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March 29, 2005

Kabbalah Kirtan, NYC, Mar 29

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun invites you to join them in
A Celebration of Kabbalah Kirtan with Yofiyah!

YofiYah is the creator of Kabbalah Kirtan and has recently released the acclaimed CD, "Kiss the Beloved: Kabbalah Kirtan"

Tuesday, MARCH 29th, 2005
admission: FREE!

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
257 West 88th Street
begins promptly at 7pm

More info: (212) 787-7600
www.bj.org

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April 21, 2005

Downtown Seder, NYC, Apr 21

seder logoThe Downtown Seder
Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 6:30pm< br /> 48 Wall Street (at William Street), Grand Ballroom New York City
Tickets are $135

To order tickets call 212-608-0555 or go to www.oyhoo.com

For further information contact:
Slava Gordon 212-608-0555
or
Michael Dorf 917-613-8333
The Art Exchange, c/o D.A.D. 67 Hudson Street/1 Jay St. NY, NY 10013

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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 16, 2005

Chevan, Carter, Zarif in Jazz Sabbath Service, Ithaca, NY, Sep 16

David Chevan, Alvin Carter, and Kalem Zarif
Friday, September 16, 6:00 p.m., Jazz Sabbath Service at Ithaca College Hillel, Muller Chapel at Ithaca, New York. For more information please call 607-274-3323.

September 24, 2005

Afro-Semitic Experience, Frank London, Cantor Jack Mendelson

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience with special guest Frank London with Cantor Jack Mendelson
Saturday, September 24
Midnight Selichot Services
midnight
Temple Israel Center of White Plains
280 Old Mamaroneck Road
White Plains, New York
914-948-2800.

October 24, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 24

Yiddishe Cup
Oct. 24 Fairmount Temple, Simchat Torah, Beachwood, Ohio 7:30 pm 216- 464-1330

October 25, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, Oct 25

Yiddishe Cup
Oct. 25 Park Synagogue, Simchat Torah, Cleveland Hts., Ohio 7 pm www.parksyn.org

December 3, 2005

Kabbalah Kirtan, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 3

Kabbalah Kirtan
Saturday, December 3 at 8pm
Yoga on Main
4363 Main St., Manayunk (Philadelphia, PA 19119)
admission $15

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December 10, 2005

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 10

For the third year in a row the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music will collaborate in presenting excerpts from - but most of - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus" in observance of the approaching season of Chanukah. The concert will take place Saturday evening, December 10th, 7pm at Congregation B'nai Amoona, featuring the University City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Leon Burke, III. Members of the Circle will sing the solos, and a choir of volunteers from the various congregational choirs will be joined by those members of the audience who have purchased scores. Other music to be performed will include the "Suite Hebraique" by Ernest Bloch featuring viola soloist Anna Lackshewitz, and an arrangement by me for male choir (quartet in this case) of a traditional Dutch melody for "Shenei Zeitim," a piyut for Shabbat of Chanukah.

December 26, 2005

Piamenta Band, NYC, Dec 26

Come Celebrate Chanukah-TONIGHT!!!
9:30, Tickets $12
w' the PIAMENTA BAND
@ The Cutting Room
19 West 24th Street
Broadway and 6th Avenue
F,V,N,R and the 6 train will all get you close to the club.

For reservations and general information:
(212) 691-1900

January 21, 2006

Chava Alberstein, Les Yeux Noirs, Toronto, Canada, Jan 21, 2006

Chava Alberstein from Israel and Les Yeux Noirs from France
in a double bill at the George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto
Saturday January 21st 2006, 7:30pm
Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St,
Toronto, Ontario.
Tickets ranging from $25-$75

Ashkenaz Foundation
tel: 416-979-9901
fax: 416-979-0459
www.ashkenazfestival.com

February 10, 2006

Metropolitan Klezmer, Bergen, NJ, Feb 10

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

March 3, 2006

Fleytmusik weekend, Bethesda, MD, Mar 3-5

FleytMuzik, with Adrianne Greenbaum, (flute) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)
and Marty Confurius (bass), will perform at Beth El in Bethesda, MD for a Shabbat weekend, March 3,4, and 5.

Friday night is a Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat , with all instrumental tunes composed by Adrianne. Service begins at 6:30 with dinner following.

Saturday evening is Havdala followed by a Malaveh Malkah dessert and dancing, with the above musicians plus guest clarinetist and lister, Tom Powalski. We'll dance the evening away with my leading of the freylekhs, sher, hora, and whatever else people are up for doing. (Social dancing as well, I'm told....so I will bring the keyboard and Tom will lug the sax. Something for everyone....)

Sunday morning will be a Hebrew school program introducing the kids to klezmer.

Call 301-652-2606 for reservations and more info. (The office might be confused, somewhat, since the flyers said "Klezical Tradition" instead of FleytMuzik....same flutist, different ensemble....just so you know up front why the potential confusion on their part....) Hope to see some of you Southerners there!

March 11, 2006

Folksbiene Purimspiel, "Purim in Khelm", NYC, Mar 11

Folksbiene Purim SpielFolksbiene Theatre presents:

Purim in Khelm
By Motl Didner and Miryem-Khaye Seigel
Before there was Yiddish Theatre, there was Purim Shpiel.

Join the fun as The Wise Men and Women of Khelm attempt to tell the story of Esther and Mordecai with cheerful song and outrageous comedy. Wine tasting and homentashn provided.

WHERE: JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2006 8PM
PRICE: $25

For further info: 212-213-2120
or email Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre
www.folksbiene.org

March 13, 2006

Klezmer Purim, NYC, Mar 13

The Old Broadway Synagogue will be celebrating Purim next Monday evening, March 13th.

Come up to that brand new, hip section of New York City known as HEHA (Hebrew
Harlem!), hear the Megilah read and listen to the fascinating sounds of renowned
Klezmer recording artists:

MARGOT LEVERETT, clarinet
MARTY CONFURIUS, string bass

Minha, Maariv and Megilah reading begin at 5:45 PM.

Party begins at 7:00 PM -- with MUSIC! HAMENTASHEN! (by Gruenbaums of Wash. Heights)
and PURIM MERRY MAKING!

ONLY $10.00

Old Broadway Synagogue
15 Old Broadway
(one half block east of B'way, between 125th and 126th streets)
(212) 662-9767

("You must take the 1 train....")

Sway Machinery celebrate Purim, NYC, Mar 13

Come celebrate Purim, the Jewish carnival of role reversal, with us at Makor. It's going to be a wild evening, even if we are on the upper west side.

The Sway Machinery (with the Antibalas horn section)
live at Makor
(35 W 67th Street bet Central Park West and Columbus Ave)

We start at 10PM but there will be a Meguillah reading at 7:30 followed by an open bar (8:30-9:30) and then a comedy show featuring writers from the Daily Show.

Tickets cost $25 so make sure to come early and take advantage of the open bar!!! for directions and details visit makor.org

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March 24, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience residency, Winston-Salen, NC, Mar 24-25

band photoFriday March 24-March 26, The Afro-Semitic Experience artists in residence Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A weekend of worship, concerts, workshops, interfaith and interracial dialogue hosted by Temple Emmanuel, Phillips Chapel Baptist and Green Street United Methodist Church. For more information please contact the Green Street United Methodist Church at 336-722-8379, or Temple Emmanuel at 336-722-6640.

Friday Night, March 24, 7:30 pm, Friday night service at Temple Emmanuel, 201 Oakwood Drive, Winston-Salem

Saturday Afternoon, March 25, 1:30 pm, Workshop at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem

Saturday Night, March 25, 7:30 pm, Concert at St. Phillips Moravian Church, Corner of Church & Race Streets in Old Salem

Sunday Morning, March 25, 11 AM Worship Service at Green Street United Methodist Church, 639 West Green Street, Winston-Salem

Kabbalah Kirtan, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 24

Spring cleaning for the soul!

Let¹s sing away those winter blues and make inner space for the coming of
spring—Yofiyah

Kabbalah Kirtan
Friday, March 24 at 8pm
Yoga on Main
4363 Main St., Manayunk (Philadelphia, PA 19119)
admission $15
Yofiyah (voice), Aaron Rosenbloom (tabla and frame drum), Judah Prince
(harmonium and synthesizer)

Throughout history and across cultures, chanting creates joy and dissolves stress. Ancient Kabbalists had a deep understanding of this practice. Enjoy an evening¹s journey with Yofiyah, internationally-known voice of this mystical art form and innovator of the East/West fusion: Kabbalah Kirtan. Allow the rhythmic pleasure of call and response singing to open your heart and awaken your soul. Experience the power of the Hebrew language, enveloped by a rich and evocative musical tapestry of multiple voices, harmonium and drums.

March 25, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience residency, Winston-Salen, NC, Mar 24-25

band photoFriday March 24-March 26, The Afro-Semitic Experience artists in residence Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A weekend of worship, concerts, workshops, interfaith and interracial dialogue hosted by Temple Emmanuel, Phillips Chapel Baptist and Green Street United Methodist Church. For more information please contact the Green Street United Methodist Church at 336-722-8379, or Temple Emmanuel at 336-722-6640.

Friday Night, March 24, 7:30 pm, Friday night service at Temple Emmanuel, 201 Oakwood Drive, Winston-Salem

Saturday Afternoon, March 25, 1:30 pm, Workshop at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem

Saturday Night, March 25, 7:30 pm, Concert at St. Phillips Moravian Church, Corner of Church & Race Streets in Old Salem

Sunday Morning, March 25, 11 AM Worship Service at Green Street United Methodist Church, 639 West Green Street, Winston-Salem

April 7, 2006

Kirtan w/ Kamaniya & Yofiyah, NYC, Apr 7

oin us FRIDAY April 7th for this unique & joyous evening of
Sanskrit & Hebrew universal chants celebrating the ONE TRUTH!
Please forward this to anyone you think might appreciate itÅ 
Hope to see you there!

