Yearly Archives: 2011

Bessarabian Tantshoyz

Thursday September 15, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Special Bessarabian Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party & Artist Interview
Featuring master clarinetist Isaac Sadigursky with Michael Alpert
Admission $10
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 Second Ave. in Manhattan by St. Mark’s Place

The Vilna Ghetto Theater

CONCERT – The Vilna Ghetto Theater: Yiddish Poetry Set to Music (1941-1943)

On the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Vilna Ghetto. Excerpts from four revue shows from the famous Vilna Ghetto Theater. In English (songs in Yiddish)

Sophie Michaux, voice. Eugenia Gerstein, piano. Susanne Klingenstein, lecture.
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm
Brandeis University, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Waltham, MA

Alexandria Kleztet in VA

Saturday, September 10 — The Alexandria Kleztet
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
2845 Marcey Road
Arlington, VA 22207
7 to 8:45 pm

If it rains (always a decent possibility), we go inside the auditorium at the Nature Center!

The Alexandria Kleztet has been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound.

The band is based in the Washington/Baltimore area and has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

An at Fort in Tel Aviv

Sept 6th 1t 9:30PM
Shablul jazz Tel-Aviv

מועדון שבלול

האנגר 13 נמל תל-אביב
With David Friedman-vibes, Gilad Dobrecky-percussion.It’s a rare opportunity to hear David play in Israel. The group will be
playing original material by all three musicians.
*special discount if you mention you are on Anat’s mailing list!!!*

Best Hits of Klezmer Music & Prince of Kosher Gospel

Gala Evening
Sunday, September 4 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
So. 04. September 2011, 19:00 Uhr: GALA-Abend, Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
Einziges Konzert in Hamburg mit der Star-Besetzung der Klezmer-/Jazz /Gospel-/Musical-Szene
Leon Gurvitch Project feat. Special Guests aus den USA: Kantor Joshua Nelson „The Prince of Kosher Gospel“, Musical-Star Ethan Freeman

Meira Warshauer’s In Memoriam

Composer Meira Warshauer’s In Memoriam September 11 and Caesaria will be presented in the U.S. and Germany in several formats by several ensembles on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2011.

The World and German Premiere performances of the cello choir version of In Memoriam (for 6 celli, adapted by Mirel Iancovici from the version for solo cello and strings) will be given by Mr. Iancovici and I Multicelli in Bottrop at Martinskirche on September 10 at 7:00 PM, in Gelsenkirchen at the New Synagogue on the 11th at noon and in Gladbeck at the Martin Luther Forum Ruhr on the 11th at 6:00 PM. Other composers on these programs include J.S. Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Samuel Barber, Max Bruch and John Tavener. Special guest soloist will be Felicia Hamza.…

המועדון הקאמרי – ברוח יהודית

Wednesday, September 21 · 8:30pm – 10:00pm

המרכז למוסיקה ע”ש פליציה בלומנטל

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תל אביב

קובי רובינשטיין – כינור

נועה שריד – כינור

גלעד הראל- קלרנית

גילי רדיאן- שדה – ויולה וכינור

הלל צרי – צ’לו

מיכל טל – פסנתר

נתנאל גרינשטיין – פסנתר

פרוקופייב – פתיחה על נושאים יהודיים לקלרנית, רביעיית מיתרים ופסנתר
מיו – סויטה לכינור, קלרנית ופסנתר
שולמית רן – דואו לקלרנית וצ’לו
סטוצ’בסקי – מיני דואט לכינור וצ’לו

בלוך – בעל שם
פאול בן – חיים – שירים ללא מלים
ג’ון ויליאמס – סויטה לכינור ופסנתר “רשימת שינדלר”

המועדון הקאמרי Рברוח יהודית

Wednesday, September 21 · 8:30pm Р10:00pm

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קובי רובינשטיין Рכינור

נועה שריד Рכינור

גלעד הראל- קלרנית

גילי רדיאן- שדה Рויולה וכינור

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פרוקופייב Рפתיחה על נושאים יהודיים לקלרנית, רביעיית מיתרים ופסנתר
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Journal of Synagogue Music Online

