March 2, 2008

settings of Rav Kook's mystical poetry to music (and more), NYC, Mar 2, 2008

Greg WallFound In Translation
Sunday, 2 March 2008 at 4pm
JCC in Manhattan
76th & Amsterdam - New York, NY

Join interpreters and translators of visionary Israeli literature, from Rav Kook to the present day, for a performance and reading of Israeli poetry and prose in English translation. Featuring the debut of Itzhak Marmorstein's settings of Rav Kook's mystical poetry to music (featuring a full band, including Greg Wall), as well as readings by Zeek translations editor Adam Rovner, Adriana X. Jacobs, and Jessica Cohen.

Bonus: Come early (1-3pm) for hummous sampling or stay after for wine tasting (6-7:30pm) - both free!

Hear the words of the holy land come alive. Co-presented by Zeek Magazine.

December 18, 2008

Hot Pstromi / Children's Book reading, NYC, Dec 18, 2008

Hot PstromiDec. 18th, 7pm: Hot Pstromi concert and presentation of Yale Strom's NEW BOOK FOR KIDS! ("The Wedding That Saved A Town", Kar-Ben) at Cong. Bnai Jeshurun, 88th Street between Broadway and WEA, New York (212) 787-7600

January 31, 2009

Yale Strom & "The Wedding that saved a town", San Diego, CA, 31 Jan 2009

Yale StromJanuary 31, 43rd Annual Local Authors Exhibit.

Yale Strom will be honored by the city of San Diego for his new children's book "The Wedding That Saved A Town" (Kar-Ben) at the San Diego Public Library, Main Branch, 6:30-8:30pm.
820 E Street, downtown San Diego.

RSVP: 619 236-5825

February 5, 2009

"I Love you too much", Montreal, Canada, 5 Feb 2009

Yiddish Café presents “I Love You Much Too Much” on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. The evening features love songs and poems by some exceptional Montreal talent, and includes refreshments in a café-style setting. At the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. Sponsored by the Augenfeld Family Endowment. Cost $5 for JPL members and students, $10 others. Call 514-345-2627 ext. 3006 for tickets and information.

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

February 8, 2009

Yale Strom & Lou Fanucchi, Houston, TX, 8 Feb 2009

Yale StromFebruary 8, 4-5pm.
"A Book and Music Afternoon with Yale Strom".

Yale Strom will perform with accordionist Lou Fanucchi
Kaplan Theatre - IW Marks Theatre Center,
5601 S. Braeswood, Houston.

For information, contact Naomi Barancik, 713-729-3200, ext. 3258.

The concert coincides with the opening of Strom's solo photo exhibit, "Klezmorim: The Jewish and Roma Musicians of Eastern Europe", at the JCC's Deutser Art Gallery.

December 20, 2009

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

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


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

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

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

ADMISSION: $ 3.50. Members and students: free.
Refreshments served.

January 9, 2010

Dvarim, Featuring Kevin Coval, Chicago, IL, 9 Jan 2010

event flyerDvarim featuring Kevin Coval
an evening of poetry and performance presented by KFAR and Zeek

Saturday, January 9, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division
Chicago, IL

KFAR Jewish Arts Center & Zeek: Journal of Jewish Culture and Thought present...

All Ages Event

Join Zeek and KFAR for an evening of poetry and performance featuring Kevin Coval, Yuri lane, Menachem Cohen, Maya Escobar and Dina Elenbogen.

Dvarim is an exploration of written, spoken and performed words by artists examining the contemporary Jewish experience.

Words carry significant meaning in Jewish life. The universe was created by utterances, as were the laws received at Sinai. For millenia, Jews have read, debated, written and treasured words. We are, in short, people of books. In partnership with Zeek: The journal of Jewish Culture and Thought, KFAR Jewish Artds Center is please to present Dvarim (hebrew for words)- a series of readings and talks on contemporary Jewish literature, poetry, prose and fiction.

Join us for this first in a series of evenings of spoken, written and performed words.

Advance tickets available via ticketweb:

presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center and Zeek with support from JCUA and Miztut.

