and singing about Walter Benjamin
Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street
Berkeley

September 16, 2006

Orange County Klezmers, Moshe Halfon, Irvine, CA, Sep 16

On Saturday, September 16, 2006 the Orange County Klezmers and International performer Moshe Halfon and will join forces to offer a concert entitled "Jewish music from the East unto the West" for the Irvine Global Village Festival.

Their presentation of exotic music will cover the Jewish communities around the world, including: Hasidic and Klezmer wedding tunes, Yiddish folk classics, Yemenite and Middle-Eastern belly dance songs, haunting Sephardic melodies from Spain, and Israeli rock. The event begins at 10:00 AM and continues until 6 PM. The cost is free.

Irvine Global Village Festival
tel: 949-724-6606
www.irvinefestival.org

October 8, 2006

Film premiere: Yiddish Theater: A Love Story, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 8

The center for Jewish Culture and Creativity announces the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary film
"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"

On Sunday, October 8 at 2:00 pm at the Mann Chinese Theaters Hollywood followed by a reception at the Trastevere restaurant

Seating for the screening is limited, but $11.00 tickets are available in advance online at www.MagicalFilmFest.com/37.html until Monday October 2nd or at the box office from Friday October 6th subject to availability. Parking is available at the underground structure at the Hollywood Highland Entertainment Complex for $2 after box office validation.

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October 12, 2006

Les Yeux Noirs, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 12

LES YEUX NOIRS
Thursday, October 12, 8:00 p.m.
Groove to the energy and emotion of Gypsy-klezmer octet Les Yeux Noirs (The Black Eyes). Headed by virtuoso violinists and brothers Eric and Olivier Slabiak, the Paris-based band innovatively weaves the musical traditions of the Jews and the Gypsies in celebration of their distinct cultures and historical struggles against persecution. Dynamic, soulful, and often reaching feverish heights, the infectious sound of Les Yeux Noirs leaves audiences dancing in the aisles. Part of the series The Long Walk to Freedom.

"Blending funky gypsy undertones with old-school Eastern European folk, jazz, and classical influences, Les Yeux Noirs delivers an eclectic and electric set."San Francisco Bay Times

$30 General, $25 Members, $20 Full-Time Students
Advance tickets: (866) 468-3399, www.ticketweb.com or on site at the Skirball Admissions Desk.
avada logo - is this really proper yiddish spelling for these sounds?

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, Oct 12

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Thursday October 12
9PM
Amnesia
853 Valencia
San Francisco
w/Barbez

October 21, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience, Berkeley, California, Oct 21

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience performs at the Wheeler Auditorium, University of California at Berkeley.

November 12, 2006

"Just for a Day" w/The Leevees & Guster, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 12

event posterJUST FOR A DAY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12th
1,000+ COLLEGE STUDENTS TO VOLUNTEER THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES CULMINATING IN EXCLUSIVE GUSTER CONCERT

More than 1,000 college students will hit the streets and beaches of Los Angeles on Sunday, November 12th, when Hillel launches JUST FOR A DAY, a free, one-day social justice and community service event. The event will culminate in an exclusive concert produced by JDub Records at the Henry Fonda Theater featuring Guster (Reprise) with special guests The LeeVees (Reprise/JDub Records).

www.justforaday.org

November 26, 2006

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, San Diego, CA, Nov 26

Yale StromYale Strom & Hot Pstromi at Dizzy's on November 26th, 7pm

Traditional and new klezmer with a side order of improvisation - Yale Strom's first San Diego appearance since he was appointed artist-in-residence at San Diego State University! Joining Yale and his fiddle with be Elizabeth Schwartz, vocalist, who has been hailed as "The Yiddish Edith Piaf", and Jeff Pekarek, the extraordinary bassist with whom Strom has been collaborating for decades.

All Ages Welcome. $15 at the door. No Reservations are taken.
Dizzy's: 344 7th Avenue (between J & K Streets), San Diego, CA

December 1, 2006

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Encino, CA, Dec 1

Yale StromThe Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles presents
Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi
in
"Romania, Romania: Yesterday and Today"
an evening of Traditional and New Klezmer/Yiddish Melodies
Friday, December 1, 2006
8:00 p.m.
Following Family Shabbat Service

Valley Beth Shalom
15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino
(818) 788-6000
www.jmcla.org
Reservations not needed.

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December 2, 2006

Teslim, Berkeley, CA, Dec 2

Second Show added due to popular demand! Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 PM

Teslim - Kaila Flexer and Gari Hegedus
A Concert of Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern music

Concert begins at 2:00PM. Please RSVP soon, to reserve a seat for this concert. Suggested donation $15 per person. This is a house party, and we can only seat about 35 people. Please call 510-540-6667 and leave a message indicating number of people in your party.

Doors open 30 minutes before show starts.
www.cowart.com/concerts for a map.

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December 4, 2006

Andy Statman Trio, Sacramento, CA, Dec 4

andy statmanAndy Statman Trio
Sacramento City College Auditorium
3835 Freeport Blvd. at Sutterville Road
Sacramento, CA
8 PM, Monday, December 4, 2006
Tickets $20 available at Kline Music and at the door.

Andy Statman - Clarinet, Mandolin
Jim Whitney - Double Bass
Larry Eagle - Drums, percussion

Concert of klezmer clarinet and American roots/progressive bluegrass mandolin music.

Information: (916) 642-2011 or www.sactoconcerts.com

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December 13, 2006

Vodka Latka, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 13








VODKA LATKA: FESTIVAL OF RIGHTS LA
JDub, Progressive Jewish Alliance and Reboot,Present:

A Hanukkah Extravaganza featuring Golem, DJ Anaan, A High Stakes Charity Dreydl + Special Guests

Los Angeles - Wed. Dec. 13 @ The El Rey
w/ Heaping Hanukkah / Doors & Latkas 8PM
$12 On Sale Now / $15 Day of Show / All Ages / purchase tickets
www.elrey.com

Turn the Festival of Lights into the Festival of Rights with a unique menorah-lighting by local social justice activists. Then watch LA's Heebster comedians, writers, magicians, and performers - including Six Feet Under's Jill Soloway - tackle the holiday from an entirely new perspective in Heaping Hanukah. Finally, Golem takes the night to a raucous, high-energy finale.

This event made possile through a grant from JVPF-LA.

December 14, 2006

Vodka Latka, San Francisco, CA, Dec 14








San Francisco - Thurs. Dec 14 @ The Independent
w/ Conspiracy of Beards / Doors & Latkas 8PM
$12 On Sale Now / $15 Day of Show / 21+ / purchase tix

Tonight again starts with the Festival of Rights menorah lighting, followed by Conspiracy of Beards, a 30 member all- male choir that exclusively performs the music of Leonard Cohen. The night high stakes charity dreydl benefiting the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, in which you can win a Noise Pop Festival Badge and a Barsuk Records prize pack.

Produced in Collaboration with Noise Pop

December 17, 2006

Klezmatics, Napa, CA, Dec 17

tour logo
The KlezmaticsWoody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour (includes selections from "Wonder Wheel")
Sun, Dec 17, 2pm
Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street, Napa, CA
(707)226.7372
Purchase Tickets Online

December 19, 2006

Strauss-Warschauer Duo, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19

band photoStrauss-Warschauer Duo
Tuesday Evening, December 19, 7:30 pm,
LA Yiddish Culture Club, 8339 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles
(following a lecture in Yiddish by Professor Yitskhok Niborsky, Director of the Medem Institute, Paris)

Workshops on Songs from the Yiddish Theater 12/18–20, 3:45

For more information: www.yiddishinstitute.org or 310-745-1190

Yitzhok Niborski+Strauss-Warschauer, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 19

Yitzhok Niborski, renowned yiddish teacher, lecturer and the director of the Paris Yiddish Center will be delivering a lecture (in yiddish with english translation) on Aaron Tseitlin's "Weitzman the Second - a visionary farce" For those not familiar with Dr. Niborski, he is to my mind one of the finest Yiddish teachers in the world and a very engaging and entertaining lecturer with a keen sense of humor.

After the lecture there be a performance by the Strauss-Warschauer Duo,
internationally recognized klezmer musicians and teachers.

The lecture will be held at the Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club which has
existed in Los Angeles for more than 80 years and is a Yiddish cultural icon
without peer on the west coast.

Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club 8339 West Third Street, Los Angeles 90048

Ticket prices:
General: $15 / Seniors $12 / Students: $8

December 21, 2006

Jewish Punk Rock Hanukkah Tour, Pomona, CA, Dec 21

if Hanukkah puts you in the mood for some progressive punk rock, then check out the Jewish Punk Rock Hanukkah Tour in Pomona at the Tiki Room on December 21st and at the Workmen's Circle in LA on Friday, December 22nd. The show begins at 8pm with Yidcore, "the original Aussie Jewish punk pranksters," Jewdriver, the satirical send-up of neo-nazi band Screwdriver, and The Zydepunks, "New Orleans Cajun Irish Breton Klezmer Slavic Zydeco punk," along with screenings of documentary films Jericho's Echo and Tattoo Jews. For more information visit the website for the tour at www.hanukkahtour.com, where you can also link to samples of the band's music.

Klezmatics, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 21

tour logo
The KlezmaticsWoody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour (includes selections from "Wonder Wheel")
Thu, Dec 21, 2pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
(323)850.2000
Purchase Tickets Online

December 22, 2006

Jewish Punk Rock Hanukkah Tour, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 22

if Hanukkah puts you in the mood for some progressive punk rock, then check out the Jewish Punk Rock Hanukkah Tour in Pomona at the Tiki Room on December 21st and at the Workmen's Circle in LA on Friday, December 22nd. The show begins at 8pm with Yidcore, "the original Aussie Jewish punk pranksters," Jewdriver, the satirical send-up of neo-nazi band Screwdriver, and The Zydepunks, "New Orleans Cajun Irish Breton Klezmer Slavic Zydeco punk," along with screenings of documentary films Jericho's Echo and Tattoo Jews. For more information visit the website for the tour at www.hanukkahtour.com, where you can also link to samples of the band's music.

December 31, 2006

Mike Perlmutter & friends, San Francisco, CA, Dec 31

Sunday December 31st 9pm-midnight???
Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St. @ Bartlett, San Francisco, CA
Free.

This show marks the end of the year, and a special Bay Area cameo by Mike Perlmutter (who has been at grad school on the East Coast). Also making a guest appearance is renowned Tuvan style throatsinger and igil player, Seth Augustus.

Performing will be:
Mike Perlmutter - saxophones, clarinet
Liam Staskawicz - trombone
Eddie Pollard - drums & percussion
Josh Sirotiak - tuba
Seth Augustus - throatsinging and igil

January 6, 2007

KlezCalifornia presents Budowitz, Michael Alpert, San Francisco, CA, Jan 6-7

KlezCalifornia logoKlezCalifornia at the JCC San Francisco

CONCERT & DANCE PARTY: Budowitz & dancing with Michael Alpert. Saturday, January 6th, 2007, 7:00 @ 10:00pm

Tickets at JCCSF Box Office 415.292.1233, jccsf.org/tickets
Concert: JCCSF Members $22, Public $25, Students $15

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco,
3200 California St. (at Presidio Ave.), San Francisco, California 94118

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January 7, 2007

KlezCalifornia presents Budowitz, Michael Alpert, San Francisco, CA, Jan 6-7

KlezCalifornia logoKlezCalifornia at the JCC San Francisco

PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS
Sunday, January 7th, 2007, 9:30am-5:30pm
Learn klezmer style (all instruments and levels) from members of the groundbreaking European ensemble, Budowitz; Yiddish dance taught by Michael Alpert; theater, language, literature, songs, history, and crafts workshops by other talented staff. Special programs for teens and youth.

Tickets at JCCSF Box Office 415.292.1233, jccsf.org/tickets
Workshops: JCCSF Members $22, Public $24, Students $10

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco,
3200 California St. (at Presidio Ave.), San Francisco, California 94118

January 11, 2007

Trios from Terezin, San Francisco, CA, Jan 11, 2007

Trios from Terezin
Performed by The Bridge Players
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-3327 ext. 703
www.bjesf.org

February 12, 2007

Lorin Sklamberg solo, Altadena, CA, Feb 12, 2007

Lorin Sklamberg photoLorin Sklamberg
Monday February 12 at 8pm
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 North Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
www.coffeegallery.com
Solo show!

February 15, 2007

Lorin Sklamberg, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 15

Lorin Sklamberg photoYiddishkayt Los Angeles presents
A Red Yiddish event, hosted by LACE

An Exclusive Evening with Lorin Sklamberg of The Klezmatics exploring the riches of Yiddish Music, Past and Present

Thursday, February 15th
8pm at LACE
6522 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
www.welcometolace.org

Suggested contribution of $5
RSVP to: 213.389.8880 or email Yiddishkayt LA

February 17, 2007

Lorin Sklamberg solo, San Diego, CA, Feb 17, 2007

Lorin Sklamberg photoLorin Sklamberg
Saturday February 17 7:30pm
Acoustic Music San Diego
4650 Mansfield Street
San Diego, CA 92116
www.acousticmusicsandiego.com
Solo show!

February 18, 2007

Lorin Sklamberg solo, Arcadia, CA, Feb 18, 2007

Lorin Sklamberg photoLorin Sklamberg
Sunday February 18 at 10am
Congregation Shaarei Torah
550 South Second Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
www.shaareitorah.org
Solo show!

Sufi music, poetry, whirling, Santa Monica, CA, Feb 18

“Turning Heart”
An evening of Sufi music, poetry and whirling
With a rare appearance of the Whirling Dervish of the Mevlevi Order - Aziz, and The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Featuring the stunning Arabic vocalist Najwa Gibran.

Don’t miss this rare concert of Sufi Sacred music from the Turkish and Pakistani Sufi traditions with authentic Whirling Dervish and Sufi poetry of Rumi, Yunus and Ibn-Arabi.

Space is Limited, Please get your tickets in advance!

Sunday, February 18th, 2007 at 7 p.m.
Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Admission: $20 at the door, $15 advance tickets.
Advance tickets: please call: 818 505 1355 or email to: Yuval Ron
Parking: free street parking on 4th street and streets east of 4th street or at pay parking lots on Main street or 1/4 block east of Main street.

For more info: www.yuvalronmusic.com

February 20, 2007

"On Second Avenue" w/Mike Burstyn, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 20

Dan Israely, Kit Productions and the University of Judaism present
Mike Burstyn in "On Second Avenue"

History in the maiking - First time in Los Angeles!

Created by
Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek

Starring:
Joanne Borts, Lisa Fishman, Elan Kunin, Lisa Rubin and Robert Abelson

Tuesday, February 20 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 21 - 2:00pm; 8:00pm -Opening night
Thursday, February 22 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 24 - 9:30pm
Sunday, February 25 - 12:00pm; 4:30pm

Gindi Auditorium
University of Judaism
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway.

Ticket prices: $100 / $75 / $55 / $40
Tel: 877 See Play

February 21, 2007

"On Second Avenue" w/Mike Burstyn, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 21

Dan Israely, Kit Productions and the University of Judaism present
Mike Burstyn in "On Second Avenue"

History in the maiking - First time in Los Angeles!

Created by
Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek

Starring:
Joanne Borts, Lisa Fishman, Elan Kunin, Lisa Rubin and Robert Abelson

Tuesday, February 20 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 21 - 2:00pm; 8:00pm -Opening night
Thursday, February 22 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 24 - 9:30pm
Sunday, February 25 - 12:00pm; 4:30pm

Gindi Auditorium
University of Judaism
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway.

Ticket prices: $100 / $75 / $55 / $40
Tel: 877 See Play

February 22, 2007

"On Second Avenue" w/Mike Burstyn, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 22

Dan Israely, Kit Productions and the University of Judaism present
Mike Burstyn in "On Second Avenue"

History in the maiking - First time in Los Angeles!

Created by
Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek

Starring:
Joanne Borts, Lisa Fishman, Elan Kunin, Lisa Rubin and Robert Abelson

Tuesday, February 20 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 21 - 2:00pm; 8:00pm -Opening night
Thursday, February 22 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 24 - 9:30pm
Sunday, February 25 - 12:00pm; 4:30pm

Gindi Auditorium
University of Judaism
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway.

Ticket prices: $100 / $75 / $55 / $40
Tel: 877 See Play

February 23, 2007

"On Second Avenue" w/Mike Burstyn, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 23

Dan Israely, Kit Productions and the University of Judaism present
Mike Burstyn in "On Second Avenue"

History in the maiking - First time in Los Angeles!

Created by
Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek

Starring:
Joanne Borts, Lisa Fishman, Elan Kunin, Lisa Rubin and Robert Abelson

Tuesday, February 20 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 21 - 2:00pm; 8:00pm -Opening night
Thursday, February 22 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 24 - 9:30pm
Sunday, February 25 - 12:00pm; 4:30pm

Gindi Auditorium
University of Judaism
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway.

Ticket prices: $100 / $75 / $55 / $40
Tel: 877 See Play

February 24, 2007

"On Second Avenue" w/Mike Burstyn, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 24

Dan Israely, Kit Productions and the University of Judaism present
Mike Burstyn in "On Second Avenue"

History in the maiking - First time in Los Angeles!

Created by
Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek

Starring:
Joanne Borts, Lisa Fishman, Elan Kunin, Lisa Rubin and Robert Abelson

Tuesday, February 20 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 21 - 2:00pm; 8:00pm -Opening night
Thursday, February 22 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 24 - 9:30pm
Sunday, February 25 - 12:00pm; 4:30pm

Gindi Auditorium
University of Judaism
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway.

Ticket prices: $100 / $75 / $55 / $40
Tel: 877 See Play

February 25, 2007

"On Second Avenue" w/Mike Burstyn, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 25

Dan Israely, Kit Productions and the University of Judaism present
Mike Burstyn in "On Second Avenue"

History in the maiking - First time in Los Angeles!

Created by
Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek

Starring:
Joanne Borts, Lisa Fishman, Elan Kunin, Lisa Rubin and Robert Abelson

Tuesday, February 20 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 21 - 2:00pm; 8:00pm -Opening night
Thursday, February 22 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 24 - 9:30pm
Sunday, February 25 - 12:00pm; 4:30pm

Gindi Auditorium
University of Judaism
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway.

Ticket prices: $100 / $75 / $55 / $40
Tel: 877 See Play

March 2, 2007

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 2-4, 2007

nice jewish girlsNice Jewish Girls Gone Bad
March 2nd - 4th @8pm
Friday-Saturday-Sunday
Tangiers Restaurant
2138 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles
323-666-8666
$15

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad heads to LA to heat our hamantaschens for a Purim throwdown like no other on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th. We are joined by Klezmer Juice—the yid band of Wedding Crashers fame as well as spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary (HBO), Cynthia Levin (Comedy Central), Betsy Salkin (Tonight Show), Dana Eagle and special guest Jessi Klein (Comedy Central) and the return of the Shiksa Dancers, who will be played by LA favorite burlesque broads, Polly Peabody and Crystal Swarovski. Goddess Perlman hosts this mishagas with an array of brand new get-ups. come spend a night with the sexiest yids around.

www.nicejewishgirlsgonebad.com

March 3, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, on the air, CA, Mar 3

Extreme Klezmer Makeover
on your radio. Saturday, March 3 on KCSN FM 88.5. Hosted by Larry Wines on his
show "Acoustic Americana".
www.myspace.com/laacoustic

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 2-4, 2007

nice jewish girlsNice Jewish Girls Gone Bad
March 2nd - 4th @8pm
Friday-Saturday-Sunday
Tangiers Restaurant
2138 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles
323-666-8666
$15

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad heads to LA to heat our hamantaschens for a Purim throwdown like no other on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th. We are joined by Klezmer Juice—the yid band of Wedding Crashers fame as well as spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary (HBO), Cynthia Levin (Comedy Central), Betsy Salkin (Tonight Show), Dana Eagle and special guest Jessi Klein (Comedy Central) and the return of the Shiksa Dancers, who will be played by LA favorite burlesque broads, Polly Peabody and Crystal Swarovski. Goddess Perlman hosts this mishagas with an array of brand new get-ups. come spend a night with the sexiest yids around.

www.nicejewishgirlsgonebad.com

March 4, 2007

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 2-4, 2007

nice jewish girlsNice Jewish Girls Gone Bad
March 2nd - 4th @8pm
Friday-Saturday-Sunday
Tangiers Restaurant
2138 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles
323-666-8666
$15

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad heads to LA to heat our hamantaschens for a Purim throwdown like no other on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th. We are joined by Klezmer Juice—the yid band of Wedding Crashers fame as well as spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary (HBO), Cynthia Levin (Comedy Central), Betsy Salkin (Tonight Show), Dana Eagle and special guest Jessi Klein (Comedy Central) and the return of the Shiksa Dancers, who will be played by LA favorite burlesque broads, Polly Peabody and Crystal Swarovski. Goddess Perlman hosts this mishagas with an array of brand new get-ups. come spend a night with the sexiest yids around.

www.nicejewishgirlsgonebad.com

March 7, 2007

Klezmer en Buenos Aires

Klezmer en Buenos AiresKlezmer en Buenos Aires
Mar 7, Wednesday, 8:00 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

$40/$36 (Adult) | $20/$18 (Stanford Student) | Purchase Tix

For further info: livelyarts.stanford.edu

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Let My People Sing festival, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 7-11, 2007

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Dear friends of all things Jewish,

Let My People Sing will feature 7 world class concerts in the Los Angeles area from March 7-11.

