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November 24, 1912

Judith Brin Ingber solo @ Choreographers' Evening, Minneapolis, MN, 24 Nov 2012

posterIt’s 40 Years since Judith created the
Choreographers' Evening

Saturday, November 24, 2012, 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota
$22 ($18 Walker members)

Come see a revival of Judith’s solo “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” from the first Choreographers’ Evening at Walker Art Center, danced by the extraordinary performer Megan McClellan accompanied by Jim Miller on the flute and Judith reading the poem that inspired her. It’s 40 years since Judith curated the first Choreographers’ Evening and it’s still going strong! Grab your friends and come see her solo plus other snappy samples of our thriving and diverse MN dance scene.

This year's version of the annual favorite, curated by Aparna Ramaswamy and Patrick Scully, features work by Judith Brin Ingber, Christ Up Dance Crew, Michael Engel, Emily King & Ryan Underbakke, Blake Nellis, Luke Olson-Elm, Rosy Simas, Joanne Spencer, Third Coast Collective, and Voice of Culture

December 24, 1915

Klezmer Contra Dance, Seattle, WA, 24 Dec 2015

Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance - Klez Kaos

Thurs, Dec 24, 2015, 8pm
Lake City Community Center
12531 - 28th Ave NE

Free introductory "dance skills" workshop every week at 7:30pm
Admission $10 (students & seniors $8, kids & first-time contradancers free).

More info: seattledance.org/contra/lakecity

June 17, 2003

YiddishFest 2003, NYC, Jun 17

Yiddishfest 2003: Four Generations of Yiddish

Join The Workmen`s Circle to celebrate 35 years of Yiddish music in our Citys Parks!

FREE

June 17 7PM Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center. 6PM Folkdancing (VIP seating available with$150.00 contribution)

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June 28, 2003

13th Festival for Jewish Culture, Krakow, Poland, opens today

festival logoThe Cracow Festival for Jewish Culture starts today, and will end with the legendaray Open Air at Szeroka Street next Saturday (July 6)!! www.jewishfestival.pl (or, english: www.jewishfestival.pl/index_en.php)

July 2, 2003

Yiddish Dance, Victoria, BC, Canada, Jul 2

Helen Winkler will be presenting an evening of Yiddish dance a.k.a. Eastern European Jewish Folk Dance, on the evening of July 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Address: 5990 Old West Saanich Road, Brentwood, BC

Registration Fee: $7

Depending on the weather, we'll either be dancing in a very large yurt or outside. A combination of recorded and live music will be offered.

To register contact Mary at dlowther@telus.net or phone (250) 592-5156. Space is limited, so do pre-register

July 12, 2003

Shuki & Dorit, Brookline, MA, Jul 12

Shuki & Dorit - Hebrew and Greek Singalong Saturday, July 12 At the (BCCA), 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. show & singalong Followed by music & dance For More Information call Annette at (617) 738-5038 or E- Mail SmartIsrapages@Earthlink.net

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July 24, 2003

Klezcentricy, Wash DC, Jul 24

Thursday, July 24, 7:30pm
Klezcentricity will be playing a concert at Nottoway Park in Vienna, VA -
part of Fairfax County's music in the parks series.

For one hour, starting at 7:30, we will present the pure klezcentricity of
our unique brew of Odessa underground songs and dances, nurishkeyt from
Constaninople, David and Wendy's originals, and sneak previews from an
upcoming CD project!

Bring the family - bring your dancing shoes.

Directions to Nottoway Park
(9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181)

July 27, 2003

Weimar Klez Weeks, Weimar, Germany, Jul 27 - Aug 10

I'd like to announce the Weimar Klezmer Weeks Workshops 2003, expanded to two whole weeks, from July 27 to August 10, in Weimar, Germany. There will be a special 3-day workshop concentrating on Yiddish song repertoire and style, conducted by Michael Alpert, Adrienne Cooper, Alan Bern and Marilyn Lerner, and special 3-day Yiddish danceworkshop, conducted by Zev Feldman, Michael Alpert, Brave Old World + Christian Dawid and Sanne Möricke, and finally, a week-long workshop for advanced klezmer musicians, instrumentalists only, conducted by Brave Old World, Frank London and Sophie Solomon (Oi Va Voi). Weimar is a wonderful city and the facilities for the workshop are incredible. Please check out the website for further information about this unique event. Web: www.klezmer-wochen-weimar.de

July 31, 2003

Yiddish Dance workshop, Weimar, Germany 7/31 - 8/02

Under the leadership of internationally renowned dance teachers Michael Alpert and Zev Feldman and accompanied by live klezmer music played by Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, Stuart Brotman, Christian Dawid and Sanne Mricke, this workshop will offer the first ever truly in-depth Yiddish dance learning experience in Europe. Parallel sessions for beginning and advanced dancers will ensure a minimum of "standing around" time, and two 3-hour sessions each day as well as open dances in the evenings should satiate the most ravenous dance appetites.

For further details, see www.klezmer-wochen-weimar.de/workshop_ges_engl.htm

August 19, 2003

8th Annual KlezKanada, Quebec, Canada, Aug 19-24

One of the best Klezmer/yiddish culture camps in North America is the annual "KlezKanada", held each years in the spectacular Laurentian mountains north of Montreal. Organized, in part, by the folks in Brave Old World, the program is always spectacular.

Events include lectures, a mini film festival, and of course, intensive workshops in singing, klezmer music, theatre, and dance. The "Kidz for Klez" program is also great. This is the best summer camp in the world (in fact, the event is hosted at a Jewish summer camp). Register early to get the best bunks.

Although most events start on the 20th, today is the day to arrive, get oriented, and get in some preliminary jamming.

For further information, visit the site website, www.klezkanada.com

August 29, 2003

Israeli Folk Dance celebration, NYC, Aug 29 - Sep 1

For those interested in Israeli folk music, there will be a whole weekend in Manhattan dedicated to the classic Israeli folk dances to this music, including a live band. All are welcome.

12th Annual SHORASHIM - Roots of Israeli Folk Dance

Labor Day Weekend
Fri. Aug 29-Mon. Sep 1 2003

12th Annual SHORASHIM - ROOTS OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE, Labor Day Weekend of Nostalgia on Broadway, with 3 afternoons of workshops & 4 nights of parties/marathons featuring world famous choreographer Dani Dassa, master teacher Danny Pollock (teaching classic repertoire for beginners), Ayalah Goren-Kadman of Jerusalem's Rubin Academy of Music & Dance plus other guests. Parties begin every night at at 8 pm; afternoon repertoire workshops (8/31, 9/1 with Danny Pollack) from 2-4 pm & 4-6 pm (with Dani Dassa teaching his dances). On 8/30, at 2-4 pm, there will be a special program commemorating the 100th birthday of Israel's most influential classic folk dance choreographer, Rivka Sturman z"l featuring Ayalah Goren-Kadman with Dani Dassa & Danny Pollock. Music provided by well-known dance leaders and a live band. All events in an air-conditioned professional dance studio. No pre-registration required. No partner needed.

INFORMATION: 917-207-0093
RDR@rikud.net or www.rikud.net
Sponsored by: Rikuday Dor Rishon
Location: Bridge for Dance 2726 Broadway at 104th St
Cost: Afternoon Workshops-$10; night Parties - $15;
Special reduced rate for entry to all events on the weekend-$100

September 4, 2003

Yiddish Conference, Baltimore, MD, Sep 4-7 begins

Here's why you gotta come to the Yiddish Conference in Baltimore

  1. Your friends and colleagues will be there.
  2. The networking's great.
  3. You can learn a great deal about today's world of Yiddish.
  4. You'll learn about the newest books and cds

So come on down. For particulars and to download a registration form, visit fishl kutner's site www.derbay.org. Baltimore's the place to be this September. Kumt, kinderlekh, kumt.

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October 24, 2003

Klezmeritis at Wellington Folk Fest, New Zealand, Oct 24-27

2/3 of Australian band Klezmeritis will be touring New Zealand for the second year in a row, soon under the duo guise of Gypsy Nights - Klezmer with gypsy, russian, continental, jazz, middle-eastern and tango music.

Ernie Gruner on violin, stories. Phil Carroll on accordion, ney, singing.

24 - 27 October, concerts and workshops at Wellington Folk Festival, information Sue Ikin 04 4784160 www.wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz

October 26, 2003

Gerard Edery Ensemble, Queens, NY, Oct 26

The Gerard Edery Ensemble with guest dancers, Cris Herrera and Barbara Martinez, will be presenting "Flamenco Sepharad" at Queens College this Sunday at 2 PM. This performance is part of the Jewish Music/Theatre Performances Series at the College and will be held at LeFrak Concert Hall. The cost is $10. For more information or to order tickets please call 718-793-8080.

Join master singer/guitarist Gerard Edery, oud virtuoso, George Mgrdichian, percussionist extraordinaire, Rex Benincasa, acclaimed soprano, Nell Snaidas, renowned Flamenco guitarist, Arturo Martinez, Bass/Cajon player, Sean Kupisz with the erotic Flamenco dancing of, Cristobal N. Herrera & Barbara Martinez as they present a passionate evening of music, song and dance from the Sephardic, Andalousian and Arabic worlds. The voltage is turned up in these new Flamenco arrangements of traditional repertoire and new compositions by Gerard Edery and George Mgrdichian. You wont want to miss this vibrant musical and visual evening of atmospheric vocals, flamenco guitars, world beat percussion, Spanish dance and the oriental timbres of the oud!

October 27, 2003

Fajerlech at Helsinki Klez Fest, Oct 27

Helsinki Klezmer Festival, the festival of traditional instrumental music of the Yiddish-speaking people is organized for the third time already in Finland. Savoy Theatre as its venue, the event aims to make klezmer music better known in general and to give people a possibility to get to know one of the Europes most interesting cultural traditions. Klezmer music has its roots in the medieval Europe, where the Jewish people of the Eastern Europe traveled from town to town in order to play in weddings and other events. By the end of the 18th century klezmer music had become a well-developed music style, gathering influences from the Jewish culture and from outside of it.

Nowadays klezmer music is played almost all around the world, but mostly in the United States and in Europe. Klezmer music is constantly evolving and mixing with other music styles such as jazz and pop music. In order for the style to survive it is still important that there are also bands trying to find out the origins of klezmer music and ways to maintain it as authentic as possible. The authenticity of the music will not bring back the culturally rich community that once lived in the Eastern Europe but will give the listeners a possibility to get a bit closer look at the life of the society that lived at that time.

Mon 27 October 2003 at 7 p.m.

Fajerlech (Lithuania)

Di Naye Kapelye, "The New Band" plays energetic klezmer music without forgetting traditions. Yankl Falk (vocals, clarinet) tours together with Di Naye Kapelye.

The group established in 1971 consists of 18 dancers and singers. Fajerlech depicts many-sided in its performances the past culture and life of Lithuanian - Jewish small villages. Fajerlech has been on numerous tours in best estrades in Europe for example in England,Germany, Belgium and Holland and also in Israel.

Freilach mit Kneidlach will be the house band in the evening clubs.

More information at: www.popzoo.fi/klezmer

October 31, 2003

Balkan sounds for Halloween, NYC, Oct 31

Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar and Zlatne Uste

Live Eastern European music and line dancing
Costumes and Characters Encouraged
Light Snacks Served
Bring Your Own Spirits

Friday, October 31st, 8 pm
Hungarian House
213 East 82nd St at 3rd Ave
Manhattan
$15 donation requested no one turned away
Nearest Subway: 4, 5, 6 - 86th Street Manhattan

www.zagnutcirkus.com/ balkan_halloween.pdf

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November 2, 2003

Biggest Hora - ever!, Lakewood, NJ, Nov 2

Sunday, November 2, 10am- 5pm, THE BIGGEST HORA IN HISTORY. Be a
part of history- dance in the largest Hora ever, (7,000 people
expected) and be recorded in the Guinness Book of Worlds Records as
the largest circle dance in history. The event features live music
all day as well as Israeli vendors. @ The Blue Claws Baseball Stadium
(First Energy Park)in Lakewood, NJ. Admission: Adults $3, Children
and Seniors $2. For tickets or to register to dance contact the
Jewish Federation of Ocean County: 732-363-0530 or
www.bighora.com

November 5, 2003

Feast of the East, Toronto, Ont, CA, Nov 5

graphic from lula websiteWednesday November 05
DAVID BUCHBINDER & LULA LOUNGE PRESENTATION
FEAST OF THE EAST
Wednesdays Monthly November 5. December 3. January 21 2004. February 18 2004
Dance your ass offguaranteed!

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm Balkan, Jewish+ Arabic Dance Class @ 8pm
Concert @9pm
Admission $15 Student $12
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Dinner Reservations Recommended 416.588.0307
www.lula.ca
LIVE CONCERT + COMMUNITY EVENT + DJ MEDICINEMAN + ROULETTES DANCE + DANCE CLASS + SHISHA LOUNGE

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November 19, 2003

Yad Presents, London, UK, Nov 19

Wednesday 19th November

DAKAR-PARIS CONNECTION
DAARA J

Here come the Senerap Warriors
DJs: Rita Ray + Eric Soul

Cargo
83 Rivington Street, London EC2 (Old Street/Liverpool Street tubes)
Tel: 020 7739 3440

7pm – 1am, Tickets on door £10
Advance tickets available from ticketweb.co.uk

YaD
0207 535 0251
www.yadarts.com

November 24, 2003

Klezmer Jam/dance, London, UK, Nov 24

24 November 2003 8.00pm
JMI Klezmer Jam at Lauderdale House
Led by Ilana Cravitz with dancing led by Vivi Lachs

Bring your instruments and your favourite Klezmer tunes and join North London’s first Klezmer Jam. Led by experienced players and KlezFest graduates all levels will be made welcome or just hang out and listen.

Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG 020 8348 8716
£5 (concessions £4 if you bring an instrument) on the door - Bar open from 7.30pm.

November 26, 2003

YaD Presents, London, UK, Nov 26

Wednesday 26th November

BERLIN ROAD BLOC
RUSSENDISKO featuring ROTFRONT
Russian cabaret disko fever

DJs: Yuriy Gurzhy + Lemez Lovas (Oi Va Voi)

Madame JoJo’s
8-10 Brewer Street, London W1 (Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square tubes)
Tel: 020 7734 3040

8pm – 1am, Tickets £10


YaD
0207 535 0251
www.yadarts.com

December 3, 2003

Feast of the East, Toronto, Ont, CA, Dec 3

graphic from lula websiteWednesday December 3
DAVID BUCHBINDER & LULA LOUNGE PRESENTATION
FEAST OF THE EAST
Wednesdays Monthly November 5. December 3. January 21 2004. February 18 2004
Dance your ass offguaranteed!

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm Balkan, Jewish+ Arabic Dance Class @ 8pm
Concert @9pm
Admission $15 Student $12
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Dinner Reservations Recommended 416.588.0307
www.lula.ca
LIVE CONCERT + COMMUNITY EVENT + DJ MEDICINEMAN + ROULETTES DANCE + DANCE CLASS + SHISHA LOUNGE

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December 9, 2003

YaD Presents, London, UK, Dec 9

Tuesday 9th December
UNITED NATIONS OF LONDON

TERRY HALL AND MUSHTAQ
World Roots Gig of the Year

DJs: Charlie Gillet + Rita Ray

Cargo
83 Rivington Street, London EC2 (Old Street/Liverpool Street tubes)
Tel: 020 7739 3440
7pm – 1am, Tickets on door £10

Advance tickets available from ticketweb.co.uk

YaD
0207 535 0251
www.yadarts.com

December 14, 2003

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 21, 2003

Israeli Folk Dancing / Celebrate Chanukah, NYC, Dec 21

Classic Israeli Folk Dance Hanukah Party with Live Music
Plus Sufganiot & Surprise Guest Teachers

Sunday Dec 21 2003 7PM to - 11PM

If you are in the NYC area and miss the golden oldies of Israel, come to
our biggest party of the year featuring Israeli Folk dancing in the
classic tradition with live music, sufganiot and surprise guest teachers.
Join the longest running weekly nostalgia session doing your old favorites
plus some later ones. No partner needed.

7pm Instruction; 8pm Open Session with live music.
Contribution: $10
Location: Bridge for Dance, 2726 Broadway at 104th St.
Tel:(917) 207-0093, E-mail: rdr@rikud.net, Web: www.rikud.net
Sponsored by Rikuday Dor Rishon

December 23, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-29

KlezKamp returns to CatskillsThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

To find out more about KlezKamp, see Ari Davidow's article about KlezKamp '96 or Ben Gerhon's article about KlezKamp '99

January 15, 2004

Zagnuts, NYC, Jan 15

Don't miss the biggest Balkan music event of the year! Shake off the cold with two great nights of spirited music, energetic dancing, crazy people and plenty of good eats and drinks. 36 bands! And get ready for the all the whoopla at a pre-party with New York's Own Lively Balkan Brass Band: The Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, also known as The Official Balkan Brass Band of Brooklyn (the Zagnuts will be playing for the Reopening of Brooklyn Museum's Grand Staircase on April 17th and has just received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to play music and teach dancing in Prospect Park this spring). Anywhoooooo....the Zagnuts invite you to join them at NuBlu on the night before Golden Festival starts, Thursday, January 15th. NuBlu is so Nu that I haven't been there yet. In fact, I hear that there is no sign out front, just a Blu light. So look for the Blu light and get down there and party party party like it's start of a Nu year. Or something like that. Hmm...just get there, okay?


:: THURSDAY! ::

Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar
Playing at NuBlu
Thursday, Jan 15, 11 pm
62 Ave C, NYC
between 4th and 5th Streets
www.zagnutcirkus.com
www.nublu.net

Zagnuts, Zlatne Usted and More: Balkan fest in NYC, Jan 16-17

Don't miss the biggest Balkan music event of the year! Shake off the cold with two great nights of spirited music, energetic dancing, crazy people and plenty of good eats and drinks. 36 bands! And get ready for the all the whoopla at a pre-party with New York's Own Lively Balkan Brass Band: The Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, also known as The Official Balkan Brass Band of Brooklyn (the Zagnuts will be playing for the Reopening of Brooklyn Museum's Grand Staircase on April 17th and has just received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to play music and teach dancing in Prospect Park this spring). Anywhoooooo....the Zagnuts invite you to join them at NuBlu on the night before Golden Festival starts, Thursday, January 15th. NuBlu is so Nu that I haven't been there yet. In fact, I hear that there is no sign out front, just a Blu light. So look for the Blu light and get down there and party party party like it's start of a Nu year. Or something like that. Hmm...just get there, okay?


::: FRIDAY & SATURDAY! :::

Two nights of Balkan music, dance and border-crossing celebration

The Golden Festival is New York's largest Balkan music event, with multiple stages, Balkan and Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, as well as beautiful Balkan textiles on display. From international stars to local musicians, modern Balkan stylists to folk traditionalists, over 20 bands provide hours of ecstatic listening, dancing and partying.

Friday, Jan 16 at Hungarian House
213 E 82nd St. (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave's)
Manhattan, New York
Lobby phone: (212)650-1974
Donation: $16, students $12, children (6-12) $5
7:30-8:45 pm: Balkan dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg and members of Zlatne Uste
8:45 pm-12 am: Ethnic snacks and great live music

Saturday, Jan 17 at Good Shepherd School
620 Isham (near 207th St. and B'way)
Manhattan, New York Directions
Donation: $27, students $18, children (6-12) $8

6 pm-until 3 am: The whole deal - multiple music venues, snacks, party, etc. 36 bands!

Information:
zufestival@zlatneuste.org
(718) 859-4759
www.zlatneuste.org

January 16, 2004

Zagnuts, Zlatne Usted and More: Balkan fest in NYC, Jan 16-17

Don't miss the biggest Balkan music event of the year! Shake off the cold with two great nights of spirited music, energetic dancing, crazy people and plenty of good eats and drinks. 36 bands! And get ready for the all the whoopla at a pre-party with New York's Own Lively Balkan Brass Band: The Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, also known as The Official Balkan Brass Band of Brooklyn (the Zagnuts will be playing for the Reopening of Brooklyn Museum's Grand Staircase on April 17th and has just received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to play music and teach dancing in Prospect Park this spring). Anywhoooooo....the Zagnuts invite you to join them at NuBlu on the night before Golden Festival starts, Thursday, January 15th. NuBlu is so Nu that I haven't been there yet. In fact, I hear that there is no sign out front, just a Blu light. So look for the Blu light and get down there and party party party like it's start of a Nu year. Or something like that. Hmm...just get there, okay?


::: FRIDAY & SATURDAY! :::

Two nights of Balkan music, dance and border-crossing celebration

The Golden Festival is New York's largest Balkan music event, with multiple stages, Balkan and Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, as well as beautiful Balkan textiles on display. From international stars to local musicians, modern Balkan stylists to folk traditionalists, over 20 bands provide hours of ecstatic listening, dancing and partying.

Friday, Jan 16 at Hungarian House
213 E 82nd St. (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave's)
Manhattan, New York
Lobby phone: (212)650-1974
Donation: $16, students $12, children (6-12) $5
7:30-8:45 pm: Balkan dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg and members of Zlatne Uste
8:45 pm-12 am: Ethnic snacks and great live music

Saturday, Jan 17 at Good Shepherd School
620 Isham (near 207th St. and B'way)
Manhattan, New York Directions
Donation: $27, students $18, children (6-12) $8

6 pm-until 3 am: The whole deal - multiple music venues, snacks, party, etc. 36 bands!

Information:
zufestival@zlatneuste.org
(718) 859-4759
www.zlatneuste.org

January 21, 2004

Feast of the East, Toronto, Ont, CA, Jan 21

graphic from lula websiteWednesday January 21
DAVID BUCHBINDER & LULA LOUNGE PRESENTATION
FEAST OF THE EAST
Dance your ass offguaranteed!

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm Balkan, Jewish+ Arabic Dance Class @ 8pm
Concert @9pm
Admission $15 Student $12
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Dinner Reservations Recommended 416.588.0307
www.lula.ca
LIVE CONCERT + COMMUNITY EVENT + DJ MEDICINEMAN + ROULETTES DANCE + DANCE CLASS + SHISHA LOUNGE

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February 18, 2004

Feast of the East, Toronto, Ont, CA, Feb 18

graphic from lula websiteWednesday February 18
DAVID BUCHBINDER & LULA LOUNGE PRESENTATION
FEAST OF THE EAST
Dance your ass offguaranteed!

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm Balkan, Jewish+ Arabic Dance Class @ 8pm
Concert @9pm
Admission $15 Student $12
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Dinner Reservations Recommended 416.588.0307
www.lula.ca
LIVE CONCERT + COMMUNITY EVENT + DJ MEDICINEMAN + ROULETTES DANCE + DANCE CLASS + SHISHA LOUNGE

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February 20, 2004

Klezmerque, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 20-22

A Southwestern celebration of Klezmer music and dance into
the 21st century: featuring a weekend of concerts, dance
parties, classes and lectures on the music and dance of the
Eastern European Jewish People. February 20th through
February 22nd, 2004.
This year's featured performer: Margot Leverett, world-
renown virtuoso Klezmer clarinetist and saxophonist.
Presented by Congregation Nahalat Shalom (Inheritance of
Peace congregation) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Friday, February 20th, 6:30 pm: Freylekhe Shabbes featuring
a 'danced' Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a potluck
vegetarian dinner (7:00) then a concert (7:30) with our
featured guest artist Margot Leverett and dancing to live
Klezmer music with ABQ's own: The Rebbe's Orkestra and
Margot Leverett. Yiddish dances lead by Rikud dance troupe
and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb. ($10.00 - suggested donation).

All events held at: Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd.
NW (between Candelaria & Griegos), ABQ, NM
Mailing Address: PO Box 40723, Albuquerque, NM 87196-0723
Phone: (505) 343-8227, WEB: www.nahalatshalom.org
Event coordinator: Beth Cohen, E-mail:
cohenedmunds@netzero.net, Phone: (505) 243-6276

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February 24, 2004

La Regla, London, UK, Feb 24

La Regla - Berlin’s famous Latin Party comes to London

Tuesday 24 February

Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ

Free before 8pm, £5 after, £3 concessions

March 6, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Mar 6

Yiddishe Cup
Sat. March 6, 7:15 p.m., Park Synagogue, Purim, Cleveland Hts. Free.

March 8, 2004

Moshikop, London, UK, Mar 8

Catch the wonderful Moshikop on the following dates:

Moshikop features a mesmerizing blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, along the lines of Morcheeba or the Gotan project, with a Middle Eastern slant!

Monday 8 March:

Costa Urbana at the Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ

Free before 8pm, £5 after, £3 concessions

First 3 people to email maria@yadarts.com get in for free, next 10 on concession list

March 14, 2004

I Remember Klezmer, Bryn Mawr, PA, Mar 14

You're Invited! Come! Shmooze! Eat! Dance!
Get your klezmer freak on!

Elaine Hoffman Watts and Susan Watts
the dysfunctional mother-daughter duo
proudly announce the birth of their CD
I Remember Klezmer-The Art of Klezmer Drumming

Please be our guest on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at 5pm at
The Point, 880 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-527-0988
www.atthepoint.com
and help celebrate this auspicious occasion.

Musicians: Please bring your instrument as we will be rocking the hell out of Bryn Mawr the Philly Klezmer Way!

Questions? E-mail Susan Watts Hoffman.

March 16, 2004

Moshikop, London, UK, Mar 16

Catch the wonderful Moshikop on the following dates:

Moshikop features a mesmerizing blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, along the lines of Morcheeba or the Gotan project, with a Middle Eastern slant!

Tuesday 16 March, 8:30pm

Private showcase at Momo, Heddon St - Guests only.

First 5 people who email maria@yadarts.com will be put on the exclusive guest list.

March 21, 2004

Strauss/Warschauer Duo, NYC, Mar 21

Join the Strauss/Warschauer Duo at Satalla for an exciting concert that will include newly discovered repertoire, brand new arrangements and perennial favorites. Yiddish dance set to follow, led by Deborah Strauss.

Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 7 PM

Admission: $12

:::::: S A T A L L A ::::::
37 West 26th St. NYC
:::: 212.576.1155 :::::
Satalla.com :::: home

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Joel Rubin and friends in dance+concert, Ithaca, NY, Mar 21

Jewish Studies at Ithaca College to host big-time Klezmer
collaboration:

On Sunday, March 21st at 7:30 pm the Ithaca College Klezmorim, under
the direction of Dr. Peter Rothbart, will perform a concert for
listening and dancing at Emerson Suites on the Ithaca College Campus.
They will be joined and led by world-renowned klezmer clarinetist Joel
Rubin
and his Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble. Yiddish dance
expert Roey Mendel will teach and lead klezmer dance before and during
the concert.

Contact: Aron Gutman agutman@ithaca.edu or 607-274-7001.


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March 27, 2004

Moshiko, London, UK, Mar 27

Catch the wonderful Moshikop on the following dates:

Moshikop features a mesmerizing blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, along the lines of Morcheeba or the Gotan project, with a Middle Eastern slant!

Saturday 27 March, 8.00pm

Supporting Celloman at the Spitz, 109 Commercial St. Old Spitalfields Market. London. E1 6BG

Tickets £12/£10 adv

2 free tickets to be given out to first two to email maria@yadarts.com

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.

April 14, 2004

Klezmerwelten 2004 opens, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Apr 14 - May 2

The Kulturreferat of the city of Gelsenkirchen runs the festival 'Klezmerwelten 2004' from April 14 - May 2

The program includes some interesting activities, and even cooperation, of listers Josh Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Steve Weintraub, Sanne Möricke, Christian Dawid

For details check www.klezmerwelten.de

April 18, 2004

Klezmerwelten 2004, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Apr 18

The Kulturreferat of the city of Gelsenkirchen runs the festival 'Klezmerwelten 2004' from April 14 - May 2

Klezmerwelten Gelsenkirchen presents:
FRI APRIL 16 lecture "Joshua talks Klezmer" with Josh Horowitz
SAT APRIL 17 concert Veretski Pass
SUN APRIL 18 concert Khupe, dancing led by Steve Weintraub
WED APRIL 21 dance workshop with Steve Weintraub, music by Veretski Pass

Khupe and Veretski Pass will also sincerely try to mess up each other's sets... There's an instrumental workshop and more concerts by fabulous Willy Schwarz, Bente Kahan and others...

For details check www.klezmerwelten.de

April 21, 2004

Klezmerwelten 2004, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Apr 21

The Kulturreferat of the city of Gelsenkirchen runs the festival 'Klezmerwelten 2004' from April 14 - May 2

Klezmerwelten Gelsenkirchen presents:
FRI APRIL 16 lecture "Joshua talks Klezmer" with Josh Horowitz
SAT APRIL 17 concert Veretski Pass
SUN APRIL 18 concert Khupe, dancing led by Steve Weintraub
WED APRIL 21 dance workshop with Steve Weintraub, music by Veretski Pass

Khupe and Veretski Pass will also sincerely try to mess up each other's sets... There's an instrumental workshop and more concerts by fabulous Willy Schwarz, Bente Kahan and others...

For details check www.klezmerwelten.de

April 30, 2004

OiVaVoi, Bergen, Norway, Apr 30

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Bergen Festival,
Bergen, Norway

May 2, 2004

Casco Bay Tummlers, Cambridge, MA, May 2

Casco Bay Tummlers

Klezmer, Old & New
Balkan, Jewish, Greek & Israeli Dancing

All Asia Cafe
334 Mass Ave.
Central Sq.
Cambridge, MA
May 2, 2004
2:00 4:30
$5 (suggested)
For more information:
(617) 497-1544 (cafe)
gruve@maine.rr.com (band)

May 6, 2004

Eastern European and New Orleans Dance Music, NYC, May 6

PIEROGIES AND PO-BOYS:
A NIGHT OF EASTERN EUROPEAN AND NEW ORLEANS DANCE MUSIC AT
THE BAGGOT INN, NEW YORK

May 6
7 pm - The Village Klezmer Quintet; 8 pm The Gold
Sparkle Brass Band; 9 pm Romashka, the NYC Gypsy Dance
Party Band.

Baggot Inn, 82 W. 3rd Street, bet. Thompson and Sullivan
tel: (212) 477-0622
www.baggotinn.com/baggot.html

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May 7, 2004

OiVaVoi, May 7, Brussels, Belgium

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Les Nuit Botaniques Festival,
Brussels, Belgium

May 8, 2004

Dancing, Klezmer, instruction, Philadelphia, PA, May 8

Yiddish dancing instruction and Klezmer performance

Saturday night, May 8, at Old Pine Community Center, 4th and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, PA, at 8 p.m. we welcome Michael Alpert, Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Mayer, Susan Watts, Elaine Hoffman-Watts and Brian Bender.

As the closing event of a Shabbaton devoted to "Rediscovery and Reconnection" with Michael, Sruli and Lisa, it will bring the spirit of KlezKanada/KlezKamp to Philadelphia with instruction in Yiddish dance and plenty of music. Admission $18 at the door. Complimentary tickets available for students by calling the Synagogue, (215) 922-6590.

Yarmulkazi, Providence, RI, May 8

Yarmulkazi, Brown University's klezmer band, is having their CD-Release Concert for "Out of the Klezet!"

Saturday, May 8, 9 pm, Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 80 Brown St., Providence

Free music, food, and dance!!!

May 9, 2004

Sruli and Lisa, NYC, May 9

Come celebrate Lag B'Omer with Sruli and Lisa!

"Lag B'Omer" Concert and Dance Party
with Sruli and Lisa's Klezssidic Jam Band!
Sunday, May 9
7pm

Satalla
37 West 26th St.
(6th/Broadway)
212.576.1155
Admission $12

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OiVaVoi, Cambridge, UK, May 9

band logo
Oi Va Voi
The Fez Club
Cambridge
£6
Tel: 07881 460 713

May 11, 2004

OiVaVoi, Brighton, UK, May 11

band logo Oi Va Voi Concorde 2 Brighton £8 Tel: 01273 772 770

May 13, 2004

OiVaVoi, London, UK, May 13

band logo Oi Va Voi Jazz Cafe Camden, London £15 Tel: 08701 500 044

May 15, 2004

OiVaVoi, Stavanger, Norway, May 15

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Stavanger Maijazz Festival,
Stavanger, Norway

May 16, 2004

OiVaVoi, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 16

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Oerol Festival,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 23, 2004

Adrianne Greenbaum, Jason Rosenblatt, NYC, May 23

Jason Rosenblatt and Adrianne Greenbaum of Shtreiml and FleytMuzik hope that y'all will come down to Satalla and spend a blast of an evening with us on May 23 at 7:00. Dancing to be sure, we promise! And CD's a-plenty....

Located at:
37 West 26th St.
(6th/Broadway)
212.576.1155
Parking is fairly easy for the patient, and not so difficult for the not-so-patient...

Visit www.satalla.com for further info. Only $12 cover for the entire evening! (+ a minimal food/drink cover as well...)

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May 26, 2004

OiVaVoi, Seville, Spain, May 26

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Territorios Festival,
Seville, Spain

May 28, 2004

OiVaVoi, Seville, Spain May 28

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Territorios Festival,
Seville, Spain

May 31, 2004

OiVaVoi, Hay on Wye, UK, May 31

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Hay Festival,
Hay on Wye, UK

June 12, 2004

Klezfest, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 12-16

KLEZFEST ST. PETERSBURG 2004

The Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St.
Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2004,"
an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern
European Jewry, to be held June 12-16, 2004 in St. Petersburg,
Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg via fax at (+7-812) 314-5117, or e-mail Alexander Frenkel.

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June 15, 2004

OiVaVoi, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jun 15

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Paradiso,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 17, 2004

OiVaVoi, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Jun 17

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Doomroosje,
Nijmegen, Netherlands

June 19, 2004

OiVaVoi, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Jun 19

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Rotterdam Rhythm,
Rotterdam, Netherlands

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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Jewish Music & Cultural Festival, Syracuse, NY, Jun 20

The Jewish Music & Cultural Festival (formerly KlezFest)
will take place on Sunday, June 20, 2004 at Clinton Square
in Syracuse, NY. It is FREE! Headliners are "Margot
Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys," "Simply Tsfat" from
Israel, and "Sruli and Lisa's Children's Workshop," plus
outstanding regional performers. Children's Workshop
starts at 10 AM; the festival runs to 5 PM. Vendor items
and ethnic, kosher food will be for sale.

