Yearly Archives: 2010

CD Release Nigounim

Le nouveau CD piano et harpe “NIGOUNIM”
Shimon REUBEN ,Piano & Nehama REUBEN, Harpe
doit sortir en janvier 2011
distribution Ness Music ,
des improvisations composées par Shimon REUBEN.

Beaucoup d’amitié à tous

Michèle EJNES BOHBOT / Nehama REUBEN נחמה ראובן
Harpiste Concertiste & Compositeur Harpe Hébraïque
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Michèle EJNES
ADJOINTE de DIRECTION ( en retraite )
Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional
22 rue de la Belle Feuille
F-92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

נחמה ראובן & שמעון ראובן
Concertistes et Compositeurs
Shimon= Piano Concertist Hebrew & Jazz Music Composer
Nehama = Harp Concertist Hebrew Music & Composer
DUO REUBEN: Piano & Harpe
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Kaplan Commissioning Project

for composers of Jewish heritage:
Saint Mary¹s University Concert Band

The seventh Helen and Sam Kaplan Foundation Commission for a new Concert
Band composition written by a composer of Jewish heritage is outlined below.
Any questions should be directed directly to Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, Director
of Bands at Saint Mary¹s University of Minnesota. Contact information is
provided at the end of this notice.

Amount of Commission:
$5,000.00 plus travel/expense allowance for a campus visit at the premier of
the composition.

Description of the Composition:
The work will be scored for standard concert band instrumentation,
appropriate difficulty level for advanced high school bands and collegiate
ensembles. (A ³grade 4² level of difficulty by current educational
standards.) The orchestration of the 2012 project may be extended to
include solo voice or voices.…

Duo Brikcius Travels to Algiers


You are invited to the 2e Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique
“Duo Brikcius – 2 Cellos Tour” concert of two Czech cellists (and siblings) Anna
Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius. Concert will be on Monday 13th December 2010,
7pm, at the Theatre National Algerien (10 Rue Hadj Omar, La Casbah, Alger Square
Port Said, Algiers).

In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova,
Duo Brikcius will play Duo for Violin and Cello (1939-40) by Terezin composer Gideon
Klein, as arranged for two cellos. Concert will feature music by L. Boccherini, W.
A. Mozart, G. Rossini, P. Hindemith, G. Klein and I. Kosikova as well.

In the cooperation with the Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique
and the Ministry of foreign affairs.…

Elie Wiesel in Concert Melodies and Stories from Long Ago

Elie Wiesel is best known as the one who will not let the world forget…..
But for those of us who live in the world of Jewish music, we know Elie Wiesel
has another voice….the voice of a singer…a lover of Jewish music….a choral
conductor and, most of all, a friend and the honorary president of the Zamir Choral

Those who were at the 2009 North American Jewish Choral Festival will never
forget the moment that Professor Wiesel took the stage, his voice clear, strong,
and poignant as he sang the songs of his youth.

Now you have the opportunity to recapture that moment when you join
Elie Wiesel and The Matthew Lazar Singers and orchestra, live in concert, at
New York’s 92nd Street Y
on Saturday, December 18th for:
Elie Wiesel in Concert: Melodies and Stories from Long Ago
A rare opportunity to see the Nobel Prize-winner, scholar, teacher and
peace advocate in concert!…

Speil un Tanz

Enjoy a piece from a concert held 1 September 2010 in Berlin.
Leon Gurvitch – Piano, Melodica
Frank London – Trumpet
Vladimir Karparov – Saxophon
Omar Rodriguez Calvo – Contrabass
Dimitris Christides – Drums

ENCHANTED:A new Generation of Yiddishsong CD Release

ENCHANTED:A new Generation of Yiddishsong
A New CD by Adrienne Cooper

The League for Yiddish is pleased to announce that this wonderful new CD is now available. This new release of Adrienne Cooper promises to be the Yiddish music gem of the year. It is a bold foray into the unexplored, with sound collages, beautifully rendered ballads and delicately set folk songs on a colorful palette of styles and arrangements. Cooper is joined by the powerful forces of Marilyn Lerner, Frank London, Mike Winograd and others. This CD is destined to be an instant classic, not only for Yiddish music, but for world music in general. Enchanted features 13 songs and is accompanied by a booklet with the lyrics in transliteration and in English translation.

A New Voice in Yiddish Music CD Release

“I Can’t Complain But Sometimes I still Do”
Jane Peppler accompanied by Aviva Enoch
The League for Yiddish is pleased to announce that this wonderful new CD is now
available from their online store The recording features 14 songs and and a waltz – a natural,
intimate atmosphere, evocative and original. There are a few old favorites, some
rarely-heard marvels, and two original compositions.
Track List
Zing, bruder, zing! Birobidzhan Di elter
Epes fun gornisht Gris, bagris
Don un Donye A bisl libe Hilda’s waltz Fraytik af der nakht Harbstlid
Got fun Avrom Bobenyu Glik
A yidishe khasene Ta’am haman
To listen to several of the songs go to:
or click

“The recording’s greatest virtues are the selection of songs and the well-tailored
folkish arrangements.…