The programs will feature music by Golem, The Afro-Semitic Experience, Theodore Bikel, Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, Junoon, Pharaoh's Daughter, Debbie Friedman, Julie Silver, Jason Alexander and over a dozen other artists. This years festival is dedicated toward raising funds or Jewish World Watch an organization which brings relief to the people of Darfur.

I would grateful if you would please pass on this link to family and friends in the Southern California area.

Craig Taubman
www.letmypeoplesing.com

March 8, 2007

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Tonight, Opening Night: Musical Fortunes: New music based on Jewish and Romani (“Gypsy”) Routes. A world premiere of new music based on two rich traditions, mined by Oakland composer/performer Dan Cantrell with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Michael Alpert, Rumen Shopov and dancers Rachel Brice and Elizabeth Strong.

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

Let My People Sing festival, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 7-11, 2007

festival banner
Dear friends of all things Jewish,

Let My People Sing will feature 7 world class concerts in the Los Angeles area from March 7-11.

The programs will feature music by Golem, The Afro-Semitic Experience, Theodore Bikel, Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, Junoon, Pharaoh's Daughter, Debbie Friedman, Julie Silver, Jason Alexander and over a dozen other artists. This years festival is dedicated toward raising funds or Jewish World Watch an organization which brings relief to the people of Darfur.

I would grateful if you would please pass on this link to family and friends in the Southern California area.

Craig Taubman
www.letmypeoplesing.com

March 9, 2007

Orange County Klezmers, Orange, CA, Mar 9, 2007

The Orange County Klezmers will be playing a concert for Chapman University's 8th Annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest on Friday March 9th at 10 AM. This is the 4th year in a row that they have been asked to perform for this event. They will be playing music from their CD "Echoes of Vilna" to an audience of over 800 faculty, staff, students and Holocaust survivors in the beginning of the event and conclude with joyous frailachy music at the end. The event will be held in the Memorial Auditorium and the cost is free.

For further information: 714-628-7377
www.chapman.edu/holocaustEducation
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA

Shir Hashirim in different Jewish traditions, Berkeley, CA, Mar 9

March 9 – 7:30 pm
Shir Hashirim: Ashkenazi, Sephardi & Mizrahi musical liturgy

JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut St., Berkeley
510-848-0237

Let My People Sing festival, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 7-11, 2007

festival banner
Dear friends of all things Jewish,

Let My People Sing will feature 7 world class concerts in the Los Angeles area from March 7-11.

The programs will feature music by Golem, The Afro-Semitic Experience, Theodore Bikel, Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, Junoon, Pharaoh's Daughter, Debbie Friedman, Julie Silver, Jason Alexander and over a dozen other artists. This years festival is dedicated toward raising funds or Jewish World Watch an organization which brings relief to the people of Darfur.

I would grateful if you would please pass on this link to family and friends in the Southern California area.

Craig Taubman
www.letmypeoplesing.com

March 10, 2007

Let My People Sing festival, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 7-11, 2007

festival banner
Dear friends of all things Jewish,

Let My People Sing will feature 7 world class concerts in the Los Angeles area from March 7-11.

The programs will feature music by Golem, The Afro-Semitic Experience, Theodore Bikel, Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, Junoon, Pharaoh's Daughter, Debbie Friedman, Julie Silver, Jason Alexander and over a dozen other artists. This years festival is dedicated toward raising funds or Jewish World Watch an organization which brings relief to the people of Darfur.

I would grateful if you would please pass on this link to family and friends in the Southern California area.

Craig Taubman
www.letmypeoplesing.com

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Tonight: Klezmer Buenos Aires: Lerner Moguilevsky Duo is a brilliant virtuosic duo, direct from Argentina, presenting a stellar blend of klezmer, Argentinean folk music, tango and jazz improvisation. Their stunning virtuosity on flutes, wooden flutes, bagpipe, duduk (wind instrument), clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, harmonica, accordion, piano and percussion makes the two of them sound like an orchestra.

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

March 11, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Altadena, CA, Mar 11

Extreme Klezmer Makeover
performs traditional and contemporary klezmer music at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena (next door to Pasadena) on Sunday March 11, 7PM $15. 2029 N. Lake St., Altadena, CA 91001. Reservations: 626-398-7917 For directions: www.coffeegallery.com.
tel: 626-398-7917

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Today: Tales from Terezin: A Musical Journey: Violinist Randall Weiss first became interested in the music performed at Terezín when he was asked to play a string trio by Czech composer Gideon Klein. In search of information about Klein, Weiss called on his former teacher Paul Kling, who had been Klein’s chamber music partner in the concentration camp. Weiss will be joined by cellist Victoria Ehrlich, violist Natalia Vershilova and violinist Leslie Ludena in performing string chamber music by Gideon Klein, as well as Hans Krása, Zikmund Schul and Viktor Ullmann.

In memory of Sylvie Braitman, 1956-2006

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

Let My People Sing festival, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 7-11, 2007

festival banner
Dear friends of all things Jewish,

Let My People Sing will feature 7 world class concerts in the Los Angeles area from March 7-11.

The programs will feature music by Golem, The Afro-Semitic Experience, Theodore Bikel, Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, Junoon, Pharaoh's Daughter, Debbie Friedman, Julie Silver, Jason Alexander and over a dozen other artists. This years festival is dedicated toward raising funds or Jewish World Watch an organization which brings relief to the people of Darfur.

I would grateful if you would please pass on this link to family and friends in the Southern California area.

Craig Taubman
www.letmypeoplesing.com

March 15, 2007

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Tonight: Ensemble Lucidarium—“Pure energy on period instruments”
One of Italy’s premier Early Music ensembles makes their Bay Area debut with “La Istoria de Purim,” a program devoted to the music and poetry of the Jews in Renaissance Italy that has delighted audiences and critics from Paris to Budapest.

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

March 16, 2007

Music Shabbat with Pharaoh's Daughter, San Leandro, CA, Mar 16

March 16 – 8 pm
A Musical Shabbat with Members of Pharaoh's Daughter
Temple Beth Sholom
642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro
510-357-8505

March 17, 2007

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Today: The Symbolic Power of Jewish Music—A conversation with vanguard musicians of John Zorn’s Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture CD label….

also: Pharaoh’s Daughter—Blending psychedelic sensibility and pan-Mediterranean sensuality, Basya Schechter leads her New York band through Hasidic chants and Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock, filtered through percussion, flute, strings and electronica.

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

March 18, 2007

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Tonight: Steven Bernstein, with Peter Apfelbaum and Friends, presents "Diaspora Blues." Originally from Berkeley, these now New York-based cutting edge composer/ performers are stretching the definition of Jewish music.

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

March 21, 2007

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Tonight: Noa—Known in Israel by her given name Achinoam Nini, Noa is Israel’s leading international concert and recording artist. Born in Tel- Aviv in 1969, Noa lived in New York City from age 2 until her return to Israel alone at the age of 17. Her family is originally from Yemen. After serving the mandatory two years in the Israeli Army in a military entertainment unit, Noa studied music at the Rimon School where she met her long-time partner and collaborator Gil Dor.

and: Poetry Slam on the theme of Diaspora—The three finalists will have the opportunity to showcase at Community Music Day for additional monetary prizes.…

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

March 22, 2007

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

This afternoon (2pm): Avi Avital is an Israeli mandolin master who recently won first prize in the international competition for plucked strings “Città di Voghera” (Italy); and has played solo with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Milano and others.

and tonight: Aires de Sefarad: Born in Argentina, trained in Israel and the US, the now Berkeley-based composer Jorge Liderman brings a highly original twist to Sephardic music with Duo46, two maverick players of violin and guitar in this work commissioned in part by the Guggenheim Foundation. The double bill includes Avi Avital, an Israeli mandolin master who recently won first prize of the international competition for plucked strings “Città di Voghera” (Italy); and has played solo with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Milano and others.

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

March 23, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Encino, CA, Mar 23, 2007

Friday March 23th at 8:30pm
VBS Celebration of The Children of Esther Presents:

The Yuval Ron Ensemble performing
A Concert of Bedouin and Israeli Folk Music featuring
Singer Tehila Lauder
dancers: Melanie Kareem and Tamra-henna
Special Guest: Virtuoso Violinist, George Hamad

Location: Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91436
Tickets on line
For more information: 818-788-6000 www.vbs.org

March 25, 2007

22nd Annual Jewish Music Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Mar 8-25

band publicity photoThis year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh's Daughter and more!

Today: Community Music Day: Poetry Slam Finals, interactive workshops, children’s concert, Instrument Petting Zoo, and performances throughout the day showcasing high quality local artists. Guaranteed to bring out your inner musician.

For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

March 27, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Whittier, CA, Mar 27, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 8pm
The Shannon Center presents a Lecture & Demonstration
Music and Divine Trance in Hasidic-Jewish and Sufi musical traditions with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Location: The Shannon Center, Whittier College 6760 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA, 90608 For more information: 562-907-4203 or www.shannoncenter.org

March 28, 2007

"Freylekh! The Joyous Dances of the Ashkenazi Jews," San Francisco, CA, Mar 28

KlezCaliforniaKlezCalifornia warmly invites you to the following program at the Jewish Community Library, which we are co-sponsoring.

BJE Jewish Community Library | Main Location
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay
415.567.3327

Wednesday, March 28, 7:30pm. “Freylekh! The Joyous Dances of the Ashkenazi Jews,” This participatory lecture/demonstration features dance leader Bruce Bierman accompanied by Julie Egger on klezmer fiddle.

www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm

March 31, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 31, 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 8 p.m

Occidental College Presents
Mystical Music of the Middle East with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring
Singer Najwa Gibran
dancer Maya Karasso
Special Guest: Virtuoso Violinist, George Hamad

Reception to Follow

Location: Herrick Chapel, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Admission: $10 general admission $5 students/seniors free to the Occidental College community with I.D.
Directions: www.oxy.edu/x2160.xml
For more information: Tel: 323 259-2590

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, La Jolla, CA, Mar 31

Yale StromExperience a rousing night of Yiddish culture and help kick off the 50th birthday celebration of Cong. Beth El with:

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
featuring very special guests Mark Dressed and Greg Wall

Saturday, March 31st at 8pm
Congregation Beth El
La Jolla
Tel: 858 452-1734
www.congregationbethel.org

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April 19, 2007

Margot Leverett workshop, San Francisco, CA, Apr 19, 2007

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysKlezCalifornia is pleased to present a special workshop with Margot Leverett for intermediate and advanced players of all instruments, Thursday, April 19 at Congregation Netivot Shalom (1316 University Ave., Berkeley), which is co-sponsoring the workshop. A noted klezmer clarinetist, Margot will be in the Bay Area to perform that weekend at the JCCSF with her group, Klezmer Mountain Boys. We may divide the workshop in half for musicians at different levels, depending on registration.

There will be a $25 fee to participate. To reserve a space in the workshop, email Gerry Tenney or call him at 510/465-7911.
KlezCalifornia

April 22, 2007

Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys, San Francisco, CA, Apr 22, 2007

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett and her Klezmer Mountain Boys
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Sat, Apr 21
8:00 PM
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415.292.1200

Tickets: $25.00 Member / $28.00 Public / $15.00 Student
For information and tickets, order online or contact the box office by phone at (415) 292-1233.
www.jccsf.org/content_main.aspx?progid=1360&catid=336

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April 25, 2007

Screening: "Yiddish theater: A love story", Los Angeles, CA, Apr 25

YIDDISH THEATER: A LOVE STORY directed by Dan Katzir, produced by Ravit Markus.

LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 25 7:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

www.lajfilmfest.org

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Comedy: God's Pottery, NYC, Apr 25

Hilarious Comedy
God's Pottery, Nick Kroll, David Wain
Weds 4/25 at 7:30P
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street

Jewcy is a new online culture-and-ideas magazine—Jewishly-inflected, catholic in its interests. Our modest goal: to rock Jewish media to the point of unrecognizability.

tel: 212-489-9800
www.jewcy.com

April 26, 2007

"The Musical World of S. An-sky", San Francisco, CA, Apr 26

KlezCaliforniaKlezCalifornia warmly invites you to the following program at the Jewish Community Library, which we are co-sponsoring.

BJE Jewish Community Library | Main Location
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay
415.567.3327

Thursday, April 26, 7:30pm. “The Musical World of S. An-sky: Yiddish Protest Songs, Russian Miners’ Songs, and Children’s Rhymes.” This lecture/presentation is by Gabriella Safran, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University.

www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm

May 6, 2007

Freilachmakers, Sacramento, CA, May 6, 2007

The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
Sunday May 6th - Salute to Israel Day on the west steps of the state Capitol building in Sacramento. We will be performing between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Price: free!! For more information about the entire event, which will run between noon and 4 pm that day, please see: www.jewishsac.org/section_display.html?ID=73
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May 13, 2007

Freilachmakers, Davis, CA, May 13, 2007

The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
Sunday May 13th - “Survival and Triumph: Music of the Holocaust Era”, 7 pm, at the Mondavi Center (UC Davis). Once again we will be joining the premier orchestra of the Sacramento Youth Symphony under the direction of Michael Neumann in a wonderful multi-media concert. As we did the first time this concert was presented back in 2005, we will play two songs of resistance to the Nazis. For more information (including ticket prices, etc.), see: www.mondaviarts.org/events/event.cfm?event_id=382

Freilachmakers, Davis, CA, May 13

FreilachmakersSunday May 13, 7:00pm
"Survival and Triumph: Music of the Holocaust Era" at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis
The Freilachmakers will join the orchestra of the Sacramento Youth Symphony under
the direction of Michael Neumann in a multi-media concert. For tickets and information
click here.

Yale Strom in Mother's Day concert, Los Angeles, May 13

"OY, MY SON, THE KLEZMER"

Violinist Yale Strom Mother's Day Concert
Sunday May 13th, 3:00 pm
The Workmen's Circle

Tickets are $15 for Workmen's Circle members, $20 for the public. Call (310) 552-2007 to purchase tickets.

Presented by The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring.
1525 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90035
310 552 2007
www.circlesocal.org

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May 19, 2007

Yuval Ron Concert for Peace, Culver City, CA, May 19, 2007

May 19 at 8 pm -
Yuval Ron Ensemble
Concert for Peace at Culver City High School.

May 20, 2007

At the Crossroads, Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 2007

Yuval RonSunday, May 20, 2007 • Northwest Auditorium • 1 PM

At the Crossroads: Music & Culture of the Middle East

The Yuval Ron Ensemble—featuring Arab vocalist Najwa Gibran, Whirling Dervish Aziz, Armenian Duduk master Yegish Manukian—includes Arab and Jewish artists who come together to celebrate the musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism, and the Christian Armenian Church. Composer and world-music producer Yuval Ron orchestrates the deep inter-cultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share. The concert will feature songs of Sufi origin from Turkey, Jewish prayers from Morocco, Yemen, and Israel, as well as Armenian church chants. With the presence of Whirling Dervish Aziz, this program will be a feast for the senses!

Event is free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Preferential seating to students (with ID).
For more info, please call (310) 825-5387.

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
302 Royce Hall, Box 951485 * Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485
Tel: (310) 825-5387 * RSVP Line: (310) 267-5327
www.cjs.ucla.edu/

May 22, 2007

Yuval Ron, Santa Barbara, May 22, 2007

May 22 at 8 pm - University of Santa Barbara - Yuval Ron talk about his film music, screening of West Bank Story, Q&A and performance of the Yuval Ron Trio.

May 24, 2007

Fishtank Ensemble, Berkeley, CA, May 24

The Fishtank EnsembleThe Fishtank Ensemble
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center

After romping their way into our hearts during Community Music Day, the Fishtank Ensemble relocated to LA last month. Luckily for us, they're making their way back to the Bay to play at La Pena. Don't miss out on what LA Weekly describes as "one of the most thrilling live acts on the planet." Visit the Fishtank Ensemble website for more info, www.fishtankensemble.com.

May 27, 2007

Klezmer Dance, Santa Rosa, CA, May 27, 2007

Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia, The Red Hot Chachkas and Bruce Bierman (Yiddish dance teacher) will be presenting their program, "Klezmer, Music with Soul" in Santa Rosa.

Led by Julie Egger and comprised of multi-talented performers on violin, clarinet, mandolin, accordion, bass, and drums, the group plays traditional Eastern European dance tunes, ranging from frenzied to tranquil tantsn (dances), plus original compositions and improvisions building on the klezmer tradition.

Absolute Music at the Friedman Center brings master musicians and presents classical, jazz, folk and klezmer music to the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County.

The Friedman Center
4676 Mayette, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
May 27th, 2:00 - 4:00pm ~ Tickets: $15

May 30, 2007

Davka meets Klez-X, Berkeley, CA, May 30

Wednesday, May 30, 8:00pm
at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley
Two of the Bay Area's most prominent Jewish music ensembles come together for a rare collaborative performance with their now Israel-based founder Daniel Hoffman. Visit the Freight and Salvage website for ticket information.

June 9, 2007

SoCalled, Los Angeles, CA, Jun 9, 2007

promo photo SoCalled
The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Sat, 06-09-2007 20:00
$8
also performing Wax Tailor

June 10, 2007

Klezmer on the Bay, Bay Area, San Francisco, Jun 10, 2007

Klezmer on the Bay
Featuring the Red Hot Chachkas
Sunday, June 10

Dance to the sounds of The Red Hot Chachkas onboard the beautiful Royal Prince Ferry! Includes kosher-style dinner, cruise, entertainment and first drink. Two pick-up locations: Sausalito (5:45pm @ Golden Gate Ferry landing dock) or San Francisco (6:45pm @ Pier 43).

Tickets: Please call the PJCC at 650.212.7522, and indicate your boarding location. $45 JCC members/$50 public

SoCalled, Los Angeles, CA, Jun 9, 2007

promo photo SoCalled
Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA
Sun, 6/10/07 9:00pm
$7
also performing Zoyres and Charming Hostess

June 17, 2007

Zoyres and the Yiddiots, San Francisco, CA, Jun 17, 2007

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
& the Yiddiots

Sunday June 17
9pm $5
Amnesia
853 Valencia St. b/w 19 & 20th
San Francisco, CA

July 21, 2007

Klezmer Playboys, KlezX, Berkeley, CA, Jul 21

Two great bands will be playing an early show on Saturday, July 21 in Berkeley. Don't miss Glenn Hartman's Klezmer Playboys and Bay Area favorites Klez-X. Both group are taking part the monthly BREW. There will be good people, great musicians, and tasty beer and wine. At the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley.

For more information or to buy tickets ($10-12): www.jcceastbay.org
510.848.0237

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July 22, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Altadena, CA, Jul 22, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover Band High energy, foot stomping, put-a-smile-on-your-face traditional and progressive klezmer. Wonderful small intimate 50 seat venue in Altadena (near Pasadena) Sunday, July 22, 2007 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake St., Altadena, CA 91001. 7PM $15

Reservations: 626-398-7919
Directions: www.coffeegallery.com

August 25, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Monrovia, CA, Aug 25, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover Band concert Saturday August 25, 2007 at the Monrovia Traditional Music Gathering in Monrovia. 6-8PM FREE Outdoor Concert at the Plaza Courtyard, 400 block of S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

High energy, foot stomping, put-a-smile-on-your-face traditional and progressive klezmer. For more info: 1-877-365-5744 or www.SoKattywompus.com

August 26, 2007

Freilachmakers, Cotati Accordion Fest, California, Aug 26, 2007

Freilachmakers Klezmer Band
The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
Sunday August 26th, 10:55-11:30 am
Cotati Accordion Festival
Cotati, CA (Marin County)
More information: www.cotatifest.com

August 29, 2007

Zoyres, Oakland, CA, Aug 29, 2007

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
8.29.07 at 21 Grand
416 25th St. @ Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612.
With They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and O Lucky Man. 8:30 PM. $6-10.

September 2, 2007

Zoyres, San Francisco, CA, Sep 2, 2007

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment
9.02.07 at Hotel Utah.
500 4th St. @ Bryant,
San Francisco, CA 94612.
With Seth Augustus and O Lucky Man. 8:30 PM. $6.

September 3, 2007

Freilachmakers, Gold Rush Days, Sacramento, CA, Sep 3, 2007

Freilachmakers Klezmer Band
The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
Monday Sept. 3rd, noon-12:45 pm and 1:30-2:15 pm
Ethnic Village Stage
Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
More information: www.discovergold.org/goldrush/

September 5, 2007

Mayer Kirshenblatt book launch, San Francisco, CA, Sep 5, 2007

Mayer Kirshenblatt bookThey Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust, the result of 40-year collaboration between Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and her father, Mayer Kirshenblatt, has appeared!
www.mayerjuly.com

BOOK LAUNCH
JCC, San Francisco
Wednesday, September 5th
8:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, San Francisco
$8.00 JCC Member, $10 Public
www.jccsf.org/content_main.aspx?catid=19#1815

September 8, 2007

Jewish Songs at an Exhibition, Berkeley, CA, Sep 8, 2007

sharon bernstein photo
Sharon Bernstein and Stu Brotman
Sunday, September 8, 8:30pm
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
$10 members, $12 non-members

www.jcceastbay.org
Info: 510-848-0237

Mayer Kirshenblatt bookYiddish singer Sharon Bernstein (voice & piano) and klezmer pioneer Stu Brotman (bass, tsimbl & percussion) join forces in a unique performance set to paintings by self-taught Toronto artist Mayer Kirshenblatt. Kirshenblatt's vibrant portraits of his home town Apt, Poland before the Holocaust inspire a rich blent of traditional song and contemporary sound. Projected images of the paintings connected with the songs complete this experience that recalls Polish shtetl life. Presented in conjunction with the book They Called me Mayer July: Painted Memories of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, forthcoming September 2007) and exhibition with the same title at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, Septermber 10, 2007 - January 13, 2008.

