Yearly Archives: 2004


A Southwestern celebration of Klezmer music and dance into the 21st century: a weekend of concerts, dance parties, and classes featuring the music and dance of the Eastern European Jewish People.
FEBRUARY 18th through FEBRUARY 20th, 2005 (President’s day weekend).
Presented by Congregation Nahalat Shalom (Inheritance of Peace congregation) – a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. For details….


A nayer dor zingt af yidish!
S’iz nor vos aroys der DVD/video PRIPETSHIK SINGS YIDDISH!
“Dos iz a film vos dervaremt dos harts,
vos me zol hern yidish fun di mayler fun yunge kinder”

“Yidishe kinder redn yidish un zingen yidishe lider:
zoln zey zayn gebentsht!” – ELIE WIESEL

tsum bestn bakant far “Partisans of Vilna” un “Image Before My Eyes”,
brengt undz a farvaylerishn nayem film
vos git op koved der yidisher kultur durkh lider,
oysgefirt durkhoys fun di Pripetshik-zingers,
untern rezhi fun muzik-direktor BINYUMEN SCHAECHTER.

A lebedike forshtelung hot men durkhgeflokhtn
mit intervyuen mit di artistn,
vi oykh mit stsenes fun di probes,
un tsuzamen molt es undz oys
a farvaylerish bild fun di talantirte kinder
un zeyer libshaft farn yidishn loshn.…

Lazer Lloyd and The folk spirit blues

Lazer Lloyd, who grew up in Connecticut, (not too far from here) playing blues guitar, now lives in Israel. Well, the distances he’s traveled in miles don’t compare to distances he’s traveled in life, but he hasn’t lost his interest in playing guitar, especially blues guitar,… except that now, he applies this music to Jewish themes. His band, The Folk Spirit Blues have released a new CD, Higher Ground. Lloyd writes and sings his own material. His music is basically in the American tradition folk/country/blues…with a twist of rock Yiddishkeit. For info, consult his website:

Gala Evening of Song and Grand Opera

A benefit performance for the Historic Stone Avenue Temple at the Leo Rich Theatre
260 South Church Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Wednesday Evening, 7pm, December 22, 2004
Cantor Marie Betcher, DCantor avid Montefiore, tenor, and Robert Paul Abelson, baritone formerly of the New York City Opera, with Alexander Tentser at the piano, singing an evening of opera and song of Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini and Mozart, and Bellni. Info at Tickets can be purchased at the Tuscon Convention Center Box Office.

Chanukah Feast CD for Charity

Chanukah Feast. This brand-new CD features 20 different traditional and original Chanukah songs performed by a variety of musical acts from the Washington/Baltimore area and around the nation. The Alexandria Kleztet contributed three brand-new tracks. In addition to Kleztet, this CD features contributions from George Winston, Chuck Brodsky, The Robyn Helzner Trio, Flory Jagoda, Jinny Marsh, Honky-Tonk Confidential, The Hip-Hop Hoodios, Lox and Vodka, Klezcentricity, and more! It’s all for a good cause! All proceeds from this album benefit Hungry for Music, a DC-based charity that promotes music and music education for disadvantaged youth. Can you think of a better gift this holiday season than that?
To order A Chanukah Feast go to or call their toll-free order line at 1-888-843-0933.…

Yossele Rosenblatt rerelease

The Cantors Assembly, the Conservative Movement’s cantorial professional organization, has recently released a 6-CD set of digitally
remastered recordings of Yossele Rosenblatt (including his Yiddish
recordings). The set comes with Hebrew and English texts, and indications
of original recording dates. In addition, the out-of-print Rosenblatt
biography by his son Samuel Rosenblatt has been reprinted. The six CDs are being sold for $89.95 or the set of CDs and Book for $109.95.

Golem and Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad

A Hannukah Celebration of Comedy, Music and Burlesque in Boston featuring NYC’s Klezmer and Variety Extravaganza, Golem and Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad?