Syracuse Jewish Federation
tel: 315-445-0161
klezfest@yahoo.com

www.sjfed.org/klezfest

June 24, 2004

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Skokie, IL, Jun 24

Chicago Children's MuseumMaxwell Street Klezmer Band
June 24 2004
Thursday 7:30 PM Concert and Dinner Dance
Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point Rd., Skokie, IL (847) 982-1400
$16 PP minimum order, no cover charge, reservations recommended

June 28, 2004

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp, Jun 28-Jul 2

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp
June 28-July 2, 2004

Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the lush 300+ acre campus of Albuquerque Academy, this weeklong workshop features Veretski Pass, including tsimbalist and accordianist Josh Horowitz, fiddler Cookie Segelstein, and Stu Brotman on bass. This year we are offering optional afternoon classes including 2 sessions of Yiddish dance, a lecture and slide show on 18th and 19th C. Yiddish life, and a film screening and discussion. You can also hike on our private wilderness tract and on the many acres of public land nearby. Or you may want to explore the cultural resources of the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area.

This class is open to anyone who can play simple tunes on their instrument. You do not have to read music or be familiar with Klezmer style. We encourage both solo players and existing ensembles to participate. Class will run daily from 9 AM until noon with optional afternoon programs as describged above. $210.

The week will conclude with a student concert, and a concert by Cookie, Josh and Stu on Friday evening.

This weeklong workshop could be a great start or end to a southwestern summer vacation or a vacation unto itself.

For more information contact Danny Packer at (505) 828-3361, or packer@aa.edu. To register, contact the Albuquerque Academy Summer session at (505) 858-8811.

July 11, 2004

OiVaVoi, Perugia, Italy, Jul 11

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Umbria Jazz,
Perugia, Italy
www.umbriajazz.com

July 16, 2004

OiVaVoi, Dour, Belgium, Jul 16

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Dour Festival,
Dour, Belgium

July 18, 2004

OiVaVoi, Istanbul, Turkey, Jul 18

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Istanbul Jazz Festival,
Istanbul, Turkey

July 31, 2004

OiVaVoi, Malvern, UK, Jul 31

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Big Chill Festival,
Malvern, UK

August 3, 2004

Gerard Edery, Sarah Aroeste, NYC, Aug 3

Sarah AroesteGerard Edery and Sarah Aroeste
Tuesday, August 3rd
Makor, NYC
35 West 67th Street
Gerard Edery at 8 PM!
Sara Aroeste 9:30 PM
Tickets $12
More info: www.makor.org or 212.413.8889

August 8, 2004

KlezFest, London, UK, Aug 8-12

'JMI Summer Academy'
at London University 1 - 12 August 2004

KlezFest London 2004
Sunday 8 - Thursday 12 August

JMI's annual Klezmer Academy - a structured and stimulating course of
workshops in Klezmer music song and dance - origins, style, ornamentation
and repertoire for amateur and professional singers, dancers and
instrumentalists. Course Director, Alan Bern of Brave Old World with a
faculty of Klezmer luminaries such as Michael Alpert, Deborah Strauss, Jeff
Warschauer, Josh Dolgin, Sophie Solomon, Zalmen Mlotek and others give
vocal, instrumental and ensemble tuition, also masterclasses for existing
bands. Make new friends in the Klezmer family and jam on into the night.

JMI Klezmer and Yiddish Academy Course fees

Ot Azoy! £265 (students £165) early booking discount £15 if booked by 31 May
KlezFest £265 (students £165) early booking discount £15 if booked by 31 May
If doing both courses a discount of £40 (student £30) applies

Hotel and University accommodation can be arranged

More details:
E-mail Jewish Music Institute or
Tel 020 8909 2445
Fax 020 8909 1030

Registration on Website www.jmi.org.uk

OiVaVoi, Budapest, Hungary, Aug 8

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Sziget Festival,
Budapest, Hungary

August 15, 2004

5th Annual KlezFest, Kiev, Ukraine, Aug 15-20

Come Celebrate the Rebirth of Klezmer Music in the Former Soviet
Union at the Fifth Annual KlezFest, Ukraine!

August 15-20, 2004
Kiev, Ukraine

klezmer.com.ua/events/info5.php

August 20, 2004

OiVaVoi, Belgium, Aug 20

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Pukkelpop Festival,
Belgium

August 22, 2004

OiVaVoi, Exeter, UK, Aug 22

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Beautiful Days Festival,
Exeter, UK

August 23, 2004

9th KlezKanada, Quebec, Canada, Aug 23-29

Musicians begin today

One of the best Klezmer/yiddish culture camps in North America is the annual "KlezKanada", held each years in the spectacular Laurentian mountains north of Montreal. Organized, in part, by the folks in Brave Old World, the program is always spectacular.

Events include lectures, a mini film festival, and of course, intensive workshops in singing, klezmer music, theatre, and dance. The "Kidz for Klez" program is also great. This is the best summer camp in the world (in fact, the event is hosted at a Jewish summer camp). Register early to get the best bunks.

Although most events start on Wednesday, the 25th, musicians should arrive this morning with the first workshops scheduled for this afternoon. Today is the day to arrive, get oriented, and get in some preliminary jamming.

For further information, visit the site website, www.klezkanada.com

August 25, 2004

Yidish-Vokh 2004, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

August 26, 2004

OiVaVoi, Venlo, the Netherlands, Aug 26

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Venlo Festival,
Venlo, Netherlands

August 28, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Chicago, IL Aug 28

Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste
Sat.-Sun. August 28th-29th
Chicago, IL
3 PM both days
Genesis at the Crossroads
"From the Middle-East to the Midwest"
Outdoor Music Festival
Block 37, Downtown Chicago (corner of State & Randolph)
More info: www.gatc.org or 312-927-2746

August 29, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Chicago, IL, Aug 29

Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste
Sat.-Sun. August 28th-29th
Chicago, IL
3 PM both days
Genesis at the Crossroads
"From the Middle-East to the Midwest"
Outdoor Music Festival
Block 37, Downtown Chicago (corner of State & Randolph)
More info: www.gatc.org or 312-927-2746

September 10, 2004

OiVaVoi, Belgium, Sep 10

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Krakrick Festival,
Belgium

December 26, 2004

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31, 2004

Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

April 6, 2005

Klez Dispensers w/Pete Sokolow, NYC, Apr 6

Klez Dispensers featuring Pete Sokolow
A swinging night of American klezmer and Yiddish swing with vocalist Susan Watts and pianist Pete Sokolow in one of New York's most jivin' old-time cabaret clubs; plenty of raunchy swing, raucous bulgars, and generally whatever it takes to set your toukus in motion.

Wednesday, April 6th, 9 PM
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St. (East Village)
$5
www.slipperroom.com

April 10, 2005

Wholesale Klezmer @ NEFFA, Natick, MA, Apr 10

The Wholesale Klezmer Band
Sunday, April 10
at 1:15 pm
Music for traditional Yiddish dancing with instruction
NEFFA Festival
Auditorium Stage
Natick High School
15 West St.
Natick, MA

The NEFFA festival lasts the whole weekend. Tickets are available for 1, 2 or all 3 days. For more information, see: www.neffa.org

April 15, 2005

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Apr 15

event poster

Sunday 20th March 4pm – 1am

Oi Va Voi present

Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism

Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
4pm – 1a.m. Free before 5pm, £5 after.

Oi Va Voi & friends proudly present the second in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer shakedowns at the NHAC. Exclusive new music from Oi Va Voi plus other live acts on stage, special guest musicians, sound/art/poetry/circus/puppet theatre/video installations for the Proletariat featuring state artists Moshikop, Adrian Philpott, Zoe Klinger and Liz Strachan; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Lemez Lovas, Max Reinhardt, Starets & Siberian DK Heretic sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til the phat politburo sings. Early evening come to feed your soul with borscht 'n' blinis in the Soviet kitschen, explore Marxist dialectic over the chess boards and escape the capitalist running dogs for a few revolutionary moments in the Kinodrom with award-winning Czech, Russian and Bosnian shorts plus a feast of new and classic animation in the legendary Jan Svankmajer style. All Power to the Soviets... and it's free before five...

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat

May 3, 2005

Klezmer-style contra dance, Cambridge, MA, May 3

Klezmer-Style Contra Dance with open band
May 3, 2005
8:00 - 10:30 pm
In MIT's Walker Memorial Hall: Morss Dining Hall (142 Memorial Drive at Ames Street, Cambridge MA, just east of the main MIT campus complex)

Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: 'ContraKlez' with John Chambers & Friends, Sit-In musicians Welcome

Yiddish dance expert Jacob Bloom will lead a night of Klezmer-dance-influenced contra dancing. John Chambers will lead the band 'ContraKlez', and sit-in musicians are welcome to bring an instrument and join the band. All dances are taught, and beginners are welcome.

Suggested donation $5 general, $3 students, free for MIT/Wellesley students.

Sponsored by the MIT Folk Dance Club
tel: (617) 253-FOLK (recorded info line)
Cambridge, MA mit.edu/fdc

May 15, 2005

Radio Gagarin, London, May 15

event poster

Oi Va Voi and friends present

Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism

Sunday 15th May 6pm – 1am
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. @pound;5.

After March’s total roadblock, Radio Gagarin is back with the second in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer socialist shakedowns at the NHAC. The Commissar pledges exclusive new music from Oi Va Voi plus special guest musicians Moshikop and Pinedrop, Siberian throat singer, Chyskyyrai, straight from the steppes, sound/art/poetry/circus/puppet theatre/video installations for the Proletariat featuring state artists Adrian Philpott, Zoe, Liz, Josephine and Sara; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Lemez Lovas, Max Reinhardt, Starets & special Siberian guest DK Heretic sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’ the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come to feed your soul with borscht 'n' blinis in the Soviet kitschen and take a rest from your fight for Revolutionary Determinism, for a few counter-rev moments in the Kinodrom with award-winning Czech, Russian and Bosnian shorts plus a feast of new and classic animation in the legendary Jan Svankmajer style. Long live the memory of our fallen comrades at Kronstadt...

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat.
www.yadarts.com

June 9, 2005

Golem gets married!, NYC, Jun 9

golem gets married!In the Catskills mock wedding tradition...
Golem gets married!

Klezmer-rock sensation Golem
requests the honor of your presence at its wedding
on Thursday, the ninth of June
at the Knitting Factory Tap Room
Ceremony at 7pm sharp
Immediately followed by the most insane reception you have ever witnessed... it's a real Golem wedding, and you don't even have to bring a gift!

Drink and dance your tuches off to a wild hora, plus Golem's versions of the covers you've always wanted to hear us play, from Brick House to the Tide is High, Superfreak to Stand By Your Man... and you never know whom you might meet???

R.S.V.P. www.knittingfactory.com, tel. 212-219-3132. Wedding cake included!
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door: reserve now!
*******Formal Attire please

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 14, 2005

So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, Washington, DC, Jun 14

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

June 14
Velvet Lounge
915 U Street N. W. Washington, DC
10PM, $10

202 462-3213
www.velvetloungedc.com

June 16, 2005

DJ So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, NYC, Jun 16

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

June 16: Rocks Off Concert Cruise
- This cruise will leave from SkyPort Marina, 23rd Street & FDR (east Side)
NYC
7PM, $20 adv/$25 dos

www.rocksoff.com/events/

June 17, 2005

DJ So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, Northampton, MA, Jun 17

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

June 17
The Iron Horse
20 Center St.
Northampton MA
9:30PM, $10 adv/$13 dos

413.584.0610
www.iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp

June 18, 2005

DJ So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, Cambridge, MA, Jun 18

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

June 18: The Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass. Ave., below Cambridge Common Restaurant
Cambridge MA
9PM, $10

(617-547-0759)

June 22, 2005

So Called, Chicago, IL, Jun 22

MC Socalled, with Human Beat Box Yuri Lane

8:00 Wednesday June 22nd @
Crush
2843 N. Halsted, Chicago

$10 in advance
$15 at the door
Tickets online

kfarcenter logo
borscht series logoThis event kicks off our new series, BORSCHT! showcasing DJ's, MC's and Slam Poets exploring their Jewish heritage with cutting edge, hip hop style. It's Beat Culture with Beet Flavah!

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July 13, 2005

Balkan Beat Box, NYC, Jul 13

Balkan Beat Box will perform for their hometown fans when they stop by Joe's Pub July 13. Balkan Beat Box is spending the summer touring Europe and Israel before returning to the US for release of their eponymous debut CD September 20th on JDub Records.

Wednesday, July 13th
Joe's Pub
425 LAFAYETTE STREET
2 shows: 7:30 & 9:30PM
$15 advance, $20 at the door*

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July 23, 2005

Weimar Klezmer Wochen, Germany, Jul 23 - Aug 18

part of the Weimar Klezmer Wochen logo
The Weimar Klezmer Wochen, runs this year from July 23 through August 18 in Weimar, Germany.

The Weimar workshops are for experienced musicians who enjoy learning by ear, small class sizes, and intensive focus. Most of the classes are team-taught in an atmosphere of musical and intellectual exploration. The evenings are dedicated to public jam sessions and dances in the cafes and markets of Weimar. The student body is truly international, coming from all over Europe, North America, and even Asia. For more information about the individual workshops, faculty, dates, costs, etc., please visit our website. Thanks!

www.klezmer-wochen-weimar.de

July 24, 2005

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, July 24

event poster

Oi Va Voi and friends present

Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism

Sunday 24th July 6pm – 1am
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. @pound;5.

After another total roadblock, Radio Gagarin is back with the next in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer socialist shakedowns at the NHAC. The Commissar pledges exclusive new music from Oi Va Voi plus special guests, performance and djs.

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat.
www.yadarts.com

August 21, 2005

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 21-28

KlezKanada logoIt's the 10th anniversary of a great klezmer gathering. Musicians gather on the 21st, everyone else on the 24th.

We'll post more details here as they come together towards the event.

For further information visit the KlezKanada website, www.klezkanada.com

The 2004 weblog is at www.klezmershack.com/klezkanada/

September 18, 2005

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Sep 18

Sunday 18th September 6pm – 1am
Oi Va Voi and friends present
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

After their third successive roadblock, Radio Gagarin is back with the latest in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer mash-ups at the NHAC.

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat.

www.yadarts.com

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Balkan Beat Box, Golem, Chicago, IL, Sep 18

Golem and Balkan Beat Box
Wild Hare, 3530 N. Clark
Chicaco, IL
8:00pm Doors, Sunday September 18th, 2005
$12 (tickets online
Presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center and the City of Chicago World Music Festival
www.kfarcenter.org or 773.550.1543
E-mail Adam Davis, Director, KFAR Jewish Arts Center
kfarcenter logo

September 20, 2005

Shtetlbusters, NYC, Sep 20

Jewish music and heritage festival
ShtetlbustersShtetlbusters: A Smorgasbord of Music and Performance

14th street Y
344 E. 14th St @ 1st Ave
7:00pm
Tickets: $8 BUY TIX

For One Night Only! Shtetlbusters features an unlikely coupling of the irreverent and the pious. Hosted by Scotty the Blue Bunny, who will guide you on a journey into the shtick sensibility. With performances by Shoshi, Corie Feiner, Michael Feldman and more. Gypsy dance DJ set by Nat Rahav aka DJ Busquelo.

www.14StreetY.org

Israeli Hip Hop Party, NYC, Sep 20

Jewish music and heritage festival Modular Moods presents Chavlaz: Israeli Hip Hop Party - an evening with DJ Handler Leopard Lounge 248 5th St at 2nd Ave 9:00pm FREE Event with open bar

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September 22, 2005

NYJMHF: Oi Va Voi and Balkan Beat Box, NYC, Sep 22

Jewish music and heritage festival
Oi Va VoiOi Va Voi & Balkan Beat Box
8:00pm
Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door - BUY TIX

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September 24, 2005

NYJMHF: Modular Moods, NYC, Sep 24

Jewish music and heritage festival
Modular Moods introduces the Sounds of the East with Sarah Aroeste, Michal Cohen, Eyal Maoz and DJ Handler

Saturday, September 24th
Joe’s Pub, New York City
425 Lafayette Street
6:30 PM Sharp
Doors open at 6:00
Tickets: $15
For more info & to purchase tix visit: www.joespub.com

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NYJMHF: Push! Push!, NYC, Sep 24

Jewish music and heritage festival
Push! Push!

Saturday, September 24th
Makor
35 W. 67th St
8:00 PM
Tickets: $12
www.makor.com

...A frenetic monthly international music, dance and noise-art circus rave-up!
Luminescent Orchestrii celebrate their new CD release with...
Hungry March Band, Outernational & surprise DJs

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November 14, 2005

SoCalled Matze Mambo, Paris, France, Nov 24

posterJuMu, label Nu Juwish Music, presente :

SoCalled en concert
(première partie Estelle Goldfarb)

"SoCalled Matze Mambo" : hip-hop Yiddish

Le jeudi 24 novembre 2005
a L'ALIMENTATION GENERALE a 20h
64 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 Paris
Metro Parmentier
Tarif : 12 euros (réduit 10 euros)
http://www.alimentation-generale.abcsalles.com/

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November 19, 2005

Tubapalooza 4, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 19

Saturday Nov 19th
Tubapalooza with Slavic Soul Party, The Beat Circus and the East River
Orchestra!
@ ZEBULON
258 Wythe Ave
Williamsburg Brooklyn
http://www.zebuloncafeconcert.com

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November 27, 2005

Klezmer Nutcracker, Queens, NY, Nov 27

"A Klezmer Nutcracker"
November 27, 2005
2:00 PM
Tickets: $10 all seats

Children's Professional Series. Featuring the Amy Marshall
Dance Co. A full ballet blending the triumphant work of
Tchaikovsky with the spirited Klezmer arrangement of Shirim,
the Chanukah story has been woven into a humorous,
heart-warming adventure.

Queensborough Community College
tel: 718-631-6311
portal.cuny.edu/portal/site/cuny/index.jsp?epi-content=GENERIC&epiproxymethod=get&viewID=epiproxybanner&beanID=1708558607&epiproxyrealurl=http%3A%2F%2F66.212.81.77%2FeventDetail.asp%3FEventId%3D7305

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Nov 27

Sunday 27th November 6pm – 1am
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

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December 4, 2005

Klezmer Kelidh, London, UK, Dec 4

The Klezmer-Keilidh of THE YEAR...

Hanuke-Hopkele!

Sunday 4th December 2005
7-11pm

Featuring Internationally Renowned Specialist Klezmer
Dance Leaders:

Andreas Schmitges - All the way from Cologne, Germany!
With Live Klezmer from "FDT Klezmorim"
Vivi Lachs and a Live Klezmer set from "Klezmer Klub"

Central Synagogue, 40 Hallam Street, London W1
(nearest tubes: Oxford Circus/Regents Park)


£12.50 (£7 concs) including a bagel! Advance Tickets - £1
discount!!


All ages and dancing abilities welcome. Call 020 8985 3724
or email: icravitz@hotmail.com

December 12, 2005

Strauss-Warschauer+Columbia U. Klezmer, NYC, Dec 12

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song opens its 2005-2006 series on Monday, December 12, 2005, 8:00 PM, with a klezmer concert and Yiddish dance party featuring the Strauss/Warschauer Duo and the Columbia Klezmer Band.

The concert of traditional and original klezmer music and Yiddish songs will be followed by dance instruction and a dance party.

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive) in New York City. No tickets necessary.

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December 17, 2005

Chanukah Klezmer Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 17

band in concertChanukah Klezmer Extravaganza:
benefit concert and Chanukah party for
the Jewish Dialogue Group and
Congregation Kol Tzedek, West Philly's new synagogue

The Rotunda, 4012 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, December 17, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

For more information: Visit www.jewishdialogue.org,
e-mail The Jewish Dialogue Group, or call 215-266-1218.

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December 18, 2005

DJ SoCalled, "Yo Chanuka", NYC, Dec 18

posterYo Chanuka! Yo Chanuka!
Starring DJ So-Called

WC/AR
45 E. 33rd St. (bet. Madison & Park Ave.)
Sunday, Dec 18, 6-9pm

* Dancing, food, Yiddish hip hop
* Magic performance with a Yiddish twist!
* Chanukah treats and drinks!
* Comedy skit!

$5 plus a food or clothing or toy donation to benefit the needy
Please RSVP: 212 889 6800 x215

A Khanike Celebration (with dancing!), Rockville, MD, Dec 18

JCC Café K Presents A Khanike Celebration:
Kvetchn nit, Zayt freylakh! (Don't Complain, Be Happy!)

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington's Café Kasrilevke will present a special Khanike program titled "With Joy and Dignity, the Jewish Way of Dancing" on Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Steven Weintraub, "The Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance" will demonstrate and teach participants Yiddish dances, and lead a traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles with the sounds of beautiful Khanike music.

Don't miss this exciting evening celebrating Yiddish dance and the Festival of Lights. Admission is $6 for JCC, Yiddish of Greater Washington and Workmen's Circle members, and $9 for the general public. Reservations are not required. For more information call Lynn Gittleson at 301-348-3840. The JCC is located at 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, MD.

Café Kasrilevke is co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington
and Workmen's Circle

December 22, 2005

Dance leader workshop, NYC, Dec 22

In response to a real shortage of dance leaders on the Klezmer scene, Steve Weintraub, in cooperation with Living Traditions, is offering a quick crash course in Yiddish dance leading. Learn a philosophical and practical approach to getting people up and dancing and having a good time in traditionally grounded manner.

Steve Weintraub is a well known dance master at KlezKamp and other festivals, and has been described as a "Jewish Pied Piper" for his ability to get all sorts of people dancing like they never knew they could.

Steve will share practical techniques for successfully leading various dance figures and styles. This will be a hands-on workshop; participants should be prepared to dance and lead one another. It's suggested that participants bring a bandana or clean handkerchief as well.

The workshop will be held in NYC on Thursday 22 December

>From 5:30 to 9:30
(There will be a half hour dinner break. Please bring your own food; there are a number of delis nearby)

At the Workmen's Circle building
45 East 33rd Street, near Park Avenue
Fee: $40 per person (check or cash)

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE
(So that if there are any changes, you can be notified)

Register by or by telephone 708-359-8772

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 24, 2005

Balkan Beat Box, Brooklyn, NY, Dec 24

Sat, Dec 24
JDub, Brooklyn Jews, JFJ, and PJA Present:

Jewltide
Featuring BALKAN BEAT BOX and special guests
Part of the Festival of Rights

Southpaw
125 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
$15 advance, $20 day of show, 18+
Tickets at spsounds.com

December 25, 2005

Israeli Folk Dance Hanukah Party, NYC, Dec 25

Israeli Folk Dance Hanukah Party
with Live Music, Sufganiot

& Guest Teacher of basic classics
ALAN BLOOM

Sunday Dec. 25 2005

Teaching Session 7pm
Party & Live Music 8pm

The musical ensemble led by ROSE & MEIR BEER will usher in the first night of Hanukah for our biggest party of the year including Israeli folk classics by request.

Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway at 104th St.
Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net
Contribution -- $10 Students (with ID) -- $5

December 26, 2005

Matisyahu, Boston, MA, Dec 26

Mon, Dec 26
JDub Presenst:
Matisyahu

Paradise Rock Club
967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
Doors open 7pm
$12 in advance, $14 at the door, 18+

February 2, 2006

Nordic Klezmer Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-11 Feb 2006

Leon Blank and Helena LambertThursday 2 Feb - Sunday 5 Feb at 7.30 PM (sold-out 3 Feb), TeaterStudio Lederman

One of them is dreaming

A Dance/Music performance with klezmerdancer Leon Blank, performance and dance artist Helena Lambert and the music group FakirKarlsson to the décor/video of Melina Fallenius. The Jewish dances mixed with modern dance and performance, with music which takes influence from the Jewish folklore, oriental and contemporary. From this melting-pot of impressions a dream-play arises where the day-dreams and night-dreams governs the tunes and movements. Two dancers, four musicians, sex persons—when one of them is dreaming....

Gästrikegatan 13 (T-bana St Eriksplan)
Entré: 120/100 stud&member
Tickets/Information: tel. 08-303094

Ticketoffice at Nybrokajen 11. Telefon 08-407 17 00.
Box office/Norrmalmstorg, Sverigehuset. ATG-ombud/BiljettDirekt 077-170 70 70.
Boka biljett nu!

Arrangers: Stallet, Paideia, StudioTeater Lederman and Svenska Klezmerföreningen.

Sponsors: Stockholms Kulturförvaltning, European Association for Jewish Culture, BreakfestClub, Statens Kulturråd.

February 3, 2006

Nordic Klezmer Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-11 Feb 2006

Leon Blank and Helena LambertThursday 2 Feb - Sunday 5 Feb at 7.30 PM (sold-out 3 Feb), TeaterStudio Lederman

One of them is dreaming

A Dance/Music performance with klezmerdancer Leon Blank, performance and dance artist Helena Lambert and the music group FakirKarlsson to the décor/video of Melina Fallenius. The Jewish dances mixed with modern dance and performance, with music which takes influence from the Jewish folklore, oriental and contemporary. From this melting-pot of impressions a dream-play arises where the day-dreams and night-dreams governs the tunes and movements. Two dancers, four musicians, sex persons—when one of them is dreaming....

Gästrikegatan 13 (T-bana St Eriksplan)
Entré: 120/100 stud&member
Tickets/Information: tel. 08-303094

Ticketoffice at Nybrokajen 11. Telefon 08-407 17 00.
Box office/Norrmalmstorg, Sverigehuset. ATG-ombud/BiljettDirekt 077-170 70 70.
Boka biljett nu!

Arrangers: Stallet, Paideia, StudioTeater Lederman and Svenska Klezmerföreningen.

Sponsors: Stockholms Kulturförvaltning, European Association for Jewish Culture, BreakfestClub, Statens Kulturråd.

February 4, 2006

Nordic Klezmer Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-11 Feb 2006

Leon Blank and Helena LambertThursday 2 Feb - Sunday 5 Feb at 7.30 PM (sold-out 3 Feb), TeaterStudio Lederman

One of them is dreaming

A Dance/Music performance with klezmerdancer Leon Blank, performance and dance artist Helena Lambert and the music group FakirKarlsson to the décor/video of Melina Fallenius. The Jewish dances mixed with modern dance and performance, with music which takes influence from the Jewish folklore, oriental and contemporary. From this melting-pot of impressions a dream-play arises where the day-dreams and night-dreams governs the tunes and movements. Two dancers, four musicians, sex persons—when one of them is dreaming....

Gästrikegatan 13 (T-bana St Eriksplan)
Entré: 120/100 stud&member
Tickets/Information: tel. 08-303094

Ticketoffice at Nybrokajen 11. Telefon 08-407 17 00.
Box office/Norrmalmstorg, Sverigehuset. ATG-ombud/BiljettDirekt 077-170 70 70.
Boka biljett nu!

Arrangers: Stallet, Paideia, StudioTeater Lederman and Svenska Klezmerföreningen.

Sponsors: Stockholms Kulturförvaltning, European Association for Jewish Culture, BreakfestClub, Statens Kulturråd.

February 5, 2006

IndyKlez, Richamond, IN, Feb 5

IndyKlez dance concert
Sunday, February 5th, 2006, 4:00PM
Earlham College
Richamond, Indiana
There is no charge for this event.

Nordic Klezmer Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-11 Feb 2006

Leon Blank and Helena LambertThursday 2 Feb - Sunday 5 Feb at 7.30 PM (sold-out 3 Feb), TeaterStudio Lederman

One of them is dreaming

A Dance/Music performance with klezmerdancer Leon Blank, performance and dance artist Helena Lambert and the music group FakirKarlsson to the décor/video of Melina Fallenius. The Jewish dances mixed with modern dance and performance, with music which takes influence from the Jewish folklore, oriental and contemporary. From this melting-pot of impressions a dream-play arises where the day-dreams and night-dreams governs the tunes and movements. Two dancers, four musicians, sex persons—when one of them is dreaming....

Gästrikegatan 13 (T-bana St Eriksplan)
Entré: 120/100 stud&member
Tickets/Information: tel. 08-303094

Ticketoffice at Nybrokajen 11. Telefon 08-407 17 00.
Box office/Norrmalmstorg, Sverigehuset. ATG-ombud/BiljettDirekt 077-170 70 70.
Boka biljett nu!

Arrangers: Stallet, Paideia, StudioTeater Lederman and Svenska Klezmerföreningen.

Sponsors: Stockholms Kulturförvaltning, European Association for Jewish Culture, BreakfestClub, Statens Kulturråd.

February 10, 2006

Metropolitan Klezmer, Bergen, NJ, Feb 10

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer with special guests
Friday, February 10
Temple Sinai of Bergen County
"Song of the Sea" service, 7pm
followed by concert (Yiddish & Latin music theme!) & dancing
1 Engle Street, Tenafly NJ
Info: www.templesinaibc.org or 201-568-3035

February 11, 2006

Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Brookline, MA, Feb 11

band photo
Saturday, February 11
The Circle Coffeehouse

Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline
Doors open at 7:30pm
This event brings together two internationally renowned musicians who are deeply committed to klezmer music and Yiddish song. Their performances are an integrated and intimate blend of songs, translations and instrumental music. After a concert set, Deborah Strauss will teach and lead traditional Yiddish dances with live musical accompaniment. No previous experience needed! WC Members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Non-members: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance payment can be mailed to the Workmen's Circle office and must be received by the Thursday prior to the concert.

February 14, 2006

Balkan Beat Box, Paris, France, Feb 14

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBALKAN BEAT BOX
Au NOUVEAU CASINO
109 rue Oberkampf 75011 PARIS
Le 14 février 2006 à 20 h 30
Entrée 15 € (prévente 13 €)
Coproduction Soyouz - JuMu

tel: (33-1) 43 65 09 70
fax: (33-1) 43 65 13 75
www.jumu.fr

February 16, 2006

Divahn, NYC, 16 Feb

Tu Bishvat Concert Featuring Divahn

Celebrate Tu Bishvat with a night of inspiring music, great people, and simcha while supporting the inspiring work of the Teva Learning Center, which affects the lives of over 1000 students and adults each year, teaching Jewish and environmental values in the woods, at retreat centers, and even in the city.

Featuring:
Divahn: Middle Eastern and Sephardic Music
Chana Rothman: Funky acoustic beats
Tevalution: Changing the world one beat at a time

$54 Donation / $20 Student and Limited-income
Light Snacks * Cash bar * Silent Auction

Thursday, February 16, 2006
Ansche Chesed Synagogue
251 West 100th St. New York, NY
9 - 11:00 PM

Tickets can be bought online, at the door, or by calling the office at 212-807-6376.

February 17, 2006

Klezmerquerque 2006, Albuquerque, NM, 17-19 Feb 2006

Klezmerquerque 2006
The Southwest's 4th Annual Celebration of Klezmer music and dance, February 17–19;

President's Day weekend. Event features concerts, dance parties, lectures and classes with the renowned Klezmer performing artists: Adrianne Greenbaum—flute; Margot Leverett—clarinet; and Steve Weintraub—Yiddish dance.

All events held at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW (between Candelaria & Griegos), ABQ, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 343-8227
E-mail Nahalat Shalom
Web: www.nahalatshalom.org/Klezmerquerque.html

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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.

Steve Weintrab w/Klezzazz, Baltimore, MD, Mar 4

Steve Weintraub is indeed coming to Bolton St. Synagogue in Baltimore on March 4th and 5th. Klezzazz will provide backup, at least on the night of the 4th. On Saturday the 4th, we'll have a warm-up instructional session at 5pm, potluck dinner at 6pm and a dance party at 7pm until ??? The band is organizing it's repertoire around the dance music. $10 donation (kids and students free) but we won't collect money until after havdalah, which is right before the dance party. On Sunday the 5th, there will be a dance workshop by Steve from 3 to 5pm. $12 with kids and students free. Please come if you're in the area. E-mail Michael Checknoff for more information.

March 5, 2006

Steve Weintrab dance workshop, Baltimore, MD, Mar 5

Steve Weintraub is indeed coming to Bolton St. Synagogue in Baltimore on March 4th and 5th. Klezzazz will provide backup, at least on the night of the 4th. On Saturday the 4th, we'll have a warm-up instructional session at 5pm, potluck dinner at 6pm and a dance party at 7pm until ??? The band is organizing it's repertoire around the dance music. $10 donation (kids and students free) but we won't collect money until after havdalah, which is right before the dance party. On Sunday the 5th, there will be a dance workshop by Steve from 3 to 5pm. $12 with kids and students free. Please come if you're in the area. E-mail Michael Checknoff for more information.

March 12, 2006

late Harem Nights, London, UK, Mar 12

Sunday 12th March 7pm – late Harem Nights

Jongleurs, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AB
Price: £15 including mask
To book 0870 78 70707 or online at www.jongleurs.com (booking conditions apply)

Enter the realm of the senses... Harem Nights is a masquerade, full of Eastern promise, shadows, free-flowing wine, snakes, veils, spices, dance, music and more. A visually dazzling Persian carnival of circus sleaze and club concert, including sizzling live music from sultry oud players and snaky oriental saxophone solos, wandering performers, jewel-encrusted belly dancers and DJs.

Artists include Fantazia, Ghetto Plotz, DJ Max Reinhardt, bellydancers, stiltwalkers, actors and jugglers.

Dress: Arabian Nights.
A Jewish Community Centre for London event produced by YaD Arts
www.jongleurs.com or www.jewishcommunitycentre.org.uk
For other Jewish Community Centre events check out their website…

March 14, 2006

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 24, 2006

Zhok Therapy, Brunswick, ME, Mar 24

Zhok Therapy, the rebellious child of the Casco Bay Tummlers, will be returning to the Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St. in Brunswick, Friday, March 24. We'll be playing from 7:00 - 9:00.

We'll be back with pieces highlighting the improvisational skills of the band. Our inspiration for this will be original compositions and traditional Jewish, Roma, Balkan and Middle Eastern melodies. We'll also be doing some of our classic klezmer repertoire. Last month there was quite a bit of dancing going on, too, and we expect that will be the case this time as well.

The lineup for this event is Hayes Porterfield, percussion, Carl Dimow on flutes and guitars, Julie Goell, bass and vocals and Steve Gruverman, clarinet and sax.

There's no cover charge so we hope you'll stop by to enjoy a slightly different side of the band as well as try some of the Little Dog's goodies. And if you don't have a copy of our new CD, Journey, we'll have them for sale.

For more information you can contact the Little Dog at 721-9500.

March 25, 2006

KCB Reunion, Klezmershack 10th Anniversary, Newton, MA, Mar 25-26

KCB

Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion
and mini-KlezmerFestival

Saturday, March 25, 8pm
Sunday, March 26: workshops 1-3:30; concert 4pm

Special Guests include:
Michael Alpert
Rosalie Gerut
Deborah Strauss
Jeff Warschauer

In this finale to the KlezmerShack's 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to co-sponsor the Klezmer Conservatory Band, plus alumni from over 25 years of yiddish and klezmer musical magic. In addition to the concerts, there will be a mini-Jewish music festival Sunday afternoon featuring everything from "A Taste of Yiddish" to Yiddish song, klezmer, Eastern European Jewish Dancing, klezmer workshops for beginners through advanced musicians, and, of course, a panel discussion on the future of Jewish music.