League for Yiddish has music book available

The League for Yiddish is pleased to let you know about two books that are now
From Holocaust to Life: New Yiddish Songs,(2010)
“Oh, what a joy, what a pleasure! This book, an anthology of the music and songs
of David Botwinik, is a singular demonstration of a life devoted to Jewish continuity.
Between the covers of this songbook… the sounds and melodies of the Jewish soul
sing out. At a time when few people read Yiddish poetry, Botwinik’s music breathes
fresh life into these poems.”– Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz, Director of Judaic Studies
Drexel University, Philadelphia

The book From Holocaust to Life: New Yiddish Songs is a collection of musical
compositions by the Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik. These are new Yiddish songs:
solo and choral works, complete with English translations, piano accompaniments,
and chords.…

Eyal Maoz and AVi Avital

Eyal Maoz (acoustic guitar) / Avi Avital (mandolin) – solos and duets.
Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli
Date: Tuesday, December 14 at 10 PM
Venue: Watty and Meg Retaurant
Venues address: 248 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 718- 643 0007
Event URL:
Cover price: $10
Music genre: Acoustic guitar – Experimental
Event description:
Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli, Eyal Maoz is invited to perform a
solo set at this intriguing concert series that brings two acoustic
guitarists into a 30 minutes solo set each, and a duet session, that may be
joined by Ribot or Cappelli.

Eyal Maoz is a renown guitarist and composer, Tzadik and Ayler Records
artists, bandleader and member of numerous music ensembles and a guest
guitarist of John Zorn’s Cobra.

Guitar Night with Edom and Rashanim

Guitar Night with Edom and Rashanim
Featuring guitarist Eyal Maoz — Two of the most interesting bands join forces in this
special night of music. from Tzadik Records
Monday, December 13 between 8:30 to 10:30 PM.

Community Synagogue/Max D. Raiskin Center.
325 E. Sixth Street
(between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.)
East Village
New York, NY 10003
Telephone 212.473.3665
For Information, visit:
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Facebook Event Page:

Cover price: $10
Music genre jazz/world/rock
Edom: Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are
counterposed with John Zorn’s Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of
Edom. With Eyal Maoz – guitar; Brian Marsella – keyboards; Shanir
– bass and Yuval Lion – drums.

Rashanim: Rashanim (‘noisemakers’ in Hebrew) combines the power of rock
with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and
mystical Jewish melodies.…

New Jewish Music by Sy Kushner

“…from my soul…”
New Jewish Music by Sy Kushner
Volume Three

Nulite Music announces the release of the third album of original
melodies by Sy Kushner. Entitled, “…from my soul…”, Sy is backed up by some
of New York’s leading klezmer musicians.

Please click here for more information.

Fishel Bresler’s Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble

This year Fishel Bresler’s Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble will be performing
Sat night, December 25th 2010, 7:30 PM
at Congregation Ohawe Shalom in Pawtucket, RI
671 East Ave, corner of Glenwood

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children under b-mitzvah
Lively & Moving Music, world class musicians, a comfortable environment, a little humor thrown in.
Refreshments for sale. Plenty free parking.

Fishel Bresler plays clarinet, flute, mandolin & harmonica; Shelley Katsh
plays keyboard & accordian. They are joined by Beth Bahia Cohen on Strings
and Bob Rakalam Moses employing both traditional & creative forms of percussion.


Hanukkah Happens 21
The Brotherhood of Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA is proud to present
A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN (A Musical Tribute marking 20 years since
his passing)
Hazzan Elias Rosemberg
with the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Dr. Joshua Jacobson, Conductor
Thursday , December 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA.
Concert admission (open seating): Adults $25; Children under 13 $15
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For information and tickets visit www, /hh-xxi;
or call: 617-558-8100

New Worlds: A Celebration of I.L. Peretz: Di Tsvey Brider (The Two Brothers)

November 11–21, 2010
I.L.Peretz poster New Worlds: A Celebration of I.L. Peretz: Di Tsvey Brider (The Two Brothers)
Directed by Matthew ‘Motl’ Didner
Choreography by by Rebecca Warner
Original score and Music Direction by Dmitri Slepovitch
You will also see Rafael Goldwasser’s piece, “A Gilgl Fun A Nign” (The Metamorphosis of a Melody)

Peformance Schedule
Thursday, November 11th 2pm and 8pm
Saturday November 13th at 8pm
Sunday November 14th at 2pm and 6pm
Wednesday November 17th at 2pm and 8pm
Thursday November 18th at 2pm and 8pm
Saturday November 20th at 8pm
Sunday November 21st at 2pm and 6pm

Location: Baruch Performing Arts Center at CUNY’s Baruch College
Address: 55 Lexington Ave. (at East 25th St.)
For tickets, please call 646-312-5073 (box office) or Order Online…

Entre jazz et Orient

Dans le cadre de l’exposition sur le centenaire de la synagogue de Lausanne, le 11
novembre 2010 à 19h, vous êtes cordialement invités à assister au concert de EL-BAZE
: “Entre jazz et Orient”

au Forum de l’Hôtel de Ville, 2 place de la Palud, Lausanne

Un voyage des sens, un perpétuel métissage, voilà l’univers d’El-baze! Pour ce
concert, elle sera entourée d’Amine Mrahi au oud et de Jean-Pierre Schaller à la

Entrée libre! Venez nombreux! Faites passer l’information!