As you may know, The Cantors Assembly has digitized it’s past issues of the Journal of Synagogue Music online. They are available in PDF format at along with their conference proceedings. These journal issues are searchable in a general way… that is, a search term will be found from the search in all documents with that word, but the reader will have to open the specific issues (pdf) and then use his/her Adobe Acrobat reader’s “find box” to pinpoint the keyword in the document. The reader must search each of the documents separately for the search term. Still, this is a remarkable addition to the study of Jewish music and having access to so many interesting articles from the last half century from distinguished cantors and writers is a tremendous boon to Jewish educators and all of us interested in Jewish synagogue music.…

Joseph Achron Society focuses on publication

The Joseph Achron Society, led by Sam Zerin, put out a fundraising call for publication of Achron’s works:

the Joseph Achron Society fundraiser ends tonight! Online donations are quick and easy, and will help us publish the first edition of Achron’s brilliant Paganini Caprice transcriptions!

You know as well as I do: more than half of Achron’s important legacy has never been published — despite high praise from the likes of Heifetz and Schoenberg — and thus remains inaccessible to most of today’s performers.

For the first time in almost 100 years, the Achron-Paganini Caprices will be easily available in print to performers world-wide! Let us work together. Help us with a tax-deductible donation today — and receive a free score!

Here is the link again:

Thank you for your help.…

Sh’ma Yisrael

Sh’ma Yisrael by Leib Glanz– As YouTube captures comparisons of performance
Kol Rina Choir
Arrangement by Raymond Goldstein
(Where we can hear another superb arrangement by Goldstein).

Kol Rina Choir – Youth at the Center Series Mishkenot Shaananim Jerusalem
Cantor – Netanel Baram
Conductor – Roi Azulai
Arrangement by Raymond Goldstein

and Lieb Glanz from older recording

or another modern cantorial rendition by Cantor Moshe Muller

and not least, David Apfel

Starr Fellowship for “Music in Jewish Life” At Harvard

The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University invites applications for
the 2012-2013 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica on the theme:

“Music in Jewish Life”

Applications are welcome from candidates across the disciplines treating
topics related to Jewish music and its place in Jewish experience. Projects
may span historical and/or contemporary subjects and may draw on a range of
archival and/or ethnographic sources. The terms of the Starr endowment
specify that projects must be of an academic and scholarly nature, whatever
their topic or disciplinary orientation.

Ph.D. degree required

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

Auditions for the JPPC for the 2011/2012 season
will be held in the evenings of September 6, 7 and 8, 2011,
from 6:00 to 8:30 PM
at The Marseilles
230 West 103 St
New York City.

Auditions by appointment only, scheduled in advance.
Email Lisa at
If unavailable the 3 eves listed above,
please contact Lisa to schedule another time.
The JPPC sings only in Yiddish.
Knowledge of Yiddish is *not* required to sing in the Chorus.
Ability to read musical notes or sight-sing is beneficial.
MP3s or CDs of vocal parts with lyrics are provided.
Rehearsals are held on Mondays at the Marseilles,
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM,
from September through early June,
except on Jewish and some national holidays.…

Hy Wolfe: An Evening of Songs and Stories


YIVO presents Hy Wolfe in a concert performance, accompanied by Herbert Kaplan at the piano. New York stage actor and singer Hy Wolfe returns to our stage with a show featuring Yiddish theater and folk songs and stories.

Wolfe worked with, and learned from, many of the brightest stars of the Yiddish theater, and is a living link with a glorious tradition. The show includes a tribute to the late Shifra Lerer, the last of the greats from the classical period of the Yiddish theater.

This is an opportunity to spend a delightful evening with one of the most entertaining performers on the stage today. With English translations throughout the program, this evening will be a pleasure for Yiddish speakers and non-Yiddish speakers alike.…

Kontzert Hapiyyut Hagadol קונצרט הפיוט הגדול

קונצרט הפיוט הגדול
Start Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00pm
Location: היכל התרבות רח’ המכבים 5 פתח תקווה

ענקי הפיוט בעולם לראשונה על במה אחת וביצירות חדשות

משה חבושה – ישראל

דוד שירו – ארה”ב

ניהול מוסיקלי וניצוח: אריאל כהן

בליווי התזמורת המזרחית הישראלית ומקהלת החזנים “שירה חדשה”

כרטיסים במכירה מוקדמת 50 ש”ח באגף לתרבות תורנית 03-9052455, 073-7373866!/event.php?eid=242344335805824