February 22, 2010

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

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

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

April 8, 2010

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 9 Apr 2010

band publicity photoCharming Hostess will be opening for poet/translator/scholar Ammiel Alcalay at an early show this Friday. We will be mostly singing from "Sarajevo Blues," which Ammiel translated. We have sung "Sarajevo Blues" with its author, Semezdin Mehmedinovic, but never with its translator, so we are happy about this. He will read new work after we sing. This is an event sponsored by Small Press Traffic in their "On Empires" series. Friday April 9 7:30 PM Timken Hall California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA with Ammiel Alcalay

March 5, 2011

Klez4Kidz, Boca Raton, FL, 5 March 2011

Saturday March 5, 2011 @ 3 p.m. €“Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library (5th floor) Tickets on Sale Now! 1.800-564-9539 Tickets $9/Adult Free tickets for kids under 12 Fun for the whole family! Klez4Kidz features a dramatic reading, live music and projected illustrations from this *award-winning children's book about a wedding, a miracle and Yiske's Klezmer band. Join members of Klezmer Company Orchestra and narrator Heidi Estrin, as they bring the charming story to life. Bring your blankets and get ready to dance to the musical interludes! *Winner of the San Diego Book Award for Best Picture Book.

March 20, 2011

Yale Strom, Bonita, CA, 20 March 2011

Yale Strom
March 20th at 2pm: Enjoy music and dance from around the world. Yale Strom will talk about his new book and play traditional Klezmer (Eastern European) music. All ages. Sunnyside Library,
4375 Bonita Road Bonita, CA 91902 (619) 475-4642

September 25, 2011

Girls in Trouble, Brooklyn, NY, 25 Sep, 2011

Alicia Jo RabinsAlicia Jo Rabins' "Girls in Trouble"

Largehearted Lit (hosted by LargeheartedBoy)
WORD bookstore, 126 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
with authors Steve Brezenoff and Libba Bray

January 19, 2012

Jazz Talmud Publication Party & Concert, NYC, 19 Jan 2012

Jake MarmerJazz Talmud: Publication Party & Concert!

Thu Jan 19th, 8pm

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

We'll be celebrating publication of Jake Marmer's first poetry collection Jazz Talmud with a jazz-poetry performance ft. Jake Marmer (voice), Frank London (trumpet), Rabbi Greg Wall (sax), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Uri Sharlin (keys).

Jazz Talmud project a new incarnation of the jazz poetry genre. Marmer's poetry is reminiscent of Talmudic rhetoric, while also contemporary, funny, and raw. The musicians provide spontaneous Talmud-style "commentary" on the recited text, as they argue, battle for meanings, riff and mock each other and the text.

Read more about this project in the Jewish Week or here.

Admission $10

April 18, 2012

Steve Dalachinsky & Friends, NYC, 18 Apr, 2012

Wordspoke Festival presents:
Downtown Perspectives: Steve Dalachinsky & Friends

Wednesday, Apr 18 at 19:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

Stellar line-up of downtown New York poets and characters!
Featuring: Hersch Silverman, Bonny Finberg, Ivan Klein, Danny Shot, Eliot Katz, Tsaurah Litzky, Jake Marmer, and Steve Dalachinsky.

Curated by Steve Dalachinsky and Jake Marmer.

Cover: $5

More info:

April 19, 2012

WordSpoke Festival: Radical Poetics, NYC, 19 Apr, 2012

WordSpoke Poetry Festival
Reading & Writing New Jewish Poetry Workshop

Sunday, Apr 29 at 11:00 AM
Workshop led by Adeena Karasick & Jake Marmer
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

This summer, KlezKanada festival will be piloting the world's first Jewish poetry retreat, co-hosted by Adeena Karasick and Jake Marmer. Join them for the preview of the upcoming attractions, a sample workshop session.

A few words about methodology and the upcoming retreat:

Poetry’s greatest moments have often been measured by its proximity to music. And so, this year, KlezKanada – legendary festival of Jewish music and culture – is inviting poets world-wide to join the festivities at a week-long writing retreat. Two daily workshop sessions will explore the poetic tradition and anti-tradition across the three millennia of Jewish discourse, with a special focus on the avant-garde and otherwise contemporary work. We’ll look at the ecstatic tradition of poetry-prophecy; Talmud and its dialectic-semiotic heritage; practice of Darshening; Uncreative Writing; Kabbalistic language experiments; Concrete Poetry; Jazz/Klezmer Poetry; Yiddish voices; Modernists – and much more. There will be one-on-one time with the faculty and encounters with internationally celebrated poets, musicians, artists, and academics. Poets will be encouraged to draw inspiration from the numerous concerts, and to collaborate with musicians, dancers, painters and other participating artists, to attend lectures, Yiddish classes, sing, dance, celebrate. Held in the beautiful mountain settings in the heart of the Canadian Laurentians

