Monthly Archives: August 2014

End of an Era: Forward on the Last KlezKamp

The Forward ran a short story on the upcoming “last Klezkamp”.
. It’s the end of an era, to say the least. Adrienne Cooper z”l and Henry Saposnik were leaders in recognizing you have to teach the next generation to keep things going. Music is such an important identity marker for Jewish young people. It would be great if more of the Jewish community institutions recognized that as well and put more music into practice!

Zamir Chorale of Boston Auditions

The Zamir Chorale of Boston, “America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble,”
(American Record Guide) will hold auditions for all voice parts on Sunday, September
21, from 7:00 to 9:30 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 9 and 16,
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


Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

You are invited to
New York City
for the acclaimed

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
with Binyumen Schaechter, conductor
Auditions for the 2014/2015 season for the
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
will be held on the evenings of
Tue., Sep. 2
Wed., Sep. 3
Thu., Sep. 4
6:00 to 8:00 PM
The Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter-ring
247 West 37th Street, 5th floor
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York City.
Auditions by appointment only. Email:
If unavailable at the times listed above,
please contact us to schedule another time.

Feel free to forward this email
to anyone whom you believe would be interested
in auditioning.

The JPPC is an intergenerational 4-part Chorus (SATB).
They perform only in Yiddish.
Knowledge of Yiddish is *not* required to sing in the Chorus.…

Blues for Challah

The 4th Annual B4C Jewish Grateful Dead Shabbaton is rollin’!
Featuring the one and only Robbi Cohn, Grateful Dead photographer
extraordinaire with a special Q&A and gallery exhibit. Two prayer
service options with Rabbi Jeff Marker (Renewal) and Rabbi Moshe Shur
(Orthodox). And of course, the One More Saturday Night Jam Session
extravaganza. Get on the bus!
Register today.

International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam

A quick reminder of what will be happening at the International
Jewish Music Festival from September 13 – 16, 2014. The festival directors want you to know about a special offer:

Always wanted to make a flight over Amsterdam? If you support our
festival with a donation, our own pilot will take you up into the
sky! We enormously appreciate your help to realize our festival and
we can use every donation. But there is now another reason to help
us: until September 1st, KUNSTENISRAËL foundation will double any
amount donated to our voordekunst campagne (up to a maximum total of
€ 2500)! So every euro that you donate is worth three to us! Visit for
details and conditions.

What is happening in Amsterdam that weekend?…