Kontzert Hapiyyut Hagadol קונצרט הפיוט הגדול

קונצרט הפיוט הגדול
Start Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00pm
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משה חבושה Рישראל

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First International Terezin Music Conference

Leeds College of Music (UK) is proud to announce it first International
Terezin Music Conference in February 2012, and the launch of the Terezin Music Hub.
For more information, call for papers, booking, draft programme, etc, please visit:

Feel free to contact for further details, and follow the Hub on Twitter: @TerezinMusicHub

Monajat featuring Galleet Dardashti

Thursday, September 15 · 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Granoff Performance Center, Tufts University
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Monajat (Fervent Prayer) by innovative performer Galeet Dardashti, is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to the Middle Eastern tradition. Dardashti, a musician and anthropologist of Persian descent, re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

As only one of six cities in the US where this dynamic concert will happen, the Boston Jewish Music Festival is very excited to have been selected by the Foundation for Jewish Culture to present this important new work along with our co-presenters, the New Center for Jewish Arts and Culture, the Tufts University Music Department and Tufts Hillel.…

Love Notes- A musical festival celebrating Tu B’Av

Temple Emanuel, Temple Sinai and Shalom Cares Present Love Notes,
featuring the music of
• Rabbi Joe Black and Troy Dexter (of the Wilson Phillips Band)
• Cantor Regina Heit
• Cantorial Soloist Bryan Zive and Kol Echad
• Steve Brodsky and the Shabbat Unplugged Band and special guest Cantor Robbi Sherwin
Sunday, August 14 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm
14800 E. Belleview Dr.
Aurora, CO

Temple Emanuel Denver

Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau

“Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau”
The Montreal Jewish Music Festival – Festival de Musique Juive de Montréal

Start Time: Monday, August 29 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00am
Location: La Sala Rossa
4848 Boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
Featuring: Yoshie Fruchter (guitar), Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass), Jeremy Brown (violin) and Kevin Zubek (drums)

Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau

“Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec Andr√© Daneau”
The Montreal Jewish Music Festival РFestival de Musique Juive de Montréal

Start Time: Monday, August 29 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00am
Location: La Sala Rossa
4848 Boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
Featuring: Yoshie Fruchter (guitar), Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass), Jeremy Brown (violin) and Kevin Zubek (drums)

Nusach Radio Update

Winston Weilheimer writes that his radio show is available at, which hosts many stations where you can listen to just about
anything you would like, including The Nusach Internet Radio Network. You have to subscribe. It does not cost unless you wish to
become a VIP (No commercials) and you find Winston’s home page at:

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Free concert! Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express

Event: Free concert! Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express
With Christina Crowder, accordion, Brian Glassman, bass, and Aaron Alexander, drums, who will get everyone up and dancing!!
Start Time: Thursday, August 18 at 7:00pm
End Time: Thursday, August 18 at 10:00pm
Location: Putnam Valley Main Fire House
265 Oscawana Lake Road

Ramzailech – Debut Album Release Party

Event: Ramzailech – Debut Album Release Party – רמזיילך – השקת האלבום
Start Time: Saturday, August 13 at 10:00pm
End Time: Sunday, August 14 at 1:00am
Location: Levontin 7, Tel Aviv
Special guests and hardcore klezmer party.
tickets: 40NIS at the concert night, 30NIS by ordering before at 03-5605084

רמזיילך! – הופעת השקה לאלבום הבכורה ב13.8 בלבונטין 7 ת”א

ההופעה המרכזית שלנו בעיר הקיץ, יהיו אורחים והרבה הרבה שמיייייייח!

כרטיסים: 40 ש”ח ביום האירוע, 30 ש”ח בהזמנה מוקדמת בטלפון 03-5605084
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APAC France

The Cantorial Association in France has a website that tells about their organization, including listening clips from their various recordings, both CD and DVD, a photo gallery of activities and concerts, listings of concerts with posters, and biographical listings of various cantors.