$22 general; $20 JCC Member
Seniors and students $2 off single ticket price
Youth Ticket $16 General $14 JCC Member
Festival Pass - concert plus workshops $25 general $23 JCC Member

Co-sponsored by the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Brookline Workmen's Circle, and the KlezmerShack

KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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March 26, 2006

KCB Reunion, Klezmershack 10th Anniversary, Newton, MA, Mar 25-26

KCB

Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion
and mini-KlezmerFestival

Saturday, March 25, 8pm
Sunday, March 26: workshops 1-3:30; concert 4pm

Special Guests include:
Michael Alpert
Rosalie Gerut
Deborah Strauss
Jeff Warschauer

In this finale to the KlezmerShack's 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to co-sponsor the Klezmer Conservatory Band, plus alumni from over 25 years of yiddish and klezmer musical magic. In addition to the concerts, there will be a mini-Jewish music festival Sunday afternoon featuring everything from "A Taste of Yiddish" to Yiddish song, klezmer, Eastern European Jewish Dancing, klezmer workshops for beginners through advanced musicians, and, of course, a panel discussion on the future of Jewish music.

$22 general; $20 JCC Member
Seniors and students $2 off single ticket price
Youth Ticket $16 General $14 JCC Member
Festival Pass - concert plus workshops $25 general $23 JCC Member

Co-sponsored by the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Brookline Workmen's Circle, and the KlezmerShack

KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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KlezFest!3, Westchester, NY, Mar 26

KlezFest!3: "Battle" of the Klezmer Bands
featuring the five bands in the Westchester Klezmer Program, along with special guests and dance instruction.

Sunday afternoon, March 26
2:30-5:00 pm
Congregation Sons of Israel
Briarcliff Manor, New York.

$18 per person, $10 for seniors, pre-bar/batmitzvah students

For more info: Westchester Klezmer Program
tel: 914-244-3885
web: www.klezkidz.org
email KlezKidz

April 1, 2006

Alicia's Klezmer Party, NYC, Apr 1

svigals singingSaturday, April 1, 2007, 10:30 a.m. at Lucille Lortel Theatre: Theatreworks presents Alicia's Klezmer Party.

Alicia's Klezmer Party brings the joyful sounds of traditional Ashkenazic Jewish dance music to young ears and feet. World-renowned klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals, accordionist Art Bailey, and Yiddish singer Magda Fishman raise the roof with hot klezmer tunes and get kids and adults clapping and stamping along. Children learn Yiddish words and shtetl-flavored melodies to sing along and bring home to their own holiday celebrations. Alicia's Klezmer Party brings to life the ecstatic and poignant sounds that must have emanated from Chagall's original fiddlers, a magical journey for kids and parents of all backgrounds.

http://www.lortel.org/LLT_theater/g_information/
www.ticketcentral.com
tix 212 279 4200

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Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Apr 1

This Saturday 1st April 7pm – 2am
RADIO GAGARIN presents: Iron Wolf
Featuring DJ Shantel, Sophie Solomon and Iron Wolf, direct from Lithuania
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, SW1
Price: £10.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE ICA BOX OFFICE ON 020 7930 3647

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Yid Kandy, London, UK, Apr 1

Yid Kandy

An anarchic eclectic night of dirty house, Jewish Klezmer beats and twisted visuals. With a mashup of live and electronic sounds, GhettoPlotz and friends bring Eastern European and Middle Eastern flavours to a rockin' dancefloor.

Line up:
GhettoPlotz + visuals
D.J.I.B. + Anomoly MC
Little Miss Tan + Live Sax
Matthew Halfin

Details:
Sat 1st April, 9-3am, £6.50
Upstairs @ Clockwork, 96 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London N1
Fore more info go to: www.yidkandy.com or call 07775 841 248

April 2, 2006

Klezmer-Keilidh, London, UK, Apr 2

THE POST-PURIM HOPKELE
Klezmer-Keilidh with LIVE music.

Sunday 2 April 2006
Central Synagogue, London
Doors - 7.15 pm

Tickets £11, £7 concessions. £1 off if bought in advance. Call 020 8985 3724.

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April 7, 2006

Slavic Soul Party!, Somerville, MA, Apr 7

Slavic Soul Party! at Johnny D's
Friday April 7th, 9:30pm $10 cover
(Joint Chiefs play at 11pm)

17 Holland St. in Davis Square, Somerville, MA

www.johnnyds.com

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April 22, 2006

Emunah, ZeJ, Ghettoplotz, London, UK, Apr 22

Psychosemitic Presents: Emunah, ZeJ and GhettoPlotz plus
BassBinge DJs & Vocalists

April 22
doors open 7pm; music kicks off 9pm
£6
The Spitz, London, E1 6BG

Psychosemitic blends the best of Jewish and world music
with hip hop, breaks, house, dub and drum & bass, plus
there will be visuals, art and other entertainments to
keep people happy in between dancing!

Further info: www.psychosemitic.com

April 23, 2006

Spiel!, London, UK, Apr 23

Sunday 23rd April 7pm 11pm
Tracy Ann Oberman, Maureen Lipman, David Aaronovitch, Norman Lebrecht, Max Wigram and more...
SP!EL @ the Hampstead Theatre and the new Jewish Community Centre for London
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage, NW3 3EU
Price: 12 /11 concessions
Book on 0207 722 9301 or online at www.hampsteadtheatre.com

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April 29, 2006

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

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 2, 2006

Klezmer Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, May 2

The MIT Folk Dance Club is holding a klezmer-style contra dance with an open band. Jacob Bloom will teach klezmer-influenced contra dancing, accompanied by ContraKlez with John Chambers. Bring an instrument and join the band!

Tuesday May 2, 2006
8:00 - 10:30 pm
MIT Student Center room 491
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Suggested donation for dancers: $5 general, $3 students.

June 4, 2006

KlezFest!, Dix Hills, NY, Jun 4

Want to come to a simcha without having to get all dressed
up? Then make your way to KLEZFEST! on Long Island at Dix
Hills Jewish Center, 555 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY,
Sun., June 4, 2006 7:00pm The show features the world-
renowned band Kapelye (Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, and Eric
Berman), joined by klezmer all-stars Cookie Segelstein,
Alex Kontorovich, Gennady Gutkin, and Michael Spielzinger.
First half showcases the fabulous talents of Yiddish
singers Joanne Borts, Chazzn Moishe Bear, the DHJC
Kinderchor, and surprise guests. The second half presents
Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub, who will perform and
lead a Music and Dance Party. He will also give a pre-
concert workshop at the synagogue from 4:00-5:30pm.
General admission is $25 and up (kids tix are $10) and
refreshments will be available.

Steve Weintraub at KlezFest, Dix Hills, LI, NY, Jun 4

Steve Weintraub will be giving a dance workshop from 4-5:30, and leading dance after the concert.

We're also treating this as the unofficial release party for HOPKELE, my collaboration with Kapelye- 8 great cuts all with perfect tempo, form and length for dancing. Its available now on CD Baby, and coming to iTunes and other download services. Notes to the dances will be available at the Kapelye web site, and also (Thanks, Helen!) at Helen Winkler's website.

Hope to see and dance with some of you this weekend!

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June 16, 2006

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Jul 16

Sunday 16th July 6pm – 1am
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

After a run of successive roadblocks, Radio Gagarin is back with the latest in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer mash-ups at the NHAC.

The Commissar continues to pledge exclusive new music from your hosts the Gagarin Allstars, plus special guests Babar Luck, poetry from Tim Cumming, performance from Friends of Gagarin, Marxist-Leninist alienation from art/animation/video installations for the Proletariat from state artists Adrian Philpott & Cathy Gale; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Max Reinhardt & Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’ the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come to feed your soul with summer home-cookin in the Kitschen and take a rest from your fight for Revolutionary Determinism for a few moments in the Kinodrom with new and classic shorts from Eastern Europe.

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat.
www.yadarts.com

September 14, 2006

Feldman to lead dance party, NYC, Sep 14

Walter Zev FeldmanFor those of you near NYC who want to keep dancing during the long dark months
between KlezKanada and KlezKamp here's a dance party with renowned dance leader
Walter Zev Feldman...

Tantshoyz (Dance House) – Dance Party at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, September 14
8:00PM – 10:30PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in
Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an
evening of traditional Ashkenazic dancing led by master dance leader Walter Zev
Feldman. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York’s hottest young
musicians—Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Pete Rushefsky
(tsimbl) and Nick Cudahy (bass). Part of the New York Jewish Music & Heritage
Festival and Sidney Krum Conference. Cost is $10. For tickets call 646-505-5708
or jccarts.org

November 11, 2006

Kolevi Ensemble, Lakewood, OH, Nov 11

INSIDE World Music presents:
Balkan Voices: THE KOLEVI ENSEMBLE
Traditional Instrumental and Vocal Music from Bulgaria

** Saturday, November 11th, 2006 8 PM **
** Concert and Dance Party **

** Bulgarian Singing and Instrumental Workshops Saturday, November 11, 3:00 PM **
** Bulgarian Dance Workshop Friday, November 10,7:30 PM **

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

Call 216-521-2540 for tickets.
Advance tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students (tickets are $20 at the door). To order tickets, call the Beck Center at 216-521-2540.

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November 13, 2006

Beta Esketa Ethiopian dancers, New Britain, Connecticut, Nov 13-14

BETA Eskesta Dance Troupe and Dance School

Eskesta Shoulder Dancing of Ethiopian Jewry, Tradition and Innovation

The Beta Eskesta dancers will be performing in the Hartford, CT area on
November 13-14. To learn more about these wonderful dancers, please go to
www.beta-eskesta.com . There will be two
performances on November 13. The first will be held at Manchester Community College at
2:00 pm. The second performance will be held at Trinity College in Hartford
at 7:30 pm. The November 14 performance will be held at Central Connecticut
State University in New Britain at a time to still be determined. All
performances are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

November 14, 2006

Beta Esketa Ethiopian dancers, Connecticut, Nov 13-14

BETA Eskesta Dance Troupe and Dance School

Eskesta Shoulder Dancing of Ethiopian Jewry, Tradition and Innovation

The Beta Eskesta dancers will be performing in the Hartford, CT area on
November 13-14. To learn more about these wonderful dancers, please go to
www.beta-eskesta.com . There will be two
performances on November 13. The first will be held at Manchester Community College at
2:00 pm. The second performance will be held at Trinity College in Hartford
at 7:30 pm. The November 14 performance will be held at Central Connecticut
State University, Davidson Hall, in New Britain at 7pm. All
performances are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

November 19, 2006

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Nov 19

Sunday 19th November 6pm – 1am
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

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December 9, 2006

Oi Va Voi, Paris, Dec 9

oi va voi concert posterJuMu presente
En concert unique et en exclusivite
Oi Va Voi (Londres)

Le samedi 9 decembre 2006
au NOUVEAU CASINO Ã 20 h
109 rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris

Metro St Maur ou Parmentier
www.nouveaucasino.net

www.fnac.com
TicketNet.fr et
www.digitick.com

Billetterie sur place et sur www.jumu.fr
Tarif : 14 euros (frais de location en sus)

JuMu : le son des nouvelles musiques juives
+33(1)43650970
www.jumu.fr

December 15, 2006

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, Nov 15

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance Presents...
The Second Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party at the Manhattan JCC

Wednesday, November 15
8:00PM–10:30PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional Ashkenazic dancing led by master dance leader and ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman. Dr. Feldman will pay particular focus on forms such as the hora and bulgar and their connection to Romanian music. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York痴 hottest young musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

We had a great crowd for the first Tantshoyz in September. Let's help grow this exciting new endeavor in New York City.

Cost is $10. For tickets call 646-505-5708 or jccarts.org

December 24, 2006

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

dancing at KlezKamp

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
December 24-29, 2006
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY
www.klezkamp.org

December 25, 2006

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

dancing at KlezKamp

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
December 24-29, 2006
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY
www.klezkamp.org

December 26, 2006

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

dancing at KlezKamp

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
December 24-29, 2006
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY
www.klezkamp.org

December 27, 2006

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

dancing at KlezKamp

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
December 24-29, 2006
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY
www.klezkamp.org

December 28, 2006

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

dancing at KlezKamp

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
December 24-29, 2006
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY
www.klezkamp.org

December 29, 2006

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

dancing at KlezKamp

קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
December 24-29, 2006
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY
www.klezkamp.org

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 14, 2007

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, Jan 14

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the JCC in Manhattan present...
The Third Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party at the Manhattan JCC

Sunday, January 14
6:00pm–9:00pm
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional Ashkenazic dancing led by master dance leader and ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman. Dr. Feldman will pay particular focus on forms such as the hora and bulgar and their connection to Romanian music. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest young musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

Cost is $10, pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

January 28, 2007

Svigals Klezmer Party Band, FREE, Teaneck, NJ, Jan 28

svigals singing Free! Come dance the hora with dance leader Steve Weintraub and Alicia Svigal''s klezmer party band! Sunday, January 28, 12 to 5 p.m. Big hora at 2 p.m! Come dance with us, and check out the band for your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah. Before and after the big hora, we'll be playing for and teaching klezmer and Israeli folkdancing in a more intimate setting. Its free, and its part of the Celebrate! Party Showcase featuring hundreds of party vendors. Celebrate! Party Showcase Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe 100 Frank W Burr Boulevard Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 USA Phone: 1-201-836-0600 For showcase information and directions: www.celebratepartyshowcase.com/ or call Flora at 1-203-322-2840

February 18, 2007

Glik, St. Etienne, France, Feb 18, 2007

klezmer dancing with Glik
18 février : "l'appart theatre" 10 place e l'hôtel de ville
St Etienne (42) 17h30/19h 5€

February 24, 2007

Yale Klezmer & Yale Women's Slavic Chorus, New Haven, CT, Feb 24

The Yale Klezmer Band & Yale Women's Slavic Chorus
9pm Sat. February 24th
Slifka Center, Yale University
80 Wall St., New Haven, CT b/w Prospect and Temple Streets
$2 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
(proceeds will help fund the Slavic Chorus's trip to Bulgaria, summer '07)

light refreshments provided

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Dance Klezmer!, Mendota Heights, MN, Feb 24, 2007

Tants Klezmer/Dance Klezmer!
Beth Jacob Congregation
02/24/2007 at 7:00pm
FREE

Join us for an evening of Eastern European dance with master teacher Steve Weintraub.

Beth Jacob Congregation
1179 Victoria Curve
Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55118

February 25, 2007

The Music of Dance, Cambridge, MA, Feb 25

The Music of Dance

Faculty and guests of the New School of Music will perform an eclectic program celebrating the music of dance, ranging from Baroque to Modern, Swing to Tango, Klezmer to Arabic, and Australian Didgeridoo to West African Agbekor.

Sunday, February 25th, 2006 at 3:00pm
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Open to the public
Free admission, donations gratefully accepted
Free parking available

February 27, 2007

The Dünya ince Saz Ensemble, NE Drum & Winds Mehterhane, Mavi Dance, Boston, MA, Feb 27

New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:00pm.

The Dünya ince Saz Ensemble, The New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane and Mavi Dance will perform a concert of Turkish music in its intimate and public Moods. I will be playing the Zurna (the oboe’s predecessor) and singing with the New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane.

Come and experience a magical evening with us and please invite your family and friends.

For more information about the concert and about Dunya, please read below or visit our website at www.dunyainc.org

The concert is free to the public.

March 3, 2007

JDUB Purim in Brooklyn, NYC, Mar 3

Purim in Brooklyn
JDUB presents: MASKS & FLASKS Wait don稚 bring a flask!!!! Not only is it illegal, it's unnecessary cuz we got free Stella Artois beer until it runs out. DJ Anaan and special guest DJ's spinning all night.

Saturday, March 3
Lowbar
81 Washington Street
DUMBO Brooklyn 11201
FIRST stop in Brooklyn on the F (York Street).
FIRST stop in Brooklyn on A/C train too (High Street).
$10 at door | 9 pm doors | 21+
IMPORTANT: RSVP to JDUB Records with Purim in the subject for guaranteed entry before 10:30 PM
LIST IS FILLING UP QUICK !!! RSVP NOW

March 4, 2007

Purim Party with Israeli Folk Dancing, NYC, Mar 4

Sunday March 4
PURIM PARTY
7-8pm BEGINNERS TEACHING with ALAN BLOOM
LIVE MUSIC Ensemble with ROSE & MEIR BEER
HAMENTASHEN Of course & other holiday goodies
Featuring a Special Purim Guest-
one of Israel's greatest choreographers
MOSHIKO HALEVY

People have asked if they can come in costume -- of course!!
There will be a Prize for the best costume.

Israeli Folk Dancing in the Classic Tradition
on Broadway Every Sunday Night at 7pm

Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway at 104th St.
Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

Contribution -- $10

March 13, 2007

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, Mar 13

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present...

The Fourth Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
7:00PM–10:00 PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

And mark your calendars: Upcoming Tantshoyzes:
Sunday, May 20 6:00PM - 9:00 PM at the JCC led by Deborah Strauss!
Wednesday, June 6 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC led by Michael Alpert!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Klezmer Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, Mar 13, 2007

Klezmer Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, Tuesday March 13 2007

The MIT Folk Dance Club is holding a klezmer-style contra dance with an open band. Yiddish dance expert Jacob Bloom will teach klezmer-influenced contra dancing. All dances are taught, and beginners are welcome.

Live music will be provided by ContraKlez, an open klezmer band led by John Chambers. Bring an instrument and join the band!

Tuesday March 13, 2007
8:00 - 10:30 pm
MIT Student Center room 491 (4th floor)
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Suggested donation for dancers: $6 general, $3 students.
mit.edu/fdc

March 24, 2007

Yiddish Dance, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 24

DANSES YIDDISH: 3ème stage AMJ
Samedi 24 mars 2007 de 13h à 18h00 et Dimanche 25 mars 2007 de 11h à 17h00

Centre Musical du Grand Lancy (Genève)
63, Av. des Communes Réunies
(trams 13, 15 et 17, arrêt "Palettes")

Venez découvrir et pratiquer quelques unes des danses traditionnelles juives d'Europe de l'Est: Hora lente, freylekh, bulgar, sher, patsh tants, terkish, khosidl, etc.

Animation: Steven WEINTRAUB (USA)
Musique 'live' avec l'ensemble klezmer MENTSH (Paris)

Le samedi est dévolu aux 'débutants'. Le dimanche est prévu pour les 'avancés' et ceux qui souhaiteront approfondir ce qu'ils auront appris la veille !

Le dimanche se conclura à 17h30 par une démonstration publique (entrée libre).

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March 25, 2007

Yiddish Dance, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 25

DANSES YIDDISH: 3ème stage AMJ
Samedi 24 mars 2007 de 13h à 18h00 et Dimanche 25 mars 2007 de 11h à 17h00

Centre Musical du Grand Lancy (Genève)
63, Av. des Communes Réunies
(trams 13, 15 et 17, arrêt "Palettes")

Venez découvrir et pratiquer quelques unes des danses traditionnelles juives d'Europe de l'Est: Hora lente, freylekh, bulgar, sher, patsh tants, terkish, khosidl, etc.

Animation: Steven WEINTRAUB (USA)
Musique 'live' avec l'ensemble klezmer MENTSH (Paris)

Le samedi est dévolu aux 'débutants'. Le dimanche est prévu pour les 'avancés' et ceux qui souhaiteront approfondir ce qu'ils auront appris la veille !

Le dimanche se conclura à 17h30 par une démonstration publique (entrée libre).

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May 13, 2007

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, May 13, 2007

Sunday 13th May 2007

Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism

Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12

6pm – 1a.m. £5.

London’s only Balkan/Russian/Baltic/Gypsy/Klez/Mash/Thrash/Trash/KULTURKlash!!!

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May 20, 2007

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, May 20

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present...

The Fourth Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Sunday, May 20 6:00PM - 9:00 PM at the JCC led by Deborah Strauss!
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

And mark your calendars: Upcoming Tantshoys:
Wednesday, June 6 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC led by Michael Alpert!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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

June 6, 2007

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, Jun 6

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present...

The Fourth Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Wednesday, June 6 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC led by Michael Alpert!
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

August 19, 2007

Israeli Folk Dancing, NYC, Aug 19, 2007

After several years of trying to move dancing outdoors after our classic Israeli folk dance session stops in the summer -- it is finally going to happen. Thanks to Shimon Boyar and several volunteers from our sunday night dance session, people will now be able to continue doing the dances they love throughout the summer and doing it outdoors (just like the old days when all indoor folk dance sessions stopped for the summer in New York).

Here are the details:
Classic Israeli Folk Dancing Plus Some International
Every Sunday 6-9pm July-August 2007
Riverside Park -- Enter the park either at 103rd St. and walk south to the end of the soccer field or at 96th St. and walk north to just before the soccer field. Dancing will be in a plaza there above the basketball courts at around 101st St.

If you can't find the location or if there is a question about cancellation because of weather, call Shimon at 917-348-0972.

Small contributions to defray the cost of licenses and equipment will be appreciated

August 26, 2007

Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh, Edinburgh, Aug 26, 2007

The Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh phenomenon will hit Edinburgh for the first time this summer. Renowned Klezmer Dance Kaller Guy Schalom will lead and teach traditional Eastern European Yiddish circle, square and chain dances, including Freylekhs, Shers, Horas and Bulgars. And just to help put that extra "spring" in your step will be klez-fiddler extraordinaire Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band with the lively Jewish party music.

Sunday 26 August
15:00 - 18:00
€10
Tickets: 0131 225 5525 | www.dancebase.co.uk

Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance
tel: 0131 225 5525

Israeli Folk Dancing, NYC, Aug 26, 2007

After several years of trying to move dancing outdoors after our classic Israeli folk dance session stops in the summer -- it is finally going to happen. Thanks to Shimon Boyar and several volunteers from our sunday night dance session, people will now be able to continue doing the dances they love throughout the summer and doing it outdoors (just like the old days when all indoor folk dance sessions stopped for the summer in New York).

Here are the details:
Classic Israeli Folk Dancing Plus Some International
Every Sunday 6-9pm July-August 2007
Riverside Park -- Enter the park either at 103rd St. and walk south to the end of the soccer field or at 96th St. and walk north to just before the soccer field. Dancing will be in a plaza there above the basketball courts at around 101st St.

If you can't find the location or if there is a question about cancellation because of weather, call Shimon at 917-348-0972.

Small contributions to defray the cost of licenses and equipment will be appreciated

August 31, 2007

Yemenite & Early Israeli folk Dances featured at SHORASHIM, NYC, Labor Day Weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend
on Broadway
for the 16th Annual

SHORASHIM
Roots of Israeli Folk Dance

Featuring two Special Guest Teachers to Celebrate
20 Years of the Rikuday Dor Rishon Dance Session

Workshops: Sat, Sun, & Mon: Ayalah @ 2pm; Seadia @ 4pm; - $15/workshop
Parties: Fri. & Mon. @ 8pm - $10/night;
Marathons: Sat. & Sun. @ 8pm - $20/night
Special Rate for the Whole Weekend: $130
Day Passes: Sat & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $35
Students (under 21) & seniors (over 65) with ID - $2 off any session

All events are in an air-conditioned dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.
Information: 917-207-0093; www.rikud.net

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Yemenite & Early Israeli folk Dances featured at SHORASHIM, NYC, Labor Day Weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend
on Broadway
for the 16th Annual

SHORASHIM
Roots of Israeli Folk Dance

Featuring two Special Guest Teachers to Celebrate
20 Years of the Rikuday Dor Rishon Dance Session

Workshops: Sat, Sun, & Mon: Ayalah @ 2pm; Seadia @ 4pm; - $15/workshop
Parties: Fri. & Mon. @ 8pm - $10/night;
Marathons: Sat. & Sun. @ 8pm - $20/night
Special Rate for the Whole Weekend: $130
Day Passes: Sat & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $35
Students (under 21) & seniors (over 65) with ID - $2 off any session

All events are in an air-conditioned dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.
Information: 917-207-0093; www.rikud.net

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September 2, 2007

Yemenite & Early Israeli folk Dances featured at SHORASHIM, NYC, Labor Day Weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend
on Broadway
for the 16th Annual

SHORASHIM
Roots of Israeli Folk Dance

Featuring two Special Guest Teachers to Celebrate
20 Years of the Rikuday Dor Rishon Dance Session

Workshops: Sat, Sun, & Mon: Ayalah @ 2pm; Seadia @ 4pm; - $15/workshop
Parties: Fri. & Mon. @ 8pm - $10/night;
Marathons: Sat. & Sun. @ 8pm - $20/night
Special Rate for the Whole Weekend: $130
Day Passes: Sat & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $35
Students (under 21) & seniors (over 65) with ID - $2 off any session

All events are in an air-conditioned dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.
Information: 917-207-0093; www.rikud.net

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September 3, 2007

Yemenite & Early Israeli folk Dances featured at SHORASHIM, NYC, Labor Day Weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007

Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend
on Broadway
for the 16th Annual

SHORASHIM
Roots of Israeli Folk Dance

Featuring two Special Guest Teachers to Celebrate
20 Years of the Rikuday Dor Rishon Dance Session

Workshops: Sat, Sun, & Mon: Ayalah @ 2pm; Seadia @ 4pm; - $15/workshop
Parties: Fri. & Mon. @ 8pm - $10/night;
Marathons: Sat. & Sun. @ 8pm - $20/night
Special Rate for the Whole Weekend: $130
Day Passes: Sat & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $35
Students (under 21) & seniors (over 65) with ID - $2 off any session

All events are in an air-conditioned dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.
Information: 917-207-0093; www.rikud.net

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September 29, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Beloit, WI, Sep 29, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Including "Dancin' Steve" Weintraub

Sat, Sept 29, 2007, 8:00 pm
Beloit College
Eaton Chapel
Beloit, WI

Tickets: $15
Call 608-363-2242 for information
Call 608-363-2755 for tickets

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September 30, 2007

Yiddish Dance class opens, NYC, Sep 30, 2007

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

October 13, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Lincolnshire, IL, Oct 13, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Including "Dancin' Steve" Weintraub

Sat, Oct 13 2007, 7:30 pm
Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center
1 Stevenson Dr.
Lincolnshire, IL

Tickets: Adults $15, Senior/Students $13
Call: 847.634.4000 x1882

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October 14, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Arlington Heights, IL, Oct 14, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Sun, Oct 14 2007, 2:00-3:00 pm
Arlington Heights Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL

Tickets: Free, limited seating:
Register on-line at www.ahml.info
...or call 847-392-0100

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October 17, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Skokie, IL, Oct 17, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Wed, Oct 17 2007, 1:30-2:40 pm
Skokie Theater
7924 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL

Tickets: $9 Call: 847-677-7761

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October 21, 2007

Yiddish Dance class, NYC, Oct 21, 2007

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

October 27, 2007

Middle-Eastern super-party, London, UK, Oct 27, 2007

PsychoSemitic logoMiddle-Eastern super-party with DJs from Los Desterrados, Shisha Sound System and Emunah, plus belly dancers, films, photography, VJs...

」5 at Ditch Bar, 145 Shoreditch High St, London.
Saturday 27th October 2007, 9pm - 3am.

Sponsored by Psychosemitic
www.myspace.com/psychosem

October 28, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Skokie, IL, Oct 28, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Sun, Oct 28, 2007, 7:00 pm
Skokie Central Traditional Jewish Congregation
4040 Main Street
Skokie, IL

Tickets $25 (Children under 16: $10)
info: 847.674.4117

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November 1, 2007

Tantshoyz, NYC, Nov 1, 2007

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Thursday, Nov 1 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC with Zev Feldman
334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Michael Winograd (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

November 2, 2007

Sruli and Lisa Dance Party, NYC, Nov 2, 2007

A Klezmer dance party at The Village Temple, 33 E. 12th St. in Manhattan on Friday, November 2nd, from 9 - 10 p.m. It is free and open to the public!

Come to a Shabbat service from 7 - 8 with a Yiddish sing-along, then a hearty oneg with Jewish soul food - also free! Then dance it off with Klezmer duo, Sruli and Lisa.

tel: 212-674-2340
www.VillageTemple.org

November 8, 2007

Jewish Song and Dance Workshop, Cambridge, MA, Nov 8, 2007

Jewish Song and Dance Workshop
Thursday, Nov 8, 5-6:30pm
Winthrop Junior Common Room at Harvard
36 Mill St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Join members of Harvard's Yiddish program, the Israeli dance workshop, RecKlez (the Harvard Klezmer Band), and Harvard Hillel's new a capella group to sing Yiddish songs, clap klezmer beats, dance Israeli-style, and more. Bring voices, instruments, hands, and feet.

November 18, 2007

Yiddish Dance class, NYC, Nov 18, 2007

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

November 25, 2007

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Nov 25, 2007

Sunday 25th November 2007
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5 on the door.

London’s only Balkan/Russian/Baltic/Gypsy/Klez/Mash/Thrash/Trash/KULTURKlash!!!

‘The Arts Club's most adventurous and anarchic night (and that's saying something)’ Time Out
The Commissar continues to pledge exclusive music, performance from Friends of Gagarin, poetry from Tim Cumming, Marxist-Leninist alienation from art/animation/video installations for the Proletariat from state artists Adrian Philpott & Cathy Gale; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Max Reinhardt & Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’ the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come to feed your soul with wintery home-cookin in the Kitschen and take a rest from your fight for Revolutionary Determinism for a few moments in the Kinodrom with new and classic shorts from Eastern Europe.

Radio Gagarins’ bi-monthly Experiments in Sunday Socialism sessions fill Notting Hill Arts Club to overflowing with a tundra melting mix of live music, digital DJ prowess, performance art, east European cinema, poetry, puppetry, poverty, latkes, blinis and vodka. Live acts have included Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz, Oi Va Voi, DJ Shantel, Sophie Solomon, Nayekovichi, Mukka, London Sevdah, Martin Green & Joe Townsend, London Bulgarian Choir, Graham Lewis (Wire) with Scifi Kane, Luminescent Orchestrii, Geoff Berner, The Destroyers, Mammatrix, Emunah & Ghetto Plotz.

Co-Produced by YaD Arts / Adrian Philpott/ Ariadne Arendt/ The Shrine
www.yadarts.com

December 6, 2007

Tantshoyz, NYC, Dec 6, 2007 - see Dec 9

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
This event has been cancelled, but there is a whole Yiddish Dance Symposium followed by a Yiddish dance on December 9.

January 20, 2008

Yiddish Dance class, NYC, Jan 20, 2008

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

January 24, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Thursday Jan 24, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, January 24, 2008
7:00PM–10:00 PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Zev Feldman. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer).

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

A new international Yiddish Dance Action Network has been created to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information, contact Pete Rushefsky.

And if you have old family videos with footage of traditional Yiddish Dance we’d love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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January 27, 2008

Klezmer Keilidh, London, UK, 27 Jan, 2008

Dance Your Sapozkelekh Off – Sunday 27 January 2008. Doors open 7.30pm

Hopkele Productions presents the 2nd anniversary Klezmer Keilidh. The barn dance for the 21st Century – Yiddish style – will be at Cecil Sharp House, NW1.

If you're in London this weekend, whisk away those winter cobwebs with klezmer dance kaller Guy Schalom, who will lead and teach traditional Eastern European Yiddish circle, square and chain dances. Fiddler Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band (Neyire Ashworth (clarinet), John Bone (accordion) and Paul Tkachenko (bass)) will help put that extra spring in your step with live klezmer music. Suitable for all ages and dancing abilities.

The Hopkele will be at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY. (Tube: Camden Town and Chalk Farm, northern line).

Buy your tickets online at www.ilanacravitz.com/shop.html for the special advance price of £10. Hopkele information hotline: 0782 551 0881. Tickets on the door: £12 (£10 concs).

February 7, 2008

Chilli Fried Peppers, London, UK, Feb 7, 2008

Chilli Fried Peppers
Cool global Jewish music

Thursday, February 7, 2008
8:30pm - 11:30pm
Darbucka
182 St John Street
London, United Kingdom
View Map
Nearest Tubes: Farringdon / Angel

Laoise Davidson DJing at this event if you wanna come down and check it out - ill be playing some kool klezmer and yiddish swing. And if you havent heard it, Max Pashm's band is great, mixing dance grooves with Klezmer... promises to be an excellent evening....
£5 / £3 concs

Further info: 02074908772
www.chillifried.com

February 10, 2008

Chicago Klezmer Ensemble+Steve Weintraub, Chicago, IL, Feb 10, 2008

Kurt Bjorling and the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble will be perfoming this weekend at the University of Chicago Folk Festival

www.uofcfolk.org/2008/

Steve Weintraub will join the band to teach a free workshop this Sunday in Yiddish dance, focusing on the classic wedding dance, the sher—a kind of square dance. The workshop will be from 1 to 3 pm at Ida Noyes Hall.

The band will also be performing as part of the evening program, which starts at 6pm.

February 14, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Thursday Feb 14, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, February 14, 2008
7:00PM–10:00 PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Jeff Warschauer (guitar/mandolin/cobza). Beginners welcome!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

A new international Yiddish Dance Action Network has been created to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information, contact Pete Rushefsky.

And if you have old family videos with footage of traditional Yiddish Dance we’d love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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February 17, 2008

Yiddish Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY, Feb 17, 2008

Come dance away the cold days of winter & delight to a klezmer concert on President’s Day weekend in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY at the annual Dance Flurry! www.danceflurry.org/festival. Flurry events include:

  • Yiddish Dance lead by Avia Moore with music by di bostoner klezmer on Sunday, February 17th from 11:30 A.M.-12:45 P.M. as well as dances and dance workshops in Contra, Swing, Latin, Zydeco, Waltzes, Texas Two-Step, Salsa, etc.
  • a klezmer music concert on Sunday by di bostoner klezmer on Sunday, February 17th from 3:30 to 4:30 We will charm you with original compositions, tangos, waltzes, and good old danceable bulgars & freylekhs … as well as a host of other concerts, music workshops, and open jamming
  • Classes—including a wind styles class co-taught by Brian Bender and Dena Ressler with three other musicians on Sunday from 10-11 A.M. and an accordion styles workshop the same day co-taught by Barry Shapiro with six! others from 1:30-2:45 P.M.

Tickets: Buy discounted full-festival tickets on-line (save $15) before 1/28 or just for one day (at-door tickets never sell out; no reservations are required)

Sunday: the day of the Yiddish music and dance happens—runs from 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Cost is $25 students and seniors, $30 other adults, and $3 kids.

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Yiddish Dance class, NYC, Feb 17, 2008

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

February 23, 2008

Klezmer Concert/Dance Party, Montreal, Canada, Feb 23, 2008

KlezKanada logoKlezKanada presents a World-Class Klezmer Concert and Dance Party. The event takes place Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 9pm at Kola Note (5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal).