Co-presented by the Judah L. Magnes Museum

September 9, 2007

Mayer Kirshenblatt exhibition opening, Berkeley, CA, Sep 9, 2007

Mayer Kirshenblatt book
EXHIBITION OPENING
September 9th
11:30-2:00 Members Only Preview Event
2:00-4:00 Open to the public: Conversation with Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
2911 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
Contact: Lauren Karas 510-549-6950 ext. 340.
The exhibition will run through January 13, 2008. It is open to the public Sun-Wed 11-4, Th 11-8.
www.magnes.org
They Called Me Mayer July is being co-presented at the MAGNES with The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco and the Holocaust Center of Northern California. This project has been made possible through a grant from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and the generosity of Jean and Sandy Colen, Varda and Irving Rabin, and Katie and Amnon Rodan.

South Coast Simcha Band, Huntington Beach, CA, Sep 9, 2007

The South Coast Simcha Band
September 9, 2007
Procession of Light (formerly Interfaith Day Celebration)
Presented by the Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, all faiths and religions come together to celebrate life with a candlelight (battery-operated candles) walk to the end of the Huntington Beach Pier.

Participants can join in this celebration with songs, hymns and prayers.

3:30 p.m.
Free.
Pier Plaza at the Huntington Beach Pier.
Cross street Pacific Coast Highway and Main, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Call: (714) 914-9797.

September 20, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, W. Los Angeles, CA, Sep 20, 2007

in Los Angeles: Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 7 pm

Concert for the Days Of Awe
Selihoth (prayers of forgiveness) and Sacred Music from the Middle East

Yuval Ron Ensemble

in a special concert of Spiritual Preparation for Yom Kippur

Yuval Ron, in a collaborative project with R. Haim Ovadia has arranged traditional Yerushalmi, Iraqi, and Sephardi prayers for the High Holidays in a meditative spiritual musical presentation.

with special guests:
Eliyahu Sill - ney Nimrod Nol - violin and members of R. Ovadia's family.

This event will be hosted by the Iraqi, Persian, Indian, Indonesian and Sephardic Jewish community of Kahal Joseph. The concert will take place in the sanctuary decorated with vivid stained-glass artwork and containing a repository of ornate, old Sephardic Torah scrolls from Asia, North Africa and the Middle East

Location: 10505 West Santa Monica Blvd.West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Admission: General Admission $25. VIP $75, Group discounts available to organizations.
For more information: Please call Dafna at (310) 474-0559

September 23, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Altadena, CA, Sep 23, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover Band High energy, foot stomping, put-a-smile-on-your-face traditional and progressive klezmer. Wonderful small intimate 50 seat venue in Altadena (near Pasadena) Sunday, September 23, 2007 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake St., Altadena, CA 91001. 7PM $15

Reservations: 626-398-7919
Directions: www.coffeegallery.com

September 28, 2007

Balkan Beat Box, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 28, 2007

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
9/28/2007 8:00 PM
2007 All Roads Film Festival
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

September 29, 2007

Balkan Beat Box, San Francisco, CA, Sep 29, 2007

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
9/29/2007 9:00 PM
Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA
Cost : $15.00

Doors at 8pm / All AGES

September 30, 2007

"Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy", North Hollywood, CA, Sep 30, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 3pm
Magdalene Cultural Arts Center presents:

Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy
A Workshop of Divine Ecstasy in Sufi and Hassidic Music
facilitated by
Yuval Ron

Magdalene Cultural Arts Center
4822 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Admission: $25
For more information: Please call 818-760-0531

Yiddish Folk Festival, San Geronimo, Marin, CA, Sep 30, 2007

Marin Yiddish Folk Festival 2007Yiddish Folk Festival
Sunday, September 30th - 3:00 to 7:00 pm

San Geronimo Valley Community Center
6350 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., San Geronimo
9 miles west of San Rafael in Marin

Klezmer Music from: The Red Hot Chachkas, Freilachmakers Old-Time String Band, Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble, Yiddish Singing and Dancing with Gerry Tenney and Bruce Bierman.

Participatory Workshops: dancing / singing / storytelling / children's activities / food / art / select vendors / fun for all ages! Don't forget to Bring Your Instruments!

Tickets: $15 adults, $5 kids, and $30 family of 3 or more
More Info: (415) 488-8888 or www.svgcc.org

October 6, 2007

Veretski Pass CD Release, "Dov the Cow Swimmer", Berkeley, CA, Oct 6, 2007

Veretski PassVeretski Pass
Jewish Music from the Carpathian Bow

With a new program from soon to be released second CD, "Dov the Cow Swimmer"
Cookie Segelstein: Violin
Joshua Horowitz: Button Accordion, Tsimbl
Stuart Brotman: Cello, Tilinca, Baraban

Saturday, October 6, 2007, 8 PM
Freight and Salvage
1111 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
8 PM -- doors open at 7:30 PM
$ 18.50 advance / $ 19.50 door
(510) 548-1761
www.freightandsalvage.org
Tickets at the door or online:

October 7, 2007

Veretski Pass CD Release, "Dov the Cow Swimmer", Sacramento, CA, Oct 7, 2007

Veretski PassVeretski Pass
Jewish Music from the Carpathian Bow

With a new program from soon to be released second CD, "Dov the Cow Swimmer"
Cookie Segelstein: Violin
Joshua Horowitz: Button Accordion, Tsimbl
Stuart Brotman: Cello, Tilinca, Baraban

Sunday, October 7, 2007, 8 PM
California State University, Sacramento
Recital Hall of Capistrano Hall on the Sacramento State campus
Admission is $15 general and $8 for students
Information Page: www.csus.edu
Tickets and Parking: www.csus.edu/music/tickets.htm

South Coast Simcha Band, Bellflower, CA, Oct 7

The South Coast Simcha Band
October 7, 2007 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Event Price: $10 / $12

The South Coast Simcha Band will perform their lively brand of
Yiddish and Klezmer Music at this special public concert. This
performance is part of the Fifth Annual Daniel Peral Music Days,
a global network of concerts using the universal language of music to teach respect of differences and reach out in friendship.

William Bristol Civic Auditorium
16600 Civic Center Drive
Bellflower, CA 90706

Sponsor: Bellflower Concert Association

Contact: Friends of Bellflower Concert Association
Web Site: www.bellflower.org
Phone: 562-804-1424 ext2212

October 12, 2007

Michael Showalter, San Francisco, CA, Oct 12, 2007

Comedian Michael Showalter's album Sandwiches & Cats is set to release this November! Catch our newest addition on tour with friend and accomplice Michael Ian Black all around the U.S:

October, 12 2007 - 8:00P

The Fillmore
1805 Geary
San Francisco , CA 94115
Cost: $25

myspace.com/michaelshowalter

October 13, 2007

Michael Showalter, Hollywood, CA, Oct 13, 2007

Comedian Michael Showalter's album Sandwiches & Cats is set to release this November! Catch our newest addition on tour with friend and accomplice Michael Ian Black all around the U.S:

October, 13 2007 - 7:00P

Ivar Theatre
1605 N. Ivar Ave
Hollywood , CA 90028
Cost: $25

myspace.com/michaelshowalter

October 15, 2007

Teapacks, Berkeley, CA, Oct 15, 2007

Teapacks in Concert
Monday, October 15, 7:30 pm
Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
$5 students, $15 Tzavta members, $25 general

Teapacks' unique sound can be best described as a Middle Eastern-Rock fusion, which has brought the band to the top of the charts in Israel numerous times during its almost two decades of action. The band, which as a headliner of Israel in the Ballpark 2004 made the local Jewish and Israeli community dance for two hours, returns to the Bay Area.

Michael Showalter, San Diego, CA, Oct 15, 2007

Comedian Michael Showalter's album Sandwiches & Cats is set to release this November! Catch our newest addition on tour with friend and accomplice Michael Ian Black all around the U.S:

October, 15 2007 - 7:00P

House of Blues
1055 5th Avenue
San Diego , CA 92101
Cost: $20

myspace.com/michaelshowalter

October 20, 2007

Dan Cantrell & Friends and Eliyahu & Qadim, Oct 20, 2007

Dan Cantrell & Friends and Eliyahu & Qadim
Berkeley-Richmond JCC
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 8:00 pm
$12 members, $15 general
More info at the Brew website.

Buy tickets NOW!
Co-produced by the Jewish Music Festival

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Una Noche Idishe/An Argentine Yiddish Experience, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 20, 2007

Una Noche Idishe/An Argentine Yiddish Experience
At the REDCAT
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
In The Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex
631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sat Oct 20 | 8:30 pm
$20 [students $16, CalArts $10]
General Admission Seating
Validated Parking for the event is $8.
For more info: www.redcat.org (213)237-2800.

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October 21, 2007

Yiddish Sing-Along w/Jillian Tallmer, Oct 21, 2007

Yiddish Sing-Along: Lullabies, Wake-up Calls, and Songs in the Night
Jillian Tallmer and accompanist

Shlof Mayn Kind ... Vakht Oyf! ... Shtil, Di Nakht

Yiddish abounds in dark songs, edgy lullabies, and lyrical calls to action. Jillian will introduce a dozen familiar and less well-known songs, providing transliterated songsheets. To enter the world of Yiddish songs -- ironic, down-to-earth, poignant -- is to feel their irresistible spirit. Whether you're new to this music or already hooked, you will come away inspired. No previous familiarity is required to enjoy this sing-along experience!

Sunday, October 21, 1 - 3 pm
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

October 27, 2007

Yuval Ron, Pacific Palisades, CA, Oct 27, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm and 4:00pm

The Getty Villa presents

Yuval Ron
Oud Prayers
Sacred and Folk Music of the Middle East
with percussionist Jamie Papish

Inner Peristyle at the Getty Villa in Malibu 17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Reservations and information: Call (310) 440-7300

Klezmatics, San Francisco, CA, Oct 27, 2007

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics, world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world make their Friend Center debut. Their music is steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition while incorporating more provocative themes such as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms.

Saturday, October 27, 8:00 PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street

$28.00 Member / $32.00 Public / $25.00 Student
FOR TICKETS: 415-292-1233
www.jccsf.org

"Traditional and innovative? It must be The Klezmatics." —Los Angeles Times

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Music Festival, a project of the JCC East Bay

October 28, 2007

Shemspeed.com launch party, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 28, 2007

concert poster; click to see larger versionShemspeed.com
CALIFORNIA Launch Party! (Oct 28th)
@ The Joint
Doors7:30pm
$15
www.jconnectla.com
* Email rsvp[at]shemspeed.com to ensure getting in!

with performances by Y-Love, Jake Break, dj handler and many more TBA

8771 west pico ave
Los Angeles, CA
310.275.2619
www.myspace.com/thejoint

Klezmatics, San Diego, CA, Oct 28, 2007

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics, world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world. Their music is steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition while incorporating more provocative themes such as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms.

San Diego
Birch North Park Theater

"Traditional and innovative? It must be The Klezmatics." —Los Angeles Times

November 3, 2007

A Shirtwaist Tale, Berkeley, CA, Nov 4, 2007

publicity graphicA Shirtwaist Tale

A Shirtwaist Tale tells the true story of 30,000 young, mostly Jewish, immigrant women that changed the face of the labor movement by striking for better wages and shorter hours in 1909. Oakland playwright Judith Offer teams up with renowned composer Arkadi Serper to restage this delightful musical seven years after its initial debut. Accompanied by an onstage klezmer band, this vital document of the immigrant history is not to be missed.

Saturday, November 3, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 5:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 5:00pm

$15 members, $20 public

JCC East Bay
510-848-0237 / fax: 510-848-0170
Berkeley, CA
www.jcceastbay.org

A Shirtwaist Tale, Berkeley, CA, Nov 10, 2007

publicity graphicA Shirtwaist Tale

A Shirtwaist Tale tells the true story of 30,000 young, mostly Jewish, immigrant women that changed the face of the labor movement by striking for better wages and shorter hours in 1909. Oakland playwright Judith Offer teams up with renowned composer Arkadi Serper to restage this delightful musical seven years after its initial debut. Accompanied by an onstage klezmer band, this vital document of the immigrant history is not to be missed.

Saturday, November 3, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 5:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 5:00pm

$15 members, $20 public

JCC East Bay
510-848-0237 / fax: 510-848-0170
Berkeley, CA
www.jcceastbay.org

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 3, 2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Wechsberg Educational Foundation of Congregation Ner Tamid presents
A Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Concert
" A Musical Odyssey" featuring

The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Admission: For tickets contact Ticket Alternatives at
www.ticketalternative.com
or call (877) 725-8849

A Shirtwaist Tale, Berkeley, CA, Nov 3, 2007

publicity graphicA Shirtwaist Tale

A Shirtwaist Tale tells the true story of 30,000 young, mostly Jewish, immigrant women that changed the face of the labor movement by striking for better wages and shorter hours in 1909. Oakland playwright Judith Offer teams up with renowned composer Arkadi Serper to restage this delightful musical seven years after its initial debut. Accompanied by an onstage klezmer band, this vital document of the immigrant history is not to be missed.

Saturday, November 3, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 5:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 5:00pm

$15 members, $20 public

JCC East Bay
510-848-0237 / fax: 510-848-0170
Berkeley, CA
www.jcceastbay.org

November 4, 2007

Michael Wex, "Just Say Nu", San Francisco, CA, Nov 4, 2007

Michael WexIf you are a fan of Michael Wex (which is to say, if you have ever met him, heard him speak, or read his previous best-seller), and you live in San Francisco, you will be quite pleased to know that the new book, Just say nu is out.

Today, he appears at the San Francisco Jewish BookFest
2pm

book coverWhy is Wex so funny? I blame it on Alberta, or at least the Calgary Hebrew Day School, which we both attended (me for just a few early years, insufficient for an adequate humor education, in the early 1960s). [ari]

Ellis Island, Oakland, CA, Nov 4, 2007

Help us celebrate our 27th year playing klezmer music; lively freilachs, soulful doinas, danceful bulgars, old world waltzes, Yiddish vocals. At this concert you will be guests at a shtetel wedding as band enacts a traditional Jewish village wedding in Eastern Europe, 1900. Ellis Island will have you dancing down the aisles!

Wisteria Ways
Sunday, Nov. 4, 3pm
383 61st St.,
Oakland 94618
510.655-2771

www.wisteriaways.org/events.html

Dror Sinai drumming workshop and concert, Oakland, CA, Nov 4, 2007

Dror Sinai at Kehilla Synogogue
Sunday, November 4
Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610

Drumming Workshop with Dror Sinai: Intro to the Dumbek
5:00-6:30 pm
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
Come explore the ancient sound of the Doumbek, also called Durbuka, Durbaky and Tabla. This class is for those who would like to gain experience and knowledge of this unique hand-drum of the Middle East. Learn to create a basic variety of sounds, open yourself to the concepts of rhythm, find your own personal rhythms, and communicate with others.

Concert: "Desert Roots"
7:30 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Featuring Dror Sinai singing Jewish songs from Israel, Yemen, Morocco and more in Hebrew, Ladino and Tunisian. Dror will be joined by Rachel Valfer, a singer and oud player. Equally comfortable in Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic and Farsi, her rich, earthy vocals evoke longing, love, strength and ultimately a sense of vastness and grace.

Participate in both the workshop and concert for the special rate of $30 (advance payment required)

November 11, 2007

A Shirtwaist Tale, Berkeley, CA, Nov 11, 2007

publicity graphicA Shirtwaist Tale

A Shirtwaist Tale tells the true story of 30,000 young, mostly Jewish, immigrant women that changed the face of the labor movement by striking for better wages and shorter hours in 1909. Oakland playwright Judith Offer teams up with renowned composer Arkadi Serper to restage this delightful musical seven years after its initial debut. Accompanied by an onstage klezmer band, this vital document of the immigrant history is not to be missed.

Saturday, November 3, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 5:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 5:00pm

$15 members, $20 public

JCC East Bay
510-848-0237 / fax: 510-848-0170
Berkeley, CA
www.jcceastbay.org

November 14, 2007

Golem, San Francisco, CA, Nov 14, 2007

GolemGolem
San Francisco
12 Galaxies
9:30 pm / 21+
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
tickets - 12galaxies.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=20537

November 15, 2007

Golem, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 15, 2007

GolemGolem
Thursday, November 15th
Los Angeles @ Echo
8:30 pm // $10 / 18+
tickets - http://www.ticketweb.com/user?region=socal&query=schedule&venue=echo

November 17, 2007

Community Yiddish Sing, Berkeley, CA, Nov 17, 2007

COMMUNITY CHORUS THROWS A HOOTENNANY!?? The East Bay Jewish Folk Chorus, now in its 6th year, is adding a new feature to its program: A Monthly Hootennany! (Otherwise known as "Kumzits" or a wild sing along party) The next one is slated for Saturday, November 17, at 8:00 p.m. at the the East Bay JCC, 1414 Walnut Street, in Berkeley. The group meets regularly on Thursday evenings at the JCC to sing a selection of songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. This season, a few gospel-style Jewish songs (also known as "Jospel") have been added. Led by musician Achi Ben Shalom, The chorus has performed at various events over the past several years, including the annual Zimriya at Temple Emanuel in San Francisco and the Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley. By hosting a monthly hootenanny, the chorus hopes to meet the needs of "closet singers," those who enjoy singing but are not able make a weekly commitment to practice.

November 18, 2007

Fishtank Ensemble, Charming Hostess and Daniel Kahn, Nov 18, 2007

The Fishtank EnsembleThe Fishtank Ensemble, Charming Hostess and Daniel Kahn
853 Valencia Street, San Francisco
November 18, 8:00
$12-$15 sliding scale at the door
For more info: 510-848-0237 x119

Direct from Berlin, Daniel Kahn, likened to the young Bob Dylan, hits nerves as he juggles sensibilities in the one-night only showcase of Jewish music that rides the edge on Sunday, November 18th at Amnesia in San Francisco. Joining him are the blazing Fishtank Ensemble, now based in Los Angeles, and the Bay Area's own brilliant nerdie-commie-girl band Charming Hostess.

Presented by The Jewish Music Festival and The Hub

November 29, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, Los Angeles, California, Nov 29, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Thursday, November 29
LOS ANGELES, USA
Skirball Cultural Center
8:00pm

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November 30, 2007

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story", Los Angeles, CA, Nov 30, 2007

YIDDISH THEATER: A LOVE STORY
A new film by Award winning director Dan Katzir
November in Manhattan (NY), Los Angeles (CA) and Tel Aviv (Israeli)

Los Angeles
November 30
Laemmle Theaters
The film will play in various Laemmle theaters. For specific date, time and location please check the Laemmle chain website

December 1, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, San Francisco, California, Dec 1, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Saturday, December 1
SAN FRANCISCO, USA
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
8:00pm

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December 2, 2007

Sean Altman in Jewmoungous, San Francisco, CA, Dec 2, 2007

Jewmoungous ChicagoJEWMONGOUS!

Sun. Dec. 2, '07
Red Devil Lounge
San Francisco, CA
415-921-1695,

$17 advance, $20 day of show,
7pm doors for 7:30 show,
1695 Polk St..

www.ticketweb.com. Special duet guest Greg Lee (yes; really Greg Lee).

JEWMONGOUS "Taller Than Jesus" CD Release Tour
JEWMONGOUS, a solo comedy song concert with occasional guests, is the colicky, uncircumcised brain child of SEAN ALTMAN: the golden-voiced, song-writing wiz behind the pioneering comedy song act What I Like About Jew and the founder and former leader of the vocal group Rockapella. Sean was featured in Time Out New York's cover story "The New Super Jews," (with Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman) and in the New York Times feature about "the Jewish Hipster Movement." He debuted JEWMONGOUS in 2006 and has garnered press accolades coast to coast (see them below).

jewmongous.com

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December 5, 2007

Dancing with Sephards, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 5, 2007

December 5, 2007
The Sephardic Temple Young Leadership (STYL) presents
"Dancing with the Sephards"

Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel with candlelighting, holiday treats, and a unique Sephardic dance workshop taught by Maya Karasoo of the Yuval Ron Ensemble. For young professionals, ages 21-39.

Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, Synagogue 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 Admission: Free admission.

Reservations and information: Reservations required by Friday, November 30 Call the Temple office at 310-475-7311

Zoyres, Smyrna Time Machine, Berkeley, CA, Dec 5, 2007

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment with Smyrna Time Machine

Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
Doors at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm
Balkan dance lesson at 7:30 pm
$10
www.ashkenaz.com

December 5th we make our debut at Ashkenaz in Berkeley where we will be sharing the evening with the local Greek Rebetica band Smyrna Time Machine. Ashkenaz has a great dance floor, so we expect your bootaaaaaaaaays to be shakin'.
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December 7, 2007

Red Hot Chachkas, Danville, CA, Dec 7, 2007

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Thursday Dec. 7, 2007
7 pm
Concert at Beth Chaim Congregation
1800 Hollbrook Dr.,
Danville, CA
(925-736-7146)

"Oy Khanike: A Celebration of Yiddish Culture", La Jolla, CA, Dec 7-9, 2007

CONGREGATION BETH EL PRESENTS
Yiddish Arts Festival

"Oy Khanike: A Celebration of Yiddish Culture"
Dec 7-9, 2007

Congregation Beth El of La Jolla presents a full weekend of activities that will be fun, entertaining and enlightening for the whole family. Join us for an entire weekend celebrating different elements of Yiddish culture, including music, literature, food, film and storytelling.