100 Voices: A Journey Home Encore Screenings November 11

100 Voices: A Journey Home Encore Screenings November 11 Jewish and Polish cultures, once interwoven for centuries, reunite for an unprecedented and poignant event of remembrance, healing, resilience and rebirth in 100 Voices: A Journey Home.
Check the website for a theater near you:

“FILM PICK OF THE WEEK. A reason to rejoice. . . A warmhearted documentary. . . The tour footage is emotional. . . “
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“A remarkable visual tour of Jewish Life in prewar Poland. . . “
— Tom Turgend, Jewish Journal

“A profound expression of the healing power of music. . . deeply affecting. Glorious simply as a concert film, but immeasurably more.”
— Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

“Powerful, rewarding and inspiring. These voices will lift you.”
— Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine

Tanzhoyz! Party like it’s 1899

Monday, October 25 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location L’envers
185 Van Horne Avenue
Montreal, QC

Shake your tuches to the sounds of Eastern-European Jewish music with dance-leader Avia Moore, Chrisitian Dawid clarinet, Alexis Basque trumpet, Rachel Lemisch trombone, Jason Rosenblatt piano, Thierry Arsenault poyk and other guests.

Venez vous dégourdir les semelles sous la maestria de la danseuse Avia Moore, avec un orchestre composé du clarinettiste Christian Dawid, du cornettiste Alexis Basque,de la tromboniste Rachel Lemisch et du pianiste Jason Rosenblatt, en compagnie d’autres musiciens invités!

Suggested donation at the door $7.

Chanukah and More with Musica Ebraica

Musica Ebraica Choir
Sunday, November 28 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location Glebe Community Centre
175 Lyon Street
Ottawa, ON

Join Musica Ebraica as it presents ‘Chanukah and More.’ Take a musical journey to the Balkans, Italy, India, Spain and North America. The concert will feature the choir’s unique style: an eclectic mix of old and new; Ashkenazi and Sephardi; Hebrew, Yiddish, French and Ladino as well as excerpts from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.
Please call Patsy Royer at 613-233-3099 or email or

Daniel Greenwood New CD Released

Daniel Greenwood released a CD with Galpaz six years ago called Mayim Ad Nofesh and got a review from The Jerusalem Post. He has recently released a new CD with CDBaby called Onah Hashem. It is available on ITunes .There are a number of full songs on MySpace

He has also recorded music with a composer and keyboardist from England named Scott Hill. Daniel recorded an Album with Scott on his Astranova Label called Ancient Future available on ITunes. He released another CD on CDBaby and ITunes called Return to Regalia and he has had over 35,000 plays of his songs on Spotify(Streaming Music Site) in Europe.His Artist name is JJ.(Since there is a popular band from Sweden called JJ people think this is their CD and listen.They seem to be enjoying the music).…

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum/First Saturday (FREE!)
First Saturday – Fred Tomaselli & lots more! (Even if
you’re not in NYC Nov 6th, please tell your friends: this is really fun & FREE.)

Start Time: Saturday, November 6 at 9:00pm
Location: The Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
2 or 3 line –Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
For entire lineup:

Lights of Fire

Lights of Fire
Start Time: Monday, November 8 at 8:00pm
Location: Heichal Shlomo
58 King George St
Jerusalem, Israel
KOL MEODECHA- Yiskah Sarah Petit, and Michal Yardeni
MORAN SABBAH, Rock/ Pop Singer/ Songwriter
DELIA SPIERS, Soul Singer/ Songwriter- Visiting from England
Doors open at 7:45.
Show Starts Promptly at 8:30
60NIS at the Door
50NIS in advance

ANNIE ORENSTEIN: 054-632-3066
ROCHEL GRUNDMAN: 052-760-4911

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus in International Choral Festival

Yiddish Chorus in International Choral Festival!
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
with Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor,
are performing next week at
The 5th New York International Choral Festival 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:30 PM
at Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
Tickets: $20
For tickets:
Tickets will be available at the door.
Seating is General Admission.
This concert includes 4 choruses,
each performing for 15 minutes or so,
plus an Orchestra,
culminating in a number sung by all choruses together.
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
is the only Jewish – or Yiddish – chorus on the bill.

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 4:30 PM
at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway) in New York City,
the JPPC, with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter –
and with guest appearance by Di Shekhter-tekhter –
will be giving their annual gala concert.…

4th International Jewish Music Festival

December 4-5, 2010
Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, NYC
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music

Description: Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical
music with the debut of 57 original and contemporary pieces
ranging from jazz, pop, and classical to klezmer and cantorial.
Festival includes “No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul,” a
concert at 8 p.m. on 12/4, and Meet the Composer workshops
and brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on 12/5.

Co-Sponsors: H.L. Miller Cantorial School, JTS; School of Sacred
Music, HUC-HIR; Academy of Jewish Religion

Admission: $20 (concert only); $30 (workshops/brunch); $40
(concert/workshops/brunch). Half price for seniors, students,
and children. Additional $5 per event after 11/30 and at the

Contact: or
212-865-0600 ext 242

Celebrations: The Heritage Ensemble New CD Released

Celebrations: The Heritage Ensemble Interprets Festive Melodies from the Hebraic Songbook, the latest contemporary world music album was just released by Eugene Marlow¹s Heritage Ensemble.

The Heritage Ensemble is dedicated to the concert performance of
liturgical and folksong Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, and
Brazilian styles, with a touch of classicism for good measure.

Nine tracks: four from the Chanukah festival, two from Purim. An
original composition, Yotvata–a mixture of classical and jazz–celebrates
the creation of the leading dairy kibbutz in Israel. An eighth track,
Halleluyah, from the liturgy, is a solo piano arrangement.

