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November 27, 1912

"The Seasons", Netanya, Israel, 27 Nov 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:30pm
"Bet Israel" Masorti Synagogue, 19 Yehuda Hanasi St., Netanya

Singalong lecture
* Songs in Yiddish and Ladino
* Paintings by the AACI Arts Membership - Gypsy Ron, curator
www.jewishfolksongs.com/en/the-seasons

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June 16, 2003

Jewish Choral Festival begins, London, UK, Jun 16

The JMI Barry Weinberg Jewish Choral Festival Sing to the Lord 16–26 June 2003

For ten days in June, London will resound with Jewish choral singing when choirs and choristers from all over come together for the first international Choirs Festival in London, set up in memory of our dear colleague Barry Weinberg.

For further info: www.jmi.org.uk/performance/choral03/chorfest03.html

June 27, 2003

Yiddish Weekend, Sylvan Lake, NY, Jun 27-29

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring presents a participatory weekend of workshops and classes on Sylvan Lake at

Circle Lodge
June 27-29, 2003
TIF YIDDISH

Spend the weekend in a total environment of Yiddish culture: Yiddish classes, lectures and film screenings, Klezmer instrumental workshops/band, Yiddish singing, creative writing workshop (in English), children's program (ages K-7th grade)

For more information call Stacey Bosworth 212-889-6800 ext. 271 Space is limited! Call now!

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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 12, 2003

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

An international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held July 12-16, 2003 in St. Petersburg, Russia. KlezFest in St. Petersburg," now in its seventh year, is the oldest Klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2003 festival will include master-classes on Yiddish folk songs and Klezmer music, workshops on Yiddish folklore and Yiddish dance, lectures, concerts, and two excursions: "Jewish St. Petersburg" and "Rivers and Canals of St. Petersburg." Our staff will include world-famous musicians -- the world's leading expert on Yiddish dance, violinist, accordion player, vocalist, and ethnomusicologist Michael Alpert from New York, wonderful Yiddish singer and storyteller Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam, and the outstanding Klezmer clarinetist from Berlin, Christian Dawid.

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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July 15, 2003

Yiddish Language Seminar begins, Paris, France, Jul 15-Aug 1

4th Summer University Seminar in Yiddish Language and Literature, Paris, Jul 15 - Aug 1. For details, in French, Yiddish, or English, consult the website at www.yiddishweb.com/Zumerkurs

August 10, 2003

Cantorial Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 10-13

This event may be of interest to musicians and enthusiasts who wish to explore the art and repertoire of classic East-European Hazzanut "from the inside".

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

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 24, 2003

Klezfest, Ukraine, Aug 24-29

The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine, with the support of the Jewish Communities Development Fund for Russia and Ukraine (USA) and the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine announces the fourth annual Klezfest music festival in Kiev on August 24-29, 2003! Klezfest Ukraine 2003 will be devoted to the study of the traditional performance of Ashkenazi music and its modern interpretation and composition. Special attention will be devoted to methods of promotion of modern Jewish music in the music market. Performers (vocalists and musicians), members of Jewish music bands and composers who use elements of traditional Jewish music are invited to take part in Klezfest Ukraine 2003.

For additional information please contact the organizing committee.
The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine
6 Kurska St., Room 37, 03049, Kiev, Ukraine
Telephone: (380-44) 248-3670, 248-3634, 248-5377;
fax: (380-44) 248-3670, 248-5377
E-mail: center@cjeu.carrier.kiev.ua

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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 2, 2003

Celebrating Sutzkever, SF, CA, Oct 2

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

7pm in the Morrison Library

Poetry Readings by The UC Berkeley Yiddish Reading Group

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

Free admission

A Dessert Reception provided by Ristorante Raphael

October 7, 2003

The Workmen's Circle announces the Autumn 2003 Klezmer Workshop with Jeff , NYC, Oct 7

Free Open House Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM

6 week paid session starts the following Tuesday, October 14 through November 18, 7:00 pm.

  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
  • Develop tools for improvisation
  • Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at at least an intermediate level

Course Fee:
Member: 6 week session $140; per session $25
Non-member: 6 week session $170; per session $30

For more information or registration call: 212 889 6800 x270

October 26, 2003

Soviet and Kosher, Toronto, Canada, Oct 26-27

Soviet & Kosher: A Century of Jewish Culture in Russia

Chancellor Jackman Program for the Arts Symposium
Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk Centre for International Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, South House

This looks like an exciting symposium with talks and workshops ranging from klezmer to theatre to religion. For a full schedule (sadly, PDF only), go to www.utoronto.ca/crees/sk/program.pdf

November 7, 2003

Milken Conf, NYC: Jewish Music in a Land of Freedom, Nov 7-11

Explore the rich diversity of American Jewish musical expression, from its modest beginnings with early Jewish settlers of the Colonial era all the way through the vibrant creativity and dynamics of the 20th century. Celebrate musical masterpieces once thought lost forever; chart future directions with world premieres and workshops.

Only in America takes place Friday, November 7 through Tuesday, November 11, 2003 in New York City.

Unprecedented in scope, this five-day Conference & Festival is jointly sponsored by The Jewish Theological Seminary and the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music.

Papers, Lectures, Panel Discussions, Symposia
World Premieres, Concerts, Musical Services
Choral, Klezmer & Other Workshops
New & Traditional Music

http://www.milkenarchive.org/events/events.taf

November 9, 2003

Michael Alpert in two events, Victoria, BC, Canada, Nov 9

Michael Alpert will be giving a lecture titled "Funny You Don't Look Klezmer: A Jewish Mucician's Guide to the Autobahn", followed by a half-hour klezmer performance as part of a day-long workshop on the history of Yiddish Culture on Sunday, November 9. The other speakers will be Naomi Sheindel Seidman, Sarah Abrevaya Stein and Nahma Sandrow.

Location: University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Time: 11:30 to 5PM
Date: November 9
Contact: 250 - 472-4747 / fax - 250-721-8774
Cost: $61.
Sponsors: Jewish Community Centres of Victoria and Vancouver , University of Victoria, Department of Continuing Studies and the Waldman Holocaust Education Committee at UBC

That same evening Michael will be the main feature at the Victoria Folk Music Society; the first hour of the evening is open stage and Michael will play the second hour. We plan to have a couple of local klezmer groups on the open stage as well. Here are the details:

Place: Norway House - 1118 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC
Time: 7:30PM till 10PM (doors open at 7PM)
Tickets: $4 at the door - rush seats
Contact: Mary Lowther at 592-5156

Lecture-concert, Geneva, Switzerland, Nov 9

Dimanche 9 novembre 2003 à 15h15: dans le cadre de l'exposition "Côte à côte ou face à face, israéliens et palestiniens: 50 ans de photographies par Jean Mohr", lecture-concert "Mots à mots, paroles ailées" par Patrick Mohr et Naara Salomon avec "Nomades" (musique arabo-andalouse) et "Hotegeklezt" (musique klezmer): Musée de la Croix Rouge, 17 Av. de la paix, 1202 Genève.

Strauss/Warschauer in Kristallnacht Program, Plainview, NY, Nov 9

KRISTALLNACHT PROGRAM

PLAINVIEW JEWISH CENTER
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:00 PM
STRAUSS/WARSCHAUER DUO
The Children's Choir of the I.L. Peretz School Of Nassau County
Guest Speaker Fred Margulies

The Holocaust Center and the Plainview Jewish Center will have a joint
KRISTALLNACHT (Night of Broken Glass) program on Sunday evening, November 9, 2003 at
7:00 PM, at Plainview Jewish Center, Long Island, NY.

Plainview Jewish Center is located at 95 Floral Drive, Plainview, NY
Their telephone number is # 938-8610.

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November 11, 2003

Michael Alpert lecture, Victoria, BC, Canada, Nov 11

Michael Alpert will be giving a lecture titled "Funny You Don't Look Klezmer: A Jewish Mucician's Guide to the Autobahn", followed by a half-hour klezmer performance as part of a day-long workshop on the history of Yiddish Culture on Sunday, November 9. Two of the other speakers from Nov 9 will also participate.

Location: University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Time: 11:30 to 5PM
Date: November 11
Contact: 250 - 472-4747 / fax - 250-721-8774
Cost: $61.
Sponsors: Jewish Community Centres of Victoria and Vancouver, University of Victoria, Department of Continuing Studies and the Waldman Holocaust Education Committee at UBC

November 12, 2003

Middle East Music Lecture, Claremont, CA, Nov 12

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

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

December 2, 2003

Klezmer lecture, Geneva, Switzerland, Dec 2

Mardi 2 décembre 2003 à 20h: Le klezmer, des origines à nos jours: Conférence de Michel Borzykowski avec illustrations musicales. Brasserie Victoria, 2 rue Bovy-Lysberg, 1er étage. Organisé par Art-Club en collaboration avec l'AMJ.

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 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

February 1, 2004

Robert Cohen, Brighton, MA, Feb 1

I'll be speaking this Sunday (yes, Super Bowl Sunday ...) *afternoon* (2/1),
at 2 p.m. (plus desserts and beverages) at Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe,
113 Washington St., Brighton, MA, on MUSIC OF THE PSALMS: FROM KING DAVID'S
TIME TO OUR OWN. I'll be discussing the intriguing musical and liturgical
history of the Psalms and sharing recorded arrangements of the Psalms in
over a dozen musical styles, from 17th-century Renaissance to 19th-century
classical and operatic; from Hassidic and neo-Hassidic to a cappella; from
bluegrass to world music.

Will also have CDs for sale!

-- Robert Cohen

February 26, 2004

"Music and War in Israel", Chicago, IL, Feb 26

Thursday, February 26

7:00 pm – "Shir L'Shalom" – An Adult Educational Opportunity. How does the popular culture of a nation offer a window into its past and its soul? Join us for an exploration and discussion of songs made popular during various military campaigns over Israel's short history. We will pay special attention to the ways these songs reflect the events and political sentiment of the people during that time period. Limited seating. RSVP JRC office 847-328-7678 or debra@jrc-evanston.org.

March 14, 2004

Récital-conférence de JASCHA NEMTSOV, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 14

'ACROSS BOUNDARIES'
"AU-DELA DES FRONTIERES"

Récital-conférence de JASCHA NEMTSOV
Salle des Abeilles, 2 rue de l'Athénée, Genève
Dimanche 14 mars à 17h

Sur invitation de l'AMJ, le pianiste et musicologue russe de renommée internationale Jascha Nemtsov présentera un répertoire original de compositeurs juifs russes du début du vingtième siècle.

Chaque oeuvre fera l'objet d'une présentation spécifique. Jascha Nemtsov est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages de référence sur ce thème: http://www.musica-judaica.com/composers.htm
Ce concert sera dédié au professeur Shimon Markish.

Au programme:
Arthur Lourié (1892-1966): Valse
Juliusz Wolfsohn (1880-1944): Deux paraphrases d'après d'anciennes mélodies juives
Alexander Krejn (1883-1951): 3 pièces tirées de la Suite "Jüdische Tänze"
Joseph Achron (1886-1943): Variations symphoniques sur thème juif 'El Yivneh Hagalil'
Alexander Weprik (1899-1958): Sonate n°2
Joachim Stutschewsky (1891-1982): Vier jüdische Tanzstücke
Arthur Lourié (1892-1966): Nocturne, Gigue
Entrée: 28 Frs / AVS, AI, étudiants, chomeurs: 18 Frs
Réduction complémentaie de 5 Frs pour membres AMJ
Réservations: amj@club-association.ch ou tel 022 734 71 93

pour l'AMJ:
Michel Borzykowski
Homepage AMJ: www.amj.ch
Geneva klezmer page: borzykowski.users.ch

March 23, 2004

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

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

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

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

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

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

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 16, 2004

Klezmerwelten 2004, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

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

May 19, 2004

Beyond Klezmer: the diversity of new Jewish music, WAMC Radio, NY, May 19

On May 19th, Alicia Jo Rabins is hosting a radio show on WAMC, 90.3FM, Northeast Public Radio (Albany). (Also available on www.wamc.org.) It's going to be live from 8-10 p.m. and it's going to be cutting edge interpretations of Jewish music. In other words, two hours of klezmer. The participants:

Golem
Mikveh
Alicia Svigals Fidl Ensemble
Jon Madof

Hosted by Rabins; co-produced by me and by Aaron Bisman, founder and executive producer of JDub Records, a new Jewish music label.

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 20, 2004

KlezCalifornia, San Francisco, CA, Jun 20-25

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

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

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

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June 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 1, 2004

Hadass Pal-Yarden lecture, N. Cyprus, Jul 1

Hadass Pal-YardenHadass Pal-Yarden will give an Introduction to Ladino music repertoire at the Famagusta International Festival (North Cyprus). The Ethnomusicologist Engul Atamert will host her in that lecture. For all the details in Turkish and in English and for a full list of artists take a look at this link: www.magusa.org/festival/festival2004

July 11, 2004

North American Jewish Choral Fest, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

August 1, 2004

Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 1-6

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

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course
Sunday 1 - Friday 6 August 2004
This is the way - to speak, read and write Yiddish in a week! An inspiring
and captivating course for beginners up to intermediate levels, devised by
Dr Helen Beer (UCL) with Pesakh Fiszman (NY) and Sonia Pinkusowitz
(Brussels). The perfect course if you always wanted to learn (or brush up
on) Yiddish but were not confident enough (nor could not spare the time) to
devote a whole summer to it.

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

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

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 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

October 3, 2004

Yiddish Tango, Marina del Rey, CA, Oct 3

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

November 13, 2004

Fest of New Liturgical Jewish Music, Washington, DC, Nov 13-14

Announcing the Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
November 13-­14, 2004
Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2004


For an application and more information, e-mail
Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
www.Shalshelet.org.

For an application and more information, e-mail
Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
www.Shalshelet.org.
tel: 301-907-3336
PO Box 15836
Chevy Chase, MD 20825

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 10, 2005

Klepfisz, Schaechter-Gottesman, Seigel, Schachter-Viswanath in Yiddish Writers Forum, NYC, Apr 10

You are cordially invited to a literary event:

Yiddish Writers Today

with
Irena Klepfisz
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman
Miryem-Khaye Seigel
Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath

Readings will be in Yiddish with English translations.
Caraid O'Brien will moderate a discussion.

Sunday, April 10, 2004
3:00 PM
Eldridge Street Shul
12 Eldridge Street (between Canal and Division)
Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors

This event is part of the Garden Cafeteria literary series and is organized by the Eldridge Street Shul with the National Yiddish Book Center and the Congress for Jewish Culture.
For more information: www.eldridgestreet.org
212-219-0880

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April 14, 2005

Maddy Simon, NYC, Apr 14

KAVEHOYZ
MADDY SIMON

An evening with the renowned Yiddish musician and choir director

APRIL 14, 2005
7:00 PM
Atran Center, 25 E. 21st St, Manhattan (between Broadway and Park)
Admission: $7.00
Refreshments served.

The "Kavehoyz" series is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

For more info, e-mail Kavehoyz or call 212-505-8040

April 19, 2005

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Remembrance, NYC, Apr 19

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM:
WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2005
4:00 PM
MEMORIAL STONE
RIVERSIDE PARK AT 83RD STREET
Professor Jack Jacobs, Chair.
Featuring speeches and a cultural program by the Workmen’s Circle children’s choruses led by Deborah Strauss

For more info, e-mail Kavehoyz or call 212-505-8040

May 25, 2005

Secular Music's Jewish Soul, Newton, MA, May 25

HEART/BEAT: SECULAR MUSIC'S JEWISH SOUL:

Three evening lecture concert series
with Joshua Jacobson
Jack Gottlieb
Hankus Netsky
Josh Dolgin
The Zamir Chorale

MAY 25; JUNE 1 AND 19, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Berenson Hall

Joshua Jacobson
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
Sacred Song: From liturgical piece to masterpiece
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 7:30 P.M.

Programs are $12 advance paid registration, $15 at the door, $30 advance paid registration for all three programs. Matriculated students receive a 50 percent discount.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg or call 617-559-8709 to register by phone with a credit card.

FOR FULL DETAILS, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/heartbeat

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June 1, 2005

Secular Music's Jewish Soul, Newton, MA, Jun 1

HEART/BEAT: SECULAR MUSIC'S JEWISH SOUL:

Three evening lecture concert series
with Joshua Jacobson
Jack Gottlieb
Hankus Netsky
Josh Dolgin
The Zamir Chorale

MAY 25; JUNE 1 AND 19, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Berenson Hall

Jack Gottlieb
Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish: Unexpected undertones of Broadway and Hollywood music
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 7:30 P.M.

Programs are $12 advance paid registration, $15 at the door, $30 advance paid registration for all three programs. Matriculated students receive a 50 percent discount.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg or call 617-559-8709 to register by phone with a credit card.

FOR FULL DETAILS, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/heartbeat

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June 19, 2005

Secular Music's Jewish Soul, Newton, MA, Jun 19

HEART/BEAT: SECULAR MUSIC'S JEWISH SOUL:

Three evening lecture concert series
with Joshua Jacobson
Jack Gottlieb
Hankus Netsky
Josh Dolgin
The Zamir Chorale

MAY 25; JUNE 1 AND 19, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Berenson Hall

Hankus Netsky, Josh Dolgin
Deborah Strauss, Michael Winograd
Ron Caswell, Mark Slobin
Hasid Meets Hip-Hop: A postmodern mix
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 7:30 P.M.

Programs are $12 advance paid registration, $15 at the door, $30 advance paid registration for all three programs. Matriculated students receive a 50 percent discount.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg or call 617-559-8709 to register by phone with a credit card.

FOR FULL DETAILS, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/heartbeat

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June 22, 2005

Prof. Martin Schwartz, London, UK, Jun 22

You are invited to attend a talk by
Prof. Martin Schwartz of the University of California on the topic of
THE LARGE SHARED REPERTORY OF GREEK AND KLEZMER / YIDDISH VERNACULAR MUSICS

DATE: 6.00pm on Wednesday 22 June 2005
VENUE: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
ADMISSION: Admission free. Open to all interested parties. A collection will be taken.

RESERVATIONS: All places must be reserved in advance. Please E-mail Ed Emery.

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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

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 21, 2005

NYJMHF: Metropolitan Klezmer w/Yiddish film clips, NYC, Sep 21

Jewish music and heritage festival
band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Wednesday, September 21
Yiddish film clips/lecture project with Metropolitan Klezmer live!
at Makor, 35 W 67th St NYC, btw CPW & Columbus Avenue
212-601-1000 Tickets $15 www.makor.org
Doors open 7:30pm, show at 8pm
Gourmet kosher menu & full bar
Film research info: metropolitanklezmer.com/celluloid.html
Program sources: Uncle Moses, The Dybbuk, American Matchmaker, Overture to
Glory, Mamele, Yidl Mitn Fidl, rare Soviet Yiddish theater newsreels & more!
Bandleader/drummer Eve Sicular has toured this lecture abroad, now the band
joins in...

September 23, 2005

Jewish Music Forum kicks off season with Hankus Netsky lecture, NYC, Sep 23

The Jewish Music Forum is very pleased to introduce the 2005-2006 schedule of our academic seminar series, “New Perspectives on Music in Jewish Life.” The second year of this series continues the Forum’s initial goal of providing new contexts for scholars across Jewish studies to explore ways of incorporating music into their research. We have assembled a broad range of researchers who approach Jewish music from a rich variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives.

We are delighted that our first speaker this year will be Dr. Hankus Netsky of the New England Conservatory of Music. On Friday, September 23 at 10 A.M. at the Center for Jewish History, Dr. Netsky will deliver a lecture, “The Philadelphia Russian Sher Medley: Viewing the Immigrant Experience through a Musical Text.” Dr. Mark Slobin of Wesleyan University will serve as respondent to this talk.

All sessions of the Jewish Music Forum take place on Friday mornings, beginning at 10:00 AM at the Center for Jewish History. For additional information, please email James Loeffler. or callt 212-294-8328.

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September 25, 2005

Dr. Sheva Zucker and Paula Teitelbaum, Bronx, NY, Sep 25

The Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center 21 is pleased to invite you to a lecture.

Dr. Sheva Zucker, Executive Secretary of the League for Yiddish
will speak on
THE YIDDISH LEAGUE: AN OLD ORGANIZATION FOR MODERN TIMES
After the lecture, there will be a performance by
PAULA TEITELBAUM
the beloved folksinger
with a program of Yiddish songs old and new!

SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2005
2 PM

In our auditorium at 3301 Bainbridge Ave. & 208th St., Bronx.

(D train to 205 St, #4 to Moshulu Pkwy;
Buses 10, 28 or 34 to 210th St.)

Contribution: $3.50
Members and students -- free

Refreshments will be served
Come with your friends and family!

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October 2, 2005

Spiel @ the ICA, London, UK, Oct 2

Sunday 2nd October 7pm – 11pm
Jonathan Freedland, Janet Suzman, Tim Supple, Rachel Lichtenstein, Jason Solomons, Los Desterrados and more…

SPIEL @ the ICA and the new Jewish Community Centre for London
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, SW1
Price: £12 /£11 concessions /£10 ICA members
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE ICA BOX OFFICE ON 020 7930 3647

Produced by YaD Arts for the Jewish Community Centre
www.ica.org.uk & www.jewishcommunitycentre.org.uk

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November 18, 2005

Zev Feldman lecture, NYC, Nov 18

The Sephardic Voice in Ottoman Song: The Life and Art of Tanburi Isak Fresco (1745-1814)

Dr. Walter Zev Feldman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Author, Music of the Ottoman Court: Makam, Composition and the Early Ottoman Instrumental Repertoire

Respondent: Dr. Karl Signell (Editor, Ethnomusicology OnLine)

Friday, November 18
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

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December 2, 2005

From Rossi to Rossini, lecture, NYC, Dec 2

From Rossi to Rossini:
Shifting Paradigms in Italian Jewish Musical Culture

Francesco Spagnolo (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Respondent: David Ruderman (University of Pennsylvania)
Friday, December 2
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

The event is a special joint session of the Jewish Music Forum’s ongoing seminar, “New Perspectives on Music in Jewish Life” and the Centro Culturale Primo Levi’s current symposium, “Humanism and the Rabbinic Tradition in Italy and Beyond.”

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December 18, 2005

Golem, Seth Rogovoy, Great Barrington, MA, Dec 18

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
"Helsinki Hanukah Klezmer Festival," featuring klezmer/Yiddish band GOLEM
and SETH ROGOVOY's ROCKIN' THE SHTETL; dinner at 5:30; concert at 7; Club
Helsinki, 284 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., 413.528.3394;
www.clubhelsinkiweb.com.

January 20, 2006

Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Jan 20

The Tradition Continues on the Lower East Side: Experimental Music and the American Jewish Imaginary in 1990s New York City

Tamar Barzel (Wellesley College)
Respondent: Jonathan Freedman (University of Michigan)

Friday, January 20
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY


For information on this or other events of the Jewish Music Forum, please see the website: www.jewishmusicforum.org, call 212-294-8328 or email the Jewish Music Forum.

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February 10, 2006

Jewish Music Forum: Finding the Rhythm, NYC, Feb 10

The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music at the Center for Jewish History is pleased to announce the following presentation:

Finding the Rhythm: Dance and Music in Jewish Studies

Dr. Nina Spiegel (National Museum of American Jewish History)
Respondent: Dr. Judah M. Cohen (New York University)

Friday, February 10
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

Admission is free and open to the public

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March 15, 2006

Lecture-Recital by Joel Cohen, Boston, MA, Mar 15

Middle East & Islamic Studies Program Boston College presents a lecture-recital by

Joel Cohen, Director of the Boston Camerata

Music and Poetry in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Andalusia

Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 4:00
Devlin 101 (next to Admissions Office)

Joel Cohen is one of the leading contemporary interpreters of early music in the world today. He directs what Le Monde in Paris has hailed as "America's foremost early music ensemble."

March 17, 2006

Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Mar 17

The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music at the Center for Jewish History is pleased to announce the following presentation:

Assimilating (Post-Modern) Jewish Music: Ambivalence in Contemporary Composition

Dr. David Schiller (University of Georgia)
Respondent: Dr. Klára Móricz (Amherst College)

Friday, March 17
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

Admission is free and open to the public

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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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April 28, 2006

"I am a Jew from eternal nowhere", Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Apr 28

The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music at the Center for Jewish History is pleased to announce the following presentation:

"I am a Jew from eternal nowhere": Yiddish song in the aftermath of the Holocaust

Shirli Gilbert (University of Michigan) Respondent: Jeremy Dauber (Columbia University)

Friday, April 28
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

Admission is free and open to the public

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April 29, 2006

Celebrate Yiddish 2006, W. Bloomfield, MI, Apr 29

CELEBRATE YIDDISH 2006!
Featuring "Born to Kvetch"
A hilarious and enlightening performance by MICHAEL WEX
Author of the NY Times, LA Times, Amazon Bestseller

KLEZMER CONCERT WITH
Gabe Bolkosky & San Slomovitz
Honoring: Shirley Benyas, Sidney Bolkosky, Leon Cohan

Saturday
April 29, 2006
8 p.m.