This exciting evening features a line-up of internationally acclaimed klezmer musicians. From Montreal to New York, from concert halls to nightclubs, these performers create a buzz wherever they appear. Grammy award-winning trumpeter Frank London is famous for his work with klezmer supergroups The Klezmatics and The Klezmer Brass Allstars. Renowned Yiddish singer Michael Alpert has been a pioneering figure in the renaissance of Klezmer and Yiddish music for the past 30 years. Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz are founding members of Veretski Pass and loved for their virtuosic traditional style. The dynamic Strauss/Warschauer Duo features two of the most astonishing and popular performers and teachers in the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene.

Special guests for the evening include cello visionary Matt Haimovitz, the first classical musician to play at NY's notorious CBGB club. Also Montreal's Shtreiml, New York's fastest rising young clarinet star Michael Winograd and more!

Dancing will be led by Avia Moore and Michael Alpert.

One show only, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Kola Note, 5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal. Doors will open at 8:30 pm, the show will commence at 9 pm. General admission tickets $20, student tickets $10. Available at the door. For sponsorship tickets, please call 514.993.2842. A partial tax receipt will be issued. For more information, contact Avia Moore by email or by phone 514.993.2842.

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March 1, 2008

Sound Advice, Brooklyn, NY, Mar 1, 2008

Saturday - March 1st, 10pm - 4am
Sound Advice keep their weekly going strong with special guest DJ Balagan!
@ Supreme Trading
213 N. Bedford st.
Brooklyn
(718) 599-4224

March 16, 2008

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Mar 16, 2008

Sunday 16th March 2008
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5 on the door.

London’s only Balkan/Russian/Baltic/Gypsy/Klez/Mash/Thrash/Trash/KULTURKlash!!!

‘The Arts Club's most adventurous and anarchic night (and that's saying something)’ Time Out

The Commissar continues to pledge:
Live: ROHAN KRIWACZEK and Angelina and her Gypsy Soul Punk and more to be confirmed….
PLUS performance from Friends of Gagarin, poetry from Tim Cumming, Marxist-Leninist alienation from art/animation/video installations for the Proletariat from state artists Adrian Philpott & Cathy Gale; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Max Reinhardt & Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’ the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come to feed your soul with wintery home-cookin in the Kitschen and take a rest from your fight for Revolutionary Determinism for a few moments in the Kinodrom with new and classic shorts from Eastern Europe.

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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

March 30, 2008

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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Yiddish Dance class, NYC, Mar 30, 2008

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

April 17, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Thursday Apr 17, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, April 17, 2008
7:00PM–10:00 PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader and klezmer revival pioneer Zev Feldman. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl). Beginners welcome!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

A new international Yiddish Dance Action Network has been created to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information, contact Pete Rushefsky.

And if you have old family videos with footage of traditional Yiddish Dance we’d love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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April 27, 2008

Yiddish Dance class, NYC, Apr 27, 2008

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

May 29, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, April 17, 2008
7:00PM–10:00 PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians. Beginners welcome!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

A new international Yiddish Dance Action Network has been created to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information, contact Pete Rushefsky.

And if you have old family videos with footage of traditional Yiddish Dance we’d love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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June 1, 2008

Yiddish Dance class, NYC, Jun 1, 2008

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays, from 2PM-5PM: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or email Pete.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

June 15, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jun 15, 2008

We are dancing every Sunday at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

Join our beginner session for basic steps and you are on your way!

Beginner's class: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Only $10! Special discount for Stamford JCC Members ($8)!

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

Inquire about an upcoming Wednesday evening session!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

Klezmer Dance, Melbourne, Australia, Jun 15, 2008

KLEZMER DANCE NIGHT with Live Music
A workshop and social evening hosted by Yiddish Australia for teens and
adults Sunday 15th June 7.30pm At the Kadimah
7 Selwyn st Elsternwick, $10
Bookings and enquiries: 0416170495 Please note: all
are welcome but instructions will be given in Yiddish

June 21, 2008

Budowitz concert & dance party, Montreal, Canada, Jun 21, 2008

Budowitz imageKLEZMER CONCERT followed by a dance party
with
Budowitz Ensemble & Avia Moore, KlezCanada, caller

IN MONTRÉAL (Quebec),
Saturday, June 21st 2008, 8pm
Cirque Éloize, 417 Berri st in Old Montreal
Champs de Mars (metro station)

Tickets: 35$ adulrs; 25$ seniors, 10$ students
For more information :
Montreal Baroque Festival
www.montrealbaroque.com
514.845.7171 or 1.866.845.7171, ext 2

June 22, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jun 22, 2008

We are dancing every Sunday at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

Join our beginner session for basic steps and you are on your way!

Beginner's class: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Only $10! Special discount for Stamford JCC Members ($8)!

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

Inquire about an upcoming Wednesday evening session!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

June 29, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jun 29, 2008

We are dancing every Sunday at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

Join our beginner session for basic steps and you are on your way!

Beginner's class: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Only $10! Special discount for Stamford JCC Members ($8)!

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

Inquire about an upcoming Wednesday evening session!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

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

July 2, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jul 2, 2008

We are dancing at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

We are pleased to announce our new Wednesday evening session, starting July 2 at the Stamford JCC in the dance studio!

We’ll be dancing from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. We worked very hard to get this session organized and started. Those who asked us to open another session and were enthused about an evening session, please be sure to come and show your support so that the JCC will know that there is enough interest to sustain this class. If there is not enough support, we will have to close it. We would like to be able to continue this session in the Fall, either on a Wednesday, or another week night, depending on the availability of the studio.

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

July 4, 2008

Pandemic, Pittsburgh, PA, Jul 4, 2008

Pandemic (balkan sleaze/gypsy crunk/bhangraton/ethnomesh/reggaeton/boznian hip hop/klezmer bass and more)

Friday July 4 (and every first friday)
@the Brillobox
4104 penn ave
lawrenceville/bloomfield
10pm-2am, $4
www.myspace.com/pghpandemic
tel: 412.251.6058

July 10, 2008

Balagan Boogaloo, Brooklyn, NYC, Jul 10, 2008

logoBALAGAN BOOGALOO is BACK!

The Balagan is Back and this time at Galapagos!
co-hosted by Nina Safar and Roy Baron

**Break Dancers, Suprises and Diwon on decks makin you dance all night. It all goes down - Thursday July 10th at 9:30pm.
RSVP gets you in for only $5** otherwise its a ten spot at the door.
RSVP to Shemspeed

Location: Galapagos BACK ROOM Diwon on decks! 70 N 6th St. Williamsburg

July 16, 2008

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Co+Bente Kahan, NYC, Jul 16, 2008

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company and Bente Kahan in Concert in Echoes
July 16 & 17, 7:30PM
Part of the Guest Artist Series at Dance Theatre Workshop
219 West 19th Street, NYC
Tickets: $25, Members $15. Buy 2 tickets to any two programs and get 20% off.
212-924-0077 or www.dtw.org

Carolyn Dorfman and Bente Kahan, a celebrated Jewish-Norwegian artist residing in Wrølaw, Poland, are currently collaborating on ECHOES: an evening of dance, music and theater that embraces the best of Dorfman and Kahan's individual repertoires, cabaret-style intimacy and their newest collaboration. The work incorporates choreography from Dorfman's highly acclaimed dance piece, Cat's Cradle and Kahan's one woman "tour de force" theatre piece, Voices of Theresienstadt. Mayne Mentshn, originally created with support from the Foundation's The Pearl S. Zeltzer Fund for Jewish Choreography*, will also be excerpted.

*the Fund is currently supporting the New Dance from Israel initiative; no applications are available or will be accepted at this time.

July 17, 2008

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Co+Bente Kahan, NYC, Jul 17, 2008

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company and Bente Kahan in Concert in Echoes
July 16 & 17, 7:30PM
Part of the Guest Artist Series at Dance Theatre Workshop
219 West 19th Street, NYC
Tickets: $25, Members $15. Buy 2 tickets to any two programs and get 20% off.
212-924-0077 or www.dtw.org

Carolyn Dorfman and Bente Kahan, a celebrated Jewish-Norwegian artist residing in Wrølaw, Poland, are currently collaborating on ECHOES: an evening of dance, music and theater that embraces the best of Dorfman and Kahan's individual repertoires, cabaret-style intimacy and their newest collaboration. The work incorporates choreography from Dorfman's highly acclaimed dance piece, Cat's Cradle and Kahan's one woman "tour de force" theatre piece, Voices of Theresienstadt. Mayne Mentshn, originally created with support from the Foundation's The Pearl S. Zeltzer Fund for Jewish Choreography*, will also be excerpted.

*the Fund is currently supporting the New Dance from Israel initiative; no applications are available or will be accepted at this time.

July 20, 2008

JDub 5th Anniversary Party, NYC, Jul 20, 2008

event logoOn Sunday July 20th, JDub is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a FREE event at the Prospect Park bandshell as part of the annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival series. The event, which runs from 5-9 PM (doors open at 4) will feature Golem, Soulico, DeLeon, Sway Machinery, and Michael Showalter hosting, as well as cool special guests like Brian from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Israeli godfather of hip-hop Sagol 59 and a marching band.


JDub has brought some of the most interesting music of the last five years--yeah, those are JDub artists above, and doesn't even include SoCalled or former stablemate, Matisyahu. This is the place to be on July 20th.

Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Doors open at 4 PM; music starts at 5 PM
$3 suggested donation to Celebrate Brooklyn
www.briconline.org/celebrate/072008.asp

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Jul 20, 2008

RadioGagarin Sunday 20th July 2008, from 6pm

London's only Balkan/Russian/Baltic/Gypsy/Klez/Mash/Thrash/Trash/KULTURKlash!!!

'The Arts Club's most adventurous and anarchic night (and that's saying something)' —Time Out

The Commissar continues to pledge:
UK debut of French Roma band Gadjologie, Angelina and the Gipsy Punks, Bow Mods, Zoe Klinger's Friends of Gagarin, Lenin's Talkin' Blues project, and Mishka the Bear, Max Reinhardt & Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til' the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come to cool your soul with summer home-cookin in the Kitschen and new and classic shorts from Eastern Europe.

Radio Gagarins' bi-monthly Experiments in Sunday Socialism sessions fill Notting Hill Arts Club to overflowing with a tundra melting mix of live music, digital DJ prowess, performance art, east European cinema, poetry, puppetry, poverty, latkes, blinis and vodka. Live acts have included Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz, Oi Va Voi, DJ Shantel, Sophie Solomon, Mukka, London Sevdah, London Bulgarian Choir, Graham Lewis (Wire) with Scifi Kane, Luminescent Orchestrii, Geoff Berner, The Destroyers, Mammatrix & Ghetto Plotz.

Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11
£5.00 on the door
For more information, call 02076295555

Co-produced by Adrian Philpott / The Shrine/ YaD Arts / Oi Va Voi

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

August 10, 2008

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 11, 2008

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 12, 2008

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 13, 2008

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 14, 2008

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 15, 2008

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

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 13, 2008

Adrianne Greenbaum+Shir Madness, Newton, MA, Sep 13, 2008

Come, Listen, Dance! Leading klezmer flutist and dance leader Adrianne Greenbaum will join Shir Madness Klezmer Band of Newton, Massachusetts, in a rollicking evening of Jewish music and Yiddish and Israeli dancing. Refreshments, of course. Free and open to the public. Saturday evening, September 13, 2008, 7:30 pm, at the Lutheran Church of the Newtons, corner of Center and Cypress Streeets in Newton Center.

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Havurah
617-965-6862
www.jrf.org/shirhadash

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

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Sunday, Oct 5, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen's Circle present …

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC with master dance leader Zev Feldman!

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Zev Feldman. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl / hammered dulcimer). Beginners welcome!

Admission: $10 ($8 for JCC and Workmen's Circle Members). Pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

And save the date for another upcoming Tantshoyz::
Sunday, November 16th, 7-10PM at the JCC.

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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 29, 2008

Tanzhoyz, Evanston, IL, 29 Oct 2008

Chag Sameach everyone. I'm very happy to announce that Chicago now joins NYC and the Bay Area in what I may dare to call the "Tanzhoyz Movement". (Who's next, I wonder) I'll be hosting monthly Yiddish dance parties with live music! Here's to getting those dances back into the community. Wish us luck!

Join us at the HOPKELE
Chicagoland's NEW monthly Klezmer Dance Party
Led by Internationally renowned Yiddish DanceMaster STEVE WEINTRAUB
With LIVE music provided by KURT BJORLING and Members of CHICAGO KLEZMER ENSEMBLE

Last Wednesdays of the month (mostly)
NEXT HOPKELE
October 29, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
At JRC
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois

847-328-7678
$8 / $5 JRC members and students

November 16, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Sunday, Nov 16, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen's Circle present …

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC with master dance leader Zev Feldman!

Sunday, November 16th, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Zev Feldman. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl / hammered dulcimer). Beginners welcome!

Admission: $10 ($8 for JCC and Workmen's Circle Members). Pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

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December 28, 2008

Last night Hannukah Dance Party, NYC, 28 Dec 2008

Celebrate Hannukah with holiday songs, dances and sufganiot at what has become our biggest party of the year. If you missed our great party on the first night of Hanukah you have a chance to come to this one on the last night -- which will be even better.

Bring a Hanukiah for candle lighting. Refreshments welcomed (kosher only)
Sunday December 28 at 7pm - 8th Night of Hanukah

Live Music featuring Rose & Meir Beer, back by popular request with a band for singing & dancing followed by an all-request session

No partner needed.
Contribution-$10

Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway at 104th St.
Information (917)207-0093 / www.rikud.net
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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 18, 2009

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, 18 Jan 2009

Yad's Radio GagarinRadio Gagarin 2009 - A new beginning
Sunday 18th January, from 6pm

'The Arts Club's most adventurous and anarchic night (and that's saying something)' Time Out
Featuring: 6 Day Riot
'With Tamara Schlesinger's vocal travelling on the top like a jockey on the hump of a camel it makes for an interesting ride.' Americana UK

Hooverville
'Inspires envy and resentment in all who witness its power' Cynthia Stalin

Chancery Blame & the Gadjo Club
'The full moon gypsy rock ....from car crash fast to heart wrenching melodrama' \ Kronstadt Martyrs Weekly News

Naomi De Kleined
'She like to fiddle, fiddling is what she do. She fiddle whenever she can...' Garstang Gazette

Plus film from Kinodrome feat. East European Cinema
plus ZOE KLINGER'S FRIENDS OF GAGARIN Trotsky's TALKiN BLUES Buro Unplugged
Dancefloor Comisars: DJ's MAX REINHARDT & LEMEZ LOVAS


Notting Hill Arts Club,
21 Notting Hill Gate W11
£5.00 on the door
For more information, call 02076295555

Co-produced by Adrian Philpott / The Shrine/ YaD Arts / Oi Va Voi

Sing-Along of Israeli Folksongs+Dance Marathon, NYC, 18 Jan 2009

Sing-Along of Israeli Folksongs
to celebrate nature & the land
as a warm up for the upcoming holiday of Tu B'shvat plus

A Marathon of Israeli Folk Dancing
including dances related to the holiday with Special Guest SARA BURNBAUM

Sun. Jan. 18, 2009
7pm Sing-Along / 8:30pm Dance Marathon

Contribution -- $15
You may also bring refreshments to add to the holiday goodies provided

Bridge for DANCE
2726 Broadway at 104th St.

Information:
Haim 917-207-0093; rikud.net
Moshe 917-478-3371; rikudim.net

January 25, 2009

A Tickle in the Heart, feat. Andrea Pancur, München, Ger, 25 Jan 2009

A Tickle in the Heart feat. Andrea Pancur

25.01.2009, 11:00 Uhr - Tanzfrühschoppen
Theater im Fraunhofer - "Volksmusiktage"
Fraunhoferstr. 9
80469 München
T. 089-267850
www.fraunhofertheater.de

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

Hopkele! London, UK, 25 Jan 2009

Sunday 25 January 2009
Doors open 7.15pm. First dance at 7.45pm

Hopkele!
Klezmer dance with live band
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Dancing! Doughnuts! Live klezmer!! The popular klezmer keilidh returns for its third annual jamboree. Guy Schalom leads and teaches Yiddish dances, with Ilana Cravitz on fiddle and the Hopkele House Band: Ros Hawley (clarinet), Yair Schleider (accordion), and Paul Moylan (bass). See the Hopkele Productions Homepage: www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.htm

Tickets £12 full price; £10 concs and advance booking. Online booking with e-tickets is at www.ilanacravitz.com/shop.html, or you can book by post via 0771 494 5971.

January 26, 2009

Women's Voices for AVIsrael "השמיעיני את קולך", Raanana, Israel, 26 Jan 2009

Women's Voices for AVIsrael "השמיעיני את קולך"
A Special Benefit Concert By Women For Women

Monday, January 26, 2009, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Yad L'Banim Concert Hall היכל התרבות רעננה
147 Achuza Street רח' אחוזה 147
Tel: 09 761 0380

A beautiful evening by women for women featuring:
Author Naomi Ragen, Singer/Songwriter Nomi Teplow and The Leora Damelin: Women's Dance Company.
MC: Oshra Koren – Head of MATAN Ra'anana

All proceeds to benefit Deaf Children at AVIsrael.

Doors open at 7.30PM – Evening starts at 8.00PM

Tickets: 55₪ and 75₪
To order tickets please contact:

Jozie Eisner – mobile – 054-5505576
Cecile Rechtman – mobile - 050-7593713
Millie Wolf – mobile - 054-6777048.

Light refreshments will be served.

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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 29, 2009

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House), NYC, 29 Jan 2009

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC with master dance leader Deborah Strauss!

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians, including Jeff Warschauer (guitar) and Jake Shulman-Ment (violin). Beginners welcome!

Admission: $10 ($8 for JCC and Workmen's Circle Members). Pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

And save the date for these upcoming Tantshayzer at the JCC in Manhattan:
* Thursday, February 19th, 7PM - 10PM
* Thursday, April 23rd, 7PM - 10PM

Additionally a new international group, the Yiddish Dance Action Network has formed to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information contact Pete Rushefsky at 917-326-9659.

Also... if you have old family videos with footage of Yiddish Dance we'd love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the Atran Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

February 15, 2009

Israeli music sing-along and Folk Dance Marathon, NYC, 15 Feb 2009

Sing-Along with live music to celebrate nature & the land
With singer-guitarist Tzippy Bronstein & other musicians
plus A Marathon of Israeli Folk Dancing
with Special Guests
doing as many requests as we can during the night

Sunday Feb. 15
7pm Sing Along
8:30pm Dance Marathon
Contribution -- $15
(you may bring refreshments as well)

Bridge for DANCE
2726 Broadway at 104th St.
Information call (917)207-0093;
www.rikud.net
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February 19, 2009

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House), NYC, 19 Feb 2009

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC with master dance leader Deborah Strauss!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians, including Jeff Warschauer (guitar) and Jake Shulman-Ment (violin). Beginners welcome!

Admission: $10 ($8 for JCC and Workmen's Circle Members). Pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

And save the date for this upcoming Tantshoyz at the JCC in Manhattan:
* Thursday, April 23rd, 7PM - 10PM

Additionally a new international group, the Yiddish Dance Action Network has formed to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information contact Pete Rushefsky at 917-326-9659.

Also... if you have old family videos with footage of Yiddish Dance we'd love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the Atran Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

February 28, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Tango & Tantz, 28 Feb 2009

festival logoFAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Tango & Tantz
Saturday February 28, 2009 @ 6 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion
Tickets $5

Tango & Tantz will be a lively social gathering, and participants will have fun with traditional Latin and Jewish folk dancing led by professional instructors. Similarities between the two dance styles will be explored as we alternate between genres throughout the session. Previous dance experience is not required, and all ages are welcome.

For tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com/kulturfest.html. For more information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com. A limited number of festival passes are available and must be purchased by phone or in person at the FAU Box Office

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March 25, 2009

Hopkele - Yiddish Dance Party, Evanston, IL, 25 Mar 2009

Steve Weintraub and logoJoin us at the
Next Hopkele is March 25 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$8/ JRC members and students $5
Chicagoland's New Monthly Leading and instruction by internationally renowned Yiddish Dance Master,
Steve Weintraub
LIVE music provided by Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Kurt Bjorling, and members of Klezmer Dance Party!
Beginners welcome! Come learn the dances and have fun.
No need to bring a partner.
At JRC 303 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Illinois call 847-328-7678.
Hopkele is (usually) on the last Wednesday each month.

March 26, 2009

"The Other Seder Songs", London, UK, 26 Mar 2009

The Other Seder Songs
Thursday 26th March, 7:30pm

Los Desterrados, Oi Va Voi and the Yiddish Twist Orchestra will rock out the JCC's Other Seder. For the third consecutive year, we present our unique take on the Seder, as each band performs a song inspired by the after-dinner songs as the launching point for their set.

Cualos son los uno
Six-piece Los Desterrados, who released their third album, Miradores at the end of 2008, bring their mix of ladino, flamenco, Moorish and Gypsy flavours to the Seder.

"Los Des take the Medieval music of the Sephardic Jews, with its strong Latin influences, and drag it effortlessly into the 21st Century with lashings of Spanish folk and Balkan Soul to deliver a series of rousing, melancholic songs that pulse with rhythm and feeling" (London Metro)

Adir Hu
London's superfly klezmer / punk / gypsy outfit Oi Va Voi give us a sneak preview of their forthcoming third album, Traveling the Face of the Globe.

"Kudos, culture, vision.Oi Va Voi. Remember the name"YTO Merlin
(Evening Standard)

Chad Gadya
The JCC's own creation, the fabulous Yiddish Twist Orchestra, will set the dance floor swinging with their hard-dancing, pulp fiction style 50s and 60s Yiddish surf twist!

Hosted by Judy Batalion and accompanied by the tunes of DJ Max Reinhardt and visuals by imagician Miki Shaw, The Other Seder Songs returns to the beautiful Wilton's Music Hall for a night of music and dance.


Wiltons Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

£12 in advance, £15 on the door

Book online at JCC for London
Produced by YaD Arts for jcc

March 29, 2009

Klezmer Music & Dance, Medford, MA, 29 Mar 2009

Hankus Netsky, courtesy National Yiddish Book CenterKlezmer Music and Dance, with Hankus Netsky, Dena Ressler, and Judy Bressler

Sunday March 29, 2009
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Springstep, 98 George P Hassett Drive, Medford MA

Pre-register: $6 Youth / $8 Adult + 50 cent fee
At the door: $8 Youth / $10 Adult

Part of a series: Spring Sundays Workshops for Families & Children

Get ready to dance at your great grandparents' wedding! Join Hankus Netsky, clarinetist Dena Ressler, and dance caller Judy Bressler and learn line, circle, and set dances from the "Old Country"! Join in the fun and learn dances such as the Freylakhs, Bulgar, Hora, and Sher!

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Boston Workmen's Circle.

tel: 781-395-0402
springstep.org

April 19, 2009

KlezKamp Road Show, Madison, WI, 19 Apr 2009

Henry Sapoznik, Award Winning Author, Producer, and Performer of Traditional Yiddish Music, Brings Acclaimed KlezKamp to Wisconsin

KlezKamp Road Show
April 18, 19 & 20, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free and open to the public.

Sunday and Monday provide intensive workshops and presentations dedicated to traditional Yiddish folk arts including music, crafts, visual arts, Yiddish language, folksongs, a listener’s guide to the Klezmer ensemble, old time dances and much more. Guest presenters include singer and artist Susan Leviton, internationally recognized Yiddish dance teacher Steve Weintraub, author Michael Wex, and visiting scholar and KlezKamp founder Henry Sapoznik.

(Full schedule at www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/sapoznik/events.html#workshops. Space is limited; participants must register at www.conneyproject.wisc.edu/klezkamp-registration/ or by calling or (608) 265-4763).

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April 20, 2009

KlezKamp Road Show, Madison, WI, 20 Apr 2009

Henry Sapoznik, Award Winning Author, Producer, and Performer of Traditional Yiddish Music, Brings Acclaimed KlezKamp to Wisconsin

KlezKamp Road Show
April 18, 19 & 20, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free and open to the public.

Sunday and Monday provide intensive workshops and presentations dedicated to traditional Yiddish folk arts including music, crafts, visual arts, Yiddish language, folksongs, a listener’s guide to the Klezmer ensemble, old time dances and much more. Guest presenters include singer and artist Susan Leviton, internationally recognized Yiddish dance teacher Steve Weintraub, author Michael Wex, and visiting scholar and KlezKamp founder Henry Sapoznik.

(Full schedule at www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/sapoznik/events.html#workshops. Space is limited; participants must register at www.conneyproject.wisc.edu/klezkamp-registration/ or by calling or (608) 265-4763).

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April 23, 2009

Tum Balalaika Yiddish dance party, Mundlein, IL, 23 Apr 2009

Cancelled: Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House), NYC, 23 Apr 2009

This event has been cancelled

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC with dance leader Zev Feldman and live klezmer music featuring Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer).

Thursday, April 23, 2009
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians, including Jeff Warschauer (guitar) and Jake Shulman-Ment (violin). Beginners welcome!

Admission: $10 ($8 for JCC and Workmen's Circle Members). Pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Additionally a new international group, the Yiddish Dance Action Network has formed to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information contact Pete Rushefsky at 917-326-9659.

Also... if you have old family videos with footage of Yiddish Dance we'd love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the Atran Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

April 26, 2009

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 17, 2009

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, 17 May 2009

Radio Gagarin
Sunday 17th May, from 6pm

'The Arts Club's most adventurous and anarchic night (and that's saying something)' Time Out

Featuring LOS DESTERRADOS after our sell-out Other Seder Songs at Wiltons Music Hall!!
plus ZOE KLINGER'S FRIENDS OF GAGARIN
DANCEFLOOR KOMMISSARS: DJ's MISHA MAALTSEV + ARIADNE ARENDT & LEMEZ LOVAS
FILM: Kinodrome feat. gems of East European Cinema

Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11
£6.00 on the door

For more information, call 02076295555

Co-produced by Adrian Philpott / The Shrine/ YaD Arts / Oi Va Voi

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 29, 2009

Freylach Old Time Jamboree, Pittsboro, NC, 29 May 2009

Freylach Old Time Jamboree Klezmer goes “Jewgrass” Come eat, dance, & party! Members of Freylach Time Klezmer Band & The BlueTailed Skinks invite you to a consisting of a Lively Fusion of Klezmer & Old Time Music, especially Arranged to Delight & Entertain You! May 29, 2009, 8:30pm . The General Store Café 39 West St., Pittsboro The Pittsboro General Store Café, on 39 West St., is next to the downtown traffic circle, just across from the Pittsboro courthouse. Phone: (919) 542-2432. Go to www.thegeneralstorecafe.com for hours, music schedule, map, & more.

May 30, 2009

Israeli Folk Dancing & Sing-Along, NYC, 30 May 2009

A Saturday Night Post-Shavuot Special

Sing-Along -- Erev Zemer
of Hebrew & Yiddish Folksongs

To celebrate
the 61st Birthday of Israel,
Yom Yerushalayim & Shavuot

Led by Master Musician

SHLOMO SHAI

Followed by
A Marathon of
Classic Israeli Folk Dancing
to Songs of the Beautiful Land of Israel

Saturday May 30
9:30pm - ??

Contribution: $15

Bridge for DANCE
2726 Broadway at 104th St.

Information: 917-207-0093
Web: www.rikud.net

May 31, 2009

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.

Hopkele - Klezmer Keilidh, London, UK, 31 May 2009

Ilana CravitzSunday 31 May
Doors open 7.15pm

Hopkele—THE Klezmer Keilidh
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Back by popular demand—the original and best klezmer barn dance. No prior knowledge of Yiddish dance required, as Guy Schalom will show you the steps. And, with live klezmer that will have you dancing the night away,

Ilana Cravitz heads up the incredible Hopkele House String Band (Pete Cooper, Kate Hands (fiddle), Matt Bacon, Aidan McGee (guitar), Francesca Ter-Berg (cello), Paul Tkachenko (bass).

Doors open 7.15pm for first dance at 7.45pm.

Tickets £10 in advance – book online or call 07714 945971 for details of postal booking

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 7, 2009

Israeli Dance Workshop, WJMF, Washington, DC, 7 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

Israeli Dance Workshop
Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall, Washington DCJCC
6:00 pm

Experience Israeli dance with the most popular instructor in the Greater Washington area! Mona Goldstein has been instructing and choreographing Israeli folk dance for years, and founded the entertainment company Mona Israeli Dance. She currently teaches her popular RikudDC session Sundays at the Washington DCJCC. Mona will have you moving to the energetic beats of classic and contemporary Israeli tunes. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome.

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Address:
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

Balkan Beat Box, Brooklyn, NY, 7 Jun 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
@ Bellhouse (149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)

June 7, 2009
Doors 7:30 pm / Show 9:00 pm

$20 Advance / $25 at the door
21+

for ticket information visit: www.ticketweb.com

June 8, 2009

Balkan Beat Box, Seattle, WA, 8 Jun 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
@ Showbox at the Market (1426 st Ave., Seattle, WA)

June 8, 2009
8 pm

$15 Advance

for more ticket information visit: www.ticketmaster.com

June 9, 2009

Balkan Beat Box, Portland, OR, 9 Jun 2009

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
@ Crystal Ballroom (1332 W. Burnside, Portland, OR)

Jun 9, 2009
Doors 7 pm / Show 9 pm

$18 Advance BUY from JDub for cheaper service fee
$22 Day of Show

All Ages

for more ticket information visit: www.ticketmaster.com

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 21, 2009

Fête des Musiques 2009 Juives, Bruxelles, Belgium, 21 Jun 2009

Sunday 21 june, 3rd 'Fête des Musiques 2009 Juives'—Maison de la Culture Juive, Cirque Pauwels, Chemin d’Alsemberg Bruxelles

from 11-13h dance lead by Andreas Schmitges (A Tickle in the Heart) with live music from Queen Emma Klezmer (Duo) Emma Stiman and Pit Hermans. € 6,-

from 13h till the evening concerts, free entrance.

Info +322-343 62 24

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.

August 18, 2009

Shemspeed SummerFest, Teaneck, NJ, 18 Aug 2009

shemspeed summer fest posterAugust 18th

CAN!!CAN, Electro Morocco, Describe, Y-Love, Diwon, Darshan, Eprhyme & guests …
at Mexicali Blues Live
1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneack, NJ
www.mexicalilive.com
6pm doors | 8pm show
TICKET LINK - www.ticketweb.com

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 24, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 25, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

Shemspeed SummerFest: Moshiach Oi! CD Release Party, NYC, 25 Aug 2009

shemspeed summer fest posterAugust 25th

Moshiach Oi! CD Release Party feat. Juez and Burning Bush
at Piano's
8pm | 21+ | $10ADV/$12DOOR
158 Ludlow St
New York, NY.

August 26, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

Shemspeed SummerFest: Eprhyme, NYC, 26 Aug 2009

shemspeed summer fest posterAugust 26th

An evening with Eprhyme (CD Release Party)
featuring live performances by Eprhyme, Darshan and Girls in Trouble & Homeboy Sandman
at Drom
85 Avenue A
New York, NY.
9pm | $10ADV/$12DOOR
TIX: dromnyc.com

August 27, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

Shemspeed SummerFest, Brooklyn, NY, 27 Aug 2009

shemspeed summer fest posterAugust 27th

Electro Morocco, CAN!!CAN, Describe, Y-Love, Diwon, Six Point Star, & Eytan
at Bellhouse
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY.
8pm | 18+ | $12ADV/$15DOOR
TIX: www.ticketweb.com

August 28, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 29, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 30, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

September 6, 2009

Klezmer in the Park, London, UK, 6 Sep 2009

Ilana CravitzSunday 6 September, 1-6pm

Klezmer in the Park, featuring Hopkele Productions
Regents Park, London

An opportunity to dance with Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom all afternoon to the UK's foremost klezmer bands. See http://www.jewishculture.org.uk/klezmerinpark2009.html for more details.

Free event

September 9, 2009

The Fireflies, Cork, Ireland, 9 Sep 2009

band photoThe Fireflies

Wednesday 9th September -
The Crane Lane theatre, Cork.
Midnight. Admission free.

September 12, 2009

The Fireflies, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, Ireland, 12 Sep 2009

band photoThe Fireflies

Saturday 12th September - The Phoenix Restaurant, Keel, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry. This will be a lovely night. It's Lorna's birthday party which is always a great event. Everyone is welcome. The theme is Eastern Fire at the Phoenix - it's a fancy dress fundraiser for the All Ireland Air Ambulance. Cost €20 (less for kids/teenagers) includes seeing The Fireflies, world music DJs, and surprises (there's always surprises at the phoenix), as well as a slap up veggy buffet. Get dressed up to the nines and come and dance your socks off and eat lots of yum, in a beautiful venue, in a beautiful garden, not far from Inch beach. For info on camping, b and b, and other options call Lorna on 066 976 6284. Check out www.thephoenixorganic.com

Dance w/Markus Muller, friends, & Brian Bender in Lübeck, Germany, 17 Sep 2009

"Klezmer Tantz" dance event with Markus Muller and friends plus special guest Brian Bender (trombonist from USA)
Thursday, September 17, 20:00
Villa Leon (Nuremberg, Germany)
KUF/3
Schlachthofstr. / Philipp-Koerber-Weg 1
90439 Nürnberg
Info - 0911/ 2 31-74 00
Cost - 5 Euros
www.kuf-kultur.de/villa/eingang.asp

Klezmer Kids, Toronto, Canada, 12-13 Sep 2009

On the weekend of September 12 & 13, 2009, the Winchevsky Centre 585 Cranbrooke Avenue, is hosting two exclusive events featuring The Klezmer Kids from Winnipeg:

1) a one-night only concert the evening of Saturday September 12th, 7:30 p.m., advance tickets are $18.00; children/students (ages 5-18) are $12.00; or at the door $22.00 and $15.00

2) an interactive family klezmer workshop with the Klezmer Kids & with Helen Winkler leading dancing, the morning of Sunday September 13th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.$10.00 at the door, RSVP by September 10th to 416-789-5502.

tel: 416-789-5502
www.winchevskycentre.org

September 13, 2009

Klezmer Kids, Toronto, Canada, 12-13 Sep 2009

On the weekend of September 12 & 13, 2009, the Winchevsky Centre 585 Cranbrooke Avenue, is hosting two exclusive events featuring The Klezmer Kids from Winnipeg:

1) a one-night only concert the evening of Saturday September 12th, 7:30 p.m., advance tickets are $18.00; children/students (ages 5-18) are $12.00; or at the door $22.00 and $15.00

2) an interactive family klezmer workshop with the Klezmer Kids & with Helen Winkler leading dancing, the morning of Sunday September 13th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.$10.00 at the door, RSVP by September 10th to 416-789-5502.

tel: 416-789-5502
www.winchevskycentre.org

September 17, 2009

Israeli Folk Dancing, Winchester, MA, 17 Sep 2009

The kids are in school and now It's time for the adults to have fun together!