Infinite Song Productions & Integral Yoga Institute present

Ecstatic Chant

* Kirtan with *
Kamaniya & Yofiyah

Friday, April 7th 8-10pm doors close 8:30pm $10

Location: Integral Yoga Institute
227 W 13th St., NYC (btw 7th & 8th Aves) | 212.929.0586 | www.iyiny.org

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April 8, 2006

Storahtelling RituaLab, NYC, Apr 8

Shira Kline is performing as a member of the Storahtelling RituaLab: a sacred arena where religious and theatrical narratives blend to create a new conversation and a new place for contemplation and expressions of art, myth, ancient saga for modern times. Includes a children’s service at 10:00am, at The Actors Temple in New York City.

Neshama Carlebach, Blue Fringe, NYC, Apr 8

Neshama Carlebach is playing on a double bill with Blue Fringe at Makor, 35 West 67th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West), NYC. For more information call 212-413-8800.

April 9, 2006

Gerard Edery Ensemble, NYC seder, Apr 9

The Gerard Edery Ensemble will take part in the DownTown Seder in New York City sponsored by Michael Dorf. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit OyHoo.com.

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

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

April 22, 2006

A Breath Beyond, Newton, MA, Apr 22






April 28, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience, Tenafly, NJ, Apr 28

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
Friday, April 28, Friday night service at Temple Sinai, One Engle Street, Tenafly, New Jersey, for more information please call 201-568-3035.

Neshama Carlebach, Tempe, AZ, Apr 28

Neshama Carlebach is going to be at Temple Emanuel of Tempe Arizona (5801 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona 85283) for a Shabbaton. Activities will include Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday night (for men and women), a Shabbat afternoon lecture session, and a Saturday night Havdalla and Concert with Neshama and David Morgan. Call 480-838-1414 or visit Emaneul of Tempe's website.

April 29, 2006

Neshama Carlebach, Tempe, Arizona, Apr 29

Neshama Carlebach is going to be at Temple Emanuel of Tempe Arizona (5801 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona 85283) for a Shabbaton. Activities will include Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday night (for men and women), a Shabbat afternoon lecture session, and a Saturday night Havdalla and Concert with Neshama and David Morgan. Call 480-838-1414 or visit Emaneul of Tempe's website.

April 30, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience w/Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, Chicago, IL, Apr 30

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
Sunday April 30, 3:30 p.m., at Anshe Emet, 3751 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois. For more info please call 773-281-1423.

May 5, 2006

Klingon Klezmer, Wilmington, DE, May 5

Klingon Klezmer
Friday -5/5: Temple Beth Emeth in Wilmington, DE, A Klezmer Shabbos: Friday evening service with the band. for more info, go to website or call 302 764 2393 - free!

May 6, 2006

Klezphonics, Cranston, RI, May 6

I want to tell you about a concert next Saturday night in Cranston, Rhode Island at Temple Sinai at 7:30.

There will be a short Havdalah service then the Klezphonics will start playing at approximately 7:50. Our vocalist amy Olson will be singing some Yiddish theatre songs and we will try to get everyone dancing with a Frelich set.

It should be lots of fun. The price is $15 and includes desserts by Ursala.
For directions go to www.templesinairi.org

September 9, 2006

Hebr'ock Havdalah with Even Sh'siyah, Chicago, IL, Sep 9

concert posterHebr'ock Havdalah
Join KFAR as we dance the fine line between holy and profane, shabbat
and the week with a new take on Havdalah at Beat Kitchen in Roscoe
Vilage.


Saturday, Sept. 9 10pm doors
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave.
18+ show $10 students/$12 adv. tix/$15 doors
#77 Bemont, #50 Damen, #49 Western

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September 16, 2006

Afro-Semitic Selichot, NYC, Sep 16

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

The music of the High Holy Days will be explored in a sacred experience by David Chevan with the Afro-Semitic Experience in a program of instrumental interpretations called “The Days of Awe.” Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor of Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan will join Chevan and the Afro-Semitic Experience and with them enter a unique spiritual realm with their arrangements of original music, High Holy Day cantorial works from the repertoire of Hazzan Yosele Rosenblatt, along with familiar traditional Jewish congregational High Holiday melodies on Selichot at 7:30p.m., September 16, 2006. Special Guest, Frank London of the Klezmatics will join as well for this special evening. The program, a highly meditative series of improvisations and interpretations of traditional melodies, is geared to all ages.

The entire community is invited to join us on Selichot. Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 W. 83rd Street off Central Park West. For more information, please call 212-362-8800 x1337.

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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 3, 2006

Kristallnacht commemorated w/music of Sulzer and Lewandowski, NYC, Nov 3

Kristallnacht Commemorated with the Glorious Music of Salomon Sulzer and Louis Lewandowski

Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein, and Cantorial Intern, Jennifer Strauss-Klein will commemorate Kristallnacht—the Night of Broken Glass, with the music of renowned Viennese Cantor, Salomon Sulzer and Berlin composer, Louis Lewandowski at 6p.m., Friday, November 3, 2006 during Shabbat services. Guest Cantor, Dr. Bruce Ruben, newly appointed Director of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Sacred Music will also participate in this special service. Rodeph Sholom’s Organist, Dr. John Schuder and augmented professional choir, will accompany the cantors. This event is free of charge and the entire community is invited to attend. Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street (off Central Park West.)

For more information, please call (212) 362-8800, extension 1337.

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January 27, 2007

Klezmer: The Next Generation, Philadelphia, PA, Jan 27

Klezmer: The Next Generation
at Society Hill Synogogue
418 Spruce St, Philadelphia
Saturday, January 27th 8:00 p.m.
$10 at the door

Society Hill Synagogue's own Dan Blacksberg brings his trombone and friends Michael Winograd, clarinet, and Carmen Staaf, accordion, for an evening of klezmer music at Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St, Philadelphia, Saturday January 27th at 8:00 PM. Second to none among the new generation of klezmer players, Dan, Michael and Carmen offer traditional and original music drawn from the heritage of Eastern European Jewry. A magical combination of years of experience (already) on the world's klezmer stage, the sanctuary's excellent acoustics and superb musicianship will bring us to our feet, joined in spirit by those who once called the Synagogue's building “Die Groyse Rumeyneshe Shul. (The Great Rumanian Shul)”

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February 7, 2007

Evening of Piyutim, Brookline, MA, Feb 7

From Israel, Tefillalt Ensemble and Piyut.org.il Present

Currents of the River
An Evening of Piyutim
Sacred Jewish Poetry and Music

Temple Beth Zion 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline
Feb. 7, 8pm

An innovative musical performance from the many Jewish traditions with a presentation of the groundbreaking Piyut.org.il website.

Yair Harel – Vocals and Percussion
Nori Jacoby – viola and vocals
Yonatan Niv – cello and vocals

Please call TBZ office for advance tickets
(617) 566-8171 ext. 14
$18.00 at the door; $15.00 in advance; $10.00 for seniors and students
Sponsored by Temple Beth Zion www.tbzbrookline.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1490704604544922/

February 24, 2007

7th of Adar, Meron, Israel, Feb 24

On this Saturday, in Meron, the traditional Hillula (Moshe Rabeinu's day of birth and death) at the tomb of Rabi Shimeon Bar Yokhai.

A lot of klezmer music, chassidic dancing, and of course "Khalakes" (first haircut to 3 years old kids).

anyone who is in the region (Israel) is invited.

March 4, 2007

Purim Party with Israeli Folk Dancing, NYC, Mar 4

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

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

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

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

Contribution -- $10

March 9, 2007

Shir Hashirim in different Jewish traditions, Berkeley, CA, Mar 9

March 9 – 7:30 pm
Shir Hashirim: Ashkenazi, Sephardi & Mizrahi musical liturgy

JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut St., Berkeley
510-848-0237

March 16, 2007

Music Shabbat with Pharaoh's Daughter, San Leandro, CA, Mar 16

March 16 – 8 pm
A Musical Shabbat with Members of Pharaoh's Daughter
Temple Beth Sholom
642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro
510-357-8505

March 23, 2007

Klezmer Shabbes, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 23, 2007

Klezmer Shabbes Service composed by Adrianne Greenbaum.

Friday, March 23, 8 p.m.
Society Hill Synagogue,
418 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

Music drawn from the klezmer tradition, interwoven with the Synagogue's Fourth Friday nigun oriented services. Adrianne, playing flute (and more) will be accompanied by Dan Blacksberg, trombone, Aaron Blacksberg, keyboard and Bob Blacksberg, clarinet. All are welcome without charge.

tel: (215) 922-6590
www.societyhillsynagogue.org

March 28, 2007

7th Annual Downtown Seder, NYC, Mar 28, 2007

Michael Dorf's 7th Annual Downtown Seder
2007 Performers: Neil Sedaka, Jill Sobule, Tovah Feldshuh, Leah Siegel, Pharaoh’s Daughter, Iris Bahr, Dan Zanes, The Trachtenburg Family, Daniel Libeskind, Elisa Albert, Pearl Gluck, Frank London, Golem, Good for the Jews, Yuri Lane, Nick Kroll, Metropolitan Klezmer, Debbie Friedman, The LeeVees, Jay Michaelson, Jamie Saft, Rob Kutner (Daily Show), Y-Love & DJ Handle

The Downtown Seder
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 7pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place in Battery Park • Seating limited to 400 people

Tickets are $250 for VIP seating • or $150 for general seating
Tickets available online here or call 212-608-0555

www.oyhoo.com
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October 23, 2007

Concert in honor of Rachel Imenu, Jerusalem, Israel, Oct 23, 2007

I am pleased to announce a very special concert to take place this
Tuesday, Yom Ptirat Rachel Imenu, in Jerusalem. It is sponsored by Emuna women and the City of Jerusalem. This event is for women only.