Marion & David Handleman Hall & Auditorium
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building
Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE AND DESSERT RECEPTION FOR THE WORKMEN'S CIRCLE/ARBETER RING OF MICHIGAN
Dedicated to Jewish Community, Yiddish Culture and Social Justice

Tickets: $36, $72, $100
Reservations & tributes: 248-545-0985

April 30, 2006

Holocaust memorial with Chayele Palevsky and Jerry Silverman, NYC, Apr 30

The Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center 21 is pleased to invite you to a
lecture.

RAY (CHAYELE) PALEVSKY
member of the United Partisan Organization
(Partisans of Vilna) will speak on the topic

MY LIFE IN THE RESISTANCE

After the lecture, there will be a musical program with

JERRY SILVERMAN
renowned researcher and performer of Holocaust music

SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2006
1:30 PM

In our auditorium at 3301 Bainbridge Ave. & 208th St., Bronx.
(D train to 205 St, #4 to Moshulu Pkwy;
Buses 10, 28 or 34 to 210th St.)

Contribution: $3.50
Members and students -- free

Refreshments will be served
Come with your friends and family!

*** PROGRAM IS IN YIDDISH!! ***

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 11, 2006

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

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

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

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

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May 12, 2006

"The Migration of Memory", Jewish Music Forum, NYC, May 12

The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music at the Center for Jewish History is pleased to announce the following presentation:

The Migration of Memory: New Contexts for Mizrahi and Bukharian Musical Poetic Traditions in Israel and the United States

Evan Rapport (CUNY) and Galeet Dardashti (University of Texas at Austin)
Respondent: Mark Kligman (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute, New York)

Friday, May 12
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

Admission is free and open to the public

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May 18, 2006

Evening in honor of Sholem Aleichem, Montreal, Canada, May 18

Yiddish Café proudly presents:

An Evening In Honour of Sholem Aleichem’s 90th Yortsayt
Thursday, MAY 18, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.

Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine, Montreal

Admission: $7 JPL members, $10 non-members

For information, please call (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006
or advance tickets call (514) 345-6416

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

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May 30, 2006

Dr. Joel Rubin lectures, NYC, May 30

The Vladimir and Pearl Heifetz and Joseph Kremen Memorial Lecture
"More Famous than the Beatles: Klezmorim as Negotiators of Change in 19th and 20th century Poland"
Dr. Joel E. Rubin, Syracuse University
May 30, 2006 at 7:00pm
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16 Street
New York, NY 10011
Kovno Room

Please contact the CJH Theater Box Office
phone: (917) 606-8200

June 15, 2006

Joel Berkowitz lecture, NYC, Jun 15

Joel Berkowitz (SUNY Albany)
"False Messiahs in Yiddish Historical Drama" (ENGLISH) Thursday, June 15 (postponed from May 18!) 7:00 PM
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16 Street
New York, NY 10011
Kovno Room

Please contact the CJH Theater Box Office
phone: (917) 606-8200

June 18, 2006

Sp!el, London, UK, Jun 18

Sunday 18th June 7pm – 11pm
Henry Goodman, Debbie Chazen, Linda Grant, Jason Solomons, Ori Gersht, dj Max Reinhardt and more
SP!EL @ the Hampstead Theatre and the new Jewish Community Centre for London
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, SW1
Price: £12 /£11 concessions /£10 ICA members.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE ICA BOX OFFICE ON 020 7930 3647

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June 22, 2006

Yung Yidish, Jerusalem, Israel, Jun 22

Thursday evening, June 22
8.30 pm at YUNG YiDiSH
Jerusalem Rehov Yermiyahu 52, Romema, Jerusalem [35/50 NIS] (donations accepted)
Our Annual Siyum - with our in-house artists
Polina Belilovsky, Mendy Cahan, Avishay Fisz, Ruth Levine, Esti Svidensky
and special guest-star Bente Kahan

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June 25, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 ­ Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am ­ 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am ­ 6.00pm
full rate £165, student rate £120
daily rate £45, student daily rate £35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 26, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 ­ Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am ­ 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am ­ 6.00pm
full rate £165, student rate £120
daily rate £45, student daily rate £35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 27, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 ­ Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am ­ 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am ­ 6.00pm
full rate £165, student rate £120
daily rate £45, student daily rate £35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 28, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 ­ Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am ­ 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am ­ 6.00pm
full rate £165, student rate £120
daily rate £45, student daily rate £35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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September 12, 2006

Panel: Jewish Identity Crisis, NYC, Sep 12

Pharaoh's Daughter
Lecture: 3:10 Jewish Identity Crisis: Musicians Explain their Connection
to Judaism in
Their Work. How is their own Jewish identity represented in their musical
compositions? How are ancient melodies and traditional texts integrated
into their current work? Are contemporary Jewish Musicians the spiritual
leaders of our generation? How is music used to deliver and communicate
relevant Jewish messages?

Moderated by Rabbi Niles Goldstein, New Shul
* Frank London of the Klezmatics
* Basya Schecter of Pharaoh's Daughter
* Neshama Carlbach
* Lanzbom, Soulfarm
* Noah Soloman Chase, Soulfarm

September 15, 2006

New Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Sep 15

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

Friday, September 15, 2006
10:30AM - Noon

Professor Michael BeckermanProfessor Michael Beckerman, Chair
Department of Music
New York University

“How Do You Play the Musical Scream in Gideon Klein's Terezin Requiem?”

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

October 11, 2006

"The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film", NYC, Oct 11

"The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film" video clips/lecture
presented by Eve Sicular (of Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos)

Wednesday, 10/11
7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Village Temple, 33 East 12th St (btw University & B'way), NYC
Info: Maria DeKord, 212-674-2340
www.villagetemple.org


For more info on the Yiddish Celluloid Closet (with musical DVD trailer coming soon!), see:
www.metropolitanklezmer.com/celluloid.html

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October 20, 2006

JMF: Dr. Judith Cohen, NYC, Oct 20

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

October 20, 2006 10:30AM-12PM
Music and Memory among Crypto-Jews in Portuguese Border Villages
Dr. Judith Cohen, York University
Dr. Cohen's ethnographic fieldwork of extant musical traditions in the area or northeastern Portugal is the focus of her presentation. Her findings are perhaps unprecedented, owing to the private nature of practices in this region. Cohen will discuss the ways in which music has preserved elements of post-cultural memory among descendants of the crypto-Jews who remained in the Spanish and Portuguese communities of Belmonte and Tras-os-Montes from the time of the Inquisitions.

With careful consideration for their privacy and the trust placed in her by her study subjects, Dr. Cohen will share with us the historical and ethnographic contexts of the communities discussed, the perceptions and myths that inspire the music in their lives, and the nature of assumptions made by others about what constitutes musical memory among members of these communities. Cohen also looks at how the performance of this music utilizes older memories, shared memories, and more recent memories in the construction of a regained Jewish identity.

The respondent will be Dr. Jane Gerber, an internationally-acclaimed expert on the history of Jews in the Iberian Peninsula and pioneer in the field of Sephardic studies.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation ; New York's Center for Jewish History; and the CUNY Graduate Center's Jewish Studies program.

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

October 22, 2006

"The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film", Seattle, WA, Oct 22

"The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film" video clips/lecture
presented by Eve Sicular (of Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos)

Sunday, 10/22
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Seattle Public Library Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle WA
www.seattlequeerfilm.com/06/schedule.html

Seattle Queer Film Festival is produced by Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
This event is co-presented by The American Jewish Committee's Seattle Jewish Film Festival & Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

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October 26, 2006

Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

Divahn
Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

October 27, 2006

Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

Divahn
Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

November 10, 2006

JMF: on Miriam Gideon, NYC, Nov 10

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

November 10, 2006 10:30AM-12:30PM
Composing Herself: Finding Miriam Gideon in Her 1958 Opera Fortunato
Lecture Performance and Panel Discussion
Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, CUNY Graduate Center
Panel discussion: Prof. Ellie Hisama, Columbia University, Prof. Bruce Saylor, CUNY Graduate Center, and Cantor Charles Osborne.

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

December 5, 2006

Nora Guthrie, Kingston, RI, Dec 5

Nora Guthrie, daughter of folk music icon Woody Guthrie, will present HOLY GROUND: the Yiddish Connection on Tuesday, December 5 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the URI University Club, 95 Upper College Rd. in Kingston. The program is sponsored by Hillel, the Jewish Student Center at URI in conjunction with the 2006 URI Honors Colloquium, “Songs of Social Justice.” The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call Amy Olson, Executive Director of URI Hillel at 401-874-2740.

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December 8, 2006

JMF: Mediterranean Israeli Music, NYC, Dec 8

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

December 8, 2006 10:30AM-12PM
Mediterranean Israeli Music: The Politics of Aesthetics
Dr. Amy Horowitz, Ohio State University
Respondent: Prof. Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, New York University

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

December 19, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

Ticket prices:
General: $15 / Seniors $12 / Students: $8

February 16, 2007

JMF: Sephardic Music on Record, NYC, Feb 16

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

February 16, 2007 10:30AM-12PM
Sephardic Music On Record: A Century of Commercial Ladino Recordings

Prof. Edwin Seroussi, Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Joel Bresler, discographer
Respondent: Dr. Virginia Danielson, Harvard University
Co-sponsor: American Sephardi Federation

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

February 17, 2007

Klezmer, The Next Generation, Brookline, MA, Feb 17

Havdalah/Melaveh Malkah
Sat., Feb 17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St., Brookline, MA

Havdalah Service with Lee Moore, followed by conversation and music spinning by Ari Davidow:

The Klezmer Revival: The Next Generation

With the Klezmatics putting Woody Guthrie poems to music it is clear that Jewish music in America is going through exciting new changes. It isn't just klezmer, Debbie Friedman, or Avraham Fried any more. Where an earlier generation gave the world "Bei Mir Bist du Shein," a Jewish Lubavitch hip hop singer is back on the mainstream pop charts, punk Yiddish singing (a band called "Golem") is taking the club circuit by storm and even today's klezmer has gone through some changes since our grandparents time.

Free and open to the public.

March 1, 2007

Jewish Music Roundtable, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 1

The Music Library Association and the Society of American Music are holding a joint annual conference in Pittsburgh February 28-March 4, 2007. As usual, the Jewish Music Roundtable will present a program, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 2:00pm

This year the program features a program entitled "Lost and Found: Jewish Music in America". The program Chair is Judith S. Pinnolis, Brandeis University.

The papers will be:

  • Jewish Identity and the Search for Spiritual Authenticity: Jewish
    Composers in the New York Composers’ Forum, 1935ュ1940
    , by
    Dr. Melissa de Graaf, University of Miami

  • On the Trail of Leo Zeitlin’s Manuscripts by Paula
    Eisenstein Baker
    , University of St. Thomas, Houston

  • Estelle Liebling: John Philip Sousa’s Jewish Diva by
    Judith S. Pinnolis, Brandeis University

For details about the conference, location, program, and costs to attend, see:
href="http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/index.htm">http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/index.htm
The program schedule is located at: href="http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/program.htm">http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/program.htm

March 9, 2007

JMF: Transforming the Cantor's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, NYC, Mar 9

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

March 9, 2007 10:30AM-12PM
The Media and the Messenger: Transforming the Cantor's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Prof. Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
Respondents: Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University and Prof. Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University.
Co-sponsor: Working Group on Jews/Media/Religion at the Center for Religion and Media, New York University

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

Jeffrey Shandler lecture, NYC, Mar 9

Friday, March 9, 2007 10:30AM to 12PM

"The Media and the Messenger: Transforming the Cantor's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"

Dr. Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
Respondents: Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University,
and Dr. Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University
Co-sponsor: Working Group on Jews/Media/Religion at the Center for Religion and Media, New York University

Location: The Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St. New York, NY
This event is free and open to the public

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March 18, 2007

Yiddish Program, plus Mordke Schaechter Memorial, NYC, Mar 18

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center Events
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY

Prof. Zelda K. Newman
אַלט־ייִדישע
ליטעראַטור: נישט
װאָס מע מײנט

"Old Yiddish Literature: It's Not What You Think"

Shane Baker
װאָרטקונסט
לכּבֿוד
פּורים און
פּסח

Yiddish recitations for Purim & Passover

Sunday, March 18th, 2007 - 1:30pm

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March 28, 2007

"Freylekh! The Joyous Dances of the Ashkenazi Jews," San Francisco, CA, Mar 28

KlezCaliforniaKlezCalifornia warmly invites you to the following program at the Jewish Community Library, which we are co-sponsoring.

BJE Jewish Community Library | Main Location
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay
415.567.3327

Wednesday, March 28, 7:30pm. “Freylekh! The Joyous Dances of the Ashkenazi Jews,” This participatory lecture/demonstration features dance leader Bruce Bierman accompanied by Julie Egger on klezmer fiddle.

www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm

April 10, 2007

Joel Bresler on Sephardic recordings, Waltham, MA, Apr 10

Joel Bresler
Entrepreneur and expert on Sephardic Music
The first 100 years of Sephardic recordings: A lecture /demonstration featuring recordings of songs from the 78 rpm era to the iPod era.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ Brandeis University (BOLLI).
Lunch: 11:30-12:00, Gathering Place
Lecture: 12:00-1:00, Napoli Room

April 22, 2007

Annual Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Boston, MA, Apr 22

Annual Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Sunday, April 22nd
2 pm
The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House of Boston University, 213 Bay State Road, Boston

The Workmen’s Circle, in cooperation with Boston University Hillel, is proud to present its annual Warsaw Ghetto Uprising commemoration. Our guest Joshua Rubinstein, Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA will speak about his new book on resistance movements followed by a program of stories, music, and history featuring: A Besere Velt, Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen’s Circle, and students from local universities. Join us as we honor this important historical example of resistance to oppression and recommit ourselves to building a better world. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Workmen’s Circle office at 617.566.6281 or E-mail Workmen’s Circle Boston.

April 25, 2007

"Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song" with Janie Respitz, Montreal, Quebec, Apr 25, 2007

Three-part presentation with Janie Respitz on "Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song."

Part 1 on folk song writer Mark M. Warshawsky on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 2 on Mordecai Gebirtig, the Carpenter from Cracow on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 3 on The Jewish Life Cycle on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

All three presentations will be at FEDERATION CJA, 96 Roger Pilon, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Cost $10 per lecture or $25 for all three. For information call the Jewish Public Library at (514) 345-2627 ext. 3033 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

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April 26, 2007

"The Musical World of S. An-sky", San Francisco, CA, Apr 26

KlezCaliforniaKlezCalifornia warmly invites you to the following program at the Jewish Community Library, which we are co-sponsoring.

BJE Jewish Community Library | Main Location
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay
415.567.3327

Thursday, April 26, 7:30pm. “The Musical World of S. An-sky: Yiddish Protest Songs, Russian Miners’ Songs, and Children’s Rhymes.” This lecture/presentation is by Gabriella Safran, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University.

www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm

April 27, 2007

JMF: Blacks and Jews in American Popular Music, NYC, April 27

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

April 27, 2007 10:30AM-12PM
Blacks and Jews in American Popular Music: The Business of Cultural Mediation

Prof. Jonathan Karp, SUNY Binghamton
Respondent: Prof. Jonathan Schorsch, Columbia University

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

JMF "Blacks and Jews in American Popular Music", NYC, Apr 27

The Jewish Music Forum Lecture Series 2006-2007
Music, Media and Memoriy in Jewish Life

Friday, April 27, 2007
10:30am to Noon
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York City

"Blacks and Jews in American Popular Music: The Business of Cultural Mediation"
Prof. Jonathan Karp, Binghamton University, SUNY

Guest respondent: Prof. Jonathan Schorsch, Columbia University

Free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

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April 29, 2007

The Fate of Rabbis and Rebbes in the Holocaust, NYC, Apr 29

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center Events

Ts. Ben-Dovid
"The Fate of Rabbis and Rebbes in the Holocaust"

Phyllis Berk
will sing Yiddish songs from the Holocaust

Sunday, April 29, 2007
1:30 pm
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, corner 208th St.
(near Montefiore Hospital), Bronx, NY

Take the #4 train to Mosholu Parkway or the D train to 205th St. Walk to 208th Street & Bainbridge Avenue.

$ 3.50 Refreshments served.
Tel: +19179300295

May 8, 2007

JMF: Kurt Weill's Kol Nidre, NYC, May 8

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

May 8, 2007 7:30PM-9:30PM
Kurt Weill's Kol Nidre
Lecture and Music Performance

Prof. Tamara Levitz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Respondent: Prof. Kim Kowalke, Eastman School of Music and the Kurt Weill Foundation

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

JMF "Kurt Weill's Kol Nidre and Jewish Memory", NYC, May 8

The Jewish Music Forum Lecture Series 2006-2007
Music, Media and Memory in Jewish Life

Tuesday, May 8, 2007
7:30pm
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York City

"Kurt Weill's Kol Nidre and Jewish Memory"
Prof. Tamara Levitz, UCLA
a lecture discussion on the Judaic aspects of the music of Kurt Weill, including a live performance of songs from The Eternal Road and Ofrah's Lieder.

guest respondent, Dr. Kim Kowalke, Eastman School of Music

Free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

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May 17, 2007

in honor of Sholem Aleichem, Montreal, Canada, May 17, 2007

Yiddish Café: An Evening in Honour of Sholem Aleichem at the JPL

Yiddish Café: An Evening in Honour of Sholem Aleichem on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. To respect the great Yiddish writer’s final wishes, a group of talented Montrealers offers a humourous program of stories and songs in Yiddish and English, with introductions in English, in a café-style setting. Includes audio-visual presentation and refreshments. Sponsored by Shelley Solomon and the Yetta Feldman Chmiel Endowment. Cost $7 for JPL members and students, $12 others. Call 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 for tickets and information.

The Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

Asya Vaisman, NYC, May 17

Asya Vaisman
Der Sod fun Mayn Hartsn:
Lider fun Tshernovitser poetn un kompozitorn
Thursday 17 May 2007
7 PM
Atran Center
25 East 21st Street, Ground Floor
Contribution: $8

Asya will be performing "Der Sod fun Mayn Hartsn," a program of songs by Czernowitz poets and composers, including several of Asya's own compositions.
With special guests Art Bailey and Jake Shulman-Ment.

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May 20, 2007

the Psalms of Ali Ufki, Brookline, MA, May 20

Temple Beth Zion
Sunday Seminars presents:
The Psalms of Ali Ufki - A Journey of Interfaith Sacred Music with Noam Sender
on Sunday, May 20, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, 1550 Beacon Street, third floor
www.tbzbrookline.org/reality/adult.php?id=6377&page=6377

May 29, 2007

"John Zorn and the Future of Jewish Music," Boca Raton, FL, May 29, 2007

May 30, 2007

"Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song" with Janie Respitz, Montreal, Quebec, May 30, 2007

Three-part presentation with Janie Respitz on "Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song."

Part 1 on folk song writer Mark M. Warshawsky on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 2 on Mordecai Gebirtig, the Carpenter from Cracow on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 3 on The Jewish Life Cycle on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

All three presentations will be at FEDERATION CJA, 96 Roger Pilon, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Cost $10 per lecture or $25 for all three. For information call the Jewish Public Library at (514) 345-2627 ext. 3033 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

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June 13, 2007

Conference of Women Cantor's Network, Sudbury, MA, Jun 13

July 11, 2007

"Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song" with Janie Respitz, Montreal, Quebec, Jul 11, 2007

Three-part presentation with Janie Respitz on "Jewish Life and Memories Through Yiddish Song."

Part 1 on folk song writer Mark M. Warshawsky on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 2 on Mordecai Gebirtig, the Carpenter from Cracow on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Part 3 on The Jewish Life Cycle on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

All three presentations will be at FEDERATION CJA, 96 Roger Pilon, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Cost $10 per lecture or $25 for all three. For information call the Jewish Public Library at (514) 345-2627 ext. 3033 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

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September 5, 2007

Prof. A. Noershtern, Aliza Blecherovitz, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sep 5, 2007

We begin our 2007-2008 cultural season on Wednesday, September 5th. Our
planned program of a lecture in Yiddish followed by a musical interlude is
as follows:

5 Sept., 11:30 A.M.,"The Underworld in Yiddish literature", Prof. Avraham
Novershtern, Artistic program: the singer Aliza Blecherovitz

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel

Tel/fax: 972-3-517-6764

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September 10, 2007

Dr. M. Lemster, Vera Loszinski, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sep 19, 2007

19 Sept., 11:30 A.M., "Eliezer Shteinberg", Dr. Moshe Lemster, Artistic
program: the singer Vera Loszinski accompanied by the pianist Regina Driker

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel

Tel/fax: 972-3-517-6764

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October 7, 2007

"Blacks and Jews in American Music", Carlisle, PA, Oct 7, 2007

Robert Wiener will present an hour-long version of his audio-video material on "Blacks and Jews in American Music" at the Asbell Center of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, this Sunday, October 7th, at noon. The program and bagel brunch are co-sponsored by Diversity Initiatives and the Music Department.

Music will range from spirituals, ragtime, jazz, gospel, show tunes, folk music, and popular music. Wiener will discuss how the music of American Blacks and Jews reflect the complicated relationship between these two groups. From the first part of the 20th century to WWII, from the Cold War to the present, you will hear the similarities and differences.

October 10, 2007

Dr. Mordchai Yushkovski, Marina Yakobovitz, Tel Aviv, Israel, Oct 10, 2007

10 Oct., 11:30 A. M., "55 years after the cultural pogrom in the former
Soviet Union", Artistic program: the singer Marina Yakobovitz

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel

Tel/fax: 972-3-517-6764

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October 11, 2007

Zalmen Mlotek: "100 years of Jewish Theatre Music", NYC, Th, Oct 11, 2007

100 Years of Jewish Theatre Music: From The Yiddish Stage to the Klezmer Revival
Zalmen Mlotek presents this multi-media musical lecture full of rare gems and familiar melodies seen in a new light.

Thursday, October 11th at 6:30 PM

Museum of The City of New York
1220 5th Avenue (at 103rd Street)

Reservations Required.

For more information please call 212-534-1672

October 24, 2007

"Europa Europea" Tel Aviv, Israel, Oct 24, 2007

24 Oct., 11:30, Film "Europa Europa", Shlomo Perl, Shoah tematik

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel

Tel/fax: 972-3-517-6764

November 7, 2007

50th Yahrzeit of Sholem Asch, Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov 7, 2007

7 Nov., 11:30 A. M., "50th Yahrzeit of Sholem Asch", Dr. Leah Ayalon,
Artistic program: readings by Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow, Bella Bryks-Klein

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel

Tel/fax: 972-3-517-6764

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November 12, 2007

Dr. Dina Roginsky: "Authentic Folklorism: Israeli Folk Dancing in Israel and in America", Philadelphia, PA, Nov 12, 2007

The Graduate Program in Folklore & Folklife, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Middle East Center invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Dina Roginsky on Monday, November 12, at 5 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the talk.

Dr. Dina Roginsky, University of Toronto
“Authentic Folklorism: Israeli Folk Dancing in Israel and in America”
Monday, November 12, 5 p.m.
Moose Room, 3619 Locust Walk (Fiji House), University of Pennsylvania
A reception will immediately follow the lecture

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November 21, 2007

Prof. Zeev Dreznik, Aliza Blecherovitz, Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov 21, 2007

21 Nov.,11:30 A. M., "Innovations in Modern Medicine", Prof. Zeev Dreznik,
Artistic program: the singer Aliza Blecherovitz

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel

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December 3, 2007

Lecture, Leyvik House, Tel Aviv, Dec 3, 2007

Leyvik Houseבית לייוויק

יום שני 3.12.2007 שעה 17:30 המרכז הישראלי לתקשורת המונים: לימודי עיתונאות הרצאת מבוא ורישום מרצה נח הלפרין – יו"ר איגוד התקשורת והעיתונות בישראל לפרטים: טלפון:

דב הוז 30 תל אביב; טלפון 5231830 03
www.leyvik.org

December 5, 2007

Mendy Cahane, Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec 5, 2007

5 Dec., 11:30 A. M., "Chanukah merriment", Mendy Cahane,
Artistic program: music and songs with the Yung-Yiddish ensemble

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel
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EXTENDED BODY:
5 Dez., 11:30, "Khanukah frimorgn", Mendy Cahane,
In artistisher tayl: muzik un gezang oysgefirt fun mitglider fun Yung-Yiddish

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel
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December 7, 2007

Lecture, Leyvik House, Tel Aviv, Dec 7, 2007

Leyvik Houseבית לייוויק

יום שישי 7.12.2007
שעה 11:30

יום שישי 7.12.2007 שעה 11:30
רב שיחבנושא: ישראל פולין - היום
אמביוולנטיות, ריחוק או קרוב לבבות?
מנחה: העיתונאי נח הלפרין
משתתפים:
טובה בן צבי; יוהנה ברנסקה; דניאל גלאי; מאשה לייזר; ברכה רוזנפלד;
בלה שוטן; עופר דינס
חלק אומנותי: האקורדיוניסט רפאל לירז
כניסה 10 ש"ח לכיסוי הוצאות

דב הוז 30 תל אביב; טלפון 5231830 03
www.leyvik.org

December 9, 2007

Yiddish Dance Symposium, NYC, Dec 9, 2007

Yiddish Dance Symposium at New York University
Sunday, December 9, 2007 (Revised Schedule)

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and New York University's Department of Performance Studies present:

The Yiddish Dance Research Symposium "Defining Yiddish Dance: Secular, Sacred, Borrowed and Transformed"

Sunday, December 9th - 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Edgar M. Bronfman Center
New York University
7 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
(between 5th Avenue and University Place).