Please call or go online for information and to make your reservations:
RSVP online for any program at www.congregationbethel.org/form-rsvp.html
tel: 858 452 1734
www.congregationbethel.org
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EXTENDED BODY:
Presenters include
Yale Strom, Peter Riegert, Thane Rosenbaum, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Craig Parks.

Friday, Dec. 7th @ 6:15pm
Khanike Dinner/Happy Minyan w/Keynote Presentation by Yale Strom, "The influence of klezmer music on the revival of Yiddish culture in the United States"

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 9:30am
Shabbat Services followed by Presentation on Yiddish literature by Thane Rosenbaum (author of The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, The Myth of Moral Justice)

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 12:00pm
Luncheon and presentation of a Yiddish Story (TBA) by Thane Rosenbaum

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 7:30pm
Concert by Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi

Sun., Dec. 9th @ 4:00pm
Family Khanike Party and Puppet Show with Storyteller/Musician Craig Parks

Sun., Dec. 9th @ 7:00pm
Movie Presentation, King of the Corner, Directed by & Starring Peter Riegert (Crossing Delancy, Animal House, Local Hero and TV's Damages), who will lead a discussion following the presentation.
NOTE: This film is for mature audiences and not appropriate for children

Pricing:
Program Sponsors: Includes all events & program recognition:
$75.00 per person, $25.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

All Inclusive Ticket: Includes all events—$60.00 per person, $20.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Separate Event Ticket Pricing:
Friday Dinner: $20.00 per person, $8.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Saturday Lunch: $20.00 per person, $8.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Saturday Eve: Concert : $13.00 per person, $5.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Sunday: Chanukkah Party: $7.50 per person, $5.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Sunday Eve: Movie Presentation: $3.50 per person

Children under 5 FREE for all programs

Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA

Please call or go online for information and to make your reservations:
RSVP online for any program at www.congregationbethel.org/form-rsvp.html
tel: 858 452 1734
www.congregationbethel.org

December 8, 2007

The Eight--San Francisco, Dec 8, 2007

logoTHE EIGHT: (Eight Hanukah shows taking place, all on December 8)

San Francisco, CA - The Independent
$12 in advance /$14 at the door // 8:30 PM //$21+
www.theindependentsf.com

Apollo Sunshine - Boston neo-psychedelic/indie rock trio take conventional songs and filter them through a pop underground sound that's reminiscent of Cheap Trick and the Flaming Lips.
myspace.com/apollosunshine

Festival of Rights - A unique menorah lighting with local social justice activists.

Co-sponsored by: Progressive Jewish Alliance, Reboot, and Bay Area Tribe

For more information, please contact Dave Cirilli: 212.246.7044 or email.

The Eight--Los Angeles, Dec 8, 2007

logoTHE EIGHT: (Eight Hanukah shows taking place, all on December 8)

Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
$15 advance /$20 day of show // 8 PM // 18+
attheecho.com

Balkan Beat Box - Balkan Beat Box imagines a Middle East with out borders and makes connections that politics often keep separate. Jewish, Gypsy, Arabic, and American cultures united by hip hop beats, dancehall toasts, dub and electronica. myspace.com/balkanbeatbox

Dengue Fever - Psychedelic surf rock and Cambodian pop are a heady blend, as Dengue Fever demonstrates. "…original material that shatters the language barrier with mildly psychedelic, blissed out pop." -Pitchfork www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic

Festival of Rights - A unique menorah lighting with local social justice activists.

Co-sponsored by Progressive Jewish Alliance and Reboot, with support from Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of LA

For more information, please contact Dave Cirilli: 212.246.7044 or email.

Zoyres, Sandor Elix Katz, Oakland, CA, Dec 8, 2007

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment with Sandor Elix Katz!

Saturday, 12/8/07 7:30 pm
SOL (Sustaining Ourselves Locally)
1236 23rd Avenue at International Blvd., Oakland, CA
oaklandsol.org/wp/

Admission by donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. Bring a jar to fill, some veggies to chop, a cutting board, knife, and grater.

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"Oy Khanike: A Celebration of Yiddish Culture", La Jolla, CA, Dec 7-9, 2007

CONGREGATION BETH EL PRESENTS
Yiddish Arts Festival

"Oy Khanike: A Celebration of Yiddish Culture"
Dec 7-9, 2007

Congregation Beth El of La Jolla presents a full weekend of activities that will be fun, entertaining and enlightening for the whole family. Join us for an entire weekend celebrating different elements of Yiddish culture, including music, literature, food, film and storytelling.

Please call or go online for information and to make your reservations:
RSVP online for any program at www.congregationbethel.org/form-rsvp.html
tel: 858 452 1734
www.congregationbethel.org
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EXTENDED BODY:
Presenters include
Yale Strom, Peter Riegert, Thane Rosenbaum, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Craig Parks.

Friday, Dec. 7th @ 6:15pm
Khanike Dinner/Happy Minyan w/Keynote Presentation by Yale Strom, "The influence of klezmer music on the revival of Yiddish culture in the United States"

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 9:30am
Shabbat Services followed by Presentation on Yiddish literature by Thane Rosenbaum (author of The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, The Myth of Moral Justice)

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 12:00pm
Luncheon and presentation of a Yiddish Story (TBA) by Thane Rosenbaum

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 7:30pm
Concert by Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi

Sun., Dec. 9th @ 4:00pm
Family Khanike Party and Puppet Show with Storyteller/Musician Craig Parks

Sun., Dec. 9th @ 7:00pm
Movie Presentation, King of the Corner, Directed by & Starring Peter Riegert (Crossing Delancy, Animal House, Local Hero and TV's Damages), who will lead a discussion following the presentation.
NOTE: This film is for mature audiences and not appropriate for children

Pricing:
Program Sponsors: Includes all events & program recognition:
$75.00 per person, $25.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

All Inclusive Ticket: Includes all events—$60.00 per person, $20.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Separate Event Ticket Pricing:
Friday Dinner: $20.00 per person, $8.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Saturday Lunch: $20.00 per person, $8.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Saturday Eve: Concert : $13.00 per person, $5.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Sunday: Chanukkah Party: $7.50 per person, $5.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Sunday Eve: Movie Presentation: $3.50 per person

Children under 5 FREE for all programs

Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA

Please call or go online for information and to make your reservations:
RSVP online for any program at www.congregationbethel.org/form-rsvp.html
tel: 858 452 1734
www.congregationbethel.org

December 9, 2007

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Culver City, CA, Dec 9, 2007

KLEZMER BRUNCH/CONCERT with Extreme Klezmer Makeover Band: A feast of original, traditional and progressive Klezmer with a 21st Century, R&B, Jazz, Cajun, Middle Eastern twist. Culver City at the SYNERGY CAFE & LOUNGE, Dec 9 11AM-1PM

FREE CONCERT 4437 Sepulveda Blvd (corner of Sepulveda and Braddock). Some hungry, come thirsty and support this wonderful small intimate community arts venue. Celebrate the release of their 2nd CD: RAISING THE ROOF.

"Oy Khanike: A Celebration of Yiddish Culture", La Jolla, CA, Dec 7-9, 2007

CONGREGATION BETH EL PRESENT
Yiddish Arts Festival

"Oy Khanike: A Celebration of Yiddish Culture"
Dec 7-9, 2007

Congregation Beth El of La Jolla presents a full weekend of activities that will be fun, entertaining and enlightening for the whole family. Join us for an entire weekend celebrating different elements of Yiddish culture, including music, literature, food, film and storytelling.

Please call or go online for information and to make your reservations:
RSVP online for any program at www.congregationbethel.org/form-rsvp.html
tel: 858 452 1734
www.congregationbethel.org
-----\
EXTENDED BODY:
Presenters include
Yale Strom, Peter Riegert, Thane Rosenbaum, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Craig Parks.

Friday, Dec. 7th @ 6:15pm
Khanike Dinner/Happy Minyan w/Keynote Presentation by Yale Strom, "The influence of klezmer music on the revival of Yiddish culture in the United States"

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 9:30am
Shabbat Services followed by Presentation on Yiddish literature by Thane Rosenbaum (author of The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, The Myth of Moral Justice)

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 12:00pm
Luncheon and presentation of a Yiddish Story (TBA) by Thane Rosenbaum

Sat., Dec. 8th @ 7:30pm
Concert by Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi

Sun., Dec. 9th @ 4:00pm
Family Khanike Party and Puppet Show with Storyteller/Musician Craig Parks

Sun., Dec. 9th @ 7:00pm
Movie Presentation, King of the Corner, Directed by & Starring Peter Riegert (Crossing Delancy, Animal House, Local Hero and TV's Damages), who will lead a discussion following the presentation.
NOTE: This film is for mature audiences and not appropriate for children

Pricing:
Program Sponsors: Includes all events & program recognition:
$75.00 per person, $25.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

All Inclusive Ticket: Includes all events—$60.00 per person, $20.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Separate Event Ticket Pricing:
Friday Dinner: $20.00 per person, $8.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Saturday Lunch: $20.00 per person, $8.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Saturday Eve: Concert : $13.00 per person, $5.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Sunday: Chanukkah Party: $7.50 per person, $5.00 per child (5 – 12 yrs. old)

Sunday Eve: Movie Presentation: $3.50 per person

Children under 5 FREE for all programs

Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA

Please call or go online for information and to make your reservations:
RSVP online for any program at www.congregationbethel.org/form-rsvp.html
tel: 858 452 1734
www.congregationbethel.org

December 12, 2007

Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', San Francisco, CA, Dec 12, 2007

clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

12/12
Great American Music Hall,
San Francisco CA
www.musichallsf.com
(415) 885-0750

www.GoodForTheJews.net
www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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Za'atar, Berkeley, CA, Dec 12, 2007

Za'atar: Music of the Jews of Arab & Muslim Lands
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
7:30 PM Doors Open
8:00 PM Performance Begins

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave. (just south of Gilman St.), Berkeley, CA
Entrance: $10.00

(510) 524-5054
www.ashkenaz.com

Sample Za'tar's CD: cdbaby.com/cd/zaatarband2

December 14, 2007

Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', Los Angeles, CA, Dec 14, 2007

clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

12/14
Knitting Factory,
Los Angeles CA
www.knittingfactory.com
(323) 463-0204

www.GoodForTheJews.net
www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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January 9, 2008

Margot Leverett and friends, Berkeley, CA, Jan 9, 2008

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & Friends, including Suzy and Eric Thompson
acclaimed clarinetist

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Freight and Salvage
1111 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA
Door 7:30 P.M., Music 8:00 P.M.
Purchase advance tickets $18.50

www.thefreight.org

Margot Leverett and friends, Berkeley, CA, Jan 9, 2008

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & Friends, including Suzy and Eric Thompson
acclaimed clarinetist

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Freight and Salvage
1111 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA
Door 7:30 P.M., Music 8:00 P.M.
Purchase advance tickets $18.50

www.thefreight.org

January 10, 2008

Red Hot Chachkas, Berkeley, CA, Jan 10, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Thursday Jan. 10, 2008
7:30/8:30 pm
Concert-Dance-CD Release Party at Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman, Berkeley.

Dance lesson with Bruce Bierman and Julie Egger at 7:30 pm. Music starts at 8:30pm.

January 19, 2008

Sharon Bernstein - Cantor Unplugged, San Francisco, CA, Jan 19, 2008

sharon bernstein photo
Sharon Bernstein
Cantor Unplugged

Yiddish, Ladino, Italian, Classical, and Jazz
Free admission
Reception to follow

Saturday, January 19, 2008
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
290 Dolores Street (corner of 16th Street)
San Francisco
View Map

415.861.6932

February 2, 2008

Klezmakers, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2, 2008

The KLEZMAKERS in concert!
Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 7:30pm

The mid-peninsula's very own (eight piece!) klezmer band will perform in Santa Clara. Come for a rollicking evening of dance tunes, Yiddish theater songs, some Israeli folk music, and the debut of a few of their original pieces. You can even enjoy a light dinner during the show (sandwiches, soups, pasta, etc.)

Mission City Coffee Roasting Company
2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, 95050
admission: $8, Ph: 408-261-2221

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, NYC, Feb 2, 2008

Yale StromBack by popular demand! Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
Barbes,
Park Slope, Brooklyn
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Saturday, February 2, 8pm.

CD release concert for their new ARC recording, "Borsht with Bread, Brothers".

The lineup: Strom (fiddle), Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals), Peter Stan (accordion), Sprocket (bass), Norbert Stachel (reeds), David Licht (percussion).

718.965.9177
www.barbesbrooklyn.com

February 6, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars, La Jolla, CA, Feb 6, 2008

Bang on a Can All-StarsBang on a Can All-Stars on Tour
February 6 - The Other House, La Jolla, CA, 7:30PM
The All-Stars perform works by Don Byron, Fred Frith, Paul Lanksy, Lukas Ligeti, Alvin Lucier, Evan Ziporyn. More Information & Tickets

February 7, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars, San Francisco, CA, Feb 7, 2008

Bang on a Can All-StarsBang on a Can All-Stars on Tour
February 7 - Amoeba Records, San Francisco CA, 7PM
If you're in the Bay Area and you love innovative music then you can't possibly turn down this killer pairing of Bang on a Can All-Stars LIVE at Amoeba Records. The All-Stars perform an intimate yet explosive set of music by Don Byron, Michael Gordon, Thurston Moore, Evan Ziporyn and more. It's FREE!

February 8, 2008

Red Hot Chachkas CD Release, Larkspur, CA, Feb 8, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Saturday Feb. 8, 2008 :: 8:30 pm

Concert-Dance-CD Release Party at Sweetwater's charming Larkspur Cafe Theater, 500 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur (415-924-6107).

February 9, 2008

Bang on a Can Marathon, San Francisco, CA, Feb 9, 2008

Iva BitovaBang on a Can Marathon - Next Stop: SAN FRANCISCO!
In honor of our double-decade anniversary we're packing up hours of amazing music and taking them on the road. On February 9 we'll celebrate with 10-HOURS of live ear-bending border-crossing music from around the corner and around the globe. Musicians and composers from all over the world will descend on the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for a remarkable all-day concert.

Saturday, February 9, 12 noon - 10pm
The Bang on a Can Marathon at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Performances By:
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Iva Bittova, Don Byron, Cheb i Sabbah, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Carla Kihlstedt, Lisa Moore, Njuton (from Iceland), Edmund Welles Clarinet Quartet, Pamela Z

Music By:
Iva Bittova, Cornelius Boots, Don Byron, Fred Frith, Michael Gordon, Annie Gosfield, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Carla Kihlstedt, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Lukas Ligeti, Alvin Lucier, Thurston Moore, Cheb i Sabbah, Julia Wolfe, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn

Complete Schedule Information
Tickets

February 10, 2008

Annette Brodovsky Memorial Concert, Davis, CA, Feb 10, 2008

Annette BrodovskyAnnette Brodovsky Memorial Benefit Concert
Sunday, February 10, 2008, 3pm-5pm
Congregation Bet Haverim /Jewish Fellowship of Davis, Sanctuary
1715 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616
(Synagogue phone number 530-758-0842)
Suggested Ticket Donation: $20 (payable at the door)

The Annette Brodovsky Memorial Benefit Concert will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2008, 3pm-5pm, in the sanctuary of Congregation Bet Haverim /Jewish Fellowship of Davis, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616. The all-klezmer program features (in order of appearance) The Davis Klezmer Orchestra, The Freilachmakers Old-Time String Band, and The Red-Hot Chachkas. The suggested ticket donation price is $20.

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February 17, 2008

Yuval Ron Ensemble in Inspirational evening of sacred Sufi music, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 17, 2008

What: A Time for Peace - An Inspirational evening of sacred Sufi music from the Turkish and Pakistani traditions and devotional music from the Moroccan-Jewish and Yemenite-Jewish music heritages.

Who: The Yuval Ron Ensemble, featuring Najwa Gibran, vocal soloist, with appearance by Whirling Dervish of the Melevi Order-Aziz.

Where: Islamic Center of Southern California 434 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021. The Location of the Concert is a sacred space! The public is asked to attend dressed in a manner, which is respectful and appropriate for a place of worship.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:30pm

Money: tickets are $20 at the door, no advanced sales.

Info: Tel: 310-415-6747, e-mail Yuval Ron Ensemble, or Calendar page at www.yuvalronmusic.com

February 19, 2008

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Whittier, CA, Feb 19, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 8pm

"Mystical Music of the Middle East"

with The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring
singer Najwa Gibran
Whirling Dervish Aziz
and dancer Maya Karasso

Location: Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 E. Philadelphia St.Whittier, CA 90608

Admission: $10 (students: $8)

Reservations and information: By phone 562-907-4203

For further info: Email Yuval Ron Ensemble, or Calendar page at www.yuvalronmusic.com

February 23, 2008

Dream Kitchen, Berkeley, CA, Feb 23, 2008

THE BREW: Dream Kitchen and Craig Ventresco, Meridith Axelrod & Rob Reich
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Saturday, February 23, 8:00 pm
$10 members, $12 non-members
Buy tickets NOW!

Craig Ventresco, Meredith Axelrod, and Rob Reich fashion music utterly unconcerned with the modern era. Concentrating on early 20th century vaudeville, ragtime, and popular songs as recorded on obscure 78s from the dawn of the recorded music era, their sound travels backwards across time, pleasantly rumbling down the dirt roads of an America that once was.

Dream Kitchen presents a radical reevaluation of early Jazz, showing its roots in ragtime and folk music and its implications for improvisation. Compositions by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington are thrashed, trashed and smashed by a tuba-guitar-drums trio of John Schott, Marc Bolin, and John Hanes. The trio, whose members have won countless accolades in pretty much every musical genre, will also indulge in an investigation of the works of early Jewish Jazz composers.

February 24, 2008

Workshop: Revival of Sephardic Music, Oakland, CA, Feb 24, 2008

Workshop on the Revival of Sephardic Music
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Street, Oakland
Sunday, February 24 2:00-4:30
$12 members of JCC East Bay and Temple Sinai, $15 non-members
For info call 510.848.0237.

How do tradition and revival co-exist? Musical scholar Francesco Spagnolo traces the history of the revival of Sephardic music since the 19th century. Illustrated with musical demonstrations by duo Teslim (Kaila Flexer on violin and Gari Hegedus on oud and lauoto).

Eleanor Reissa, San Jose, CA, Feb 24, 2008

Eleanor Reissa. NY Times PhotoHOT, HIP AND HEYMISH
with the Queen of Yiddish Soul
Congregation Sinai presents
ELEANOR REISSA SINGS YIDDISH SOUL
Piano Accompaniment by GRANT STURIALE

DIRECT FROM A SOLD OUT RUN AT THE HOUSEMAN THEATRE IN NY!
Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 PM at Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Avenue in San Jose

Tickets for 2pm Eleanor Reissa performance are $36. each, in support of her brother's San Jose shul. For reservations and more information, please contact the Sinai office (1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose or 408-264-8542). CDs will be available for purchase at the concert as well. Reservations required by February 22nd.

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February 28, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars, Baton Rouge, LA, Feb 28, 2008

Bang on a Can All-StarsBang on a Can All-Stars on Tour
February 28 - LSU Union Theater, Baton Rouge, LA, 6-11PM
BANG ON A CAN MARATHON with Iva Bittová and Don Byron
Buy Tickets Here

February 29, 2008

Zoyres + Fishtank Ensemble, San Francisco, CA, Feb 29, 2008

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment

Friday February 29th 9pm
at Amnesia with Fishtank Ensemble (great Roma style fusion music)
853 Valencia St.
Between 19th & 20th
San Francisco
$8

March 7, 2008

Orange County Klezmers, Orange, CA, Mar 7, 2008

Orange County KlezmersThe Orange County Klezmers will be playing a concert for Chapman University's 9th Annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest on Friday March 7th at 10 AM. They will be playing music from their CD "Echoes of Vilna" in the beginning of the event and conclude with joyous frailachy music at the end.

For further information: www.chapman.edu/holocausteducation/events/contest2008.asp.

This event is FREE.

Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange, CA
Phone: 714-997-6815

March 9, 2008

John Schott's Dream Kitchen, Berkeley, CA, Mar 9, 2008

John Schott's Dream Kitchen
Black Pine Circle School
2027 7th Street, Berkeley
Sunday, March 9, 3:00 pm
$10 adults, children free

Did you miss out on John Schott's Dream Kitchen at the Brew last month? Want to check out the local trio of John Schott (guitar), Marc Bolin (tuba) and John Hanes (drums) before John Schott takes the stage as part of the Jewish Music Festival finale The Ark presents Cyclical Rituals (part 1): Spring? Well this is your chance to bring along the kids and enjoy Dream Kitchen's spectrum of silly and serious songs, innovation and endearing banter.

