Hanukkah Happens 24 on Jan 19 in Newton

The Brotherhood and Music Committee of Temple Emanuel present
Hanukkah Happens 24
Jewish Love Songs
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director, and Hazzan Elias Rosemberg
Concert admission (open seating): TE Members – $25; Non-members – $30; Seniors (70+)
$25; Children under 13 – $15; Tickets night of concert $30
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For more information and tickets, please visit or call 617-558-8100.…

Jew Ja Jam Band & Peretz Levine

Come Join The Millinery Center Synagogue
This Thursday December 5, the 8th day of Chanukah
For an Unbelievable Concert Experience
Featuring Two Extraordinary Talented Musical Groups

The Jew Ja Jam Band
Peretz Levine & Friends
Show @ 7:30pm
Admission $12
Millinery Center Synagogue
1025 Ave of the Americas
(6th Ave btwn 38th & 39th)
New York NY 10018

More Information:
Rabbi Hayim S. Wahrman
(646) 262-5061

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.

Isle of Klezbos Performs at Jewish Museum SummerNights Series

The all women’s klezmer sextet, ISLE OF KLEZBOS, will perform at the Jewish Museum’s “SummerNights” Series on Thursday, July 25 2013 as the final concert. Isle of Klezbos plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango.
This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments.
Doors open at 7pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm.
The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.
July 25 concert tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors;
and $10 for Jewish Museum members. Visit
to purchase tickets online. For additional information, the public may call
An infrared assistive listening system for people who are hard of hearing is available
for programs in the Museum’s S.…

Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies in Boston

Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies
SUNDAY, JULY 21st, 4 P.M.
FREE and Open to the Public

This weekend begins the Outside the Box Festival (OTB), a new, free nine-day festival
of over 200 music, dance, and theater events. The BJMF is presenting the grand finale,
Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies is a unique multi-ethnic, Israeli and Indian ensemble that
creating “world devotional music”–a unique mix of Indian Qawwali music with Hebrew
lyrics. They’ve been hailed around the globe, and this is their U.S. debut.

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble

Sunday, May 26, 2013
11:00am until 2:00pm

at City Winery 155 Varick St, NYC
The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble (from the Pioneer Valley of Central/Western Massachusetts) will perform a concert of original and traditional Klezmer music.
Brian Bender – trombone, accordion, vocals, piano, poyk
Anna Sobel – fiddle, poyk, dumbek, piano, vocals, storytelling, puppetry
Special Guests:
Sruli Dresdner – clarinet, accordion, poyk, vocals
Lisa Mayer – fiddle, vocals

Tickets are $10.
Food is available at the venue.

The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble has recently released a CD entitled “A Freylekhs Far Ale”. More info at:

Yiddish in the City

Heather Klein and Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert
Pianist: Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research/Center for Jewish History
Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY
Tickets: $15

Yiddish singing star Anthony Russell in Miami

Anthony Russell will perform in Miami on Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the first
solo concert presented by the Winter Jewish Music Concert.

Tickets for the concert are now on sale online or by calling 1-800-838-3006. General
admission for the concert is $18, and sponsor tickets are $36.

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell was profiled this week in the Times of Israel. “If
you think you know what a Yiddish singing star looks like, think again. The new, hot
name in the world of Yiddish musical performance is Anthony Russell, and he’s a
33-year-old, 6’1’’ African-American hipster from Oakland, California,” the author
wrote. “Baptist-born and Jew by choice, opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi
Russell’s ‘niggunim’ have soul.” Read the rest of the article

The concert will include a variety of music—Yiddish music, music in Hebrew, and
African American spirituals.…

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale presents
Music calm & boisterous plus a taste of Jewish a capella
On Sunday, June 2, at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present
its annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York. The
eclectic program features works by David Berger, Charles Davidson, Flory
Jagoda and Bonia Shur

Tickets are $24 (preferred seating), $21 (general admission) and $17
For further information, contact Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330) and on
the web at

Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University Campus
Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943
An Evening of Songs and Testimonies from Letters, Diaries and Memoirs.

In October 1942 the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto was ordered. In January 1943 armed resistance to the deportations began forcing their suspension. On April 19, 1943, the Germans ordered Ukrainian auxiliaries to reenter the ghetto to round up the remaining Jews. The Jews managed to resist the assault for three weeks. On May 8 the fighters were killed, the remaining Jews deported to killing centers. The Warsaw ghetto with its 400,000 Jews was liquidated.