Admission: $10 general public, $5 students/seniors

Scholars wishing to register should RSVP to Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Pete Rushefsky, 212-571-1555 ext. 36, or email Pete.

In the evening after the Symposium a Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance Party) will take place at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Additionally, a special session focused on strategies for revitalizing the Yiddish Dance tradition will be held on the morning of Monday, December 10th (call/email Pete Rushefsky for details).

Yiddish Dance Research Symposium, NYC, Dec 9-10, 2007

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and New York University’s Department of Performance Studies present:

The Yiddish Dance Research Symposium
“Defining Yiddish Dance: Secular, Sacred, Borrowed and Transformed”

Sunday, December 9, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Edgar M. Bronfman Center
New York University
7 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
(between 5th Avenue and University Place).

Admission: $10 general public, $5 students/seniors

Scholars wishing to register should RSVP to Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s Pete Rushefsky, 212-571-1555 ext. 36, or email Pete

December 10, 2007

Yiddish Dance Symposium, NYC, Dec 10, 2007

Session III. Monday December 10th: Special Session (place/time to be announced)
Strategies for Field Research, Documentation and Dissemination
Training Dance Leaders & Encouraging Participation
For hundreds of years, Jews were part of a diverse tapestry of ethnic communities in Eastern and Central Europe. Dance, particularly during wedding festivities, was an important means of cultural expression and community cohesion for Jews living in cities and shtetlekh (villages) alike. Much of the dance repertoire of East European Jews was of a multi- cultural nature. Nevertheless, Jewish dance also featured a unique vocabulary of gestures and genres. A variety of factors caused most traditional Yiddish dance and its associated klezmer repertoire to fall almost completely out of practice by the 1960s.

Participants at the typical American-Jewish celebration of today may move in a circle to the rhythm of the music but are at a loss as to the dance forms, steps and stylistic gestures of the tradition. While remnants of a limited number of dance forms and gestures are retained in Hasidic communities, today there are but a few elderly immigrant and second-generation Jews left who still perform, or can even recall traditional dance from either Europe or America.

Despite significant success in the revival of traditional Jewish klezmer music over the past thirty years, the associated Yiddish Dance tradition has received less attention and is at alarming risk of being almost completely forgotten. It is only thanks to the work of a handful of dedicated individuals (mostly operating without institutional support) that any fieldwork and documentation of Yiddish Dance has been done over the past thirty years.


Peter Rushefsky, Executive Director
Center for Traditional Music and Dance

email Pete Rushefsky
phone: 212-571-1555 x36
web: www.ctmd.org

Yiddish Dance Research Symposium, NYC, Dec 9-10, 2007

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and New York University’s Department of Performance Studies present:

The Yiddish Dance Research Symposium
“Defining Yiddish Dance: Secular, Sacred, Borrowed and Transformed”

Sunday, December 9, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Edgar M. Bronfman Center
New York University
7 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
(between 5th Avenue and University Place).

Admission: $10 general public, $5 students/seniors

Scholars wishing to register should RSVP to Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s Pete Rushefsky, 212-571-1555 ext. 36, or email Pete

December 11, 2007

Chanukah Party, Leyvik House, Tel Aviv, Dec 11, 2007

Leyvik Houseבית לייוויק

יום שלישי 11.12.2007 שעה 19:30
הדלקת נר שביעי של חנוכה והשקת ספרה החדש של לאה גרפינקל – שבע אמהות מנחה יו"ר בית לייוויק – מר דניאל גלאי משתתפים: ד"ר מתי דוידסון; הגב' מזל קאופמן; מר אבי גרפינקל והמחברת ד"ר לא גרפינקל שירה: הזמרת בתיה פונדה הספר שבע אמהות יצא בהוצאת ה. לייוויק בתמיכת קרן עקביהו וקרן מניה
ואיציק מנגר

דב הוז 30 תל אביב; טלפון 5231830 03
www.leyvik.org

December 19, 2007

"Bundists in Israel", Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec 19, 2007

19 Dec., 11:30 A.M., Debut of new film "Bundists in Israel", with film director Eran Turbiner

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel
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EXTENDED BODY:
19 Dez., 11:30, Nay dershinerer film "Bundisten in Yisroel", mitn film reszitzer Eran Turbiner

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel aviv Israel
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January 29, 2008

Ruth Gruber, "Saurkraut Cowboys and Klezmer Cafes, Washington, DC, Jan 29, 2008

Ruth GruberSauerkraut Cowboys and Klezmer Cafes
"Real Imaginary Spaces in Europe"
Six and I Historic Synagogue
600 I St. NW Washington, DC

Ruth gives a talk and reads from her books, including just-published "Letters from Europe (and Elsewhere)"

Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00pm
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Info: 202.408.3100

January 30, 2008

"Treasures of Second Avenue", NYC, Jan 30, 2008

Congress for Jewish Culture Presents:
Treasures of Second Avenue
January 30th at 7 PM

Come enjoy this symposium on ethnic influences in vaudeville and enjoy seeing the newly renovated Eldridge Street Synagogue at the same time. Tonight's sections include Yiddish, Italian and Hungarian influences, with Shane Baker presenting the Yiddish section -- songs, recitations and magic. Admission $15. In the Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge Street. How to get there.

Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc.
212-505-8040

February 6, 2008

Greg Wall lecture/concert, NYC, Feb 6, 2008

Greg WallAt the Eldrige Street Synagogue, newly restored in the Lower East Side/Chinatown of Manhattan,
"Of Jews and Jazz"
Wednesday, February 6 at 7 pm
Lost and Found Music Series

Jewish musicians have long been drawn to the modes and moods of jazz. Greg Wall, chronicles the connection and, accompanied by his quartet, raises the roof with some swinging illustrations.

Tickets: $15 adults; $12 students and seniors

February 16, 2008

Shema: What Jewish Culture Sounds Like, Denver, CO, Feb 15-20, 2008

DivahnThe Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver presents,
SHEMA: WHAT JEWISH CULTURE SOUNDS LIKE
With Galeet Dardashti and Divahn for an exploration of
Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewish music

Saturday, February 16, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
The Oriental Theatre
4335 West 44th Avenue
Denver, Co. 80212

$18 general public
$10 DU faculty and staff
$5 with a University student ID
Thanks to support from our sponsors, tickets are offered at a reduced price.

Tickets available online at www.theorientaltheater.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and restaurant available for pre-concert dining. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. A reception with Divahn to follow the concert.
Public Lecuture with Galeet Dardashti
Mizrahi Piyutim: Middle Eastern Prayer Poetry
Join Galeet Dardashti for an interactive evening that introduces attendees to the Sephardi piyut traditions from the Middle East and North Africa. This evening will not only allow you to hear and learn a few of these beautiful and poetic songs but will provide you with a cultural and historical lens for understanding why the paytanim (poets) wrote them and continued composing them up until the last century. This lecture will also highligh the important ways in which the music of these piyutim draws from secular Arabic and Middle Eastern music. Galeet will perform and teach a number of piyutim representing the Iraqi, Sephardi-Yerushalmi, Moroccan, and Iranian traditions.

For further info: www.du.edu/cjs/public_programs.html

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February 17, 2008

Anna Shternshis lecture on East European Jewish Culture in post-Soviet Imagination, Montreal, Canada, Feb 14, 2008

Anna Shternshis: “White Piano from the Shtetl: East European Jewish Culture in Post-Soviet Imagination”

Scholar and author Anna Shternshis will speak in English on “White Piano from the Shtetl: East European Jewish Culture in post-Soviet Imagination” on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. Cost $5 for JPL members and students, $10 others. Call 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 for tickets and information.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

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February 20, 2008

Jeremiah Lockwood, NYC, Feb 20, 2008

Jeremiah Lockwood of the Sway Machinery: Hidden Melodies Revealed
a work-in-progress showing
Feb. 20, 7pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St, NYC, $10
Tickets at www.ticketweb.com or 917.606.8200

Jeremiah Lockwood will be performing solo, playing pieces from The Sway Machinery repetoire and new works-in-progress from the Hidden Melodies Revealed project. His performance will be followed by a scholarly discussion of the history of Cantorial music with Peter Rachefsky, Director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and Cantor David Lefkowitz, of the Park Avenue Synagogue.

February 22, 2008

"Creating 'New' Jewish Sounds," Josh Kun at the Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Feb 22, 2008

Dear friends of the Jewish Music Forum,

Our next presentation will be held on
February 22, 2008
10:30 am - 12 pm

at the Center for Jewish History, Forchheimer Auditorium
15 W. 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves., north side of the street)
New York, NY 10011
This event is FREE and open to the public

"Creating 'New' Jewish Sounds"
Presentations and a roundtable with
Dr. Josh Kun, University of Southern California
Dr. Judah M. Cohen, Indiana University
Daniel Saks, member of the NYC bands DeLeon and The LeeVees

www.jewishmusicforum.org

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February 24, 2008

KlezKanada Lecture: Frank London, Montreal, Quebec, Feb 24, 2008

KlezKanada logoKlezKanada 2008 Lecture Series
Gelber Conference Centre, 2 Carré Cummings Square, Montreal, Quebec
February 24, 2008, 4 pm
Frank London
Topic TBA

Lloica Czakis Yiddish Tango, Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 24, 2008

Lloica CzakisTANGELE : La pulsation du tango yiddish

Lloïca Czakis: chant, Juan Lucas Aisemberg: violon, Ivo De Greef: piano.

Dimanche 24 février 2008 à la Cité Bleue, Genève
à 11h : Conférence - entrée libre

à 17h : Concert
tarifs: 30.- ; Tarif réduit (AVS; étudiants, etc): 20.-
Réduction supplémentaire de 10.- aux membres AMJ

Réservation: 022/344.64.09 ou email AMJ
informations: www.amj.ch et www.tangele.com

March 13, 2008

Music Salon w/Cantor Roslyn Barak, Berkeley, CA, Mar 13, 2008

Music Salon at the Magnes Museum
A Festival of Faith: The Musical Legacy of Cantor Reuben Rinder
The Judah L. Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street, Berkeley
Thursday, March 13, 4:00 pm
$6 for Magnes members, $8 non-members
info: 510.549.6950

Cantor Roslyn Barak of Congregation Emanu-El in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo. Cantor Reuben Rinder (1887-1966) whose tenure spanned 50 years was a renowned cantor as well as an impresario and composer. Cantor Rinder was most noted for the influence he had on the careers of young artists such as Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin, as well as for his commitment to the commissioning of liturgical works.

Cantor Roslyn Barak has served at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco since 1987 and Dr. Francesco Spagnolo is Head of Research at the Magnes.

Co-Sponsored by the 23rd Jewish Music Festival and Congregation Emanu-El

March 23, 2008

Yiddish Film out of closet, Amherst, MA, Mar 23, 2008

Molly PiconSunday, March 23, 2008 at 2pm

The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film: "A yingl mit a yingl hot epes a tam?"
Lesbian & Gay Subtext from a Cinema of Diaspora
video clips/lecture program presented by Eve Sicular
at Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
at The National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street
Amherst MA
on the campus of Hampshire College
Info: 413-256-4900
bikher.org
pvjff.org

April 1, 2008

"Jewish Musical Activity in Northern Italy," Montclair, NJ, Apr 1, 2008

Montclair State University, in Montclair New Jersey, will host a semester-long Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which will include a few events that might interest your readers.

April 1:
Lecture: Jewish Musical Activity in Northern Italy
Lydia Cevidalli and Simonetta Heger, Milan Verdi Conservatory

* Tuesday April 1, 2008
* 8:30 am

Featuring visiting scholars Lydia Cevidalli, chamber and orchestral performer and violin professor at the Milan Verdi Conservatory; and Simonetta Heger, soloist and piano and harpsichord professor at the Milan Verdi Conservatory. Part of the Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, "An Italian Sense of Place."

University Hall, Room 1010


For further information, see www.montclair.edu/italianfestival or call 973-655-4185

April 8, 2008

Francesco Spagnolo, "Musical Traditions of Italian Jews", Montclair, NJ, Apr 8, 2008

Montclair State University, in Montclair New Jersey, will host a semester-long Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which will include a few events that might interest your readers.

April 8, 1pm:
Lecture: "Between Ghetto and Emancipation- Musical Traditions of Italian Jews"
Featuring Francesco Spagnolo, music curator and lecturer at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

University Hall, Room 1040

For further information, see www.montclair.edu/italianfestival or call 973-655-4185

April 9, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 9, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 10, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 10, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 11, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 11, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 12, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 12, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 13, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 13, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

May 11, 2008

KlezKanada Lecture: Michael Wex, Montreal, Quebec, May 11, 2008

KlezKanada logoMichael WexKlezKanada 2008 Lecture Series
May 11, 2008, 4 pm
Gelber Conference Centre, 2 Carré Cummings Square, Montreal, Quebec
Michael Wex
"Nu Shoyn? Why we need Yiddish today."
A look at some of the factors that make Yiddish unique and at what we could lose by losing the language. Longtime KK staff member Michael Wex is the author of Just Say Nu and Born to Kvetch.

June 22, 2008

Gottesman, Socolov, Schaechter-Gottesman, Bronx, NY, Jun 22, 2008

This Sunday, June 22, 1:30 PM Itzik Gottesman and Emily Socolov will speak, in Yiddish, on their recent trip to the Ukraine, and in particular the Bukovina. They will show many slides so if your Yiddish is not up to speed you still might find it interesting.

After the talk, Itzik's mother, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, will accompany her son and sing 6 or 7 songs from Bukovina, including his grandmother's older folksongs, and Beyle's interwar Chernovitz-based repertory and original songs. And, if he can learn it in time, a song that was sung at Gimpel's Yiddish Theater in Lviv/Lemberg in the early 1900s, since Lviv was one of his stops in Bukovina.

The talk is entitled "On the Trail of Our Yesteryears" and takes place at the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx NY, corner 208th st. one block from Montefiore Hospital.

information 917-930-0295 admission: $3.50

July 12, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar symposium, Weimar, Germany, July 12-14

July 12th, 13th and 14th 2008:
Symposium "The Other Europeans"

A three-day symposium on Yiddish and Roma music and cultures takes place on July 12-14, featuring talks by renowned anthropologists, historians, musicologists, and musicians. For anyone interested in Yiddish or Roma cultures, or in issues of national and transnational identities in Europe, the symposium will be a rich experience.

Lecturers:
Kalman Balogh (Hungary)
Diana Bunea (Moldova)
Claude Cahn (Switzerland)
Bob Cohen (Hungary)
Zev Feldman (USA/Israel)
Ruth Ellen Gruber (Italy)
Ivan Ivanov (Belgium)
Slawomir Kapralski (Poland)
Zola Kondur (Ukraine)
Harry Stein (Germany)
Yale Strom (USA)
Janina Wurbs (Germany)

participation fee 60 € or 40 € (reduced),

Yiddish Summer Weimar, July 12-Aug 15, 2008
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 13, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar symposium, Weimar, Germany, July 12-14

July 12th, 13th and 14th 2008:
Symposium "The Other Europeans"

A three-day symposium on Yiddish and Roma music and cultures takes place on July 12-14, featuring talks by renowned anthropologists, historians, musicologists, and musicians. For anyone interested in Yiddish or Roma cultures, or in issues of national and transnational identities in Europe, the symposium will be a rich experience.

Lecturers:
Kalman Balogh (Hungary)
Diana Bunea (Moldova)
Claude Cahn (Switzerland)
Bob Cohen (Hungary)
Zev Feldman (USA/Israel)
Ruth Ellen Gruber (Italy)
Ivan Ivanov (Belgium)
Slawomir Kapralski (Poland)
Zola Kondur (Ukraine)
Harry Stein (Germany)
Yale Strom (USA)
Janina Wurbs (Germany)

participation fee 60 € or 40 € (reduced),

Yiddish Summer Weimar, July 12-Aug 15, 2008
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 14, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar symposium, Weimar, Germany, July 12-14

July 12th, 13th and 14th 2008:
Symposium "The Other Europeans"

A three-day symposium on Yiddish and Roma music and cultures takes place on July 12-14, featuring talks by renowned anthropologists, historians, musicologists, and musicians. For anyone interested in Yiddish or Roma cultures, or in issues of national and transnational identities in Europe, the symposium will be a rich experience.

Lecturers:
Kalman Balogh (Hungary)
Diana Bunea (Moldova)
Claude Cahn (Switzerland)
Bob Cohen (Hungary)
Zev Feldman (USA/Israel)
Ruth Ellen Gruber (Italy)
Ivan Ivanov (Belgium)
Slawomir Kapralski (Poland)
Zola Kondur (Ukraine)
Harry Stein (Germany)
Yale Strom (USA)
Janina Wurbs (Germany)

participation fee 60 € or 40 € (reduced),

Yiddish Summer Weimar, July 12-Aug 15, 2008
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 16, 2008

"A great day on Eldrige St.," one year on, NYC, Dec 16, 2008

Dec. 16th, 7pm: Concert and panel celebrating the one year anniversary of A GREAT DAY ON ELDRIDGE STREET historic photo shoot.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
The CUNY Graduate Center,
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
ph: 212-817-1860
web.gc.cuny.edu/mestc/

July 17, 2008

"A great day on Eldrige St.," one year on, NYC, Dec 17, 2008

Dec. 17th, 7pm: concert and panel discussion at the Eldridge Street Synagogue for the one year anniversary of A GREAT DAY ON ELDRDIGE STREET (Note: Elizabeth Schwartz will be ONLY DISCUSSING the art of Yiddish and klezmer vocalizing on the panel due to Kol Isha)

For information, tickets: (212) 219-0888
www.eldridgestreet.org

August 10, 2008

Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski, Los Angeles, CA, 10 Aug, 2008

8/10 Arbeter Ring/Workmen's Circle presents
Far Yugnt/For Youth: the Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski

Sunday, August 10
2:00 pm
The Workmen's Circle
1525 S Robertson Blvd
Free admission, reservations not required.

Yiddishkayt is proud to participate in the annual commemoration of of Soviet Yiddish Writers. Fifty-six years ago, on August 12, 1952, the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin executed fourteen prominent Yiddish writers and Jewish communal officials in an attempt to wipe out Jewish culture.

This year, we recognize Soviet Jewish composer S. Polonski, who contributed several well-known songs to the Yiddish repertoire. The Mit Gezang Yiddish Chorus of the Workmen's Circle will delve deeper into Polonski's musical legacy, performing the entirety of his songbook written for Yiddish-speaking schoolchildren in the Soviet Union, published in 1931. This unique program will be in Yiddish and English.

October 12, 2008

Dr. Dmitri Slepovitch, NYC, 12 Oct, 2008

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 - 1:30pm

Calling all Litvaks!

Dr. Dmitri Slepovitch,
ethnomusicologist, folklorist and klezmer formerly of Minsk, Belarus, will lecture in Yiddish on the topic:

"Yiddish music in Belarus".

Based on extensive fieldwork of him and
Prof. Nina Stepanskaya z''l.

He will also show clips of video interviews and play samples of his findings as well.

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, corner 208th St.
(near Montefiore Hospital), Bronx, NY
$ 3.50 Refreshments served.
INFORMATION: +1 917 930-0295

Dmitri Slepovitch on Yiddish Folksingers, Bronx, NY, 12 Oct 2008

On Sunday, Oct. 12, 1:30 PM at the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx NY one block from Montefiore Hospital Calling all Litvaks! Dr. Zisl-yeysef (Dmitri) Slepovitch, ethnomusicologist, folklorist and klezmer formerly of Minsk, Belarus, will lecture in Yiddish on the topic: "Yiddish Music in Belarus" which is based on the extensive fieldwork that he conducted with Prof. Nechama (Nina) Stepanskaya z"l. He will also show clips of video interviews and will play samples of his findings as well. ""Di Litvakes: Bloyz Farlorene Land fun Muzik. Dertseylung fun dem forshung in Vaysrusland fun Dmitri (Zisl-Yeysef) Slepovitch un Nina (Nechama) Stepanskaya, Z"L".

October 19, 2008

Lecture: On the Centenary of the Czernowitz Conference, 19 Oct 2008

Lecture in Yiddish with Prof. Eugene Orenstein "On the Centenary of the Czernowitz Conference"

Lecture in Yiddish with Prof. Eugene Orenstein "On the Centenary of the Czernowitz Conference" on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. Cost: $5 JPL members/students, $10 others. Refreshments served. For information call (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006 or advance tickets call (514) 345-6416. Sponsored by the Yentl Fishman Fund.

The Czernowitz Yiddish Language Conference in 1908 was the first international attempt to consolidate the achievements of Yiddish and to encourage its creative future. The meaning of this attempt will be analyzed through the prism of the past century.

Eugene Orenstein is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at McGill University and has also taught at Columbia University, NYU, Oxford, and Monash University in Melbourne. He has most recently contributed articles to The Encyclopedia Judaica, 2007.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

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October 22, 2008

Literary Readings, Yiddish, Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 Oct 2008

On Wednesday, October 22nd at 11:30 A.M., at the Arbeter-ring, 48 Kalisher Street, Tel Aviv, our Culture club will be hosting our beloved guest from Hamburg, Dorothea Greve ("Shevele"), together with 15-17 members of the Solomon Birenbaum Yiddish Club, who will present literary readings commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Czernovitz Yiddish Language Conference.

All members of our Culture Club and Yiddish-lovers of Israel are invited.

Arbeter-ring in Yisroel - Brith Haavoda
48 Kalisher Street
Tel Aviv Israel

Tel/fax: 972-3-517-6764

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November 5, 2008

Lecture: Francesco Spagnolo, 5 Nov 2008

The Jewish Theory of Everything: Negotiating Jewish Identity in Italy
A Talk with Slides and Musical Examples by Francesco Spagnolo

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Italy is home to one of the oldest communities in the Jewish diaspora. It is also a place where Jews settled from the four corners of the world to meet at the heart of Christianity. Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Italian Jews lived together, clashing and blending cultural identities, negotiating their status with the changing ruling powers, and keeping a line of communication with the global Jewish diaspora. Francesco Spagnolo will talk about daily and synagogue life, literature, music, and visual culture inside and outside the Italian ghettos.
For more information please call 415.567.3327 x703.

"There is just about nobody more worth listening to, and more fun to listen to, than Francesco Spagnolo" —Ari Davidow

Lecture: Francesco Spagnolo, 5 Nov 2008

The Jewish Theory of Everything: Negotiating Jewish Identity in Italy
A Talk with Slides and Musical Examples by Francesco Spagnolo

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Italy is home to one of the oldest communities in the Jewish diaspora. It is also a place where Jews settled from the four corners of the world to meet at the heart of Christianity. Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Italian Jews lived together, clashing and blending cultural identities, negotiating their status with the changing ruling powers, and keeping a line of communication with the global Jewish diaspora. Francesco Spagnolo will talk about daily and synagogue life, literature, music, and visual culture inside and outside the Italian ghettos.
For more information please call 415.567.3327 x703.

"There is just about nobody more worth listening to, and more fun to listen to, than Francesco Spagnolo" —Ari Davidow

December 16, 2008

"Beyond Boundaries", NYC, 16 Dec, 2008

Hot PstromiDecember 16, 2008:

3Pm to 4:30:
Symposium 'Beyond Boundaries: Klezmer in the 21st Century' at CUNY's Martin E. Segal Theatre.

7pm:
Concert with Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi and special guests celebrating the first anniversary of the historic 'Great Day on Eldridge Street' photo and gathering. Martin E. Segal Theatre, CUNY, New York
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December 17, 2008

"Jews and Jazz", NYC, 17 Dec, 2008

Hot PstromiDecember 17, 2008

7pm:

Concert and panel discussion, "Jews and Jazz" at the Eldridge Street Synagogue featuring Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi with Loren Schoenberg, Executive Director, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Note: Elizabeth Schwartz will be participating on the panel only due to Kol Isha. For information, tickets: (212) 219-0888
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January 18, 2009

Zalmen Mlotek, Los Angeles, CA, 18 Jan Jan 2009

Adrienne CooperMusical History of The Yiddish Theater

Join Zalmen Mlotek, the Artistic Director of the country's only National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, in a multi-media historical edu-tainment about the Yiddish Theater with interactive audience participation.