Tuesday 10 am
Heichal Shlomo, Jerusalem
Lecture by Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, words by the Mayor of JM and others.
Concert by Nomi Teplow and the Neshot Hava band featuring your favorite Jewish and Israeli music and some of Nomi's original music including the soon to be released "Rikdi Rachel" (hear it at www.myspace.com/nomiteplow).

Following the concert, Optional tfilla in Kever Rachel.
For details: www.emunah.org.il/EmunahNews.asp?Article=408
Tickets: 30 shekel (available at the door)
If you would like to continue on to Kever Rachel, please contact Emuna women for details.

February 2, 2008

Shira Kline, W. Roxbury, MA, Feb 2, 2008

Keshet service with musician and performer Shira Kline
Saturday, February 2, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hillel B'nai Torah, 120 Corey Street, West Roxbury

Join us for cocktails, song and good company. Keshet works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jewish in Jewish life. RSVP is requested by January 31. For more information or to RSVP, call 617-524-9227.

March 13, 2008

Hilulua celebration, Meron, Israel, Mar 13-14

This Thursday (13-14 of March) between 21:00 - 02:00, the traditional Hilula in Meron. Anyone who is in Israel and is interested in the klezmer tradition of the land of Israel - don't miss it.

For further information, email Moussa Berlin.

March 20, 2008

גלאט אזוי, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Purim, Mar 20, 2008

גלאט אזוי (Alan Fendler [fleyt, drehleir], Stacey Cretekos [skripke]. Roger Reid [tsimbali, kompiutr])
will be privileged to be m'sameach klal as the house band for
די מגילה פין אסתר of Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry, NY USA
(www.g-h-c.org
14 אדר II 5768 / 20 March 2008 7:30 PM
Playing favorite country hits of the 90's and the 00's
(their favorites, the old country, the 1890's and 1900's).
With special guests
Chane Moldova & The Jewness Brothers: "Worst of Both Worlds"
King Billy Ray Cyrus: "(My Steel Town Queen Esther Found) The Kosher Part of Me"
Shaini Winoheis: "Rehab"
No charge.  Opportunity to fulfill Machatzit HaShekel available.
Please respect k'dusha of the evening with strict adherence to creative costuming.

Sway Machinery Purim, NYC, Mar 20, 2008

The The Sway Machinery will be emerging from the depths of the wilderness to bring the Carnival to the people of NYC!

Purim, the Jewish Mardi Gras, the festival of inversion, is beckoning and we urge you to join us in answering the call!

We will be pitching an old fashioned throw-down in the halls of the Stanton Street Shul, a recently restored bastion of Lower East Side Culture, that houses an active Congregation that is generously sponsoring this event.

FREE ADMISSION--FIRST SHOT FREE FOR EACH AUDIENCE MEMBER!

DRINKS WILL BE SERVED!

REVELRY WILL ENSUE!

Thursday, March 20--9PM
Stanton Street Shul
180 Stanton Street
212-533-4122
www.stantonstreetshul.com

Fleytmuzik for Purim, NYC, Mar 20, 2008

[PURIM AT OLD BROADWAY (March 20-21, 2008)

Please join us for spirited davening, a beautiful megilah reading, and a freylikh Purim party with renowned classical klezmer ensemble FleytMuzik, featuring extraordinary talents of flutist Adrianne Greenbaum, fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment and tsimblist Pete Rushefsky. The fun begins at 6:50pm on Thursday March 20th with Minchah, Maariv, the Megilah reading, and a festive break-fast/Purim party. $12 contribution per person requested. Old Broadway Synagogue. (212) 662-9767.]

15 Old Broadway
NY NY 10027

(We'll begin spieling around 9:00pm.)

March 22, 2008

Zili Misik, What Cheer Brigade @ Workmen's Circle Purim, Mar 22, 2008

Saturday, March 22:
The Gragger/Noisemaker, Workmen's Circle's first annual Radical Purim Party!

This is not just another Purim party. It's a cultural happening:
A concert, dance, and celebration of progressive culture and community!

Saturday, March 22
8pm-1am
565 Boylston Street, Boston ( Community Church )
Cover: $10-20 sliding scale

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June 14, 2008

Musical Melaveh Malkah, West Rogers Park, IL, Jun 14, 2008

Super-duper musical melaveh malkah at Young Israel of West Rogers Park- 2706 W Touhy, Chicago Ill- sat night 6/14 at 10 PM featuring Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum (www.azamra.org) with songs and stories of Breslov chassidim. Musical backups by Ruby Harris, members of the Mitziut/ Shiviti drummers and others.

Speaking of Mitziut/ Shiviti drummers- yes we will be at Jewish fest the next day (6/15)- 3 PM near the cooking demo area. Some of us may be sticking aroung and joining Ruby and Rabbi Greenbaum again during Ruby's set a bit later in the afternoon.

September 29, 2008

The Sway Machinery premieres "Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008", NYC, 29 Sep, 2008

Our dear friends.
It's just one more week until the The Sway Machinery premieres Hidden
Melodies Revealed 2008—a secret celebration of Rosh HaShana. We
desire your attendance … get your tickets now!

This year, our explosive and emotive presentation of the Cantorial
Music tradition will be accented by the world premiere of an animated
film by the brilliant artist Andrea Dezsö, entitled Scenes From the
Life of Ben Zion Kapov-Kagan. The film, which was specially created
for this event, is based on stories by Jeremiah Lockwood.

New music, ancient worlds revived, dreams vivified and barn-storming
action are in store!

This year the new and expanded Hidden Melodies Revealed will be
presented on both nights of Rosh HaShana: Monday, September 29 and
Tuesday, September 30, both nights at 10PM at the beautiful Le
Poisson Rouge.

Click here to buy tickets for the first night
Click here to buy tickets for the second night

The Sway Machinery—Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008
at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street (at Thompson)
10PM $10 admission (we encourage you to buy in advance!)

September 30, 2008

The Sway Machinery premieres "Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008", NYC, 30 Sep, 2008

Our dear friends.
It's just one more week until the The Sway Machinery premieres Hidden
Melodies Revealed 2008—a secret celebration of Rosh HaShana. We
desire your attendance … get your tickets now!

This year, our explosive and emotive presentation of the Cantorial
Music tradition will be accented by the world premiere of an animated
film by the brilliant artist Andrea Dezsö, entitled Scenes From the
Life of Ben Zion Kapov-Kagan. The film, which was specially created
for this event, is based on stories by Jeremiah Lockwood.

New music, ancient worlds revived, dreams vivified and barn-storming
action are in store!

This year the new and expanded Hidden Melodies Revealed will be
presented on both nights of Rosh HaShana: Monday, September 29 and
Tuesday, September 30, both nights at 10PM at the beautiful Le
Poisson Rouge.

Click here to buy tickets for the first night
Click here to buy tickets for the second night

The Sway Machinery—Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008
at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street (at Thompson)
10PM $10 admission (we encourage you to buy in advance!)

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October 17, 2008

Joshua Nelson, Friday Night Services, Manhattan, NY, 17 Oct, 2008

The Prince of Kosher Gospel, Joshua Nelson, will perform during the 6p.m. Shabbat Services, Friday, October 17, 2008 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Manhattan. Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor of Congregation Rodeph Sholom along with Assistant Cantor, Shayna Peavey and the Rodeph Sholom Children’s Choir, will join Joshua Nelson in soulful song to kick off Rodeph Sholom’s annual Mitzvah Marathon Weekend.

The entire community is invited to join us. Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 W. 83rd Street off of Central Park West. For more information, please call 646-454-3030. For more information about our Mitzvah Marathon Weekend, please see our website www.rodephsholom.org

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June 5, 2009

ShirLaLa Family Shabbat Service & Dinner, Washington, DC, 4 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

ShirLaLa: Family Shabbat Service and Dinner
Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall, Washington DCJCC
June 5, 6:00 pm
Service: FREE
Best for ages 2-6
Dinner at 6:45 pm: Advance reservation and purchase required
RSVP by June 1

Enjoy a family Friday night with ShirLaLa! Dynamic performer and music educator Shira Kline travels across the country and around the globe sharing her love of Jewish life and prayer with children and families of all ages. Shira’s creative songs delight children, parents and grandparents alike, making Shabbat a fun, interactive experience. Dance, sing and create while sharing these wonderful traditions with your family. Shira is high energy, high spirited and full of stories and songs guaranteed to warm your heart.

After services, enjoy a Kosher, traditional Friday night dinner with kid-friendly foods to satisfy even the pickiest eaters!

“Shira exudes passion and warmth. She possesses the innate ability to create community through song.”
—Dori Frumin Kirshner, Jewish Professional

Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Preschool
Co-sponsored by Adas Israel’s Gan Hayeled Nursery School, Congregation Bet Mishpachah, DC Minyan, The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Temple Micah’s Tot Shabbat and K’tonton Program

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

August 7, 2009

Sam Glaser Shabbaton, Flemington, NJ, 7 Aug 2009

A SHABBATON WITH SAM GLASER ~ JEWISH MUSIC, JEWISH MEMORY

Sam GlaserFriday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8, 2009
Flemington Jewish Community Center
5 Sergeantsville Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Friday, August 7th , starting at 7:30 PM
Enter into Shabbat with a joyous Kabbalat Shabbat and Evening service, followed by a festive Shabbat dinner, with study and singing.

