October 30, 2011

Yiddish Sing-Along, San Francisco, CA, 30 Oct, 2011

OCTOBER 30, 2:00-4:00pm, KlezCalifornia Yiddish Sing-Along led by Achi Ben Shalom, at a private home in San Francisco.

Originally scheduled for September 18, the San Francisco celebration of the "KlezCalifornia Yiddish Songbook," third edition, has been changed to Sunday, October 30, 2:00-4:00pm. Reservations and more info: 415.789.7679, or email KlezCalifornia.

For your very own, nicely-printed copy of the Songbook, send a donation of $5 ($3 + S/H) to KlezCalifornia, 1728 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94703 or use a credit card HERE, or take one home from a sing-along for a $3 donation. Lomir aleh zingn!

April 29, 2012

Remembering Adrienne Cooper - Yiddish sing-along, Berkeley, CA, 29 Apr, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 1:30 pm, A Meydl in di Yorn: Remembering Adrienne Cooper in Song, a Yiddish Sing-Along with Jillian Tallmer. At BJE Jewish Community Library, San Francisco. Renowned Yiddish singer, teacher, and music curator Adrienne Cooper, an Oakland native, passed away in New York last December. She was lauded worldwide for her interpretations of Yiddish song as well as her ability to transmit that knowledge to the next generation. Tallmer will share beloved songs from Cooper's classes, concerts, and recordings, including Zol Zayn, Arbeter-Froyen, A Nign, Di Krenetse, Vos Vet Zayn, Di Arbuzn, and Sholem Lid. Song sheets will be provided and everyone's voice is welcome! KlezCalifornia is a co-sponsor of the program. No charge. More info: 415.567.3327,

You may post remembrances of Adrienne Cooper at, a project of the Jewish Women's Archive.

June 26, 2012

Yiddish Zingeray, NYC, 6 Jun, 2012

Yiddish Zingeray at Sixth Street Community Synagogue
June 6, 2012, 8pm
325 East Sixth Street (b/n 1st and 2nd Ave),

An evening of traditional, unaccompanied Yiddish song, featuring Michael Alpert, Benjy Fox-Rosen, Carol Freeman, Sarah Gordon, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Esther Gottesman, Itzik Gottesman, Gerald Marcus, Miryem- Khaye Seigel, Paula Teitelbaum and Joshua Waletzky.

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March 26, 2014

Madison Yiddish Choir & Sing-along @ Vishkonsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 Mar, 2014

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce "Viskonsin! Tales from Yiddish Wisconsin," a new project on Yiddish culture in the upper Midwest. With Viskonsin!, we seek to uncover the often hidden history of Yiddish life in the Midwest which, while it mirrored Jewish communities in larger cities, took on a unique character all its own.

This program will feature invited speakers, community history panels, and a participatory concert and sing-along.

Madison Yiddish Choir Concert & Sing-along
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Italian Workmen's Club
914 Regent Street

Join us for a concert and community sing-along that calls up the rich history of community singing prominent in political, educational, and labor organizations of the early and mid-twentieth century. No knowledge of Yiddish language or song required.

More information online

November 30, 2014

Israeli Sing-along

Israeli Sing-along Sunday, November 30, 7:00pm Jerusalem grill & bar 1740 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, California 95008 ערב שירה בהנחיית אחי בן שלום והגיטרה. בערב יושרו שירים לפי נושאים שונים: סתיו, אהבה, נוסטלגיה, טבע, נופים, ושירים הקשורים עם המוסיקאי הנודע גיל אלדמע, ז״ל. מילות השירים יוקרנו על מסך. An Israeli evening of music, singing, excellent food and good company. Join Achi Ben Shalom and his guitar, singing Hebrew songs with Hebrew lyrics provided. There will be love songs, seasons of the year songs, beautiful Israel songs, and remembering musician Gil Aldema who recently passed away. No cover charge. It is recommended to make reservations 408-866-2666 Facebook:

December 6, 2014

Shabes Zing-Along, NYC, 6 Dec 2014

With great joy in my heart I want to invite you and your families to join me (Zisl Slepovitch), Inna Barmash, and Irina Sheynfeld at the launch event of the Shabes Zing-Along. The project brings Jewish tradition to Russian-speaking (and English-speaking, and Yiddish-speaking) Jewish families through the arts. We have been working on this project together with some truly great artists, including Ljova, Patrick Farrell, Dmitry Ishenko, Cantor Natasha Hirshhorn, Cantor Maria Dubinsky, and a group of wonderful singing New York kids.

Register for the SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 5pm event HERE and listen to some of the Shabes music already today.

Where: Temple Shaaray Tefila, 250 East 79th St, New York NY 10021
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 5pm - 8pm.
How much: $10 individual; $30 families of 3 or more.

This project is made possible through a grant by the BluePrint Alumni Fellowship project of COJECO, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

December 17, 2014

Book of J, San Francisco, CA, 17 Dec 2014

Book of J Wednesday, December 17, 7:30pm Canessa Gallery 708 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA $10-$15 sliding scale, buy here If you are interested in where old-time religion meets radical politics, Book of J is for you. We do songs that started life in Black and White religious communities and were later adopted by organizers for racial, economic and social justice. In the tradition of the Hebrew prophets, the songs ask for devotion and righteousness and offer power beyond what one still small voice can effect. Expect angels and demons, workers and bosses, hard times resolved and destiny fulfilled. Also singing along is good. Book of J is Jewlia and Jeremiah Lockwood (Sway Machinery).

December 20, 2014

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:

August 9, 2015

Yiddish Singalong, St. Paul, MN, 9 Aug 2015

A Yiddish Sing-Along concert with Yosl Kurland and Peggy Davis

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015, 7&ndash9pm
Rsvp for directions via Facebook
St. Paul, MN

Suggested donation $15/person
For more info: Marlene Schoenberg, 651-699-9233 or

December 9, 2015

Khanuke party/yiddish sing-along w/Columbia Klezmer, NYC, 9 Dec 2015

Columbia Klezmer Band presents... a musical Khanuke party and Yiddish sing-a-long!

Wed, Dec 9, 2015, 7:30pm
Deutsches Haus, Columbia University
420 W 116th St,
New York, New York 10027

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