Presentation follows full bagel breakfast.

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 9:30am - 12pm
at Valley Cities JCC
14701 Friar St., Van Nuys, CA 91411
$8 VCJCC/ Yiddishkayt/ CIYCL members; $10 public
More info at www.yiddishkayt.org

February 16, 2009

"Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Harmony in the Golden Age of Spain", New Haven, CT, 16 Feb 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009 at 7:30pm
Slifka Cennter and the Council on Middle Eastern and North African Studies presents:
"Muslim, Jewish and Christian Harmony in The Golden Age of Spain"
a lecture/demonstration with Yuval Ron Ensemble with dancer Maya Karasso

Slifka Center
FREE
More information: Nathaniel DeLuca (203) 231-1617
www.yale.edu/chaplain/yuvalronensemble.html

February 20, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Seattle, WA, 20 Feb 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009, 1pm

Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry presents:
Rumi - The Mystical Poet of Sufism
a lecture-demo with Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring Whirling Dervish Aziz

Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
FREE

February 26, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Cantor Jacob Mendelson, 26 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

The Art of Cantorial Improvisation - with Cantor Jacob Mendelson
Thursday February 26, 2009 @ 11 a.m. - Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

Renowned New York City Cantor Jacob Mendelson leads six of his South Florida colleagues in a unique presentation featuring live performance, classic recordings and a panel discussion. The cantors will improvise and demonstrate their individual vocal skills. Recordings from FAU Libraries' Judaica Sound Archives and Cantorial repertoire from the library's printed music collections will be featured.

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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February 27, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Bernstein & Blitzstein, 27 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

Bernstein & Blitzstein&performance and lecture
Friday February 27, 2009 @ 11 a.m.
Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

Distinguished musician and scholar Dr. Leonard Lehrman and vocalist Helene Williams present a song recital and lecture about the close musical and personal relationship between Jewish-American composers Leonard Bernstein and Marc Blitzstein. Music will be sung in English and Yiddish with translations provided.

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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Kultur Festival 2009: Hebrew Book Arts, 27 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

Hebrew Book Arts
Friday February 27, 2009 @ 2 p.m. -
Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

Book artist and printmaker Lynne Avadenka discusses the use of Jewish themes and Hebrew language in her work, with an exhibition from FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts. In her book Root Words Avadenka explores cultural similarities through language, with beautiful Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy displayed side-by-side. Following the lecture audience members will be invited to tour the Jaffe Center.

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 1, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Keynote—Tradition & Transformation, 1 Mar 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

Keynote Address
"Tradition and Transformation"—Rabbi Irwin Kula
Sunday March 1, 2009 @ 1 p.m.
Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center (FAU)
Tickets $5

Rabbi Irwin Kula, noted radio and TV personality, author, international speaker and co-president of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), shares his progressive philosophy on Jewish wisdom and its relationship to the past, present and future. One of the festival's highlights, Rabbi Kula's keynote address examines the role of Jewish arts and culture in the 21st century.

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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April 1, 2009

"The Development of Jewish Art Music," Boca Raton, FL, 1 Apr 2009

The Judaica Sound Archives (JSA) at Florida Atlantic University Libraries on FAU's Boca Raton campus is hosting Paul Green for a lecture and demonstration titled "The Development of Jewish Art Music," on Wednesday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m., at the Wimberly Library, fifth floor east.

Green teaches clarinet and chamber music at Florida Atlantic and Florida International universities, and is principal clarinetist of the Florida Grand Opera, the Concert Association of Florida and the Boca Raton Symphonia. He studied with the noted clarinetist Leon Russianoff and performed Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" in a Young People's Concert with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Green received a Bachelor of Art degree in music theory and composition from Yale University and a Master of Science degree in performance from The Juilliard School in 1972. The JSA has been collecting, preserving and digitizing Judaica sound recordings since 2002. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/jsa.

For more info: 561-297-0080
The Event is Free.

April 3, 2009

Sklamberg & McKeown, NYC, 3 Apr 2009

Naked Soul at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC continues on April 3 with Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer of the Klezmatics debuting their new show Saints & Tzadiks: Songs from the Yiddish and Irish Traditions. Naked Soul is one of the most unique concert series in NYC as it's all acoustic and unplugged—no mics or amps (naked). The intimate theater only seats 137 and has perfect acoustics. The Rubin Museum is the only museum in North America whose collection is dedicated to artwork of the Himalayas (soul). Slides of any pieces of art that speaks to the artist's music are shown behind the artist during the appropriate songs at the performance. After the show, the audience is given a free tour of the museum. Time Out NY calls Naked Soul an "innovative" and "cool" series. Tickets available by calling the museum M-F 11am-5pm at 212-620-5000 ext 344.

Saints & Tzadiks: Songs from the Yiddish and Irish Traditions
Friday April 3 at 7pm
tickets $30/$35 at the door

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April 12, 2009

Holocaust Memorial lecture & Michael Alpert, Bronx, NY, 12 Apr 2009

Please join us for our annual Yiddish lecture in memory of the Holocaust at the Sholem Aleichem-Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge avenue , corner 208th st., in the Bronx, one block from Montefiore Hospital, Sunday, April 12 1:30 PM

Feygl Infeld-Glaser, from Lodz, will speak on the topic - "A Child Survivor in the Holocaust".
After the talk, Michael Alpert of "Brave Old World" and "The Singing Table" will present a musical program. information: 917-930-0295

April 21, 2009

"Moments of Hope," Cambridge, MA, 21 Apr 2009

Moments of Hope: Yiddish Folk and Theatre Music of the Holocaust

April 21, 2009 7:30p-8:30p
MIT campus, room 4-145
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
tel: 617-253-2982
Cambridge, MA
mit.edu/hillel

For a thousand years, the Jews of Europe poured out their deepest feelings and chronicled the events of their times through Yiddish folksong. In this program, we will explore how Jewish poets and musicians continued to tell their story through song, even as the almost incomprehensible events of the Holocaust period unfolded around them, A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethomusicologist and scholar, Hankus Netsky is chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory, Vice President for Education at the National Yiddish Book Center, and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble. He has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, and has collaborated extensively with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, and Theodore Bikel. Hankus has produced numerous CDs on the Rounder and Vanguard labels and co-produced two CD's with Itzhak Perlman on EMI.

April 24, 2009

"Di oystres fun Nukhem Stutshkov: Radioskriptn in der Nyu-Yorker shtot-bibliotek", NYC, 24 Apr 2009

Halt di date - ir zent hartsik farbetn af a frayen referat af yidish vos ikh vel haltn inem YIVO:

"Di oystres fun Nukhem Stutshkov: Radioskriptn in der Nyu-Yorker shtot-bibliotek"

Fraytik, dem 24stn April, 12 a zeyger n"m
Inem shulekhl, bam YIVO/Tsenter far yidisher geshikhte
15 W. 16te gas, Manhetn

Ikh hof az ir kent bayzayn.
Al dos guts
Miryem-Khaye Seigel

May 21, 2009

Yiddish Cafe, Montreal, Canada, 21 May 2009

Yiddish Café presents An Evening in Honour of Sholem Aleichem on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. To respect Sholem Aleichem’s final wishes, a group of talented Montrealers offers a program of stories and songs in Yiddish and English, in a café-style setting. Refreshments served. At the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. Sponsored by the Chana Gonshor and Etta Michtom Miransky Endowments. Cost $5 for JPL members and students, $10 others. Call 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 or 514-345-6416 for tickets and information.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

September 11, 2009

La littérature yiddish à l'honneur, Paris, France, 11 Sep, 2009

La littérature yiddish à l'honneur

Vendredi 11 septembre à partir de 19h00

La librairie La Boucherie invite la musique et la littérature yiddish.
Denis Cuniot sera au piano et Batia Baum lira des extraits de ses traductions publiées aux éditions Bibliothèque Medem.
Renseignements : librairie La Boucherie, 76 rue Monge, 75005 Paris, tél. 01 42 17 08 80
Retrouvez le catalogue des éditions Bibliothèque Medem sur le site de la Maison de la culture yiddish.

September 21, 2009

"The Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova", NYC, 21 Sep 2009

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The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Jewish History present a new three-part An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture Series, curated by ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman, Ph.D. (New York University, Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem).

Monday, September 21: The Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova. In a multi-media presentation, Walter Zev Feldman discusses the cultural history of this area of ethnic transformation and his recent expedition which discovered musicians of mixed ancestry (Jewish/Roma/Slavic/Moldavian) still performing traditional Jewish music in his father's hometown of Edinets. At the Center for Jewish History's Forchheimer Auditorium/Kumble Stage, 15 W. 16th Street in Manhattan. A reception will follow the event. Tickets $15, $10 for CJH and CTMD members. Reservations through Smart Tix or call 212-868-4444. (7:00 PM)

The series is named in honor of the pioneering Jewish folklorist and writer, Semyon An-sky, who led a remarkable expedition to collect Jewish folklore in Ukraine and Belorussia in 1911–1914.

Major support for CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Support was also provided by the Atran Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank Fumie Suzuki and Joan Roth for providing photographs for the series.

October 24, 2009

Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters, Saint Paul, MN, October 24, 2009

On October 24, Joseph Vass is premiering eight compositions based on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Artist Robyn Awend has created visual art to work along with the music. Joe has scripted a narration intended to explain, enlighten and entertain.

The Alef Bet Ensemble unites ten of Minnesota’s finest and most versatile musicians:

Bass - Chris Bates

Violin - Carolyn Boulay

Drums - Jay Epstein

Trumpet - Dave Jensen

Cello - Michelle Kinney

Woodwinds - Dale Mendenhall

Viola - Michael Rieff

Violin - Gary Schulte

Woodwinds - Bruce Thornton

Piano - Joseph Vass

Judging by contemporary audience reaction and subsequent history, those who came to previous Vass premieres at the St. Paul JCC, including Gershwin The Klezmer and Klezmerica, were delighted they came. We’re aiming for the same with Alef-Bet: Music Of The Hebrew Letters.

The world premiere of Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters is scheduled for Saturday night, October 24, 7:30 PM, at the Jewish Community Center of St. Paul, 1375 St Paul Avenue in Saint Paul. More information is available at (651) 698-0751 or at www.stpauljcc.org/jewish/arts_events.lasso

October 26, 2009

Beyle Schaechter Gottesman, NYC, 26 Oct 2009

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The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Jewish History present a new three-part An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture Series, curated by ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman, Ph.D. (New York University, Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem).

Monday, October 26: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman: Celebrating a Lifetime in Yiddish Song. A conversation and performance featuring America's leading Yiddish poet/songwriter, who will be joined by her son Itzik Gottesman of the Yiddish Forward newspaper. Moderated by Walter Zev Feldman. In 2006 Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman was awarded the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship Award, our nation's highest honor in the traditional arts. At the Center for Jewish History's Forchheimer Auditorium/Kumble Stage, 15 W. 16th Street in Manhattan. A reception will follow the event. Tickets $15, $10 for CJH and CTMD members. Reservations through Smart Tix or call 212-868-4444. (7:00PM)

The series is named in honor of the pioneering Jewish folklorist and writer, Semyon An-sky, who led a remarkable expedition to collect Jewish folklore in Ukraine and Belorussia in 1911–1914.

Major support for CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Support was also provided by the Atran Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank Fumie Suzuki and Joan Roth for providing photographs for the series.

October 29, 2009

Jews and Sufis: A Sacred Bridge, Temple Beth Zion, Brookline, MA, October 29, 2009

JEWS AND SUFIS: A Sacred Bridge

Location: Temple Beth Zion in Brookline
Date/Time: Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm
Price of admission: FREE

Since at least the 16th century, the maftirim repertoire--Hebrew devotional poetry set to Turkish makam music for use in the synagogue--demonstrates the deep relationships Ottoman Jews established with members of Muslim mystical brotherhoods. A panel of three scholars will speak on cultural, historical, religious and musical aspects of the topic, followed by dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a lively 40-minute recital featuring an ensemble of Jewish, Muslim and Christian vocalists and instrumentalists demonstrating examples of relevant musical repertoire.

Visit www.DunyaInc.org for more information

December 14, 2009

"Ilyas Malayev: Remembering the Poet Laureate of the Bukharian Jews", NYC, 14 Dec 2009

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The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Jewish History present a new three-part An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture Series, curated by ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman, Ph.D. (New York University, Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem).

Ilyas Malayev: Remembering the Poet Laureate of the Bukharian Jews. Ilyas Malayev (1936-2008) was an immensely popular musician across Uzbekistan, deeply loved by the Bukharian Jewish community. He was a master of the central Asian classical music cycles known as "Shash maqam," and a major innovator of traditional forms through his musical compositions, poetry and theatrical works. CTMD worked with Dartmouth ethnomusicologist Theodore Levin to produce Malayev's important 1997 recording, At the Bazaar of Love (Shanachie Records). This special retrospective will take place at the Center for Jewish History's Forchheimer Auditorium/Kumble Stage, 15 W. 16th Street in Manhattan. A reception will follow the event. Tickets $15, $10 for CJH and CTMD members. Reservations through Smart Tix or call 212-868-4444. (7:00PM)

The series is named in honor of the pioneering Jewish folklorist and writer, Semyon An-sky, who led a remarkable expedition to collect Jewish folklore in Ukraine and Belorussia in 1911–1914.

Major support for CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Support was also provided by the Atran Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank Fumie Suzuki and Joan Roth for providing photographs for the series.

December 20, 2009

Stutchkoff's Yiddish radio scripts, with a musical performance by Benjy Fox-Rosen, Bronx, NY, 20 December 2009

Benjy Fox-RosenStutchkoff's Yiddish radio scripts, with a musical
performance by Benjy Fox-Rosen

PROGRAM IN YIDDISH

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, corner 208th St.
(near Montefiore Hospital), Bronx, NY
Take the #4 train to Mosholu Parkway or the D train to 205th St.

Please come to hear a Yiddish lecture and reading "The Treasures of Nahum Stutchkoff" given by Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel with excerpts from funny commercials to heart-wrenching dramas - all from the collection of Nahum Stutchkoff's typescripts in the Jewish Division at The New York Public Library.

Nahum Stutchkoff (Nukhem Stutshkov) was not just a Yiddish linguist, but also a prolific playwright, translator, actor and lyricist who worked with Yiddish composers such as Rumshinsky, Ellstein, Secunda, and Perlmutter.

ADMISSION: $ 3.50. Members and students: free.
Refreshments served.
http://shul21.org/

February 28, 2010

"The Silver Age of American Jewish Music is Happening Now!", Ann Arbor, MI, 28 Feb 2010

The Silver Age of American Jewish Music is Happening Now!
And Why We're Missing It! (Extended Play Edition)

Sunday, February 28, 2010
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ann Arbor District Library
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI

Jewish music is exploding. Bands and labels and venues are multiplying. Rock. Hip Hop. Reggae. Punk. Klezmer. Sephardic. Choral. Chamber Music. Jazz. Chassidic-Pop. Breslov Techno. Niggunim. Pop-liturgical. Bible-gum. Beat Box. Boy Choirs. House. Socialist Yiddish Gothic. Indie. Weird hybrids. Avant-Garde experiments. Earnest devotion. But we're not immigrants clustered in tenements, in range of a local Yiddish radio station anymore. A revolution is happening but we're scattered across a big nation with no common media to connect us....except the net. Will it be enough?

This Extended Play version of Jack's recent 5 minute Ignite Ann Arbor talk will be loaded with more music, a road-map of the contemporary Jewish Music scene, a case study in social-networking Jewish Music, and the greatest Jewish song you've never heard.

Jack Zaientz is the author of Teruah, a popular Jewish music blog. Jack has been interviewed regarding Jewish music by the Israeli National Radio and was recently ranked by the Jewish Telegraphy Agency as the #36 most influential Jewish twitter.

March 5, 2010

Strom, Schwartz, Osaka, Japan, 5 Mar 2010

Yale StromYale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz in Japan:
4PM-5:30PM: Klezmer Music workshop with Japanese Musicians
Osaka Univ. Kaitokudo Hall (Sorry, Japanese only:
21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp/30a230af30bb30b9/)

6PM-8PM: Lecture to Osaka University students on the
History of Klezmer Music and the Relationship between
Romanian folk and Romanian klezmer Musics, moderated by
Professor Ito

March 6, 2010

Strom, Schwartz, Osaka, Japan, 6 Mar 2010

Yale StromSaturday, March 6, 2010, 7pm: Leading klezmer artist-
ethnographer Yale Strom and acclaimed klezmer vocalist
Elizabeth Schwartz in concert, Osaka University, Osaka,
Japan. Strom will also lecture that evening.

March 7, 2010

Dr. Henry Abramson & Dr. Zion Zohar, Florida, March 7, 2010

FAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Presents:
Keynote Address - "Coexistence through Culture"
Dr. Henry Abramson & Dr. Zion Zohar
Date & Time: Sunday March 7, 2010 @ 1 p.m.
Venue: Live Oak Pavillion, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL 33431
BUY NOW
Tickets $5

Two renowned Jewish scholars will illustrate the common cultural bonds among the Judeo, Christian and Muslim diasporas, as evidenced in music, art, philosophy, history and literature.

March 8, 2010

Strom, Schwartz, Tokyo, Japan, 8 Mar 2010

Yale StromMARCH 08, 6PM-8PM
Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz, "Klezmer
Symposium in Japan. Invitation to Jewish Music" Lecture +
Concert (open to students and general public) Tokyo Rikkyo
Univ. Tachikawa Hall (Sorry, Japanese only:
www.rikkyo.ac.jp/aboutus/profile/facilities/tachikawa_hall/)

March 9, 2010

Strom, Schwartz, Tokyo, Japan, 9 Mar 2010

Yale StromMonday, March 9, 2010: World renowned klezmer artist-
ethnographer Yale Strom and acclaimed klezmer vocalist
Elizabeth Schwartz in concert, Waseda University, Tokyo,
Japan. Strom will also lecture.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

March 28, 2010

"The Crypto Jews of Portugal," Toronto, Canada, 28 Mar 2010

Sunday March 28
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Crypto Jews of Portugal
Lecturer: Dr. Judith Cohen

$9 Drop-In ($5 Student with valid ID)
Includes light refreshments

"Dr Judith Cohen is among the few people to have spent considerable time in Belmonte and other Portuguese villages with a strong historic, and sometimes contemporary, Crypto-Jewish presence.

She set out on an exploration to these small Portuguese villages in the mid 1990s in order to answer the question: Are there old Crypto-Jewish songs? Since then, she has returned regularly, and is still intrigued by what she continues to learn about the role of music in the lives of the Portuguese "Judeus"."

April 11, 2010

Yale Strom, Tampa, FL, 11 Apr 2010

Yale StromApril 11, 7pm: Community-Wide Yom Hashoah lecture by
klezmer artist-ethnographer Yale Strom at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek, Tampa Florida. For more information,
tickets and reservations, call (813) 876-2377

June 6, 2010

Please come hear a unique lecture in Yiddish at the Solem Aleichem Cultural Center (3338 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx NY) by Ely Moseson, "The Mystical Tradition in Yiddish"

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 1:30 PM

Musical Program to follow with Cantor Sam Weiss
Contribution: $3.50
members: free
Corner 208th street, one block from Montefiore Hospital.
D Train train to 205th st, or 4 train to Mosholu Parkway
information: 917-930-0295

Kumt hern di interesante lektsye af yidish:
"Di mistishe traditsye in yidish"
fun Elly Moseson.
Zuntik, dem 6tn yuni, 2010, 1:30 bay tog.
In der muzikalisher program: Khazn Shmuel Weiss
inem Sholem-Aleichem-Kultur-Tsenter

3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx

rog 208te gas, lebn Montefiore shpitol.

informatsye: 917-930-0295

June 13, 2010

The Schaechter Legacy: Growing Up in Yiddish in the 21st Century, London, 13 June 2010

The Schaechter/Gottesman dynasty has played a central role in America's Yiddish-speaking academic and cultural scene. From renowned linguist Mordkhe Schaechter and poet and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman onwards, the family has produced poets, musicians, journalists and educators active in keeping Yiddish alive and thriving. In this unique event, Meena-Lifshe Viswanath - current MIT student and native Yiddish speaker - will give an insider's history of the family, and talk about growing up as a Yiddish speaker
in the 21st century. The programme will be interspersed with Yiddish songs and poems, from within the family and beyond. Daughter of Yiddish poet Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, and one of Mordkhe Schaechter's sixteen Yiddish-speaking grandchildren, Meena-Lifshe Viswanath is a native of Teaneck, New Jersey. She is currently a Civil Engineering major at MIT, and has spent the past year at the University of Cambridge as a Cambridge-MIT exchange student. Meena-Lifshe is currently Treasurer of the Yiddish youth organisation Yugntruf, having previously served as its Chairperson. She was a member of the now-defunct Pripetshik
Singers, and now sings in Techiya, MIT's Jewish a cappella group.

This event will take place at the Spiro Ark Centre, 25-26 Enford Street, London W1H 1DW, UK at 7:30 pm on Sunday 13th June 2010.
Tickets £12 (+£1 online booking fee), available from the Spiro Ark website, see:
http://www.spiroark.org/

October 24, 2010

“Little Smart Alecks: Professional Mirth Makers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler and their Puppets”, Montreal, Canada, 24 Oct 2010

Lecture in Yiddish with Eddy Portnoy on “Little Smart Alecks: Professional Mirth Makers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler and their Puppets”

Lecture in Yiddish “Little Smart Alecks: Professional Mirth Makers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler and their Puppets” by Eddy Portnoy on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture will be illustrated with audiovisual material and will feature the short film “Yosl Cutler and his Puppets.” At the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. Sponsored by the Nathan Igelfeld Foundation. Cost $5 for JPL members and students, $10 others. For advance tickets and information, call 514-345-6416 or 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

Anything is possible in Yiddish theatre – but dolls that talk back to you? When artists Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler created their “Modicut” Yiddish puppet theatre at the end of 1925, it was an instant hit among the Yiddish-speaking masses in New York City, and within a few years they were touring Europe and the Soviet Union to great acclaim. Come hear the fascinating history of this unusual piece of Yiddish culture.

Eddy Portnoy teaches Yiddish language and Jewish literature and culture at Rutgers University. A contributor to The Forward and Tablet Magazine, he writes on Jewish popular culture with an emphasis on Yiddish.

The author will be introduced by Rivka Augenfeld, co-Chair of theYiddish Cultural Committee of the Jewish Public Library.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

November 1, 2010

Guy Mendilow lecture, Cincinnati, OH, 1 Nov 2010

Guy Mendilow
November 1st, 11:30am
Special lecture demo: The Ladino Project

Hebrew Union College
Cincinnati, OH
Info: 513-487-3053

December 6, 2010

Sepharad: Voices From Across the Strait, 6 Dec 2010

December 6, 2010
Sephardic Scholar Series
Sepharad: Voices From Across the Strait w/Vanessa Paloma & d'Safi Takht Ensemble

Center for Jewish History
Presented in collaboration with the American Sephardi Federation and Yeshiva University Museum. Curated by Samuel R. Thomas with Co-sponsorip by The Foundation for Iberian Music, the Institute for Sephardic Studies, AsefaMusic and Shemspeed.
15 West 16th Street, NYC
Sunday, December 6, 2010, 6:30pm
General Admission: $15/ $12 for ASF & YUMuseum members and students
Ticket includes both performances, panel discussion with the artists, entrance to Yeshiva University Museum and viewing the current ASF exhibit, Looking Back: The Jews of Morocco.
Tickets @ www.smarttix.com; or 212.868.4444.
For more info: 212.294.8350 x2 or visit: www.americansephardifederation.org

Sephardic Music Festival 2010Sephardic Music Festival

sephardicmusicfestival.com

February 24, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 24 Feb 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 4 - 6 pm
The Magic Carpet

A lecture - demonstration on the music of the Yemenite-Jews in Israel
with Margalit Oved (Yemenite dancer and singer), Barak Marshal ( Yemenite singer), Maya Haddi (Israeli Yemenite singer), Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Schoenberg Music Building, Room 1440, UCLA, Los Angeles.
Admission: Free
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

March 1, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 1 Mar 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 11am – 12:15pm:
What is Israeli Music ?

A lecture - demonstration on the ancient and contemporary music of Israel with Maya Haddi - vocals, Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Humanities Building , room 135, UCLA, Los Angeles
Admission: Free
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

March 27, 2011

Triangle Waist Factory Fire Commemoration, 27 Mar 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration

Sunday, March 27, 1:00-3:00pm,
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Centennial Commemoration in Words and Music.

