Monthly Archives: December 2012

Breslov Bar Band at City Winery

Breslov Bar Band
City Winery Brunch, NYC
30 Dec, 2012

Breslov Bar BandEvery 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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery’s brunch on Dec 30, 2012 features the Breslov Bar Band.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 – Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555
For further info:

Harmony in the Holy Land

Harmony in the Holy Land
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm
Free Entry
Donations appreciated
18 Mesilat Yesharim, Beit Mazia Theater, Jerusalem

With performances by Diwansaz, hosting Mark Eliyahu and Poet Rabbi David Menachem.
With additional performances and prayers with renowned spiritual teacher/healer, Thomas Hubl, Aliza Hava, Pesach Dahvid Stadlin, and religious/spiritual leaders of Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

This event is part of the Birth 2012 global broadcast of over 40 events worldwide celebrating unity in diversity and calling for a new era of spiritual ascension for humanity.

In the region of Jerusalem, a spiritual message was given and received by three great messengers, Abraham, Mohammed and Jesus. An open channel to the Divine emanates from here, and is the reason why the three monotheisms hold it sacred.…

“Sholem-Aleichem Yiddish Klezfest”

“Sholem-Aleichem Yiddish Klezfest”
Sunday Dec. 30th, 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Frank London and friends:
Aaron Alexander, Ron Caswell…)
Jake Shulman-Ment, fiddle kapelye
Andrea Pancur and Ilya Shneyveys: Bavarian Klezmer Oompah music
Dancemaster Steve Weintraub
Psoy Korolenko, host and performer;
Bring an instrument for concluding jam
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center,
3301 Bainbridge Avenue@208th Street. Bronx NY
information: 917-930-0295
admission $10
D train to 205th st station, 4 train to Mosholu Parkway.

The London Klezmer Quartet

LKQ gigs coming up:
Visit for more information
16 December – Golders Green, London: Hanukah Hopkele
22 January – Colchester Riverside Theatre: ‘Klezmer – A Living
23 January – Cambridge: ‘Sholem Aleykhem Comrades’ programme
24 January – Newington Green, London: LKQ in Concert
28 January – CD official release date
30 January – Liverpool Street, London: Holocaust Memorial Event
31 January – Green Note, Camden: LKQ concert
Feb 27-April 2 – Australia tour
April/May – Album launch tour in London, Dorset, Norwich, Cambridge

Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld Revive Golden Land thru Jan 6

The musical, The Golden Land, originally created by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld in 1984 told the ‘poignant yet joyous saga of the Eastern European Jewish immigration to America’ from their first glimpses of the Statue of Liberty through their battles for social justice and … continues through mid-century history.
Now playing at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street.
Phone:(646) 312-4085
Transit: 23 St
For tickets, performance times and dates:

Jewish Music Conference in UK-Hold the Dates!

Come together with musicians and singers from around the country for an energetic, inspiring musical experience. Following resounding success in 2011, the Music Conference is back and will be in London from the 11th – 14th July 2013. Learn from experts in their field through a series of workshops and tefillot, offering the opportunity to learn for new repertoire – both for choirs and individual sh’lichei tzibbur. This Conference is affiliated with the Movement for Reform Judaism in the UK.
Find out about the 2011 Music Conference. A short film from one of the sessions with Cantor Zöe Jacobs is at:

Metropolitan Klezmer plays The Emelin (Westchester Hanukah matinee) – Mamaroneck!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Klezmer octet concert for eighth day of Hanukah!
Metropolitan Klezmer plays Mamaroneck NY:
The Emelin Theatre’s wonderful Westchester stage.
Emelin Theatre
153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck, New York 10543

Metropolitan Klezmer’s full eight-piece lineup:
Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto sax
Pam Fleming, trumpet & flugelhorn
Reut Regev, trombone
Melissa Fogarty, vocals
Ismail Butera, accordion
Karen Waltuch, viola
David Hofstra, bass & tuba
Eve Sicular, drummer |bandleader

Great new tunes & fabulous favorites alighting.
Tickets are selling fast for this show (please spread the word).

Tickets $32. Info & group rates:

My Yidishe Chanukah in Tenafly

My Yidishe Chanukah
Tuesday, December 11,2012 at 5:00 PM
A great concert with Racheli Arielle Yucht , Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel and a great ensemble featuring: Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, Avi Fox-Rosen, Zalmen Mlotek, Avram Pengas, Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, and Matt Temkin.