Klezmer Playboys, Pt. Reyes Station, CA, Mar 9, 2008

klezmer playboysGlenn Hartman & The Klezmer Playboys
The Dance Palace
Pt. Reyes Station
Sunday, March 9, 4:00 pm
$18 general, $16 seniors and DP members
Tickets and info: www.dancepalace.org or 415.663.1075

Glenn Hartman, front man for the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars—a group heralded by the Village Voice as, "easily the funniest and wildest of the klezmer new wave"—brings the animated energy to his new group, The Klezmer Playboys. The band infuses traditional klezmer melodies with a plus-sized dose of funk and rock 'n roll, creating a potent musical concotion sure to heat up the dance floor.

Andy Statman Trio, Los Altos, CA, Mar 9, 2008

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman Trio (Andy on clarinet and mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass and Larry Eagle on drums and percussion) will be performing in California this Sunday night, March 9th at 8 PM:

Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94304
(650) 493-4661

March 12, 2008

SF Bay Area Jewish Music Festival: Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, Mar 12, 2008

Heather KleinJewish Music Festival "forshpeis" or appetizer:
Mayn Yiddishe Velt, Heather Lauren Klein

San Francisco Public Library
March 12th at 6:00 pm

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March 13, 2008

SF Bay Area Jewish Music Festival: Heather Klein, Berkeley, CA, Mar 13, 2008

Heather KleinJewish Music Festival "forshpeis" or appetizer:
Mayn Yiddishe Velt, Heather Lauren Klein

JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
March 13, 2:00 pm
$12 members/seniors/students, $15 general
For tickets and music samples click here.

The soprano voice of this emerging Bay Area artist soars on the wings of classic Yiddish art song and repertoire from operetta, cabaret and theater in Yiddish and English.

Heather Klein has charmed audiences throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with her beguiling stage presence and versatile soprano voice. Ms. Klein comes to the Jewish Music Festival hot off the release of her first album, Mayn Yiddishe Velt, a compilation of theater music from the late 1800's and early 1900's. In performance and on record, Heather celebrates the music brought to the New York's Lower East Side by immigrants as well as the innovative work written in the United States at that time for theater and concert halls including art songs, folk, and opera.

Heather will also appear at Temple Beth Sholom in San Leandro on March 14th at 8:00 pm and the San Francisco Public Library on March 12th at 6:00 pm.

SF Bay Area Jewish Music Festival: Heather Klein, San Leandro, CA, Mar 14, 2008

Heather KleinJewish Music Festival "forshpeis" or appetizer:
Mayn Yiddishe Velt, Heather Lauren Klein

Temple Beth Sholom
San Leandro
Mar 14, 8:00pm

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Music Salon w/Cantor Roslyn Barak, Berkeley, CA, Mar 13, 2008

Music Salon at the Magnes Museum
A Festival of Faith: The Musical Legacy of Cantor Reuben Rinder
The Judah L. Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street, Berkeley
Thursday, March 13, 4:00 pm
$6 for Magnes members, $8 non-members
info: 510.549.6950

Cantor Roslyn Barak of Congregation Emanu-El in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo. Cantor Reuben Rinder (1887-1966) whose tenure spanned 50 years was a renowned cantor as well as an impresario and composer. Cantor Rinder was most noted for the influence he had on the careers of young artists such as Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin, as well as for his commitment to the commissioning of liturgical works.

Cantor Roslyn Barak has served at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco since 1987 and Dr. Francesco Spagnolo is Head of Research at the Magnes.

Co-Sponsored by the 23rd Jewish Music Festival and Congregation Emanu-El

CineMingle: "You Never Know", Berkeley, CA, Mar 13, 2008

CineMingle: "You Never Know"
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Thursday, March 13, 7:30
$6 JCC members, $8 non-members
Buy tickets now.

At the 1966 Berkeley Folk Festival, a young rabbi took the stage, humbly sandwiched between higher profile acts Pete Seeger and Jefferson Airplane. Armed with a guitar, he began to sing. Shlomo Carlebach was a brilliant young Talmudic scholar who had been sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to bring the Torah to the hippies of San Francisco. But when his love for them transgressed the boundaries of halacha (Jewish Law), he was shunned by the Orthodox establishment. This documentary, screened at the 2007 Jerusalem Film Festival, features Carlebach's friends, doubters and followers as they discuss the counterculture rabbi's life and works. Though he passed away thirteen years ago, his influence is felt far and wide in eponymous minyanim around the world.

March 18, 2008

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment, San Francisco, CA, Mar 18, 2008

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment

Tuesday March 18th
at Climate Theater
285 9th St. (at Folsom)
San Francisco
$10

March 22, 2008

JSOF/JCCSF Purim Dance Party, San Francisco, CA, Mar 22, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

JSOF/JCCSF Purim Dance Party, San Francisco :: 8-11 PM, Saturday March 22

Dancing, costumes, food, wine with "Jewish Singles Over Forty" at Kanbar Hall, JCCSF, 3200 California St. at Presidio Ave., San Francisco. More info and tickets

Jewish Music Festival: A Night in the Old Marketplace, Berkeley, CA, Mar 22, 2008

A Night in the Old MarketplaceJewish Music FestivalFrank London's A Night in the Old Marketplace
Sat, Mar 22, 2008 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 8:00pm
Roda Theatre of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre:
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Opening Night of the 23rd Annual Jewish Music Festival – West Coast Premiere

Klezmer giant Frank London has teamed up with acclaimed lyricist Glen Berger and conceiver and director Alex Aron to create twenty-one unique songs based on the legendary 1907 Yiddish play by I.L. Peretz. The groundbreaking score mixes Jewish music, jazz, classical, rock, and world beats with a dose of Kurt Weill and Tom Waits. A stellar group of international musicians come together to spin this magical tale of villagers who wrestle with ghosts in order to right a past wrong, in a fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

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March 23, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind", San Francisco, CA, Mar 23, 2008

Osvaldo GolijovJewish Music FestivalThe Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Sun, Mar 23, 2008 4:00 PM
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, San Francisco

Osvaldo Golijov, composer, performed by The Bridge Players.

"… a musical expression … of a mystical Jewish belief in a constant state of communion in which human consciousness nurtures and renews itself through meditation. The piece deftly blends prayer and dance and leaves the listener in a state of grace that is all-too-rare in modern music." —Gregg Cahill, Strings Magazine

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Jewish Music Festival: Benzion Miller, Berkeley, CA, Mar 23, 2008

Benzion MillerJewish Music FestivalBenzion Miller
Sun, Mar 23, 2008 7:30 PM
Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

$21 JCC East Bay/Netivot members, seniors and students $25 non-members

The world-renowned Hasidic Cantor, featured on the PBS special: Cantors: A Faith in Song, captivates audiences with his brilliant tenor voice, virtuosic technique and deep spirituality. Accompanied by Daniel Gildar, pianist.

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March 25, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: Ladder of Gold, Oakland, CA, Mar 25, 2008

TeslimJewish Music FestivalLadder of Gold
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Church
684 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Teslim (TesLEEM) means both 'commit' and 'surrender' in Turkish and features violinist Kaila Flexer and Gari Hegedus on various (mostly plucked) strings including Turkish saz, Iraqi oud, Greek lauoto and hand drums. This potent duo performs traditional music from Greece, Turkey and the Middle East as well as original music (by Flexer, Hegedus and others) inspired by these traditions. Ladder of Gold is the fruit of a City of Oakland grant and will feature Sephardic, Mizrahi and original music.

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March 26, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: Golem, San Francisco, CA, Mar 26, 2008

GolemJewish Music FestivalGolem
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 9:00 PM
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets: $18

Contrary to popular belief, Golem is neither a towering Jewish Frankenstein who defended the Jews of 17th Century Prague, nor a creature from Lord of the Rings. Golem is a six piece Eastern European folk-punk band.

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March 27, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: Israel @ 60, Berkeley, CA, Mar 27, 2008

Chen ZimbalistaJewish Music FestivalIsrael @ 60
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 7:30 PM
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
St. John's Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

TICKETS: $20 members, students and seniors; $24 non-members

To celebrate Israel's 60th birthday, Israeli percussionist Chen Zimbalista will focus the night's energy on contemporary Israeli composers with pieces by Weisenberg, Shemer, Gronich and a few of his own. The program will also feature pieces by Gershwin, Bloch and Sichon.

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March 29, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: The Ark, San Francisco, CA, Mar 29, 2008

Frank LondonJewish Music FestivalThe Ark presents CYCLICAL RITUALS (part 1): Spring
Sat, Mar 29, 2008 8:00 PM
JCC San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco 94118

TICKETS: $24 members and seniors; $28 general $18 students

The Ark is a new ensemble of internationally-renowned artists defying the limits of Jewish music. This concert is a World Premiere, the first in a series of ritual performances that explore tradition, creativity, time, environment, and their expression through art and music.

The Ark: Avi Avital (Israel); Mariana Sadovska (Ukraine); Frank London, Aaron Alexander (New York); Glenn Hartman (New Orleans); Jewlia Eisenberg, John Schott, Stuart Brotman, Jessica Ivry (Bay Area).

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March 30, 2008

SF BJE 'Movement of the People,' San Francisco, CA, Mar 30, 2008

Join hundreds of young Jews (ages 21-45) for learning, eating, and rocking out!

Bureau of Jewish Education's 3rd Annual YOUNG ADULT Feast of Jewish Learning "Movement of the People"

Sunday, March 30, 4:00 - 9:30 p.m.
at the JCCSF at 3200 California Street in San Francisco

Everything is FREE!

  • Join your friends for 23 free workshops on Jewish thought, texts, philosophy, spirituality, culture, love and yoga
  • Taught by professors, rabbis, artists, and educators from all walks of Jewish life
  • Each participant can attend two 90-minute workshops

For the All Star Line up and to get the full scoop, visit www.bjesf.org/feast

PLUS: Kosher catered food, music by Kol Creation - Jewish reggae, flowing He'Brew Beer and hundreds of young adults!


co-presented with The Taube Center for Jewish Life at JCCSF

Jewish Music Festival: Community Dance Party, Berkeley, CA, Mar 30, 2008

Community Music Day 2006Jewish Music FestivalCommunity Dance Party 2008
Sun, Mar 30, 2008 4:00 PM

JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, 94709
$12 JCC East Bay members, seniors, students $15 general

Get down as the artists of the Ark take off! Jewish dance specialist Bruce Bierman fits the moves of the ancestors into the grooves of your imagination.

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April 10, 2008

"Common Chords", San Diego, CA, Apr 10, 2008

Hot PstromiCommon Chords
The concert will take place at San Diego State University at Smith Recital Hall (M101) at 7pm on April 10th.

Admission is free.

"Common Chords" with Salman Ahmad & Junoon and Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi. The concert will consist of Sufi/Qaawali music and klezmer and the mixing of both Muslim and Jewish folk music traditions. "Common Chords" is an ongoing series of concerts and collaborations between these two world renowned artists and their ensembles.

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April 18, 2008

Ash Grove 50th Anniversary, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 18-20, 2008

The Ash Grove 50th Anniversary Legend and Legacy
A weekend-long festival at UCLA
APRIL 18-20, 2008
Presented in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

UCLA Live Concerts - 8pm, April 18 & April 19

Royce Hall, Fri. night, April 18: Dave Alvin; Ramblin' Jack Elliott; Laura Love; a tribute to Old Time Music with Mike Seeger, Roland White and Ry Cooder; Culture Clash; Holly Near, with Emma's Revolution; Ashley Maher, and Barry Fisher's Ellis Island Band and friends tribute to world-music great Mike Janusz, with Michael Alpert, John Bilezikjian, Ethel Raim, Stuart Brotman, Catherine Foster, Selaidin Sal Mamudoski and more.

For other events and more info: www.ashgrovemusic.com

April 19, 2008

Ash Grove 50th Anniversary, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 18-20, 2008

The Ash Grove 50th Anniversary Legend and Legacy
A weekend-long festival at UCLA
APRIL 18-20, 2008
Presented in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

UCLA Live Concerts - 8pm, April 18 & April 19

Royce Hall, Sat. night, April 19: Bernice Reagon and the Freedom Singers, Taj Mahal, the Bernie Pearl Blues Band and Barbara Dane, Dwight Trible, Michelle Shocked, The Watts Prophets, and a Tribute To George Smith with James Harman, Johnny Dyer, Rod Piazza and others.

Dr. Demento (Barry Hansen) and Anna DeLeon will mc.

April 20, 2008

Ash Grove 50th Anniversary, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 18-20, 2008

The Ash Grove 50th Anniversary Legend and Legacy
A weekend-long festival at UCLA
APRIL 18-20, 2008
Presented in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

Free daytime concert: Sunday, April 20

12:30, outside Schoenberg Hall - Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi Klezmer music

For other events and more info: www.ashgrovemusic.com

April 24, 2008

Klezmatics, San Diego, CA, Apr 24, 2008

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics

4/24/2008
Birch North Park Theatre
San Diego, CA
(619) 239-8836
www.birchnorthparktheatre.net

April 27, 2008

South Coast Simcha Band in Klezmer Cabaret, Orange County, CA, Apr 27, 2008

You are Invited to Klezmer Caberet
Temple Beth David
In the Social Hall

Sunday April 27th, 2008
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Cost: $10.00 minimum donation

Featuring:
South Coast Simcha Band
Cantorial Soloist Nancy Linder

Special Guest:
Stuart Warshauer- Violinist with the Naples Klezmer Revival Band
And many more musical surprises

Desserts and drinks will be served during the event

For Reservations, please call the Temple Beth David Office 714- 892-6623
To perform in the cabaret, please email Renah Wolzinger

www.templebethdavid.org

June 14, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, San Francisco, CA, Jun 14, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

SAN FRANCISCO:
Saturday, June 14, 2008; 8 PM,
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro Street

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

June 15, 2008

Naomi Zamir & Friends, Burlingame, CA, Jun 15, 2008

Naomi Zamir photoJune 15 - Klezmorim in Burlingame
Naomi Zamir and Friends will play for dancing and listening at the YaYa Cuisine restaurant in Burlingame on Sunday, June 15 from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Her program includes vibrant melodies, dances and songs from the Yiddish klezmer tradition. Bruce Bierman, Yiddish and Israeli dance teacher, will lead (and show) how easy it is to dance to klezmer tunes.

YaYa Cuisine restaurant recently opened at this new location in downtown Burlingame, across the street from the train station. Its Mesopotamian-Californian menu of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes is varied and satisfying. There is a full bar and interesting wine list - all reasonably priced. Come and join us for a freylakhn evening of music, food, dance and friends.

Yaya Cuisine
1108 Burlingame Ave
at California Drive (near the train station)
Burlingame - 650-344-2860 (for reservations)

June 17, 2008

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment & Sqwonk, San Francisco, CA, Jun 17, 2008

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment and Sqwonk

Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 8:00pm, $7-$15 sliding scale
At the Climate Theater
285 9th Street @ Folsom, San Francisco, CA
www.musicboxseries.com

June 21, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, Palo Alto, CA, Jun 21, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

PALO ALTO:
Saturday, June 21, 2008; 8 PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

June 22, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, Oakland, CA, Jun 22, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

OAKLAND:
Sunday, June 22, 2008; 4 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

June 24, 2008

Klezmer Ensemble Workshop begins, Berkeley, CA, Jun 24, 2008

June 24 to August 12: Klezmer Ensemble Workshop
Want to cut your klezmer chops with an ensemble? Seasoned teacher Dave Rosenfeld will teach all levels of musicians the art and joy of playing together in a band. Rosenfeld has successfully taught this course at both the Peninsula JCC, the Albert Shultz JCC, and the JCC East Bay. He is a multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, and composer who has been playing stringed instruments for over 25 years, and teaching for almost as long.

Tuesdays, June 24-August 12; 7:30-9:00pm
$100 general, $80 members

Classes held at the JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709.
Call 510-848-0237 to register

Mosh ben Ari w/Yossi Fine & DJ Cheb I Sabbah, San Francisco, CA, Jun 24, 2008

Mosh Ben Ari: With Yossi Fine & DJ Cheb I Sabbah
Tue, Jun 24, 8:00 PM
The Independent
628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
$30 advance tickets $50 VIP
Click here to purchase tickets.

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June 26, 2008

Red Hot Chachkas, San Francisco, CA, Jun 26, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival :: 12:30 PM Thurs. June 26. Free open-air lunch-hour concert in San Francisco, presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Between Mission & Howard, 3rd and 4th Sts., San Francisco. Map. More info

June 29, 2008

Dance Party+instruction, Berkeley, CA, Jun 29, 2008

Bruce Bierman teaching eastern european jewish danceJune 29 - The Freylech: Dance Parties at the JCC
Get ready to stomp, shvitz and boogie down for an evening of Yiddish dancing led by master dance leader Bruce Bierman. Some of the Bay Area's best klezmer groups will perform live music for all ages.

The Jewish Dance Theatre, directed by Bruce Bierman, is now an artistic company in residence at the JCC East Bay. Bruce will lead dance classes pulling from different Jewish traditions, and the JDT will host monthly dance parties at the JCC throughout the course of the summer. Look forward to a slate of stellar fall productions from this ensemble. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival. For complete details, click HERE.

Sundays June 29, July 27, August 31
Dance lesson: 7:00-8:00pm
Live music/group dance: 8:00-10:00pm
$10/evening

June 30, 2008

Hot Pstromi, Klezmer Juice, San Diego, CA, Jun 30, 2008

Hot PstromiYale Strom & Hot Pstromi with Gustavo Bulgach & Klezmer Juice.

8th Annual Klezmer Summit
SAN DIEGO JEWISH ARTS FESTIVAL

Monday, June 30, 7:30pm
Lyceum Stage, San Diego Rep
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101-6144
Reserved seating: $18
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July 8, 2008

Red Hot Chachkas, Palo Alto, CA, Jul 8, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Palo Alto Twilight Concert :: 6:30 PM Tuesday July 8. City of Palo Alto's Twilight and Brown Bag Concert Series 2008: free public concert, 6:30-8pm, at Rinconada Park Bowl, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Map

July 17, 2008

"Degenerate Music," Mendocino, CA, Jul 17, 2008

"Degenerate Music": Jewish Music of Weimar Germany
The Mendocino Music Festival
Thursday, July 17, 8:00 pm
Susan Waterfall & The Mendocino Music Festival Chamber Players
Erin Neff, vocalist

After World War I, Weimar Berlin was a cauldron of artistic ferment as avant-garde artists and intellectuals, most of them Jewish, struggled to create a modern German culture. Exuberant freedom and hectic experimentation masked a sense of impending doom. After 1933, Hitler denounced them all as "degenerate" and their forced exile carried Weimar modernity to the rest of the world. A re-creation of this fascinating and pivotal era with cabaret and chamber music of Weill, Schoenberg, and Eisler, photographs and film.

Presented by The Mendocino Music Festival in association with the Jewish Music Festival

July 24, 2008

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment, Bolinas, CA, July 24, 2008

band photoZoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment

Thursday July 24th 8-10pm
Smiley's Schooner Saloon
41 Wharf Road
Bolinas, Ca

July 27, 2008

Dance Party+instruction, Berkeley, CA, Jul 27, 2008

Bruce Bierman teaching eastern european jewish danceJune 29 - The Freylech: Dance Parties at the JCC
Get ready to stomp, shvitz and boogie down for an evening of Yiddish dancing led by master dance leader Bruce Bierman. Some of the Bay Area's best klezmer groups will perform live music for all ages.

The Jewish Dance Theatre, directed by Bruce Bierman, is now an artistic company in residence at the JCC East Bay. Bruce will lead dance classes pulling from different Jewish traditions, and the JDT will host monthly dance parties at the JCC throughout the course of the summer. Look forward to a slate of stellar fall productions from this ensemble. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival. For complete details, click HERE.

Sundays June 29, July 27, August 31
Dance lesson: 7:00-8:00pm
Live music/group dance: 8:00-10:00pm
$10/evening

JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

Soulico, Golem, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 27, 2008

SoulicoJDub's Slivovitz and Soul with Soulico and Golem
July 27 2008, 8:00 PM

New York-based JDub Records brings artists performing innovative Jewish music that crosses cultures and breaks down barriers. Soulico, the four-member DJ crew from Tel Aviv with guest vocalists, delivers an original blend of Middle Eastern folk songs with hip hop beats using turntables, mixers and samplers. Golem takes listeners on a journey from Eastern Europe to the the Lower East Side. These folk-punk auteurs will electrify dance floors with their globetrotting goulash of Jewish, Slavic and Roma songs and stories.

FREE event!
Grand Performances
California Plaza
Los Angeles, CA

tel: 213.687.2190
www.grandperformances.org

July 29, 2008

Red Hot Chachkas, Concord, CA, Jul 29, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Concord Acoustic Tuesdays :: 6:30 PM, July 29. 2008 Summer Community Concert Series presents free evening outdoor concert at Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road & Grant St., Concord. Map

August 10, 2008

Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski, Los Angeles, CA, 10 Aug, 2008

8/10 Arbeter Ring/Workmen's Circle presents
Far Yugnt/For Youth: the Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski

Sunday, August 10
2:00 pm
The Workmen's Circle
1525 S Robertson Blvd
Free admission, reservations not required.

Yiddishkayt is proud to participate in the annual commemoration of of Soviet Yiddish Writers. Fifty-six years ago, on August 12, 1952, the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin executed fourteen prominent Yiddish writers and Jewish communal officials in an attempt to wipe out Jewish culture.