We are happy to announce that after a long summer siesta Israeli Folk dancing @ Temple Shir Tikvah will resume on September 17th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Repertoire includes original oldies to more modern dances.
  • Bring your requests.
  • No partner necessary. Friends are always welcome.
  • Please wear soft soled shoes.
  • Light refreshments.

Angela Schatz, the instructor, has more than thirty years of experience teaching Israeli Folk dance both in Israel and the U.S.

Starting September 17th Thursday
7:30-8:30 - Beginners
8:30-9:30 - Intermediate/Advanced

34 Vine Street, Winchester, MA
For directions: www.shir-tikvah.org

"Between Jews and Sufis: celebrating peace in Fez", Los Angeles, CA, 17 Sep 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7:30 pm

Between Jews and Sufis: Celebrating Peace in Fez
a lecture by Yuval Ron
An engaging talk with slides and live music on the recent Yuval Ron Ensemble tour to Morocco.

Last June The Yuval Ron Ensemble completed its first peace mission tour to a Muslim country—Morocco, bringing to tears both Muslim and Jewish audiences. Hear the story from musical director Yuval Ron who will share slides and music from the musical meetings with the tribal Sufi musicians and dancers of Morocco, and the search for the disappearing Jewish life in Todra, Marakech and Fez.

The Yuval Ron Ensemble became a media sensation at the Sacred Music Festival in Fez, Morocco. CNN, National Geographic, Mundomix.com and French TV Channel 5 all focused their stories about the Fez Festival on the Yuval Ron Ensemble. See the CNN special report.

Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90035-2657
one block west of Crescent Heights ample street parking
Suggested donation $10 Limited seating, please RSVP to 310-657-5511

October 1, 2009

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House), NYC, 1 Oct 2009


The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Zev Feldman!

Thursday, October 1, 2009
A discussion of archival video of dance will be held at 6:30PM
Dancing: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan.

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. Beginners are welcome!

Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members.

A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

October 17, 2009

West of Odessa and Karamfil, Toronto, ON, October 17, 2009

West of Odessa and Karamfil will be performing at the Ontario Folk Dance Association's 40th Anniversary Banquet this Saturday evening (6-12) at the Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave., north of Danforth in Toronto. Dancing will be led by Helen Winkler, who does such a great job as the dance leader at the Ashkenaz Fest. For more information see:

www.ofda.ca/banquet.html

West of Odessa, a Buffalo, NY/Hamilton, Ont. based trio will feature Moldavian/Ukrainian klezmer. The group includes clarinet, accordion, poyk and tsimbl. Karamfil, a performing group based in Rochester, NY features Macedonian/Bulgarian music performed on traditional folk instruments.

October 30, 2009

Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Workmen's Circle, New York, NY, October 30, 2009

Special NYC Friday Night Dinner with Participatory Yiddish Singing and Dancing with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo.

A Tribute to the Memory of our Beloved Teacher and Friend Pesach Fiszman A"H

Friday, October 30, 2009, 6:30 PM
RSVP ASAP!
The Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring invites you to come and spend a Shabes Dinner with us on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

The program is dedicated to the memory of our dear teacher and friend, Pesach Fiszman. Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer will pay tribute and lead a spirited Yiddish Shabes including participatory singing and dancing.

Space is limited. Reserve ASAP!

Location: Workmen's Circle (45 East 33rd Street, NY, NY 10016)
Cost: $30 members, $36 nonmembers, $18 full-time students/children

For more information contact Sara Lerman
Phone: 212.889.6800 x252
Register Online: http://www.circle.org/Shabbes_regform.html

Der arbeter-ring farbet alemen hartsik kumen un farbrengen tsuzamen mit undz di shabesdike vetshere in AR binyen, dem 30 Oktober, 6:30 in ovnt. Di program iz gevimet dem lebn un oyftu fun undzer balibtn khaver un lerer, Pesakh Fishman, olevasholem.
Debra Strauss un Jeff Warschauer veln onfirn mitn ovnt.
Der optsol iz: $30 - mitglid, $36 - nit-mitglid, $18 - kinder un studentn.

rezervirt bald. dos ort iz bagrenetst.

nokh vayterdiker informatsye klingt 212-889-6800, ext. 252

November 5, 2009

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House), NYC, 5 Nov 2009


The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Zev Feldman!

Thursday, November 5, 2009
A discussion of archival video of dance will be held at 6:30PM
Dancing: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan.

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. Beginners are welcome!

Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members.

A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

November 7, 2009

Klezmer workshops & dance party, Belmont, MA, 7 Nov 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Klezmer workshops and dance party
with The Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer Band

The Folk Arts Center of New England presents concurrent workshops in klezmer singing and instrumental music, led by members of the Casco Bay Tummlers. A potluck supper follows,
then an evening of klezmer and international dancing with
music by the Tummlers. Beginners are welcome.

Payson Park Congregational Church parish hall,
365 Belmont Street, Belmont, Massachusetts

5:30–6:30 pm Singing and instrumental sessions
6:45–7:45 pm Potluck supper (kosher items welcome)
8:00–11 pm Dance party with dance instruction

Admission:
Singing or instrumental workshop $18, FAC members $15, students $12
Potluck supper no charge
Dance party $18, FAC members $15, students $12
Workshop and dance party $32, FAC members $26, students $20

For more information, facone.org/programs/program/klezmer.htm
Tel: 781-662-7475

Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh, Portchester, UK, November 7, 2009

Ilana CravitzPortchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, Portchester, Fareham PO16 9AD

Whether you want to dance or just sit back and listen, enjoy a Hampshire Hopkele, courtesy of Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom. A 21st Century spin on traditional Eastern European Yiddish dance.
Tickets £8

More information www.portchesterca.org.uk.

December 3, 2009

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House), NYC, 3 Dec 2009


The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Zev Feldman!

Thursday, December 3, 2009
A discussion of archival video of dance will be held at 6:30PM
Dancing: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan.

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. Beginners are welcome!

Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members.

A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

December 24, 2009

Matzah Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, 24 Dec 2009

posterBrooklyn Bowl's First Annual
Matzah Bowl! — Inaugural Tribal Music Festival

  • Days Like Months

  • Pey Dalid

  • Six Point Star

  • Describe/Diwon

  • Dov and Guests

  • introducing Mike Kinkade of Kinkade LA

Thursday, December 24th
Doors 6:00pm / Show 8:15pm
18 and Over
$12.00
Buy Tix

Matzah Bowl! - Inaugural Tribal Music Festival

Brooklyn's latest and greatest music and entertainment space, Brooklyn Bowl, will be hosting their first annual holiday party and music festival on Thursday, Dec. 24th. The night will feature an eclectic array of well known "Bands of the Tribe" to inspire and entertain the 600 capacity crowd. Tickets will be 12 dollars online and 15 at the door. In line with the overall holiday season of giving that includes the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, we are offering 8 dollar tickets online through the first night of Chanukah, Friday Dec. 11, 2009. We expect to be sold out by this date. The show will be 18+ and will feature Bowling Specials, drink specials, surprise musical guests, and an array of menus from local Kosher restaurants, to order from. The two acts that will highlight the evening are Israeli rockers Days Like Months and Pey Dalid, [the later the original band of Hasidic Reggae Star Matisyahu ] who will be having their long awaited CD release party.

www.brooklynbowl.com

December 31, 2009

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mtn Boys, w/Steve Weintraub leading dance, Columbia, MO, 31 Dec 2009

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett and her Klezmer Mountain Boys with Steve Weintraub teaching Yiddish dance Columbia, MO for the New Years Eve city celebration - First Night Columbia! They will be performing in two venues about half a city block apart from 6:30-8:30 pm and then at 10:30 pm-?

February 4, 2010

Tantshoyz, NYC, 4 Feb 2010

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Deborah Strauss!

Thursday, February 4: Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are now held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. This month's event will feature master dance leader Deborah Strauss with live klezmer music by Adrianne Greenbaum (flute), Michael Alpert (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl).

Beginners are welcome!

The Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan. Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members. (A discussion of archival video of dance will be held at 6:30PM, with the dancing going from 7:00PM-10:00PM)

A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

February 7, 2010

Israeli Folk Song & Dance Benefit for Haiti with Ron Eliran, New York, NY, 7 February 2010

Join in a night of song and dance featuring Ron Eliran, Israel's "Ambassador of Song", whose hits include Sharm-El-Sheikh and Lach Yerushalayim. Do Israeli folk dancing in the classic tradition at the longest running nostalgia session that provides a fun evening with friendly people. No partner is needed. Teaching of dances included.

Israeli Folk Song & Dance
Benefit for Haiti
Featuring Guest Singer
RON ELIRAN
whose hits include
Sharm-El-Sheikh & Lach Yerushalayim

Sunday Feb. 7
7pm - 11pm

Proceeds go to Magen David Adom's medical work in Haiti
Suggested contribution: $18 - Chai for life

Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway at 104th St.
Information (917)207-0093
www.rikud.net

February 28, 2010

Klezmer Masquerade Ball, Seattle, Washington, 28 February 2010

KLEZMER MASQUERADE BALL AT THE RAVENNA KIBBUTZ!

Come dance at a Klezmer Masquerade Ball, hosted by the Ravenna Kibbutz!

Just in time for Purim, come learn authentic Yiddish dances from Eastern Europe, complete with live music from the University of Washington Klezmer Band (and special surprise guests)!

Perfect for absolute beginners and experienced Yiddish dancers alike. Prizes given for the best masquerade costume.

Dancing, masks, homentashen, punch, and live music!

No admission fee; $5 suggested donation.

Location: The Ravenna Kibbutz, House Gimmel
Address: 6211 23rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115
Time: 4:00-6:30pm
Price: Free; $5 suggested donation
www.ravennakibbutz.org

March 14, 2010

Michael Alpert w/layb un lebn, Los Angeles, 14 Mar 2010

Please join us on Sunday, March 14 for a rare double-header of Yiddish culture

for body and soul (layb un lebn) featuring special guest from New York (and St. Petersburg, Kiev, Berlin, etc.)

Michael Alpert - renowned performer, ethnographer, dance master.

Join us for either or both (2-4 PM and/or 4-6 PM) - special admission for both! (See below for full details

or follow this link: www.yiddishinstitute.org )

Both Events

General Admission: $20, Members: $18, FT Students: $12

March 27, 2010

Hampshire Hopkele, 27 Mar 2010

Sunday 27 March
7.30pm

Hampshire Hopkele
Holybourne Theatre, London Road, Holybourne,
Alton, Hants GU34 4EL

Dance your socks off with Guy Schalom, Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band.

April 1, 2010

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance w/ Michael Alpert, NYC, Thurs 1 Apr 2010

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Michael Alpert!

Thursday, April 1, 7:00-9:30pm: Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are now held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. This month's event will feature master dance leader Michael Alpert with live klezmer music featuring clarinetist Michael Winograd.

Beginners are welcome!

The Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan. Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members.

A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

April 18, 2010

Yiddish Dance Party, Arlington, MA, 18 Apr 2010

Yiddish Dance PartyYiddish Dance Party to Live Klezmer Music! with Judy Bressler, Hanuks Netsky, and Dena Ressler

It's easy and great fun to learn to dance some communal Jewish folk dances of Eastern Europe including the circle freylekhs and slow Rumanian horas, the also circling Patsh Tants (hand clapping, foot stamping) and the lesser known but wonderful bulgar and sher.

Sunday April 18, 2010
2-3:30 p.m.
Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple Street, Arlington MA
Maple is off Pleasant Street (Route 60) in Arlington Center.

FREE

Yiddish dance leader and teacher Judy Bressler, founding member and long time vocalist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band, has performed and taught Yiddish song and dance around the world.

Hankus Netsky, KCB's founder and musical director, is a multi-instrumentalist with a recent Ph.D. in ethnomusicology.

Clarinetist Dena Ressler is co-founder of di bostoner klezmer.

April 25, 2010

Klezmer Dance and Jam at NEFFA, Mansfield, MA, 25 April 2010

Klezmer dance and jam at NEFFA
Sunday April 25, 2010
Dance at 10 AM, jam at 1 PM
Mansfield High School, Mansfield MA

The New England Folk Festival will include two klezmer events.

At 10 AM, there will be a klezmer dance led by Jacob Bloom, with music by Shver un Shviger. It will feature easy traditional Yiddish dances, which can be followed with a minimum of teaching: mostly circle dances, and one or two couple dances, such as the freylakhs, bulgar, slow hora, chusidl, and grand march.

At 1 PM, the band will lead an open klezmer jam. Bring your instruments (or your voice)! No experience necessary, and sheet music will be provided.

For more info, see
www.neffa.org or
Shver un Shviger .

Klezmer Dance w/Zev Feldman, Paris, France, 25 Apr 2010

KLEZZICS organise un évènement à ne pas rater !!!

Une EXCEPTIONNELLE APRES-MIDI de "DANSE du SHTETL" avec Walter Zev Feldman

Le *dimanche 25 avril entre 13h30 et 16h au Studio Bleu

Très rares sont les passages de Walter Zev Feldman dans notre capitale. A la faveur d'un bref séjour parisien, ce grand ethno-musicologue, musicien et danseur nous fait le plaisir et l'honneur d'animer une après-midi de *"DANSES DU SHTETL"*, avec la complicité d'Hélène Domergue-Zilberberg.

La musique "live" sera dirigée par l'exceptionnel violoniste Jake Shulman-Ment, accompagné de Marthe Desrosières, Ilan Moss, et des invités "surprise"...

*Studio Bleu*
32 rue du Capitaine Marchal
75020 - Métro Gambetta

*Pas de niveau de danse requis
**Tout Public*
Participation aux frais : 10 euros

Et une petite *sélection de concerts*
recommandés par "Klezzics" :

April 28, 2010

Klezmerfest, Tenafly, NJ, 28 Apr 2010

cd coverThe Klezmer band Klezmerfest will be doing a special 11:15 AM concert w/ Special Guest Yiddish vocalist Michael Alpert this Wed. 4/28 at The Kaplan JCC on the Palisades 411 East Clinton Ave. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.569.7900. We're performing our patented 'peak under the hood' of what makes a real Klezmer band tick and songs from our new CD 'Life Of The Party'. Just try and keep your feet still!

May 6, 2010

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance w/ Michael Alpert, NYC, Thurs 6 May 2010

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present... Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Michael Alpert! Thursday, May 6, 7:00-9:30pm: Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are now held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. This month's event will feature master dance leader Michael Alpert with live klezmer music featuring clarinetist Michael Winograd. Beginners are welcome! The Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan. Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members. A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

May 16, 2010

Simcha dance jam, Berkeley, CA, 16 May 2010

Bruce Bierman dance sessionSunday, May 16, 3:00-5:00pm,
Simcha Dance Jam,
a monthly Jewish dance workshop with Bruce Bierman, at the JCC East Bay. In this new format, Bruce will teach Jewish dances of all kinds: klezmer/Yiddish, Hasidic, Israeli, Yemenite, and more. Presented by the JCC and KlezCalfornia.

More info: 415.789.7679,
www.jcceastbay.org
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June 3, 2010

Kugelplex, San Francisco, CA, 3 June 2010

KugelplexLet's Go Dance@Jessie Series
A Klezmer Wedding Celebration with Kugelplex
Thursday, June 3, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Free
Jessie Square (Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco)

With Kugelplex, the Bay Area's most rockin' purveyor of old world Klezmer, join the wedding procession of Sharon and Amber into a madcap whirl of clapping, stomping and easy to follow dances led by Klezmer dance maven, Bruce Bierman. Enjoy the vocals of celebrated recording artist, Jewlia Eisenberg, and the comic antics of David Rosenfeld-as we celebrate love in a circle of dancing community.

Kugelplex will be celebrating marriage equality for all with a blowout dance party featuring our dear friends, Sharon and Amber, recently married when it was legal, and now very active in the fight for marriage equality. They are both wonderful spokespeople for legalizing same sex marriage. Unable to dance for their wedding ceremony at the time and because klezmer music and dance have their deepest roots in the Jewish wedding celebration, this will be the party we had always wanted to give them.

Let's Go Dance@Jessie is a free monthly open-air dance party in Jessie Square in front of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and next to St. Patrick's Church in downtown San Francisco on the First Thursday of each month from May to October from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The series offers dance lessons and music from today's best Bay Area artists.

www.ybgf.org

June 20, 2010

Simcha Dance Jam, Berkeley, CA, 20 June 2010

Bruce Bierman dance sessionSimcha Dance Jam—Free the Jewish dancer within!

Sunday, June 20, 3:00-5:00pm,
JCC East Bay, Berkeley.

Join Jewish dance specialist and choreographer Bruce Bierman for a unique monthly workshop that aims to free the Jewish dancer within! It will begin with guided poses and stretches inspired by the angular shapes of the Hebrew letters. Then, participants will explore the expressive movements and dramatic gestures behind the four main Jewish dance genres: Yemenite, Hasidic, Klezmer and Israeli. Finally, fit the moves of the ancestors to the grooves of your own imagination, as
participants create spontaneous new dances using a treasure box of Jewish dance vocabulary. All levels and dance experiences welcome. $10-$15, sliding scale. Presented by the JCC KlezCalifornia, and Jewish Music Festival. More info: 510.848.0237 or www.jcceastbay.org.

June 23, 2010

Klezmer Dance w/The Essentials, Berkeley, CA, 23 June 2010

Ashkenaz presents The Essentials, starring Stu Brotman and Jim Rebhan

Wednesday, June 23, Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, Berkeley. Celebrate this first klezmer dance night at Ashkenaz, a venue that features live music and dancing every evening. Enjoy a concert with the world-class klezmer music of Stu Brotman (Veretski Pass & Brave Old World) and Jim Rebhan (Ellis Island Old World Folk Band & California Klezmer). Bruce Bierman will give a dance lesson and lead dancing during the performance. Doors open 7:30pm, dance lesson 8:00pm, show and dancing at 8:30pm. Only $10! See you there! We're hoping for a great turn-out so we can persuade Ashkenaz to schedule klezmer dancing more often!

More info: www.ashkenaz.com
510.525.5054.

June 27, 2010

Dinner/Klezmer Dance w/The Mavens of Klezmer, San Mateo, CA, 27 June 2010

Dinner and Klezmer Dance Party

Sunday, June 27, 6:00-9:30pm, Tannourine Restaurant, San Mateo. Delicious Lebanese food, klezmer music by "The Mavens of Klezmer"(Jeanette Lewicki on accordion, Mike Perlmutter on clarinet, and Richard Saunders on bass) and dancing with Bruce Bierman. If you missed similar terrific events at Tannourine in 2008 or 2009, this is your chance! $25 for a large meal (with vegetarian options) of appetizers, entree, coffee, tea, or soft drink, and the entertainment.

Dinner begins at 6:00pm, music at 6:30pm, dancing at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. Reservations: 650.638.1960.

More info: www.tannourinecuisine.com.

July 11, 2010

"Dan Plonsy's Bar Mitzvah", San Francisco, CA, 11 Jul 2010

Dan Plonsey25th Jewish Music Festival
July 11, 1 and 4pm
World Premiere Dan Plonsey's Bar Mitzvah with Dandelion Dancetheater
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street,
San Francisco
$18 students, seniors, JCC East Bay and CJM members / $22 INCLUDES MUSEUM ADMISSION

For tickets and information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org or 1.800.838.3006

Winner of the prestigious United States Broad Fellow Award, fearlessly experimental Bay Area composer Dan Plonsey and award-winning choreographer Eric Kupers explore what it means to become an adult in today's complicated world through music and dance. Co-sponsored by the East Bay Community Foundation Fund for Artists, Zellerbach Family Foundation and W. and F. Hewlett Foundation. Presented in association with the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

July 13, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Yiddish Dance Teachers Workshop, 13-15 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010Seminar for professional Yiddish dance teachers & musicians : July 13-15

Dance faculty: Walter Zev Feldman, Sue Foy.
Music faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Jake Shulman-Ment.
In 2010 we are offering a professional-level training seminar for Yiddish dance teachers and leaders and Yiddish dance musicians. Directed by one of the most eminent scholars, theorists and teachers of Yiddish dance... more

July 14, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Yiddish Dance Teachers Workshop, 13-15 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010Seminar for professional Yiddish dance teachers & musicians : July 13-15

Dance faculty: Walter Zev Feldman, Sue Foy.
Music faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Jake Shulman-Ment.
In 2010 we are offering a professional-level training seminar for Yiddish dance teachers and leaders and Yiddish dance musicians. Directed by one of the most eminent scholars, theorists and teachers of Yiddish dance... more

July 15, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Yiddish Dance Teachers Workshop, 13-15 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010Seminar for professional Yiddish dance teachers & musicians : July 13-15

Dance faculty: Walter Zev Feldman, Sue Foy.
Music faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Jake Shulman-Ment.
In 2010 we are offering a professional-level training seminar for Yiddish dance teachers and leaders and Yiddish dance musicians. Directed by one of the most eminent scholars, theorists and teachers of Yiddish dance... more

July 18, 2010

Shalechet Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Troupe, Evanston, MI, 18 July 2010

Shalechet Aviv
Israeli Folk Dance Troupe
@ Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
2:30pm, Sunday, July 18,
Dawes Park, Evanston

Shalechet Aviv's movements have roots in Romanian Hora, the Arabic Dabke and traditional Yemenite life cycle celebrations. This elegant troupe has traveled near and far to perform in a folk style reminiscent of dances from Eastern Europe and the Middle East that combined in the State of Israel.

Futher info: www.kfarcenter.org

September 3, 2010

Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance, NYC, 3 September 2010

Some information from Hayim Kaufman of Rikud in NYC:

The classic folk dances of Israel are created to shiray Eretz Yisrael - the beautiful folk songs related to the Land of Israel. Many of these songs have Eastern European roots.

At Shorashim 2010, in addition to Dani Dassa teaching many of his great classic folk dances, a unique feature this year will be joint workshops by Ayalah Goren and Danny Pollock teaching dances created by choreographers no longer with us. Ayalah will focus on the first generation of choreographers whom she knew personally, including (with a sample popular dance) Leah Bergstein (Shiru Hashir), Zeev Havatzelet (Al Tiruni), (Zvi Friedhaber (Nitzanim), Shalom Hermon (Dayagim), Gurit Kadman (Etz Harimon)), Sara Levi-Tanai (El Ginat Egoz) and Rivka Shturman (Kuma Echa). Danny will teach dances of the next generation including Motti Alfassi (Kan Badarom), Shalom Amar (Bapardes), and Giora Kadmon
(Yeverechicha). Please join us in honoring these greats.

The 19th Annual
Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
Sept. 3 - 6, 2010

4 nights of marathons/parties & 3 days of workshops
Featuring Guest Teachers

DANI DASSA
CHOREOGRAPHER AS WELL AS MASTER TEACHER WHOSE CLASSIC
DANCES INCLUDE RACHEL, BEIN HARAY HEVRON, ASHRAY HA'ISH,
SHEDEMATI, JOSHUA, & MANY OTHERS THAT REMAIN POPULAR

AYALAH GOREN
ISRAELI FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCE EXPERT FROM JERUSALEM'S
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DANCE WITH A VAST & MATCHLESS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLASSICS

DANNY POLLOCK
MASTER TEACHER OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FROM NEW YORK
WHOSE CLASSIC REPERTOIRE DANCE WORKSHOPS
ARE ALWAYS POPULAR

SCHEDULE & RATES

Friday Opening Night Party & Kabbalat Shabbat:
8pm - $15

Saturday through Monday Workshops: $15/workshop
2pm - Ayalah Goren & Danny Pollock
4pm - Dani Dassa

Saturday & Sunday Marathons:
8pm - $20/night

Monday Farewell Party:
8pm $15

Whole Weekend Special Reduced Rate: $140
Day Passes: Sat. & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $40

Students and seniors (ID required):
$5 reduction for any single session
-------------------------------------------------------------

All events are in a professional dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.

Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

September 4, 2010

Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance, NYC, 4 September 2010

Some information from Hayim Kaufman of Rikud in NYC:

The classic folk dances of Israel are created to shiray Eretz Yisrael - the beautiful folk songs related to the Land of Israel. Many of these songs have Eastern European roots.

At Shorashim 2010, in addition to Dani Dassa teaching many of his great classic folk dances, a unique feature this year will be joint workshops by Ayalah Goren and Danny Pollock teaching dances created by choreographers no longer with us. Ayalah will focus on the first generation of choreographers whom she knew personally, including (with a sample popular dance) Leah Bergstein (Shiru Hashir), Zeev Havatzelet (Al Tiruni), (Zvi Friedhaber (Nitzanim), Shalom Hermon (Dayagim), Gurit Kadman (Etz Harimon)), Sara Levi-Tanai (El Ginat Egoz) and Rivka Shturman (Kuma Echa). Danny will teach dances of the next generation including Motti Alfassi (Kan Badarom), Shalom Amar (Bapardes), and Giora Kadmon
(Yeverechicha). Please join us in honoring these greats.

The 19th Annual
Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
Sept. 3 - 6, 2010

4 nights of marathons/parties & 3 days of workshops
Featuring Guest Teachers

DANI DASSA
CHOREOGRAPHER AS WELL AS MASTER TEACHER WHOSE CLASSIC
DANCES INCLUDE RACHEL, BEIN HARAY HEVRON, ASHRAY HA'ISH,
SHEDEMATI, JOSHUA, & MANY OTHERS THAT REMAIN POPULAR

AYALAH GOREN
ISRAELI FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCE EXPERT FROM JERUSALEM'S
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DANCE WITH A VAST & MATCHLESS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLASSICS

DANNY POLLOCK
MASTER TEACHER OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FROM NEW YORK
WHOSE CLASSIC REPERTOIRE DANCE WORKSHOPS
ARE ALWAYS POPULAR

SCHEDULE & RATES

Friday Opening Night Party & Kabbalat Shabbat:
8pm - $15

Saturday through Monday Workshops: $15/workshop
2pm - Ayalah Goren & Danny Pollock
4pm - Dani Dassa

Saturday & Sunday Marathons:
8pm - $20/night

Monday Farewell Party:
8pm $15

Whole Weekend Special Reduced Rate: $140
Day Passes: Sat. & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $40

Students and seniors (ID required):
$5 reduction for any single session
-------------------------------------------------------------

All events are in a professional dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.

Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance, NYC, 4 September 2010

Some information from Hayim Kaufman of Rikud in NYC:

The classic folk dances of Israel are created to shiray Eretz Yisrael - the beautiful folk songs related to the Land of Israel. Many of these songs have Eastern European roots.

At Shorashim 2010, in addition to Dani Dassa teaching many of his great classic folk dances, a unique feature this year will be joint workshops by Ayalah Goren and Danny Pollock teaching dances created by choreographers no longer with us. Ayalah will focus on the first generation of choreographers whom she knew personally, including (with a sample popular dance) Leah Bergstein (Shiru Hashir), Zeev Havatzelet (Al Tiruni), (Zvi Friedhaber (Nitzanim), Shalom Hermon (Dayagim), Gurit Kadman (Etz Harimon)), Sara Levi-Tanai (El Ginat Egoz) and Rivka Shturman (Kuma Echa). Danny will teach dances of the next generation including Motti Alfassi (Kan Badarom), Shalom Amar (Bapardes), and Giora Kadmon
(Yeverechicha). Please join us in honoring these greats.

The 19th Annual
Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
Sept. 3 - 6, 2010

4 nights of marathons/parties & 3 days of workshops
Featuring Guest Teachers

DANI DASSA
CHOREOGRAPHER AS WELL AS MASTER TEACHER WHOSE CLASSIC
DANCES INCLUDE RACHEL, BEIN HARAY HEVRON, ASHRAY HA'ISH,
SHEDEMATI, JOSHUA, & MANY OTHERS THAT REMAIN POPULAR

AYALAH GOREN
ISRAELI FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCE EXPERT FROM JERUSALEM'S
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DANCE WITH A VAST & MATCHLESS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLASSICS

DANNY POLLOCK
MASTER TEACHER OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FROM NEW YORK
WHOSE CLASSIC REPERTOIRE DANCE WORKSHOPS
ARE ALWAYS POPULAR

SCHEDULE & RATES

Friday Opening Night Party & Kabbalat Shabbat:
8pm - $15

Saturday through Monday Workshops: $15/workshop
2pm - Ayalah Goren & Danny Pollock
4pm - Dani Dassa

Saturday & Sunday Marathons:
8pm - $20/night

Monday Farewell Party:
8pm $15

Whole Weekend Special Reduced Rate: $140
Day Passes: Sat. & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $40

Students and seniors (ID required):
$5 reduction for any single session
-------------------------------------------------------------

All events are in a professional dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.

Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

September 5, 2010

Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance, NYC, 5 September 2010

Some information from Hayim Kaufman of Rikud in NYC:

The classic folk dances of Israel are created to shiray Eretz Yisrael - the beautiful folk songs related to the Land of Israel. Many of these songs have Eastern European roots.

At Shorashim 2010, in addition to Dani Dassa teaching many of his great classic folk dances, a unique feature this year will be joint workshops by Ayalah Goren and Danny Pollock teaching dances created by choreographers no longer with us. Ayalah will focus on the first generation of choreographers whom she knew personally, including (with a sample popular dance) Leah Bergstein (Shiru Hashir), Zeev Havatzelet (Al Tiruni), (Zvi Friedhaber (Nitzanim), Shalom Hermon (Dayagim), Gurit Kadman (Etz Harimon)), Sara Levi-Tanai (El Ginat Egoz) and Rivka Shturman (Kuma Echa). Danny will teach dances of the next generation including Motti Alfassi (Kan Badarom), Shalom Amar (Bapardes), and Giora Kadmon
(Yeverechicha). Please join us in honoring these greats.

The 19th Annual
Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
Sept. 3 - 6, 2010

4 nights of marathons/parties & 3 days of workshops
Featuring Guest Teachers

DANI DASSA
CHOREOGRAPHER AS WELL AS MASTER TEACHER WHOSE CLASSIC
DANCES INCLUDE RACHEL, BEIN HARAY HEVRON, ASHRAY HA'ISH,
SHEDEMATI, JOSHUA, & MANY OTHERS THAT REMAIN POPULAR

AYALAH GOREN
ISRAELI FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCE EXPERT FROM JERUSALEM'S
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DANCE WITH A VAST & MATCHLESS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLASSICS

DANNY POLLOCK
MASTER TEACHER OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FROM NEW YORK
WHOSE CLASSIC REPERTOIRE DANCE WORKSHOPS
ARE ALWAYS POPULAR

SCHEDULE & RATES

Friday Opening Night Party & Kabbalat Shabbat:
8pm - $15

Saturday through Monday Workshops: $15/workshop
2pm - Ayalah Goren & Danny Pollock
4pm - Dani Dassa

Saturday & Sunday Marathons:
8pm - $20/night

Monday Farewell Party:
8pm $15

Whole Weekend Special Reduced Rate: $140
Day Passes: Sat. & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $40

Students and seniors (ID required):
$5 reduction for any single session
-------------------------------------------------------------

All events are in a professional dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.

Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance, NYC, 5 September 2010

Some information from Hayim Kaufman of Rikud in NYC:

The classic folk dances of Israel are created to shiray Eretz Yisrael - the beautiful folk songs related to the Land of Israel. Many of these songs have Eastern European roots.

At Shorashim 2010, in addition to Dani Dassa teaching many of his great classic folk dances, a unique feature this year will be joint workshops by Ayalah Goren and Danny Pollock teaching dances created by choreographers no longer with us. Ayalah will focus on the first generation of choreographers whom she knew personally, including (with a sample popular dance) Leah Bergstein (Shiru Hashir), Zeev Havatzelet (Al Tiruni), (Zvi Friedhaber (Nitzanim), Shalom Hermon (Dayagim), Gurit Kadman (Etz Harimon)), Sara Levi-Tanai (El Ginat Egoz) and Rivka Shturman (Kuma Echa). Danny will teach dances of the next generation including Motti Alfassi (Kan Badarom), Shalom Amar (Bapardes), and Giora Kadmon
(Yeverechicha). Please join us in honoring these greats.

The 19th Annual
Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
Sept. 3 - 6, 2010

4 nights of marathons/parties & 3 days of workshops
Featuring Guest Teachers

DANI DASSA
CHOREOGRAPHER AS WELL AS MASTER TEACHER WHOSE CLASSIC
DANCES INCLUDE RACHEL, BEIN HARAY HEVRON, ASHRAY HA'ISH,
SHEDEMATI, JOSHUA, & MANY OTHERS THAT REMAIN POPULAR

AYALAH GOREN
ISRAELI FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCE EXPERT FROM JERUSALEM'S
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DANCE WITH A VAST & MATCHLESS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLASSICS

DANNY POLLOCK
MASTER TEACHER OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FROM NEW YORK
WHOSE CLASSIC REPERTOIRE DANCE WORKSHOPS
ARE ALWAYS POPULAR

SCHEDULE & RATES

Friday Opening Night Party & Kabbalat Shabbat:
8pm - $15

Saturday through Monday Workshops: $15/workshop
2pm - Ayalah Goren & Danny Pollock
4pm - Dani Dassa

Saturday & Sunday Marathons:
8pm - $20/night

Monday Farewell Party:
8pm $15

Whole Weekend Special Reduced Rate: $140
Day Passes: Sat. & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $40

Students and seniors (ID required):
$5 reduction for any single session
-------------------------------------------------------------

All events are in a professional dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.

Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

September 6, 2010

Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance, NYC, 6 September 2010

Some information from Hayim Kaufman of Rikud in NYC:

The classic folk dances of Israel are created to shiray Eretz Yisrael - the beautiful folk songs related to the Land of Israel. Many of these songs have Eastern European roots.

At Shorashim 2010, in addition to Dani Dassa teaching many of his great classic folk dances, a unique feature this year will be joint workshops by Ayalah Goren and Danny Pollock teaching dances created by choreographers no longer with us. Ayalah will focus on the first generation of choreographers whom she knew personally, including (with a sample popular dance) Leah Bergstein (Shiru Hashir), Zeev Havatzelet (Al Tiruni), (Zvi Friedhaber (Nitzanim), Shalom Hermon (Dayagim), Gurit Kadman (Etz Harimon)), Sara Levi-Tanai (El Ginat Egoz) and Rivka Shturman (Kuma Echa). Danny will teach dances of the next generation including Motti Alfassi (Kan Badarom), Shalom Amar (Bapardes), and Giora Kadmon
(Yeverechicha). Please join us in honoring these greats.