Saturday, August 8th, starting at 9:15 AM
Stay connected with your Shabbat Soul with Shabbat services. Sam Glaser will present the Dvar Torah after the Torah service. Services will be followed by a Kiddush luncheon, followed by study and some more singing!

Shabbat Afternoon, starting at 6:00
Children's programming- Sam will teach some songs to the children who will later participate in the Saturday Night concert after Havdalah.
At 7:00, Sam will again lead a study and discussion group on "Attitude of Gratitude"- the theme of his most recent CD of the Psalms of Hallel.

Satruday evening, starting at 7:30
Mincha service, followed by Seudat Sh'lishit, the Third Meal of Shabbat, followed by study and EVEN MORE SINGING! Then we will have the Shabbat evening service and Havdalah.

Motzei Shabbat, approximately 9:00:
A SAM GLASER CONCERT- WITH PARTICIPATION OF FRIENDS AND KIDS!
Special Guest: Adrianne Greenbaum of KlezmerFlute - Nationally and internationally known klezmer musician and teacher.

All this for a requested donation of $18 per person, $36 per family. All proceeds go to support the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Dubiecko, Poland- one of the "Lost Jewish communities" of Polish Galicia - through a program of the American Joint Distribution Committee.
PLEASE MAKE ANY CHECKS OUT TO: FJCC/ RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND: DUBIECKO FUND.

Call (908) 782-6410 for further information

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August 8, 2009

Sam Glaser Shabbaton, Flemington, NJ, 7-8 Aug 2009

A SHABBATON WITH SAM GLASER ~ JEWISH MUSIC, JEWISH MEMORY

Sam GlaserFriday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8, 2009
Flemington Jewish Community Center
5 Sergeantsville Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Friday, August 7th , starting at 7:30 PM
Enter into Shabbat with a joyous Kabbalat Shabbat and Evening service, followed by a festive Shabbat dinner, with study and singing.

Saturday, August 8th, starting at 9:15 AM
Stay connected with your Shabbat Soul with Shabbat services. Sam Glaser will present the Dvar Torah after the Torah service. Services will be followed by a Kiddush luncheon, followed by study and some more singing!

Shabbat Afternoon, starting at 6:00
Children's programming- Sam will teach some songs to the children who will later participate in the Saturday Night concert after Havdalah.
At 7:00, Sam will again lead a study and discussion group on "Attitude of Gratitude"- the theme of his most recent CD of the Psalms of Hallel.

Satruday evening, starting at 7:30
Mincha service, followed by Seudat Sh'lishit, the Third Meal of Shabbat, followed by study and EVEN MORE SINGING! Then we will have the Shabbat evening service and Havdalah.

Motzei Shabbat, approximately 9:00:
A SAM GLASER CONCERT- WITH PARTICIPATION OF FRIENDS AND KIDS!
Special Guest: Adrianne Greenbaum of KlezmerFlute - Nationally and internationally known klezmer musician and teacher.

All this for a requested donation of $18 per person, $36 per family. All proceeds go to support the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Dubiecko, Poland- one of the "Lost Jewish communities" of Polish Galicia - through a program of the American Joint Distribution Committee.
PLEASE MAKE ANY CHECKS OUT TO: FJCC/ RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND: DUBIECKO FUND.

Call (908) 782-6410 for further information

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September 12, 2009

Afro-Semitic Experience Selichot Concert, Tenafly, NJ, 12 Sep 2009

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

September 12, 7:00-8:15 Temple Sinai, Selichot Concert, One Engle Street, Tenafly NJ, for more info please call 201-568-3075

Aviva Chernick & Aaron Lightstone Selichot prep, Toronto, CA, 12 Sep 2009

Slichot- Entering into the Mystery
A Slichot service led by Aviva Chernick and Aaron Lightstone

Temple Emanuel
Saturday, September 12, 2009, 8:30pm - 10:45pm
120 Old Colony Rd, Toronto
Tel: 416 702 1797

This evening is an invitation to turn inwards and prepare together in community for these coming days of awe.

Join Aviva Chernick (Cantorial Soloist), Aaron Lightstone (guitar and oud), and an ensemble of exceptional world musicians for this prayerfull journey.
Ernie Tollar - Nay, Bansuri, sax
Gupreet Channa- Tabla
Josh Engle- Mandolin, guitar, shruti box.

October 25, 2009

Giora Feidman, Rosh HaShanah Concert, Copenhagen, Denmark, 25 Oct 2009

Giora FeidmanGiora Feidman Trio &e Gæst
KØBENHAVNS SYNAGOGE
Krystalgade 12, København K, Denmark

Sun, October 25, 2009 7:30 PM
Rosh HaShanah Concert

The annual Jewish New Year's concert in Copenhagen's 150-year old synagogue with THE KING OF KLEZMER Giora Feidman and band. Special guest: internationally renowned Murat Coskun on frame drum.

Book online www.billetnet.dk. Ticket prize: Dkr. 225,00
website: jewishculture.dk
Ticket prize: Dkr. 225,00

October 30, 2009

The Kirtan Rabbi, Free Synagogue of Flushing, NY, October 30, 2009

Free Synagogue of Flushing will present a one-of-a-kind musical event featuring the Kirtan Rabbi on Friday,
October 30, 8 PM, at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Main Street and Sanford Ave.), Flushing, Queens. Admission is FREE.
Rabbi Andrew Hahn, known as the Kirtan Rabbi, weaves traditional Jewish liturgy and musical modes into the increasingly popular call-and-response form of singing called Kirtan. Originally from India, Kirtan is described as "a form of chant designed to heighten participation, communal feeling and ecstatic communion with the divine." Kirtan calls for full participation from the audience and promises to be an uplifting experience. Some free parking available adjacent to synagogue. For more information, call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.

November 13, 2009

Veretski Pass, Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison, CT, November 13

Veretski PassVeretski Pass in CT Nov 13-15

Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, CT and

THE PHYLLIS SILIDKER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Presents

Veretski Pass
Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman

Friday, Nov 13, Music in the service with Rabbi and Cantor

Saturday, Nov 14th
7:30pm Havdalah Celebration

8:00 pm -- Concert/Lecture including a performance of the "Klezmer
Shul" followed by a Dance Party
hors d’oeuvres and wine
(Admission Free )

Sunday, Nov 15
12:15, Lunch and learn for adults, Ask Drs. Kez

Temple Beth Tikvah
196 Durham Rd. (Route 79)
Madison, CT 06443
For further information, contact Cantor Goldberg at 203-245-7028, ext.
209.

Afro-Semitic Experience, Tenafly, NJ, 13 Nov 2009

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

November 13, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Friday night service, Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, New York, for more please call 914-967-4382

November 21, 2009

Yale Strom in Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo, MI, 21 Nov 2009

Yale StromNovember 21, 8pm: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi in concert,
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo. Tickets are
$15 regular, $12 senior, $5 student/18 and under.
Congregation of Moses, 2501 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo. For
tickets and information: 800 228-9858.

www.mfsm.us

Yale Strom in Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo, MI, 21 Nov 2009

Yale StromNovember 22, 4:30pm: Common Chords in concert, Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo. Led by Pakistani rockstar Salman Ahmad and klezmer great Yale Strom, Common Chords promotes peace and interethnic understanding in a fusion of Sufi rock, klezmer, bhangra, tabla and Qwaali and Yiddish vocals. First Presbyterian Church/Mid-west Arts. 321 West South Street. Tickets are $15 regular, $12 senior, $5 student/18 and under. For tickets and information: 800 228-9858

www.mfsm.us

February 6, 2010

Shloyshim for Avrom Sutzkever, Jewish Public Library, Montreal, Canada, 6 January 2010

Shloyshim for Avrom Sutzkever at the JPL

Montreal, January 6, 2010 – The Jewish Public Library is honouring the memory of the celebrated Yiddish poet and cultural icon Avrom (Abraham) Sutzkever in a Shloyshim (thirtieth day) commemoration on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. Sutzkever recently passed away at the age of 96 in Israel and was well known to many in the Montreal Jewish community. This event is free and everyone is welcome. The program will be in Yiddish, English and French. For further information, please call the Jewish Public Library at (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006.


1, carré Cummings Square (5151 Côte Ste-Catherine)
Montréal (Québec) H3W 1M6
Phone (514) 345-2627 ext./poste 3006
Fax/Télécopieur (514) 345-6479

February 22, 2010

In Memory of Avrom Sutzekever: A Public Program, YIVO, New York, NY, 22 February 2010

IN MEMORY OF AVROM SUTZKEVER: A Public Program
Monday, February 22, 2010
6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Admission: Free

Avrom Sutzkever was a great Yiddish poet and a hero of the Jewish people. He was born near Vilna, spent most of his youth in the city, survived the Holocaust there, and then settled in Israel. From 1949 to 1995, Sutzkever edited the prestigious Yiddish literary journal Goldene keyt.

In the wartime ghetto, Sutzkever was drafted by the Nazis to work on a team sorting books from plundered Jewish libraries, including YIVO's; the most valuable of the books were to be shipped to an institute in Germany devoted to "Jewish studies without Jews," the rest destroyed. He and some of his colleagues, who were nicknamed the "Paper Brigade," risked their lives by removing rare books from the selection and burying them. After the war, he and others returned to Vilna to dig up their cache and send
much of it to YIVO in New York.