About the poets:

Adeena Karasick is an internationally acclaimed and award winning poet, media-artist and author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory, most recently, Amuse Bouche: Tasty Treats for the Mouth (Talonbooks 2009) and The House That Hijack Built (Talonbooks, 2004 as well as 4 videopoems regularly showcased at Film Festivals world wide. All her work is marked with an urban, Jewish, feminist aesthetic that continually challenges linguistic habits and normative modes of meaning production. Engaged with the art of combination and turbulence of thought, it is a testament to the creative and regenerative power of language and its infinite possibilities for pushing meaning to the limits of its semantic boundaries. Her writing has been described as "electricity in language" (Nicole Brossard), "plural, cascading, exuberant in its cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory" (Charles Bernstein) "a tour de force of linguistic doublespeak" (Globe and Mail) and "opens up the possibilities of reading" (Vancouver Courier). She is Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University in New York. This Poem is forthcoming Fall 2012.

Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and literary critic. His first collection of poems, "Jazz Talmud" was published by the Sheep Meadow Press. It was endorsed by Jerome Rothenberg as "triumph of the Fancy in full flight, comic & serious by turns." He's written for the Forward and Tablet magazines, and performed widely in New York and Jerusalem. Performance videos, latest updates and the schedule of upcoming gigs can be found at

Cover: $5

More info:

May 3, 2012

"Love, Labor, Loss", NYC, 3 May, 2012

Thursday, May 3 @ 12:30 PM
Folksbiene free reading series
Love, Labor, Loss
Lehmann College

A staged reading of three one-act plays: "Romeo and Juliette," "Motl Peysi in America," and "Nishto Yosl" (Where is Yossel?). Written by Sholem Aleichem, Khaver Paver, and Moyshe Nadir.
Information and reservations here

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. ADMISSION: FREE

"Love, Labor, Loss", NYC, 3 May, 2012

Thursday, May 3 @ 12:30 PM
Folksbiene free reading series
Love, Labor, Loss
Lehmann College

A staged reading of three one-act plays: "Romeo and Juliette," "Motl Peysi in America," and "Nishto Yosl" (Where is Yossel?). Written by Sholem Aleichem, Khaver Paver, and Moyshe Nadir.
Information and reservations here

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. ADMISSION: FREE

May 6, 2012

WordSpoke Festival: Radical Poetics, NYC, 6 May 2012

WordSpoke Festival at the Sixth Street Synagogue presents
Radical Poetics with Charles Bernstein, Hank Lazer, and Erica Kaufman

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

Milestone publication of the "Radical Poetics & Secular Jewish Culture"—a collection of poetry & criticism—opened a great deal of dialogues, readings, and possibilities for contemporary exploration of Jewish identity. Publication's contributors Charles Bernstein and Hank Lazer (on a rare visit from Tuscaloosa, Ala.!) will be joined by Erica Kaufman for a poetry reading and conversation.

Charles Bernstein is an American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets). In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, Bernstein was awarded the Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. Educated at Harvard College, he has been visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Creative Writing at Columbia University, Brown University, and Princeton University. A volume of Bernstein's selected poetry from the past thirty years, "All the Whiskey in Heaven," was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Bernstein's continued commitment to small presses remains strong—In the same year that FSG released his major collection, Chax Press released "Umbra," a collection of Berstein's latest translations of poems from multiple languages. The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein is forthcoming from Salt Publishing. Bernstein will serve as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Theory at Princeton University in the Fall Term of 2011. In May of the same year, The University of Chicago Press will release Bernstein's new collection of essays, "Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions."

Hank Lazer has published seventeen books of poetry, including Portions (Lavender Ink, 2009), The New Spirit (Singing Horse, 2005), Elegies and Vacations (Salt, 2004), and Days (Lavender Ink, 2002). He is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at University of Alabama, where he edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press.