Lebanese Dancer Tells World She Wants Peace

An article appeared in the Jerusalem Post about a Lebanese Dancer who dared to express her wishes for PEACE on stage at a heavy metal concert. She performed on the same stage with Israelis, and held aloft the two flags, in a gesture of a wish for peace. Maybe if the men politicians, power people and haters of the old generation had the bravery of this girl, there would be peace…Orphaned Land – Norra el Norra – HELLFEST 2011

Klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh

Late Summer Schedule for klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh
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For more klezmer info and resources e-mail
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Tuesday 2 August
Hackney, London
LKQ Summer Cooler @ Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

The ever-popular London Klezmer Quartet returns to Pages with a Summer
Cooler event. Enjoy live music, Pimms and strawberries while you shop
for your holiday reading with 10%discount at Clapton’s independent
Entry £5 on the door

Klezmer Brunch – Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys 8/7 at City Windery Brunch

Margo Leverett at City Winery

10:00am Seating / 11:00am Show

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.

Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.

On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos.…

Hazmat Modine at Summernights

hazmat modinThursday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Hazmat Modine draws from American music of the 1920s and 30s through the early 60s,
blending early blues, hokum, jugband, swing, klezmer, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican

Tickets: $15 general public; $12 students/over 65; $10 Jewish Museum members

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3200
Open Mon-Tue,Fri,Sun 11am-5:30pm; Thu 11am-8pm
Subway: 96 St
To reach the Museum’s offices, call: 212.423.3200.

Jewish Museum Media Center Exhibitions for Radio & TV, Music

The Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind Media
Center features an exhibition space
dedicated to video art and new media, and houses a digital library of 100 radio and
television programs from The Jewish Museum’s National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting
. Selections include such comedy favorites as “How to Be a Jewish Son,” a
panel discussion from a 1970 David Susskind Show featuring Mel Brooks; a 1947 radio
drama entitled “Operation Nightmare” starring John Garfield and Al Jolson, produced
by the United Jewish Appeal to call attention to displaced persons in postwar
Europe; contemporary television documentaries on black-Jewish relations, Latino
Jews, and klezmer music; interviews with artists such as Marc Chagall, Jacques
Lipchitz, Larry Rivers, George Segal and Ben Shahn; and Manischewitz wine
commercials produced between 1963 and 1981 featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.…

Two Hours of Jewish Soul Music

Two Hours of Jewish Soul Music
Hosted by Charlie Bernhaut
Listen anytime on the indexed archive
or listen live every Monday night 9-11pm EST
to contact:

Selections drawn from private collection of 15,000 Jewish albums. The first hour is
a mixture of everything BUT chazzonus – Israeli, chassidic, klezmer, Yiddish,
instrumental. The second hour is ONLY chazzonus. Charlie has been sharing his music
since 1977.

The Jewish Music WebCenter was featured on July 25th, 2011 Show #111. 2nd Hour.


The Zamir Chorale of Boston, “America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble,” will hold auditions for all voice parts on Sunday, September 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre. Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance by emailing

Candidates must have excellent vocal quality, the ability to sight-read music, and previous choral experience. In addition to the audition, candidates are required to attend open rehearsals at Hebrew College on Tuesday, September 13 and 20, from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at Hebrew College, from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m., from September through early June.
For more information about Zamir and audition requirements, visit

Summer on the Hudson: FREE Riverside Park Divahn Concert

Galeet Dardashti and Divahn
Sunday, August 7 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location Riverside Park South, NYC
Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays –
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Galeet Dardashti: lead vocals, guitar, back-up percussion
Eleanor Norton: cello, vocals
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker: congas and cajon, vocals
Sejal Kukadia: tabla, vocals
Rebecca Cherry: violin, vocals

Pier I in Riverside Park South between between 65th/72nd Streets
Map of Location:​h&daddr=40.7797%2C+-73.988​9+%28Pier+I%29

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $18 online and $20 at the theater door. For tickets reservation call (866) 811 4111 or buy on line at​s/pam

P E R F O R M I N G A R T S M A R A T H O N 2 0 1 1
S o u n d i n g W o r d: A powerhouse 2-day double bill of multi-media music engagement with performances of Avant-Folk & Contemporary Jazz by Sabrina Lastman & Sasha Bogdanowitsch.