Avrom Sutzkever died on January 20. On the occasion of his shloyshim (one-month anniversary of his death), YIVO is holding a public program to pay tribute to his memory. Participants include:

Benjamin Harshav: Sutzkever's Poetry (Yiddish-English)
David Fishman: Sutzkever's Life (Yiddish)
Benjamin & Barbara Harshav: poetry reading (Yiddish-English)
Boris Sandler: a few words on behalf of the family of Yiddish writers (Yiddish)
Hy Wolfe, Shane Baker & Barney Zumoff: poetry reading (Yiddish-English)
Adrienne Cooper: two songs by Sutzkever (sung in Yiddish)
Recording of Avrom Sutzkever reading one of his poems (Yiddish)
Recording of Dan Miron lecturing on Sutzkever (English)

The program is sponsored by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Congress for Jewish Culture-CYCO, the Forverts and the Workmen's Circle.

Dr. Paul (Hershl) Glasser
Associate Dean, Max Weinreich Center
Senior Research Associate, Yiddish Language
212-294-6139

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16 Street
New York, New York 10011
212-246-6080 (ph)
212-292-1892 (fax)
www.yivo.org

March 26, 2010

Zmiros @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 26 Mar 2010

25th Jewish Music Festival logoZmiros
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Service and Concert

Stunning sacred songs for Shabbos and Pesach with Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London, of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics

Temple Beth Sholom
642 Dolores Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577

FREE

510-357-8505
For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events

Zmiros @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 26 Mar 2010

25th Jewish Music Festival logoZmiros
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Service and Concert

Stunning sacred songs for Shabbos and Pesach with Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London, of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics

Temple Beth Sholom
642 Dolores Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577

FREE

510-357-8505
For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events

October 23, 2010

Shir L'Shalom & Mi Yodea melaveh malkah, Chicago, IL, 23 Oct 2010

Melaveh Malkah Young Israel of West Rogers Park- 2706 w touhy Chicago, IL 10/23 9 PM featuring Shir L'Shalom (Ken Burnstein, Ruby Harris, Al Goldberg) and Mi Yodea (Phil Isaacson, Ann Gross, M Hurley, Sue and Ellie Kaplan) and a jam featuring members of both bands and....? $10 suggested donation. Free soda, chips, etc, & pizza for purchase. ... the adventure in home made Jewish music (straight from the heart) continues. 6'th mi yodea show and we're still here—boruch Hashem. I'm particularly looking forward to jamming with Ruby and (mitziut drum circle co-leader) Al at end of evening as well. "Mi Yodea" is on first—around 9.

November 5, 2010

Afro-Semitic Experience, E. Lansing, MI, 5 Nov 2010

band photoNovember 5, 7:30 or 8:00 p.m.
Friday night service with The Afro-Semitic Experience
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
1924 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, Michigan,

for more info please call: 517-351-3570, or visit www.shaareyzedek.com

November 6, 2010

Afro-Semitic Experience, E. Lansing, MI, 6 Nov 2010

band photoNovember 6, 7:30 p.m.
Friday night service with The Afro-Semitic Experience

Temple Emanuel,
1715 East Fulton Street,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

for tickets and more info please call (616) 459-5976 or visit www.templeemanuelgr.org

February 18, 2011

Friday Night Services w/Lost Tribe, Louisville, KY, 18 Feb 2011

Friday night services with Lost Tribe

February 18th
Temple Shalom
4615 Lowe Road
Louisville KY 40220

March 11, 2011

"Sing Songs of Shabbat," Boston Jewish Music Festival, 11 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Sing Songs of Shabbat
Friday night, Mar 11, 2011, Various Locations

While Jewish music runs the gamut from the Balkans to Broadway, from the mournful to the madcap, there is no denying its roots are based in prayer melodies. This year, BJMF is proud to offer an innovative exploration of Jewish spiritual music in synagogues and on stage. No matter what your level of observance or practice, we think you’ll find inspiration at this very special weekend of divine musical sparks.

Another first! And not just for Boston, but for Jewish Music Festivals around the country. We’re proud to invite the public to attend one of four festive Kabbalat Shabbat Programs. What better way to experience the eclectic history of Jewish ritual music.

  • Cantor Yaakov Lemmer will be davening at the Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill Street, Swampscott.
  • Cantor Aaron Bensoussan will lead a Sephardic service at Temple Aliyah, 1664 Central Ave, Needham.
  • Neshama Carlebach will be a special Shabbaton guest and participate in Temple Emanuel’s Shabbat Alive! services, 385 Ward Street, Newton.
  • A Baroque Italian Kabbalat Shabbat, composed by Salamone Rossi of Mantua in the 1630’s, will be performed by Cantor Louise Treitman and her ensemble at Congregation B’nai Torah, 225 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

All services are free but space is limited at each temple. Reservations for each event can be made via the email links below:
Yaakov Lemmer at Chabad of North Shore
Aaron Benssousan at Temple Aliyah
Neshama Carlebach at Temple Emanuel
Baroque Italian at Congregation B’nai Torah

"Let My People Sing" introducing "Ashkenafard", 11 Mar 2011

logoJewish entertainer, Craig Taubman, and Craig N' Co. will once again produce this year's 6th annual Let My People Sing in Los Angeles, California. This year the festival will introduce Ashkenafard, a 24-hour celebration of who we are and where we come from, featuring the best Israeli, Sefardi, Persian, and Ashkenazi dance, music, and cuisine.

Events will take place at Sinai Temple on March 11-12 and feature ongoing performances by Aviva Chernick, Yale Strom, Hot Pstromi, Basya Schechter, Galeet Dardashti, Moshav, Comedian Yisrael Campbell, Todd Herzog, Yuval Ron and Soul Farm.

Other program highlights include The Jewish Artifact Road Show the Ashkenafard Cookoff, and the 60 second Oral History Project.

For more information or to get involved visit www.letmypeoplesing.com

September 24, 2011

Slichot concert, NYC, 24 Sep, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 8:30pm
Annual Slichot concert -free!


...followed by Slichot services featuring special guest baal tefillah Rabbi Moshe Silver!

January 13, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Service, NYC, 13 Jan 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012, 6pm, during Shabbat B'Shir Services
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Service

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NYC
7 West 83rd Street
FREE OF CHARGE
Featuring The Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble
along with our Cantors, Choirs and Instrumentalists in a musical tribute!

Tel: 646-454-3039
rodephsholom.org

February 12, 2012

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 12 Feb 2012

February 12th - 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills - www.Betham.org

Shabbos Zingt - A Bay Area Yiddish ensemble has created a new kind of Shabbos service, with Yiddish melodies and a Klezmer feel. You will learn newly composed and old Yiddish tunes and bring in Shabbos with a sense of Yiddishkayt. Led by songstress: Heather Klein, Be'eri Moalem; viola, Ken Mowrey; percussion, and Karen Hutchinson; piano/accordion.

February 24, 2012

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 24 Feb 2012

February 24th, Friday at Peninsula Temple Beth El
www.ptbe.org

Shabbos Zingt - A Bay Area Yiddish ensemble has created a new kind of Shabbos service, with Yiddish melodies and a Klezmer feel. You will learn newly composed and old Yiddish tunes and bring in Shabbos with a sense of Yiddishkayt. Led by songstress: Heather Klein, Be'eri Moalem; viola, Ken Mowrey; percussion, and Karen Hutchinson; piano/accordion.

March 30, 2012

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 30 Mar 2012

March 30th, Friday at Shir Hadash
www.shirhadash.org

Shabbos Zingt - A Bay Area Yiddish ensemble has created a new kind of Shabbos service, with Yiddish melodies and a Klezmer feel. You will learn newly composed and old Yiddish tunes and bring in Shabbos with a sense of Yiddishkayt. Led by songstress: Heather Klein, Be'eri Moalem; viola, Ken Mowrey; percussion, and Karen Hutchinson; piano/accordion.

April 6, 2012

First Night seder, NYC, 6 Apr, 2012

First Night Seder on Sixth!

Friday, Apr 6 at 07:00 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

The deepest, most liberating, ritualistic, theatrical, fun Jewish holiday - the Sixth Street Community Synagogue will be hosting a First Night Seder. Swinging between tradition and utter hipness, Rabbi Greg Wall will lead community through this wonderful meaningful night. The first night seder will recap the very basics of the tradition, in the most user-friendly warm fashion. Delicious food, plenty o' wine, and all the matza you can eat..

Click HERE to reserve your seat!
The celebration is co-sponsored by Passover Across America and the National Jewish Outreach Program.

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

June 15, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music, 15 June, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music

New to the Celebration will be a choral concert in the context of the Berkshire Jewish Community‚s "Shabbat Across the Berkshires." On Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m, at the Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, the Celebration will join a Sabbath worship augmented by outstanding choral music presented by The Cantilena Singers, under the direction of Andrea Goodman. The repertoire will include classical composers such as Sulzer and Lewandowski, and contemporary composers such as Finkelstein, Friedman and Janowski. Cantor and co-director Robert Scherr will be a featured soloist with the chorale. As this is part of the regular Friday night service, there is no charge; the public is invited.

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.

December 7, 2012

Chanukah Friday night service, Rockville, MD, 7 Dec 2012

width="161" height="200" alt="Caron Dale">Join Caron Dale, lead singer and founder of Lox & Vodka, at Hevrat Shalom Congregation where she is the Senior Cantorial Soloist. Click for Friday night Shabbat Service schedule.
The Chanukah Service, lead by Rabbi Arnold Saltzman and Cantor Caron, will be filled with music.
Friday evening, December 7th
7:45; Ingleside at King Farm; 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850

December 14, 2012

Chanukah Shabbat service, NYC, 14 Dec 2012

CANTORS AND CHOIRS LIGHT ONE CANDLE AT RODEPH SHOLOM CHANUKAH EXTRAVAGANZA

Congregation Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with a jubilant, intergenerational Shabbat service on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 6 P.M. This year‚s extravaganza will include a medley of musical performances and songful prayers led by Rodeph Sholom‚s Senior Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Associate Cantor Shayna De Lowe, and Cantorial-Intern Ben Ellerin. The first night of Chanukah this year is Saturday, December 8, 2012.