Erica Kaufman is the author of censory impulse (Factory School 2009). Excerpts from her newest project, INSTANT CLASSIC are available in chapbook form from Least Weasel and Belladonna*, and online in Little Red Leaves and Elective Affinities. kaufman lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Baruch College and is a faculty associate of Bard College’s Institute for Writing & Thinking and Institute for Language & Thinking.

Curated by Jake Marmer

Cover: $5

More info:

"Moshiakh in Amerike," NYC, 6 May, 2012

May 9, 2012

"Love, Labor, Loss", NYC, 9 May, 2012

Wednesday, May 9 @ 7 PM
Folksbiene free reading series
Love, Labor, Loss
Baruch College

A staged reading of three one-act plays: "Romeo and Juliette," "Motl Peysi in America," and "Nishto Yosl" (Where is Yossel?). Written by Sholem Aleichem, Khaver Paver, and Moyshe Nadir.
Information and reservations here

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. ADMISSION: FREE

"Moshiakh in Amerike," NYC, 9 May, 2012

May 10, 2012

"Love, Labor, Loss", NYC, 10 May, 2012

Wednesday, May 10 @ 12:30 PM
Folksbiene free reading series
Love, Labor, Loss
Brooklyn College

A staged reading of three one-act plays: "Romeo and Juliette," "Motl Peysi in America," and "Nishto Yosl" (Where is Yossel?). Written by Sholem Aleichem, Khaver Paver, and Moyshe Nadir.
Information and reservations here

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. ADMISSION: FREE

May 17, 2012

"Love, Labor, Loss", NYC, 17 May, 2012

Wednesday, May 17 @ 7pm
Folksbiene free reading series
Love, Labor, Loss
Queens College

A staged reading of three one-act plays: "Romeo and Juliette," "Motl Peysi in America," and "Nishto Yosl" (Where is Yossel?). Written by Sholem Aleichem, Khaver Paver, and Moyshe Nadir.
Information and reservations here

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. ADMISSION: FREE

July 17, 2013

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman & Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Long Island City, NY, 17 July 2013

CYCO Book Sale and Reading/Concert
with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman & Miryem-Khaye Seigel

Wednesday, 17 Jul, 2013
CYCO Yiddish Book Center
51-02 21st Street # 7-A-2 (7th Floor)
Long Island City, NY 11101
718 392-0002

Book Sale (5-7 PM)
Reading/Concert (7 PM)
with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and Miryem-Khaye Seigel

Free admission

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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:

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, 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, NYC, 8 Mar 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, w/Jess Walter, Tiphanie Yanique, Megan Snyder-Camp

Friday, March 13, 7:30pm
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets: $25

Alicia Jo Rabins performs 3 new songs and Jess Walter, Tiphanie Yanique, and Megan Snyder-Camp read all brand-new material on the subject of "Parent Trap"
Tickets and more info here.

March 23, 2015

"Violins of Hope," Montreal, Canada, 23 Mar 2015

Violins of Hope
A Book Launch and Musical Performance

Mon, Mar 23, 7:30pm
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
5170 Côte Ste-Catherine
Montreal, QC, Canada

Join Dr. James A. Grymes for the only Canadian stop on his tour to launch his new book, Violins of Hope, with a unique multimedia presentation on Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. James A. Grymes, interim chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Music, will read from his critically acclaimed new book, Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour, with performances of related music and video clips throughout the evening. A book signing will follow. Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust then recovered and restored by Israeli violin-maker Amnon Weinstein.

Academy Award-winning composer John Williams writes, “Violins of Hope is a work of research and scholarship that forms one of the most moving chronicles in the history of Western music.”

General admission $25, prestige tickets $100 (includes reserved front seating and a private VIP cocktail prior to the performance). For tickets call the Segal Centre Box Office (514) 739-7944 or buy online at Prestige tickets available by phone only.

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

April 28, 2015

An evening in honor of Yiddish poet Ida Maze, Boston, MA, 28 Apr 2015

The "Den Mother" of Yiddish Montreal: An Evening in Honor of Poet Ida Maze

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7 p.m.
Vilna Shul
18 Phillips St.
Boston, MA

Maze (1893-1962) was well known for her lyrical poetry, which was published widely in Yiddish journals and newspapers. She was equally well known for the central role she played in Montreal's Yiddish cultural scene, including acting as a literary mentor to many young writers--a role that prompted some to dub her the "den mother of Yiddish Montreal."