· A unique feature of Celebrations is a ninth track narrated by Dr.
Marlow that describes The Heritage Ensemble¹s history, repertoire, and
philosophy. Musical clips from the current album and a forthcoming CD (to be
released in Spring 2011) underscore Marlow¹s comments.…

2010 Sephardic Music Festival

December 1-8, 2010

Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Sephardic Music Festival. ASEFA will be
performing and again, will be curating the Sephardic Scholars Series at the Center
for Jewish History. For this year’s Scholars Series, supported by the American
Sephardi Federation, the Foundation for Iberian Music, and Shemspeed, Asefa will be
bringing musician and scholar Vanessa Paloma from Morocco to perform and explore the
Judeo-Espagnole traditions of North Africa!

For more info:

Yiddish Song Workshop at Felicja Blumental Music Centre Tel Aviv

The Yiddish Song Workshop‚ under the direction of Nekhama Lifshitz‚ is now admitting new singers. For details please contact Regina (0547621628) or Udi (0542026242). The workshop was founded 12 years ago by Nekhama Lifshitz‚ queen of Yiddish song. The aims of the workshop are to preserve Eastern European culture in general and Yiddish language and song in particular. Weekly workshop lessons are conducted privately by pianist and coach Regina Dricker‚ Nekhama’s right hand for many years. The lessons include voice training and study of Yiddish language and culture through the songs. Every year the workshop presents a number of song evenings or shows based upon different themes. Some of the performances‚ such as the evening dedicated to the Holocaust‚ are held throughout the country. This past year‚ which was dedicated to Yiddish poet Itsik Manger‚ we put on performances of ”The Megilah” [The Purimspiel] as well as a concert of Manger’s poetry and songs.…

Harmony for Humanity in Memory of Daniel Pearl

Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 3pm
Sweet Plantain String Quartet
St. Marks in the Bowery
131 East 10th Street + 2nd Ave
Suggested donation $10-$12
If you’re in NY…. this is a great way to honor the memory of Daniel Pearl and also hear some great music!

Beethoven Trio #5 in D op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost Trio”
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Samuel Barber “Adagio for Strings”

Sweet Plantain String Quartet
Eddie Venegas, Violin
Yuko Naito-Gotay, Violin
Orlando Wells, Viola
David Gotay, Cello

Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Piano

For Information: 212-477-1594
DownTown Music Productions
East Village Concert Series
Sundays @ 3
MimiStern-Wolfe, Artistic Director

Non-Stop Chabad CD Released

A new album of exclusively Chabad tunes (niggunim), this recording is in honor of Chai Ellul, the 312th birthday of the Baal Shem Tov, and the 265th birthday of the “Alter Rebbe.” The new CD consists of exclusively Chabad Niggunei Simcha from the producer of the “ChabadClassics” music series Zalman Goldstein.
Features a continuous medley of 68 high-energy Nigunnim over an amazing 75-minute
non-stop dance set. So you’ll dance, dance, dance. You can listen to clips or purchase this CD at

JaZZamir CD now available

Now Available on CD!
A Celebration of Jewish & Israeli Jazz
Performed by the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua R. Jacobson, Artistic Director

Hear the lighter side of the Zamir Chorale of Boston!
If you missed JaZZamir, or want to relive the experience, this CD is for you! You
will hear Gershwin’s classics, including “Summertime” and “I Got Rhythm,”
popular songs such as “Ba Mir Bistu Sheyn” and “Yiddisha Charleston,” “Shout unto
the Lord” from Brubeck’s Gates of Justice, Charles Davidson’s jazzy “Adon Olam,”
Moshe Wilensky’s ode to the charms of South America, “Venezuela,” and even an Israeli
version of “Java Jive.”

Check it out on CD Baby:

Kol Rinah Open House for Interested Singers

Kol Rinah – Westchester’s Jewish Community Chorus’ Open House for Interested Singers

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Location: Rosenthal J.C.C.
600 Bear Ridge Road,
Pleasantville, New York 10570
Time: 7:15-9:15 PM

Do you enjoy singing in 4-part harmony? Would you like
to have the joy of performing contemporary and traditional Jewish
music for the public to hear? If yes, then KOL RINAH, Westchester’s
Jewish Community Chorus, invites you to come to its open house as it
begins its tenth season on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 7:15 –
9:15 PM at the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, 600 Bear Ridge
Road, Pleasantville NY. The open house is free and kosher
refreshments will be served. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday
evenings at the Rosenthal JCC. All voice parts are welcome and are
auditioned by our director.…

“Broads of Broadway” Cabaret in Skokie

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, will
Perform “Broads of Broadway” Cabaret Show at the Skokie Theatre

When: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 60077
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets: Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or visit

On September 26, 2010, Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a singer who has won rave reviews
for her performances with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and her one-woman
shows, is again bringing her talents to the Skokie Theatre in an exhilarating
cabaret show featuring the great ladies and great songs of The Great White Way.
The intimate performance, titled Broads of Broadway, will feature a collection
of both popular and unique songs from musical theatre, both past and current,
that inspired Nussbaum as a young girl and keep her inspired today.…

Milken Archives Launches Unique Materials Online

The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music has launched their website with access through a Virtual Archive of music, video clips, interviews, biographical sketches, and articles about Jewish music and musicians. It is certainly one of the largest such collections in the world, and the materials are accessible to anyone. Those interested in American Jewish music will certainly want to mark this page or link to it for future explorations.