Saturday, December 11
doors @ 8pm (show at 9pm)
Paradise Lounge – 969 Commonwealth Avenue
Tickets: $15 – 617-562-8814

Kiss the Beloved: Kabbalistic Kirtan

KABBALISTIC KIRTAN is a new Jewish musical experience, a fusion of East andWest inspired by chant from India (kirtan) and music of the Middle East.
Musicians on the recording include:
Yofiyah (vocals)
Lenny Seidman (tabla, frame drum)
Roger Mgrdichian (oud)
Joe Tayoun (doumbek, riq)
Amira Dvorah (bansuri flute)
Andrew Bleckner (harmonium)

Blending inspiring melodies, driving drum beats, and call and response
chanting of short Hebrew prayers and names of God, Kabbalistic kirtan
inspires a sense of Oneness and unity with all, marked by deep joy and even

for information, contact:
Yofiyah at: 215-242-6677

The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo

The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo film program
5th December, Sallis Benny Theatre, Brighton UK
23th December, Makor Centre, New York, USA
26-31th December, KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY USA

2th January, The Yiddish Book Centre, Amherst, MA USA
16th January, The FACT Centre, Liverpool UK
23th January, Arts Picture House, Cambridge UK
31st January, Forum Cinema, Northampton UK
For more info


A new CD from Naxos, (Naxos ID 8.559434), has the music of Frederick Jacobi.
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (1932)
Sabbath Evening Service (excerpts) (1931)
Hagiographa (1938)
Ahavat olam (1945)
Two Pieces in Sabbath Mood (1946)

Artists include Alban Gerhardt, cello; Barcelona Symphony/National
Orchestra of Catalonia, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor; Patrick
Mason, baritone; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Joseph
Cullen, conductor; Brian Krinke and Perrin Yang, violins; George Taylor,
viola; Stefan Reuss, cello; Joseph Werner, piano; Cantor Robert Bloch;
New York Cantorial Choir; Aaron Miller, organ; Slovak Radio Symphony
Orchestra, Samuel Adler, conductor


Concert Reading of Comic Opera

“Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey” a comic opera by Seymour Barab will have a concert reading Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 3pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, NYC. Also featuring Isaiah Sheffer, Storyteller. Singing will feature Martha Novick, soprano; Adrieene Cooper, mezzo-soprano; Nico Castel, tenor; Robet Abelson, baritone; Miriam Charney, Music Director. Candle lighting and Chanukah songs in the Steinberg Great Hall.

Golem–Homesick Songs

Homesick Songs. New album features songs about old-world cities, towns and countries. It features gypsy songs sung by Annette Ezekiel…. but this is music for the younger generation, being edgy, sexy and very vibrant. The Washington Post said “GOLEM produces the sort of music you’d expect if the shtetl were filled with punks instead of peasants.”… That gives the idea pretty well… it’s Jewish, it’s cool, but even though it’s about Europe, probably not for your bubbe. A look at the website will tell more info about music stores where the CDs are being carried.

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song Presents
Three Monday Evening Events: November 22, November 29 and December 13, 2004, 8:00
Curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo,
this series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect
the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and
Yiddish song.

Rebecca Kaplan & Pete Rushefsky

Kaplan & Rushefsky, Amherst, MA, Nov 21
On the Paths: Yiddish Songs with Tsimbl (Oyf di vegelekh)
National Yiddish Book Center
on the campus of Hampshire College, Route 116, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Sunday, November 21, 2004 2:00 PM
Donation: $6

Acclaimed Yiddish music artists Rebecca Kaplan (vocals, piano, drum) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl, the harp-like traditional klezmer hammered dulcimer) bring to life rarely heard gems of Yiddish music from collections by Moshe Beregovski, Joseph Moskowitz, Ruth Rubin, and others.

At the National Yiddish Book Center, on the campus of Hampshire College, Route 116, Amherst, Massachusetts. You don’t need to know Yiddish to enjoy our programs! Space is limited, and all programs are filled on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, an application or reservations, please phone us at 413-256-4900.…