Baruch Performing Arts Center
July, Saturday 30 – 10 pm
July, Sunday 31 – 3 pm

S o u n d i n g W o r d, a beautiful temporal and timeless storytelling of original compositions with voice, original instruments, walkmans, electronics and video, highlights two original performances:

River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman is a musical performance created for solo voice, walkmans, electronics and video, combining composed sections and free improvisation.…


Thursday, July 28 · 9:00pm – 11:30pm
Location JazzTime
Krakovská ul. 19
Prague, Czech Republic

Koncert kanadské zpěvačky, bývale členky Semaforu (Lenka Hartlová), s Izraelským virtuozem a vynikající českou kapelou. Ashkenazi-Sephardic hudební fusion a ethno-jazz. Puvodni i tradicni skladby v neobvyklých aranžmá. Yair Dalal: oud, housle, zpěv; Lenka Lichtenberg: zpěv, klavir; Tomáš Reindl: tabla, perkuse; David Dorůžka: kytary; Petr Dvorský: kontrabas; Bharata Rajnosek: saxofony, flétna, klarinet, pozoun.


Thursday, July 28 · 9:00pm Р11:30pm
Location JazzTime
Krakovsk√° ul. 19
Prague, Czech Republic

Koncert kanadské zpěvačky, bývale členky Semaforu (Lenka Hartlová), s Izraelským virtuozem a vynikající českou kapelou. Ashkenazi-Sephardic hudební fusion a ethno-jazz. Puvodni i tradicni skladby v neobvyklých aranžmá. Yair Dalal: oud, housle, zpěv; Lenka Lichtenberg: zpěv, klavir; Tomáš Reindl: tabla, perkuse; David Dorůžka: kytary; Petr Dvorský: kontrabas; Bharata Rajnosek: saxofony, flétna, klarinet, pozoun.

Joel Rubin New CD Release Azoy Tsu Tsveyt

Joel Rubin along with Uri Caine, the masterful classically trained jazz keyboardist, will be releasing a new CD Azoy Tsu Tsveyt on July 26 2011. An article on FlipSwitch gives the background. (reprinted below).
To learn more about Joel and his music:

CD will be released by Tzadik label: Tzadik CD 8163, New York 2011

Joel Rubin is Clarinetist and ethnomusicologist and is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Performance in the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Rubin is also on Jewish Studies faculty

US Premier of Israel’s Shabate

Wednesday, July 27 · 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club
17 Holland Street
Davis Square
Somerville, MA
directly across from David T-stop

Enjoy the US premier performance of the Israeli band, Shabate. Led by renowned Ethiopian singer and saxophonist, Abate Bihurim, the group creates a unique fusion of Ethiopian Jazz, afro rhythm grooves and traditional Jewish soul. With its global influences and exceptional musicianship, Shabate is fast becoming one of the most fabulous statements in Israel’s contemporary music scene.

This is a fundraiser for BJMF so come out and enjoy the music while supporting next year’s Festival.
Tickets JUST $15 in advance at​l/2011/2011-07.html
$20 at the door (cash only)

Yaakov Lemmer at Leiby Kletzky Memorial

It’s times like these that our traditional music truly expresses the feelings that are so hard to express. So tremendously moving. In this clip, Yaakov Lemmer leads 1000 mourners, men and women, gathered in Borough Park, Wednesday night July 20 2011, crying and singing at a memorial service that was held at Congregation Anshe Sfard on 14th Ave. in Brooklyn, NY.

GOYLEM ! Free Music and Life Concert in Geneva

Lundi 25 juillet 2011 à 12h30
GOYLEM ! sera en concert pour “Musique et Vie” à l’Eglise Luthérienne (Place du
Bourg-de-Four, angle rue Verdaine et rue de la Fontaine, Genève, Suisse).
Musique klezmer avec Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Bianca Favez (violon) et Patrice Mugny (accordéon).
Entrée libre. Collecte en faveur de l’enseignement de l’art dans les écoles au
Kosovo, afin de faciliter la compréhension
et l’épanouissement des enfants, d’après une idées de Yehudi Menuhin et Werner
Informations: francais.htm

AUTO DE FE Concert

AUTO DE FE – CONCERT commemorating Crypto-Jews
With Vanessa Paloma and Ariel Lazarus
Start Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30pm

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center of
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
8 Agron Street, P.O.Box 7456
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. 02-625-6386 Ext. 4
A concert in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino, Haketía, Judezmo) of music as seen through the eyes of the Crypto-Jewish Community.

The 4th Festival Folklore

The 4th Festival Folklore
A mix of music from around the world.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:30pm
Wix Consert Hall, Rehovot, Israel

Klezmer music and more from South America, Bukarian, Russian
Yiddish Songs and much more.