It’s Official

It’s Official: I’m a Bubbe now.
I’m pleased to announce the birth of Isaac Solomon Fertig, my grandson, on Shabbat Shuvah, yesterday, September 11, 2010. All are well and fine. We are filled with Thankfulness for this new life at this New Year.

Milken Archive Sponsors Competition

The Milken Archive of American Jewish music is looking for good art that meets the ear. The Milken Archive of Jewish Music in collaboration with the Foundation for Jewish Culture is launching Eye Meets Ear: Visual Arts Competition for Emerging Artists to select 20 works as cover art for 20 themed volumes of music in the Milken Archive’s new virtual museum.

The competition runs from September 1 to November 1, with winners to be announced in late December 2010. Each work selected will earn the artist a $2,000 cash prize. Artists, who must be ages 18 to 39, may submit works of art in any visual mediums that express and/or relate to the theme of individual virtual museum volumes, each of which explores a particular historical, cultural or musical theme.…

Klezmer Klimax!

Wednesday 11th August 2010 · 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Location The Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD

More Info Frank London of the Klezmatics and an impressive line-up of American, European and British klezmer stars bring the rhythms and excitement of Eastern European party music to the heart of London. With Michael Alpert, Deborah Strauss, Jeff Warschauer, Merlin Shepherd, Andreas Schmitges, Ilana Cravitz, Ros Hawley, Paul Tkachenko, Guy Schalom, Emma Stiman, Stewart Curtis and Maurice Chernick. Concert is presented by the Jewish Music Institute (JMI) as part of KlezFest London.

* Doors: 7:00 pm
* Price: £17.50 adv + booking fee, £20 on the door
* Entry: All Ages
* Room(s): Chapel

Fargenign, a Russian Yiddish Choir in Revere MA

A Yiddish event is happening this Sunday (Aug. 8th). Fargenign, a Russian Yiddish choir from Lynn, will be performing over brunch at Temple B’Nai Israel in Revere. The event is this coming Sunday, August 8th, at 10 AM.

If you would like to come please RSVP as soon as possible by e-mail ( or by phone (781-284-8388). $10 adults/$4 children. The congregation is located at 1 Wave Avenue, Revere, MA 02151 (Corner of Atlantic & Wave), in walking distance of the Beachmont stop on the Blue line and a few minutes away from Revere Beach.

Musica Judaica Online Reviews (MJOR)

The American Society of Jewish Music announces official release of MUSICA JUDAICA ONLINE REVIEWS, which has been operating under the Editorship of Dr. Judah M. Cohen of Indiana University
since the beginning of the year.

Designed as an offshoot of Musica Judaica, the Society’s journal which is
published once a year, Musica Judaica Online Reviews (MJOR) not only allows
us to publish reviews much closer to the publication date of the book or
recording in question, but also guarantees a much wider circulation and
distribution of the reviews, to all who are interested what is being written
about in Jewish music. Moreover, at the same time, our goal is not only to
share the reviews but to engage in discussion, with readers able to submit
their comments (of course, moderated by our editor).…

Sue Horowitz new CD In the Water

Sue Horowitz is a Jewish singer-songwriter and Jewish guitar player who lives in coastal Maine. She writes, often in partnership with Reform Jewish Rabbi Lev Baesh, highly singable and usable modern Jewish songs appropriate for worship services at synagogues, camps, youth groups, Jewish holidays, and religious ceremonies.

Her debut contemporary Jewish music CD, Eleven Doors Open, was produced in Boston by the multi-talented Jewish performer and composer, Josh Nelson. Sue’s new Jewish music CD, In the Water , was recorded in Nashville, and produced by Grammy-nominated Mark Niemiec, and well-known Jewish rocker Dan Nichols.

Visit where you can watch a short YouTube of Sue’s rock.

Galeet Dardashti Releases CD The Naming

The Naming The Laughter and Crying of a Persian Jew. Galeet Dardashti Gives Voice to Provocative Women of the Bible

This is the story of why the brilliant Queen of Sheba shaved her legs, how the stunning Vashti laid down the line for her drunken husband, and how a mysterious witch spoke King Saul’s doom and then served him a nice dinner. The Naming, the upcoming release from singer and composer Galeet Dardashti , draws on the Persian classical music and Middle Eastern Jewish singing deep in her bones to transform the ghostly outlines of Biblical women into full-blown flesh-and-blood personalities.

The Naming’s release on September 14 occurs smack in between the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (September 9-10) and Yom Kippur (September 18), when Dardashti will be chanting services as cantor for her Park Slope, Brooklyn synagogue.…

ASHKENAZ 2010 Coming Soon –Make Plans To Attend

The Ashkenaz Festival, the largest Jewish cultural event in Canada
and one of the prestigious of its kind, takes place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre
in just over a month (August 31st – September 6th). Have you
started making plans to attend? Presenting music, dance, film, theater, workshops,
and more, Ashkenaz provides the opportunity for festival-goers to share and
connect with Jewish culture, immersing themselves in the diversity of the performers.
Some of
this year’s featured amazingly talented artists include 14-piece Gypsy supergroup The Other
Europeans, avant-garde opera of Frank London’s “A Night in the Old Marketplace,”
pan-Mediterranean funksters Balkan Beat Box, Bosnian-Ladino legend Flory
Jagoda, and all-female Persian/middle-Eastern fusion group Divahn.
Below is
the current festival schedule, but details may change, so be sure to check the
Ashkenaz is a wonderful weekend for the entire family, and Toronto is a “dream city” for a vacation of families with kids.…

WWGD: What Would Glatshteyn Do?