4�me concert de MUSIQUE JUIVE DE RUSSIE organis� par l’Association des Amis de la Musique Juive
Centre Musical Robert Dunand, 9 rue du March�, Carouge
Ces deux magnifiques virtuoses russes tireront de l’oubli des oeuvres originales de compositeurs juifs censur�s par le r�gime sovi�tique:
Jo�l ENGEL, Lazare SAMINSKI, Alexander ZHITOMIRSKI, Boris LEVENSON, Solom ROZOVSKI, Leo ZEITLIN, Joseph ACHRON, Alexander KREJN, Alexander VEPRIK, Joachim STUTSCHEWSKI , Veniamin SCHER, Israel FINKELSTEIN & Abraham JUSFIN.
Prix 25.- / AVS, ch�meurs, �tudiants… 15.-
R�duction suppl�mentaire de 5.- aux membres AMJ
Informations et r�servations: tel 022 734.71.93

Jack Gottlieb on LOC site

Jack Gottlieb wrote the book, “Funny, It Doesn?t Sound Jewish: How Yiddish Songs and Synagogue Melodies Influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood.? At, you can see and hear a talk he gave on September 20 at the Library of Congress. He plays and sings examples of American music, Hebrew prayer melodies, and music from the Jewish theater, to illustrate his thesis that they are not coincidentally similar.

“Judas Maccabeus” in St. Louis

The St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music and the University City Symphony
Orchestra will collaborate for the second year in a row in a sing-along
performance of George Friderick Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus” December 11th,
2004. The concert will take place at 7:30 pm at Shaare Zedek Synagogue,
829 N. Hanley Road in University City, a suburb of St. Louis. Other music
to be performed includes “Shirey Chanukah” by Abraham Cohen, and a
newly-commissioned piece in honor of the centennial of Shaare Zedek, being
written by film composer Sheldon Mirowitz. Audience members may purchase
the piano-vocal score at the door, which serves as a ticket in all
following years, and are encouraged to sing along with the choruses.

Ilyas Malayev Ensemble

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA. Fall 2004 Season World Music Concerts at Williams to Conclude November 14 at 3:00 P.M. with Music of Bukharan Jews:
The Ilyas Malayev Ensemble.
The ensemble will perform in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at Williams College (second floor of the Bernhard Music Center) on Sunday, November 14, at 3:00 p.m. Directions: (413) 597-2736.

Meira Warshauer�s “Yishakeyni” To Be Performed Across the U.S. by

Meira Warshauer�s �Yishakeyni� To Be Performed Across the U.S. by
Jerusalem Lyric Trio
Tour Performances in North Carolina, Illinois and California

Meira Warshauer�s “Yishakeyni� (Sweeter than Wine) for soprano, flute
and piano will be performed across the U.S. by the Jerusalem Lyric Trio
during the month of November. The piece, a setting of the first four
verses of “Song of Songs,” the great love song of the Bible, will be
performed by the Trio as part of their tour concerts on the following
dates and at the following locations:

November 11 – 7:30 PM – Durham, North Carolina – Judea Reform
Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Rd. For more information, contact the
Congregation at 919-489-7062. This concert is co-sponsored by the Duke
University concert series.

November 14 – 3:00 PM – Sacramento, CA – Mosaic Law Congregation, 2300
Sierra Boulevard.…

Simply Safat Concert Tour

Thursday, Nov 11th @7:30pm
New Haven, CT
Congregation Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim
112 Marvel Rd
co-sponsors: Westville Synagogue, Yale Hillel, Young Israel of New
Haven, and New Haven Hebrew Day School
Contact: Moshe Waren @ 860-490-6816

B’nai B’rith Radio, the first 24-hour Jewish music Radio Station

Washington, D.C. –B’nai B’rith Radio, the first 24-hour Jewish music radio station located in the United States began broadcasting on the Internet Oct. 18, 2004.

B’nai B’rith Radio, sponsored by B’nai B’rith International (BBI), plays Jewish music from all over the world through its website,

Unlike most Internet radio, it is free both of charge and commercials. The station is fully subsidized by BBI and its members and supporters.

Along with an eclectic Judaic play list-which includes traditional Yiddish, secular Israeli, Jewish American, Instrumental, and Chasidic music -there will be special programming like Saturday night sing-a-longs, a remembrance program for slain former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, and festive holiday shows during the Chanukah and Sukkot seasons.