In this program commemorating the fire's centennial, Judy Baston will explore the Jewish responses to the tragedy, and Sonoma State University Professor Elaine Leeder will discuss the dramatic life of Rose Pesotta and the influence of other Jewish women, such as Rose Schneiderman, in the labor movement. Jill Tallmer will lead the audience in Yiddish labor songs of the era, including Dos Lid Funem Trayengl-Fayer (Ballad of the Triangle Fire) and Arbeter-Froyen (Working Women).

At BJE Jewish Community Library, San Francisco. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. No charge. More info: www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm, 415.567.3327.
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April 3, 2011

"Lost and Found—Jewish Musical Treasures" w/Hankus Netsky, Waltham, MA, 3 Apr, 2011

Lost and Found - Jewish Musical Treasures

Sunday April 3, 2011, 3PM
Temple Beth Israel
25 Harvard St
Waltham, MA

Temple Beth Israel will present "Lost and Found—Jewish Musical Treasures," directed by Hankus Netsky, featuring members of the world renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band and students from the New England Conservatory. Netsky has selected a program of old favorites and recent discoveries. The concert will feature Yiddish, Hebrew, and Hassidic repertoire, including little-known melodies gathered from diverse sources such as the Frydman family, Esther-Leah Marchette, the Barsh family klezmer band, and TBI member Morris Hollender. There will be dancing and kosher refreshments for all. All ages are welcome to come and celebrate the spring season and the renewal of Jewish culture!

Music director 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 heads the Discovery Project at the National Yiddish Book Center and is chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory.

$20 General
$15 Temple Members/Seniors/Students
$5.00 for children under age 15

April 16, 2011

Yale Strom, Los Angeles, CA, 16 April 2011

Yale Strom
April 16th, 1:30pm Yale Strom lectures at the Skirball Cultural Center: “How to teach klezmer history/culture to students” 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 Tel: (310) 440-4500

May 9, 2011

Alan Bern Lecture, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, New York, NY, 9 May 2011

Monday, May 9: CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, the Center for Jewish History and the American Society for Jewish Music present The Weimar Klezmer Republic: Creating a Center for Yiddish Culture in Germany, a multi-media lecture by composer/musician Alan Bern. Bern's talk will cover the surprising interest in klezmer music in Germany as well as his work in creating Yiddish Summer Weimar - now ten years old and one of the most celebrated institutes for Yiddish culture in the world. In addition to founding and directing Yiddish Summer Weimar, Bern is Music Director of the internationally renowned Brave Old World ensemble, and leads the Other Europeans, an international ensemble of fourteen leading musicians who explore the connections between Jewish and Roma musical traditions. Admission: $15, $10 for CJH/CTMD members. (7:00PM)
www.cjh.org

May 25, 2011

The Goodniks Klezmer Band, Washington, DC, 25 May 2011

Come to the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives (through the Special Events Entrance) for some Klezmer music provided by Aaron, Nat, Leslie, and Matt!

We'll be playing before and after a discussion between Jewish cookbook author extraordinaire Joan Nathan and famed chef Spike Mendelssohn, famed for his Top Chef appearances, and for the one and only Good Stuff Eatery.

The event is free, and the music begins at 6:30 PM before the 7 PM discussion.

The Goodniks are:
Aaron Blacksberg-Accordion
Matt Hotez-Trombone
Leslie Root-Bass
Nat Seelen-Clarinet

June 22, 2011

Yuval Ron lecture/demo, Encino, CA, 22 Jun 2011

Yuval RonWednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM
"Music as a bridge"—A Lecture demonstration by Yuval Ron

A fascinating talk with live music, exploring ways to teach unity and tolerance, how to use music as a platform for meeting your opponent, your neighbor and the other. In addition, a discussion of the path of Music, as a way to connect to the Reality beyond all realities. With special guest Jamie Papish (percussion).

Location: VBS, 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino , California 91436
Admission: Free
For more info: 818-788-6000
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September 8, 2011

Later Prophets, NYC, 8 Sep, 2011

JAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

September 8 – Later Prophets performing ‘HaOrot: The Lights of Rav Kook’

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org
Tel: 212.473.3665

September 13, 2011

Jake Shulman-Ment, NYC, 13 Sep, 2011

Tuesday, September 13

The East Village Klezmer Festival Returns!
A Weekly Celebration of Yiddish Culture and Music

6:00 PM Klezmer Masterclass for musicians of all levels and instruments, taught by drummer Aaron Alexander.

7:00 PM Learn Conversational Yiddush with Dmitri Slepovitch!

8:00 PM Concert featuring violin virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment and Band, followed by a klezmer jam session. Cover is $15 (drink included)

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

The series are co-sponsored by Workmen’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY, Living Traditions/Klez Kamp, and Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

September 15, 2011

Jazz Talmud w/Jake Marmer, NYC, 15 Sep, 2011

JAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

September 15 – Jazz Talmud, featuring Jake Marmer

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

September 22, 2011

New American Quartet, NYC, 22 Sep, 2011

imageJAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

September 22 – New American Quartet

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

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).

October 27, 2011

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, NYC, 27 Oct, 2011

Greg WallimageJAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

October 27 - Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

November 12, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

November 13, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

November 14, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

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.

December 6, 2011

Broadway's Bar Mitzvah, Vernon Hills, IL, 6 Dec, 2011

posterBroadway's Bar Mitzvah
December 6, 2011, 7pm
Congregation Or Shalom
21 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL

Join us for this conversation on Jewish culture as we explore the maturation of Jewish themes and stories on the Broadway musical stage.

Fiddler wasn’t the first or last Jewish musical—Jewish theatre on Broadway has a long history. The portrayal of Jewish imagery and stories on the Broadway boards has grown increasingly nuanced, specific and poignant.

Sponsored by Kfar Jewish Arts Center

December 15, 2011

Hanukkah: A Story That Still Needs To Be Told, Newton, MA, 15 December 2011

Hanukkah: A Story That Still Needs To Be Told

An evening of conversation, music, and food

Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:45 p.m.

Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Rd. Newton, Massachusetts 02459

For thousands of years, the Greek and Jewish worlds have made an indelible impact on each other's history, culture, and faith. Please join AJC Boston and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston as we explore the historic roots that bind together our peoples and examine how the encounter between Greeks and Jews transformed our world.

Panel discussion with:

Shaye J.D. Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University Fr. George Dragas, Professor of Patristics, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Also featuring Jewish music performed by Deiskeit, The Brandeis Klezmer Ensemble, and Greek music by Taximi.

Please RSVP by registering online: http://www.ajcboston.org/H anukkah
Light refreshments will be served. Jewish dietary laws observed. Free parking available. T accessible.

February 2, 2012

Lecture: "Broder Singers", NYC, 2 Feb 2012

Broder Singer lectures in YIVO - Feb. 2 (English) & Feb. 24 (Yiddish), 2012

The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish Theater
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel, Librarian, Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library

Thursday, February 2, 2012
3 PM
Joseph Kremen Memorial Lecture,
Max Weinreich Center Academic Lecture Series
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 W. 16t St., New York, NY

Broder singers were the first Yiddish performers to present music and drama in a secular setting beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. This lecture will explore the Broder singers’ history, repertoire, and style, and their relationship to Yiddish theater.
www.yivo.org/events/index.php?tid=183&aid=897

Free and open to the public. Reservations:
www.yivo.org/reservations

Darshan, NYC, 2 Feb 2012

DarshanDarshan Jazz Rabbi's Invitational

Thursday, Feb 2 at 08:30 PM
7:30 PM Lecture with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
8:30 PM Darshan Concert
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

Darshan is astral rap, liturgical jazz, audio alchemy. Harmonizing Hebrew chant with hiphop, folk rock with electro-pop, love poetry with kabbalistic psychology, Darshan is a unique and organic weave of world wisdom traditions and modern musical styles.
Shir Yaakov is a Master of Melody who has given birth to hauntingly beautiful liturgical chants, used in havurot and synagogues around the world.

Eprhyme is a Radical Jewish Rennaissance Rapper.

Together, as Darshan, these two combine and connect to create something that is altogether new, and at the same time ancient. Deep and probing rhymes blend with evocative and uplifting melodies in "an uncompromising blend of urban forms and neo-Hasidic spirituality." — The Forward.

admission: $10 at the door

The concert will be preceded by a guest lecture on "Torah and Creativity" by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, an internationally acclaimed bible scholar and pioneer of Jewish Education on the internet, is well known in the Jewish community for his essays on the weekly Bible portion. His vibrant thematic-analytical approach blends the methods of modern academic scholarship with traditional Jewish approaches to the Biblical text. He is best known for his ability to teach students how to study rather than simply read Biblical passages. As his essays focus on meta-themes in the Bible, his readership has expanded to students of the Bible from all religions and walks of life.

In Israel, Rabbi Leibtag teaches at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshivat Shaalavim, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and at Yeshiva University's Gruss Center.

February 8, 2012

Levitt Legacy, NYC, 8 Feb 2012

The Levitt Legacy East Village Klezmer Series

Wednesday, Feb 8 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 The Levitt Legacy, ft. Dave Levitt, $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!)

Dave Levitt learned the music business from his parents. They got him started at age eight in Hollywood, Florida. He went on to appear with his folks at every one of their performances. First it was drums and clarinet. Later it became alto sax before Dave finally settled with the trombone at age fourteen. As a teenager Dave attended the famous Laguardia H.S. of Music and Art in New York. While a student there, he was a cast member in the Elizabeth Swados production "Swing" which had a run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. After completing High School, Dave attended Manhattan School Of Music on a scholarship. As student at MSM, Levitt had the good fortune of appearing with many notable jazz musicians. They included Red Rodney, Al Grey, Clark Terry as well as many others. It was about this time that Dave started to arrange and record Klezmer music with his father. These recordings also included their distant cousin Howie Leess on alto saxophone. After finishing his education, Dave took his artistry on the road which included the U.S. as well as Europe. Two of his European tours were with the Epstein Brothers Klezmer Band. Dave was the youngest member of the group as the brothers were well into their 70's. The eldest brother Max Epstein was in his early 80's. It was about this time that Dave started his own company called Progressive Music. The business operated as a rehearsal/recording studio for thirteen years. The business has since shifted gears and Dave is now involved in publishing as well as operating as a record label. The initial release of the label is called "Marty Levitt's Greatest Hits". It's a series of recordings with two generations in the ensemble. (Marty and Dave Levitt).

February 16, 2012

New American Quartet, NYC, 16 Feb 2012

NAQNew American Quartet—Jazz Rabbi's Invitational
Thursday, Feb 16 at 08:30 PM
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10.

New American Quartet
Playing the original jazz compositions of pianist/composer Mitch Schechter, the New American Quartet features Mitch Schechter on the piano, Greg Wall on the saxophone, Takashi Otsuka on the acoustic bass, and Jonathon Peretz on the drums.

Admission is $10
More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

February 24, 2012

Lecture (Yiddish): "Broder Singers", NYC, 24 Feb 2012

Broder Singer lectures in YIVO - Feb. 2 (English) & Feb. 24 (Yiddish), 2012

The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish Theater
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel, Librarian, Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library

Thursday, February 2, 2012
3 PM
Joseph Kremen Memorial Lecture,
Max Weinreich Center Academic Lecture Series
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 W. 16t St., New York, NY

Broder singers were the first Yiddish performers to present music and drama in a secular setting beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. This lecture will explore the Broder singers’ history, repertoire, and style, and their relationship to Yiddish theater.
www.yivo.org/events/index.php?tid=183&aid=897

Free and open to the public. Reservations:
www.yivo.org/reservations

May 14, 2012

"Women in Yiddish Song," NYC, 14 May 2012

Monday, May 14: Bay mayn mames shtibele: The Women's Art of Yiddish Folksong.

An exploration of the Yiddish folksong tradition as preserved through the remarkable artistry of women singers in Eastern Europe and the United States. Folklorist Itzik Gottesman of the Yiddish Forverts newspaper will lead a panel including NEA National Heritage Fellow Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, CTMD Artistic Director Ethel Raim and renowned folksinger/researcher Michael Alpert as they present and discuss the work of leading folksingers such as Lifshe Schaechter-Widman (Schaechter-Gottesman's mother), Bronya Sakina and other important exponents of the tradition. Presented by CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, Center for Jewish History and Brooklyn Arts Council’s Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance.

At Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan (between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan). Admission: $15, $10 for CTMD/CJH members. Reserve tickets through www.smarttix.com (7:00PM)

May 15, 2012

"Now What? The Future of Jewish Culture," NYC, 15 May 2012

Press release from the Jewish Daily Forward:

In July of 2011, the Jewish media was abuzz with the news that JDub Records, the Jewish music label responsible for launching the careers of Matisyahu and Balkan Beat Box, was shutting down. Online forums were flooded with debates about what its failure meant for the future of New Jewish Culture. Was the Jewish philanthropic world abandoning New Jewish Culture?

On May 15, “Now What? The Future of New Jewish Culture” reignites the conversation. A unique town hall-style event, “Now What?” brings together ten experts of diverse backgrounds and experiences for a critical look at New Jewish Culture over the last ten years and the pressing issues it faces today, including changing attitudes towards American Jewish identity; waning support for quality Jewish art and culture; and strategies for cultivating Jewish art and culture in the future. This event is presented by the Posen Foundation U.S. through its new public programming initiative, Speakers’ Lab, and The Jewish Daily Forward. It is hosted by the 14th Street Y in downtown NYC.

After a decade of flourishing Jewish creativity, major Jewish cultural enterprises are being forced to scale back operations or close entirely. Using recent funding cuts as a springboard to examine the most pressing issues facing new Jewish arts and culture, “Now What?” addresses:

  • New perspectives on American Jewish identity
  • Waning support for quality Jewish art and culture
  • Strategies for cultivating Jewish art and culture in the future

Panelists include: Jody Rosen, music critic for Slate Magazine; Alana Newhouse, Editor-in-Chief for Tablet Magazine; Elise Bernhardt, President and CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Culture; Dan Friedman, Arts & Culture Editor at The Jewish Daily Forward; and Stephen Hazan Arnoff, Executive Director at the 14th Street Y and LABA: The National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture.

Admission to “Now What? The Future of New Jewish Culture” is free. Seating is limited and pre-registration encouraged. Sign-up at www.speakerslab.org or by calling 212-564-6711 x 305.

Event and Venue Info:
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
May 15, 2012 7pm

May 17, 2012

Cookie Segelstein, San Francisco, CA, 17 May, 2012

The Jewish Fiddler
A musical presentation by Cookie Segelstein
Thursday May 17, 7:00 p.m
BJE Library
1835 Ellis Street,
San Francisco, CA, 94115,
Tel: 415.567.3327

Cookie Segelstein, founder and director of the Klezmer group Veretski Pass, will explore the many elements that contribute to the Jewish style of playing by examining characteristics of Ashkenazi Jewish culture: the humor, the physical gestures associated with Jewish expression, and the evocative sound of spoken Yiddish. Using historical recordings, interviews, and her own virtuoso playing, she will explore this familiar but unexplainable sound.

Co-presented by the 27th Jewish Music Festival and KlezCalifornia

May 19, 2012

"Singable translations of Yiddish songs," NYC, 19 May, 2012

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1pm
Dr. Barnett Zumoff: Singable Translations of Yiddish Songs

Workmen's Circle
247 West 37th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY

$12/ WC-AR Members $5
More information

May 20, 2012

Casco Bay Tummlers, Augusta, ME, 20 May, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012, The UMA Senior College presents The Casco Bay Tummlers - A History of Jewish Music. A concert with commentary.
2:00 pm
University of Maine at Augusta, Jewett Hall
$10, Students $5, 12 and under, free.

For more information contact the UMA Senior College at (207) 621-3551

May 30, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music, 30 May, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music

Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, Berkshire Music School, Pittsfield
Lecture: "The Relationship between Jewish and African American Music," with Charles Neville and Paul Green. Free.

On Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. with a follow-up lecture/performance by Green and Neville at the Taft Recital Hall at the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield. The event, „The Relationship between Jewish and African American Music,‰ traces the complex interaction between the two cultures, and how each has influenced the other. The program will include recordings and live performance. This event is free.

These events are co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Knesset Israel, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Temple Anshe Amunim and The Berkshire Music School. Supported in part by grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Pittsfield Cultural Council. The Summer Celebration of Music is also presented in cooperation with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Berkshire Education and Community Program.

June 24, 2012

Lorin Sklamberg, New York, NY, 24 June 2012

Lorin Sklamberg, famed singer and member of the Klezmatics, will be performing at the Mordkhe Schaechter Memorial Program, Sunday, June 24 at 2:30 at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011. The main speaker will be Dr. Kalmen Weiser who will be speaking on “Max Weinreich in America.” Gitl Schaechter Viswanath will speak on “Mordkhe Schaechter as a Father.” This is an all-Yiddish program. Lyrics of the songs will be available in translation as will an English synopsis of the main lecture. Suggested donation $5.00. Tickets may be reserved. 212-868-4444
www.smarttix.com

"Holy Ground: The Yiddish Connection," Great Barrington, MA, 24 Jun, 2012

"HOLY GROUND: THE YIDDISH CONNECTION" Through music, photos, and writings, Nora Guthrie's presentation will examine her father's relationship with his Jewish mother-in-law, the Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt, and how it affected his work. June 24, 3-5 p.m. Tickets:$25. The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 413-528-1955 www.guthriecenter.org

July 8, 2012

Aaron Lansky, Pittsfield, MA, 8 Jul 2012

Barrington Stage: Celebration of Yiddish folklore and music
Sunday, July 8
TALK: Aaron Lansky presents New Riffs on Everyone's Favorite Yiddish Story | 3 PM
30 Union St.
Pittsfield, MA

National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street (campus of Hampshire College)
Amherst, MA 01002

For more info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1673015529?view=Detail&id=4481

July 9, 2012

Fiddler Off the Roof, Pittsfield, MA, 9 Jul 2012

Monday, July 9 at 7 PM

Fiddler Off the Roof
A Klezmer event with Golem and Seth Rogovoy
Barrington Stage, Pittsfield
30 Union St.
Pittsfield, MA

For more info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1673015529?view=Detail&id=4482

July 13, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz, Mackinac Island, MI, 13 Jul, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzJuly 13, time TBD:
Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz share music and tales from their treks throughout Eastern Europe, St. Anne Church, Mackinac Island, hosted by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation.

July 14, 2012

Yidstock - Rogovoy talk; Winograd klezmer, Amherst, MA, 14 Jul 2012

National Yiddish Book Center YidStockJoin us for our Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music and be treated to a week of performances, music-related films, lectures, exhibitions and other events culminating in two days of concerts featuring some of the top names in klezmer and Yiddish music.

Saturday, July 14
TALK: Rockin' the Shtetl: The Essential Klezmer with music critic and author Seth Rogovoy | 4 PM
CONCERT: Socalled/Michael Winograd Trio | 7 PM

National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street (campus of Hampshire College)
Amherst, MA 01002

Festival pass: $75/member; $100/general admission
Tickets may be purchased for individual events. Festival passes include discounted admission to the week's concerts, films, talks, and workshops presented at the Yiddish Book Center.
For more info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1311216708?view=Detail&id=4441

October 31, 2012

Yuri Vedenyapin & London Klezmer Quartet, London, 31 Oct 2012

On Wednesday 31 October, Yiddish scholar and singer Yuri Vedenyapin joins forces with the The London Klezmer Quartet for a musical evening telling the story of where klezmer came from, and how music has been used to record the important things in Jewish life through the ages. Join Yuri and Ilana Cravitz (fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Ruth Goller (double bass) for a very special evening. Presented in co-operation with the Spiro Ark. www.londonklezmerquartet.com

Wednesday 31 October at 7.30pm
The Red Hedgehog,
255 - 257 Archway Road
Highgate London N6 5BS
Tickets: £13 (£10 concs)
Booking: tickets from: www.spiroark.org/events/828/london-klezmer-quartet/, or call 020 7723 9991.

November 1, 2012

Andy Statman w/Larry Eagle, lecture, concert, New Haven, CT, 1 Nov 2012

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman Trio

Thursday 1 November, Yale University (free and open to the public):
4 PM: A Conversation with Andy Statman
Pierson College Master's House
231 Park Street
New Haven CT 06511

7 PM: A Concert by Andy Statman and Larry Eagle
Davenport College Common Room
248 York Street
New Haven CT 06511

(followed by Union Street Preservation Society at 8:15)

November 5, 2012

Zev Feldman lecture POSTPONED, NYC, 5 Nov 2012

As of Monday morning, this lecture has been postponed (ongoing post-Sandy electrical power issues). Stay tuned for a reschedule.

Monday, November 5, 7pm:
Multi-media lecture: "A Vanishing Sound: Jewish Musical Resonance in Traditional Moldavian Dance 1800-1950." For almost a century and a half a unique musical relationship developed between Jews and Gentiles in the territory of historical Bessarabia, comprising much of the Republic of Moldova and the Bucovinian territory of modern Ukraine. While the influence of Moldavian lautar ("Gypsy") music on Jewish klezmer music is well-known, the corresponding Jewish influence upon Moldavian dance and wedding music is only beginning to be researched. Ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman (NYU in Abu Dhabi) and past Fulbright scholar Christina Crowder share the results of their expeditions to Moldova, which included interviews with elderly musicians and research with rare musical collections, to unearth evidence of this formerly shared musical heritage. A reception will follow the lecture.

Presented by CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture. At Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $15/$10 for CTMD/CJH members. Purchase them online at www.smarttix.com

November 10, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 10 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 10, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 11, 2012

Fyvush Finkel, 11 Nov 2012

Join us this Sunday, November 11, 12:30PM
for COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Fyvush Finkel: A View from the Stage

at BARUCH Performing Arts Center
in the Engelman Recital Hall

National Yiddish Theatre - Folkbiene's FREE series
presented to a public audience wherein forums
are held featuring luminaries of their fields.

Fyvush Finkel is an Emmy Award-winning star of stage and screen. Known for playing various roles, including patriarch Tevye, in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Finkel also starred in the popular television drama series, BOSTON PUBLIC and PICKET FENCES. A friend of the Folksbiene and star of the Drama Desk Award-nominated FYVUSK FINKEL LIVE!, Finkel joins us to discuss the impacts of Yiddish theatre and Vaudeville on Jewish Culture.

For more info: www.NationalYiddishTheatre.org

Dr. Miriam Isaacs w/singer Sarah Myerson, Bronx, NY, 11 Nov 2012

Yiddish lecture by Dr. Miriam Isaacs
Home and Homelessness: A Family Chronicle
with singer Sarah Myerson, cantorial student JTS
Sunday, Nov. 11th, 1:30 - 3:00
Sholem-Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, BX. NY corner 208th street, one block from Montefiore Hospital,
4 train to Mosholu Parkway, D train to 205th street.
information: 917-930-0295 contribution: $3.50 members and students free

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 11 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 11, 2012, 2pm and 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 12, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 12 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 12, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 14, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 14 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 14, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 15, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 15 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 15, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 16, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 16 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 16, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 17, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 17 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 17, 2012, 2pm and 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 18, 2012

Adrianne Greenbaum lecture/performance, Westport, CT, 18 Nov 2012

Klezmer Talk and Music For Adults and Kids - Free! Sunday, November 18, 2012, 10:15 am Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave, Westport, CT FREE The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is pleased to invite the public to hear nationally acclaimed classical and Klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum talk and perform on Sunday, November 18th at 10:15 at the Bedford Middle School auditorium, in Westport. An encore presentation, geared for children and youth will follow from 11:15-11:45. The presentations are part of the Congregation’s Adult Education program and the Sunday School’s Shalom session. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 18 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 18, 2012, 2pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 19, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 19 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 192, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 20, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 20 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 20, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 21, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 21 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 21, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 23, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 23 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 23, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 24, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 24 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 24, 2012, 2pm and 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 25, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 25 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 25, 2012, 2pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 27, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 27 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 27, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 28, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 28 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 28, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 29, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 29 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 29, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

November 30, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 30 Nov 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

November 30, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 1, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 1 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 1, 2012, 2pm and 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 2, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 2 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 2, 2012, 2pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 4, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 4 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 4, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 5, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 5 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 5, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 6, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 6 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 6, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 7, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 7 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 7, 2012, 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 8, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 8 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 8, 2012, 2pm and 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

December 9, 2012

"The Twenty-Seventh Man," NYC, 9 Dec 2012

performance posterA Soviet prison, 1952. Judgment looms for the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia.

World Premiere Play
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Featuring Happy Anderson, Byron Jennings, Daniel Oreskes,
Ron Rifkin, Noah Robbins, Chip Zien

December 9, 2012, 2pm and 8pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.,
NY 10003
212 539 8500

Best-selling author Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) adapts this new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.

A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with hat it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend.

