HaZamir Event at the Met in NYC


HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir will have a concert on Sunday, Marcy 26, 2017 at the Metropolian Opera House in New York City, located at Broadway and 64th Street in Manhattan. The event takes place at 4pm and is a Gala Fundraiser for the group.

HaZamir is a network of 35 teen choral chapters across North America and Israel, involving over 400 teen singers in a highly structured music and education program. Through the medium of Jewish choral music, HaZamir, directed by Vivian Lazar, treats teens to a fun and nurturing community, inclusive of all levels of Jewish observance, geography, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. HaZamir builds an inclusive and positively identified community of young Jews and instills a lifelong commitment to Jewish culture, the Jewish people and the State of Israel. …

Lullabies and Legacy: The World of Yiddish Children’s Songs

Lullabies and Legacy: The World of Yiddish Children’s Songs
Songs of the cradle and home life, kheyder and nature.
Tuesday, February 7 at 12:00pm
Tuesdays, February 7th – 28th from 12:00-1:30pm
Location: The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street, New York, New York
For reservations call: 212-889-6800 x234
Or email:

The Adventures of Mazel and Schlimazel at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Palmerston Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave.
Toronto, ON
Mazel and Schlimazel is an all-original musical adaptation of a folkloric children’s tale of Yiddish/Jewish origin. Lorie and her band of spirited Klezmer musicians provide live music to this classic tale while it is presented, full of humour, suspense and surprise, by an expert storyteller.

The spirits of good luck and bad luck are at it again; only this time, the life of Tam, a young peasant lad, is on the line. In this music…al adventure, join the debonair Mazel and the wicked Schlimazel as they try to take control of Tam’s destiny while he tries to capture the heart of the king’s daughter.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ashkenaz Foundation
“The Adventures Mazel and Schlimazel” at the Fringe Festival!…

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.


Metropolitan Klezmer plus…. much more.

Cellist Edward Arron Also Featured.

Usdan Center For the Creative and Performing Arts (, now
entering its 42nd season and declared a ‘Best O’f class or camp for 2009 by
TimeOutNY/Kids, NY Metro Parents and Long Island Press, will open its series
of Festival Concerts, private educational performances for its students, on
Monday June 29 at the Center¹s 200-acre woodland campus. These will be in
addition to many special workshops that will offer by the visiting artists
for Usdan students. The Center¹s 2009 season runs from June 29 to August 14.
Usdan is located at 185 Colonial Springs Road, in Huntington, Long Island.

Hundreds of Teens ZING in Gala Concert

Hundreds of Jewish teens from across the United States and Israel will gather in New York
for the 16th Annual HaZamir Gala Concert
March 22, 2009
6:00 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, New York City

Participating HaZamir Chapters
HaZamir Baltimore, MD; HaZamir Bergen County, NJ; HaZamir Boston, MA;
HaZamir Cleveland, OH ; HaZamir Greater Washington, DC;
HaZamir Houston, TX ; HaZamir Israel ; HaZamir Long Island, NY;
HaZamir Los Angeles, CA; HaZamir Manhattan, NY;
HaZamir Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN ; HaZamir New Brunswick, NJ;
HaZamir North Jersey; HaZamir Philadelphia, PA; HaZamir Pittsburgh, PA;
HaZamir Portland, OR; HaZamir Providence, RI;

$36 Tickets at the door
For more information, please call
(212) 870-3339

Brundibar by Perelman in Elkins Park

The Perelman Jewish Day School will present the children’s opera Brundibar by Hans Krása, performed by children from the Saligman Middle School Forman Center and members of the Beth Sholom Youth Choir. “Music and Art of Terezin” will be held on Sunday March 22, 2009 at 3pm at Gratz College Auditorium.
Adults $10 and Youth $5.
7605 Old York Rd. Elkins Park, PA 19027

Special Guest, Ela Weissberger
Ela Weissberger, the original cat in the
Terezín performances of Brundibár is
one of the few children to survive the
Terezín (Theresienstadt in German)
Ghetto. In her book, The Cat with the
Yellow Star
, Ela shares her memories as
a young girl coming of age in Terezín.
Ela has also been featured in the 2003
Oscar nominated documentary film,
Prisoner of Paradise.…