If you can’t make it to our program WWGD? [What Would Glatshteyn Do?] An Evening
of Yiddish Poetry you can watch it online at the exact time of the event, Sunday,
August 1 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM (EST). Go to
In zikh (Introspectivist) Yiddish poets, 1923
Zackary Sholem Berger, Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Josh Waletzky
David Botwinik, Leyzer Burko, David Fallick, Samuel Marder, Charles Nydorf, Mindy
Rinkewich, Elinor Robinson, Yefim Vinnitsky, Gershon Weiss, Jennifer Goodman Wolloch
Albert Rosenblatt, Yaira Singer, Wojtek Tworek, Sheva Zucker
Don’t miss the Yiddish poetry event of the millenium!
Mir hofn az di yidishe oysyes veln zikh gut onzen af ayer kompyuter ober es ken
zayn az af gevise kompyuters veln zey nit aroys perfekt.…

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express on Cape Cod

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express concert/dance party
This Thursday night, the Payomet Performing Arts Center presents
Alicia Svigals with accordionist Evan Harlan, bassist Jim Guttman
and drummer Grant Smith, in a program of unplugged and unleashed
klezmer fiddle frenzy!

First Parish Brewster
1969 Main St.
Brewster, MA 02631
(not at the Payomet venue in North Truro!)
Thursday, August 5, 8:15 PM

For tix:
866-811-4111 or call Payomet Box Office (open 4:30-9 daily), 508.487.5400
Click here for Payomet website

For a preview, check out Alicia’s band on Youtube

The Other Europeans 1st USA & Canada Tour

A band called “The Other Europeans” is offering a series of concerts on a tour through the Northeast and Canada this summer. For those that love klezmer or roma music, it’s a “must” concert for the summer. They will be at: Aug 15-22, Klezkanada; Aug 25-26, National Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA); Aug 27-29, American Folk Festival (Bangor, ME); Aug 31, Johnny D’s (Boston, MA); Sep 1, Montreal Jewish Music Festival; Sep 4-6, Ashkenaz (Toronto). To learn more about the band and see concert details: .

An Evening of Yiddish Poetry and Song

WWGD? [What Would Glatshteyn Do?]
An Evening of Yiddish Poetry
sponsored by The League for Yiddish/
Afn Shvel magazine
You are cordially invited to a unique new event –
a bilingual evening of contemporary Yiddish poetry!
In zikh (Introspectivist) Yiddish poets, 1923

The program will feature Yiddish poets and songwriters reading (and singing) from
their own works.
When: Sunday, August 1, 2010; 6 – 7:45 P.M.
Where: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, Manhattan,
main floor (between Houston and Bleecker at 1st St.; Bowery is the continuation
of Cooper Square below E. 4th St.)
F train to 2nd Ave. or 6 train to Bleecker
Admission – $6.00.
All are invited to come listen and
you are invited to participate
in the program if you:
– write Yiddish poetry
– write Yiddish songs
– translate Yiddish poetry into English (or
another language) or English (or another
language) poetry into Yiddish
Priority will be given to poets and songwriters.…

KlezKanada 2010!!!

The KlezKanada full brochure is online and ready
to download!
Check out this astounding program, and run, don’t walk, to register!
KlezKanada is a full week of summer music camp for an individual or an entire family. With a setting in the midst of the Laurentians, with lakes, scented pines, and lots of freylakhs, dancing, singing, crafts, arts, jamming, performing, observing, enjoying, kvelling, joining & belonging. Don’t miss it.

Ashkenaz 2010!!!

Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival is celebrating its
15th anniversary of presenting the Canadian and international Jewish
culture scene through music, dance, film, theatre, visual art, workshops, and
rituals, a project so ambitious that it’s taken two years to organize.

The festival kicks off on Tuesday August 31st and goes through Monday,
September 6th showcasing more than 90 acts and 200 individual
artists hailing from over a dozen countries. Originally created by and for
Klezmer/Yiddish junkies, Ashkenaz has now grown to reflect the most
cutting-edge contemporary Jewish music and art, drawing a cross-cultural and
multi-generational audience eager to join in on the joyful synergy.

“It’s an
opportunity to share Jewish culture and values with the broader community and
it’s incredibly gratifying to see so large and multicultural an audience
enthusiastically embrace Jewish cultural forms.”

– Eric Stein, Ashkenaz Artistic Director

you can check out the full schedule with
details here



On Wednesday evening, August 4th, Usdan Center students will present a
historic performance of one of Ernest Bloch’s greatest works, his Sacred
Service (Avodath Hakodesh)
for orchestra, chorus, and baritone soloist.
Sacred Service has rarely been presented by young people, and its
performance on August 4th will be an artistic point of pride for Usdan, and
for its partner organization, UJA-Federation of New York.