VIDEO! Director Barry Edelstein and Actor Ron Rifkin discuss the history behind THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, the writing of Nathan Englander, and the process of adapting a story for the stage.

$55 tickets through November 17 using code WRITER.
Click here for tickets and more info or call the Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.

February 22, 2013

Dr. Michael Ochs and Dr. Mark Slobin, Center for Jewish History, NYC, 22 February 2013


Tailoring an Operetta to Its Audience: Rumshinsky's Di goldene kale (1923) at the Center for Jewish History, February 22nd at 10:30 A.M.

Joseph Rumshinsky's 1923 musical comedy, Di goldene kale (The Golden Bride) was a work carefully designed to both move and entertain its specialized American audience: Yiddish-speaking immigrants from Eastern Europe and their families. With pathos (the basic ingredient), love, "Jewish-style" music, a ritual kiddush, acts set in a shtetl and in America, a shadchen, a lullaby that slips into Russian, assimilated Jews speaking broken Yiddish, a paean to America, as well as other compelling features, it offered its attendees
a meaningful evening based on their past and present experiences.

Dr. Michael Ochs and noted scholar on Jewish music, Professor Mark Slobin, will present the talk, "Tailoring an Operetta to Its Audience: Rumshinsky's Di goldene kale (1923)" at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street) on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10:30 A.M., in what promises to be an engaging
discussion of the issues surrounding the re-construction and arrangement of a Yiddish theater work. The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music, sponsors the talk.

Dr. Michael Ochs is retired Richard F. French Librarian and Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University, as well as the past music editor at W. W. Norton publishers. He is currently preparing a critical edition of the operetta's score based on manuscript material from the original production. Dr. Mark Slobin is Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music at Wesleyan University and author of Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World, Chosen Voices: The Story of the American Cantorate, and Tenement Songs: The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants.

Admission is free.

For more information: www.jewishmusicforum.org

March 2, 2013

BJMF Opening Night - The Future of Jewish Music in Poland, Berkeley, CA, 2 Mar 2013

28th Jewish Music Festival - Berkeley - San Francisco

OPENING NIGHT: The Future of Jewish Music in Poland
with
Polesye: Jewish Folksongs from the Shtetl
featuring Olga Mieleszczuk, Ittai Binnun, Cookie Segelstein, Josh Horowitz & Stu Brotman.
&
Shofar
Multimedia introduction by Ruth Ellen Gruber

Mar 2, 2013, 7pm
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Thrust Stage
2025 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA

$26 General, $24 Seniors, Students, and JCCEB Members
Discounts for advance purchases available online or over the phone.
Brown Paper Tickets phone support is available 24/7: 1-800-838-3006
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/polesye-shofar

Co-presented with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. Co-sponsored by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, in association with the Israel Center (SF), the Consulate of Israel (SF) and the Consulate of Poland (LA).

March 3, 2013

BJMF: Real Vocal String Quartet & True Life Trio, Berkeley, CA, 3 Mar 2013

28th Jewish Music Festival - Berkeley - San Francisco

brochure illustrationReal Vocal String Quartet & True Life Trio

Sun, Mar 3, 2013, 8pm
Freight and Salvage Coffee House,
2020 Addison Street,
Berkeley, CA

$24 General, $22 Seniors, Students, and JCCEB Members
Discounts for advance purchases available online or over the phone.
Brown Paper Tickets phone support is available 24/7: 1-800-838-3006

Real Vocal String Quartet is knock-out Bay Area string quartet, string band, woman's vocal quartet and jaw-dropping improvising world-music collective takes on Regina Spektor and other Jewish music.

True Life Trio weaves sumptuous vocal harmonies and sultry rhythms from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou. Featuring the powerful vocal talents of three dynamic performers whose musical collaboration was forged in Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, the trio delves deep into a vast array of folk music that lends itself to three-part vocal harmony, massaging and expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles. The result is a sweet, sonic explosion that is here turned for the first time to original arrangements of Jewish music.

More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/real-vocal-string-quartet-true-life-trio

March 6, 2013

BJMF: Michael Alpert, San Francisco, CA, 6 Mar 2013

28th Jewish Music Festival - Berkeley - San Francisco

michael alpertMichael Alpert

Wed, 6 Mar 2013, 6:00 - 7:30
San Francisco Public Library
Koret Auditorium
Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
FREE

More info: www.sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1011652001

In song and music, a pioneering figure of the Yiddish/klezmer renaissance celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Ansky Ethnographic Expeditions that collected Jewish folklore and music from the shtetlekh of the Russian Empire, as part of the blossoming of contemporary Yiddish culture and commemorates the 70th anniversary of the heroic Warsaw ghetto uprising during the darkest days for the Yiddish world in Eastern Europe.

March 10, 2013

BJMF: An-ski Expedition @ 100, Berkeley, CA, 10 Mar 2013

28th Jewish Music Festival - Berkeley - San Francisco

image from brochureAn-ski Expedition @ 100

Sunday, March 10, 2:00-5:00 PM
Easton Hall,
Graduate Theological Union,
2401 Ridge Rd.,
Berkeley, CA

Free

Symposium marking the 100th anniversary of S. An-ski's Folklore Expedition that collected music, stories, artifacts and folklore from shtetlach, intended for a Jewish national museum in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg. Panel discussion and performance includes renowned Yiddishist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Alpert and An-ski scholars Gabriella Safran of Stanford University and Nathaniel Deutsch of UCSC.

In collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

More info: jewishmusicfestival.org/events/an-ski-expedition-at-100

March 12, 2013

BJMF: American Jewish Music: Two Presentations, Berkeley, CA, 12 Mar 2013

28th Jewish Music Festival - Berkeley - San Francisco

image from brochureAmerican Jewish Music: Two presentations

Tuesday, March 12,
The Magnes,
2121 Allston Way,
Berkeley, CA

Free

5:30 PM -- American Jewish Music: A History Lecture by Mark Slobin
A professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Slobin is one of the most distinguished ethnomusicologists working today.

7:30 PM -- A Sweet Diaspora Song: Paths of Jewish Music in America
Performance and conversation with Michael Alpert and Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes). Presented by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC- Berkeley, as part of Berkeley Seminars in Modern Jewish Culture, in association with the 28th Jewish Music Festival.

More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/mark-slobin-michael-alpert

April 14, 2013

Sholem Aleichem Tribute, 14 Apr, 2013

Sholem Aleichem Tribute
Celebrating the life and work of the beloved Yiddish writer

Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 PM
Eldridge Street Shul
12 Eldridge Street
NYC, New York

Co-presented with the Yiddish Book Center
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students and seniors
More info: www.eldridgestreet.org/index.php/april

April 26, 2013

"The Legacy of Lazar Weiner", Los Angeles, CA, 26 Apr, 2013

The Legacy Of Lazar Weiner
Friday, April 26, 2:00 - 5:30 pm
Popper Theater
UCLA

As Jewish music confronted modernity in the 20th century, European composers created musical settings of exquisite Yiddish poetry, guided by the spirit of their nineteenth century German and French musical ancestors. Composer Lazar Weiner (1897-1982) is remembered as a giant of the Yiddish art song genre and is also remembered as the collaborator (and brother-in-law of LA-based Yiddish poet and playwright Peretz Hirshbein). Weiner's son, Yehudi Wyner, is the greatest living authority of his repertoire, which covers a 60-year span of creative work.

A composer in his own right, Wyner chaired the composition faculty at Yale University for 15 years and was the recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Assisting Prof. Wyner is Roslyn Barak, a recognized interpreter of Lazar Weiner's Yidishe lider. Ms. Barak is also the cantor at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco's oldest synagogue.

Admission to this event is free, but please E-mail RSVP to the UCLA Music Department if you plan to attend.

Friday, April 26, 8:15 pm
Adat Ari El
12020 Burbank Blvd.,
Valley Village

Roslyn Barak and Cantor Ira Bigeleisen will be joined by pianist Yehudi Wyner in a performance of Lazar Weiner's songs. The concert and conversation with Mr. Wyner will follow the service and dinner.

Admission: No admission charge for the service and concert;
$20 for Dinner at 7:15 pm.
For more on this program, please visit Adat Ari El.

May 5, 2013

"Marc Chagall and the Moscow State Yiddish Theater", NYC, 5 May 2013

Yiddish Art on Stage:
Marc Chagall and The Moscow State Yiddish Theater
With Nikolai Borodulin

Sunday, May 5, 3PM
at WC/AR, 247 West 37th Street, 5th Floor, New York City
Admission is free and all are welcome!

Nikolai "Kolya" Borodulin directs educational programs for Yiddish students of all ages at the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. He is a recognized scholar and published author in several Slavic, Germanic, and Jewish languages. He has lectured extensively and developed and taught a wide range of courses for Yiddish and Jewish programs and conferences in universities and cultural institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Russia.

May 8, 2013

"A Living Connection" w/Hankus Netsky, 8 May, 2013

A Living Connection:
The Musical Lives and Legacies of Morris Hollender, Sonia Victor, and Marty Levitt

Dr. Hankus Netsky
(Founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band) performs with New York City klezmer musicians, Michael Winograd, Amanda Miryem Khaye-Seigel, and Dave Levitt in live examples of his talk.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Center for Jewish History,
15 W. 16th St.,
New York, NY

Free; Email for reservations—required
Sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society
and the American Society for Jewish Music
www.jewishmusicforum.org/

May 9, 2013

Ruth Rubin tribute, San Francisco, CA, 9 May, 2013

Jeanette LewickiSPECIAL PRESENTATION OF YIDDISH SONGS FROM NEWLY CULLED ARCHIVAL RECORDINGS

Ruth Rubin’s Reel-to-Reel Mashinke
A Presentation by Jeanette Lewicki
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Jewish Community Library,
1835 Ellis St.,
San Francisco, CA
Free

Toting her state-of-the-art portable tape “mashinke,” Ruth Rubin recorded native Yiddish singers in libraries, old folks’ homes, summer camps, kitchens, and Carnegie Hall. When she died in 2000, Rubin left hundreds of reel-to-reel tapes that include thousands of folk songs about gangsters, workers, lovers, children, rabbis and street vendors.

Bay Area Yiddish singer and accordionist Jeanette Lewicki spent last July at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York on a trip sponsored by the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture. Her labor of love: transferring the Ruth Rubin archive from tape to computer.

"These are the old songs, in the old style: usually unaccompanied, subtle, funny and kitsch-free,” Lewicki says. During her Jewish Community Library presentation, she will sing and translate her favorite selections from the Rubin tapes, with an emphasis on underworld songs.

Lewicki performs with numerous klezmer groups and has led Yiddish song workshops in many venues. She performed on Ardady Gendler's CD Mayn Shtetele Soroke (and co-produced it with Donald Brody and Ellie Shapiro of the Jewish Music Festival), Fli Mayn Flishlang (for which she arranged children’s songs by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman), Harbst (with the Klez-X), and the gonifs break out, a new release on Porto Franco Records.

The Jewish Community Library provides free garage parking and is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call (415) 567-3327, ext 703.

Sponsored by the Jewish Community Library and co-presented by the 28th Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California.

July 19, 2013

Hankus Netsky, "Hebrew National Salvage: Rediscovering Lost Musical Treasures", 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, 1pm
LECTURE: Hebrew National Salvage: Rediscovering Lost Musical Treasures with Hankus Netsky
MEMBERS: $5 / NON-MEMBERS: $8

Tix and more: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar/1506719249?view=Detail&id=5061

Seth Rogovoy, "Rockin' the Shtetl: The Essential Klezmer", 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, 2pm
LECTURE: Rockin' the Shtetl: The Essential Klezmer with Seth Rogovoy
MEMBERS: $5 / NON-MEMBERS: $8

Tix and more: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=5062&view=Detail

July 20, 2013

Aaron Lansky, Seth Rogovoy, "New Riffs: Improvising a Contemporary Yiddish Culture", Yidstock, Amherst, MA, 20 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

band photoThursday, July 20, 4pm
LECTURE: New Riffs: Improvising a Contemporary Yiddish Culture with Aaron Lansky and Seth Rogovoy
FREE

Tix and more: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=5141&view=Detail

September 16, 2013

Legends of Klezmer Music, NYC, 16 Oct, 2013

Legends of Klezmer Music

Wednesday, October 16
The Yiddish Artists & Friends-Actors' Club
Sutton Place Synagogue
225 E 51st St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 593-3300

The opening dinner-concert of the YAFAC season will feature the work of the giants of Yiddish Klezmer melodies, Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein, Shloimke and Sidney Beckerman, Max Epstein and others who brought this wonderful sound to America.

Klezmer clarinetist Ken Maltz will be leading the band, with Peter Sokolow on piano & vocals and Marty Confurius on bass. A glatt kosher dinner will be served. For information and reservations, email YAFAC.

September 29, 2013

Prof. David Fishman, Dmitri Zisl-yeysef Slepovitch, the Bronx, NYC, 29 Sep, 2013

Yiddish Events at the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, Fall 2013
Prof. David Fishman JTS "Royte Rabonim: Vegn rabonim vos zenen gevorn komunistn"
music: Dmitri Zisl-yeysef Slepovitch

Sunday, Sep 29, 1:30pm
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx 10467

information: 917-930-0295
admission: $3.50 / members: free (membership $25.00)

Note: event is in Yiddish

October 6, 2013

Theo Bikel, Oakland, CA, 6 Oct, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 6:00pm, Theodore Bikel peforming and in conversation with Cantor Roslyn Barak, a fundraiser for Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay.

At the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland. Tickets: $75 and up. More info: HERE.

October 27, 2013

Prof. Zelda Newman, Janie Respitz, the Bronx, NYC, 27 Oct, 2013

Prof. Zelda Newman, Lehman College
"Kadya Molodowsky in yisrol: a retenish".
music: Janie Respitz

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
Sunday, October 27th, 1:30 PM
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx 10467

information: 917-930-0295
admission: $3.50 / members: free (membership $25.00)

Note: event is in Yiddish

November 10, 2013

Sholem Beinfeld and Khayim Bokhner, the Bronx, NYC, 10 Nov, 2013

Sholem Beinfeld and Khayim Bokhner
"Dos arumnemike yidish-english verterbukh"

Sunday, November 10th, 1:30 PM
Shalom Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx 10467

information: 917-930-0295
admission: $3.50 / members: free (membership $25.00)

Note: event is in Yiddish

December 5, 2013

"Wandering Stars" CD Launch, London, UK, 5 Dec 2013

Julian Futter and Mike Aylward are proud to announce the launch of a new CD - "Wandering Stars" – the story of Gimpel’s Lemberg Yiddish theatre.

We are launching this CD on Thursday 5 Dec at 8.00p.m. at the New London Synagogue, 33 Abbey Rd, London, NW8 0AT and anyone who is in London is welcome to come.

In 1900 Lemberg was one of the most important cities in the Austro-Hungarian Empire with a population of 160,000, of whom a third were Jewish. The Lemberg theatre was the first permanent and most important Yiddish theatre in Europe.
Sholem Aleichem visited in 1905 and based his novel “Wandering Stars” on his experiences there.

In 1910 Franz Kafka was profoundly affected when he saw members of the troupe perform in Prague , Joseph Roth and Mark Chagall were also hugely influenced by what they saw.

The theatre gave birth to a unique form of musical drama that to a significant extent shaped popular American culture.

Thanks to the efforts of a small band of record collectors and discographers operating worldwide, many of these records have been documented and copies located and it is now possible for the first time in over 100 years to give a voice to this silenced civilization whose destruction has been rigorously documented, but whose achievements have so far been largely unexplored. Listen to songs about weddings, wild women, drinking, the original Yidl mit sein Fidl, a Hatikvah recorded in 1909, an out of control Simchas Torah and, of course, Sex.

The recordings are accompanied by a richly illustrated, full colour, 40 page booklet which places the theatre in its historical context, provides full biographies of the artists and detailed information on all the recordings.

CD available online: www.honestjons.com/shop.php?pid=43514&CatID=124

January 10, 2014

Hankus Netsky "Scholar in Residence," Livingston, NJ, Jan 10-12 2014

Hankus Netsky, Founder, Klezmer Conservatory Band; Lecturer, Arranger, Producer
Chair, Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory

Klezmer Comes to TBS!

Temple Beth Shalom Presents
Musical Scholar-in Residence Weekend
Shabbat Shira, January 10-12
193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.,
Livingston, NJ
Tel: 973 992 3600

Friday Night Live at TBS! 7:30 PM - Join us for a lively musical Shabbat service with Cantor Fine and the Band fallowed by Hankus speaking on:

"Shabbos in Upper Remety, Carpato Ruthenia, 1935
Nigunim and Z'miros from a Czech Shtetl."

Shabbat morning during services "Re-connecting with our Musical Roots in Eastern Europe"

January 12, 2014

Hankus Netsky "Scholar in Residence," Livingston, NJ, Jan 10-12 2014

Hankus Netsky, Founder, Klezmer Conservatory Band; Lecturer, Arranger, Producer
Chair, Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory

Klezmer Comes to TBS!

Temple Beth Shalom Presents
Musical Scholar-in Residence Weekend
Shabbat Shira, January 10-12
193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.,
Livingston, NJ
Tel: 973 992 3600

Sunday Morning, 10 AM - "Byways and Backwaters of American Jewish Music" and "The Contemporary Revival of Eastern European Jewish Music."

March 2, 2014

Judith Cohen, Charlottesville, VA, 2 Mar, 2014

Judith Cohen: Traditional Sephardic Songs, and Songs of the Portuguese Converso Regions

March 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Brooks Hall
Univeristy of Virginia
112 Old Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA

Free
Dr. Judith Cohen is an ethnomusicologist and singer specializing in Sephardic music and music among the Crypto-Jews of Rural Portugal. She is the Spain Consultant for the Alan Lomax Recordings, and also works with medieval music, pan-European balladry, Balkan music and Spanish, Portugese, Yiddish, and French-Canadian traditions. She teaches at York University in Toronto. Recently, she was invited to Morroco to give workshops and concerts returning old Morrocan Sephardic songs to a small town whose longtime Jewish presence is now only a memory.

More info: music.virginia.edu/node/2394

Judith Cohen, Charlottesville, VA, 2 Mar, 2014

Judith Cohen: Current research on folk music in Portugal

March 3, 2014 - 3:30–4:30 pm
Harrison Auditorium
Univeristy of Virginia
112 Old Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA

Free

Dr. Judith Cohen is an ethnomusicologist and singer specializing in Sephardic music and music among the Crypto-Jews of Rural Portugal. She is the Spain Consultant for the Alan Lomax Recordings, and also works with medieval music, pan-European balladry, Balkan music and Spanish, Portugese, Yiddish, and French-Canadian traditions. She teaches at York University in Toronto. Recently, she was invited to Morroco to give workshops and concerts returning old Morrocan Sephardic songs to a small town whose longtime Jewish presence is now only a memory.

More info: music.virginia.edu/node/2394

March 5, 2014

ucLadino Symposium @ Sephardic Music Fest, LA, CA, 5-6 Mar 2014

ucLadino

5-6 Mar, 2014
UCLA

The theme of ucLADINO’s third annual symposium is Judeo-Spanish revitalization efforts in all spheres and domains, with particular focus toward the 21st century. Renowned scholars, graduate students, professors and community activists from a variety of disciplines will present research and discuss programming efforts in Judeo-Spanish speaking communities across the globe.

More info: www.cjs.ucla.edu/students/ucladino.html

March 6, 2014

ucLadino Symposium @ Sephardic Music Fest, LA, CA, 5-6 Mar 2014

ucLadino

5-6 Mar, 2014
UCLA

The theme of ucLADINO’s third annual symposium is Judeo-Spanish revitalization efforts in all spheres and domains, with particular focus toward the 21st century. Renowned scholars, graduate students, professors and community activists from a variety of disciplines will present research and discuss programming efforts in Judeo-Spanish speaking communities across the globe.

More info: www.cjs.ucla.edu/students/ucladino.html

March 26, 2014

Vishkonsin! Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, 28 Mar, 2014

Viskonsin! symposium
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
UW-Madison Memorial Library
728 State Street, room 126

This day-long symposium will include presentations about Yiddish culture in Madison, Milwaukee, and other areas of the upper Midwest, along with three oral history discussions with community members who can share their personal stories about the history of Yiddish Wisconsin.


More information online

March 29, 2014

Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage, Milwaukee, WI, 29 Mar, 2014

Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage: A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theater
with Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Lorin Sklamberg

Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:00 PM
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Arts Lecture Hall
(Located behind Mitchell Hall)
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

Sponsored by the UWM College of Letters and Sciences
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
www4.uwm.edu/jewishstudies/images/cjs%20A&Cpress2.pdf

milwaukee.planitjewish.com/jp/events?page=1&location=home&ID=43978

"A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theatre", w/Hankus Netsky, Milwaukee, WI, 29 Mar, 2014

The Art of Jewish Music
Featuring Hankus Netsky, Eden Macadam-somer, Robert Abelson, Joyce Rosenzweig, and special guests.

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014, 8pm
UWM Arts Lecture Hall
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

The Center for Jewish Studies at the UWM (University of Wisconson, Milwaukee) will present klezmer revival musician Hankus Netsky and his band Hebrew National Salvage with Lorin Sklamberg(vocalist), Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel(vocalist), Eden Macadam-somer(violin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet), Doug Scharf (trumpet), Dan Anderson (bass), Grant Smith (percussion).

One of the richest and most neglected Jewish musical traditions, the music of the Yiddish Theatre offers incomparable insights into the lives and worlds of Eastern European Jews and American Jewish immigrants.

This concert will feature some of the top Yiddish performers of today exploring the work of the Yiddish Theatre's major composers and performers in a diverse program that explores the full range of Yiddish popular music.

For more information about these events, contact the CJS, 414-229-6121

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/243329812457449/

April 6, 2014

Symposium: Jewish Music Archives and the Future of Yiddish Song, NYC, 6 Apr, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 11:00am
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street,
New York, New York 10011

Tix: www.smarttix.com

Around 1900, East European Jews became acutely aware of the impact of modernization and urbanization on their culture: on their songs, their tales, and customs. They set in motion a wide range of projects and institutions to gather, archive, and study fading folklore. YIVO was a pioneer in this push, along with a galaxy of Polish and Russian (later Soviet) activists. Today, with the loss of the original population and the huge demographic and cultural shifts of world Jewry, the surviving archives both preserve and channel a rising tide of interest, even a hunger, for what's called "Yiddish" music and folklore.

This symposium brings together archivists, scholars and performers to discuss the history and creation of Yiddish folk music archives, and the future of the study and performance of Yiddish song today. What is the role of Jewish music archives in fostering new scholarship and Yiddish music?

The event is dedicated to the memory of Chana Mlotek, YIVO's Music Archivist from 1978 until her recent passing at age 91 in 2013.

Chair: Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University

More info: yivo.org/events/index.php?tid=202&aid=1253
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1385490075009062/

April 17, 2014

Jake Shulman-Ment, 17 Apr, 2014

Jake Shulman-MentJake Shulman-Ment
The Klezmer/Roma (Gypsy) Connection: A Musical Voyage in Romania

Thursday, April 17th, 6:30pm
Workmen's Circle
247 West 37th Street, 5th Floor
New York City, NY

Free and open to the public.

Join violinist Jake Shulman-Ment for a multi-media concert/presentation in which he performs both traditional music and new compositions, inspired by Jewish and Romanian folk styles. The concert is accompanied by striking photographic and video footage drawn from ethnographic expeditions in Romania taken during a year Jake spent there on a Fulbright grant. In combining virtuosic musical performance with these rare, fascinating images, and historical background of a world now mostly vacated by the Jewish people yet still the birthplace of so much of our cultural heritage, we explore the past and present relationships between Jews and Roma (Gypsies), the influence of non-Jewish neighbors on Jewish traditions (and vice-versa), questions of collective memory and how to uncover a buried past, as well as the artistic process of synthesizing these experiences into the creation of new music.

Ezekiels Wheels, Alba's Edge, Cambridge, MA, 17 Apr, 2014


Ezekiel's WheelsEzekiel's Wheels w/Alba's Edge

Sunday, June 1 at 8PM
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street,
Cambridge, MA

$15/$13 for members
Tix online

April 26, 2014

A Klezmer's Voice - A Musical Search For Identity And Connection, Pittsburgh, PA, 26 Apr, 2014

A Klezmer's Voice - A Musical Search For Identity And Connection
w/Susanne Ortner

Sat, Apr 26, 2014, 3pm
The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky St
Pittsburgh, PA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1443123552593091/

May 9, 2014

„Jiddisch – Sprache der Jüdischen Bildung“, Ichenhausen, Germany, 9 May, 2014

Musikalische Umrahmung zu dem „Jiddisch – Sprache der Jüdischen Bildung“ (Evita Wiecki, LMU – München)

09.05.2014, 19:00
Ehemalige Synagoge Ichenhausen
89335 Ichenhausen, Germany
www.ichenhausen.de

June 12, 2014

Hankus Netsky @ TheRetreat, NYC, 12 Jun 2014

Hankus Netsky is speaking at TheRetreat – a three day experience in Jewish learning, fellowship, davening, and sports at Camp Ramah in Palmer, Massachusetts. His subject is Klezmer music, and its migration from Europe to America – a migration that each of you has been a part of.