The evening will include a bilingual reading of Maze's work and a screening of a new short film about Maze, produced by the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project. The film, which includes excerpts from the project's 2013 interview with Irving Massey, Maze's youngest son, is the first of a series drawn from the project's Beyond the Books: Yiddish Writers and Their Descendants, interviews with the families of Yiddish literary figures.

Massey, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo, will be at the event and will participate in a discussion with the audience after the screening.

Co-sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center, Jewish Women's Archive, and the Boston Yidish-Hoyz. This event takes place during National Poetry Month.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

April 29, 2015

Jewish Music & Poetry Project, Berkeley, CA, 29 Apr 2015

Jewish Music & Poetry Project:
Focus on the Cello

Weds., April 29, 6:00 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
2940 Benvenue, Berkeley; Free

Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, cello, and Dale Tsang, piano
Concert includes the world premiere of Berkeley composer William Ludtke’s Op. 155, Three Songs for soprano and cello with poems by Berkeley poet Marcia Falk and the U.S. premiere of Hungarian Lajos Delej’s Scherzo, recently rediscovered in the BBC archives. The poet, Marcia Falk, will read her poems.

For more information about this event call 510-981-6280.
Jewish Music and Poetry Project

May 10, 2015

"All Points East", San Francisco, CA, 10 May 2015

All Points East: Poetry Reading with Jake Marmer, Ariel Resnikoff, and Leora Friedman

Sunday, May 10, 7:30pm
Liminal, 3037 38th Avenue,

No cover

Reception to follow.

Marmer's and Resnikoff's poetry reflects Yiddish/klezmer inspiration.


June 10, 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, poetry reading, Tacoma, WA, 10 Jun 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, with Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Josh Kalscheur (NYC)

Kings Bookstore
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

More info:

June 19, 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, poetry reading, Portland, OR, 19 Jun 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, participating in Poetry Press Week
a fantastic performance event for new poems

FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2015, 7pm
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR

More info:

January 10, 2016

Reading: Alicia Jo Rabins & Shadab Zeest Hashmi, San Diego, CA, 10 Jan 2016

Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories with poets, Shadab Zeest Hashmi and Alicia Jo Rabins

Sunday, January 10, 4 pm
Women's Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: (619) 233-7963

This new monthly series will feature women writers of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and other genres who will read from or perform their work and engage in dialogues with audience members.

More info:

January 26, 2016

Reading: Alicia Jo Rabins, Brooklyn, NY, 26 Jan 2016

Reading: Alicia Jo Rabins with Kate Angus, Frances Justine Post, & Joe Pan

Tues January 26, 2016, 7 pm, free
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave,
Brooklyn, New York 11238

More info:

May 22, 2016

Alicia Jo Rabins, Reading, ConcertSan Francisco, CA, 22 May 2016

publicity photoAlicia Jo Rabins

Sun, May 22, 2016, 7pm
Adobe Books
3130 24th St,
San Francisco, CA 94110

Alicia will be performing Girls in Trouble songs and reading from Divinity School

Penina Biddle-Gottesman opens with a set of original music
Sliding scale donation requested

June 21, 2016

Girls in Trouble, Foster City, CA, 21 Jun 2016

publicity photoAlicia Jo Rabins solo "Girls in Trouble" with storytelling
Celebrating the launch of the "Girls in Trouble Curriculum"

Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 6:30pm
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
800 Foster City Blvd,
Foster City, CA 94404


September 22, 2016

Girls in Trouble, Los Angeles, CA, 22 Sep 2016

publicity photo"Girls in Trouble"
Music and Poetry with Alicia Jo Rabins

Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 8pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Tel: 310 440 4500

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October 13, 2016

Pop-up Divinity School - Poems and Music by Alicia Jo Rabins, Portland, OR, 13 Oct 2016

publicity photoportland State of Mind:
Pop-up Divinity School— Poems & Music by Alicia Jo Rabins

Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 4pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), room 333,
1825 SW Broadway Ave.
Portland, OR

Cost: Free and open to the public

More info:

October 18, 2016

Sound Salon, "Attractive Hebrews" CD release, Madison, WI, 18 Oct 2016

Sound Salon
"Attractive Hebrews" CD Release Party

October 18, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wayside Dining Room
University Club,
803 State St.
Madison, WI

Free and open to the public.