This year, we recognize Soviet Jewish composer S. Polonski, who contributed several well-known songs to the Yiddish repertoire. The Mit Gezang Yiddish Chorus of the Workmen's Circle will delve deeper into Polonski's musical legacy, performing the entirety of his songbook written for Yiddish-speaking schoolchildren in the Soviet Union, published in 1931. This unique program will be in Yiddish and English.

August 15, 2008

Red Hot Chachkas, Petaluma, CA, Aug 15, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Petaluma :: 7:30 PM Friday August 15

Petaluma Summer Music Festival
Cinnabar Theater,
3333 Petaluma Blvd. N.
Directions & Map
Advance Tickets 707-763-8920

August 22, 2008

Go Van Gogh, San Francisco, August 22, 2008

concert posterGo Van Gogh
Socha Cafe
3235 Mission (at Valencia)
San Francisco

Friday, Aug 22, 8-11pm

August 24, 2008

The Sephardic-Latino Connction, Los Angeles, CA, 24 Aug 2008

8/24 Los Angeles Jewish Symphony premieres
The Sephardic-Latino Connection

Sunday, August 24
7:30 pm
Ford Ampitheater
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood

Tickets are $36 & $25; $12 for full-time students and children under 12.

Purchase tickets from the Ford online or call the box office at (323) 461-3673.

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony premieres The Sephardic-Latino Connection, celebrating the similarity of impassioned cries of the cantors and those of the flamenco artists whose roots originate from Spain, as part of the Ford Summer 2008 Series. Conducted by the symphony's founder/artistic director, Dr. Noreen Green, accompanied by flamenco guitarist Adam del Monte and harpist Marcia Dickstein. Also with Argentinean Cantor Marcelo Gindlin and special guests, The Mariachi Divas.

For more information, visit the LA Jewish Symphony website.

August 31, 2008

Dance Party+instruction, Berkeley, CA, Aug 31, 2008

Bruce Bierman teaching eastern european jewish danceJune 29 - The Freylech: Dance Parties at the JCC
Get ready to stomp, shvitz and boogie down for an evening of Yiddish dancing led by master dance leader Bruce Bierman. Some of the Bay Area's best klezmer groups will perform live music for all ages.

The Jewish Dance Theatre, directed by Bruce Bierman, is now an artistic company in residence at the JCC East Bay. Bruce will lead dance classes pulling from different Jewish traditions, and the JDT will host monthly dance parties at the JCC throughout the course of the summer. Look forward to a slate of stellar fall productions from this ensemble. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival. For complete details, click HERE.

Sundays June 29, July 27, August 31
Dance lesson: 7:00-8:00pm
Live music/group dance: 8:00-10:00pm
$10/evening

September 28, 2008

Klezmer Dance Party & Cabaret, Berkeley, CA, 28 Sep, 2008

Yiddish DanceTHE FREYLEKH: Klezmer Dance Party & Cabaret

Sunday, September 28
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley
Yiddish Dance: 7:00 pm
Live music & cabaret: 8:00 pm
$10 members, $15 general,
$5 Kinder 12 and under
Noshes served

Ring in 5769 with the Bay Area's hottest new klezmer dance party and cabaret featuring members of the shtetl rock band KUGELPLEX. Get ready to stomp, shvitz and boogie down for an evening of Yiddish dancing led by master dance leader Bruce Bierman with special New Year's guest vocalist, Heather Lauren Klein and the Heather Lauren Klein Trio.

Co-presented by the Jewish Music Festival and KlezCalifornia

October 5, 2008

"Degenerate Music", Berkeley, CA, 5 Oct, 2008

poster"Degenerate Music": The Music of Weimar Berlin

JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Sunday October 5, 7:30pm
$15 members/seniors/students, $20 general

The music of Kurt Weill, Arnold Schoenberg and Hanns Eisler showcases the freedom and brilliant experimentation that masked the sense of impending doom in Weimar Berlin. Denounced by Hitler as "degenerate" and forced into exile, such artists helped to bring Weimar modernity to the rest of the world. Includes vintage film footage and images.

  • Susan Waterfall, piano and narrator
  • Mary Chun, conductor
  • Erin Neff, soprano, San Francisco Opera
  • The Mendocino Music Festival Chamber Players including: Roy Malan, violin, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra & Members of the San Francisco Symphony and Philharmonia Baroque

Presented in association with The Goethe-Institut San Francisco and The Mendocino Music Festival

For tickets: 1.800.838.3006 or jewishmusicfestival.org

October 12, 2008

Yiddish Culture Club, Los Angeles, CA, 12 Oct 2008

On Sunday October 12, 2008 at 2 PM the Yiddish Culture Club will present the opening of our Yiddish cultural season. The topic of the event will be "Yiddish Folk Songs in Word and Sound". Participants in the program will be Ms. Fan Magid Shalin, Cantor of the Temple Beth Chaim Chadashim, and Mrs. Lilke Majzner.

The event will take place at The Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club located at 8339 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles CA. 90048.

Refreshments will be served.
Members free. Guests $4.

October 18, 2008

Aaron Novick, Berkeley, CA, 18 Oct 2008

Aaron NovickThe BREW: Aaron Novik's Samuel Suite & Dirty Dan, Eval Dan

Saturday October 18, 8:00pm
$10 member, $15 general
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Aaron Novik's ten-piece band presents an avant chamber-jazz rumination on the life of Novik's grandfather, who immigrated to America from a small village in WWI Poland. Samuel and Aaron passionately debated music-the grandfather particularly loved Bach's cantatas, a curious irony, that being a Jew, his favorite music was about Jesus. This religious oxymoron serves as the impetus for the sad and loving suite, in which Novik employs Jewish scales in the chorale style to create a sort of Jewish equivalent to Bach's Christian ones.

He uses different variations on the harmonic minor scale, the backbone of most klezmer and Jewish songs, with especially intriguing-and practically never used-scales starting on the second, third, sixth and seventh degrees.

To kick off the show, Dan Fries and Dan Cantrell of Dirty Dan, Eval Dan trek down another heretofore unexplored path for klezmer, combining the evocative rhythms and melodies of flamenco with traditional klezmer idioms. This fresh fusion melds beautifully, resulting in a crisp and irresistible sound hovering somewhere between Zaporozhye and Málaga.

Co-presented by the Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley Hillel, Polish Arts and Culture Foundation and the Jazzschool
Tickets available at the door

October 19, 2008

Paper Promises, Berkeley, CA, 19 Oct 2008

Melusina GomezPaper Promises: Presented by Jewish Dance Theater
Sunday October 19, 8:00pm
$15 member, $20 general
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St., Berkeley

Come join visionary performance artist Melusina Gomez and experimental Klezmer musician David Rosenfeld for an evening of danced thoughts, quiet reflections and wild wishes, inspired by the letters, poetry and stories of women through six centuries, including , 'Ariake-Poems of Love and Longing' ,'The Girl Who Loved the Wind'.and 'The Finger' penned by the legendary Kabbalist Rabbi, Issac Luria. Paper Promises glides through a landscape of visual art, soundscape, resigned absurdity, and butoh inspired imagery and dance, ultimately asking the question: What does life promise us?

Presented by the Jewish Dance Theatre and co-presented by the JCC of the East Bay
Tickets available at the door.

October 23, 2008

Judy Frankel film, San Francisco, CA, 23 Oct 2008

Judy Frankel. Photo: Ken Frankel¡Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition
A Film Screening and Talk by Kate Regan

Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

¡Fiestaremos! presents the inspiring work of the late Bay Area musician, singer, and researcher Judy Frankel. This thirty-minute documentary captures some of the loving relationships Judy fostered with members of the Sephardic community, and her dedication to preserving the Ladino musical heritage.

Kate Regan is associate professor of Spanish language and literature at the University of Portland, where she was named the university's outstanding teacher in 1999. Born in Chicago, she moved with her family to Cuernavaca, Mexico when she was nine. Professor Regan is the recipient of the 2000 Carnegie and Case Foundations U.S. Professor of the Year award.

For more information please visit the Library website.

Co-sponsored by the BJE Jewish Community Library, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, San Francisco State University, and the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

Judy Frankel film, San Francisco, CA, 23 Oct 2008

Judy Frankel. Photo: Ken Frankel¡Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition
A Film Screening and Talk by Kate Regan

Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

¡Fiestaremos! presents the inspiring work of the late Bay Area musician, singer, and researcher Judy Frankel. This thirty-minute documentary captures some of the loving relationships Judy fostered with members of the Sephardic community, and her dedication to preserving the Ladino musical heritage.

Kate Regan is associate professor of Spanish language and literature at the University of Portland, where she was named the university's outstanding teacher in 1999. Born in Chicago, she moved with her family to Cuernavaca, Mexico when she was nine. Professor Regan is the recipient of the 2000 Carnegie and Case Foundations U.S. Professor of the Year award.

For more information please visit the Library website.

Co-sponsored by the BJE Jewish Community Library, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, San Francisco State University, and the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

October 25, 2008

Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 25 Oct 2008

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, October 25, 9:30pm
Elbo Room
647 Valencia St. San Francisco
Tickets: $15

Presented by The Hub in partnership with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

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Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 25 Oct 2008

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, October 25, 9:30pm
Elbo Room
647 Valencia St. San Francisco
Tickets: $15

Presented by The Hub in partnership with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

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October 26, 2008

Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz w/Hot Pstromi, La Jolla, CA, 26 Oct, 2008

Hot PstromiOctober 26, 2008 The XII IAYC Conference, La Jolla, CA

Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz and Hot Pstromi, grand finale concert, International Association of Yiddish Clubs conference, La Jolla, California.
For further info. and event time, call 650-349-6946.
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Klezmakers, Burlingame, CA, 26 Oct, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 6:00 -- 9:00pm
The Klezmakers at Yaya Cuisine
Come for dinner, stay for music and dancing. When you combine Middle Eastern cuisine with live klezmer music, you're in for a crazy good time! Come see (and hear and taste) for yourself. Enjoy your fill of phyllo dough, then dance it off! No cover charge. For reservations, 650/344-2860. YAYA Cuisine & Bar, 1108 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010 or www.klezmakers.com/contact.htm
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November 2, 2008

Yuval Ron: The Lost Soul of Spain, Los Angeles, CA, 2 Nov 2008


Sunday, November 2, 2008, 7pm

The Yuval Ron Ensemble
performing "The Lost Soul of Spain"
Music and Dance of the Sephardic Jews

featuring Israeli-Tunisian singer Smadar Levi
and Israeli-Moroccan dancer Maya Karasso

Yuval Ron presents a preview concert of the music to be played by his international ensemble for the King of Morocco, at the International Sacred Music of Fez in June 2009. The program will feature Hebrew and Ladino songs from Morocco, Andalusia, Bosnia, and Israel. Woven in between the songs are travel stories, kabalistic interpretations, and personal anecdotes of the life and culture, out of which grew the fruit of Sephardic music.

Brentwood Presbyterian Church
12000 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admission: $20 at the door

Parking: Church lot, Comerica Bank lot, Re/Max lot, Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School lot or street parking.

For more information: 818 505 1355

November 5, 2008

Lecture: Francesco Spagnolo, 5 Nov 2008

The Jewish Theory of Everything: Negotiating Jewish Identity in Italy
A Talk with Slides and Musical Examples by Francesco Spagnolo

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Italy is home to one of the oldest communities in the Jewish diaspora. It is also a place where Jews settled from the four corners of the world to meet at the heart of Christianity. Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Italian Jews lived together, clashing and blending cultural identities, negotiating their status with the changing ruling powers, and keeping a line of communication with the global Jewish diaspora. Francesco Spagnolo will talk about daily and synagogue life, literature, music, and visual culture inside and outside the Italian ghettos.
For more information please call 415.567.3327 x703.

"There is just about nobody more worth listening to, and more fun to listen to, than Francesco Spagnolo" —Ari Davidow

Lecture: Francesco Spagnolo, 5 Nov 2008

The Jewish Theory of Everything: Negotiating Jewish Identity in Italy
A Talk with Slides and Musical Examples by Francesco Spagnolo

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Italy is home to one of the oldest communities in the Jewish diaspora. It is also a place where Jews settled from the four corners of the world to meet at the heart of Christianity. Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Italian Jews lived together, clashing and blending cultural identities, negotiating their status with the changing ruling powers, and keeping a line of communication with the global Jewish diaspora. Francesco Spagnolo will talk about daily and synagogue life, literature, music, and visual culture inside and outside the Italian ghettos.
For more information please call 415.567.3327 x703.

"There is just about nobody more worth listening to, and more fun to listen to, than Francesco Spagnolo" —Ari Davidow

November 6, 2008

Hot Pstromi, San Diego, CA, 6 Nov, 2008

Hot PstromiDON'T MISS THIS CONCERT - RARE OPPORTUNITY.

ON NOV. 6 @ 7:30PM AT DIZZY'S ENJOY THE KINETIC, HAUNTING and
INNOVATIVE KLEZMER MUSIC IN AN INTIMATE SETTING FROM:

THE ORIGINAL "HOT PSTROMI" (ORIGINALLY ZMIROS) - FRED BENEDETTI (guitar,mandolin), JEFF PEKAREK (bass) & Yale Strom (violin), with special guest Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals).

$15.00 COVER

DIZZY'S IS LOCATED AT 2ND & J STREET. FOR FURTHER INFO. CLICK ON THE WEBSITE BELOW.

Dizzy's - Where the Music Matters Most
San Diego Wine & Culinary Center Harbor Club Towers ground floor
2nd & J Street

November 8, 2008

Red Hot Chachkas, San Francisco, CA, 8 Nov, 2008

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas
Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. near 24th St., San Francisco. Doors open 7:45 pm; Show 8:15 pm.
www.noevalleymusicseries.com

November 16, 2008

Divahn, Los Angeles, CA, 16 Nov 2008

DivahnDivahn
November 16, 2008 @ 7 pm
Integrating Sephardi and Mizrachi Studies Conference
Stephen S. Wise Temple
Los Angeles, CA
213.765.2191

Divahn, Los Angeles, CA, 16 Nov 2008

DivahnDivahn
November 16, 2008 @ 7 pm
Integrating Sephardi and Mizrachi Studies Conference
Stephen S. Wise Temple
Los Angeles, CA
213.765.2191

Alberto Mizrahi, San Francisco, CA, 16 Nov 2008

Alberto Mizrahi

Sunday, November 16, 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco
$28.00 Member / $32.00 Public / $25 Student

Affectionately known as the "Jewish Pavarotti," Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts and operas. Mizrahi's unique and captivating repertoire spans nine languages and confirms his status as one of the world's leading interpreters of Jewish music.

"A phenomenal solo voice...He hits ear-stinging B-flats and Cs [and] conveys power and fervor as few other singers do." - Chicago Tribune

Presented by the JCCSF in Association with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

Alberto Mizrahi, San Francisco, CA, 16 Nov 2008

Alberto Mizrahi

Sunday, November 16, 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco
$28.00 Member / $32.00 Public / $25 Student

Affectionately known as the "Jewish Pavarotti," Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts and operas. Mizrahi's unique and captivating repertoire spans nine languages and confirms his status as one of the world's leading interpreters of Jewish music.

"A phenomenal solo voice...He hits ear-stinging B-flats and Cs [and] conveys power and fervor as few other singers do." - Chicago Tribune

Presented by the JCCSF in Association with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

November 22, 2008

Miriam's Well, Berkeley, CA, 22 Nov 2008

Miriam's Well

Saturday, November 22, 8:30 pm
Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave, Berkeley
Tickets: $24 in advance, $28 at the door

Created by Miriam Peretz. In collaboration with Qadim Ensemble, Ya Elah, Salokhiddin Fakhriev, Manar Azriek, Wan-Chao Chang and Hannah Romanowsky

Interweaving dance, live music, poetry and sacred text; the stories of three visionary women gather communal waters from the universal well. These stories of Mary, Maryam, and Miriam from the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish traditions illumine the commonality and interconnectedness of these three traditions through a shared story and archetype. Drawing on traditional expressive arts and ritual, as well as contemporary theater and dance technique, Miriam's Well emotionally engages the audience in a rich image of shared heritage.

Advance sales tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets' 24/7 ticket hotline: 800-838-3006, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com

Miriam's Well, Berkeley, CA, 22 Nov 2008

Miriam's Well

Saturday, November 22, 8:30 pm
Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave, Berkeley
Tickets: $24 in advance, $28 at the door

Created by Miriam Peretz. In collaboration with Qadim Ensemble, Ya Elah, Salokhiddin Fakhriev, Manar Azriek, Wan-Chao Chang and Hannah Romanowsky

Interweaving dance, live music, poetry and sacred text; the stories of three visionary women gather communal waters from the universal well. These stories of Mary, Maryam, and Miriam from the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish traditions illumine the commonality and interconnectedness of these three traditions through a shared story and archetype. Drawing on traditional expressive arts and ritual, as well as contemporary theater and dance technique, Miriam's Well emotionally engages the audience in a rich image of shared heritage.

Advance sales tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets' 24/7 ticket hotline: 800-838-3006, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com

December 6, 2008

Klezmer Conservatory Band, San Francisco, CA, 6 Dec 2008

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Dec 6, 2008, 8pm
San Francsico Jewish Community Center
3200 California St.,
San Francisco, CA
(415) 292-1233

Tickets: www.jccsf.org

December 7, 2008

Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz w/Hot Pstromi, La Jolla, CA, 7 Dec, 2008

Hot PstromiDecember 7, 2008,
1:30-2:30

Awards Celebration and Gala Concert with Elizabeth Schwartz, Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi celebrating 101 years in Southern California. For tickets and information (310) 552-2007
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December 13, 2008

Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz w/Hot Pstromi, La Jolla, CA, 13 Dec, 2008

Hot PstromiDecember 13, 2008, 7:30pm:

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi return for the annual Khanike in the Heights concert and party at Hebrew Tabernacle, 551 Fort Washington Avenue (at 185th Street). For tickets and information, 212 568-8304
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December 17, 2008

KLEZMANIA!, San Francisco, CA, 17 Dec 2008

KLEZMANIA!
Its Annual Public Chanukah Concert at the Oakland City Centre

December 17, 2008
12 PM to 1 PM

Admission: FREE Outdoor Concert Nice Price :-)
Location: Downtown Oakland at 12th and Broadway.
Klezmer, Israeli, and Don't Forget, Chanukah Music!

Brought to you By Entire Productions and the City of Oakland

December 18, 2008

Kugelplex, San Francisco, CA, 18 Dec 2008

Kugelplex
Thursday, December 18th – Amnesia, San Francisco
9pm. We’re back for our annual Christmas vs, Channukah blowout featuring us vs. perennial adversaries, The Shut-Ins.

Amnesia
853 Valencia St. bet. 19th & 20th
San Francisco
www.amnesiathebar.com

December 20, 2008

Pomegranates & Figs - A Feast of Jewish Music, Berkeley, CA, 20 Dec 2008

Happy Hanukah!
Pomegranates & Figs: A Feast of Jewish Music
featuring

Jewltide w/The Sway Machinery, DeLeon, Los Angeles, CA, 20 Dec 2008

The Sway Machinery with DeLeon and PJA's Festival of Rights

Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, December 20th, 2008 - 8PM doors
The Troubador - www.troubadour.com
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Price: $12
Jewltide-sponsored by JDub Records

December 21, 2008

The Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 21 Dec 2008

The Sway Machinery with DeLeon and PJA's Festival of Rights

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, December 21st, 2008 - 6PM Doors
111 Minna Gallery -
http://www.jccsf.org/hub_web/NewJewishRit.aspx?catid=625
Sponsored by the Hub
Super 8: Hub Hanukkah Party
111 Minna Street
(415) 974-1719
Price: $8 Members/Advance $12 at the door

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment, Berkeley, CA, 21 Dec 2008

band photo

Come celebrate the 1st night of Chanukah and the Winter Solstice with two sets by Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment.

December 21, 2 sets starting at 8pm; $10
Anna's Jazz Island, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley
(just east of Shattuck Avenue & downtown Berkeley BART)

Great sit-down listening spot in downtown Berkeley.

December 24, 2008

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Ensemble, Pawtucket, RI, 24 Dec 2008

band photo by Irving SchildFishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Ensemble will perform their 18th annual concert on
on Wednesday, December 24th - 7:30 PM at Congregation Ohawe Shalom Coffee House, Pawtucket RI. .

671 East Ave in Pawtucket (corner of Glenwood, nr where Blackstone meets Hope St)
Doors open 7:00PM $10 adults, $7 children (under B-Mitzvah).
Special sponsor seating in the front rows $18 per seat
Funded in part by a grant from the RI State Council on the Arts

In honor of Chanukah, Latkes will be on sale, along with other snacks & beverages.
For questions 401 273-9814

December 25, 2008

2nd Annual Community-Wide Yiddish Cultural Festival, Berkeley, CA, 25 Dec 2008

2nd Annual Community-wide
Yiddish Culture Festival

A Great Alternative to Chinese Food and a Movie
on December 25, 2008

Program by KlezCalifornia

To be held at Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue, Berkeley

Live Klezmer Music! Yiddish Singing! Yiddish Dancing with instruction! Yiddish Kibbitzing (instruction provided, if you need it!) Yidishe Kinder Programming for the kids! Have a nosh - Kosher Yiddish delicacies by Lois Cooks including: kugel, kasha varnishkes, latkes with applesauce and sour cream, bagels and cream cheese, babka, mandlebrot. seltzer, coffee, and tea will be available for purchase from 12:30 to 3:30. A fantastic family event: bring Bubie, Zeydie and the eyniklekh (Grandma, Grandpa and the grandkids).