Info: www.theretreatfjmc.com/
tel: 781-724-2551

The lecture itself is on Thursday, June 12th, beginning at 8:00 PM. Afterwards there will be some unstructured hospitality at the camp, but I’d really like to see that evolve into a Klezmer jam session.

TheRetreat itself opens at 3:00 PM that day, with dinner at 5:45, and Ma’ariv at 7:15. It can be a wonderful weekend, and we expect around a hundred Jewish men from the New England, Hudson Valley, and Connecticut regions to attend. The first timer fee for the full weekend, including 4 Days and 3 Nights of a shared room in Camp Ramah's bunks, kosher meals & snacks, plus all lectures and activities is $250 for first timers, $315 for those who have been before.

You are also, of course, welcome to just come for the evening itself, and that is free. It is a little over an hour from the Weston tolls at the I-90/128 intersection. If you’d like to, you could join us for dinner, and if you’d rather stay the night and join us for breakfast, that would be great too. The full weekend is a Men’s Club regional event, but there are enough available bunk houses that it would be no problem to accommodate women who would prefer to stay over to Friday. Coming just for the lecture and jam session would be free, but if you’d like to come for full evening and following morning, it would be $75. Again, check the web site specified above for further information.

September 22, 2014

"Spirituality and Music," San Francisco, 22 Sep 2014

Heather Klein
Spirituality and Music

Monday, September 22nd
1-2 p.m. - Lecture with Aaron Blumenfeld
2-2:30 p.m.- Song Performance
San Francisco JCC
3200 California street
415.292.1200

October 7, 2014

"La dance traditionnelle juive Ashkénaze", Geneva, Switzerland, 7 Oct 2014

« T’es livre ce soir ? », le cercle de lecture de Ma.com. . . ainsi que Danielle Bailly et Michel Borzykowski vous invitent à la présentation du livre: .
LA DANSE TRADITIONNELLE JUIVE ASHKÉNAZE

Mardi 7 octobre 2014 à 20h:
MaCom (CIG), 21 Avenue Dumas, 1206 Genève (Suisse)

Traitant aussi bien des danses religieuses que séculières, cet ouvrage nous permet d’approcher un art emblématique de la culture populaire juive ashkénaze.

Il y aura quelques livres en vente et à se faire dédicacer!
Entrée 5 CHF. Boissons offertes.

Démonstration participative de quelques danses au programme !

October 30, 2014

"Rediscovering Ernest Bloch," London, UK, 2 Nov 2014

Out of the Wilderness: Rediscovering Ernest Bloch Natalie Clein, Rivka Golani and Raphael Wallfisch Talk about and perform the music of Ernest Bloch Sunday 2nd November 2014 6.30-9.00pm Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS Natalie Clein will perform the 'Song' from 'Scenes from Jewish Life'. Rivka Golani will perform the Suite for Viola and Piano of 1919 with pianist Michael Hampton Raphael Wallfisch will perform Bloch's early (unpublished) Sonata for Cello and Piano with pianist John York. The event is a fundraiser in aid of workshops and masterclasses, on the music of Ernest Bloch To attend: ring 07971 818 262 This event is supported by the Jewish Music Institute More info: www.ernestblochsociety.org

November 3, 2014

An evening of arts and music, NYC, 3 Nov 2014

An Evening of Art and Music Dedicated to the Kultur-Lige Yiddish Arts Movement
PRESENTATION | LETTERING WORKSHOP

Mon, November 3, 2014, 6:30pm
YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
NYC

Admission: FREE

COJECO BluePrint Fellowship and YIVO present an evening of art and music dedicated to the Kultur-Lige Yiddish arts movement.

Kulture-Lige Movement in Ukraine and the Art of Children's Book Illustration, 1918-1930s: How to be Creative in the Face of Constant Change
Presentation by Oksana Rosenblum

Lettering Workshop: Kultur-Lige Aleph Bets from Ukraine
by Karen Gorst

with special guest Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch presenting
Far dem lebn, far den nayem: Yiddish songs for a new era

More info:

November 7, 2014

John Zorn, Boston, MA, 7 Nov 2014

Curated by John Zorn and Anthony Coleman, THE MUSIC OF JOHN ZORN: A 35-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE, sponsored by NEC's Contemporary Improvisation Department, will feature repertoire drawn from a wide variety of Zorn projects spanning 35 years and a wide variety of musical idioms including chamber music, rock and game pieces all performed by NEC faculty, students and ensembles. The event begins Nov 7, 2014, at 7 p.m. with a PRE-CONCERT Q & A WITH MR. ZORN, followed by the 8 p.m. concert. During the concert, NEC president Tony Woodcock with present Zorn with an honorary Doctor of Music degree. Sponsored by NEC's Contemporary Improvisation Department, the event is free and open to the public. It takes place in NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. For more information and a complete repertoire list, log on to: necmusic.edu/event/13230 or call 617-585-1122.

November 13, 2014

Piyyut: Hebrew poetry and World music, Berkeley, CA, 13 Nov 2014

Piyyut: Hebrew Poetry and World Music
Robert Alter, Yair Harel, and the Tafillalt Ensemble

Thursday November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life,
2121 Allston Way,
Berkeley, CA

Visit magnes.org for tickets and more information

Hebrew poems (piyyutim), chanted for centuries across the Diaspora, have been adapted to different melodies, evolving into a form of "Jewish world music" with roots in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East.
This singing tradition, a core component of synagogue practice, has also entered secular life in Israel through public performances, workshops, and performing arts festivals, and is now spreading to North America. The program will include words by Professor Robert Alter, and a performance of traditional and contemporary musical interpretations by Schusterman Visiting Artist Yair Harel and the Ensemble Tafillalt (Jerusalem).

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1497225663890876/

November 16, 2014

Hans Breuer, the Bronx, NYC, 16 Nov 2014

Hans Breur - Austria's Wandering Shepherd - will have 2 November gigs in NYC: Sunday Nov. 16th 1:30 PM Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center 3301 Bainbridge Ave Bronx, NYC Hans will sing following Akvilė Grigoravičiūtė's Yiddish lecture. D train to 205th st. 4 train to Mosholu Pkwy. One block from Montefiore Hospital info: 917-930-0295

November 20, 2014

The Klezmer Clarinet, Madison, WI, 20 Nov 2014

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is pleased to present:
Sound Salon: The Klezmer Clarinet

Sherry Mayrent with Henry Sapoznik
The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Free and open to the public
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:30pm
University Club,
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik as they conduct a unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent and Sapoznik will discuss the lives and careers of great klezmer clarinetists like Naftule Brandwein, Dave Tarras, and Shloimke Beckerman and will play period historic recordings of their work.

The event will conclude with a live concert.

More info: mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu/events/klezmer-clarinet

December 2, 2014

"Klezmer Influences in American Jewish Music," NYC, 2 Dec 2014

Klezmer Influences in American Jewish Music SIDNEY KRUM YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES Tues, December 2, 2014, 7pm YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th Street NYC Admission: General $12 | YIVO Members $8 Box Office: smarttix.com | (212) 868-4444 For years, American Jewish composers have been integrating klezmer and Yiddish folk songs into new classical music, inventing a new form of artistic and cultural Jewish expression. In this unique lecture-demonstration, we present three of these outstanding and rarely performed pieces--Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov, Six Yiddish Scenes by Paul Alan Levi, and Café Music by Paul Schoenfield--and delve into the intricacies and challenges of performing American Jewish music today. Special guests include internationally-acclaimed clarinetist Todd Palmer, who will discuss the klezmer and mystical elements of Dreams and Prayers; pianist and composer Paul Alan Levi, who will speak with Michael Leavitt, President of the American Society for Jewish Music about interpreting Yiddish Art Songs today; and Yuval Waldman, artistic director of the Sidney Krum Concert Series, who will introduce the hybrid klezmer-jazz elements in the closing piano trio Café Music.

December 13, 2014

Workmen's Circle Annual Winter Reception w/Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, NYC, 13 Dec 2014

The Workmen’s Circle Annual Winter Reception. Saturday, December 13, 2014

An evening of music, film and celebration honoring Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, distinguished professor, scholar, author, and Program Director of the brand-new Core Exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

5:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Program

Eisener & Lubin Auditorium
NYU’s Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York City

Tickets: $180 per person (includes program and reception).

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call (212) 889-6800 ext.808.

January 18, 2015

"The Vilna YIVO: Serving the Jewish Nation"+concert, the Bronx, NYC, 18 Jan 2015

פּראָפֿעסאָר צירל קוזניץ און זינגערין לויִזאַ מור


Sunday, January 18, 1:30pm
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center-Bronx
3301 Bainbridge Ave,
Bronx, New York 10467

לעקציע אויף ייִדיש: פּראָפֿ צירל קוזניץ, באַרד־קאָלעדזש:
„דער ווילנער ייִוואָ —צו דינען דעם ייִדישן פֿאָלק".
אין דער מוזיקאַלישער פּראָגראַם: זינגערין לויִזאַ מור.
אַרײַנגאַנג: $3.50
מיטגלידער פֿרײַ
פֿאַרגעסט ניט צו באַנײַען אײַער מיטגלידשאַפֿט $15 אַ יאָר. Yiddish lecture by
Prof. Cecile Esther Kuznitz
of Bard College will present a lecture on
The Vilna YIVO: Serving the Jewish"
"Nation
Followed by a program of Yiddish song with Luisa Muhr
Admission $3.50, free for students and members. Renew your membership for just $15 a year
Corner 208th street, nr. Montefiore Hospital
D train to 205th St. or 4 train to Moshulu Parkway
near Montefiore hospital

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/403845579770236/?

March 8, 2015

The Klezmatics: Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Tour, Brooklyn, NY, 8 Mar 2015

wonder wheel
imagesThe Klezmatics
Pre-concert multimedia presentation by Nora Guthrie

Sun, 8 Mar 2015, 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Campus Road at Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210

Flash back to 1940s Coney Island, where Woody Guthrie and his wife settled into the raucous life on Mermaid Avenue. Inspired by his Jewish family and their community, he wrote hundreds of lyrics rich with spirituality, tenderness, and a passionate belief in the human fight for peace and justice. Now Guthrie’s poetry is given new life by the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, infusing his words with Eastern European, klezmer, Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and folk flavors in a lively dialogue about the spiritual power of music to unite.

Note: Please join us at 12pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium (located in the Brooklyn College Library) for a pre-show event with Nora Guthrie, founder and president of the Woody Guthrie Institute and Woody Guthrie Archives (and Woody's daughter), who will make a 90-minute multimedia presentation, entitled “Holy Ground: Woody Guthrie’s Yiddish Connection,” focusing on the artistic implications of Woody's relationship with his Jewish mother-in-law, Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt, and the eclectic life of the Guthrie family in 1940s Brooklyn. RSVP'S REQUIRED. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS (MAXIMUM 2 PER RESERVATION).

Tickets: $30

More info: www.brooklyncenter.org/buy-tickets/calendar-of-events/view/The-Klezmatics-Woody-Guthries-Wonder-Wheel-Tour/

March 11, 2015

Spirituality & Music @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Needham, MA, 11 Mar 2015

festival logoSpirituality & Music with David Broza and Max Weinberg

Wed, Mar 11, 2015, 7:30pm
Leventhal-Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton St.
Newton, MA

The JCC’s Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series presents Israeli superstar David Broza and famed drummer Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band), in a night of music and conversation about the connections between music and spirituality. With former Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/spirituality-music/

March 18, 2015

Mame-loshn: naye oytsres fun Nokhem Stutshkov (The Mother Tongue: New Treasures from Nokhem Stutshkov), NYC, 18 Mar 2015

Mame-loshn: naye oytsres fun Nokhem Stutshkov (The Mother Tongue: New Treasures from Nokhem Stutshkov)


Wednesday, March 18at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave 7th Floor,
New York, New York 10001

An evening celebrating the Yiddish lexicographer, writer and dramaturg with songs, scenes, and a talk by Alec Burko. With Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Steve Sterner, Shane Baker, and Suzanne Toren. $10 admission, $5 for seniors and students. Program in Yiddish.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/382301458645257/

March 22, 2015

The Klezmatics, Purchase, NY, 22 Mar 2015

imagesThe Klezmatics

Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 3pm
PepsiCo Theatre
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Often called a “Jewish roots band,” The Klezmatics have been playing — and celebrating — the heritage of Eastern European Jewish music and Yiddish culture for more than 25 years. Although tradition is at the core of what they do, the Klezmatics have developed a unique musical hybrid, rooted in the klezmer genre but very much of the modern world. Not familiar with klezmer? No worries. Previous experience is not required in order to be transported by the Klezmatics to another place and time.

More info: tickets.artscenter.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=5143

April 19, 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, NYC, 19 Apr 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, reading AND playing new songs
also appearing: NYC poet/filmmaker Daniel Wolff

Wednesday April 29, 2015, 7:30pm
Mountain Writers Series
TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont,
Portland, OR

$5 suggested donation

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration, NYC, 19 Apr 2015

דער אויפֿשטאַנד אין וואַרשעווער געטאָ: צום 72סטן יאָרטאָג
72nd anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising

Sunday, April 19th at 12 noon
Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park,
west side of Riverside Drive between 83rd and 84th Street
NYC

This year as every year, we invite you to join us in remembering the victims of and fighters against the Nazi destruction of European Jewry as we gather in honor of the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. This event is co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture, the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter-ring, the Jewish Labor Committee.

Chair: Marcel Kshensky, Ed.D

Artistic program:
Paula Teitelbaum will singYiddish songs and lead us in the Partizaner Himen and the Bundishe Shvue.

Irena Klepfisz, Annette Harchik, David Mandelbaum and Shane Baker, Recitations

We hope you will attend and bring friends and family as well.

The Congress for Jewish Culture gratefully acknowledges the Atran Foundation, the Bertha Foundation, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York as well as private donors for their support of this and other programming.

April 23, 2015

Klezmer music workshop, Madison, WI, 23 Apr 2015

Sherry Mayrent Institute presents: Sound Salon with Kurt Bjorling
Jews and Jazz

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30pm
University Club,
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI

Join clarinetist Kurt Bjorling and Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik for a lively discussion of the history of Jewish musicians and jazz. This event will include both historical recordings and live performance.

The event will conclude with a live concert.

May 3, 2015

"Poland: A New Jewish Frontier", San Francisco, CA, 3 May 2015

Poland: A New Jewish Frontier, a presentation by Ellie Shapiro

Sunday, May 3, 2:00pm
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street,
San Francisco, CA

No charge.
More info: 415.567.3327
www.jewishlearningworks.org/library/adult-events

May 7, 2015

"Exploring Chazonus", San Francisco, CA, 7 May 2015

Exploring Chazonus, a presentation by Jeremiah Lockwood

Thursday, May 7, 7:00pm
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street,
San Francisco, CA

No charge.
More info: 415.567.3327
www.jewishlearningworks.org/library/adult-events
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May 10, 2015

"Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Musical Friendship", NYC, 10 May 2015

Dmitri Shostakovich and Mieczyslav Weinberg: A Musical Friendship
SIDNEY KRUM YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES

Sun, May 10, 2015, 4:30pm
YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
NYC

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), a famous Soviet composer and Mieczyslav Weinberg (1919-1996), a Jewish composer who was persecuted by the Soviet State, had an unusual and long-term personal and professional relationship. While Weinberg was almost entirely ignored by the Soviet musical establishment, Shostakovich considered Weinberg to be one of the foremost Soviet composers and helped him in numerous ways including, protecting his family after Weinberg was arrested in 1953 on charges of "Jewish bourgeois nationalism." The two composers shared new compositions, and Shostakovich was influenced by the Jewish elements in Weinberg's music.

Join us as we explore the history, relationship and music of these two extraordinary composers. The program will begin with a short talk by the Sidney Krum Series Artistic Director, Yuval Waldman, on the lives and musical contributions of Weinberg and Shostakovich. This presentation will be followed by the concert program, which will include selections from the film Winnie the Pooh (composed by Weinberg), as well as performances by the brilliant young artists of the Krum Concert Series of excerpts from Shostakovich's "From Yiddish Folk Poetry," piano trios by Weinberg and Shotakovich, and solo sonatas for violin and cello by Weinberg.

The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum.

Reservations Required: yivo.org/reservations
More info: yivo.org/events/index.php?tid=205&aid=1383

May 13, 2015

Presentation and launch: Stonehill Jewish Music Collection, NYC, 13 May 2015

Special Launch Event for the Stonehill Jewish Music Collection. Mark your calendar for an event celebrating the launch of a new website http://www.ctmd.org/stonehill.htm) for the Ben Stonehill Jewish Song Collection!

Wed., May 13, 7pm–8:30pm
Hotel Marseilles,
230 West 103 Street (SW corner of West 103rd Street and Broadway).
Manhattan, NY

Admission is free!

In 1948, only 3 years after the war, Ben Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors temporarily housed at the Hotel Marseilles after arriving in America. And on May 13, at this very hotel, we will be able to listen to some of the rare and important songs Stonehill captured for posterity. Though Stonehill passed away in 1964, we will hear his voice describing what he saw and heard in that lobby.

The evening will feature a presentation by Yiddish specialist and scholar Miriam Isaacs, Ph.D., herself born in a German DP camp. She has worked with CTMD to create a website which makes available the recordings and lyrics to many of these songs. Isaacs will describe the history and contents of the site and will play a few excerpts of the original songs, sung by men, women and children, mainly in Yiddish, but also Russian and Hebrew. Collectively, this body of song constitutes a haunting testimony to survivors' resilience, courage and humor.

We are thrilled that Masha Leon, one of the singers recorded at the time by Stonehill, will be joining us to share her experience and grace us with a song! A number of the songs will come alive as we will listen to contemporary singers in a zingeray (song-sharing session), featuring several wonderful exponents of traditional Yiddish and Russian song, including Isaacs, Carol Freeman, Esther Gottesman, Craig Packard, and Binyumen Schaechter.

The event will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Programmed in partnership with the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center. We are grateful for the assistance of ethnomusicologist Bret Werb of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lorin Sklamberg of the YIVO Institute, Paula Teitelbaum, Binyumin Schaechter, Craig Packard and Itzik Gottesman for their assistance with this project, as well as the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation and the Atran Foundation.

July 2, 2015

"A sweet diaspora song: paths of Jewish Music in America, Krakow, PL, 2 Jul 2015

Michael Alpert and Francesco Spagnolo
"A sweet disapora song: paths of Jewish music in America"

Jul 2, 2015, 16:00
CKÅ», ul. Meiselsa 17
Krakow, Poland

Michael Alpert – instrumentalist, singer, dancer, composer, ethnographer, one of the pillars of the JCF - is one of the leading figures in the world of Jewish music. Francesco Spagnolo - musicologist, curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California at Berkeley. In a joint interview they talk about Yiddish culture in California, about a Klezmer music boom in the 1970s, Michael Alpert's cooperation with Itzhak Perlman and other important moments in his musical career, about the emigration of Russian Jews to America, as well as about the revival of Jewish culture in Central and Eastern Europe. The interview will be illustrated with music and dance.

More info: www.jewishfestival.pl/a-sweet-diaspora-song--paths-of-jewish-music-in-america,1185,event-program,en.html

July 12, 2015

League for Yiddish All-Yiddish program, NYC, 12 Jul 2015

Annual All-Yiddish Program in Memory of Dr. Mordkhe and Charne Schaechter

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1:00 P.M.
Center for Jewish History,
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kenneth (Binyomen) Moss
"Nationalism, the State and the New Antisemitism
in Zionist, Diasporist and Territorialist Thought, 1929-1939"

Musical Program: Zhenya Lopatkin of Kharkiv, Ukraine
יערלעכע ייִדיש־פּראָגראַם
לזכר ד"ר מרדכי און טשאַרנע שעכטער
זונטיק דעם 12טן יולי 2015, 1 אַ זייגער נ"מ
אין צענטער פֿאַר דער ייִדישער געשיכטע
פֿופֿצן וועסט 16סטע גאַס, מאַנהעטן

גאַסטרעדנער: ד"ר בנימין מאָס
?פֿון וואַנען נעמען זיך אונדזערע צרות
נאַציאָנאַליזם, די מלוכה און
,דער נײַער אַנטיסעמיטיזם אין דעם ציוניסטישן
,גלות־נאַציאָנאַליסטישן און טעריטאָריאַליסטישן געדאַנק
1939-1929

מוזיקאַלישע פּראָגראַם: זשעניע לאָפּאַטקין
פֿון כאַרקעוו, אוקראַיִנע

August 11, 2015

Soviet Yiddish artists and Writers Remembers, NYC, 11 Aug 2015

Please join us on for a special program honoring the Yiddish artists and writers murdered in the Soviet Union on August 12, 1952. The date has become known as the "Night of the Murdered Poets". Among others, David Bergelson, David Hofshteyn, Perets Markish, Itsik Fefer, Leyb Kvitko, and Benjamin Zuskin were executed on that date in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow.

Tuesday, August 11th from 6:30 PM to 8 PM
at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Admission free
Reserve your seat here

This year we will feature Ala Zuskin Perelman - daughter of Benjamin Zuskin, principal actor in GOSET (the Moscow State Yiddish Theater)—who will share memories of her father and read from her recent biography of him, The Travels of Benjamin Zuskin. Ms. Perelman will be available to sign copies of the book after the event.

Dr. Jonathan Brent of the YIVO will greet the audience. Professor Tom Bird of Queens College, CUNY, will deliver opening remarks. Shane Baker of the CJC will chair. In the musical program, Yelena Shmulenson, well-known Yiddish actress and singer.

The Congress for Jewish Culture has organized the program together with the YIVO, the Jewish Labor Committee and the Workmen's Circle.
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August 30, 2015

Sound Salon w/Sherry Mayrent & Henry Sapoznik, Madison, WI, 30 Aug 2015

Sound Salon: An Audio Tour of the Mayrent Collection
with Sherry Mayrent and Henry Sapoznik
Part of: "Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater"


Sunday, August 30, 2015, 12:20 - 2:00pm
Mills Music Hall
Mosse Humanities Building,
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI

Free and Open to the Public

Scintillating Conversation - Historic Sound Recordings - Live Music

Join Mayrent Institute director Henry Sapoznik and donor Sherry Mayrent for a lecture and concert illustrating the rich holdings of the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings.

Collection founder and Institute donor Sherry Mayrent will offer an historic overview of her collection and explain the diversity and focus of one of the world's great Jewish sound archives. Institute founding director Henry Sapoznik will give a premier presentation on one of the most important Jewish sound discoveries of recent years. Sapoznik will discuss and play the earliest known recordings of Jewish music, a collection of cylinder recordings first issued by the Thomas Lambert Company of Chicago starting in 1901 and recently acquired by the Institute.

The Sound Salon will conclude with Sherry Mayrent (clarinet) and Henry Sapoznik (tenor guitar) playing selections learned from recordings in the collection.

The event is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register so we know how many people to expect. Please take a moment and register at eepurl.com/bttx_9.

Funding for this Sound Salon is provided by Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater.

December 13, 2015

"Jewish roots in American Music", NYC, 13 Dec 2015

Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein: Jewish Roots in American Music

Sunday Dec 13, 2015 6:00pm
Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
YIVO
15 w. 16th St.,
New York, NY 10011

Admission: $10
YIVO members: $7

Get Tickets/more info

From American classical music to Broadway show tunes, Jewish-American composers defined much of American popular music in the 1920s-50s. In this lecture-concert, Orin Grossman (Fairfield University) and the artists of the Sidney Krum Concert Series explore three giants of American music and the Jewish influences on their work: Aaron Copland (1900-1990), George Gershwin (1898-1937), and Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Works performed and discussed will include Copland’s “Vitebsk,” Gershwin’s “Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha,” and Bernstein’s “I Am Easily Assimilated.”

The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum.