Peter & Ellen Allard present: Songs for a Jewish Head Start

A unique collection of 19 songs was originally written by educator Rita Gold for Head Start. Peter and Ellen Allard, along with fellow songwriters such as Peri Smilow, Josh Nelson, Shira Kline, and Fran Avni, have adapted these songs for use in Jewish early childhood education. The songs teach age-appropriate Jewish values and foster Jewish identity. All of the songs in this collection were written to help children learn the principles of fairness, decency, respect, and caring. Many of the songs were written in response to a child’s question. Other songs were created to lift the spirits of a child who is feeling hurt. Still others were composed to explain to children how they can improve our world. A CD is included.
No. 301787
Paperback and Audio CD
ISBN-10: 0-8074-1089-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8074-1089-9
$24.95 each
Order at
Call 212.650.4120
Fax 212.650.4119
or email us at

Concert to Welcome Sderot Children to Boston

Join Shaloh House at an exciting concert by “Oneg Shemesh”
of the famous Moshav Band of Israel.
Tuesday, July 8th at 4:00 p.m.
Shaloh House Auditorium
29 Chestnut Hill Ave. (2nd floor )
Brighton, MA 02135

Delicious Refreshments

Join us in warmly welcoming these
children to Shaloh House’s summer camp.
Interact with them, and let them experience first-hand our
Ahavat Yisrael for these brave children.
You’ll be glad you came.
For more information, please call 617-787-2200

Klezmer for Kids! in Seattle

It’s in Seattle — at Hertzl-Ner Tamid –(2 concerts): Klezmer for Kids!
With the Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Sunday, January 22
11 AM to 12 PM
Admission $5.00 per person

Klezmer for Kids!
A fun and participatory introduction to the world of klezmer music and
Yiddish culture for school audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Students sing,
dance, and ask and answer questions.

And later that same day:

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo in Concert
An interactive experience of klezmer music, Yiddish song and culture.
January 22. 2006
2 to 3:30 PM
$10/adults; $7/kids & seniors

Both concerts will take place at Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Island, 3700 East
Mercer Way.
For more information: 206 232-8555 or email

“Yiddish Celluloid Closet” with 7-piece MetroKlezmer

At Jewish Music & Heritage Festival
Wednesday, 9/21 at 8pm
“Yiddish Celluloid Closet” with 7-piece MetroKlezmer lineup
at Makor 35 W 67th, NYC $15
Dazzling archival film clips/talk plus live band,
cultural insights and subtexts galore!
With lush reinterpretations of soundtrack tunes…
Classics, lesser-known gems & even Soviet Yiddish newsreel
Info on Eve Sicular‘s lecture:

Union of Reform Judaism releases Manginot, Vols. 1 and 2


Magnificent Jewish music for children ages 2 to 13, The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children series provides lyrics, chords, and melodies for hundreds of well-loved Jewish songs for children. Ideal for home and classroom, these volumes feature thematic categories (Jewish holidays, Israel, Holocaust, prayer, and more) to help you find appropriate music for any occasion. Introduce children of all ages to the joy of singing with the help of The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children. For information, call 888.489.8242 or

The Sultana Ensemble

Sunday, November 21, 2004. Centenniel Celebration Sunday, Family Sephardic Festival ? Celebrate 350, A Special Collaboration with Congregation Shearith Israel. The Jewish Museum, New York City, 1109 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY, 10126, tel: 212-423-3271 FAX: 212-423-3232.

All day, all ages. General admission to The Jewish Museum is free in honor of the Museum?s centennial.

Sunday, November 21, 2004. 2 p.m. Ages 3 and up.

Concert: The Sultana Ensemble. Yoel Ben-Simhon and The Sultana Ensemble blend Mediterranean music, flamenco, and other sounds into a fascinating experience for the whole family. Dancers and drummers will captivate the audience with their spirited moves and infectious beats! Tickets: $12 per person; $10 Jewish Museum family members, Jewish Museum, New York, NY.

SIMSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY Celebrates with Klezmer Music

as part of it’s celebration of the Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial
presents a
Celebration of Klezmer Music
with Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band
October 3, 2:00 PM
Family event
Free admission
Boy Scout Hall
Simsbury, Connecticut
Contact: Jackie Hemond (860) 658-7663, (860) 658-6732 (fax)
Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band will be appearing at Boy Scout
Hall in Simsbury on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The concert will
be for families and will last about an hour.