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Good for the Jews, Los Angeles, CA, 25 Dec 2008

Good for the Jews?Good For The Jews
the 2nd annual "Putting the Ha! in Hannukah" tour.
(Our promise to you: No songs about dreidels. And no Israeli folk dancing.)

Thursday, Dec 25: Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd. (between Scott and Park Avenues, in Echo Park)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
All ages show.
Buy tickets at Ticketweb.com
Featuring special guest musicians and comedians to be announced

MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

December 26, 2008

Good for the Jews, San Francisco, CA, 26 Dec 2008

Good for the Jews?Good For The Jews
the 2nd annual "Putting the Ha! in Hannukah" tour.
(Our promise to you: No songs about dreidels. And no Israeli folk dancing.)

Friday, Dec 26: Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA
Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Buy tickets at the RDL box office, online at www.reddevillounge.com, or by calling (866) 468-3399.

MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

January 9, 2009

Kugelplex klezmer brunch/dance, San Francisco, CA, 11 Jan 2009

band publicity photoSunday, 11 Jan 2009, 1-3pm
Klezmer Brunch
Red Poppy Art House
San Francisco

Klezmer brunch is back! Come on out and help make this a regular event.

We’ll have bagels and other tasty brunch delights for sale. Special guests include dance maven Bruce Bierman and diva vocalist Jewlia Eisenberg.

$10-$20 sliding scale.
www.RedPoppyArtHouse.org

January 16, 2009

Ghetto Tango, Los Angeles, CA, 16 Jan Jan 2009

Adrienne CooperSHABBAT FARBRENGEN
Ghetto Tango w/Adrienne Cooper & Zalmen Mlotek
Friday, January 16, 2008
8:00 p.m. in Lopaty Chapel
Led by Cantor Herschel Fox
Kabbalat Shabbat
& Festive Oneg

15739 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 788-6000 Web site: www.vbs.org

In the Jewish ghettos of Poland and Lithuania during World War II, a world of dislocation, terror and death, cabaret music thrived. Jewish audiences gathered in makeshift clubs and theaters to hear newly-created Yiddish songs, rooted in Jewish folk and liturgical music as well as European operetta, American ragtime and Argentine tango.Jewish performers tuned these cosmopolitan songs in a local key: satirical and elegiac, political and personal, angry and heartsick.Together they created something rare, scarcely conceivable: art at the edge of the abyss.

Adrienne Cooper, one of the world's most acclaimed singers of Yiddish vocal music, and Zalmen Mlotek, a leading figure in Yiddish musical theater, here present ghetto songs collected during and after the war.

January 17, 2009

Gerry Tenney kids concert, Berkeley, CA, 17 Jan 2009

Gerry TenneyGerry Tenney: Music for Kids Young and Old
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 10:30am
Adults $5, Children $4, Family $12
La Peña Community Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Tickets: 510-849-2568

Don't miss Gerry Tenney's first concert of 2009. Always a La Peña and local favorite, Gerry's concerts are always a wonderful mix of original and traditional music. Whether it's "King Kong the Gorilla playing ping pong with Godzilla," or an old Yiddish folksong about potatoes, his shows are a treat for the whole family. Gerry's song, "The Haunted House" has been sung by many, but only Gerry does the full version.

Andy Statman, Los Angeles, CA 17 Jan 2009

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman Trio at the Getty Center
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 18, 3:00 p.m.

Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation"
buttons at www.getty.edu/visit/events/sounds_la_2009.html. Limited to
four seats per reservation.

January 18, 2009

Zalmen Mlotek, Los Angeles, CA, 18 Jan Jan 2009

Adrienne CooperMusical History of The Yiddish Theater

Join Zalmen Mlotek, the Artistic Director of the country's only National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, in a multi-media historical edu-tainment about the Yiddish Theater with interactive audience participation.

Presentation follows full bagel breakfast.

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 9:30am - 12pm
at Valley Cities JCC
14701 Friar St., Van Nuys, CA 91411
$8 VCJCC/ Yiddishkayt/ CIYCL members; $10 public
More info at www.yiddishkayt.org

Andy Statman, Los Angeles, CA 18 Jan 2009

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman Trio at the Getty Center
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 18, 3:00 p.m.

Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation"
buttons at www.getty.edu/visit/events/sounds_la_2009.html. Limited to
four seats per reservation.

January 24, 2009

Linda Hirschhorn & Gary Lapow, Berkeley, CA, 17 Jan 2009

Linda HirschhornLinda Hirschhorn and Gary Lapow
Saturday January 24, 8:00 pm
$12
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
510-849-2568

These two seasoned Bay Area performers have been writing songs for over 30 years. They'll share old and new compositions. Linda will also read from her memoir "Running Into Myself", and Gary will summon up Coney Island in song and projected images.

January 25, 2009

Yiddish Dance Party, Berkeley, CA, 25 Jan 2009

Bruce Bierman dance sessionTHE FREYLEKH---a mad hot klezmer dance party
Sunday January 25th /
7pm Yiddish dance lesson, 8:00pm Live music and dance party
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA
(510) 848-0237

band publicity photoFeaturing: David Rosenfeld and members of the shtetl rock band, Kugelplex and Bruce Bierman--Yiddish dance maven who 'fits the moves of the ancestors to the grooves of your imagination'

$10-20 sliding scale.

presented by Klez California and co-presented by the Jewish Music Festival

January 27, 2009

Music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, 27 Jan 2009

Emanuele Segre The Guitar Music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
A Performance with Commentary by Emanuele Segre
Tuesday, January 27
Reception at 6:30 pm, Concert at 7:30 pm
BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Free

Esteemed Italian classical guitarist Emanuele Segre performs the work of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a prolific composer who fled Italy in 1939 and wrote more than one hundred film scores as a staff composer for MGM. He composed operas, chamber, orchestral, choral, and vocal music, finding inspiration in Jewish liturgical music and in the Bible, and combining the sacred and the secular in his work.

Reception provided by the Italian Cultural Institute.
Co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Museo ItaloAmericano, the Judah L. Magnes Museum, and the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival.

January 28, 2009

LA Jewish Symphony & Bodytraffic, Los Angeles, 28 Jan 2009

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony & BODYTRAFFIC
World Premiere of "Transfigured Night"
Wednesday, January 28th at 8PM
Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free Parking Available: Enter on Ashton Avenue

Price: $100 Patron of Dance (includes dessert reception with performers)
$36 Reserved Seating
$25 General Admission
$18 Students & DRC Members
$15 Preview (Tuesday, January 27th at 8PM)
Tickets: www.bodytraffic.org
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/51001
(424) 204 - 9097

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January 31, 2009

Yale Strom & "The Wedding that saved a town", San Diego, CA, 31 Jan 2009

Yale StromJanuary 31, 43rd Annual Local Authors Exhibit.

Yale Strom will be honored by the city of San Diego for his new children's book "The Wedding That Saved A Town" (Kar-Ben) at the San Diego Public Library, Main Branch, 6:30-8:30pm.
820 E Street, downtown San Diego.

RSVP: 619 236-5825

New Harvey Pekar Opera, "Leave Me Alone", 31 Jan 2009

Harvey Pekar drawingLeave Me Alone!: A New Jazz Opera by 2009 JMF Artist Dan Plonsey & Harvey Pekar

Composer and saxophonist Dan Plonsey, one of our festival artists this season, priemeres Leave Me Alone!, a new jazz opera with a libretto by Harvey Pekar (American Splendor), to be performed on January 31 at Oberlin College, OH, and streamed live to an international online audience.

The story of the opera revolves around conversations between the composer and librettist held from their respective living rooms in the Bay Area and Cleveland. Dan and Harvey, the two primary interlocutors, played by themselves, engage in discussions about music, the life of the artist as householder, finding time to work, the current state of the avant garde, and the opera itself.

Please help realize this vision by watching the opera here for free at 8 PM on January 31, 2009. More information available online.

Yiddish music to benefit Russian River Jewish Community, Guerneville, CA, 31 Jan 2009

Jubilee KlezmerSaturday January 31, 7:00pm.
Alby Kass presents a program of Yiddish music, assisted by Sonia Tubridy and Jubilee Klezmer members Paul Alexander, Phil Lawrence, and Mark Peabody. It will be held at the Tubridy residence in Guerneville (directions by request) Bruce DancingThese events are fundraisers for the Russian River Jewish Community and the River Choir. Donation of $10-$30 requested. Space limited to 25 so reserve early. For more information, call Sonia Tubridy, 707/869-3273

February 1, 2009

Yiddish & klezmer, Petaluma, CA, 1 Feb 2009

Jubilee KlezmerSunday, February 1, 3:00pm. An Afternoon of Yiddish Songs & Klezmer Music, performed by vocalist Alby Kass, accompanist Sonia Tubridy, and members of the Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble: Paul Alexander, Phil Lawrence and Mark Peabody. Admission: $10 Tickets for all ArtsLive! events may be purchased at the door starting half hour before the performance. The Petaluma Arts Center is located at 230 Lakeville Street, at the corner of Lakeville and East D Streets. For more information, call PAC Executive Director Michael Fontaine at 707-762-5600, x101, or visit www.petalumaartscouncil.org.

February 5, 2009

Klezmerata Fiorentina, Los Angeles, CA, 5 Feb 2009

band photoKLEZMERATA FIORENTINA

Thursday, February 5, 8:00 p.m.
$25 General; $15 Full-Time Students
at the Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles (map)

* SPECIAL OFFER FOR YIDBITS SUBSCRIBERS:
Enjoy $5 off General and Student-priced tickets to the U.S. premiere of acclaimed ensemble Klezmerata Fiorentina at the Skirball Cultural Center. Limit 4 discounted tickets per transaction. Code: 99558

Advance tickets: Available online (skirball.org), onsite, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849

U.S. premiere! Hear acclaimed klezmer chamber music ensemble Klezmerata Fiorentina perform Zai Gezunt, Kalinindorf. Based on the reinterpretation of music from the southern frontier of Ukraine, the program is named for the shtetl Kalinindorf, a Jewish community destroyed by the Nazis. The work pays musical tribute, both joyful and sorrowful, to those lost lives. Varied and exciting, it is influenced by Balkan, gypsy, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish traditions, which coexisted over the centuries in vast territories along the shores of the Black Sea. The melodies are also derived from the family heritage of Klezmerata Fiorentina's founder, Igor Polesitsky.

February 8, 2009

Yale Strom & Lou Fanucchi, Houston, TX, 8 Feb 2009

Yale StromFebruary 8, 4-5pm.
"A Book and Music Afternoon with Yale Strom".

Yale Strom will perform with accordionist Lou Fanucchi
Kaplan Theatre - IW Marks Theatre Center,
5601 S. Braeswood, Houston.

For information, contact Naomi Barancik, 713-729-3200, ext. 3258.

The concert coincides with the opening of Strom's solo photo exhibit, "Klezmorim: The Jewish and Roma Musicians of Eastern Europe", at the JCC's Deutser Art Gallery.
www.jcchouston.org

February 11, 2009

Bukharan Jewish Folk Ensemble, 11 Feb 2009

Bruce Bierman dance sessionBukharan Jewish Folk Ensemble
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 7:30pm
JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
$18 General, $15 Seniors, Students, JCC members
Tickets: Click here.

A riveting blend of Central Asian, Sephardic Jewish and Arab elements, Bukharan Jewish music reflects a community with roots in Central Asia going back to the seventh century BCE. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear the leading proponents of an ancient musical tradition saturated with unique rhythms and entrancing tone colors.

Born in 1938 in Uzbekistan, and now based in Queens, NY, ensemble leader Cantor Izra Malakov is a descendent of a long line of rabbis. He has devoted his life to preserving Bukharan Jewish music, and recently published Musical Treasures of the Bukharan Jewish Community.

Izra Malakov: singer, chazzan and director
Ochil Ibragimov: rubab, violin
David Davidov: tar
Tamara Kataeva: sozanda, singer and dancer
Osher Baraev: doira

Co-sponsored with Silk Road House
Presented in association with Afsaneh Art and Culture Society

February 17, 2009

Shekhter-Tekhter, , Los Angeles, CA, 17 Feb 2009

If you have friends or relatives in Southern California they won’t want to miss THE only West-Coast Appearance
Tuesday evening, February 17, 2009
The SHEKHTER-TEKHTER ("The Schaechter Daughters") and BINYUMEN
in OUR ZEYDES AND BUBBES AS CHILDREN

A musical revue about kids, young and older, and their relationships with each other, with their parents, and with the world around them.

The songs are in Yiddish. / Translations are provided.
For young, old, and everyone in between!
For the Yiddish-fluent, Yiddish-challenged and Yiddish-ignorant!
Bring your kids and grandkids for a truly inspirational evening!

The performers:
BINYUMEN ("BEN") SCHAECHTER
REYNA SCHAECHTER (age 14)
TEMMA-LEEBA SCHAECHTER (age 9)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 7:30 P.M.
Sinai Temple
10400 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Admission: $18 Students: $8 Children under 6: Free
contact: Miriam Koral @ California Institute for Yiddish Language and Culture
(310) 745-1190

Made possible by support from the Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation, Luis and Lee Lainer, Chic Wolk

February 21, 2009

Cantor Unplugged II, San Francisco, CA, 21 Feb 2009

sharon bernstein photoCantor Sharon Bernstein and Friends in Concert
Yiddish, Ladino, Musical Theater, and More . . .
$10 Members / $15 Non-Members, children 12 & under free
childcare available, please RSVP

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
290 Dolores Street (corner of 16th and Dolores)
San Francisco, CA

February 22, 2009

The Klezmatics, San Luis Obispo, CA, 22 Feb 2009

band photoThe Klezmatics

2/22/2009
California Polytechnic State University, Cohan Ctr
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 756-2787
www.calpolyarts.org

March 5, 2009

The Klezmatics, Los Angeles, CA, 5 Mar 2009

band photoUCLAlive presents the Grammy Award-winning The Klezmatics, live in concert at Royce Hall.
Thursday, March 5
Begins at 8:00 pm
Royce Hall at UCLA

Tickets are available for $60, $45 or $38 ($15 for UCLA students)
Purchase tickets on the UCLAlive website or by calling the UCLAlive box office at (310) 825-2102.

March 21, 2009

Berkeley Jewish Music Fest: Kosher Gospel, 21 Mar 2009

Joshua Nelson24th JMF OPENING NIGHT:
KOSHER GOSPEL featuring Joshua Nelson & Special Guests, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
$24 Students/Seniors/JCC Members
$28 General
Tickets available online

Grammy-nominated Joshua Nelson sings with a voice that recalls Mahalia Jackson and counts Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou among his biggest fans. He has sung with Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, and The Klezmatics. This extraordinary "Prince of Kosher Gospel" combines African-American spiritual styles with Jewish liturgical music. Special guests, the renowned, 55-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, directed by Terrance Kelly, open the evening.

Co-sponsored by Forest Creatures Entertainment and Leonard Kurz in memory of Ursula Sherman
Festival logo

March 22, 2009

"Gilgulim," Los Angeles, CA, 22 Mar 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2:00 PM
8339 W. 3rd St., 2nd Floor (co. Flores)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language and The Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club present
GILGULIM: Metamorphoses: Dramatic Readings from Yiddish Literature

By Guest NY Performer, Shane Baker

An unforgettable opportunity to hear masterful renditions of works by an array of Yiddish culture’s best modern creative minds: (In Yiddish with English Translations)

Works by Kadia Molodowsky, Y.L. Peretz, Anna Margolin, Itzik Manger, Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Y.-L. Teler, Joseph Buloff, H. Leivick

Admission: $10 Gen’l/$8 Sr.
Further info: 310-745-1190

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March 25, 2009

"Common Chords III, The Next Generation", San Diego, CA, 25 Mar 2009

Yale StromWednesday, March 25, 7:30pm: COMMON CHORDS III, THE NEXT GENERATION.

A celebration of Jewish and Muslim Music, featuring Pakistani rock star Salman Ahmad, Yale Strom, Samir Chatterjee, Elizabeth Schwartz and others. San Diego Jewish Music Festival, Lawrence Family JCC, La Jolla, California. For tickets and information call the JCC box office: (858) 362-1348

www.lfjcc.org

March 28, 2009

24th Jewish Music Festival: The Sisters of Sheynville and Gaucho, Berkeley, MA, 28 Mar 2009

Community Music Day 2006Jewish Music Festival

Order tickets online now for The Sisters of Sheynville and Gaucho

West Coast Premiere

sisters of sheynvilleInspired by the legendary Barry Sisters of the 1930s and 1940s, this all-female Swing-Klez sextet was voted Canada’s top folk vocal group in 2008. Their airtight three and four part vocal harmonies in Yiddish positively sizzle with seduction. You’ll think you’re in Paris when Gaucho opens with the Gypsy Swing sounds that recall legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Presented in association with the Eugene & Elinor Friend Center for the Arts, JCCSF

Co-sponsored with the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture

JCCSF, 3200 California St., San Francisco

$18 students, $24 seniors/JCC East Bay & JCCSF members, $28 general

Listen to Ketsele Broyges by Sisters of Sheynville

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Listen to A Veybele a Tsnie by Sisters of Sheynville
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Listen to Douce Ambience by Gaucho
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March 29, 2009

24th Jewish Music Festival: Family Music Day & Finale Dance Party, Berkeley, MA, 29 Mar 2009

Community Music Day 2006Jewish Music Festival

Family Music Day & Finale Dance Party

Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:00 AM


Order tickets online now for Family Music Day & Finale Dance Party

Family Music Day & Finale Dance Party

Sunday, March 29


Activities throughout the day:

11:00am Family Music Day Children’s concert

Folk-rocker Elana Jagoda, Instrument Petting Zoo, workshops and performances with Festival artists 
including special teen program with beatboxer Yuri Lane

4:00pm Finale Dance Party with Brass Menažeri

The Bay Area’s award-winning, powerhouse Klez-Balkan brass machine, closes 
the festival with wild rhythms, soulful vocals and hot licks.

Presented in association with Freight and Salvage Coffee House

Co-sponsored with the San Francisco Foundation, the Gottesman-Biddle 
Family and the Anisman/Sherman Family, in memory of Ursula Sherman

JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley

$25 family (2 adults and 2 children), $10 general

Listen to Modeh Ani by Elana Jagoda

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Listen to Mandilátos (Handkerchief Dance) by Brass Menažeri

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April 2, 2009

Daniel Kahn & Painted Bird, Los Altos Hills, CA, 2 Apr 2009

Painted BirdDaniel Kahn & The Painted Bird
Thursday, April 2, 2009, 8:00 pm
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills
$12 students/seniors/JCC members, $14 general
Tickets: Click HERE!

Direct from Berlin, Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird's second CD Partisans & Parasites is an explosive mix of klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret and punk folk.

recent press about Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird.
"Kahn writes like the rainy ghost of Woody Guthrie hitched a ride with Tom Waits to New Orleans, spilling accordions, ukuleles, busted pianos, and broken dreams all over the road from Brooklyn to the bayou." —Detroit Metro Times

April 11, 2009

Kalman Balogh w/Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz, San Diego, CA 11 Apr 2009

Yale StromApril 11, 7pm,
Hungarian Club Recital Hall,
Balboa Park, San Diego.
Hungarian Rom virtuoso Kalman Balogh and his band with special guests Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz.
Tickets are available at the door for $15, but reservation is recommended at (858) 457-3136

April 19, 2009

"Dances & Songs of Remembrance, Resistance, and Hope", Berkeley, CA, 19 Apr 2009

Levontin 7"DANCES & SONGS OF REMEMBRANCE, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE"
Featuring The Ruth Botchan Dance Company with singer Betty Albert-Schreck in excerpts from "Mothersongs," and klezmer artist/ethnographer Yale Strom and klezmer vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz of Hot Pstromi, celebrating the 66th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Sunday, April 19th, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
Western Sky Studio,
2525 Eighth St. #13A, at Dwight, Berkeley

Tickets: $15-25 (sliding scale). Reception follows.
Information/Reservations: (510) 848-4878. Limited seating; reservations strongly recommended.

Sponsored by: The Workmen's Circle of No.CA, KlezCalifornia., and Tri-Valley Cultural Jews
www.berkeleymovingarts.com

April 25, 2009

Adamas Avenue Roots & Folk Fest, San Diego, CA 25 Apr 2009

Hot PstromiYale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Saturday April 25 at 3pm
headliners at the 36th Annual Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 and 26, 2009

About the 2009 Roots & Folk Festival:

The Adams Avenue Business Association proudly presents the 36th Annual Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival to be held Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26 2009. Over 40,000 visitors attended this FREE two-day festival last year. This is truly an event that provides both enjoyment and cultural enrichment for the whole family.

Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival is a FREE two-day extravaganza which focuses on the promotion, preservation
and performance of local and nationally touring musical acts.

The genres highlighted include the rich traditions of music styles such as Folk, Old Time String Bands, Cowboy,
Cajun, Rockabilly, Roots-blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Roots Rock, Honky-tonk, etc.

Come join us for a weekend of fun and excitement as we offer over 100 Food and Arts & Craft Vendors, 2 Beer
Gardens (sponsored by Stone Brewing Company and Karl Strauss Brewing Company) along with over 50 live music
performances on six stages.