Gerald Cohen music concerts

Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.: Champaign, IL
Concert: Music (mostly…) of Gerald Cohen
As part of a weekend as composer/cantor-in-residence at Sinai Temple in Champaign, IL, will present a concert of solo, choral, and chamber music including Preludes and Debka for trombone and string quartet, and selections from V’higad’ta L’vincha, Maariv for Weekdays, and the opera Sarah and Hagar. Other performers include Dennis Helmrich, piano; Jerold Siena, tenor; Elliot Chasanov, trombone; Allison Fromm Entriken, conductor.
*Sinai Temple, 3104 West Windsor Road, Champaign, Illinois
Call (217) 352-8140 for information

Melodia Women’s Choir Features Yehezkel Braun

Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC,/bwill delight New York audiences with three exciting and rarely-performed works by Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun in its upcoming concert, November Song. The three works by the highly-regarded composer from Tel Aviv are written to songs and ballads by H.N.Bialik, Israel�s first national poet and one of the country�s most revered and influential writers.

The concert will be presented on November 20, 2004 at 7:30PM, at St. Peter�s Church in Chelsea (346 W. 20th St., between 8th and 9th Avenues) in New York City.

Golem Events in December

Thursday, December 9th – 2nd Night of Chanukah
A Franco-Chanukah Party with New York rockers
Golem and Les Sans Culottes!
At the Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston @ Avenue A
Tickets $8
8:30pm The Main Squeeze Accordion Orchestra
9:30pm Golem
10:30 Les Sans Culottes

Saturday December 11th
Golem in Boston!
A Chanukah bash with klezmer-rock band Golem and
comedy-burlesque act “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad”!
doors @ 8pm (show at 9pm)
Paradise Lounge
969 Commonwealth Avenue
Tickets: $15

Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanuka

Announcing the new Klezmatics cd – just in time for your holiday pleasure!

The Klezmatics: Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanuka (Klezmatics Records, 2004)

In 1942, Woody Guthrie moved to Brooklyn and soon, through his mother-in-law, the renowned Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblat, he became involved with the Coney Island Jewish community. He wrote songs about Hanuka, about Jewish history and spiritual life and about World War II and the antifascist cause. After his death in 1967, these songs sat forgotten in archives. Lost for almost thirty years, Guthrie’s Jewish lyrics were discovered in 1998 by Woody’s daughter, Nora Guthrie. She was so inspired by what she found, she asked the Klezmatics to write new music for the lyrics. “Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanuka” is the first recorded release of this amazing material.…

The Alexandria Kleztet

Tuesday, November 9, The Alexandria Kleztet will be at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore from 7 until 9 pm in Griswold Hall, which is located on the second floor of the main conservatory building at 17 East Mount Vernon Place. For more information and directions, visit the Peabody Institute on-line at

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song

Three Monday Evening Events on November 22, November 29 and December 13, 2004, 8:00 PM

Curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, this series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and Yiddish song.

The 2004 series begins on November 22 with THE FROG AND THE WOODCUTTER: Yiddish Story, Song and Klezmer Narrations presented by renowned Yiddish teacher and storyteller Peysakh Fiszman in a special collaboration with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo.

On November 29 acclaimed Jewish music scholar Dr. Mark Kligman will join the duo in THE SOUL YOU PLACED WITHIN ME: The Essence of Eastern European Khazones, Yiddish Song and Klezmer Music.

The series closes on December 13 with THE COLUMBIA KLEZMER BAND AND THE STRAUSS/WARSCHAUER DUO: Concert and Dance Party, featuring traditional and original klezmer music and Yiddish songs, followed by dance instruction and a dance party.…


Marty Green productions introduces:

The Ballad of Monish
a one-man musical play
written and performed by Marty Green
Sunday Nov. 21 Berney Theater 123 Doncaster St. Winnipeg 2:00 pm/8:30 pm
Tickets: 2 for $25.00

Multi-talented Winnipeg-based interpreter of Yiddish culture Marty Green
introduces his latest offering in the form of a two-hour musical play, “The
Ballad of Monish”, based on a classic poem by I. L. Peretz. What starts out
as a Jewish retelling of the classic Faust legend quickly turns into a
rollicking, satirical look at traditional Jewish attitudes towards religion,
sex, and the non-Jewish world. Marty Green has taken this epic ballad and
adapted it to a lively jazz-klezmer setting, interleaving his own
razor-sharp English translations with the original Yiddish lyrics. There is
more info on the show at
including an audio clip of the opening number.…


NUSACHMAVEN2 Announces a new playlist of general Jewish Music. This
playlist has 7 1/2 hours of music by various artists. We feature
The Miami Boys Choir, Robin Hilzner, Cantor Riselle Bain, David and
the High Spirits, Gary Schubert, Insight and Visions, Reva L’Sheva,
The Schleps, Veretski Pass, and a few more which will be added over
the next day or so. The format of this playlist will be shuffled,
so there will always be a variety of music whenever you log in.
listen at work….listen at home….tell your friends!