December 20, 2015

Wex, Greenbaum, Bronx, NY, 20 Dec 2015

Michael Wex will speak in Yiddish on Yiddish idioms. Master flutist Adrianne Greenbaum and fiddler Rayhan Pasternak will perform. Sunday Dec. 20th 1:30 PM Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge Ave Bronx, New York שרײַבער און הומאריסט מיכל וועקס און פלייטיסט איידריען גרינבוים בײַם שלום־עליכם־קולטור־צענטער, זונטיק, דעם 20סטן דעצעמבער 2015 , 1:30 ביי טאג More info: www.facebook.com/itzik.gottesman/posts/10153871551477481

December 23, 2015

Lecture: Michael Wex, NYC, 23 Dec 2015

ייִדיש– דַײטש אויף צו להכעיס די דַײטשן Yiddish: German to Spite the Germans, a lecture with Michael Wex

Wednesday, December 23, 6:00pm
Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library (NYPL)
455 5th Ave,
New York, New York 10016

A look at how and why Jews living in German-speaking areas turned a thoroughly Christianized language into a vehicle for Jewish ideas and values. Although Yiddish shares most of its vocabulary with German, it was never really “German.” Many innocent-looking Yiddish terms and idioms express profound opposition to the German, i.e., Christian, worldview; we’ll see how the fundamental ironies produced by such opposition contributed to the development of the characteristic Yiddish sense of humor. No knowledge of either Yiddish or German is required.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/421658341367183/

January 14, 2016

Gao Hong & Steven Greenman, St. Paul, MN, 14 Jan 2016

The Braided Candle—Jewish Violin Meets Chinese Pipa
Steven Greenman and Gao Hong

In this captivating collaboration, internationally acclaimed musicians Steven Greenman (violin) and Gao Hong (pipa) weave a braided tapestry of musical impulses through improvisation, the use of ancient musical modes and contrasting rhythms inspired by both traditions.

Thurs, Jan 14, 2016

11:00am
Kang Le Adult Day Care Center
5593 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439

2:00pm
Sholom East Campus Auditorium
740 Kay Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

6:30pm-9pm Central
McNally Smith College of Music – Auditorium
19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

Pre-concert Discussion/Demonstration at 6:30 p.m.
Concert begins at 7 p.m.

tel: 2162806033

More info: www.stevengreenman.com

January 24, 2016

די וועלט פֿון חסידישער מוזיק The World of Chasidic Music, Bronx, NY, 24 Jan 2016

די וועלט פֿון חסידישער מוזיק The World of Chasidic Music

Sun, January 24, 2016, 1:30 pm
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center-Bronx
3301 Bainbridge Ave,
Bronx, New York 10467

איר זענט האַרציק פֿאַרבעטן אויף אַן אינטערעסאַנטער לעקציע פֿון אַ היימישן מבֿין, ר' וואָווקע, "די וועלט פֿון חסידישער מוזיק". אין דער מוזיקאַלישער פּראָגראַם: אַ חסידישער בל-מנגן. אַרײַנגאנג: $5, פֿרײַ פאַר מיטגלידער.
Please attend our upcoming lecture in Yiddish by a heymisher expert on Hasidic music, Reb Vovke: "The World of Hasidic Music" In the musical program: A singer of Hasidic songs and nigunim. Contribution: $5.00 Members free. Corner 208th street, near Montefiore Hospital. D train to 205th St. or 4 train to Moshulu Parkway

More info: www.facebook.com/events/566253063539221/

May 15, 2016

Henry Sapoznik & Sherry Mayrent, "Sound Salon," Evanston, IL, 15 May 2016

Celebrating a Century of Yiddish at UW-Madison, 1916-2016
Sound Salon with Henry Sapoznik and Sherry Mayrent

May 15, 2016, 11:00am - 1:00pm
SPACE,
1245 Chicago Ave.,
Evanston, IL

Tickets for this event include refreshments and are $11. Tickets are available here.

Join the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, the UW's Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture director Henry Sapoznik, and Mayrent Collection founder Sherry Mayrent for a fascinating lecture and concert.

You'll truly enjoy this exceptional event featuring stories and music from the newly-acquired Lambert Yiddish recordings (the oldest known recordings of Yiddish music, produced in Chicago) and a Sound Salon concert with Henry Sapoznik and Sherry Mayrent.

June 16, 2016

Lecture: "How Could We Miss It? The Klezmer Revival's Omission of the Music of Three Million Polish Jews", Berkeley, CA, 16 Jun 2016

"How Could We Miss It? The Klezmer Revival's Omission of the Music of Three Million Polish Jews," a presentation by Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman)

Thursday, June 16, 7:00pm
Jewish Community Library.
1835 Ellis St,
At Jewish Community Library
San Francisco, CA

No charge. More info: 415.567.3327,

July 18, 2016

Dr. Miriam Isaacs, NYC, 18 Jul 2016

Dr. Miriam Isaacs
"Songs from a Lost World: Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948"

Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 40th Street,
New York, NY

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Sponsored by the Dorot Jewish Division

In 1948, only three years after the war, Ben Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. In this presentation, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Dr. Miriam Isaacs will explore the meaning of that archive and discuss what these songs tell us about the inner world of refugees and survivors. Many of these songs are rare, some written in the camps or by partisans. Among the most important of the singers was Shmerke Kaczerginski, a partisan and poet and the collector and an actress, Diana Blumenfeld.

Miriam Isaacs received her MA and Ph.D. at Cornell in linguistics. She has specialized in Yiddish language and literature. She was born in a German DP camp and grew up in Yiddish speaking enclaves of Montreal and Brooklyn, New York, graduating from Brooklyn's Erasmus High School and Brooklyn College. She has been working on creating a new website which makes available the lyrics to many of these songs. She will play cuts of the original songs, sung by men, women and children, mainly in Yiddish, but also Russian and Hebrew. Collectively, this body of song constitutes a haunting testimony to survivors’ resilience, courage and humor.

The program is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit:
www.nypl.org/events/programs/2016/07/18/songs-lost-world-singing-resistance-and-renewal-new-york-1948

July 29, 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood "Kol Nidre" screening, 29 Jul 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood

Fri, Jul 29, 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 505-FISH (3474)

With the encouragement of my friend, Rabbi Dan Ain, I have made a new record of music--the new album, entitled Kol Nidre, is inspired by the high holiday liturgy of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur services we've been leading together for the last five years--the album features Shoko Nagai and John Bollinger--it sounds really nice. The album is coming out in October, but this Friday night we'll be premiering a music video for one of the pieces that was directed by our dear friend Tatiana McCabe -- the video is lovely--it animates paintings by the reonwned artist Archie Rand. Shoko and I will play a few pieces from the record and Dan and Mike Neuhaus (editor of Relix Magazine) will have a discussion about the record...also refreshments will be served.

More info/tix: lpr.com/lpr_events/friday-night-jam-july-29th-2016/

August 18, 2016

"Sephardic Music and Its Connections to Spain and Portugal," Toronto, ON, Canada, 18 Aug 2016

Sephardic Music and Its Connections to Spain and Portugal Thursday, August 18, 1-2 pm Aga Khan Museum 77 Wynford Dr Toronto, ON M3C Discover the roots and development of Sephardic music with ethnomusicologist and traditional singer Dr. Judith Cohen (York University). Free with Museum admission. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the lecture or can be pre-booked online. For more information: www.agakhanmuseum.org

August 20, 2016

Lecture: "Musik in Auschwitz", Vöhl, Germany, 20 Aug 2016

Simon Láks - Musik in Auschwitz Saturday, August 20, 8 PM - 11 PM Alte Synagoge, Vöhl, Germany Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1578118605824435/ Im Rahmen der Veranstaltungreihe "Auschwitz" lädt das Team der Vöhler Synagoge zu Lesung und Musik am 20. August ein. Dann sind Markus Hottgenroth, Annette Maye und Verena Guido zu Gast. „Die Geige, die ich halte, ist mein Schutzschild geworden", schreibt Simon Láks in seinen Erinnerungen. Er leitete das Männerorchester im Vernichtungslager Auschwitz. Am Samstag, 20. August, liest Schauspieler Markus Hottgenroth aus dem Buch des polnisch-jüdischen Musikers, der den NS-Terror überlebte. Musikalisch umrahmt wird die Lesung von Annette Maye (Klarinette) und Verena Guido (Stimme, Geige, Akkordeon). Karten zu 16/12/14 € unter tel. 05635-1022

September 7, 2016

Prof. Nathan Cohen, Vira Lozinsky, Tel Aviv, Israel, 7 Sep 2016

lecture in Yiddish by Prof. Nathan Cohen: "Vos hobn Yidn geleyent mit 120 yor tsurik?" ("What did Yiddish speakers read 120 years ago?")

This will be followed by a Yiddish concert with the singer Vira Lozinsky accompanied by the pianist Regina Driker.

Wednesday, September 7th at 11:30 A.M.
Arbeter-ring
48 Kalisher Street
Tel Aviv, Israel
Telephone: 03-517-6764

September 18, 2016

פּראָפֿעסאָר דוד-אליהו פֿישמאַן /Professor David Fishman, Bronx, NYC, 18 Sep 2016

פּראָפֿעסאָר דוד-אליהו פֿישמאַן /Professor David Fishman

Sunday, September 18 at 1:30 PM - 3 PM
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Ave.
Bronx, NY

איר זענט האַרציק פֿאַרבעטן אויף אונדזער עפֿענונג-פּראָגראַם. פּראָפעסאָר דוד פישמאַן, פֿונעם יידישן טעאָלאָגישען סעמנינאַר, וועט האַלטן א רעפֿעראַט: "דאָס לאַנד וווּ שלום-עליכם לעבט אייביק: דער שולם-עליכם מיטאָס אין געוועזענעם ראַטן-פֿאַרבאַנד". אין דער מוזיקאַלישער פּראָגראַם: די "שטעטל-סטאַמפערס". אַרײַנגאַנג: $5, מיטגלידער: פֿרײַ. Please come to our season opening program: a lecture in Yiddish by Professor David Fishman (JTS): The Sholem Aleichem Myth in the Former Soviet Union. In the musical program: The Shtetl Stompers. Admission: $5.00, free for members. We are located at 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, at the corner of 208th St., near Montefiore Hospital. Take the D to 205th St. or the 4 to Moshulu Parkway.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2098729247019029/

September 21, 2016

Prof. Ber Kotlerman, Esti Nisim, Tel Aviv, Israel, 21 Sep 2016

Prof. Ber Kotlerman will give a lecture in Yiddish: "Di letste teg fun 'Der Nister'" ("The last days of 'Der Nister'")

Following the lecture, Esti Nisim will perform Yiddish songs accompanying herself on the guitar.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 11:30 A.M.
Arbeter-ring
48 Kalisher Street
Tel Aviv, Israel
Telephone: 03-517-6764

September 22, 2016

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Denver, CO, 22 Sep 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Sep 22, 2016, 7:30 PM
University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO

FREE

More info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20278

September 28, 2016

העולם המופלא של המוסיקה, Tel Aviv, Israel, 28 Sep 2016

28.9.16 יום רביעי בשעה 19:00
" העולם המופלא של המוסיקה "
שריתה רוט , זמרת , מספרת בשירה וליווי גיטרה על העולם המופלא של צלילי המוסיקה
Tel Aviv, Israel

"Last Yiddish Heroes" Lost & Found WWII songs of Soviet Jews", Long Beach, CA, 28 Sep 2016

Last Yiddish Heroes" Lost & Found WWII songs of Soviet Jews
A concert and talk by Dr. Anna Shternshis & Psoy Korolenko

Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 7:30pm
Alpert JCC of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/658521530979539/

October 30, 2016

Community Open House, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, 30 Oct 2016

Community Open House at the Yiddish Book Center

Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Join us for a day of events for the whole family. Watch two short films brought to you by the Wexler Oral History Project, take a tour through the world's first Yiddish museum, see a demonstration in the Center's reproduction Yiddish print shop, hear founder and president Aaron Lansky speak on the latest the Center has to offer, and listen to The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert: Di Shekhtertekhter: The Schaechter Sisters and Binyumen. All events are free and open to the public.

More info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7455&view=Detail

"Breath in a Ram's Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music," with Daniel Asia, Amherst, MA, 30 Oct 2016

TALK | "Breath in a Ram's Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music," with Daniel Asia

Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Composer, conductor, professor, and activist Daniel Asia talks about the origins of Yiddish song in Eastern European culture, its continuation on the American scene in the music of Yiddish composer Lazar Weiner, and its influence on Asia’s own award-winning music. This event is free and open to the public.

More info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7457&view=Detail

November 6, 2016

"Viskonsin!: Tales of Yiddish Wisconsin", Madison, WI, 6 Nov 2016

Viskonsin!: Tales of Yiddish Wisconsin
A symposium honoring Louis Bernard Wolfenson and 100 years of Yiddish at UW-Madison

November 6, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Memorial Library, Room 126
728 State St., Madison, WI

Free and open to the public.

In 1916, the University of Wisconsin-Madison became the nation's-and possibly the world's-first institute of higher education to offer Yiddish language instruction when Professor Louis Bernard Wolfenson began teaching courses in the vernacular language of Ashkenazi Jews. With presentations by Henry Sapoznik, Mark Louden, Jonathan Pollack, Francie Saposnik and Sunny Yudkoff, the Viskonsin symposium celebrates this important centenary with reflections on the history of Yiddish at UW, the current state of Yiddish studies, and thoughts on the next 100 years.

For full details, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu/events/viskonsin-2016/

November 12, 2016

Elias Ladino Ensemble, Branford, CT, 12 Nov 2016

Branford Folk Music Society presents: Elias Ladino Ensemble

Nov 12, 2016, 8pm
Branford Folk Coffeehouse
First Congregational Church of Branford
1009 Main Street, Branford, CT.

Tel: 203-488-7715

Bring your dancing shoes!

Admission: $25 Non-members, $20 Members, $5 Children 12 and under.

PAY AT THE DOOR.

Since 1976, the Elias Ladino Ensemble has performed the songs of the Sephardic Jews in venues all over the world. Though Ladino is on the verge of extinction, in the hands of this ensemble the music remains as vibrant as the community once was. There is a "Ladino soundtrack" for every aspect of life. Many of the songs date back to ancient Spain while some reveal melodies and rhythms of the Balkan and Middle Eastern communities where Sephardic groups lived in exile.

November 17, 2016

"Frauen in dem abrahamitischen Religionen heute"@Jüdische Kulturtage München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Germany, 17 Nov 2016

"Frauen in dem abrahamitischen Religionen heute"


Thu 17 Nov, 2016 7pm
Jewish Culture Days Munich festival,
Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal
Rosenheimer Str. 5
81667 München, DE

Info & booking

November 20, 2016

"Varda's Tapestry, Bronx, NY, 20 Nov 2016

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center invites you:

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1:30 PM
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center-Bronx
3301 Bainbridge Ave,
Bronx, New York 10467

Varda's Tapestry: Enjoy a lecture in Yiddish by a Sephardic textile worker, Varda Hanuka Grinspan, who grew up in Istanbul and Israel speaking Ladino, Hebrew and Yiddish. Musical program with the Yiddish singer, Yosl Kurland. Admission: $5, free for members.

Take the D train to 205th St. or the 4 to Moshulu Parkway. We're on the corner of 208th St., near Montefiore Hospital

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/998467243615176/

December 11, 2016

"Yiddish - In Finland!", Bronx, NY, 11 Dec 2016

Dr. Simo Muir (Helsinki University)

S'vet oykh oyftretn di kapelye "Ternovke"
The klezmer super-group "Ternovka" will also appear:
Zhenya Lopatnik, Pete Rushefsky, Jake Shulman-Ment

Zuntik, dem 11tn detsember 2016, 1:30 n"m
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1:30 PM
Sholem-Aleykhem Kultur-Tsenter / Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx
Rog 205te gas, lebn Montefoire shpitol / Corner 205th St., near Montefiore Hospital

Fort mit der "D" ban biz 205/Norwood oder mit der "4" ban biz Moshulu Parkway.
Take the "D" train to 205/Norwood or the "4" train to Moshulu Parkway.

Arayntrit/Admission: $5
Mitglider/Members: Fray

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1208409039239774/

December 22, 2016

Zev Feldman, "Klezmer: Music, History and Memory," NYC, 22 Dec 2016

"Klezmer: Music, History and Memory"
A lecture and musical program with Dr. Walter Zev Feldman (author, cimbal) and Deborah Strass (violin)

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
New York Public Library
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Ave (at 40th St.), New York, NY

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and is generously sponsored by the Dorot Jewish Division in cooperation with Yiddish New York and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

For more information, please visit:
www.nypl.org/events/programs/2016/12/22/klezmer-music-history-and-memory

January 28, 2017

Last Yiddish Heroes" Lost & Found WWII songs of Soviet Jews, Chapel Hill, NC, 3 Jan 2017

Last Yiddish Heroes" Lost & Found WWII songs of Soviet Jews
A concert and talk by Dr. Anna Shternshis & Psoy Korolenko

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Gerrard Hall, UNC
226-234 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Tel: 909-962-1509

More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/698830463624691/

February 9, 2017

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 9 Feb 2017

Heather Klein
Shanghai Angel
Lecture/Preview: Creating a Show About My Immigrant Grandmother
with: Joshua Horowitz

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 pm
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA

February 12, 2017

"Tenement Songs", lecture by Mark Slobin, NYC, 12 Feb 2017

Tenement Songs: Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants

Ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin discusses the rise of Yiddish popular music in vaudeville dives, at the Yiddish theater and on parlor pianos in tenement homes during the era of mass migration to the United States. Sing along as Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Lauren Brody and Jake Shulman-Ment bring this music to life.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3 PM
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge St.,
New York, NY

$14 adults; $10 students/seniors

tel: 212.219.0302

March 23, 2017

עולם הכליזמר וניגון היידיש - עם אמן הקלרינט גל קליין, Israel, 23 Mar 2017

עולם הכליזמר וניגון היידיש - עם אמן הקלרינט גל קליין

Thursday, March 23 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Next Week · 54–70° Partly Cloudy
הקונסרבטוריון העירוני הרצליה
רח' רביבים 49, יד התשעה,
4624050 Herzliya, Israel

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/264541610670430/

March 28, 2017

Sound Salon w/Miriam Isaacs, Madison, WI, 28 Mar 2017

Sound Salon: Miriam Isaacs in conversation with Henry Sapoznik about the Stonehill Collection of Yiddish Recordings

Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 7:00 - 9:00pm
126 Memorial Library
728 State St.
Madison, WI

In 1948, amateur folklorist Ben Stonehill set out to capture the folk songs of Jewish refugees entering the U.S. from Eastern Europe following the war. Every week that summer, Stonehill lugged a bulky wire-recorder from his home in Queens to the Hotel Marseilles on Manhattan's Upper West Side, recording the songs of newly-arrived refugees. In all, he recorded some 1,054 titles which are fully digitized and now being translated by Miriam Isaacs through the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Co-sponsored by the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

Free and open to the public.

April 24, 2017

Sound Salon w/Dick Spottswood, Madison, WI, 24 Apr 2017

Sound Salon: Dick Spottswood in conversation with Henry Sapoznik

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2017. 7:00 - 9:00pm
126 Memorial Library
728 State St.
Madison, WI

Co-sponsored by the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

Free and open to the public.

May 7, 2017

"Ven Yezus hot geredt oyf yidish: der bris-khadoshe fartaytsht" + T-Klez, Bronx, NYC, 7 May 2017

Kumt hern an interesante lektsye fun/
Come hear an interesting lecture in Yiddish by

Prof. Naomi Seidman
(University of California-Berkeley):

"Ven Yezus hot geredt oyf yidish: der bris-khadoshe fartaytsht"

"When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the New Testament for Jews"

Zuntik, dem 7tn may 2017 / Sunday, May 7, 2017
1:30 n"m/ PM

In der muzikalisher program / In the musical program:
T-Klez, featuring/mit
Dobe Ressler

Arayngang/Contribution: $5
Mitglider/Members: Free

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx
917-930-0295

Corner 208th St., near Montefiore Hospital
Take the D train to 205th St. or the 4 train to Moshulu Parkway

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May 24, 2017

"The Yiddish Celluloid Closet" and Isle of Klezbos, NYC, 24 May 2017

band photo by Angela Jimenez"The Yiddish Celluloid Closet & The Isle of Klezbos"
co-presented by American Jewish Historical Society & YIVO Institute!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:30pm
Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th St,
NYC

Featuring full Isle of Klezbos all-gal sextet ensemble (including vocalist Melissa Fogarty), plus clips from bandleader Eve Sicular's cinema history project, The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film

More info: www.yivo.org/The-Yiddish-Celluloid-Closet

July 9, 2017

"Uriel Weinreich as a Bridge in Jewish Culture Between Eastern Europe and America" , NYC, 9 Jul 2017

Annual All-Yiddish Program
in Memory of Dr. Mordkhe and Charne Schaechter
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., Manhattan

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz
In Honor of Uriel Weinreich's 50th Yortsayt
"Uriel Weinreich as a Bridge in Jewish Culture Between Eastern Europe and America"
Musical Program: Inna Barmash

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:00 P.M.
League for Yiddish, Inc.
64 Fulton St., Suite 1101
New York, NY 10038
212-889-0380

זונטיק, דעם 9טן יולי 2017, 1 אַ זייגער נאָך מיטאָג
יערלעכע ייִדיש־פּראָגראַם
לזכר ד''ר מרדכי און טשאַרנע שעכטער
אין צענטער פֿאַר דער ייִדישער געשיכטע
15 וועסט 16טע גאַס, מאַנהעטן


הויפּטרעדנער: ד''ר רחמיאל פּעלץ
לכּבֿוד אוריאל ווײַנרײַכס 50סטן יאָרצײַט

"אוריאל ווײַנרײַך ווי אַ בריק אין דער ייִדישער קולטור
צווישן מיזרח־אייראָפּע און אַמעריקע"

מוזיקאַלישע פּראָגראַם: אינאַ באַרמאַש

July 13, 2017

Talk: The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2017

TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy

Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 2pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock's artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages, providing historical context for the music you will hear during the weekend.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

TALK | The Music of the Hassidim, with Hankus Netsky, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2017

TALK | The Music of the Hassidim, with Hankus Netsky

Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 4pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Since the early 1960s, Hassidic music has become increasingly central to both mainstream and alternative Jewish religious practice. Since the 1980s, it's also become a crucial component of the klezmer and Yiddish music revival. Hankus Netsky explores the evolution of Hassidic music, from its inception in the late 1700s to today.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

July 14, 2017

TALK | Eleanor Reissa: "The Last Survivor," a dramatic reading and discussion, Amherst, MA, 14 Jul 2017

TALK | Eleanor Reissa: "The Last Survivor," a dramatic reading and discussion

Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 1pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Familiar to Yidstock audiences as the world's premier Yiddish vocalist, Eleanor Reissa is also an award-winning playwright, theater director, and actor. Eleanor presents a dramatic reading from The Last Survivor and Other Modern Jewish Plays, an anthology of her works for the stage published last year, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the audience. Eleanor will sign copies of the book* after the event.

Made possible by the Stanley R. Epstein Fund at the Yiddish Book Center.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

July 15, 2017

Talk: The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy, Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2017

TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 1pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock's artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages, providing historical context for the music you will hear during the weekend.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

TALK | A Love Letter to the Yiddish Stage: I.L. Peretz's "A Night in the Old Marketplace," with Debra Caplan, Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2017

TALK | A Love Letter to the Yiddish Stage: I.L. Peretz's "A Night in the Old Marketplace," with Debra Caplan

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 3pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

I.L. Peretz was perhaps the most theatrically exciting playwright in all Yiddish literature, with astoundingly experimental plays that broke new ground in Yiddish drama and theater. In their experimentation with form, their early adoption of cutting-edge European modernist techniques, their enigmatic endings, and their sheer technical prowess, Peretz's plays were far ahead of their time. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his 1907 play Bay nakht afn altn mark (A Night in the Old Marketplace), a modernist panoramic chronicle of the modern Jewish experience and the culmination of his vision for the Yiddish stage. Debra Caplan explores the play and its production history, with reference to the evening's contemporary staging by Frank London.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

July 16, 2017

TALK | Springboard: How a Million Yiddish Books Are About to Change the Jewish World, with Aaron Lansky, Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

TALK | Springboard: How a Million Yiddish Books Are About to Change the Jewish World, with Aaron Lansky

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 1:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

FREE
Lecture tix/more info

If content is a precondition for continuity, then the Yiddish Book Center is in a position to help reshape Jewish life for years to come. In this lively presentation followed by an even livelier Q&A and discussion Aaron Lansky, the Centers founder and president, shares bold new plans for the coming decade and beyond. Among the highlights are a Universal Yiddish Library and a far-reaching initiative to repatriate Jews with their own literature and culture.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

TALK | The Mysteries of Klezmer Violin Unveiled, with Alicia Svigals Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

TALK | The Mysteries of Klezmer Violin Unveiled, with Alicia Svigals

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 4:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Alicia Svigals, the world's greatest living exponent of klezmer fiddle, offers a hands-on demonstration of what makes the violin (along with the clarinet) a quintessential instrument of the klezmer ensemble. Alicia will demonstrate the unique ornaments and playing techniques that distinguish klezmer fiddle-playing and give it a singular Jewish voice. She'll also talk about the challenges she faced when she almost singlehandedly revived the lost art of the klezmer fiddle in her work with the band she cofounded, the Klezmatics.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website