The 19th Annual
Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
Sept. 3 - 6, 2010

4 nights of marathons/parties & 3 days of workshops
Featuring Guest Teachers

DANI DASSA
CHOREOGRAPHER AS WELL AS MASTER TEACHER WHOSE CLASSIC
DANCES INCLUDE RACHEL, BEIN HARAY HEVRON, ASHRAY HA'ISH,
SHEDEMATI, JOSHUA, & MANY OTHERS THAT REMAIN POPULAR

AYALAH GOREN
ISRAELI FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCE EXPERT FROM JERUSALEM'S
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DANCE WITH A VAST & MATCHLESS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLASSICS

DANNY POLLOCK
MASTER TEACHER OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FROM NEW YORK
WHOSE CLASSIC REPERTOIRE DANCE WORKSHOPS
ARE ALWAYS POPULAR

SCHEDULE & RATES

Friday Opening Night Party & Kabbalat Shabbat:
8pm - $15

Saturday through Monday Workshops: $15/workshop
2pm - Ayalah Goren & Danny Pollock
4pm - Dani Dassa

Saturday & Sunday Marathons:
8pm - $20/night

Monday Farewell Party:
8pm $15

Whole Weekend Special Reduced Rate: $140
Day Passes: Sat. & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $40

Students and seniors (ID required):
$5 reduction for any single session
-------------------------------------------------------------

All events are in a professional dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.

Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance, NYC, 6 September 2010

Some information from Hayim Kaufman of Rikud in NYC:

The classic folk dances of Israel are created to shiray Eretz Yisrael - the beautiful folk songs related to the Land of Israel. Many of these songs have Eastern European roots.

At Shorashim 2010, in addition to Dani Dassa teaching many of his great classic folk dances, a unique feature this year will be joint workshops by Ayalah Goren and Danny Pollock teaching dances created by choreographers no longer with us. Ayalah will focus on the first generation of choreographers whom she knew personally, including (with a sample popular dance) Leah Bergstein (Shiru Hashir), Zeev Havatzelet (Al Tiruni), (Zvi Friedhaber (Nitzanim), Shalom Hermon (Dayagim), Gurit Kadman (Etz Harimon)), Sara Levi-Tanai (El Ginat Egoz) and Rivka Shturman (Kuma Echa). Danny will teach dances of the next generation including Motti Alfassi (Kan Badarom), Shalom Amar (Bapardes), and Giora Kadmon
(Yeverechicha). Please join us in honoring these greats.

The 19th Annual
Shorashim Roots of Israeli Folk Dance
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
Sept. 3 - 6, 2010

4 nights of marathons/parties & 3 days of workshops
Featuring Guest Teachers

DANI DASSA
CHOREOGRAPHER AS WELL AS MASTER TEACHER WHOSE CLASSIC
DANCES INCLUDE RACHEL, BEIN HARAY HEVRON, ASHRAY HA'ISH,
SHEDEMATI, JOSHUA, & MANY OTHERS THAT REMAIN POPULAR

AYALAH GOREN
ISRAELI FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCE EXPERT FROM JERUSALEM'S
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DANCE WITH A VAST & MATCHLESS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLASSICS

DANNY POLLOCK
MASTER TEACHER OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FROM NEW YORK
WHOSE CLASSIC REPERTOIRE DANCE WORKSHOPS
ARE ALWAYS POPULAR

SCHEDULE & RATES

Friday Opening Night Party & Kabbalat Shabbat:
8pm - $15

Saturday through Monday Workshops: $15/workshop
2pm - Ayalah Goren & Danny Pollock
4pm - Dani Dassa

Saturday & Sunday Marathons:
8pm - $20/night

Monday Farewell Party:
8pm $15

Whole Weekend Special Reduced Rate: $140
Day Passes: Sat. & Sun. - $45; Mon. - $40

Students and seniors (ID required):
$5 reduction for any single session
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All events are in a professional dance studio with a wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE 2726 Broadway @ 104th St.

Information (917)207-0093; www.rikud.net

October 9, 2010

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, Framingham, MA, 9 Oct 2010

shirimShirim is playing this Saturday night October 9 at the Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA (508-495-2787). Tickets are $18 (Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15). Bring the kids, bring your grandmother! Be ready to move! The band will be joined by special guest vocalist Claire Dickson. We got a great tip in today's Globe:

"The spirited klezmer outfit, a Boston area treasure for a quarter century, has performed internationally and collaborated with Maurice Sendak and Woody Allen, among others. Clarinetist Glenn Dickson, trumpeter Gary Bohan, accordionist Michael McLaughlin, tubist Jim Gray, and drummer Eric Rosenthal will be joined by amazing young singer Claire Dickson, a recent Downbeat magazine Student Jazz Award Winner, who will sing several classic Jewish jazz tunes." —Kevin Lowenthal, Globe Correspondent

What: Shirim Klezmer Orchestra
When: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 8:00pm
Where: Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham. MA 01702
508-405-ARTS (2787)
Why: For fun!

October 17, 2010

Klezmer Dancing, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 17 October 2010

Klezmer dancing at MIT!

Sunday October 17, 2010, 8 pm
Lobdell Dining Hall
MIT Student Center, 2nd floor
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA
Admission by donation

Dance leader: Jacob Bloom
Music by Shver un Shviger

Jacob Bloom will teach some easy traditional dances, such as the freylakhs, bulgar, slow hora, chusidl, Yiddish sirba, and grand march. No experience necessary!

For more information, see:
mit.edu
www.facebook.com
gis.net
www.neffa.org

October 19, 2010

ContraKlez, Cambridge, MA, 19 October 2010

Klezmer music and contra dancing with caller Jacob Bloom and ContraKlez
On Tuesday, October 19th
8:00 to 10:30 PM
MIT Student Center, room 407
More information at
mit.edu

October 25, 2010

Tanzhoyz, Montreal, Canada, 25 Oct 2010

TanzhoyzTanzhoyz! Party like it's 1899!

Monday, October 25, 7:00pm
185 Van Horne Avenue
Montreal, QC

Shake your tuches to the sounds of Eastern-European Jewish music with dance-leader Avia Moore, Chrisitian Dawid clarinet, Alexis Basque trumpet, Rachel Lemisch trombone, Jason Rosenblatt piano, Thierry Arsenault poyk and other guests.

Venez vous dégourdir les semelles sous la maestria de la danseuse Avia Moore, avec un orchestre composé du clarinettiste Christian Dawid, du cornettiste Alexis Basque,de la tromboniste Rachel Lemisch et du pianiste Jason Rosenblatt, en compagnie d'autres musiciens invités!

Suggested donation at the door $7.

More info: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157922784239027

November 13, 2010

Veretski Pass, dance, Berkeley, CA, 13 Nov 2010

Veretski PassVeretski Pass: Music from the Carpathian Bow
Saturday, November 13, 8:30pm
Subterranean Arthouse,
Berkeley, CA

Two sets, the second with klezmer dancing led by Bruce Bierman. Suggested donation: $10-$20; no-one turned away. More info: www.subterraneanarthouse.org.

December 2, 2010

Hannukah Dance Blowout, Berkeley, CA, 2 Dec 2010

KugelplexThursday, December 2, 8pm, Hannukah Dance Blowout, Berkeley. Klezmer music with Kugelplex and Adama, Also on the bill Israeli Reggae artist, Lior Ben Hur, appearing with Kugelplex. Allen King will lead Israeli dance and Bruce Bierman will lead klezmer dance. At Ashkenaz, $10. More info: www.ashkenaz.com.

December 3, 2010

Klezmer Hanukkah, San Francisco, CA, 3 Dec 2010

Friday, December 3, Klezmer Hanukkah, 8:15pm, San Francisco. At Temple Sha'ar Zahav. Music by Cantor Sharon Bernstein and klezmorim Stuart Brotman and Sheldon Brown, with Bruce Bierman leading dancing. KlezCalifornia is a co-sponsor. More info: www.shaarzahav.org.

December 4, 2010

Hanukkah Community Celebration, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 2010

Saturday, December 4, 7:00pm, Hanukkah Community Celebration, with Veretski Pass, Adama, Nigunim Chorus, and Rivka Amado. Candlelighting, performances, dancing and food. At JCC East Bay, Berkeley. Admission $15. KlezCalifornia is a co-sponsor.

December 8, 2010

Hanukkah Dance Party w/Mt. Holyoke Klezmer, S. Hadley, MA, 8 Dec 2010

Wednesday, December 8 2010, 5:30 pm

Hanukkah Dance Party with the Mount Holyoke Klezmer Band,
Adrianne Greenbaum, director.
Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall, Mt Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
Free

January 6, 2011

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance w/ Michael Alpert & Deborah Strauss, NYC, 6 Jan 2011

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle are pleased to announce the return of our popular Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance series at a special new location! Come and learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe! World renowned dance leader Michael Alpert will be teaching, and violinist Deborah Strauss will be leading the band. Beginners are welcome!

Thursday January 6
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 Second Avenue by 9th Street in Manhattan's East Village.

Program goes from 7PM - 9:30PM.
Admission is $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members.

Hope to see you there!

Dance party w/Veretski Pass & Bruce Bierman, Berkeley, CA, 6 Jan 2011

Veretski PassCome work off those extra holiday pounds to the sounds of Veretski Pass, internationally renowned klezmer music trio based in the East Bay. With a concert set, dance lesson, and dance party. Carpathian Jewish Fiddle band sounds, traditional Jewish dancing led by Bruce Bierman. See you there!

dance sessionThurs. Jan 6, 2011, Concert and Dance Party
with Dance Leader, Bruce Bierman
8:30 PM
Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tickets $10
Tel 510-525-5054

January 16, 2011

Family barn dance, Concord, MA, 16 Jan 2011

On Sunday, January 16th, Jacob Bloom will be calling a family dance at the Concord Scout House, along with Sarah Gregory Smith, with music by Cal Howard and friends, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. See www.neffa.org/family_flyer.pdf for more information.

January 21, 2011

23rd Annual Folk Ball Festival, Madison, WI, 21-23 Jan 2011

You and your party-hearty friends are invited to enjoy Madison's 23rd annual
FOLK BALL FESTIVAL
January 21-23, 2011
Memorial Union (800 Langdon Street, Madison WI)
featuring AHMET LULECI presenting folk dances of Turkey !

Miraculously funded by your generous voluntary donations—make one full-weekend contribution at Info Table in Great Hall or donate for each event you attend, but please DO YOUR PART to keep Folk Ball an open, free-flowing celebration! THANK YOU.

Friday Night Dance Parties -- three of them!
INTERNATIONAL DANCE: Great Hall (4th floor) 7:30-midnight.
YID VICIOUS: Virtuous Klezmer (Yiddish), Madison
IZVOR ORCHESTRA -- Flagship Ethnic Band of Milwaukee
BLACK BEAR COMBO -- Redhot Serbian-style Brass Band from Chicago

CONTRA DANCE: Tripp Commons (2nd floor east)
7:30-8:00 instruction, dancing 8:00-11:00 or later if you like …
Calling by Steve Pike, Music by CHIRPS SMITH, Roger Diggle, & friends
Info: Roger / 608-242-0373
Suggested donation $7.

HUNGARIAN TANCHAZ (village-style "dance-house")
Beefeaters Room (3rd floor east)
7:30pm -- music by SZASZKA (traditional string band)

Presented by Madison Folk Dance Club (a UW Registered Student Organization).
Sponsored by Department of Slavic Languages, College of Letters & Science.
Welcomed by WORT 89.9FM Community-Sponsored Radio.
Website (workshop details, band links, schedule updates, lodging info, photos...)

www.plantpath.wisc.edu/~tdd/folkball.html
Further Info: Michael 608-241-3655

January 23, 2011

Shver un Shviger Klezmer Dance Party, Waltham, MA, 23 January 2011

Klezmer Dance Party
Sunday January 23 2011, 2 - 4 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham
Live music by Shver un Shviger. Dance instruction by Jacob Bloom.
Beginners welcome.

For more information:
http://tbiwaltham.org
(781) 894-5146

February 6, 2011

Family barn dance, Concord, MA, 6 Feb 2011

On Sunday, February 6th, Jacob Bloom will be calling a family dance, "New England Barn Dances and World Dances" at the Concord Scout House, along with Judith Stames-Hamilton, with music by Cal Howard and friends, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. See www.neffa.org/family_flyer.pdf for more information.

February 13, 2011

Family barn dance, Westford, MA, 13 Feb 2011

On Sunday, February 13th, Jacob Bloom will be calling a family dance at the Parish Center For The Arts in Westford, with music by OH CONTRAire, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

Fee: $5 adults, $3 kids, maximum $12 per family
See westford.com/pca/?page_id=314 for more information.

Valentine's Hopkele, London, UK, 13 Feb 2011

hopkeleSunday, 13 February 2011
Doors open 7.15pm. First dance at 7.45pm

Valentine's Hopkele
Klezmer dance with live band
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Dancing! Live klezmer!! Romance??!!! The popular klezmer keilidh returns.

The ever-athletic Guy Schalom will lead and teach Yiddish dances, with The Hopkele House Band: Ilana Cravitz on fiddle, Susi Evans (clarinet), Francesca Ter-Berg (cello), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Simon Roth (drums).
Tickets £15 full price; £10.50 concs

Online booking (e-ticketing) @ £13.50/£10.50 available soon at www.guyschalom.com

February 25, 2011

Hampshire Hopkele, 25 Feb 2011

Friday 25 Feburary, Evening

Hampshire Hopkele
Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall
Main Road, Itchen Abbas
Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ

Guy Schalom leads a hop with the London Klezmer Quartet. For more details email Guy Schalom.

February 27, 2011

KlezCalifornia, Santa Rosa, CA, 27 February 2011

Sunday, February 27, noon - 5:30pm. Yiddish Culture Festival with participatory singing, dancing, klezmer music-making, conversation, Youth Program, performances. At Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Rosa. Part of JCC, Sonoma County's Simcha Sunday celebrating all things Jewish. All workshop and party details at www.klezcalifornia.org.

Adults: $20 one session, $30 two sessions, $40 three sessions (includes $5 entry to Simcha Sunday)
Teens: $15 one session, $22 two sessions, $29 three sessions (includes $5 entry to Simcha Sunday)
Pre-teens: No charge for entry, Youth Program.

March 5, 2011

Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwart, & Lou Fanucchi, Sand Diego, CA, 5 March 2011

Yale Strom
March 5, 8pm. Live folk dancing with music by Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, & Lou Fanucchi, Folk Dance Center at At Dancing Unlimited, 4569 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116. Tickets and information: 619-281-5656

March 13, 2011

Israel Folk Dance Festival, Boston Jewish Music Festival, 13 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
March 13, 3:00 pm
The Israel Folk Dance Festival

Kresge Auditorium, MIT
Building W16, 48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge,MA

Hundreds of performers will take to the stage in the Israel Folkdance

Festival for an exuberant afternoon of color and culture. Children and teens, college students and adults will present an exciting array of traditional and new dances with enthusiasm that’s infectious. Fun for all ages.

Tickets: $15 and ONLY AVAILABLE at www.bostonfestival.org

Finale Dance Party, Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 13 Mar 2011

dance sessionFinale Dance Party
Sunday, March 13, 4:00 pm
JCC of the East Bay, $10-15 Children 10 and under free
2011 BJMF logoFor all ages! With Festival artists, including Noah Bendix and Veretski Pass and dance instruction by internationally renowned Jewish traditional dance specialist Erik Bendix.

For further info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org
510.848.0237
1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, 94709

April 17, 2011

New England Folk Festival, Mansfield, MA, 17 April 2011

Klezmer dance and jam at the New England Folk Festival
Sunday April 17, 2011
Mansfield High School, Mansfield MA

At 11 AM, join us for an open klezmer jam. Sheet music will be provided.

And at 2:30 PM, Jacon Bloom will lead easy dances to klezmer music, which can be followed with a minimum of teaching. Mostly circle dances, such as the freylakhs, bulgar, slow hora, chusidl, and terkisher.

Both events will have live music by the band Shver un Shviger.

For festival information, see http://neffa.org

May 4, 2011

Jumbo Knish Factory, Medford, MA, 4 May 2011

A Night of Klezmer Music and Dance
The Jumbo Knish Factory, Tufts Klezmer Orchestra, continues to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. The evening will include special guest performers and dancing. As part of the festivities, the Jumbo Knish Factory and audience participants will perform a hora in honor of President Larry Bacow and his wife, Adele, as they complete their tenure at Tufts. A reception, including knishes, will follow. The concert is free and open to the public, no tickets required.

May 4, 2011, 8pm
Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center,
Tufts University.
Free; no tickets required.

www.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter

May 5, 2011

Yiddish Dance Workshop & Klezmer Dance Party with Chicago Klezmer Ensemble and Steve Weintrau, Chicago, IL, 5 May, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop & Klezmer Dance Party with Chicago Klezmer Ensemble and Steve Weintraub

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7:00pm
The Musical Offering
743 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

Yiddish Dance Workshop 7 - 8 P
& Klezmer Dance Party 8:30 - 9:30?... and probably later...

Come to learn the dances ... stay for the tantshoyz.
... or "just" listen! Live music the whole evening.

Beginners & experts welcome.
No need to bring a partner.
Food & refreshments available.

Note: Take the opportunity to take one of the last classes with our Dance Master Steve! - before he moves away from this our lovely region...

June 5, 2011

Steve Weintrab, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, dance party, Berwyn, IL, 5 Jun, 2012

Steve’s Sendoff Klezmer Dance Party

Tuesday, June 5, 8 - 11 PM
6:30-7:30 pre-party dance workshop
FitzGerald’s,
6615 Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL
T: 708-788-2118

Admission $10. Cash Bar & Food available.
With live music provided by Chicago Klezmer Ensemble
Dances led by Yiddish Dance Master Steve Weintraub who will be moving to NYC shortly thereafter.

Beginners & experts welcome. No need to bring a partner.
“Just listeners" are welcome. Live music the whole evening.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/227210074059829/

September 15, 2011

Bessarabian Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party & Artist Interview, NYC, 15 Sep, 2011

Thursday September 15, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Special Bessarabian Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party & Artist Interview
Featuring master clarinetist Isaac Sadigursky with Michael Alpert
Admission $10
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 Second Ave. in Manhattan by St. Mark's Place

Lace up your dancing shoes for a special Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party featuring the Sadigursky Wedding Band and Michael Alpert. Born in Belts, Moldova, the Los Angeles-based clarinetist/accordionist Isaac Sadigursky is one of the last remaining links to the Bessarabian klezmer tradition and its rich Ottoman/Balkan-influenced repertoire. Sadigursky will lead an all-star band featuring trumpeter Frank London, violinist Jake Shulman-Ment, bassist Benjy Fox-Rosen, and son Sam Sadigursky on reeds. Dancing will be led by klezmer revival pioneer Michael Alpert, who will interview Sadigursky at the beginning of the program. Folks new to Yiddish Dance absolutely welcome!

Presented in partnership with the Workmen's Circle.

For more information about upcoming events, go to The Center for Traditional Music and Dance website or call (or email) Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555, ext. 36 (office) or 917-326-9659 (cell).
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September 16, 2011

Klezmer Keilidh w/London Klezmer Quartet, London, UK, 16 Sep, 2011

London Klezmer QuartetKlezmer Keilidh
Friday 16 September, 7.30pm
Greyladyes Arts Foundation,
Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8BX

Dance and music fun for all the family, with Ilana calling the dances and the London Klezmer Quartet providing the music.
Part of the Hampshire Hog the Limelight rural touring scheme.

Tickets and info 023 8040 4649

September 18, 2011

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, 18 Sep, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Tantshoyz in Tompkins Square Park!
Featuring Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars
Dance Leading by Jill Gellerman
Tompkins Square Park: Avenue A and East 7th Street in Manhattan's East Village

Join us for a special free Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party in Tompkins Square Park featuring the music of Grammy-winning trumpeter Frank London of The Klezmatics and his Klezmer Brass All-Stars with guest Yiddish singers Eleanor Reissa and Joanne Borts. Dancing will be led by dance master Jill Gellerman. Followed by a set of Latin jazz by The Arturo O'Farrill Sextet. And it's happening outdoors at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village! Bring your dancing shoes for an afternoon of frelekhs, bulgars and horas—no experience necessary, Jill will show you the steps! Presented in partnership with the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring.

Dance Party, Berkeley, CA, 18 Sep, 2011

dance session"A Shaynem Dank" Dance Party

Sunday Sept 18, 9pm-midnight
BYE BYE COMMUNITY DANCE BASH with friends of Bruce Bierman
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Live performances * Noshes * L'chaims * and lots o' dancing! (donations to the Arthouse welcome!)

Come give local Jewish dance teacher Bruce Bierman a celebratory send-off before he moves down south to L.A. Live performances by:

  • Heather Klein—Yiddish art and folk songs;

  • Sharon Papo—belly dance;

  • Achi Ben Shalom and his choirs;

  • Lior Ben-Hur—Hebrew Reggae;

  • Lior Tzfarti—guitar & original music;

  • Plus a special klezmer dance music jam with an all star cast of members of Zoyres, California Klezmer, Kugelplex, Inspector Gadje, The Red Hot Chachkas, Rupa and the April Fishes, etc. Bring your instrument and join in.

For inspiration, here's some footage from the last event Zoyres did with Bruce at the Subterranean:

October 10, 2011

Multi Media Lecture & Tantshoyz!The Hidden Musical Treasures of Romania, NYC, 10 Oct, 2011

Monday, October 10, 7:00PM – 10:00PM
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance website and Dance, the Center for Jewish History and the Workmen's Circle present:
Multi Media Lecture & Tantshoyz!The Hidden Musical Treasures of Romania—A Fulbright Scholar’s Quest
Featuring Jake Shulman-Ment with Michael Alpert
Admission: $15, CTMD/CJH/WC Members $10
At Center for Jewish History 15 W 16th St., Manhattan

Join klezmer violinist Jake Shulman-Ment on a multi-media musical travelogue of his year as a Fulbright Scholar exploring the deep roots that connect Romanian music and klezmer music. Based in the city of Botosani, in Romanian Moldavia, Shulman-Ment conducted field research with elderly Roma (Gypsy) musicians, organized and performed in a ten-city musical tour of old Romanian synagogues, and even played for the US Ambassador as a soloist with the regional folk orchestra. Klezmer pioneer Michael Alpert will serve as a respondent for the lecture. After the lecture, please join us in the Great Hall for a Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party led by Michael Alpert featuring rare Romanian-Jewish repertoire and a free reception.

For more information about upcoming events, go to www.ctmd.org or call (or email) Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555, ext. 36 (office) or 917-326-9659 (cell).

November 16, 2011

Michael Alpert, Hankus Netsky, KCB, "The Art of Klezmer and Yiddish Song," Waltham, MA, 16 Nov 2011

posterWednesday, November 16: The Art of Klezmer and Yiddish Song

A Concert, Lecture and Dance, Featuring Hankus Netsky, Michael Alpert, members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and students from the New England Conservatory

Slosberg Hall, Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 8:15PM (pre-concert lecture at 7:30PM)

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Center for German and European Studies in cooperation with the program in Yiddish and Eastern European Studies and the department of music at Brandeis University will present "The Art of Klezmer and Yiddish Song." The evening will feature internationally renowned Yiddish singer, fiddler, and dance leader Michael Alpert along with local klezmer revival pioneer, Dr. Hankus Netsky, virtuoso klezmer clarinetist Zoe Christiansen, and members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

The program will begin at 7:30 with an introductory lecture entitled "Eastern European Jewish Musical Roots - Still a Vital Wellspring." A concert will follow at 8:15 PM followed by a dance and refreshments for all. People of all ages are welcome to come and celebrate the renewal of traditional Eastern European Jewish culture!

Michael Alpert is a founding member of the klezmer super-group, Brave Old World and a former member of Kapelye. Hankus Netsky is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Music Director for Itzhak Perlman's "In the Fiddler's House" and "Soul of Jewish Music" projects. He directs the Discovery Project at the National Yiddish Book Center and is chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory. Zoe Christiansen is a student in the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory.

Our Co-Sponsors:
The Department of Music at Brandeis University
The Tauber Institut for the Study of European Jewry
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University
The National Center for Jewish Film
The Goethe Institut Boston
The Yiddish Committee of Boston Workmen's Circle
The German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2011

Steve Weintraub with CU Klezmer, Ithaca, NY, 19 November 2011

Come to a Klezmer Dance Party on Saturday night, 11/19 @ 7:30pm at Appel Commons (Cornell Campus.) Renowned klezmer dance instructor Steve Weintraub will join forces with the Cornell Klezmer Ensemble.

Steve is also planning on hosting some workshops as part of his visit.
Details will be posted on the Facebook event.
www.facebook.com

December 11, 2011

Pre-Hanukah Hopkele, London, UK, 11 Dec, 2011

London Klezmer QuartetThe Pre-Hanukah Hopkele
Sunday 11 December
Doors open 7.15pm

Cecil Sharp House,
2 Regent's Park Road, Camden
London, NW1 7AY

A seasonal Klezmer Keilidh with appropriate refreshments. Guy Schalom leads dances in this Yiddish barn dance for the 21st century, with the London Klezmer Quartet dance band supplying the music.

Tickets £15 (£12 concs).

January 12, 2012

Veretski Pass Dance Party, Berkeley, CA, 12 Jan 2012

Veretski PassVeretski Pass is joined by the perky Benjy Fox Rosen Trio, (Michael Winograd, Pat Farrell and Benjy), for a dance party extraordinaire at:

Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, California 94702

HURSDAY NIGHT, Jan 12, 2012
Doors at 7:00 pm
Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm with Dave Rosenfeld
Show at 8:30 pm, $10

Come sweat it to 2 generations of great dance players!

January 13, 2012

Balkan Music Fest, NYC, 13-14 Jan 2012

Albanian, Bulgarian, Romany (Gypsy), Macedonian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Klezmer, Ukrainian, Georgian music, and more. New York's largest Balkan music event celebrating its 27th year with multiple stages, Balkan & Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, as well as beautiful Balkan textiles on display. From international stars to local musicians, modern Balkan stylists to folk traditionalists, over 50 bands provide hours of ecstatic listening, dancing and partying.
$25 on Friday 1/13, $50 on Saturday 1/14

www.goldenfest.org - Full LineUp is Posted

January 14, 2012

Harmonia, Russian New Year's Party, 14 Jan 2012

Harmonia Performs at Russian New Year’s Party

Saturday, January 14, 2012 6 PM
Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room

1005 N. Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035-1613
Phone: 440-366-4590

The Friends of Sacred Landmarks Initiative invite you to join them at a Russian New Year’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, January 14, 2012, in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner and dancing into the night. Enjoy music provided by Harmonia, and dance to folk music from Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, the Balkans and many other countries in the heart of Europe. To learn more about this amazing ensemble, visit their website www.harmoniaband.com.

There will be door prizes, raffles and much fun for all!

Tickets for the celebration are $50 per person, or two for $95. To order tickets, please call the Sacred Landmarks Initiative office at 440-366-4590 during our office hours M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or leave a message with your name and number, and they will return your call.

There will be a cash bar at the event; Spitzer Conference Center does not permit guests to bring outside alcohol. A menu is available on request for those with specific dietary needs.

Balkan Music Fest, NYC, 13-14 Jan 2012

Albanian, Bulgarian, Romany (Gypsy), Macedonian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Klezmer, Ukrainian, Georgian music, and more. New York's largest Balkan music event celebrating its 27th year with multiple stages, Balkan & Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, as well as beautiful Balkan textiles on display. From international stars to local musicians, modern Balkan stylists to folk traditionalists, over 50 bands provide hours of ecstatic listening, dancing and partying.
$25 on Friday 1/13, $50 on Saturday 1/14

www.goldenfest.org - Full LineUp is Posted

January 25, 2012

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party, 25 Jan 2012

DancingWednesday, Jan 25 at 08:00 PM

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
6 - 7:30PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
8 – 9:15PM Tantshoyz Yiddish Tance Party, $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests

Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture is pleased to present the year's first installment of our popular Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party series, as part of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue's klezmer series. Featuring dance leading by popular klezmer pioneer Michael Alpert, and a live band with renowned fiddler Deborah Strauss and CTMD's Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

February 22, 2012

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party, 22 Feb 2012

DancingTantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
6 - 7:30PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
8 – 9:15PM Tantshoyz Yiddish Tance Party with Aviva Moore, $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests

Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture is pleased to present the year's first installment of our popular Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party series, as part of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue's klezmer series. Featuring dance leading by Aviva Moore, and a live band with renowned fiddler Deborah Strauss.

March 28, 2012

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party, 28 Mar 2012

DancingTantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
6 - 7:30PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
8 – 9:15PM Tantshoyz Yiddish Tance Party with Michael Alpert, $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests

Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture is pleased to present the year's first installment of our popular Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party series, as part of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue's klezmer series. Featuring dance leading by Michael Alpert, and a live band.

April 4, 2012

Tantshoyz w/Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arkady Goldenshteyn, NYC, 4 Apr, 2012

DancingTantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 08:00 PM

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

Wednesday, Apr 4 at 08:00 PM

Arkady Goldenshtein was born in Mogilev-Podolsk on the border of Ukraine and Moldova in 1963 and grew up in Moldova. He has lived in Israel since 1990. Goldenshtein has played klezmer on the clarinet since childhood, and performed regularly in affairs of the Jewish community during the Communist era, which was in those days a somewhat risky venture. He has participated in many festivals in Israel and abroad, most recently the KlezKanada Festival and has toured in England and Germany. His ensembles have been awarded prizes at the Safed and Raanana Klezmer Festivals in Israel. He currently conducts the Haifa Klezmer Orchestra, and teaches clarinet in conservatories and in the public school system.

Benjy Fox-Rosen's Quintet presents an arresting synthesis of Yiddis folk songs, art songs, Klezmer music, and original compositions. Band leader Fox-Rosen – singer, composer, and bassist – is joined by some of the most compelling klezmer musicians in New York City. Together, they focus on the poetry of beloved Krakow songwriter Mordechai Gebirtig, presenting his poems as alluring and engaging art songs.

This evening will be the US premiere of an as yet unnamed suite of compositions from the poetry of Gebirtig!

Featuring: Benjy Fox-Rosen: voice, bass, Michael Winograd: clarinet, Patrick Farrell: accordion, Avi Fox-Rosen: guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums

4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25

6 - 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arkady Goldenshteyn $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests

Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

April 15, 2012

Red Hot Chachkas, Palo Alto, CA, 15 Apr, 2012

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Sunday April 15 (7pm),
Concert & Dancing too!
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto CA

$15/20/25
More info: www.paloaltojcc.org

April 18, 2012

Kurzkurs – Klezmertants mit Livemusik, Trafo, Germany, 18 Apr–9 Mai, 2012

Andrea Pancur18.04. – 09.05.12: Kurzkurs – Klezmertants mit Livemusik

Klezmer, die Hochzeits- und Festmusik der osteuropäischen Juden, erlebt
seit den siebziger Jahren eine weltweite Renaissance, und inzwischen
werden auch die traditionellen Tänze wiederbelebt. Der größte Teil des
Klezmer-Repertoires sind Gemeinschaftstänze. Hora, Sher, Khossidl und
Freylekhs bieten mal langsam, mal schnell, schlängelnd und kreiselnd,
aufregend abwechslungsreiche Formationen. Die Kreis- und Reihentänze,
Karree-Formationen und Paartänze beruhen auf einfachen Grundschritten,
so dass Neulinge schnell ins Tanzvergnügen einsteigen können.
Tänzerische Vorkenntnisse und paarweise Anmeldung sind nicht
erforderlich.
Mit Live-Musik-Begleitung auf Klarinette und Akkordeon; die Kosten sind
in der Kursgebühr enthalten.
Bitte mitbringen: flache Tanz-, Gymnastik- oder Jazz-Dance-Schuhe mit
Ledersohlen (keine Straßenschuhe) und bequeme Kleidung.
Ein Termin mit Live-Musik-Begleitung.

EW 3395 Andrea Pancur • Anfänger/innen ohne Vorkenntnisse •
Volkshochschule • Trafo • Nymphenburger Str. 171a • 4 x mi 19.30 bis
21.00 Uhr • 18.04. – 09.05.12 • € 36.– • 12 Plätze
Zu buchen über die Homepage der VHS: www.mvhs.de

April 30, 2012

Bayrisch-Jiddischer Maitanz, Kirchenwirt, Germany, 30 Apr, 2012

Andrea Pancur30.04.12, 20.00
Bayrisch-Jiddischer Maitanz mit dem Alpenklezmerglühen und dem
Niederbayrischen Musikantenstammtisch
Tanzmeister: Andrea Pancur & Josef Zapf
Kirchenwirt, Münchner Str. 3, 83626 Unterdarching – Valley
www.kirchenwirt-valley.de

May 16, 2012

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party, 16 May 2012

DancingTantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
6 - 7:30PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
8 – 9:15PM Tantshoyz Yiddish Tance Party, $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests

Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture is pleased to present the year's first installment of our popular Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party series, as part of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue's klezmer series.

June 2, 2012

Klezmer Dance, Decatur, IL, 2 Jun, 2012

Maxwell St Klezmer BandSat., June 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Klezmer Dance Master Dancin' Steve Weintraub leads Old-Country dances with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Quartet
International Arts Festival Madden Arts Center
125 N. Water St., Decatur, IL
www.decaturarts.org/event/495/international-arts-cultural-event-2012

June 3, 2012

Klezmer Jam, Wynnewood, PA, 3 Jun, 2012

Klezmer Jam!

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 1:00pm until 3:00pm
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave,
Wynnewood, PA 19096-1399

Second in a new series of Philadelphia Klezmer Jams.

Play some tunes with our house band, perform in the cabaret, or do some dancing!

Presented by Susan Watts and the Community Klezmer Initiative.
www.facebook.com/klezmerjam

June 30, 2012

Klezmertants – Samstagsseminar, Trafo, Germany, 30 Jun, 2012

Andrea Pancur30.06.12: Klezmertants – Samstagsseminar
Live-Musik mit Alexander Maier (Klarinette) & Ilya Shneyveys (Akkordeon)
EW 3397 Andrea Pancur • Anfänger/innen ohne Vorkenntnisse •
Volkshochschule • Trafo • Nymphenburger Str. 171a • sa 10.00 bis 14.30
Uhr (mit 30 Minuten Pause)• € 41.– • 14 Plätze
Zu buchen über die Homepage der VHS: www.mvhs.de

July 15, 2012

Klezmer Music & Dance Workshop, London, UK, 15 Jul, 2012

Sunday 15 July, 1-5pm, Klezmer Music and Dance Workshop. London WC1
Join Steve Weintraub (dance, US), fiddlers Jake Shulman-Ment (US/France) and Ilana Cravitz (UK), cellist Francesca Ter-Berg (UK) and Carol Isaacs (accordion) for a very special workshop for all ages and abilities.
Information and online booking at the Jewish Music Institute website.

