Monthly Archives: December 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