We are commemorating the courage and endurance of the Jews of Warsaw in an evening that features Yiddish songs and diary entries composed in the ghetto as well as letters and accounts written outside the ghetto by distressed Polish and German witnesses to the destruction.…

Kol Rinah Spring Concert

Kol Rinah, Westchester’s Jewish Chorale’s Spring Concert
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3 PM
Address: Solomon Schechter School, 30 Dellwood Road, White Plains, NY 10605
Admission: GA $18; Students/Seniors $12. ($2 Discount for Advance Sales)
For more info, see:
or call (914) 243-9059
Music genre: an eclectic offering of songs from our rich Jewish
heritage, ranging from liturgical to contemporary, in English, Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew



Semi-Staged Concert Performances in New York on April 28 & 30
of a new opera in two acts by Gerald Cohen and Deborah Brevoort

These semi-staged concert performances will take place on:
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. at Shaarei Tikvah Congregation, Scarsdale, NY; and
Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Details can be found on Gerald Cohen ‘s website
Shaarei Tikvah Congregation is located at 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale NY. Individual tickets are $30 at the door; $25 in advance; $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Please contact (914) 472-2013 or

Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd st.), New York, NY.…

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Book launch for Mystical Vertigo by Aubrey L. Glazer with performances by Jaffa Road, Cantor Aaron Bensoussan & Ernie Tollar, Aviva Chernick, Aaron Lightstone, Waleed Abdulhamid, jeff Wilson and Sundaar Viswantathan.

Featuring a closing set from JAFFA ROAD who have put these lively poems to music on their two Juno-nominated albums.

Winter Jewish Music Concert presents Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Winter Jewish Music Concert presents its first solo concert
For details:

For five years the Winter Jewish Music Concert has presented large-scale concerts of
Jewish music, with twenty or more singers at each concert.

On Sunday, June 9th, at 4:00 p.m., we will for the first time present a concert
featuring only one singer. The performer at this very special event will be Anthony
Mordechai Tzvi Russell
, who over the past year has gained attention as the new voice
of Yiddish song. He will be singing from the songbook of Sidor Belarsky, one of the
20th Century’s greatest singers of Jewish song.

Mr. Russell’s personal story is compelling. He is a classically-trained
African-American singer who converted to Judaism and whose partner is a rabbi.…

Fathers and Sons: Adler and Weiner

Two families. Four award-winning composers. The Boston Jewish Music Festival presents a special afternoon of choral and chamber music. Featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston and Kol Arev of Hebrew College, in a concert of the magnificent compositions of Lazar Weiner and his Pulitzer Prize-winning son, Yehudi Wyner, and Cantor Hugo Chaim Adler and his son, Samuel Adler, recipient of the Aaron Copland Award for lifetime achievement in music, this extraordinary program will include participation from both Yehudi Wyner and Samuel Adler.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door here.
To get tickets in advance, click
Presented in cooperation with the
Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
Sunday, March 10, 2013
4:00 pm
Northeastern University’s Fenway Center
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston


Saturday, March 9, 2013
A full-length concert hosted by Kehillat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood.
For info, music and video, stop by my website:

Kehillet Moreshet Avraham
22 Adam Street
Armon HaNatziv, Jerusalem

Info/Reservations: 02-673-7183 or
Entrance: 30 NIS General Public, 20 Members

Fathers and Sons: Adler and Weiner

Fathers and Sons Sam Adler and Yehudi Wyner
Two families. Four award-winning composers. The Boston Jewish Music Festival presents a special afternoon of choral and
chamber music.

Featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston and Kol Arev of Hebrew College, in a concert of the magnificent compositions of Lazar Weiner and his Pulitzer Prize-winning son, Yehudi Wyner, and Cantor Hugo Chaim Adler and his son, Samuel Adler, recipient of the Aaron Copland Award for lifetime achievement in music, this extraordinary program will include participation from both Yehudi Wyner and Samuel Adler.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door here.
Presented in cooperation with the
Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
Sunday, March 10, 2013
4:00 pm
Northeastern University’s Fenway Center
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston

Jewish Andalousian Music with Cantor Louk

Lundi 11 février à 20h, c’est à un concert dans la plus pure tradition judéo-andalouse des Piyoutim que nous invite la communauté israélite de Mulhouse. Le cantor Moshe Louk et son orchestre donneront à découvrir dans la synagogue de Mulhouse, une tradition musicale séfarade conservée depuis l’Espagne aux théâtres et cabarets de Paris, New York et Jérusalem, en passant par les mellahs du Maroc. Une musique qui a acquis ses lettres de noblesse en parcourant le monde, en suivant les pérégrinations des Juifs du Maghreb.