The Sultana Ensemble

Sunday, November 21, 2004. Centenniel Celebration Sunday, Family Sephardic Festival ? Celebrate 350, A Special Collaboration with Congregation Shearith Israel. The Jewish Museum, New York City, 1109 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY, 10126, tel: 212-423-3271 FAX: 212-423-3232.

All day, all ages. General admission to The Jewish Museum is free in honor of the Museum?s centennial.

Sunday, November 21, 2004. 2 p.m. Ages 3 and up.

Concert: The Sultana Ensemble. Yoel Ben-Simhon and The Sultana Ensemble blend Mediterranean music, flamenco, and other sounds into a fascinating experience for the whole family. Dancers and drummers will captivate the audience with their spirited moves and infectious beats! Tickets: $12 per person; $10 Jewish Museum family members, Jewish Museum, New York, NY.

The London Jewish Male Choir (LJMC)

The London Jewish Male Choir (LJMC) is delighted to announce a
pre-Chanukah 2004 concert featuring the LJMC and SHIR – a London based
quartet specializing in Jewish music from Eastern Europe and Israel – at
the Artsdepot, the new theatre at Tally Ho Corner, Finchley on Wednesday
December 1st. 8pm
The concert will feature a mixture of Klezmer, Yiddish, Cantorial, Ladino,
Chassidic and Israeli music performed by two of London’s top Jewish
musical acts. This will be the first major performance conducted by the
LJMC’s new Musical Director Michael Etherton.
The Artsdepot is a state of the art 400 seat theatre and “cultural centre”
which opened in September 2004.
Tickets are available from the box office 020 8449 0048. Priced 15 (pounds)
more information on the LJMC at
more information on Shir can be found at
more information on the Artsdepot can be found at…

David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble

On November 7, 2004 at 5PM we will be performing in Satalla (World Music
Club) in New York City.
The address is 37 West 26th Street (Between Broadway and 6th).
The group consists of: Ronn Yedidia Accordion, Dave Keen Violin, Yuval Edoot
Percussion, Eddy Khaimovich Fret-less Bass, David Glukh Piccolo Trumpet.


El Mez de Hanukkah,The Month of Hanukkah!
Sunday Afternoon. NOVEMBER 21 at 3 PM
175 Temple Street, West Newton, Massachusetts
Directions: (
$18.00 in advance by phone or email reservations
$25.00 at the door on day of concert

Anusim and Sephardim in Poetry and Song

Beit Hasofer
6 Kaplan St.
Tel Aviv
Please join us on Thursday, November 4, 2004, at 8 p.m.
for a colorful evening on the reconnection of cultures
Herzl Hakak, poet and chairman of the Israeli Association of Hebrew
Writers,will speak on the sanctification of the mundane
in the poetry of Schulamith Chava Halevy
Schulamith Chava Halevy will read translations of poems
written in Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish,
as well as from her own poetry.
Stories and poems by and about anusim will be featured
We are excited to have with us again the lovely and renowned Ladino
singer Ofri Eliaz who will perform selections from her brand new CD of Ladino music
Tickets: 20 NIS per person
Soldiers, students and senior citizens: 10 NIS
Members: free
*The evening will be filmed for a documentary on anusim…


Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts @ NYU
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC

$30; students $15
Box office (212) 992-8484
Online tickets:
Info/charge (212) 545-7536
…”a master of two idioms linked by their demands for virtuosity and
their down-home origins” –THE NEW YORK TIMES

Afro-Semitic Experience Upcoming Concerts

Monday, November 1, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.




