Monthly Archives: November 2013

Linda Hirschhorn New CD Amazed

Linda Hirschhorn announces her new CD, “AMAZED” is now available.
The CD includes singers such as: Holly Near, Melanie De More, the incredible Reed Fromer, Talia Cooper (her daughter), Devon Near-Hill ( Holly’s niece), and some surprise guests towards the end.

“Utter amazement and joy in the unexpected “is the theme of this C . Heart-opening, original folk, blues and gospel songs of love, compassion, transformation and renewal. Melodies and lyrics
will linger. AMAZED is available for purchase through Linda’s website at:

Kurt Weill Songbook at Temple Emeth, Newton, MA

This Sunday — November the 24th at 3PM.
The Bostonians present, “ The Kurt Weill Songbook.”
Temple Emeth, 194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
Join Cantor Michael McCloskey, SJM ’07, as he hosts and performs in a concert of Kurt Weill musical theater selections. The concert also features four fantastic musicians, Richard Conrad, baritone, Philip Lima, baritone, Andrea Matthews, soprano, and Bill Merrill, pianist.

Stuart Hecht, associate professor of theater at Boston College, who has written a very erudite book exploring Jews and musical theater, called Transposing Broadway, will narrate the concert. He is quite an amazing resource, has worked with some amazing people including David Mamet, and was recently featured on PBS.

Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah Chorale

Celebrating Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah
in Pleasantville,NY
On Sunday November 24th at 7:00 pm, be part of a lively celebration of
Chanukah with Kol Rinah at the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester,
located at 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Location Phone: (914) 741-0333
Kosher refreshments will be served. GA $20; Students/Seniors/JCC Members, $18.
($2 Discount for Advance Sales). For Tickets, Group Rates and other
Information visit:
or call Wendy Segal at (914) 243-9059
or email

Chana Mlotek z”l

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Chana Mlotek, the Music Archivist at YIVO, author of many columns on Yiddish song, and editor and author of many books of Yiddish music. Chana Mlotek had an amazing memory for all the Yiddish songs and materials she worked with. She was certainly one of the giants of Yiddish music in the world, and in her years of contribution she shared with the the rest of us insights into her vast knowledge. She was a very generous with her knowledge and time helping those who came to find resources of Jewish music. She worked at YIVO since 1944 and will be missed not only by those who worked with her and her family, but by the greater world and family of Jewish music.…