San Diego, CA
www.adansaveonline.com

April 26, 2009

Adamas Avenue Roots & Folk Fest, San Diego, CA 26 Apr 2009

Hot PstromiYale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Saturday April 25 at 3pm
headliners at the 36th Annual Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 and 26, 2009

About the 2009 Roots & Folk Festival:

The Adams Avenue Business Association proudly presents the 36th Annual Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival to be held Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26 2009. Over 40,000 visitors attended this FREE two-day festival last year. This is truly an event that provides both enjoyment and cultural enrichment for the whole family.

Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival is a FREE two-day extravaganza which focuses on the promotion, preservation
and performance of local and nationally touring musical acts.

The genres highlighted include the rich traditions of music styles such as Folk, Old Time String Bands, Cowboy,
Cajun, Rockabilly, Roots-blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Roots Rock, Honky-tonk, etc.

Come join us for a weekend of fun and excitement as we offer over 100 Food and Arts & Craft Vendors, 2 Beer
Gardens (sponsored by Stone Brewing Company and Karl Strauss Brewing Company) along with over 50 live music
performances on six stages.

San Diego, CA
www.adansaveonline.com

Daniel Lev, San Francisco, CA, 26 Apr 2009

Sunday, April 26, 5:00pm,
Partisans Armed With Music: Songs of Holocaust.
Musician/singer/guitarist/storyteller Daniel Lev sings spiritual and military resistance songs of Jews and non-Jews, those who survived and those who didn't, partisans and their inspired children, in Yiddish, Polish, German, and English. English translations will be provided along with stories and a brief history of that time.

Congregation Ner Tamid,
San Francisco.
Suggested donation $10.
For more information, click HERE.

Freylekh! Yiddish dance party, Berkeley, CA, 26 Apr 2009

Bruce Bierman dance sessionSunday, April 26, 7:00-9:30pm
Freylekh! at JCC of the East Bay, Berkeley

KlezCalifornia and JCC of the East Bay present the Jewish Dance Theatre's Freylekh! Join us for a dance lesson with Yiddish dance master Bruce Bierman, 7:00-8:00pm, free as part of Bay Area National Dance Week. Live klezmer music and dance party, 8:00-9:30pm, with members of the band Kugelplex, some of the Bay Area's best klezmer musicians. $10-$20 adults (sliding scale), $5 kids. Come to dance or just to watch and listen. Where else can you hear live klezmer music for such a price? Bring your friends, too. For more information, click HERE or call 510/848-0237. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Music Festival and Lehrhaus Judaica. The dance party after this one will be Sunday, May 31. Put in on your calendar now!

May 16, 2009

Elizabeth Schwartz, Los Angeles, CA, 16 May 2009

Elizabeth SchwartzElizabeth Schwartz & Hot Pstromi bandmates Lou Fanucchi and Gunnar Biggs with special guests:

"150 Gems: In Celebration of the Yiddish Literary Journal Kheshbon"
Saturday, May 16
7:30 - 10:30 PM
Location: LA Yiddish Culture Club
8339 W. 3rd St., 2nd Fl. (co. Flores)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Open to the Public; $15 at the door.
tel: (310) 454-3687

May 27, 2009

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi + "A Great Day on Eldridge St." La Jolla, CA, 27 May 2009

Hot PstromiDi Ershte Frukhten — First Fruits Celebration

Featuring Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi All-Acoustic Concert with Mark Dresser on bass,(UCSD), Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals) and special guest Gypsy virtuoso Peter Stan (NYC) on accordion. Plus the World Premiere Screening of “A Great Day On Eldridge Street”

Wednesday, May 27
7:00pm Film, 7:30pm Concert
Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Film is at 7pm.

Concert is at 7;30pm.

Film and Concert $20.00

Concert only $15.00

THE FILM: In October 2007 over 100 klezmer musicians and Yiddish singers, from Theo Bikel to John Zorn, gathered at the famous Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side. Yale Strom captures the magic of the occasion in a film that celebrates the klezmer revival.

May 28, 2009

Balkan Beat Box listening party, Santa Monica, CA, 28 May 2009

Balkan Beat Box listening party at Afro Funke:
Weekly Funk Invocation
Giveaways all night + listen to the entire Nu Made(Remixes) album and dance
the night away

Thursdays @ Zanzibar
1301 5th St. Santa Monica, CA. 90401
9pm | 21+ | 310.451.2221 | $7-$10
zanzibarlive.com

May 31, 2009

Extreme Klezmer Makeover, Los Angeles, CA, 31 May, 2009

On Sunday May 31, 2009 at 11AM, the band Extreme Klezmer Makeover Band, will perform after a sumptuous bagel & lox buffet brunch, at the Arbeter Ring Workman's Circle at 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. The cost is $20 for non-members and $15 for members with a $2 discount if reservations are made before May 28. Reservations can be made at 310-552-2007. The band features Joellen Lapidus on clarinet, accordion, dulcimer and vocals, Dan Radlauer on accordion, guitar and mandolin, Novi Novag on viola, Dan Dungan on upright bass and Bruce Millstein on Middle Eastern Percussion.

For further info: tel: 310-552-2007

Red Hot Chachkas, Berkeley, CA, 31 May 2009

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Sunday May 31 at Anna's Jazz Island

We're planning to debut a batch of new compositions, along with some old favorites at Berkeley's leading jazz club, Anna's Jazz Island, at 2120 Allston Way, between Shattuck and Oxford. It's close to downtown Berkeley BART, and on-street parking is easy on Sunday eves one block west to Milvia, or for $3 with validation use 2061 Allston Way Parking Facility (btwn Shattuck & Milvia). Show at 8 pm; Cover is $12.

Freylekh! Yiddish dance party, Berkeley, CA, 31 May 2009

Bruce Bierman dance sessionSunday, May 31, 7:00-9:30pm
Freylekh! at JCC of the East Bay, Berkeley

Join us Sunday May 31st for a dance lesson with Klezmer dance maven Bruce Bierman, 7:00-8:00pm. Live klezmer music and dance party, 8:00-9:30pm, with the acclaimed Heather Klein's Inextinguishable Trio!. Alla Gladysheva on piano and Jonathan Russell on clarinet.with special guest: David Rosenfeld of Kugelplex. $10-$20 adults (sliding scale), $5 kids. Come to dance or just to watch and listen. Bring your friends, too. For more information call 510/848-0237.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Music Festival and Lehrhaus Judaica.

June 4, 2009

Klezmer Céilidh, Berkeley, CA, 4 Jun 2009

Thursday, June 4
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo, Berkeley CA
Klezmer Céilidh
THE MAD MAGGIES and GO VAN GOGH
Doors at 8:00 p.m.; Show at 8:30 p.m.
$7

A Céilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a traditional Gaelic dance party, from the days before discos and nightclubs. But the 2 bands tonight are anything BUT traditional, merging Klezmer, Ska, Celtic music and much more into their own unique, high-energy styles.

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June 5, 2009

The Shpil, Los Angeles, CA, 5 Jun 2009

The Shpil The Unity Project is pleased to present our second night of eclectic music for cosmopolitan tastes! Come out and support diverse local artists: on Friday, June 5, 2009 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am at Café-Club Fais Do Do 5257 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90016, 323-931-4636 $10 at the door www.myspace.com/theunityprojectla

June 9, 2009

Balkan Beat Box, Portland, OR, 9 Jun 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
@ Crystal Ballroom (1332 W. Burnside, Portland, OR)

June 9, 2009
Doors 7 pm / Show 9 pm
$18 Advance / $22 Day of Show
All Ages

for more ticket information, and for a lower service charge, visit: and log in with username="jdub" and password="tickets"

June 10, 2009

Balkan Beat Box, Portland, OR, 10 Jun 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
@ Key Club (9041 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA)

June 10, 2009
Doors 8:30 pm / Show 10 pm

All Ages

$17 advance
$22 day of show

for ticket information visit: www.ticketmaster.com

June 11, 2009

Balkan Beat Box w/Soulico, W. Hollywood, CA, 11 Jun 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box w/ Soulico
@ Key Club (9041 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA)

June 11, 2009
Doors 8:30 pm / Show 10 pm
All Ages

$17 advance / $22 day of show
for ticket information visit: www.ticketmaster.com

June 12, 2009

Balkan Beat Box@Harmony Fest, Santa Rosa, CA, 12 Jun 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
Harmony Music & Arts Festival
@ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, CA
June 12, 2009

BBB on at Midnight
All Ages

visit harmonyfestival.com for tickets and information

June 28, 2009

Freylekh! Yiddish dance party, Berkeley, CA, 28 Jun 2009


Bruce Bierman dance sessionSunday, June 28, 7:00-9:30pm
Freylekh! at JCC of the East Bay, Berkeley

Join us Sunday June 28th for a dance lesson with Klezmer dance maven Bruce Bierman, 7:00-8:00pm. Live klezmer music and dance party, 8:00-9:30pm, with the acclaimed Heather Klein's Inextinguishable Trio!. Alla Gladysheva on piano and Jonathan Russell on clarinet.with special guest: David Rosenfeld of Kugelplex. $10-$20 adults (sliding scale), $5 kids. Come to dance or just to watch and listen. Bring your friends, too. For more information call 510/848-0237.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Music Festival and Lehrhaus Judaica.

July 18, 2009

Strom, Schwartz, Fanucchi, Encinitas, CA, 18 Jul 2009

Yale StromOne cool summer night in Encinitas = One hot night of music

(Traditional Klezmer, Gypsy Roma and new compositions)

Yale Strom (violin), Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals)
& Lou Fanucchi (accordion)

in concert
Saturday, July 18
8pm

Studio Zero
789 Orpheus Ave
Encinitas 92024
(cross street is Leucadia Blvd. and the I-5)

$15 Adults, $5 Kids 12 and under

Light refreshments will be included

Seating is limited!
Graciously supported by the Encinitas School of Music

August 20, 2009

Kugelplex, Caspian Hat Dance, Berkeley, CA, 20 Aug 2009

KugelplexThursday, Aug 20
For an evening of dancing and klezmer/gypsy/world music, join hot local klezmer band Kugelplex at Ashkenaz, followed by Caspian Hat Dance from Amsterdam. The evening begins with a klezmer dance lesson with Bruce Bierman.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
www.ashkenaz.com
All ages all the time. Wheelchair accessible

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:30 pm
Klezmer dance lesson with Bruce Bierman at 8:00 pm
$10 advance & students / $13 day of show

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August 23, 2009

"Towards the Days of Awe" w/Yuval Ron Trio, Berkeley, CA, 23 Aug 2009

Yuval Ron

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:30 pm

Chochmat HaLev Presents:
Towards the Days of Awe: A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer

with The Yuval Ron Trio
Dror Sinai - Percussion and voice, Eliyahu Sills - Ney and guest dancer Miriam Perez

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe — join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.

Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St. Berkeley, CA 94705
Admission: $20 general public, $16 members
Please purchase tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
For more information: visit www.chochmat.org or call 510-704-9687

August 25, 2009

"Towards the Days of Awe" w/Yuval Ron Trio, Berkeley, CA, 25 Aug 2009

Yuval RonTuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:30 pm

Towards the Days of Awe: A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer
with The Yuval Ron Trio
with Dror Sinai - Percussion and voice, Eliyahu Sills - Ney
Special guests: Rachel Valfer of Qadim and the children-singing group of Temple Beth El led by Oren

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe — join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.

Location: Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd. Aptos, CA 95003
Admission: $15, kids under 12 - free. Tickets may be purchased (cash or Check only) at the door and reserved at the Temple via phone (831)479-3444, or at Rhythm Fusion 1541 c pacific ave. Santa Cruz 95060. Tel: (831)423-2048
For more information: Call (831) 479-3444

September 17, 2009

The Sway Machinery, "Hidden Melodies Revealed, Los Angeles, CA, 17 Sep 2009

posterThe Sway Machinery's Musical Extravaganza "Hidden Melodies Revealed: A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah"
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
The Historic Piness Auditorium at Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Hidden Melodies Revealed 2009! - 8 PM open bar/9PM show
3663 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010

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September 19, 2009

Yuval Ron, Pinole, CA, 20 Sep 2009

Yuval Ron"Turning Heart"

An Evening of Sufi Devotional Music, Poetry, Teaching Stories and Whirling
with The Yuval Ron Trio: Yuval Ron – oud; Eliyahu Sills – ney; Dror Sinai – percussion
With an appearance by Whirling Dervish Aziz

Space is Limited
RSVP ASAP!

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 7:00 pm
1211 Hazel Drive, Pinole, CA 94564
$20 at the door
RSVP and more information: call 818-505-1355
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Yuval Ron, Cotati, CA, 19 Sep 2009

Yuval Ron“The First Day of Peace”
A Concert of Sufi and Hebrew devotional music, poetry, whirling and teaching stories, in honor of Rosh Hashana - the Jewish New Year’s first Day and the conclusion of the Holy month of Ramadan

with International composer, world music artist, educator and peace activist
Yuval Ron; Master Qawwalli singer and harmonium virtuoso
Sukhawat Ali Khan

With an appearance of the Whirling Dervish – Aziz
And guest percussionist Halim of Sonoma

Do not miss this inspirational intimate evening of inner introspection, sound meditation and ecstatic celebration.

Saturday September 19 2009 at 8 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom,
85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA 94931
$20 at the door.
For more info: Robert (Halim) Friedman @ (707) 935-7681 for RSVP

The Sway Machinery, "Hidden Melodies Revealed, San Francisco, CA, 19 Sep 2009

posterThe Sway Machinery's Musical Extravaganza "Hidden Melodies Revealed: A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah"
Saturday, September 19th, 2009
The Sanctuary at Temple Emanu-el
Hidden Melodies Revealed 2009! - 9 PM open bar/10 PM show
2 Lake Street
San Francisco CA 94118

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September 24, 2009

"The Lost Soul of Spain" w/Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, 24 Sep 2009

Yuval RonThursday, September 24, 2009, 8 pm

Paniolo Productions Presents:
The Lost Soul of Spain: Music of the Judeo-Arabic tradition of Andalusia

a concert with Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring the soulful vocalist Maya Haddi

Location: Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Admission: $17.00 advance at panioloproductions.com/paniolo_productions_store.html or $20.00 at the door
$15.00 discount (students, seniors)
For more information: panioloproductions.com/paniolo_productions_events.html
Directions and Parking Information: www.electriclodge.org/contact_us.cfm

Max Pashm, Sebastopol, CA, 24 Sep 2009

Max PashmMax Pashm

Sep 24 2009, 8:00P
Hopmonk Tavern,
Sebastopol, California

The Max Pashm sound is a unique blend of traditional Greek/Balkan/Gypsy & Klezmer music, fused with high energy electronic beats & digitally manipulated fx.
www.myspace.com/maxpashm
Check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast with the band

September 25, 2009

Max Pashm, San Francisco, CA, 25 Sep 2009

Max PashmMax Pashm

Sep 25 2009, 8:00P
Baxtalo Drom,
San Francisco, California

The Max Pashm sound is a unique blend of traditional Greek/Balkan/Gypsy & Klezmer music, fused with high energy electronic beats & digitally manipulated fx.
www.myspace.com/maxpashm
Check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast with the band

Balkan Beat Box@Earthdance Fest, Laytonville, CA, 25 Sep 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
Earthdance Peace Festival
@ Black Oak Ranch (50350 North Hwy 101)
Laytonville, CA
September 25, 2009

BBB on at 10 pm

visit www.earthdance.org for more information

October 3, 2009

Red Hot Chachkas, Martinez, California, 3 Oct 2009

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Saturday October 3 at Armando's, Martinez

Armando's is an intimate, close-to-the-music, get-to-know-the-performers, hot-spot for local talent. 707 Marina Vista, Martinez. Saturday Oct 3, 8-11 pm. Cover charge is $8, or 2 for $15.

December 6, 2009

Mama Doni Band, Los Angeles, CA, 6 Dec 2009

December 24, 2009

17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, San Francisco, CA, Dec 24, 2009

The 17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant
Dec 24-27, 2009

New Asia Restaurant
772 Pacific Ave (Grant & Stockton)
San Francisco's Chinatown

Come celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way—in a Chinese restaurant with Jewish comedy. Now celebrating its 17th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy continues to provide an answer to the age-old question, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?"

This year features:

  • Jonathan Katz (Dr Katz, Professional Therapist)

  • Brian Malow ("science comedian")

  • Hilary Schwartz (NY comic)

  • Lisa Geduldig (your hostess)

Tix: Dinner Show ($62) & Cocktail Show ($42)

Dec 24-27: 6pm Dinner Show/9:30pm Cocktail Show
Dec 27: 5pm Dinner Show/8:30pm Cocktail Show
Tix: 925-275-9005 or www.koshercomedy.com

Info: 415-522-3737 or www.koshercomedy.com

Partial proceeds will benefit: National MS Society Northern CA Chapter AND JFCS/East Bay's Refugee & Immigrant Services.

17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, San Francisco, CA, Dec 24, 2009

The 17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant
Dec 24-27, 2009

New Asia Restaurant
772 Pacific Ave (Grant & Stockton)
San Francisco's Chinatown

Come celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way—in a Chinese restaurant with Jewish comedy. Now celebrating its 17th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy continues to provide an answer to the age-old question, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?"

This year features:

  • Jonathan Katz (Dr Katz, Professional Therapist)

  • Brian Malow ("science comedian")

  • Hilary Schwartz (NY comic)

  • Lisa Geduldig (your hostess)

Tix: Dinner Show ($62) & Cocktail Show ($42)

Dec 24-27: 6pm Dinner Show/9:30pm Cocktail Show
Dec 27: 5pm Dinner Show/8:30pm Cocktail Show
Tix: 925-275-9005 or www.koshercomedy.com

Info: 415-522-3737 or www.koshercomedy.com

Partial proceeds will benefit: National MS Society Northern CA Chapter AND JFCS/East Bay's Refugee & Immigrant Services.

December 25, 2009

17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, San Francisco, CA, Dec 25, 2009

The 17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant
Dec 24-27, 2009

New Asia Restaurant
772 Pacific Ave (Grant & Stockton)
San Francisco's Chinatown

Come celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way—in a Chinese restaurant with Jewish comedy. Now celebrating its 17th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy continues to provide an answer to the age-old question, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?"

This year features:

  • Jonathan Katz (Dr Katz, Professional Therapist)

  • Brian Malow ("science comedian")

  • Hilary Schwartz (NY comic)

  • Lisa Geduldig (your hostess)

Tix: Dinner Show ($62) & Cocktail Show ($42)

Dec 24-27: 6pm Dinner Show/9:30pm Cocktail Show
Dec 27: 5pm Dinner Show/8:30pm Cocktail Show
Tix: 925-275-9005 or www.koshercomedy.com

Info: 415-522-3737 or www.koshercomedy.com

Partial proceeds will benefit: National MS Society Northern CA Chapter AND JFCS/East Bay's Refugee & Immigrant Services.

17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, San Francisco, CA, Dec 25, 2009

The 17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant
Dec 24-27, 2009

New Asia Restaurant
772 Pacific Ave (Grant & Stockton)
San Francisco's Chinatown

Come celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way—in a Chinese restaurant with Jewish comedy. Now celebrating its 17th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy continues to provide an answer to the age-old question, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?"

This year features:

  • Jonathan Katz (Dr Katz, Professional Therapist)

  • Brian Malow ("science comedian")

  • Hilary Schwartz (NY comic)

  • Lisa Geduldig (your hostess)

Tix: Dinner Show ($62) & Cocktail Show ($42)

Dec 24-27: 6pm Dinner Show/9:30pm Cocktail Show
Dec 27: 5pm Dinner Show/8:30pm Cocktail Show
Tix: 925-275-9005 or www.koshercomedy.com

Info: 415-522-3737 or www.koshercomedy.com

Partial proceeds will benefit: National MS Society Northern CA Chapter AND JFCS/East Bay's Refugee & Immigrant Services.

December 26, 2009

"Eyt Ratzon" w/Yuval Ron, Santa Monica, CA, 26 Dec 2009

Yuval RonSaturday, December 26, 2009 at 4 pm

"Eyt Ratzon"
An afternoon of Sacred meditative music, Mystical teachings and Havdalah ritual with Rabbi T'mimah Ickovits and Yuval Ron

Please join us for an introspective performance on the Oud (Middle Eastern Lute, originating from Biblical times and according to legend was invented by Lamech - the 6h grandson of Adam), weaved with Kabalistic teaching for the special time of Shabbat afternoon. Event will commence with Seudat Shlishi (Shabbat's third light meal) - Kiddish and snacks.

Location: Private home in Santa Monica, CA
For Reservations, Address and Directions: Tel: 310-450-8808
Suggested donation after Havdalah: $20

17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, San Francisco, CA, Dec 26, 2009

The 17th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant
Dec 24-27, 2009

New Asia Restaurant
772 Pacific Ave (Grant & Stockton)
San Francisco's Chinatown

Come celebrate Christmas the Jewish Way—in a Chinese restaurant with Jewish comedy. Now celebrating its 17th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy continues to provide an answer to the age-old question, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?"

This year features:

  • Jonathan Katz (Dr Katz, Professional Therapist)

  • Brian Malow ("science comedian")

  • Hilary Schwartz (NY comic)

  • Lisa Geduldig (your hostess)

Tix: Dinner Show ($62) & Cocktail Show ($42)

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