Usdan’s senior orchestra and chorus will close the Center’s August 4th Gala
Concert with two parts of Sacred Service. The ensembles, composed of high
school-aged music students, will be conducted by Adam Glaser, a Usdan Center
alumnus, and the conductor of Juilliard’s top Pre-College orchestra.…


The Austrian cultural Forum New York Presents:
June 8, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. / Austrian Cultural Forum New York

The Austrian Cultural Forum takes special pride in presenting a
unique event: the Austrian-born world-famous singer and actor
Theodore Bikel will appear in the Austrian Cultural Forum and
treat us to his distinctive style of folk music. The gifted
musician s repertoire includes songs from all over the world
Yiddish, German, Russian, English, French, Croatian he speaks
six languages and sings in twenty. His accompanist is the pianist
and conductor Tamara Brooks, who has an impressive career in
her own right. By combining their talents, Bikel and Brooks
promise us an unforgettable evening in the fine theatre of the
ACFNY, 11 East 52nd Street, NY, NY 10022.…

June in London

some Jewish music events of interest in London are:
Saturday 12 June
Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh
Bermondsey Carnival, Southwark Park, London
Join us for revelry in the dance tent as part of the day’s festivities at
this free event. More information:

Getting there:
* Bus: 1, 47, 78, 188, 255, 381, C10, P12
* Tube: Canada Water, Bermondsey
* Rail: South Bermondsey, Surrey Quays

Sunday 13 June
Klezmer workshop in Cambridge
The Hut, Fletcher’s Terrace, Cambridge

Back by popular demand! Similar to previous workshops with Ilana Cravitz, there will
be a chance to learn a tune and some accompaniment, and look at some of the
modes and style elements that make Klezmer so haunting and joyful.
Tickets £15 for the 3-hour workshop (includes tea and biscuits!).…

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale

The Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center presents:
Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale
Benjamin Gruder, Conductor
Sunday, June 13, at 8:00 pm
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York

With a repertoire spanning continents and centuries, featured composers
include: Giuseppe Verdi, Salomone Rossi, Yehezkel Braun, Zavel Zilberts and
David Broza

Tickets: $24 preferred seating, $21 general admission, $17 students/seniors
Merkin Hall

Jewish Music Competition – 28-31 October 2010

Competition ’10: register until July 1st

Amsterdam’s IJMF will once again host the world’s only Jewish Music
Competition: October 28-31, 2010. Information is online at
and registration is open until July 1st. The selected ensembles will
be announced in August. Pass it on to your favorite Jewish music
ensemble: this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Showcase for Presenters What’s the best way to get the attention
of Jewish music presenters in Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San
Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, Utrecht, and
Washington DC? Join our competition and present yourself to the
growing list of festivals that will be scouting our 24 selected
ensembles via our site and/or in person at the competition:
and more presenters are affiliating every week!…

Four Seasons Plus presents Klezmer Music Concert

Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz invite you to join us for a concert in this historic building in the woods!

Four Seasons Plus presents Klezmer Music Concert
with Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010
Time: 8 PM
Place: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Church in the Wilderness
50 Emmanuel Church Rd.
Killingworth, CT 06419
Phone: 860-663-1800
Tickets: $20
Reception follows concert.

Chamber Music – New York Style” at Temple Israel of the City of New York

On Thursday, April 22 at 8 PM, the Musicians of Lenox
Hill, under the artistic direction of Soo-Kyung Park, will perform “Chamber Music –
New York Style” at Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th Street, New
York City The program includes Three American Piecesfor flute and piano by Lukas
Foss, Gershwin’s Embraceable You and I’ve Got Rhythm arranged for solo piano by Earl
Wilde, Dvořák’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in Eb Major, B 162, Op.87 and Luminaria for
violin and harp by Kenji Bunch, who has been called “a composer to watch” by the New
York Times and is quickly emerging as one of the most prominent American composers
of his generation.

New York Concert Review hailed the Musicians of Lenox Hill as “exemplary throughout”
and “extremely impressive, technically and musically”.…

Music in Education Webinar: Eprhyme’s “Pride and Prejudice” and a Jewish View of Assimilation

An online webinar presenting class in Jewish music.
Go to: for complete details
Thursday, April 8, 2010 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
for Webinar Registration
the first of Lishmoa’s free Educators’ Webinars. As we prepare for Yom Hashoa, we will be presenting the lesson “Eprhyme’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and a Jewish View of Assimilation,” based on artist Eprhyme’s song “Pride and Prejudice.”

The lesson was written by Writer/Educator Danny Zeldin and is geared for High School students, although educators of all types are welcome to participate in the webinar. Rabbi Ethan Linden (Shir Chadash synagogue in New Orleans) will present the lesson and demonstrate how this powerful song can be used as a teaching tool in the classroom. We hope to be joined by Danny Zeldin as well as Eprhyme who will discuss the messages presented within his songs.…

L’Association des Amis de la Musique Juive de Genève

Réservez déjà ces deux dates en avril:

Dimanche 18 avril à 18h, Théâtre Cité-Bleue, 46 Av de Miremont, 1206 Genève:
Yasmin Levy
Musiques judéo-espagnoles et flamenca

Dimanche 25 avril à 18h, Théâtre Cité-Bleue, 46 Av de Miremont, 1206 Genève:
Shira U’Tfila
Musiques judéo-espagnoles des Balkans

Ces concerts auront lieu à 18h au Théâtre Cité-Bleue, 46 Av de Miremont, Genève.