This event will be a Chanukah celebration of miracles and the power of perseverance in the face of adversity. The synagogue‚s volunteer adult choir will offer beloved selections such as Peter Yarrow‚s, „Light One Candle,‰ and Danny Maseng‚s, „Bring on the Light,‰ a Chanukah favorite ever since it was specially commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom in 2001. The Children‚s Choir and the Jr. Jr. Choir will also lend their spirited voices to the festivities.

The cantors and choirs will be accompanied by Rodeph Sholom's organist, J. David Williams, as well as John Hadfield on percussion, Susan Rotholz on flute, Eliot Bailen on guitar and cello, and Daniel Freeman, acoustic and electric bass.

This high-spirited service is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information, please call (646) 454-3030 or go to www.rodephsholom.org.

Klezmer Shabbat Service, San Francisco, CA, 14 Dec 2012

dance sessionFriday, December 14, 8:15pm, Klezmer Shabbat Service, Congregation Sha'ar Zahav. San Francisco. With dance leader Bruce Bierman. No charge. More info: shaarzahav.org.

March 1, 2013

Josh Nelson Warehouse Shabbat, Cambridge, MA, 1 March 2013

Boston Jewish Music FestivalA Boston Jewish Music Festival presentation

Josh Nelson Warehouse Shabbat
Oberon
Cambridge 6:30 PM

A unique, multi-media/musical young adult Shabbat-with snacks, psirits and spirit-by one of today's top Jewish performers.
www.bostonjewishmusicfestival.org

March 8, 2013

Kurland-Davis residency, Fort Wayne, IN, 8-10 Mar 2013

Congregation Bnai Jacob
www.bnaijacobfw.org

Congregation Bnai Jacob of Fort Wayne, Indiana is excited to welcome Peggy Davis and Joe Kurland to B'nai Jacob the weekend of March 8-10, when the talented duo will conduct a series of art and music workshops plus an evening concert of Yiddish songs and Klezmer music with "The Wholesale Klezmer Band".

The weekend's plans are as follows:

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Services followed by an oneg. Joe will lead services and Peggy will give the Dvar Torah.

Saturday, March 9th, 9:15am - Services followed by kiddush lunch. Joe will lead services and Peggy will give the Dvar Torah.

Saturday, March 9th following kiddush lunch - Joe Kurland presents: "Yiddish Midrash: An Examination of Yiddish Poetry and Song that Comments on Torah/Tanakh Stories"

Saturday, March 9th, 8:00pm - Havdala followed by an evening concert of Yiddish songs and entertainment by "The Wholesale Klezmer Band" (Joe, Peggy, Christina Crowder, David Tasgal)

Sunday, March 10th - 9:30am-12:30pm: Series of art and music workshops; 12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch; 1:00pm-2:00pm: "How to Dance at a Jewish Wedding"

This weekend continues the series of multigenerational events in celebration of Congregation B'nai Jacob's centennial. All events are open to the community and are sponsored by PNC Schneider Charitable Trust.

March 9, 2013

Kurland-Davis residency, Fort Wayne, IN, 8-10 Mar 2013

Congregation Bnai Jacob
www.bnaijacobfw.org

Congregation Bnai Jacob of Fort Wayne, Indiana is excited to welcome Peggy Davis and Joe Kurland to B'nai Jacob the weekend of March 8-10, when the talented duo will conduct a series of art and music workshops plus an evening concert of Yiddish songs and Klezmer music with "The Wholesale Klezmer Band".

The weekend's plans are as follows:

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Services followed by an oneg. Joe will lead services and Peggy will give the Dvar Torah.

Saturday, March 9th, 9:15am - Services followed by kiddush lunch. Joe will lead services and Peggy will give the Dvar Torah.

Saturday, March 9th following kiddush lunch - Joe Kurland presents: "Yiddish Midrash: An Examination of Yiddish Poetry and Song that Comments on Torah/Tanakh Stories"

Saturday, March 9th, 8:00pm - Havdala followed by an evening concert of Yiddish songs and entertainment by "The Wholesale Klezmer Band" (Joe, Peggy, Christina Crowder, David Tasgal)

Sunday, March 10th - 9:30am-12:30pm: Series of art and music workshops; 12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch; 1:00pm-2:00pm: "How to Dance at a Jewish Wedding"

This weekend continues the series of multigenerational events in celebration of Congregation B'nai Jacob's centennial. All events are open to the community and are sponsored by PNC Schneider Charitable Trust.

March 10, 2013

Kurland-Davis residency, Fort Wayne, IN, 8-10 Mar 2013

Congregation Bnai Jacob
www.bnaijacobfw.org

Congregation Bnai Jacob of Fort Wayne, Indiana is excited to welcome Peggy Davis and Joe Kurland to B'nai Jacob the weekend of March 8-10, when the talented duo will conduct a series of art and music workshops plus an evening concert of Yiddish songs and Klezmer music with "The Wholesale Klezmer Band".

The weekend's plans are as follows:

Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm - Services followed by an oneg. Joe will lead services and Peggy will give the Dvar Torah.

Saturday, March 9th, 9:15am - Services followed by kiddush lunch. Joe will lead services and Peggy will give the Dvar Torah.

Saturday, March 9th following kiddush lunch - Joe Kurland presents: "Yiddish Midrash: An Examination of Yiddish Poetry and Song that Comments on Torah/Tanakh Stories"

Saturday, March 9th, 8:00pm - Havdala followed by an evening concert of Yiddish songs and entertainment by "The Wholesale Klezmer Band" (Joe, Peggy, Christina Crowder, David Tasgal)

Sunday, March 10th - 9:30am-12:30pm: Series of art and music workshops; 12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch; 1:00pm-2:00pm: "How to Dance at a Jewish Wedding"

This weekend continues the series of multigenerational events in celebration of Congregation B'nai Jacob's centennial. All events are open to the community and are sponsored by PNC Schneider Charitable Trust.

July 20, 2013

Jewlia Eisenberg, Shabbat Services, Berkeley, CA, 20 Jul 2013

Cave ConcertsJewlia Eisenberg

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:30am
Island Picnic Area
Tilden Park
Berkeley, CA
Free

For everyone you know who wants a Jewish yet inclusive wedding, rooted in tradition and welcoming in spirit, check out Jewlia's cantorial avatar: www.radicalritual.com Jewlia is leading relaxed, song-based Shabbat services in the park for Aquarian Minyan. BYO Ice Tea and a blanket! You definitely don't need to be Jewish, welcome to all, come by if you like to sing outdoors.

September 25, 2013

Casco Bay Tummlers, Simchat Torah service, S. Portland, ME, 25 Sep, 2013

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:30pm
Simchat Torah service at Temple Bet Ha'am
81 Westbrook St.
South Portland, ME
(207) 879-0028
bethaam.org

The Tummlers will be helping Rabbi Jared Saks and the congregation of Temple Bet Ha'am celebrate the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah.

October 25, 2013

Strauss-Warschauer Duo Kaboles Shabbes, Tiburon, CA, 25 Oct, 2013

photo by Avia MooreStrauss Warschauer Duo

Friday, October 25, 6:15pm
Kabbalat Shabbat (Kaboles Shabbes) service, 8:00pm
Congregation Kol Shofar
Tiburon, CA
No charge
More info: 415.388.1818
kolshofar.org

December 6, 2013

Chappy Chanukkah Shabbat w/Caron Dale, Rockville, MD, 6 Dec 2013

width="161" height="200" alt="Caron Dale">Join Cantorial Soloist Caron Dale and musical friends for a Chappy Chanukkah Shabbat Celebration with song, prayer and fun food

Friday evening, December 6; 7:45
Congregation Hevrat Shalom welcomes you
Ingleside at King Farm
701 King Farm Blvd
Rockville, MD
street parking

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 19, 2014

Tu B'Shvat Celebration, Bethlehem, NH, 19 Jan 2014

Dancing and Music/Sunday Tu B'Shevat Luncheon!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 12:30pm
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation,
39 Strawberry Hill Rd,
Bethlehem NH.

Great music and merry making will prove to brighten up the middle of January and will take place at the Synagogue in celebration of the New Year for the Trees! With "String Equinox" featuring Beverly Woods and Shana Aisenberg. Dances taught by Neskaya.

February 28, 2014

Moroccan-themed Musical Shabbat, Wilmette, IL, 28 Feb 2014

Moroccan-themed Musical Shabbat

Friday, 28 Feb, 2014, 7:30pm
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Ave.
Wilmette, Illinois

Join Cantorial Soloist Adam Davis and world music ensemble Lamajamal on a musical journey through the melodies and maqams of Jewish Morocco! We'll explore exciting, exotic sounds of Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier, Essouira, Rabat and the Atlas mountains in this special Shabbat service at Sukkat Shalom celebrating the rich musical heritage of Moroccan Jewry. A tasty Moroccan-themed oneg follows!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1406149229636519/

March 2, 2014

Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 2 Mar 2014

Sunday Mar 2, 2014 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA.

The fun is free,
but donations are welcome and tax deductible!

Bring your instrument,
your dancing shoes,
your voice and your family
for this Community Klezmer Initiative event.

Tel: 610-389-6036
Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
www.communityklezmer.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/267482953413191

March 7, 2014

Alicia Jo Rabins, "Friday Night Supper," London, UK, 7 Mar, 2014

Alicia Jo RabinsAlicia Jo Rabins’ Friday night Supper

Friday, Mar 7, 2014,
JW3 - Jewish Community Center London
341-351 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ET, UK

£25.00 (Standard) / £12.50 (Concession)
+44 (0)20 7433 8988
Tickets and more info: www.jw3.org.uk/event/girls-trouble?pid=4369

At the Friday Night Supper Club enjoy a slap up meal followed by a performance from a visiting artist.

