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Jewish Songs at an Exhibition, SF Bay Area, Sep 5-9

Mayer Kirshenblatt bookThey Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust, the result of 40-year collaboration between Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and her father, Mayer Kirshenblatt, has appeared!

JCC, San Francisco
Wednesday, September 5th
8:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, San Francisco
$8.00 JCC Member, $10 Public

Yiddish Songs at an Exhibition
JCC, East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Saturday, September 8th: preconcert talk at 8:00 pm, concert at 8:30 pm

Yiddish singer Sharon Bernstein (voice & piano) and klezmer pioneers Stu Brotman (bass & percussion) and jazz mainstay Sheldon Brown (reeds) join forces in a unique performance set to paintings by self-taught Toronto artist Mayer Kirshenblatt. Kirshenblatt's vibrant portraits of his home town Apt, Poland before the Holocaust inspire a rich blend of traditional song and contemporary sound.

September 9th
11:30-2:00 Members Only Preview Event
2:00-4:00 Open to the public: Conversation with Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
2911 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
Contact:Lauren Karas 510-549-6950 ext. 340.
The exhibition will run through January 13, 2008. It is open to the public Sun-Wed 11-4, Th 11-8.
They Called Me Mayer July is being co-presented at the MAGNES with The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco and the Holocaust Center of Northern California. This project has been made possible through a grant from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and the generosity of Jean and Sandy Colen, Varda and Irving Rabin, and Katie and Amnon Rodan.