Informations:, réservations: tél & répondeur: 00 4122 344 64 09,
004122 344 64 04 ou:

Billets: 30 CHF, tarif réduit: 20 CHF. Réduction supplémentaire de 10 CHF aux
membres AMJ.
Billets en vente à l’entrée ou à l’avance:
Disco-Club : 22 Terreaux du Temple (en face de Manor) – T.022.732.73.66
du mardi au vendredi de 10h à 13h et de 14h à 18h30, samedi de 10h à 17h

Bibliothèque CIG : 21 avenue Dumas – T.022.317.89.70
lundi & mardi de 16h à 19h, mercredi de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 17h …

Wolpe Lectures from Jewish Music Forum

March 26, 2010
10:30 A.M.
Center for Jewish History 
15 West 16th Street

New York, NY

All events are FREE and open to the public.

Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History,
Dr. Brigid Cohen will present a lecture entitled “‘In a Land
Large as an Apple Tree’: Wolpe’s Avant-Garde Music, Pedagogy, and
Pacifist Zionism in 1930’s Palestine” and Prof. Michael Beckerman
of NYU will contribute a written response.

The Jewish Music Forum, now in its sixth season, is a project of
The American Society for Jewish Music, with support from The
American Jewish Historical Society. Please visit our
website at

Musica Judaica Online Reviews is now available

The Jewish Music Forum and the American Society of Jewish Music are pleased and excited to invite you to visit the new Musica Judaica Online Reviews , a scholarly online journal, at

“Musica Judaica Online Reviews is an open-access online journal that publishes reviews of books, films, significant events, and recordings chronicling all forms of Jewish musical expression.

This journal is an electronic edition of the reviews section of Musica Judaica, a scholarly journal that focuses on Jewish music research. Musica Judaica has been published by the American Society for Jewish Music since 1976, and caters to scholars, composers, cantors, rabbis, and laypeople interested in Jewish musical expressions.”

Gala Opening Night Tickets for Boston Jewish Music Festival

30th Anniversary of Klezmer Conservatory Band Features Reunion with
Clarinetist Don Byron & Vocalist Judy Bressler; JDub Recording Artists, Golem, Opens Show

The legendary Klezmer Conservatory Band (KCB), the band that kick-started the klezmer music revival, will open the first annual Boston Jewish Music Festival (BJMF) with a gala concert celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary at the Berklee Performance Center on March 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the concert are on sale through Ticketmaster ( and the Berklee box office. Tickets for other BJMF events are now on sale, most through Ticketweb ( The entire festival schedule is now posted on the BJMF web site.

Two former members who were instrumental in helping build the band’s reputation—vocalist Judy Bressler and clarinetist Don Byron—will reunite with them for the first time in more than 20 years.…

Celebrating Women’s Voices

An amazing event will transpire on
Wed, March 10, 2010
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Central Synagogue
123 East 55th Street
New York, NY

In the Jewish legal tradition there are rules restricting the female voice (kol isha) in public religious rituals. In a unique pre-Pesach program we celebrate these voices. Inspired by artist Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, an installation on permanent exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum celebrating famous women, we present a new take on a uniquely Jewish ‘dinner party’—the Passover seder. Join us to hear the glorious voices of Jewish women who will present familiar and not so familiar seder melodies reflecting the richness of Jewish music and the spiritual and aesthetic power of women’s voices. The evening will begin with a light supper and study of rabbinic texts taught by Rabbi Judith Hauptman, Talmud professor at Jewish Theological Seminary.…

Sacred and Secular Music Texts in Modern Times

Friday March 5 2010
9:30 A.M. to noon.

We invite you to join us at our next Jewish Music Forum event, which will
be held on March 5, 2010, at Center for Jewish History. Prof. Mark Slobin of
Wesleyan University and Dr. Mark Kligman of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion will present a lecture entitled “Sacred and Secular Music
Texts in Modern Times.” We wish to extend a special thank you to our
co-sponsors for this event, the Working Group on the Jewish Book at Center for
Jewish History. The entire 2009-2010 Jewish Music Forum is a project of the
American Society for Jewish Music, an affiliate of the the American Jewish
Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History.

“Sacred and Secular Music Texts in Modern Times”

With Professor Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University and Dr.…

Boston Jewish Music Festival

Boston is having a Jewish Music Festival !! this March 6-14, 2010.
There will be the Klezmer Conservatory Band, classical music of Osvaldo Golijov, the Ladino music of Flory Jagoda, a presentation of Bloch’s Sacred Service and many events for younger listeners, including a capella groups and Jewish rock bands. For complete information, links to ticket purchase, times and locales, see:

A Jewish Music Medley

A Jewish Music Medley
Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
Sunday, March 21
Wellesley College
Houghton Memorial Chapel
106 Central Street
Wellesley, Mass.

Cosponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
at Wellesley College
2:30& 4:45 p.m.
Your Turn to Learn– Hands-on Workshops

Join faculty from the School of Jewish Music for an afternoon of free workshops,
including Unlocking the Cantillation Code with Joshua Jacobson, a Sing-along with
Cantor Jeff Klepper, A Cappella from Alef to Tav with Honorable Menschen, and
Pedagogy of B’nai Mitzvah for Special Needs Students with Dr. Scott Sokol and
Cantor Louise Treitman.

Free admission. Registration required.
Register now

For a taste of the Cantillation workshop, read Joshua Jacobson’s blog post, What’s
Music Got to Do With It?: Why We Chant Torah ;

7:30 p.m.…