‘Oyfn Sheydveg’ & more

The release of, ‘Oyfn Sheydveg,’ a new CD by
the Boston-based KHEVRE is happening now.
To celebrate the new recording, Khevre will be playing a show in New York.
Sunday, October 24th.
Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College.
Admission is $10.
Opening, is comedian ‘Modi,’ who’s a riot.
You can pick up tickets by visiting the Colden box office, or by phone:
You can also visit:
michael winograd- reeds, flutes
dana sandler- vocals
eylem basaldi- violin
carmen staaf- piano, accordion
jorge roeder- bass
richie barshay- drums, percussion
For more information on KHEVRE, please read out latest review by Ari Davidow
at :
For our fans in boston, KHEVRE will be playing a Halloween show, with a
number of other bands. MORE INFO BELOW:…

Celebrate the Life of J.J. Greenberg at 92nd St Y

Celebrate the Life of J.J. Greenberg
with Norah Jones, David Broza, Soulfarm & Guests
Thu, Oct 28, 8pm at the 92nd Street Y

A one-night-only concert to celebrate the life of Jonathan “JJ” Greenberg, one of the founding visionaries of Makor (which became the Y’s Makor/Steinhardt Center in 2001). Greenberg died in a cycling accident while in Israel in 2002 at the age of 37. The concert features four artists with longstanding ties to Makor. In additional to the musical guests, the evening includes a brief slide show on Greenberg’s life and comments by people who worked with Greenberg and who pay tribute to this unique young man.

Zun mit a regn (sun and rain) in Netherlands

“Zun mit a regn (sun and rain) – laughter through tears” is part and parcel of
Yiddish music. Jewish composers devoted a great deal of attention to it and
so did Shostakovich.

Jewish Music Projects Foundation presents works in this style by
Shostakovich (1908-1975) and his friends Weinberg (Vainberg) (1919-1996) and
Veniamin Basner (1925-1996) in a series of concerts in the Netherlands performed by Sovali (Sofie van Lier) – soprano
Boris Goldenblank or Alexej Pevzner – violin
Alexander Oratovski or Wladislaw Warenberg – cello
Sander Sittig – piano.
For more information, please call Sofie van Lier, tel. 020-6623675; or email
See more info with dates and times….

An Evening With Dave Cash

We just received notice of a new CD, “An Evening With Dave Cash.” This is the only CD ever released featuring the great Yiddish singer known for his humorous songs. Though he was world famous on the Yiddish theater circuit, he was a huge star in France. The selections on this CD are more representative of Yiddish
Cabaret than 2nd Avenue. Selections include a hilarious “Der Shere Fun Seville” – based on the “Barber of Seville”, “S’fallen Die Bletter” (“Autumn Leaves”), “La Mama (by Charles Aznavour), “Tzures Mit Hula Hoop” (Trouble with Hula Hoop), “Arain, Arous” (In and Out) and 15 other selections. Available through online record stores, such as Hatikvah music in LA.

Orpheus Trust

Orpheus Trust – Konzertreihe
�Mit leichtem Gep�ck. Gerhard Bronner pr�sentiert junge Stars mit vergessener Musik�
Echte Berliner N�chte –
Wien-Berlin und retour
4. November 2004, 19.30 Uhr
RadioKulturhaus, 1040 Wien, Argentinierstra�e 30a

Leonard Nimoy Series Explores Jewish Music

“American Jewish Music From the Milken Archive With Leonard Nimoy” will explore sacred and secular Jewish music from the Milken Archive of Jewish American Music during 13 two-hour episodes on WFMT Radio Network stations and XM Satellite Radio.

The series began Sept. 30.

“I grew up speaking Yiddish at home in Boston and hearing this music during services at synagogue and at social events where my uncle and four cousins played klezmer music,” Nimoy said in a statement Friday. “This program and this music makes me feel very much at home.” (reported by AP)

The series’ musical selections will range from biblical epics set to music by Kurt Weill, Jewish legends in tone poems, film scores and operas, symphonies and concertos based on Jewish themes, Yiddish theater songs and world premieres of recently discovered Jewish compositions by Leonard Bernstein.…

The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo

The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo (Merlin Shepherd/ clarinet, bass clarinet and Polina
Shepherd / piano) are performing new and traditional Jewish music to accompany the Yuri
Morozov Jewish Film Archive (Kiev).
and as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival

17th October, London, the Screen on the Hill
14th November, Birmingham, Mac
18th November, Manchester, The Cornerhouse
28th November, Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
also as part of the Brighton Festival of Jewish Music

5th December, Brighton, Sallis Benny Theatre
for more information

KlezKamp 20

At: The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, New York
2004 marks the 20th edition of KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts
. And while this is our birthday celebration, KlezKampers are
the ones who receive the gifts.