October 28, 2012

Tantshoyz, NYC, 28 Oct 2012

DancingTantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party

Sunday, October 28: Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop. This special program will be filmed for an upcoming documentary film on diasporic Jewish music traditions entitled "The Wandering Muse." Our first Tantshoyz of the season will be a special all-star program featuring three major Yiddish dance leaders - Michael Alpert, Walter Zev Feldman, and Steve Weintraub! The klezmer band will feature Christina Crowder (accordion), Margot Leverett (clarinet), Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Jeff Warschauer (mandolin/guitar) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer). Lace up your dancing shoes for an afternoon of shers, bulgars, freylekhs, horas and more! And stick around to enjoy the restaurant's wonderful kitchen. A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture. At the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Avenue (between 8th & 9th Streets in Manhattan's East Village). Admission $5. (2:00PM - 4:00PM).

October 30, 2012

Yiddish Dance, Los Angeles, CA, 30 October 2012

YIDDISH DANCE (All levels):
FALL 2012: Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm · Oct 16-Dec 4, 2012 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Bruce Bierman
Location: Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 90035

Join the circle with renowned Yiddish dance master, Bruce Bierman, and discover the nearly forgotten folk dance that is currently making a miraculous comeback. Learn the steps, stylings and expressive hand gestures to the Freylekh, Joc, Chossidle, Bulgar, Sher, and Patsh Tanz. This 8 week class will culminate in a special Yiddish musical evening with live klezmer music and dance on Thursday December 6th!

Presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle and Co-sponsered by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Yiddishkeit

* All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
* Tuesdays October 16th--December 4th 7-8:30pm
* Cost: $80 members/$96 non-members/$12 dollar drop in

Bruce Bierman is one of the leading specialists in Jewish and Klezmer dance in California and has studied with several masters in New York, Poland and Israel. Bruce has been a leading presenter of participatory Yiddish dance for major festivals, performances and conferences across the U.S. including the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. He has also led dance to some of the top klezmer bands in the country including the grammy award-winning Klezmatics and Veretski Pass.

November 6, 2012

Yiddish Dance, Los Angeles, CA, 6 November 2012

YIDDISH DANCE (All levels):
FALL 2012: Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm · Oct 16-Dec 4, 2012 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Bruce Bierman
Location: Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 90035

Join the circle with renowned Yiddish dance master, Bruce Bierman, and discover the nearly forgotten folk dance that is currently making a miraculous comeback. Learn the steps, stylings and expressive hand gestures to the Freylekh, Joc, Chossidle, Bulgar, Sher, and Patsh Tanz. This 8 week class will culminate in a special Yiddish musical evening with live klezmer music and dance on Thursday December 6th!

Presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle and Co-sponsered by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Yiddishkeit

* All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
* Tuesdays October 16th--December 4th 7-8:30pm
* Cost: $80 members/$96 non-members/$12 dollar drop in

Bruce Bierman is one of the leading specialists in Jewish and Klezmer dance in California and has studied with several masters in New York, Poland and Israel. Bruce has been a leading presenter of participatory Yiddish dance for major festivals, performances and conferences across the U.S. including the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. He has also led dance to some of the top klezmer bands in the country including the grammy award-winning Klezmatics and Veretski Pass.

November 13, 2012

Yiddish Dance, Los Angeles, CA, 13 November 2012

YIDDISH DANCE (All levels):
FALL 2012: Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm · Oct 16-Dec 4, 2012 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Bruce Bierman
Location: Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 90035

Join the circle with renowned Yiddish dance master, Bruce Bierman, and discover the nearly forgotten folk dance that is currently making a miraculous comeback. Learn the steps, stylings and expressive hand gestures to the Freylekh, Joc, Chossidle, Bulgar, Sher, and Patsh Tanz. This 8 week class will culminate in a special Yiddish musical evening with live klezmer music and dance on Thursday December 6th!

Presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle and Co-sponsered by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Yiddishkeit

* All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
* Tuesdays October 16th--December 4th 7-8:30pm
* Cost: $80 members/$96 non-members/$12 dollar drop in

Bruce Bierman is one of the leading specialists in Jewish and Klezmer dance in California and has studied with several masters in New York, Poland and Israel. Bruce has been a leading presenter of participatory Yiddish dance for major festivals, performances and conferences across the U.S. including the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. He has also led dance to some of the top klezmer bands in the country including the grammy award-winning Klezmatics and Veretski Pass.

November 18, 2012

BYDP Dance Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, 18 Nov 2012

dance partyBig Yiddish Dance Party
Dance Workshop

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, 2-3:30pm
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.,
Philadelphia, PA

Master dance leader Steve Weintraub exploring different styles of Yiddish dance. A great way to get prepped for the big dance party at night.

We are asking a $5-10 donation for this workshop.

RSVP and more info on the Facebook event page

November 20, 2012

Yiddish Dance, Los Angeles, CA, 20 November 2012

YIDDISH DANCE (All levels):
FALL 2012: Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm · Oct 16-Dec 4, 2012 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Bruce Bierman
Location: Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 90035

Join the circle with renowned Yiddish dance master, Bruce Bierman, and discover the nearly forgotten folk dance that is currently making a miraculous comeback. Learn the steps, stylings and expressive hand gestures to the Freylekh, Joc, Chossidle, Bulgar, Sher, and Patsh Tanz. This 8 week class will culminate in a special Yiddish musical evening with live klezmer music and dance on Thursday December 6th!

Presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle and Co-sponsered by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Yiddishkeit

* All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
* Tuesdays October 16th--December 4th 7-8:30pm
* Cost: $80 members/$96 non-members/$12 dollar drop in

Bruce Bierman is one of the leading specialists in Jewish and Klezmer dance in California and has studied with several masters in New York, Poland and Israel. Bruce has been a leading presenter of participatory Yiddish dance for major festivals, performances and conferences across the U.S. including the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. He has also led dance to some of the top klezmer bands in the country including the grammy award-winning Klezmatics and Veretski Pass.

November 27, 2012

Yiddish Dance, Los Angeles, CA, 27 November 2012

YIDDISH DANCE (All levels):
FALL 2012: Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm · Oct 16-Dec 4, 2012 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Bruce Bierman
Location: Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 90035

Join the circle with renowned Yiddish dance master, Bruce Bierman, and discover the nearly forgotten folk dance that is currently making a miraculous comeback. Learn the steps, stylings and expressive hand gestures to the Freylekh, Joc, Chossidle, Bulgar, Sher, and Patsh Tanz. This 8 week class will culminate in a special Yiddish musical evening with live klezmer music and dance on Thursday December 6th!

Presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle and Co-sponsered by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Yiddishkeit

* All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
* Tuesdays October 16th--December 4th 7-8:30pm
* Cost: $80 members/$96 non-members/$12 dollar drop in

Bruce Bierman is one of the leading specialists in Jewish and Klezmer dance in California and has studied with several masters in New York, Poland and Israel. Bruce has been a leading presenter of participatory Yiddish dance for major festivals, performances and conferences across the U.S. including the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. He has also led dance to some of the top klezmer bands in the country including the grammy award-winning Klezmatics and Veretski Pass.

December 4, 2012

Yiddish Dance, Los Angeles, CA, 4 December 2012

YIDDISH DANCE (All levels):
FALL 2012: Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm · Oct 16-Dec 4, 2012 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Bruce Bierman
Location: Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 90035

Join the circle with renowned Yiddish dance master, Bruce Bierman, and discover the nearly forgotten folk dance that is currently making a miraculous comeback. Learn the steps, stylings and expressive hand gestures to the Freylekh, Joc, Chossidle, Bulgar, Sher, and Patsh Tanz. This 8 week class will culminate in a special Yiddish musical evening with live klezmer music and dance on Thursday December 6th!

Presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle and Co-sponsered by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Yiddishkeit

* All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
* Tuesdays October 16th--December 4th 7-8:30pm
* Cost: $80 members/$96 non-members/$12 dollar drop in

Bruce Bierman is one of the leading specialists in Jewish and Klezmer dance in California and has studied with several masters in New York, Poland and Israel. Bruce has been a leading presenter of participatory Yiddish dance for major festivals, performances and conferences across the U.S. including the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. He has also led dance to some of the top klezmer bands in the country including the grammy award-winning Klezmatics and Veretski Pass.

December 8, 2012

Klezcentricity, Charm City, Hanukkah Dance Party, Baltimore, MD, 8 Dec 2012

KlezcentricityKlezcentricity and Charm City Klezmer

December 8th, 2012, 8pm
Dance concert at the Creative Alliance
The Patterson Theatre;
3134 Eastern Ave.,
Baltimore MD 21224
www.creativealliance.org/events/2012/hanukkah-dance-party

There will be dance instruction; a splendid time is guaranteed for all!.

Harmonia dance party, Lakewood, OH, 8 Dec 2012

Saturday, December 8, at 8:00 PM
A Cafe Concert and Dance Party featuring HARMONIA

Admission: $10
Mahall's 20 lanes, 13200 Madison, Lakewood, OH 44107.
Call 216-521-3280 for more information

Jozef Janis, violin ~ Alexander Fedoriouk, cimbalom ~ Walt Mahovlich, accordion, clarinet ~ Brano Brinarsky, bass, vocals ~ Beata Begeniova, vocals

The Gypsy Cellar, Settler’s Tavern, and the Two Cro’s may have passed from the scene in Cleveland, but Harmonia brings the spirit of a Gypsy Café back for a night of music and dancing on Saturday December 8th. An intimate candle lit setting, a glass of wine, and the sound of virtuoso violin and cimbalom and Beata's soulful vocals; what could be a better way to kick off the holiday season? As usual, Harmonia will play music from all over Eastern Europe: Hungarian, Slovak, Gypsy, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian and more. The concert and dance party takes place at Mahall's 20 Lanes located at 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood OH 44107. Tickets are $10.Music begins at 8 PM, doors open at 7. For information and reservations call Mahall's at 216-521-3280. Mahall's features delicious, reasonably priced food and excellent drinks as well as a great line-up of music. There is plenty of free parking. Copies of Harmonia's latest CD, Hidden Legacy, will be available at the concert. Join us December 8th for an unforgettable evening of music and and dancing!

December 9, 2012

Dance w/Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage, Waltham, MA, 9 Dec 2012

Hanukkah Concert and Klezmer Dance with
Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage
Sunday December 9th 2012, 2:00pm

The concert and dance will feature Hankus Netsky's trailblazing Jewish music group, Hebrew National Salvage, and will include Hanukkah music from all over the world, as well as little-known Eastern European repertoire gathered from Temple Beth Israel member and Holocaust survivor Morris Hollander and others. For dance enthusiasts, Judy Bressler will offer instruction in traditional Eastern European Jewish Dancing.

All ages welcome to come and celebrate the season!
$25/$20 for Temple Members, seniors and students
$5 for Youth 15 and younger

For more information, call Temple Beth Israel’s office (M-F 9:30am-12:30pm) at 781-894-4156 or visit www.tbiwaltham.org to purchase tickets online.

Hanukkah Community Celebration, Berkeley, CA 9 Dec 2012

Veretski PassSunday, December 9, 7:30pm, Nigunim Chorus' 4th annual Hanukkah Community Celebration. At JCC East Bay, Berkeley. With the Nigunim Community Chorus, Veretski Pass, Achi & Jan of Adama, and Yiddish singer Diane Wirtschafter. Bruce Bierman will lead dancing. Tickets: $15 general / $10 children. More info and tix: HERE.

December 13, 2012

Chanukah party, Berkeley, CA, 13 Dec 2012

The Subterranean Arthouse’s 3rd annual Chanukah party!
In collaboration with Hungry for Yiddish! A Mitzvah Project
Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival

featuring
Heather Kleins’ Inextinguishable Trio – Yiddish song
Anthony Mordechai Russell – Yiddish song
Bruce Bierman – Yiddish dance
Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Orkestar – klezmer dance band

Subterranean Arthouse
2169 Bancroft, Berkeley, CA
Thursday December 13th 9pm
$10-$20 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Advance tickets here http://klezmer.brownpapertickets.com/
www.facebook.com/#!/events/400805286657576/


For three years local singer Heather Klein has worked together with Bay Area communities, local artists and musicians to present “Hungry for Yiddish; A Mitzvah Project.” Several klezmer bands, Yiddish singers, classical, and world musicians pitch in to present a series of concerts to raise money and awareness for the Bay Area’s homeless and hungry population. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Berkeley Food Pantry, which provides hunger relief in Berkeley and Albany.

9-10pm: Yiddish song with Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio and Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell. Both Heather and Anthony bring a captivating deep artistry and operatic technique to Yiddish song. Their voices call audiences to rapt attention, their songs deep with history infused with new life.

10pm on: klezmer dance party!
The Bay’s favorite Yiddish dance instructor and instigator Bruce Bierman will lead dances. Bruce relocated to L.A. so catch him while he’s here! Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Orkestar features Mike Perlmutter (clarinet, saxophone), Dave Rosenfeld (violin, mandolin), Dmitri Gaskin (accordion), and friends. Mike, Dave, and Dmitri are resident musicians of klezmer Monday’s at Saul’s Deli.

The Arthouse will feature watercolors by local painter (and Yiddish student) Margaret Sloan. Her portraits aim to capture the small, intimate moments when the inner self flashes out and peeks at the world.

December 14, 2012

Klezmer Shabbat Service, San Francisco, CA, 14 Dec 2012

dance sessionFriday, December 14, 8:15pm, Klezmer Shabbat Service, Congregation Sha'ar Zahav. San Francisco. With dance leader Bruce Bierman. No charge. More info: shaarzahav.org.

February 5, 2013

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, NYC, NY, 5 February 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Feb. 5 - Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Opening Night Dance Party - 8pm

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

February 12, 2013

Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys, NYC, 12 February 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Feb. 12 - Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

February 23, 2013

Purim Party w/Steve Weintraub & Carnegie Shpil Co, Pittsburgh, PA, 23 Feb 2013

Sat, 23 Feb, 2013, 7:00pm

Room 119, Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

Celebrate this Purim with an unforgettable evening of music and dance! Acclaimed Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub has flown in to Pittsburgh to work with the Carnegie Shpil Company (CMU's klezmer band) and handpicked members of the Carpathian ensemble to create a lively celebration of tradition, music, and fun.

With the help of our coach, Susanne Ortner-Roberts (who will be performing with us!), the band has compiled a repertoire designed to keep you dancing and we couldn't be more excited to share our work with you. Everyone is welcome--bring your friends!

Directions:
Margaret Morrison Hall is at the intersection of Tech St and Margaret
Morrison St. It's the building with columns in a semicircular pattern
out front.

The J'Burgh Yiddish Club will be performing a Purim shpil. It will include a bear costume.

Purim // I see what you're doing!, Brooklyn, NY, 23 Feb 2013

The Aftselokhis Spectacle Committee, Jews For Racial and Economic Justice, The Mid Town Workmen's Circle School Present…

I SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING!
Purim, Puppets, Politsey!

A Dazzling Purim Shpil and Masquerade Ball in support of Communities United for Police Reform

Sat, 23 Feb, 2013, 8:00pm 'til late
220 36th St, Industry City
Sunset Park
Brooklyn

$12 – 25 Sliding Scale, no one turned away for lack of cash or costume!

More info on Facebook

Dance Dance Dance!

Featuring:
The Aftselokhis Spectacle Players
Yiddish Princess - the world's favorite yiddish rock band
DjaRARA - Haitian Rara Band
The Rude Mechanical Orchestra
DJ Ripley - dancing til late

D/N/R to 36th St

FOOD! by Tacos de Don Goyo

Created in Partnership with Communities United For Police Reform, Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives, Domestic Workers United Culture Committee, Great Small Works, NYSCA, and a hundred flamboyant citizen artists.

Can't come to this show? Check out our second show the next day, at 3pm:
www.facebook.com/events/557628724255247/

The MWC School is a member of the Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter Ring network of signature schools.

February 26, 2013

CTMD - Tanshoyz, NYC, 26 February 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Feb. 26 - CTMD - Tantshoyz -Steve Weintraub Dance Leader

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

March 2, 2013

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band, Brighton, MA, 2 March 2013

lerner and moguilevskyThe Meditative Voice w/Shura Lipovsky & César Lerner

Sat, 2 Mar 2013, 6:30-9:30pm
JCHE Ulin House
30 Wallingford Rd
Brighton, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalJoin CJP Young Leadership Division volunteers for a night of music, conversation and dancing with residents of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly. Award-winning band Ezekiel's Wheels will provide their unique blend of classic klezmer with a touch of contemporary pop. There are just a few spots available for interested young adults who want to mingle with the JCHE residents at the prom.

If you would like to attend/volunteer at the event, register here.
Presented in partnership with the CJP's Young Leadership Division.

For further info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events

March 5, 2013

Leviticus, NYC, 5 March 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Mar. 5 - Leviticus: Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg, Todd Nuefeld, Tyshawn Sorey


Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

March 7, 2013

Electro Judeo Dance Party, Somerville, MA, 7 March 2013

MazalTHE ELECTRO JUDEO DANCE PARTY: MAZAL (AMERICAN DEBUT) AND STEREO SINAI

Thu, 7 Mar 2013, 8:30pm

Johnny D's
17 Holland St.
Somerville, MA, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalMaking their American debut, France's Mazal combines centuries-old Sephardic songs and chants with today's electronic sampling and dance beats. What happens when the ancient music of exiles meets the electronic rhythms of today? The dance floor fills up!
Opening for Mazal, Stereo Sinai's signature sound is "Biblegum pop," a heretical combination of ancient, holy tongues with blasphemous backbeats and synthesized pop melodies. If Gwen Stefani and Will.i.am had been on the mountain with Moses, they would have come down sounding a lot like Stereo Sinai.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Click here to purchase general admission tickets.

FOR DINNER/TABLE RESERVATIONS: Johnny D's is a mix of general admission standing room and reserved table seating. To guarantee a table, purchase Premium Dinner/Show tickets or Standard Dinner/Show tickets. Premium requires customers to spend a $20 food minimum night of show, Standard requires customers to spend a $12 food minimum night of show. Does NOT apply to alcohol. Tax and gratuity charged night of show. Any unreserved tables will be open first come, first serve 15 minutes before music begins. Table reservations are available by clicking here.
This event is sponsored by The Network Boston to introduce young adults (22-40) to the many arts and culture opportunities available in the Greater Boston Jewish community. Presented in partnership with the French Consulate and New Center NOW.

For further info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events

March 10, 2013

Israel Folkdance Festival, Cambridge, MA, 10 March 2013

Israel Folkdance Festival

Sun, 10 Mar 2013, 3:00pm

MIT's Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalEnjoy the 37th anniversary of this wonderful celebration of Jewish culture. Hundreds of dancers will be performing in a show set to Israeli music both old and new, with a rousing finale weaving all the dancers together into a mosaic of color and costume. The beat is contagious, the enthusiasm infectious, and the spirit moving!

Tickets: $15 available by clicking here.

For further info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events

March 12, 2013

Alicia Svigals & Patrick Farrell, NYC, 12 March 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Mar. 12 - Alicia Svigals & Patrick Farrell

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

March 19, 2013

CTMD - Tantshoyz, NYC, 19 March 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Mar. 19 - CTMD - Tantshoyz - Steve Weintraub Dance Leader

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

April 2, 2013

Jake Shulman-Ment Band, NYC, 2 April 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Apr. 2 - Jake Shulman-Ment Band

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

April 9, 2013

Strauss-Warschauer Duo CD Release/Dance, NYC, 9 Apr, 2013

CD RELEASE CONCERT AND TANTSHOYZ

Once I Had a Fiddle
The Strauss Warschauer Duo

The New York Klezmer Series
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue,
30 W. 68th St.(btw. Columbus and CPW), NYC


Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop with Deborah Strauss 5:30pm - $25
Yiddish Dance Classes begin at 6:00pm - $15 per class
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm - see website for pricing.
Full night pass - $35 (includes class, concert & jam session)

Concert begins at 7:30pm - $15. Tantshoyz with Steven Weintraub and jam session afterward.

As part of the New York Klezmer Series at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue

For more information: www.nyklezmer.com

World-renowned klezmer musicians Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer are celebrating their 18th anniversary performing and teaching as the Strauss Warschauer Duo.

And what better way to celebrate this creative milestone than with a CD release concert and tantshoyz at the New York Klezmer Series?

Special guests include dance master Steven Weintraub and drummer extraordinaire Aaron Alexander.

"Strauss and Warschauer are sweet and soulful performers who draw from klezmer, Yiddish, Hasidic and liturgical music and culture, adding their own original compositions and song settings. Their music is grounded in tradition, yet thoroughly contemporary. Terrific."—The New York Times

"Phenomenal"—Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

April 16, 2013

Lisa and Sruli's Family Band, NYC, 16 April 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Apr. 16 - Lisa and Sruli's Family Band

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

April 21, 2013

Jewish Cultural Festival, Santa Rosa, CA, 21 Apr, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 12:00noon - 4:00pm, Simcha Sunday Jewish Cultural Festival. Jewish dance workshop with Bruce Bierman followed by a dance jam with music by Orchestra Euphonos and performance by Mama Loshn. Workshop will include klezmer and Hasidic dancing, as well as Yemenite and Israeli. All levels welcome. Pick up KlezCalifornia information next to Nina Bonos' booth of music note cards. Presented by JCC Sonoma County. More info: 707.528.4222, jccsoco.org.

April 22, 2013

Ellis Island Old World Folk Band, Berkeley, CA, 22, Apr, 2013

Monday, April 22, 6:00-8:00pm, Ellis Island. Klezmer tunes, Yiddish songs and a sprinkling of music from other places around the globe. At Saul's Restaurant and Delicatessen, Berkeley. More info: 510.848.3354, | | Comments (0)

April 23, 2013

CTMD - Tantshoyz, NYC 23 April 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Apr. 23 - CTMD - Tantshoyz - Deborah Strauss Dance Leader

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

May 5, 2013

Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 5 May, 2013

Community Klezmer Initiative DanceThe Community Klezmer Initiative’s (CKI) Klezmer Jam, Dance and Open Mic Cabaret is making May magic, Sunday May 5th from 1pm-3pm at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA.

The house band is stocked with luminaries of klezmer from Dan Blacksberg to Elaine Hoffman Watts. A special treat for your feet will be dance leading with Yiddish dance specialist Sonia Gollance. Great soft pretzels, fabulous cookies and assorted treats will rev you up for this free afternoon of authentic culture created by you, your friends and your family!

Bring a music stand, your instrument, your voice and your dancing shoes. Plan to make your mother proud with a performance at the Open Mic Cabaret and bring copies of a tune for the house band to accompany you. Or, just come and zetsen zich (sit yourself down), opruen zich (relax yourself) und hanoe hobn (and have a good time).

Tel: 610-389-6036
Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
www.communityklezmer.org

di bostoner klezmer duo, Teaneck, NJ, 5 May, 2013

duo from di bostoner klezmer

We're delighted to announce that Cory (Pesaturo, the digital and acoustic
accordion champion of the world - truly):
and Dena (Ressler, clarinetist) will play at the Friends of the Teaneck Library's
Annual Gala!

When: Sunday, May 5 - ca. 3 P.M.
Where: Teaneck, NJ Public Library
840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 837-4171
(New Yorkers: bus 167 from 42nd St. Pt. Authority or walk from the
little jitneys that run from Pt. Authority Uptown on Route 4. Ask the
driver to stop at Teaneck Road, walk south on Teaneck Road ca. 1/4 mile)
What: We plan to present a shmorgesboard of tasty tunes:

  • Hasidic nigunim (mostly wordless melodies) you probably never heard before, including one easy to learn (there will not be a test)
  • Shers (older dance tunes) from Ukraine
  • Bulgars (more modern dance tunes) played in Philly 80 years ago
  • Emil Kroiter tunes (Bessarabian composer now living in the Haifa area) including one that won Cory a championship
  • tangos
  • who knows what else?

May 21, 2013

Eve Sicular - Metropolitan Klezmer, NYC, 21 May 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

May 21 - Eve Sicular - Metropolitan Klezmer

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

May 28, 2013

Elaine, Susan Watts w/Klez Dispensers, NYC, 28 May 2013

May 28, 2013
Octogenarian Drummer Extraordinaire Elaine Watts, (daughter of Jacob Hoffman) and her stupendously talented daughter Susan, will perform in a rare NY concert appearance, with the amazing Klez Dispensers, as part of the New York Klezmer Series at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., at 7:30pm, on May 28, 2013.

After the concert they will play for dancing at a Tantshoyz, with dancing led by the wonderful Steven Lee Weintraub.

Preceding the concert we will have a screening of the film about Elaine's life: Eatala

Susan & Elaine will lead the workshop at 5:30pm as well.

Elaine Watts - drums
Susan Watts - trumpet, vocals

with The Klez Dispensers:
Alex Kontorovich, clarinet
Ben Tolmes, trumpet
Amy Zakar, violin
Audrey Welber, saxophones
Reuben Radding, bass
Adrian Banner, piano

June 2, 2013

Romashka, NYC, 2 Jun, 2013

Inna Barmash
Romashka JunioR Generation Rooftop Party
Romashka (my gypsy dance party band) has sprouted at least 6 kids in the years of its existence, so it's about time we pay attention to our youngest fans. We're gearing up to play our first-ever multi-generational ROMASHKA JR. family show on the rooftop at JCC Manhattan as part of the Generation R family series. In addition to the ever-potent fare of gypsy, klezmer, folk and retro music from Russia, Romania, the Balkans and beyond, Romashka will dig into Russian cartoon music, musical games and stories for the youngest Romashka fans. At full blast, Romashka has a violin, viola, accordion, guitar, trumpet, clarinet/saxophone, tuba, and percussion. Pack your dancing shoes. All ages welcome. Bring your friends, parents, grandparents, near and far.

*SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - 4 PM
JCC OF MANHATTAN
(Amsterdam & 76th st)
More info at www.jccmanhattan.org

June 4, 2013

Levitt Legacy Tango Project and Matt Emkin's Poykler's Shloft Lied, NYC, 4 June 2013

The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

June 4 - Double Bill: Levitt Legacy Tango Project and Matt Temkin's Poykler's Shloft Lied

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

June 11, 2013

Dmitri Slepovitch's Litvakus, NYC, 11 June 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

June 11 - Dmitri Slepovitch's Litvakus

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

June 18, 2013

Student Concert, Party with Aaron Alexander & The Klez Messengers, NYC, 18 June 2013


The New York Klezmer Series
(formerly the East Village Klezmer Series)
now at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. (bet. Central Park W. and Columbus), New York, NY 10023
curated by Aaron Alexander

4 - 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 - 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 - 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 - 8:45 Concert (schedule below)*
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

June 18 - Student Concert, Party w/Aaron Alexander & The Klez Messengers

Series founded by Rabbi Greg Wall & Aaron Alexander
Executive Producer - Cantor Dan Singer
Center for Traditional Music and Dance Artisitic Director - Pete Rushefsky

July 3, 2013

She'Koyokh, Camden Town, UK, 3 Jul 2013

She'koyokhShe'koyokh

Weds 3 July, 8.30pm
Green Note, 107 Parkway, Camden Town
Click here for more info and tickets
Tickets £12 or £10 adv (booking is strongly advised).

July 13, 2013

Klezmer-Tants mit Live-Musik, München, Germany, 13 Jul 2013

Klezmer-Tants mit Live-Musik

13.7.13, 10:00 – 14:30

VHS Neuhausen - Trafo
Nymphenburgerstr. 171a
80634 München

EW 3353 Samstagsseminar

Klezmer, die Hochzeits- und Festmusik der osteuropäischen Juden erlebt seit den 70ger Jahren eine weltweite Renaissance und inzwischen werden auch die traditionellen Tänze wiederbelebt. Der größte Teil des Klezmer-Repertoires sind Gemeinschaftstänze. Hora, Sher, Khusidl und Freylekhs bieten mal langsam, mal schnell, schlängelnd und kreiselnd,abwechslungsreiche Formationen. Die Kreis- und Reihentänze,Karre-Formationen und Paartänze beruhen auf einfachen Grundschritten, so dass Neulinge schnell ins Tanzvergnügen einsteigen können.Tänzerische Vorkenntnisse und paarweise Anmeldung sind nichterforderlich. Mit Live-Musik-Begleitung an Akkordeon und Klarinette. Bitte mitbringen: flache Tanz-, Gymnastikg oder Jazz-Dance-Schuhe mit Ledersohle (keine Straßenschuhe) und bequeme Kleidung.

Mit Live-Musik: Sandra Hollstein, Akkordeon & Alexander Maier, Klarinette

14 Plätze, Kosten: 39,- €

Buchung über die Homepage der vhs München: www.mvhs.de

July 19, 2013

Workshop: Yiddish Folk Dance, Yidstock, Amherst, MA, 19 Jul, 2013

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2013: The Festival of New Yiddish Music

July 18 - 21, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA

Join us for Yidstock 2013: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! Continuing with the theme established in our inaugural year, Yidstock 2013 will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events.

More info: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock

Friday, July 19, 3:30pm
WORKSHOP: Yiddish Folk Dance with instructor Steve Weintraub
MEMBERS: $8 / NON-MEMBERS: $10

Tix and more: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=5063&view=Detail

July 20, 2013

Mama Loshn, Cotati, CA, 20 Jul 2013

Mama Loshn

Saturday, July 20, 7:30-10:00pm
Congregation Ner Shalom
85 La Plaza
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 664-8622

In a Mid-Summer Musicale and Dance Party. Yiddish, Ladino, and English-language music. Mama Loshn will welcome other musical guests, including Reb Irwin Keller, Laurie Le'ah Lippin, and dance leader Bruce Bierman.

A benefit for the JCC's Sonoma County Film Festival and Congregation Ner Shalom. At Wine and beer available for purchase. Tickets: $20 advance /$25 door. More info: 707.528.5538, jccsoco.org.

July 21, 2013

Sal Goodman's Klezmer Band, San Mateo, CA, 21 Jul 2013

band picKlezmer Night with Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band

Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm (music begins 6:30pm)
Tannourine Restaurant
120 W. 25th Ave.
San Mateo, CA

featuring: Mike Perlmutter (clarinet), Dave Rosenfeld (mandolin, violin, percussion),
and Jack Hanly (poyk, mandolin). Dancing led by Bruce
Bierman.

$10 cover + order off regular menu.
More info: 650.638.1960
tannourinecuisine.com

Saul Goodman comes from a musical tradition tracing back to the old world shtetl of Szrensk. Incorporating post-immigrant sounds rooted in klezmer tradition, Saul Goodman's music moves the spirit and the dance. It's always a simcha with Saul!

August 10, 2013

Klezmer Dance, San Francisco, 10 Aug 2013

Saturday August 10, 2-5pm, FREE
Klezmer dance workshop at ONEG, hosted by the San Francisco
Jewish Community Center
3200 California Street, SF

Facebook info: www.facebook.com/events/405572799541992/

2:30-4:00 pm Fisher Hall: Klezmer dance workshop with Bruce
Bierman and Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band. Bruce Bierman, one
of California’s foremost Jewish dance leaders will show and
lead participants in Jewish line, circle, and partner dances
traditionally done to klezmer music.

Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band comes from a musical tradition
tracing back to the old world shtetl of Szrensk.
Incorporating post-immigrant sounds rooted in klezmer, Saul
Goodman’s music moves the spirit and the dance. It’s always
a simcha with Saul!

Featuring:
Mike Perlmutter – clarinet, saxophone
Dave Rosenfeld -mandolin, violin, percussion
Dmitri Gaskin – accordion
Jack Hanly - poyk, mandolin

September 8, 2013

Klezmer Barn Dance, 8 Sep, 2013

Klezmer Barn Dance!

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013, 3-5pm
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main St.
S. Yarmouth, MA
tel: 508-394-7100

Dance to live and lively Klezmer music- eastern European and American
Jewish party music in a program focused on old and new set dances from the
klezmer tradition. Dance a traditional Patsh Tants (clapping dance), Couples
Bulgar (2 couple set dance) and the recently created Ferdl (little horse) Galop
and Road to Minsk. There will also be plenty of wonderful traditional circle
dances that don't require partners.

Live music by Cape Cod's own Clayton March and Jacqueline Schwab.
Dance instruction and calling by internationally renowned Yiddish dance
master Steve Weintraub.

More info: cultural-center.org

October 1, 2013

Tantshoyz w/Steven Weintraub, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 1 Oct 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Opening Night Tantshoyz, Yiddish Dance Party featuring dance master Steven Weintraub with the Jake Shulman-Ment Band

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

October 8, 2013

Ezekiel's Wheels, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 8 Oct 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Ezekiel's Wheels (From Boston!)

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—
see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

October 15, 2013

Mike Cohen Band, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 15 Oct 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Mike Cohen Band (clarinetist extraordinaire and his band)

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

October 22, 2013

Roger Davidson & Frank London, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 22 Oct 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Roger Davidson & Frank London (original klezmer compositions w/all-star cast)

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

October 29, 2013

Klezmerfest, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 29 Oct 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Klezmerfest—Rabbi Greg Wall’s Birthday Bash (traditional NY style klezmer and a birthday salute to series co-founder) with Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman & Aaron Alexander

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

November 5, 2013

Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party w/Zev Feldman, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 5 Nov 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
CTMD Tantshoyz—Yiddish Dance Party! Featuring dance master Zev Feldman

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

November 12, 2013

Eleanor Reissa w/Frank London, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 12 Nov 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Eleanor Reissa & Friends A Yiddish Diva without peer, w/Frank London

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

November 19, 2013

Breslov Bar Band, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 19 Nov 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Breslov Bar Band (Binyomin Ginzburg & Band take on Breslev Hasidic Nigunim)

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

November 26, 2013

Lorin Sklamberg, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 26 Nov 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
Lorin Sklamberg - A Hanukkah/Thanksgiving Celebration (vocalist, keyboardist and co-founder of the Klezmatics with a program of themed klezmer songs.

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

December 1, 2013

Lisa Fishman w/Klezmer Juice, NYC, 1 Dec 2013

A Dance Party to celebrate Hanukkah!
Gustavo Bulgach and his band “Klezmer Juice,”
along with members of “Mimoda Jazzo Gruppa,”
and vocals by Lisa Fishman,
will perform both traditional and non traditional Jewish Klezmer dance music to celebrate the 5th night of Hanukkah.

Sun, Dec. 1, 6 - 10 pm
MiMoDa Studio
5772 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Enter thru Paper or Plastik Cafe - Entrance on Ogden)

Come and enjoy
Klezmer, Latin, Balkan, Tango, Gypsy and Jazz,
light the Menorah with us,
and CELEBRATE!

This is a family event - children are welcome!