National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ
$10 members/$12 non-members 201-569-7900

Shalshelet V–International Festival of Jewish Music

After two solid years, the Shalshelet V International Festival is coming to Miami, FL. Shalshelet, the Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a Festival that brings music of all genres and people of all denominations together through music and sacred text.

Sunday, February 17, 2013
10:00am until 9:00pm

The Festival will be held at Beth Torah Adath Yeshurun 20350 Northeast 26th Avenue Miami
and will include the Festival for Youth & Families, Shabbat in the Community, Festival Workshops, Festival Concert
37 Composers from around the world!
For more information:

Zamir Chorale CDs

Through December 31 on-line only
ALL Zamir Chorale of Boston recordings on sale
Compact Discs: regularly $10, now $7.50
Zamir DVD: regularly $10, now $7.50
Ten-CD gift set: regularly $80 now $60
Choose from the outstanding collection of performances by
“America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble,”
(American Record Guide)
Our new recording: From Boston to Berlin
Middle East Harmonies
Lights: Music for Chanukah
Zamir: Greatest Hits
Seasons of Our Joy
The Songs Live On
Soul of the Sabbath
The Monster and the Nightingale
Jewish Composers in America
Click HERE go directly to our website,
which features audio samples and video clips!
Bring the beauty of Jewish choral music into your home for
Chanukah and all occasions!
Regular shipping charges apply.

Zamir recordings are also available for digital download.…

Bruce Roter “Maoz Tzur”

Bruce Roter has written a new melody for the traditional text of “Maoz Tzur”. It is performed by the Westminster Conservatory Youth Chorale, conducted by Frank Abrahams. The Conservatory is located on the campus of Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. The Chorale has completed several projects including a Jewish music series which includes their Chanukah CD called “Celebrate Chanukah” which has contemporary music of Michael Isaacson, Joel Philips, Eric Contzius, Ronald Hemmel, Baruch Cohon and Allan E. Naplan.

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus at Town & Village Synagogue

Saturday eve, December 15, 2012, 7:30 PM
New York City
featuring the
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus with
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
24th Annual Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert
Where: Town & Village Synagogue
334 East 14 St.
(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY 10003
Cantor Shayna Postman
T&V Synagogue Choir
T&V Junior Singers
with special guests
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission.
By Dec. 13: $25
College / Grad Student: $10
18 and under: Free
Make check out to T&V Synagogue & mail to address above
or call Synagogue to pay by credit card: 212-677-8090 x0
For more info on JPPC:

Neshama Carlebach Events this Winter in US

December 9,2012, 7 PM
Neshama and her band with special guest artist Josh Nelson will
be performing at the Zinman Hall, Boca Raton Florida Jewish
Federation Campus.
For further information contact
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
19785 Hampton Drive, Suite 4
Boca Raton, FL 33434
561-852-6555 (p)
561-852-3604 (f)

December 12th, 7:30 pm
Neshama, her band and the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir
will be performing at the “Lights of Hope.”
All proceeds to benefit survivors of Hurricane Sandy, including
Neshama’s producer/manager/drummer Mark Ambrosino, who lost his
For further information contact
The Merrick Jewish Centre
225 Fox Blvd
Merrick NY 11566

December Klezmer Events in London

Friday 7 December, Pages of Hackney, 7pm
Winter Warmer with the London Klezmer Quartet. Mulled wine, mince
pies, CDs, books etc.
Reserve a seat on 020 8525 1452. Tickets: £7
Pages Bookshop, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

Sunday 9 December, Calthorpe Arms, Kings Cross
Klezmer workshop and monthly jam session
Workshop with Susi Evans 1-2pm; jamming 2-4. Entry: £5 on the door.
Download tunes ( )
Upstairs room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Rd, London W1X 8JR

Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater

Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater
Monday, December 3

The Tufts University Department of Music presents the musical revue Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater, written by Mark Slobin, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Tufts University Department of Music, Tufts Hillel, and 3Ps.

The performance features the work of Zelig (Sigmund) Mogulesco (1856-1914), who is often called the “Charlie Chaplin of the Yiddish theatre”. Mogulesco was known for his comedy, agility, and also songwriting. The performance is directed by Michael Morris with music by the Jumbo Knish Factory, Tufts’ Klezmer ensemble under the direction of Michael McLaughlin, and a cast of Tufts student performers.