Our theme, Doyres/Generations, explores how Yiddish culture and
KlezKamp is passed through generations featuring KlezKamp doyres:
Chana Mlotek and son Zalmen, mother/daughter Elaine Hoffman-Watts and
Susan Watts, Anita Norich and father Isaac, Pearl Sapoznik and son plus
others. Our anniversary gives us a chance to dip into our archives to
show rare classroom videos of beloved KlezKamp teachers no longer with
us, and to also issue a special commemorative 2-CD anthology highlighting
20 years of our incomparable staff concerts. more….

SIMSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY Celebrates with Klezmer Music

as part of it’s celebration of the Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial
presents a
Celebration of Klezmer Music
with Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band
October 3, 2:00 PM
Family event
Free admission
Boy Scout Hall
Simsbury, Connecticut
Contact: Jackie Hemond (860) 658-7663, (860) 658-6732 (fax)
Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band will be appearing at Boy Scout
Hall in Simsbury on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The concert will
be for families and will last about an hour.

Tokyo String Quartet to honor Jews’ 350 Years in America

The Tokyo String Quartet theme for their 2004-2005 residency at the Y will be “Immigrant Composers”. Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8pm at the 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts starts a series of music by Jewish composers who fled the growing anti-Semitism of Nazi Germany and Austria for the US, and others. Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942), his brother in law, Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) will have works performed over the course of the series. Dates in the series also include Saturday Feb. 12 and Saturday, May 7. See the 92nd St. Y website for more details.

Music of Korngold, Brahms, Prokofiev

The 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts “Chamber Music at the Y” series, Tuseday Oct. 26 at 8pm. and Wed. Oct. 27 at 8pm.< /br>
Tickets $35..< /br>
Pianist Leon Fleisher joins violinists Jaime Laredo and Ida Kavafian and cellist Sharon Robins for Korngold’s Suite, Op. 23 (1930) which was written for two violins, cello and piano-left hand. With the addition of Jennifer Koh on violin and Ida Kavafian switching to viola, they will perform Brahms Piano Quintet in fi mine. Alo is Profkofiev’s Sonata in C major for two vilins by Laredo and Koh. < /br>

Second Annual Interfaith Symposium of Music

A Symposium of Psalms < /br>< /br>
Join the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles and the Beverly Hills
Presbyterian Church on November 7 2004 at the second annual city-wide interfaith symposium devoted to music. This year the Workshop (3:00 p.m) will explore the role of the Psalms, a fertile source of spiritual and cultural
inspiration in the Jewish, Protestant and Catholic faiths with presentations
and panel discussions by leading Los Angeles clergy, scholars and composers.
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Registration is required for the 3:00 p.m. Workshop and seating reservations
are highly recommended for the 7:30 p.m. Concert. For more information, call
310.271.5194 or visit… more info…

Homesick Songs by Golem

“Golem’s new CD, Homesick Songs, is a party in a box. A snapshot of shtetl
life through the filter of a much younger generation.

OCTOBER 24th at the Knitting Factory, Tribeca, NY, 8pm
Golem presents its new album, with an exciting bill of all new-generation
Jewish music: Juez, the Sarah Aroeste Band, and special guest Frank London
sitting in with Golem!


For the Yomim Norayim
Cantor Stephen Robbins
Cantor Lisa Levine
Cantor Lawrence Fine and the Belsize Square Synagogue (London) Choir
Cheif Cantor Shmuel Barzilai and the Vienna Choir Boy’s
with compositions by Salomon Sulzer

There are 9 1/2 hours of music now with more to come….
Visit us during the day for some beautiful music of the High Holidays
I will continue to update the station over the next several weeks, removing
selichot services after selichot to make room for Yom Kippur music.
Eventually there will be 15 hours of music. Once at that point, I will
change the playlist from CD mode, to a shuffle so there will be a variety of
Cantors during each hour of programing.