Entrance fee: $10
Children under 10 years old: Free

Sunday, December 1st
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 1 Dec 2013

Sunday Dec 1, 2013 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA.

Bring your family, your friends and your dancing shoes. Enjoy a a soft pretzal, a cookie perhaps, see fabulous performers and dance the afternoon away at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA

Tel: 610-389-6036
Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
www.communityklezmer.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/171226639652140

December 2, 2013

Hanukkah celebration, Slocan Lake, BC, Canada, 2 Dec 2013

You and yours are invited to an evening of music, theater and dancing
Celebrating Hanukkah at the Silverton Gallery
Tuesday, December 3rd
Stage show with The Nelson Hanukkah Ensemble 7 pm, Community Dinner 6 pm

This year the Gallery staff is thrilled to present a four piece band with a great repertoire of highly dancable Jewish music, including Klezmer, Sephardic and Israeli songs.

This group of musicians are among the top players in the Kootenays!

Clarinetist Nicola Everton was with the Vancouver Symphony for twenty years, and has done extensive recording and touring. She is now Artistic Director of the Kootenay Gallery Concert Series, and has taught at the Valhalla Summer School of Music.

Bass player Rob Fahie is also an amazing player, having completed 2 degrees in Jazz and Classical music. He has toured internationally with high profile Canadian artists like Ranee Lee, Sophie Milman and Nikki Yanofsky. He has played at The Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club and Iridium in New York City as well as the Catalina Jazz Club, The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.

Accordionist Catherine McGrath is a well known folk musician and broadcaster in the West Kootenays. She was a founding member of Nelson's Heavy Shtetl, a klezmer and traditional jazz band, Cattle Annie, The Crooked Corral, a western swing group, and Kootenay Kontraband, an old-time dance band.

Singer Allan Merovitz is a legend in Canadian Klezmer circles. Allan, who is based in Calgary, has recorded and toured North America and Europe with top Klezmer and Yiddish groups, and has headed up his own band, KlezMerovitz. He has been nominated for a Juno, and won a CBC Etoiles-Galaxy award with his group Merovitz Project, in Montreal.

An experienced stage actor and storyteller, Allan will tell the story of the First Hanukkah in Canada, as experienced by Aaron Hart, an immigrant who fought with the British back in the 18th century, and then built a fur trading empire in Lower Canada.
Hanukkah celebrations are all about kids, and this year we have a group of young musicians who will perform a song or two
Times: Dinner at 6pm. Concert: doors 6:30, show at 7pm.
Admission for the concert $10/adult, 5$/child, or $25 family, sold at the door only.

Info at : www.silvertongallery.ca

MEAL : Madeleine McCarthy is providing a light latke dinner (by reservation only). Menu: latkes with sour cream and apple sauce, garden salad and spelt chocolate mocha cake, tea and coffee. For reservations call 250-358-2475, or madeleine@vws.org 7$ per adult and 5$ per child. Tickets for the meal are sold at Rutabagas, the Mercado and Silverton Building Supplies

Sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society, BC Arts Council, Soup du Jar, Sappho's Bakery

December 3, 2013

Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party w/Avia Moore, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 3 Dec 2013

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
CTMD Tantshoyz—Yiddish Dance Party! Featuring dance master Avia Moore

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

December 4, 2013

Jumbo Knish Factory Klezmer Dance Party, Somerville, MA, 4 Dec 2013

Klezmer Dance Party w/Jumbo Knish Factory

Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 8pm
Fisher Performance Room, Granoff Music Center
Tufts University
20 Talbot Ave
Somerville, MA

FREE

In celebration of "Thanksgivukkah," join the Jumbo Knish Factory for klezmer and Israeli dancing with special guests Malka Benjamin and Fabio Pirozzolo.

December 5, 2013

9th NY Sephardic Music Festival: ISRAMERICA Annual Hanukkah Bash, NYC, 5 Dec 2013

ISRAMERICA Annual Hanukkah Bash

Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 8pm
LIBATION
137 Ludlow St,
New York, NY 10002

Ticket: $25 Advance | $30 Door
www.eventbrite.com/e/isramerica-annual-hanukkah-bash-2013-tickets-9291401833?aff=SMF

The NY Sephardic Music Festival closes with ISRAMERICA, back for the BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST Hanukkah event of the YEAR! Get ready to get rowdy with us at Libation for the epic closing of party for SMF 2013. This marks the 2nd Annual Hanukkah BASH at Libation with over 600 exclusive guests comprised of young Jewish professionals and Israeli artists in all genres and mediums are expected!

Get ready for; *Hanukkah Premium Sweets & Chocolates *Dessert Bar with Sufganiyot *Pitopia Falfel *Sushi * Gifts and Giveaways all night!

ISRAEL VIP-Hanukkah Bash, An Exclusive Hanukkah Celebration

December 6, 2013

Red Hot Chachkas, Oakland, CA, 6 Dec 2013

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas
Friday nights at OMCA

Friday, Dec. 6th, 6:30-9pm
at the Oakland Museum
1000 Oak St. (at 10th), Oakland
Lake Merritt BART

holiday food, drink, dancing + music

December 7, 2013

Lomir Tantsn, Paris, France, 7 Dec 2013

Lomir Tantsn ! Atelier danses yiddish
Avec Hélène Domergue-Zylberberg et Alexis Kune

Samedi 7 décembre
de 10h30 à 13h

En savoir plus

January 8, 2014

London Klezmer Quartet, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 8 Jan 2014

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet

8 Jan, 2014, 7:30pm
Wesley Hall
58 Melville St, Hobart

Launch of Cygnet Folk Festival dance programme
Tickets at the door: $18/ $16 (concession)/ $15 (member)
All dances taught—no dancing experience or partner required. All ages welcome.

More info: folktas.org/forthcoming-events/

January 19, 2014

Tu B'Shvat Celebration, Bethlehem, NH, 19 Jan 2014

Dancing and Music/Sunday Tu B'Shevat Luncheon!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 12:30pm
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation,
39 Strawberry Hill Rd,
Bethlehem NH.

Great music and merry making will prove to brighten up the middle of January and will take place at the Synagogue in celebration of the New Year for the Trees! With "String Equinox" featuring Beverly Woods and Shana Aisenberg. Dances taught by Neskaya.

January 24, 2014

Klezmertants-Repertoires Workshop, München, Germany, 24 Jan 2015

24.01.2015, 13.00 – 17:00

80634 München, VHS Neuhausen – Trafo, Nymphenburgerstr. 171a

EW 3286 Samstagsseminar

Der größte Teil des Klezmertants-Repertoires sind Gemeinschaftstänze. Hora, Sher, Khusidl und Freylekhs bieten mal langsam, mal schnell, schlängelnd und kreiselnd, abwechslungsreiche Formationen.
Tänzerische Vorkenntnisse und paarweise Anmeldung sind nicht erforderlich. Mit Live-Musik-Begleitung an Akkordeon und Klarinette.
Bitte mitbringen: flache Tanz-, Gymnastik oder Jazz-Dance-Schuhe mit Ledersohle (keine Straßenschuhe) und bequeme Kleidung.
Mit Live-Musik: Sandra Hollstein, Akkordeon & Alexander Maier, Klarinette

14 Plätze, Kosten: 39,- €
Hier geht’s zur Anmeldung:

www.mvhs.de

February 2, 2014

Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 2 Feb 2014

Sunday Feb 2, 2014 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA.

The fun is free,
but donations are welcome and tax deductible!

Bring your instrument,
your dancing shoes,
your voice and your family
for this Community Klezmer Initiative event.

Tel: 610-389-6036
Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
www.communityklezmer.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/171226639652140

London Klezmer Quartet, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2 Feb 2014

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet

Sun, 2 Feb, 2014, 7pm
North Shore Temple Emanuel,
28 Chatswood Ave,
Chatswood NSW 2067 Australia
Tel: 02 94197011

Klezmer concert and dance, 7pm

February 4, 2014

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party w/Avia Moore, NY Klezmer Series, 4 Feb 2014

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
CTMD Tantshoyz—Yiddish Dance Party! Featuring dance master Avia Moore

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen’s Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

February 5, 2014

London Klezmer Quartet, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 5 Feb 2014

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet

Wed, 5 Feb, 2014
Klezmer workshop 5-6pm
Klezmer dance 8pm

Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club,
Wongawilli Community Centre (Hall)
Illawara, NSW, Australia

March 8, 2014

Alicia Svigal’s Svinging Klezmer Dance Party, Newton, MA, 8 Mar 2014

Alicia SvigalsAlicia Svigal’s Svinging Klezmer Dance Party

Sat, Mar 8, 8:00pm
Leventhanl Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA

Klezmer is party music, just made for dancing. And dance we shall to music by violinist Alicia Svigals (formerly of the Klezmatics) and her band, with dance lessons by Steve Weintraub, ”the Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance.” Great music and fun for all. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. Dance Instruction begins at 8 pm. The band and dancing will kick off at 8:30. Presented in partnership with the Greater Boston JCCs.

Advance Tickets $20 ($18 for JCC members at Box Office) $25 at the door
Purchase tickets by clicking here

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/alicia-svigals-svinging-klezmer-dance-party/.

March 9, 2014

Israel Folkdance Festival, Cambridge, MA, 9 Mar 2014

Israel Folkdance Festival

Sun, Mar 9, 3:00pm
MIT's Kresge Auditorium
45 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Hundreds of dancers take to the stage for the 38th Annual Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston. More than twenty performing groups present new and traditional Israeli and Jewish folk music and dance. Flying horas, fierce Debkas, lithe Yemenite steps, all capped by a huge finale filling the stage and the aisles en masse.

Tickets $15 available by clicking here..

More info: israel-folkdance-festival-2

March 11, 2014

Klezmer Style Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, 11 Mar, 2014

Klezmer Style Contra Dance with music by ContraKlez

Tuesday, March 11, 8:00-10:30 PM
MIT Student Center, Room 491,
84 Massachusetts Ave,
Cambridge, MA

Contra dancing to Klezmer music, with an extra dash of fun thrown in.
web.mit.edu/fdc/contra/

March 31, 2014

Klezmer Dance Party, Hamden, CT, 31 Mar, 2014

Klezmer Dance Party featuring The Nu Haven Kapelye
With special guests:

  • Yale Klezmer Band

  • Bivolita

  • Seltzer Sisters

Monday, Mar 31, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Outer Space Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

Admission is only $5

April 17, 2014

Exodus Brooklyn Dance Party, Brooklyn, NY, 17 Apr, 2014

Exodus Brooklyn Dance Party with Zion80 Jewish ~ Afrobeat / Sharabi featuring Frank London & Deep Singh Bhangra ~ Klezmer
Matt Darriau Gaida Electrique Balkan - Gypsy

Thursday, April 17at 8:00pm
Europa,
98-104 Meserole Ave., at Manhattan Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY, US

Tix, $15: www.ticketweb.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1460061780874159/

April 22, 2014

Tantshoyz, NYC, 22 Apr, 2014

Bessarabian Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop featuring Isaac Sadigursky and an all-star band.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

Lace up your dancing shoes for a special evening of Bessarabian-Jewish klezmer featuring a rare NY-appearance by LA-based clarinetist/accordionist Isaac Sadigursky, originally of Moldova, and dance leading by Avia Moore. All-star ensemble includes Aaron Alexander (percussion), Frank London (trumpet), Christina Crowder (accordion), Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Alex Kontorovich (clarinet) and Sam Sadigursky (reeds).

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

May 3, 2014

Lomir tantsn, Paris, France, 3 Mai, 2014

Lomir tantsn !

samedi 17 mai de 10h30 à 13h
Maison de la culture yiddish
29, rue du Château-d'eau
75010 Paris, France

Tél. : +33(0)1 47 00 14 00

Depuis le XVIe siècle, les danses sont présentes lors des festivités et mariages juifs d’Europe de l’Est. La plupart d’entre elles sont destinées à honorer les invités de marque. Du freylekhs à la patshtants, en passant par la bulgar et les horas roumaines, venez les découvrir, ainsi que la musique klezmer qui les accompagne, les codes sociaux et la culture qui s’y rattachent. Les danseurs se communiquent leur énergie au long de ces danses lentes ou pleines d’allant, mélancoliques ou joyeuses. Seul compte le plaisir d’être ensemble et de vibrer au son de la musique klezmer.
Ouvert à tous, hommes et femmes, sans distinction d’âge ni de niveau.
Alexis Kune (pour la danse), Marthe Desrosières dirigeant les Klezmorimlekh (pour la musique), font découvrir cet univers magique. Le freylekh, la patshtants et le sher, etc. n’auront plus de secret pour les participants qui découvriront le plaisir de danser ensemble.
Prochaine rencontre : samedi 17 mai de 10h30 à 13h.
P.A.F. : 15 €. Membres : 12 €. Réserver.

May 4, 2014

Postponed: Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 4 May 2014, 2014

This event has been postponed until June 1

Sunday May 4, 2014 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/267482953413191

June 1, 2014

Community Klezmer Initiative jam/dance, Winnewood, PA, 1 Jun 2014

Sunday June 1, 2014 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm Main Line Reform Temple 410 Montgomery Ave. Wynnewood, PA. The fun is free, but donations are welcome and tax deductible! Bring your instrument, your dancing shoes, your voice and your family for this Community Klezmer Initiative event. Tel: 610-389-6036 Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details. sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative www.communityklezmer.org Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/267482953413191

June 3, 2014

Casco Bay Tummlers, Kennebunk, ME, 3 Jun, 2014

Concert and Israeli Dancing with The Casco Bay Tummlers

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6pm
Colby College (location TBA)
Waterville, ME

Free and open to the public

The Tummlers will be performing as part of Colby College's The Maine Conference of Jewish Life, along with Lisa Tessler, Israeli dance teacher.

To register for the conference or get more information about it: web.colby.edu/mainejewishlifeconference/

June 21, 2014

Klezmer dance workshop w/ Yael Schy, Ellis Island Old World Folk Band, Berkeley, CA, 21 June, 2014

Klezmer dance workshop with Yael Schy and music by Ellis Island Old World Folk Band

Part of San Francisco Free Folk Festival

Saturday, June 21, 3:00pm
Presidio Middle School
San Francisco, CA
No charge.
More info: www.sffolkfest.org/2014
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July 31, 2014

di bostoner klezmer, Belmont, MA, 31 Jul 2014

di bostoner klezmer Thursday, Jul 31, 2014, 6:30pm Payson Park 260 Payson Rd, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478 FREE We, the summer lineup of dbk - David Harris on tuba, Michael McLaughlin on accordion, and Dena Ressler on clarinet - will be playing a 45 minute set at the Payson Park Music Festival in Belmont, MA We'll play some little-heard Kabolas Shabos tunes, some Emil Kroiter Moldavan klezmer, a tuba doyne and you'll learn a Lubavich nign. The park is located on Payson Road, off Trapelo Road (on the #73 bus line out of Harvard Square, too). Parking is easy. Bring lawn chairs, food, dancing shoes.... We are followed by a concert band. The evening promises to be fun. Hope to see you there (say hello, if you come!)

September 20, 2014

"Swing Sinners," Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 20 Sep 2014

Swing Sinners - (Electro)Swing Party with klezmer band, deejays and burlesque act

Saturday, September 20, 8:00pm
de nieuwe anita
Frederik Hendrikstraat 111
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Get ready for a fun-tastic and sexy (with a wink) underground event with (Electro)-Swing, Gypsy, Balkan, Exotica and other vintage, retro & jivey influences.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1463320947230883/

October 7, 2014

NY Klezmer Series: Tarras Band, NYC, 7 Oct 2014

New York Klezmer Series: Tarras Band
with Pete Sokolow, Michael Winograd, Ben Holmes, Jim Guttman & David Licht – A Klezmer Supergroup

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

October 14, 2014

NY Klezmer Series: Holmes-Farrell Duo, NYC, 14 Oct 2014

New York Klezmer Series
Ben Holmes-Patrick Farrell Duo

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

October 21, 2014

NY Klezmer Series Presents: Jeremy Brown & Friends, w/Yoshie Fruchter, Marty Confurius, NYC, 21 Oct 2014

New York Klezmer Series: Jeremy Brown & Friends, w/Yoshie Fruchter, Marty Confurius

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/263737753798597/

(Sy Kushner was originally scheduled for this date, but has taken ill.)

October 28, 2014

NY Klezmer Series: Figelin, NYC, 28 Oct 2014

New York Klezmer Series
Figelin: North German and Yiddish Folk Music for Violins and Voices w/Deborah Strauss

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

November 1, 2014

Joel Rubin, Veretski Pass, Bruce Bierman dance, Yiddish Culture Festival, Palo Alto, CA, 1-2 Nov 2014

Yiddish Culture Festival
Klezmer Concert & Dance Party
with internationally renowned Joel Rubin
Clarinetist from East Coast and Europe in his first Bay Area appearance in 20 years
and Veretski Pass
plus Bruce Bierman, Dance leader
plus
7:15-7:45pm — Pre-concert entertainment in the Cultural Courtyard with the KlezCalifornia All-Stars

November 1, 2014, 8-11PM
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, California

Cookie Segelstein, violin, viola
Joshua Horowitz, accordion, tsimbl
Stu Brotman, basy

Celebrated as one of the greatest living klezmer clarinetists today, Joel Rubin joins Veretski Pass in a brand new program of rare music from the repertoires of the pre-World War II Polish klezmorim. It will feature hitherto unrecorded gems that slide effortlessly between delicately nuanced nigunim (wordless melodies) to raucous village dances. His momentous reunion with the members of Veretski Pass is the first in the Bay Area in twenty years and promises to be a landmark event.
More information: www.klezcalifornia.org

November 4, 2014

CTMD Tantshoyz w/Avia Moore, NYC, 4 Nov 2014

New York Klezmer Series CTMD Tantshoyz—Yiddish Dance Party! w/Avia Moore, Music by Alex Kontorovich, Patrick Farrell, Remy Yulzari Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 30 W. 68th St. NYC All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class, Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing. Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson) More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle. Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation. Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/860601227313508/

November 7, 2014

Jubilee Klezmer Dance Concert, Sonoma, CA, 7 Nov 2014

Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble Dance Concert

Friday, November 7, 9:00pm
Sonoma Festival of Ukrainian Culture
Friday and Saturday
Sonoma Moose Lodge, SONOMA

Full evening: $20 advance/ $25 door. Festival passes: $60-$80.
Tickets online

November 11, 2014

NY Klezmer Series: Mitzva Tanz!, NYC, 11 Nov 2014

New York Klezmer Series: Mitzva Tanz!
w/Binyomin Ginzberg, Boris Corchesko, Avi Fox-Rosen, Ari Folman-Cohen

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

November 13, 2014

Alicia Svigals, workshops and performance/dance, Amherst, MA, 13 Nov 2014

Alicia SvigalsAlicia Svigals

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Music Recital Hall
Music and Dance Building
Hampshire College
893 West St,
Amherst, MA 01002

This Thursday, 11/13, Alicia Svigals will visit Hampshire College for an afternoon lecture and demonstration on klezmer music and contemporary culture, followed by an evening concert with accordionist Christina Crowder.

Lecture/Demonstration: 2-3:20 pm
Evening concert: 7:30 pm

Both events are free and open to the public! Seating is limited.

November 15, 2014

Yiddish Cultural Festival, Cotati, CA, 15–16 Nov 2014

Yiddish Cultural Festival in Sonoma County, weekend of Nov. 15-16

Saturday-Sunday, November 15-16,
YiddishLand, Sonoma County Festival of Yiddish Culture
Congregation Ner Shalom
85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 664-8622

Saturday Performance: 6:30pm Dance Lesson with Bruce Bierman, 7:00pm Performance by Mama Loshn, juggler and playwright Sara Felder, Traveling Jewish Theatre Co-Founder Naomi Newman, Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble with Alby Kass, Laurie Lippin, Yiddish cowboy Scott Gerber, Irwin Keller. Saturday night tickets: $18 adults, $9 kids 6-12.

Sunday Workshops: Noon - 4:00pm, Free workshops for all ages: Mapping Our Amazing Yiddish Journey, Humor and Curse in Yiddish LIfe and Literature, Yiddish Lives Project, Mysteries of Yiddish: Unlocking the Lexicon, Yiddish Struggle and Culture through its Music, American Jewish Radicalism, Collaging our Legacy, Jewish Chicken Farmers of Sonoma County, Yiddish Dramatics for Families, Yiddish Storytime for Families. No charge.

Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. More info: YiddishLand.org.
At Congregation Ner Shalom, COTATI

November 16, 2014

Yiddish Cultural Festival, Cotati, CA, 15–16 Nov 2014

Yiddish Cultural Festival in Sonoma County, weekend of Nov. 15-16

Saturday-Sunday, November 15-16,
YiddishLand, Sonoma County Festival of Yiddish Culture
Congregation Ner Shalom
85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 664-8622

Saturday Performance: 6:30pm Dance Lesson with Bruce Bierman, 7:00pm Performance by Mama Loshn, juggler and playwright Sara Felder, Traveling Jewish Theatre Co-Founder Naomi Newman, Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble with Alby Kass, Laurie Lippin, Yiddish cowboy Scott Gerber, Irwin Keller. Saturday night tickets: $18 adults, $9 kids 6-12.

Sunday Workshops: Noon - 4:00pm, Free workshops for all ages: Mapping Our Amazing Yiddish Journey, Humor and Curse in Yiddish LIfe and Literature, Yiddish Lives Project, Mysteries of Yiddish: Unlocking the Lexicon, Yiddish Struggle and Culture through its Music, American Jewish Radicalism, Collaging our Legacy, Jewish Chicken Farmers of Sonoma County, Yiddish Dramatics for Families, Yiddish Storytime for Families. No charge.

Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. More info: YiddishLand.org.
At Congregation Ner Shalom, COTATI

November 18, 2014

NY Klezmer Series: Psoy Korolenko, NYC, 18 Nov 2014

New York Klezmer Series
Psoy Korolenko—from Russia

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

November 23, 2014

Felix Fibich memorial, NYC, 23 Nov 2014

Memorial to Yiddish dance master Felix Fibich, featuring Judith Brin Ingber
Sunday, November 23rd at 1:00
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, New York, New York.

More info: www.mjhnyc.org

November 25, 2014

Aaron Alexander & Friends, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 25 Nov 2014

New York Klezmer Series
Aaron Alexander & friends

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/

November 30, 2014

Dance workshop, Norwich, UK, 30 Nov 2014

Dance Workshop
30 November, 1-5pm, Norwich
Guy Schalom teaches Yiddish and cosmopolitan dances from Eastern Europe.
Music: Ilana Cravitz (fiddle) and Susi Evans (clarinet/accordion).
Details and registration. Christiane on 01263 741510

December 2, 2014

NY Klezmer Series: Dave Levitt Trio, NYC, 2 Dec 2014

New York Klezmer Series: Dave Levitt Trio
featuring Mike Cohen and Christina Crowder

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

December 3, 2014

Klezmer Dance Party, 3 Dec 2014

Klezmer Dance Party

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Fisher Performance Room, Granoff Music Center
Tufts University
Medford, MA

Free; no tickets required
tel: 617.627.3679

The Jumbo Knish Factory continues its tradition of the end of semester annual
dance party with the always inexhaustible dance leader Malka Benjamin leading
the horas! Michael McLaughlin, director.

More info: as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/events/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/665225243595305/

December 4, 2014

Lox & Vodka, Chanukah celebration, Washington, DC, 4 Dec 2014

Lox & Vodka Thursday December 4, 6:00-8:00 US Botanic Gardens 100 Maryland Avenue, SW - In front of the US Capitol Free to the public Our annual Chanukah and Holiday celebration filled with communal singing and dancing with people from across the country and around the world in one of the most beautiful settings in the Washington area! More info: www.usbg.gov/events/2014/11/18/live-seasonal-music

December 9, 2014

CTMD Tantshoyz, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 9 Dec 2014

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
CTMD Tantshoyz—Yiddish Dance Party!
w/ Steven Weintraub, Music led by Jordan Hirsch

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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December 14, 2014

Hanukkah Family Fest, Los Angeles, CA, 14 Dec 2014

Hanukkah Family Festival Sunday, December 14 11:00am–4:00pm Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, CA 90049 This year's Hanukkah Family Festival highlights two major themes of the holiday—light and freedom (luz y libertad)—through the lens of Latin American culture. Enjoy live performances, storytelling, art making, and a host of other family-friendly activities. Families of all backgrounds welcome! Tickets include Museum admission: $7-$10; FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 12. Advance tickets recommended: (877) SCC-4TIX, skirball.org, or on site. Discounts, coupons, and other ticket promotions are not valid on festival day. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. tel: 310-440-4500

Sruli & Lisa + Yosl Kurland, Waltham, MA, 14 Dec

Temple Beth Israel, Waltham presents
As part of its 100th year celebrations

A CELEBRATION OF KLEZMER AND YIDDISH MUSIC AND DANCE
Concert/Dance Party and Music Workshops

Featuring the dynamic duo of Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer
Joined by very special guest Yosl Kurland

Music, singing, dancing (with expert leading), high spirits, refreshments, fun for all!

Sunday, Dec. 14
Temple Beth Israel
25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA 02453

2-5pm: Concert and Dance Party
$25, $20 TBI members, kids under 12 free
12-1pm: Simultaneous participatory workshops: Yiddish singing, instrumental klezmer music
$18, $15 TBI members, kids under 12 free

Combined workshop and concert/dance ticket: $40, $32 members

Workshops begin promptly at 12
Lunch provided to workshop participants at 1
Participants will play a tune with the band at the concert

For information and ticketing:
www.tbiwaltham.org
781-894-5146

Online ticket purchase:
www.eventbrite.com/e/klezmer-concert-and-dance-party-with-sruli-and-lisa-joined-by-yosl-kurland-tickets-14292945585?aff=es2&rank=1

December 16, 2014

NY Klezmer Series: Shtreiml, NYC, 16 Dec 2014

New York Klezmer Series: Shtreiml
w/Jason Rosenblatt

Big Khanike Party Blowout

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

December 18, 2014

Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, 18 Dec 2014

Lox & Vodka Thur, Dec 18, 2014, 6-7pm Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 Free to the public We are honored to have been requested to perform here. Come celebrate Chanukah and the Holiday Spirit with lively and festive dancing and singing in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. More info: www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=207488

December 19, 2014

Klezmer/Balkan mashup dance party, Berkeley, CA, 19 Dec 2014

Klezmer/Balkan mashup dance party Friday, December 19 Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA Free. 7pm potluck, open mic, and dance party starting around 9pm. This event celebrates 6 years of the Arthouse.

December 20, 2014

Saul Goodman Klezmer Band @ SF JCC Chanukkah party, San Francisco, CA, 20 Dec 2014

Saul Goodman Klezmer Band Saturday, December 20 4-6pm SF JCC, 3200 California St., San Francisco. Free. Mike Perlmutter (clarinet), Dmitri Gaskin (accordion), Andrew Cohen (helicon), Ivan Velev (tapan), Bruce Bierman (dance leading). We perform as part of a family event which includes candle lighting, a dreidel garden, tot spot, storey telling, and seasonal cocktails, latkes, and on the spot made mini donuts!

6th Annual Hanukah Community Celebration, Berkeley, CA, 20 Dec 2014

6th Annual Hanukah Community Celebration Saturday, December 20 at 7:00pm Jewish Community Center of The East Bay 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, California 94709 On the 5th night of Hanukkah, the community will get together to light candles, sing Hanukkah songs and enjoy performances by top Bay Area musicians. Traditional Hanukkah food will be sold. All ages.. Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1501177963502303/

Chanukah klezmer ceilidh, Northwood, UK, 20 Dec 2014

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet
Chanukah klezmer ceilidh
Music, dance, food...it's that time of year - and NLPS's 50th anniversary party!

Saturday 20 December, 7.30pm
Northwood, Middx
Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS),
Oaklands Gate,
Northwood HA6 3AA UK

To book call 020 8950 0208; 07956 312719

Klezmerfest!, Long Branch, NJ, 20 Dec 2014

Klezmer Chanukah party w/Klezmerfest

Saturday, December 20, 8:15 PM
Congregation Brothers of Israel,
250 Park Avenue,
Long Branch, NJ

Tickets $25 in advance; $30 at the door
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP for the advance tickets by 12/15/2014
Please contact: Office: (732) 222­6666
Bring Your Friends!

December 25, 2014

Annual Family Klez Concert/Tour/Workshop, NYC, 25 Dec 2014

Museum at Eldridge St. - Klez for Kids and Synagogue Tours THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25 - TOURS: 10, 12 & 1; CONCERTS: 11 AM AND 2 PM Klez for Kids and Synagogue Tours Museum at Eldridge St. 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 $12 adults; $10 students/seniors; $8 children 3-17; children under 3 are free Sing, dance and learn Yiddish at our annual family concert. Clarinetist Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest lead the audience on a musical tour of Eastern European Jewish culture ending with a joyful audience-enacted shtetl wedding. The Museum is open until 3 pm on December 25th with synagogue tours offered during the day. More info: www.eldridgestreet.org/events/

January 20, 2015

NY Klezmer Series: The Kleztraphobix!, NYC, 20 Jan 2015

New York Klezmer Series:
The Kleztraphobix! with Mike Cohen, Jordan Hirsch, Pesachya Septimus

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule/jan-20-2015-the-kleztraphobix or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

NY Klezmer Series’ Klezmer Heritage Program is supported in part by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

January 27, 2015

NY Klezmer Series: Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Duo, NYC, 27 Jan 2015

Sy Kushner, Ken MaltzNew York Klezmer Series:
Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Duo

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

February 3, 2015

CTMD Tantshoyz, NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 3 Feb 2015

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
CTMD Tantshoyz—Yiddish Dance Party!
Music led by Matt Temkin Band

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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February 10, 2015

Litvakus @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 10 Feb 2015

dmitri slepovichNew York Klezmer Series
Music led by Litvakus w/Dmitri Slepovitch

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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February 17, 2015

Alan Watsky's Djangle Box Project @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 17 Feb 2015

dmitri slepovichNew York Klezmer Series
Music led by Alan Watsky's Djangle Box Project, w/David Licht

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2014
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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March 3, 2015

CTMD Tantshoyz/NY Klezmer Series w/Amy Zakar's Fidl Kapelye, NYC, 3 Mar 2015

New York Klezmer Series (formerly East Village Klezmer Series)
CTMD Tantshoyz—Yiddish Dance Party!
Music led by Amy Zakar's Fidl Kapelye

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

March 10, 2015

NY Klezmer Series: Klezmerfest!, NYC, 10 Mar 2015

New York Klezmer Series:
Klezmerfest! w/Greg Wall, Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

March 15, 2015

Israel Folkdance Festival @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 15 Mar 2015

festival logoIsrael Folkdance Festival

Sun, Mar 15, 2015, 3pm
MIT's Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Tickets: $15: You can purchase advance tickets online.

Hundreds of dancers will take to the stage at the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston. Our thirty-ninth annual performance includes dancing feet and flying horas, Spanish-infused Ladino steps, lithe Yemenite movements, and all capped by a huge finale filling the stage and the aisles en masse for the premier Israeli folk dance festival in the entire country with 20 performing groups from the Boston area and beyond. For further information contact: info@bostonfestival.org or find us on Facebook.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/israel-folkdance-festival-3/

March 19, 2015

Jewish Dance workshop w/Steve Weintraub @Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, 17-19 Mar 2015

imagesSteven Weintraub—Magician of Jewish Dance (Workshops)
Three separate workshops: register for 1, two, or more

JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St.,
Berkeley, CA

Workshop registration: $15/class; $25 for two—purchase tickets online

Tuesday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.
Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Styles (Part 1)
Dancing at a simcha is not only a pleasure; it is also a mitzvah and a gift to those celebrating. Learn to show off with the Bottle Dance, and be part of a Human Roulette Wheel and the Crushing Walls!

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Make ‘Em Dance (For musicians and bands)
Participants will split into two groups of players and dancers. Musicians learn correct tempos and feeling for each dance style. Improved playing guaranteed!

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Style (Part 2)
It’s Yiddish barn dancing! Including the Jewish square dance called The Sher, and a variety of other fun and social dances with ballroom roots.

Part of the 30th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/steve-weintraub-dance-workshops

March 22, 2015

Veretski Pass; dancing led by Steve Weintraub @Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, 22 Mar 2015

imagesFestival Finale w/Veretski Pass, Steven Weintraub, and more!

Sun, Mar 22, 1-6pm
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA

Tickets: $12 senior, student, JCCEB member / $15 general—purchase tickets online

Your time to sing, dance and be inspired to make your own music. With the Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra, a pop-up community chorus of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah led by Conspiracy of Beards artistic director Daryl Henline, a dance party with international Jewish dance expert Steven Weintraub, and music by the internationally renowned ensemble, Veretski Pass.

Presented in association with KlezCalifornia

Part of the 30th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/festival-finale-veretski-pass-instant-klezmer-mandolin-orchestra-and-more

April 7, 2015

Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 7 Apr 2015

New York Klezmer Series
Music led by Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble w/Jeremy Brown, Marty Confurious

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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April 14, 2015

Brian Glassman's Klezmer/Jazz Alliance @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 14 Apr 2015

New York Klezmer Series
Brian Glassman's Klezmer/Jazz Alliance w/Dan Rosengard, Joanne Borts, Greg
Wall, Aaron Alexander

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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April 18, 2015

Fiddlebox premiere, Wales, UK, 18 Apr 2015

World Launch of Eastern Honeymoon by Welsh duo Fiddlebox
(Helen Adam and George Whitfield)

Saturday 18th April 2015, 14:30
The Great Glasshouse
The National Botanic Gardens of Wales
Wales, UK

For the first time ever Welsh dancing tunes are merged with Klezmer harmonies, the traditional music of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe.

April 28, 2015

Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 28 Apr 2015

New York Klezmer Series
Music led by Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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May 5, 2015

Yale Strom's Hot Pstromi, NYC, 5 May 2015

Hot PstromiNew York Klezmer Series
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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May 19, 2015

Sarah and Jeff become Cantors @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 19 May 2015

New York Klezmer Series
Music led by Jeff Warschauer & Sarah Myerson, Cantorial Graduation Party!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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May 26, 2015

Arnold Hammerschlag Group @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 26 May 2015

New York Klezmer Series
Arnold Hammerschlag Group w/Sam Bardfeld, Wil Holshouser

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
NYC

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music at 5:30pm. $25 per class,
Kidz Klezmer Band starts at 4pm—see page for pricing.
Full night pass—$35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

More info: aaronalexander.com/wp/ or email NY Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series is hosted by and receives support from the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. We are also supported by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Our media co-sponsors are Workmen's Circle.

Support for the NY Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Major support for the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Atran Foundation. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation and the Gilder Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/
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June 2, 2015

Zingeray w/Itzik Gottesman @ NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 2 Jun 2015

New York Klezmer Series
Zingeray w/Itzik Gottesman