Poetry from the poet, singer and scholar, Alicia Jo Rabins.

These evenings are 100% Shabbat friendly (however you observe Shabbat). This meal is catered by an external kosher company. The meal is buffet-style.

March 8, 2014

"Girls in Trouble," London, UK, 8 Mar, 2014

Alicia Jo RabinsAlicia Jo Rabins’ GIRLS IN TROUBLE

Saturday, Mar 8, 2014,
JW3 - Jewish Community Center London
341-351 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ET, UK

£15.00 (Standard) / £7.50 (Concession)
+44 (0)20 7433 8988
Tickets and more info: www.jw3.org.uk/event/girls-trouble?pid=3550

March 15, 2014

Purim Extravaganza, Berkeley, CA, 15 Mar, 2014

PURIM EXTRAVAGANZA! in the Ashkenaz style: the Aquarian Minyan Ultimate Purim Party! Special food, special music, special theatrics, costumes, and the traditional Megillah reading, followed by satirical theatrics by the Purim Shpiellers. The versatile band Adama closes the night, with dancing led by klezmer dance maven Bruce Bierman to a klezmer, Ladino, Middle Eastern, Yiddish, Hasidic fusion. Come in costumeand and bring your favorite noisemakers and be ready to use them at the mention of you-know-who’s name!

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014, 7pm
Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo,
Berkeley, CA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1468593736693037/

The Sway Machinery Purim Carnival, Brooklyn, NY, 15 Mar, 2014

The Sway MachineryThe Sway Machinery Purim Carnival!

Saturday, March 15 8pm
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY

$10 IN ADVANCE (get your tickets now!) or $15 at the door, but make that $10 for those in wondrous and fantastical attire

As we have done in the past, and will do in the future, The Sway Machinery is throwing down for the good people of Brooklyn this Purim--the Jewish carnival festival of reversal, libido and libation...we will be observing, celebration style...we hope to see you all out and about sharing in the good cheer...and for those of you sporting costumes, there will be cheaper tickets...

In keeping with the flow of energies between Persians and Jews documented in the Scroll of Esther...The Sway Machinery will be joined by Mitra Sumara, a band that plays pre-Revolutionary Iranian pop music, leaning heavily towards the funkiness that was the zeit-geist of serious music heads in the '70s. You will surely enjoy what they bring.

Also in attendance will be local favorite and Mehanata regular, DJ Joro Boro, keeping things warm before, after and between sets.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/245492835630930/

March 22, 2014

Special teen Havdallah w/Saul Kaye, Newton, MA, 22 Mar 2014

Special Teen Havdallah with Saul Kaye

Sat, Mar 22, 7:30pm
Location TBA
Newton, MA

Teens are invited to a blues havdallah service and coffee house performance. Experienced musicians and songleaders are welcome to bring instruments. Co-sponsored by Prozdor at Hebrew College.

Admission $5.

More info: special-teen-havdallah-with-saul-kaye

April 15, 2014

Purim Celebration w/Klezmania, San Francisco, CA 15 Apr 2014

Purim is here! Fun, games, music celebration and so much more!
Bring the whole Family!

For the first time ever, 4 San Francisco Congregations have come together to sponsor this event!
Beth Israel Judea, B'nai Emunah, Ner Tamid and Or Shalom
(Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative all under 1 tent!)

Saturday Evening, March 15

Purim Celebration with KLEZMANIA!
ALL ARE WELCOME!

The evening menu:
6-7 - Vegetarian potluck dinner
7-815 - Megilla readings
815-830 - Havdallah
830-10 - KLEZMANIA!, dessert and beverage bar

[childcare provided]
$5 suggested donation for visitors at the Door (NICE PRICE!)

Beth Israel Judea/Or Shalom
625 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, CA 94

415-586-8833

More info: bnaiemunahsf.org/events/2014-03-15/600-pm-purim

September 20, 2014

Selichot w/Lox & Vodka, Alexandria, VA, 20 Sep 2014

Join Lox & Vodka
for an uplifting and spiritual Selichot Service

Saturday evening, 9/20, 7:30 PM.
Congregation Beth El Hebrew,
3830 Seminary Rd,
Alexandria, VA 2230

September 21, 2014

Kef, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21 Sep 2014

Kef en vivo en Rosh Hashana Urbano

Sunday, September 21at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barrancas de Belgrano
Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Este domingo 21/9 a las 15hs en Barrancas de Belgrano, vale la pena pasar por el Rosh Hashaná Urbano. TOCA KEF!!!
Traé a tu amigo Goy así conoce a la banda que te enorgullece desde
hace más de 13 años. Además hay comidas típicas, artesanías paisanas,
CDs y más.
Invitá que es gratis! familia, clientes y proveedores, vas a quedar muy bien.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/565527616908535/

November 7, 2014

Kristallnacht commemoration, NYC, 7 Nov 2014

KRISTALLNACHT, “THE NIGHT OF GLASS,” NOVEMBER 9, 1938, COMMEMORATED WITH THE GLORIOUS MUSIC OF SALOMON SULZER AND LOUIS LEWANDOWSKI

Nov 7, 2014, 6pm
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 W. 83rd Street off of Central Park West
For more information, please call 646-454-3030

Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein and Associate Cantor, Shayna De Lowe will commemorate Kristallnacht-“the Night of Broken Glass”, with the rarely performed and glorious music of renowned Viennese Cantor, Salomon Sulzer and Berlin composer, Louis Lewandowski at 6p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 during Shabbat services.

Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat, Pittsburgh, PA, 7 Nov 2014

Klezmer Music November 7 & 8

Parkway Jewish Center Sha'ar Hashamayim
300 Princeton Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
phone: 412-823-4338

Violinist Steven Greenman and accordionist Walt Mahovlich will join Cantor Shapiro for our November 7 Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00p.m. and a special concert on Saturday November 8 from 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

More info: parkwayjewishcenter.org/

December 19, 2014

KLEZMANIA! & Cantor Roslyn Barak, Kabalat Shabbat, San Francisco, CA, 19 Dec 2014

Ben Brussell & KLEZMANIA! Featured Band at: Golden State Warriors VS Sacramento Kings Basketball Game Monday, December 22, 7:30 PM Oracle Arena 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621 510-569-2121 Big Monday night Warriors Game featuring KLEZMANIA! Don't miss out! Wow!

Hanukkah Service w/Heather Klein, Fremont, CA, 19 Dec 2014

Heather KleinHeather Klein
Hanukkah Service

December 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Torah
42000 Paseo Padre Parkway,
Fremont, CA 94539
Phone: 510-656-7141

December 20, 2014

Chanukah Party w/Ben Brussell, Albany, CA, 20 Dec 2014

Ben Brussell - Solo Mandolin & Vocals Chanukah Party and Silent Auction Congregation Kol Hadash Chanukah Party Saturday, December 20, 6 PM to 9 PM Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 510-982-1455 Bring your friends and family and join us for our annual Chanukah party with a short service, delicious food, a wonderful silent auction, and entertainment. Song-leading by Ben Brussell. Potluck diner before service.

6th Annual Hanukah Community Celebration, Berkeley, CA, 20 Dec 2014

6th Annual Hanukah Community Celebration Saturday, December 20 at 7:00pm Jewish Community Center of The East Bay 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, California 94709 On the 5th night of Hanukkah, the community will get together to light candles, sing Hanukkah songs and enjoy performances by top Bay Area musicians. Traditional Hanukkah food will be sold. All ages.. Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1501177963502303/

Hanukkah Community Celebration, Berkeley, CA, 20 Dec 2014

Hanukkah Community Celebration, hosted by Nigunim Community Chorus. Performances by Nigunim Community Chorus, Diane Wirtschafter, Eliana Kissner, and others. Folk dancing led by Allen King.

Saturday, December 20, 7:00pm
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St.,
Berkeley, CA

Tickets: $15. More info, online HERE.

Red Hot Chachkas, Sunnyvale, CA, 20 Dec 2014

The Red Hot Chachkas

Saturday, December 20, 8:00pm
Sunnyvale Theatre
550 E. Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 730-7725

More info: sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/CommunityServices/Arts/EveningsofCulturalArts/RedHotChachkas.aspx

A Klezmer Winter Celebration/Dance, Petaluma, CA, 20 Dec 2014

A Klezmer Winter Celebration Concert and Dance with Jubilee Klezmer

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville Street, at E. Washington
Petaluma, CA

Tickets: $10 students, youth and advance/ $12 door.

More info: 707.762.5600 X101, or online

December 23, 2014

London Klezmer Quartet Chanukah candle-lighting, Bournemouth, UK, 23 Dec 2014

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet trio plays for Chanukah Concert with candle-lighting. Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014, 3pm Bournemouth Reform Synagogue, 53 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3PA Info and bookings: 01202 557736

January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration service, music, NYC, 16 Jan 2015

publicity photo c2014 Marcy Feld Photography

6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street (between Columbus and Central Park West),
New York City, 10024
open to the public

Building on our community conversation on race and (in)justice, Erika Davis, a blogger who writes about the intersections of race, racism, religion and sexual orientation on her blog, Black, Gay and Jewish will speak about the Black Lives Matter movement and the Jewish community during Shabbat services during our celebration to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the service, an original take on gospel music will emerge and resound. The joyous, eclectic program of music will spotlight composers such as Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary and Dion and features Cantor Rebecca Garfein alongside top-notch vocalists and instrumentalists in a musical evening dedicated to King’s vision for freedom and peace. Cantor Garfein will also debut a gospel-style L’cha Dodi that she commissioned from award-winning songwriter, Michael
Hunter Ochs (www.ochsongs.com.)