Hava Nagila Historical Collections

Along with the documentary made by Roberta Grossman and Marta Kaufman that aired on PBS in 2010, there have been a few historical collections putting up materials about Hava Nagila, the ubiquitous folk tune that has become part and parcel of the American Jewish experience. Here’s some links to the history, video and archival materials that may be of interest to our readers.

First, the video, (fundraising promo about the PBS special from 2010): (about 10 minutes)

Second, the archival materials published on Flickr from the Jewish National Library in Jerusalem:

Images from, Sadagora, hometown where the melody was traced:

For years, the song text was attributed to Moshe Nathanson, but this claim turned out to be untrue. Later in life, Nathanson wrote to Idelsohn and apologized about accepting credit for the text, which Idelsohn had written.…

JDub Records Spin Out of Business

The Forward carries a good article about the closing of JDub Records, the independent Jewish music label that helped set the tone of Jewish music in the US in the last decade with a wave of recordings by new artists. Unfortunately, due to a combination of financial factors, including the slowdown of the music industry, JDub will close its doors. For those who help promote young artists, this is a blow. You can read about it here:

SUMMERNIGHTS Series at Jewish Museum

Thursday Nights are SUMMERNIGHTS at The Jewish Museum
The William Petschek Family Music Program
Tix: or call 212.423.3337

SummerNights 2011 is the 14th annual summer concert series featuring live music and
great art. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Museum’s Scheuer Auditorium. Seating is
general admission.

Tickets: Members $10; General $15; and Students/Seniors (65+) $12

Slavic Soul Party! – Thursday, July 21
Brash and strong as slivovitz, these musicians forge virtuoso brass band music
melding Balkan and Gypsy sounds with American jazz and soul.

Michael Winograd Trio – Thursday, July 28
This ensemble offers a fresh approach to klezmer music that blends traditional
Yiddish songs with new compositions.

The Michael Winograd Trio will be performing on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 pm as part
of The Jewish Museum’s popular SummerNights concert series.…

Different Trains by Steve Reich Performances in Jerusalem

A masterpiece by America’s greatest living composer Steve Reich
The Fleshquartet, part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture Series

When was the last time that a musical performance really took you to a different place? Different Trains, Steve Reich’s timeless Grammy Award- winning composition is making its way, as we write, to the Kishle (a former Ottomon prison) at the Tower of David Museum, where Stockholm’s very own Jewish Theatre will perform a fascinating visual interpretation of his work. Join us for a riveting and unique audio-visual experience.

Now thru July 21 For ticket Information:
The performances will premier on June 30 and will continue to July 21, running from Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Please book in advance:
Tower of David Museum *2884
Bimot *6226
Entrance to the show involves a walk in the castle moat the stairs.…

Ger Mandolin Orchestra

You’ll really enjoy listening to this sampler of the GMO, Ger Mandolin Orchestra.
You’ll probably recognize at least the first tune in this video. Enjoy!


Ger Mandolin Ensemble / 5-minute sampler – The Ger Mandolin Orchestra (GMO) is a memorial project of reviving the Jewish Mandolin Orchestra that was active in Gora Kalwaria,Poland between 1920 to 1930. Most of its members died in the Holocaust. Renowned mandolin artist Mike Marshall is the musical director of the ensemble that includes many of the best mandolin artists in the world. In addition to Mike Marshall, these include Avi Avital, Radim Zenkl, Jeff Warschauer, Eric Stein, Chris Acquavella, Dana Rath, Adam Roszkiewicz, Tim Connell, Sharon Gilchrist and Brian Oberlin.…

Yemen Blues

Track: At Vaani – Performed by the hot Israeli band
Yemen Blues in 2011 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California.
The band was founded by Ravid Kahlani. Idan Raichel appointed Ravid
to be a lead-singer in his successful Worldmusic project and Ravid
toured the world performing with the “The Idan Raichel Project”.

This group features:
Ravid Kahalani – Music & Lyrics, Vocals, Percussion, Gimbri
Omer Avital – Musical Director, Oud, Bass, Vocals
Reut Regev – Trombone
Itamar Borochov – Trumpet
Hadar Noiberg – Flute
Rony Iwryn – Latin Percussion
Yohai Cohen – Middle East Percussion
Hilla Epstain – Cello
Galia Hai – Viola