Rabbi Winston Weilheimer

MORE New York Jewish Music and Heritage Festival at Satalla

Satalla 37 W. 26th St
September 7, 2004. 8pm, $12

With lyrics in Greek, Spanish, Hebrew and Moroccan, SMADAR performs Moroccan Gypsy music with a unique Middle-Eastern sound. They will perform material from their brand-new release, “Smadar.” Members of the band are: Smadar Levi (vocals); Uri Sharlin (piano, accordion); Harel Shachal (saxophone); Pedro Da Silva (sitar, Portuguese guitar); Emanuel Mann (bass); Tomer Tzur (drums), and Ramzi Eldibi (darbuka)

10pm, $12
Matt Temkin’s Yiddishe Jame Band featuring Ashira

Hip version of songs in English written by Jews, rocking versions of Yiddish songs written about Jews, and soulful versions of Hebrew songs written for Jews – all sung by the stunning voices of the female vocal trio ASHIRA (Arianne Slack, Laura Lenes, and Leah Moss), and backed by the swinging MATT TEMKIN’S YIDDISHE JAM BAND (Dan Cousin, musical director).…

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is accepting new members for its 2004-05 season. The SATB choir was featured at this year’s Ashkenaz Festival and begins rehearsals for the new season on Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Avenue (just east of Bathurst, five blocks north of Lawrence), Toronto. Interested new members are welcome to take part. For further information, call Jean Shek at 416-489-7681 or e-mail Howard Kaplan at .

Streams in the Desert

Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom, cantor for 29 years of Temple Israel of Hollywood, CA ( just released a new CD. It is a collection of songs written and adapted by Aviva, and available through SoundsWrite. Cantor Rosenbloom writes: “The songs are uplifting and empowering, especially for Jewish women.” :
Contact: or write to:
Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom
Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

AMJ Concert in Switzerland

Chers amis,
J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer:
Samedi 28 ao?04 ࠱8h:
une conf鲥nce de
Bertrand Kiefer, r餡cteur en chef de “M餥cine et Hygi讥”:
“Un malaise dans la compassion”
suivie d’un repas d’apr賠les recettes du Dr Patrick Ruedin
et d’un concert de
Hotegeklezt “klezmer duo”
Itzik Lechtman (accord鯮) & Michel Borzykowski (saxophone)
H? de Mauvoisin (pr賠de Verbier, Valais, Suisse)
R鳥rvations: tel 027 778 11 30 ou
Au plaisir de vous y rencontrer…
Michel Borzykowski
site klezmer:
site AMJ:

Lox & Vodka

Lox & Vodka is thrilled to be part of the Jewish-American Festival
Reunion!!! on Monday, September 6.
3:00 at Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, Maryland. With an 8 piece band, great horns, awesome rhythm section, top notch vocal harmonies, sing-a-long, clap-a-long and dancing. Admission is $3 per person, and children under 12 come free. More….

NY Jewish Music & Heritage Festival Week

at S A T A L L A
2 1 2 – 5 7 6 – 1 1 5 5
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Sephardic Music
Admission $12
With lyrics in Greek, Spanish, Hebrew and Moroccan, SMADAR performs Moroccan Gypsy music with a unique Middle-Eastern sound. They will perform material from their brand-new release, “Smadar.”
Members of the band are: Smadar Levi (vocals); Uri Sharlin (piano, accordion); Harel Shachal (saxophone); Pedro Da Silva (sitar, Portuguese guitar); Emanuel Mann (bass); Tomer Tzur (drums), and Ramzi El-Idlibi (darbuka).

The Matt Temkin’s Yiddish Jam Band Featuring Ashira
Admission $12
Hip version of songs in English written by Jews, rocking versions of Yiddish songs written about Jews, and soulful versions of Hebrew songs written for Jews – all sung by the stunning voices of the female vocal trio ASHIRA (Arianne Slack, Laura Lenes, and Leah Moss), and backed by the swinging MATT TEMKIN’S YIDDISHE JAM BAND (Dan Cousin, musical director).…