For more information about the evening, contact the Congregation Rodeph Sholom Cantors’ Study at 646-454-3039.

February 27, 2015

Songs of Shabbat across the region: The Salomone Rossi Kabbalat Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Needham, MA, 27 Feb 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Salomone Rossi Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Beth Shalom
670 Highland Ave
Needham MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

The Salomone Rossi Kabbalat Shabbat: Italian Jew Salomone Rossi was one of the most noted Baroque composers of his era; he is credited with creating the first choral-sung service, setting Psalms to music for a variety of voices. Join some outstanding local musicians in this perennial BJMF favorite.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

March 1, 2015

Sacred songs of Hindus & Jews @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 1 Mar 2015

festival logoSacred songs of Hindus & Jews

Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA

Tickets: $20/advance; $25/door: You can purchase advance tickets online.

A fascinating musical exploration of shared spiritual themes in Jewish and Hindu music featuring Deepti Navaratna and Cantor Randall Schloss.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/hind-jew-muisc/

March 6, 2015

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Sacred Hebrew Chants @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Needham, MA, 6 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Sacred Hebrew Chants

Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave
Needham, MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Sacred Hebrew Chants with Cantor Gaston Bogomolni and special guest, Noam Sender, is an opportunity to explore participatory prayers and Hebrew mantras.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Purim-spiced Kabbalat Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 6 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Purim-spiced Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 6:30pm
Temple Shalom,
175 Temple St.,
Newton MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Purim-spiced Kabbalat Shabbat will feature Cantor Peter Halpern leading a Friday night service inspired by songs of Purim.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Rhythms of Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Weston, MA, 6 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Rhythms of Shabbat

Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 7:30pm
Hineni Renewal Community
Weston MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Rhythms of Shabbat with Reb Mitch Gordon, leading services from the drum, including chanting, meditation, and participatory drumming.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

March 13, 2015

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Jazz Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 13 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Jazz Shabbat

Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Beth Avodah
45 Puddingstone Lane
Newton MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Jazz Shabbat with flutist Amir Millstein, Israeli and founder of the legendary Bustan Abraham Quartet.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Sharon, MA, 13 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Sinai
25 Canton St.
Sharon MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Jazz Shabbat with Hebrew College’s Kol Arev Choir and a small klezmer ensemble.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Shabbat Songs of Our People @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Nashua, NH, 13 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Shabbat Songs of Our People

Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 8pm
Temple Beth Abraham
4 Raymond St.
Nashua NH

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Shabbat Songs of Our People with special guest Cantor Rosalie Gerut, Boston’s hidden gem of Jewish/Yiddish cabaret and folk music.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

April 17, 2015

Jaffa Road @ Shabbat Services, San Francisco 17-18 Apr 2015

jaffa roadJaffa Road
SHABBAT AT CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM (CBS) in San Francisco

Friday April 17 at 6:30 pm sharp
Congregation Beth Shalom
301 14th Avenue (near the corner of Clement Street)
San Francisco, California 94118

Our lead singer Aviva Chernick and Rabbi Aubrey Glazer will be leading Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Services with the full Jaffa Road ensemble.

Saturday morning at 9 AM Aviva will be leading Shabbat services in the incredible sanctuary at CBS, with our dear friend Rabbi Aubrey Glazer.

Saturday Evening at 7:30 (event starts at 7:15, music at 8:30 Pm) we will join Rabbi Glazer to present specially prepared music for the CBS MIMOUNA celebration. This special event celebrates the end of passover and revives a long tradition from the Jewish communities of North Africa.

June 3, 2015

Tikkun Leil Shavuot w/Piyut singing, Berkeley, CA, 3 Jun 2015

JCC East Bay presents:
Piyut: Singing to Shavuot - learn devotional mizrachi music

Thursday, June 3, 2015, 6:15pm to 7:00am June 4, 2015
Opportunities to pray, sing and learn piyutim with rabbis, cantors, musicians and teachers
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, CA

More info: www.jcceastbay.org/clientuploads/2014%20Tikkun%20Leyl%20Shavuot%20Flyer%20Updated.pdf

August 7, 2015

Friday night services w/Steven Greenman, Seattle, WA, 7 Aug 2015

Russian Jewish Music Performance w/violinist Steven Greenman and pianist Byron Schenkman

Friday, August 7 / 7:15 PM
Temple Beth Am
2632 NE 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
206-525-0915

This August, Temple Beth Am will present Cleveland-based violinist Steven Greenman with pianist Byron Schenkman in a free 30 minute performance of Russian Jewish violin music, circa 1900, including works by Joseph Achron, Joel Engel, and Leon Schwartz.

Greenman and Schenkman will also perform an additional short piece during the 8:00 PM service.

More info: www.templebetham.org/worship/shabbat/friday-night

December 4, 2015

Klezmer Shabbat w/Cantor Sharon Bernstein, San Francisco, CA, 4 Dec 2015

Klezmer Shabbat, with Cantor Sharon Bernstein on vocals and piano, Stuart Brotman on bass, Sheldon Brown on clarinet, Ilana Sherer on violin, and Bruce Bierman on feet. A night of singing, dancing, davening (prayer), and eating.

Friday, December 4, 7:30pm,
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
290 Dolores St.,
San Francisco, CA

No charge.
More info: 415.861.6932

December 6, 2015

Hanukkah First Light with di bostoner klezmer, Waltham, MA, 6 Dec 2015

Hanukkah First Light with di bostoner klezmer

Sun, Dec 6, 2015 4 PM
Temple Beth Israel,
25 Harvard St.,
Waltham MA

Join the Temple Beth Israel community and Di Bostoner Klezmer for a holiday celebration with great music, high pirits, and lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah!

Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:00pm
$12, children $5, pay at the door
Refreshments served

More info: www.facebook.com/events/1062374137129592/

May 9, 2016

Celebrate new moon with Book of J, Oakland, CA, 9 May 2016

Rosh Khodesh: New Moon Gather

Monday, May 9 at 7:30 PM
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit St,
Oakland, California 94609

Tix/More info

Celebrate the new month in a welcoming context, rich with music and learning! Artists-in-Residence Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood - solo) will teach and perform songs of the new month. We open with tea, cake and text study, we close with a ritual outside under the dark sky of the new moon. A great way to bring in the new month with joy and intention!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1718147375110524/

June 3, 2016

"Shabbat in Song@Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, 3 Jun 2016

Jon Madof's Zion80
Songs of the German-American folk rock rabbi Shlomo Carlebach meet funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Sun, Jun 9, 2016, 7pm
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD

More info: www.wjmf.org/events/zion80/

September 16, 2016

Nariya - Shabbat Sing Out, Brookline, MA, 16 Sep 2016

Nariya—the Shabbat Sing Out

Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 6pm – 7:45pm
Temple Beth Zion
Beacon St.
Brookline, MA

Nariya is entering its second season at TBZ! Come raise your voices, move your bodies, and catch your breathe as we create a circle of sound to welcome in Shabbat together. After Ma'ariv at 7:45, we will have a communal potluck followed by z'mirot (more singing).

More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/530456040482547/

March 23, 2017

שבת - ניגון - תכנית מוסיקלית לכל המשפחה, Tel Aviv, Israel, 23-24 Mar 2017

שבת - ניגון - תכנית מוסיקלית לכל המשפחה

Mar 23, 2017, 5pm to Mar 24, 2017, 6pm
לסל 7
Israel תל אביב

בית לייוויק בשיתוף פעולה עם בית תפילה ישראלי, מזמין את הקהל ל"שבת ניגון" :
גוונים של כליזמר לפני קבלת השבת - תכנית מוסיקלית מעולם היידיש בהנחיית אמן הקלרינט גל קליין.

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March 24, 2017

עשרה שירים ודמות, Tel Aviv, Israel, 24 Mar 2017

עשרה שירים ודמות

Mar 24, 2017, 11am
לסל 7
Israel תל אביב

זמרת היידיש פולינה בלילובסקי מציגה ושרה מתוך "מבחר עשרה שירים ביידיש" מתוך אלבום האיורים לשירי יידיש של הציירת איטלה מצבאום.

פולינה, מזמרות הפולקלור היידי הבולטות בארץ ובתחום, שרה בליווי גיטרה ומספרת את הסיפור מאחורי כל שיר יידי אותו בחרה לצייר איטלה מצבאום.
בליווי מצגת לאיורים.

האירוע יתקיים ביום שישי 24 במרץ 2017 בשעה 11:00.
בית לייוויק - המרכז הישראלי לתרבות היידיש, דב הוז 30 תל אביב

האירוע יתקיים בשפת היידיש.

כניסה : 10 ש"ח.

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May 19, 2017

Yiddish songs of struggle and protest, Sharon, MA, 19 May, 2017

Yiddish songs of struggle and protest Cantors Jeff Klepper and Becky Khitrik, with the Temple Sinai Choir present annual Gussman Service Fri, May 19, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm Temple Sinai 25 Canton Street Sharon MA 02067 p: (781) 784-6081 "These biting songs are very different than the lullabies and comedic songs we often associate with Yiddish music. They are political songs, sung originally at meetings of the Jewish Bund (labor union) early in the 20th century. Some of them originated in Russia prior to 1917 and were brought here by Jewish immigrants. Many were composed and sung during labor strikes and rallies protesting the terrible conditions of sweatshops where so many, including children, were forced to work long hours at low pay." "Our Gusman Service on May 19th is not merely about Jewish art and collective memory -- it is a celebration of our people's long tradition of civic engagement and social concern. Please join us for this special musical event!"