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture announces the release of Attractive Hebrews: The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, 1901-1905. Co-produced, annotated, and translated by institute director Henry Sapoznik for Grammy award-winning Archeophone Records, Attractive Hebrews captures the music of the performers who first brought Yiddish theater to America. This premier event will feature live performances by Sapoznik and critically-acclaimed klezmer musicians Kurt and Annette Bjorling.

CDs available with a $20 donation.

Co-sponsored by Mills Music Library.

October 21, 2016

Alicia Jo Rabins @ Faith in Literature: A Festival of Contemporary Writers of the Spirit, Asheville, NC, 21-22 Oct 2016

UNC Asheville and the Wake Forest University School of Divinity will jointly convene Faith in Literature: A Festival of Contemporary Writers of the Spirit on Oct. 21-22, 2016 on UNC Asheville's campus., including Alicia Jo Rabins

Oct 21-22, 2016, 11am
UNC Asheville
Asheville, NC

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November 19, 2016

Alicia Jo Rabins, Northampton, MA, 19 Nov 2016

Alicia Jo Rabins performs songs and poems

Saturday, November 19, 6:30-7:30 pm
Congregation Bnai Israel
253 Prospect St,
Northampton, MA

Open to the public, $5-10 sliding scale donation (no one turned away)

November 20, 2016

Alicia Jo Rabins, NYC, 20 Nov 2016

Alicia Jo Rabins performs songs at the Sunday Salon reading series

Sunday, November 20, 7-9pm
AJimmy's No. 43, 43 E 7th St,
East Village, NYC


Also, readings by Karissa Chen, Leland Cheuk, Laura McDermott, & Peter Orner
more info here

January 29, 2017

"Yiddish in a day" featuring Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, Walnut Creek, CA, 29 Jan 2017

Yiddish In A Day: Giving Voice To Story, Wisdom & Humor. 2:00pm, Sally
Holzman and Terry Stokes will share stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, the "Elders of Chelm", and honored rabbis. 3:30pm, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, in concert.

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2pm
Congregation B'nai Shalom
74 Eckley Ln,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 934-9446

Tickets: $10 storytelling only / $18 storytelling + concert / no charge students 18 and under.

February 22, 2017

"Odessa a city of rogues and schnorrers", London, UK, 22 Feb 2017

Revolution17 Dash Cafe: Odessa a city of rogues and schnorrers

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 | Doors 7pm for 7.30pm starts | FREE
Rich Mix,
35-47 Bethnal Green Road,
London, E1 6LA

In February’s Café, we’ll delve into the world of Isaac Babel's Odessa. We’ll explore his tales of the dark underbelly of the city, filled with gangsters, prostitutes, beggars and smugglers and everyday Jewish life.
Our Café will include the first part of Michale Boganim’s documentary Odessa Odessa (2005) which captures the former yiddish stars of Odessa living out their last days in deep poverty in the crumbling city, readings from the Boris Dralyuk’s new translation of Babel’s Odessa stories published this year by Pushkin Press and songs from Russian / Yiddish maestro Polina Shepherd and London Yiddish Choir.

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December 26, 2017

Nyu-York in yidishn lid@Yiddish New York, NYC, 26 Dec 2017

Sheva Zucker: Nyu-York in yidishn lid (The Many Faces of New York in Yiddish Poetry)

Tuesday, December 26, at 4 PM
Chapel of the Town and Village Synagogue
334 E 14th St,
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 677-8090

"Dzhungl, un gedreng un umzin vilder" (jungle, crush, upheaval, wild absurd), wrote the poet Arn Glanz Leyeles about New York almost 70 years ago. For some, New York was the beacon light of the Statue of Liberty, a home where immigrants found freedom and endless possibilities. To others it was a "wild absurd" where amidst the teeming millions one felt oneself more alone than ever. We will read Yiddish poems about New York from early voices such as Leyeles and Moyshe-Leyb Halpern to more contemporary ones such as Reyzl Zhikhlinski and Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman. Poems will be available in both Yiddish and English translation. Discussion leader will speak Yiddish.

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