– En la Grande Synagogue de Mulhouse, 2 rue des Rabbins
– Billet unique : 12 € Réservation : 0389662122

The Holy Beggars Jam Band & Oneg Shemesh Live in Concert

The Millinery Center Synagogue Presents:
The Holy Beggars Jam Band & Oneg Shemesh Live in Concert
Thursday Night February 7th
Doors open @ 7:30 p.m.
Holy Beggars Jam Band 8:00 p.m.
Oneg Shemesh 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $12 Donation
Don’t Miss these 2 Outstanding Performance!

Millinery Center Synagogue –Adath Klal Yisrael
1025 Avenue of the Americas
(6th Ave btwn. 38th & 39th St.)
New York, NY 10018

Margot Leverett & Klezmer Mountain Boys

Margot Leverett & Klezmer Mountain Boys at The New York Klezmer Series
February 12, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York
30 W. 68th St., New York, NY 10023

NY Klezmer Series:

4 – 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 – 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 – 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 – 8:45 Concert
8:45 – 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with today’s stars of klezmer and bluegrass to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered. The resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, soulful and footstomping.

Y Engelman in Riverdale

Singer-songwriter and rabbi Yehoshua Engelman will be giving a concert of his original compositions in Riverdale in February. Liturgical as well as contemporary poetic texts will be performed while Engelman plays guitar and sings.
Saturday. February 9 at 6:30 PM
Location: Hebrew Institute of Riverdale
3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale (Bronx), New York 10463
For information, call Telephone: 718.796.4730
Cover price: Suggested donation of $18

Rabbi Yehoshua Engelman, based in Jerusalem, will be playing songs of love from his
four albums as well as previously unrecorded music. Yehoshua’s sensitive and moving
compositions ornament words from tanach, tefilah and modern Israeli poets. They are
loved and sung in many places in Israel. Several of his musical settings are
featured on
While Yehoshua has performed in Israel and abroad, this is a
rare opportunity to hear him in New York.…

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.…

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:

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.

Concert in Honor of Adrienne Cooper Dec 22 in NYC

The world of Yiddish culture will be honoring Adrienne Cooper z”l with a concert to celebrate her life and work. Adrienne is best remembered as the magnificent voice of Yiddish song and teacher to thousands in the Yiddish and klezmer music worlds. Dec 22 2012 in NYC, there will be a concert that is bound to attract you and your friends, as well as plenty of the contemporary Jewish music world. The goal of the concert is to raise money to help establish a fund to continue her work, not just in recordings but for teaching for future generations.

Sat Dec 22 2012, 8 pm
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenue
Tickets: $18, $36, $54
(212) 772-4448…

Winter Jewish Music Concert 2013 in January

Don’t miss Jewish music from around the world: Yiddish, Cantorial, Ladino, Israeli, folk, pop, classical, jazz, tango and beat box (and magic too) in Miami, Florida.

Performed in the glorious 1926 Bertha Abess Sanctuary at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, the oldest Jewish sanctuary in continuous use in Florida. Located at 7 N13.E. 19th Street, the Temple is in Miami’s vibrant urban center, five blocks north from the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and near the Wynwood Arts District, Midtown, and the Design District.

Tickets for the 2013 Winter Jewish Music Concert are now on sale.

The concert, with a huge cast of cantors and performers, will be Saturday evening, January 19th. Tickets are $18 per person (plus
service charge), and can be purchased online (
or by calling 1-800-838-3006.…

Tel Aviv-Based VEGA Launches Electronic Music Initiative

Art Basel to Host Launch of Tel Aviv EDM Label
12/06/2012, Thursday
Miami Beach, FL
Art Basel, 151 NE 41st Street
Show: 6:00 pm
F r e e Admission.

As Israel and Gaza (hopefully) conclude their most recent conflict, a new music project seeks to unite the region on the dancefloor. They believe music is the best weapon against rockets and air strikes.

From the premier international modern and contemporary art show, Art Basel, a new music and art label will be born. The label, VEGA, will be based in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel. The musical focus will be on EDM and will be as ethnically and spiritually diverse as Jaffa itself, one of the most consistently peaceful places for Jews, Christians, and Muslims to live and create together.…

Cassatt Quartet to Play Gerald Cohen’s “Playing for our lives”

From a Vanished World, a program of the In the Salon series.
The superb Cassatt Quartet will be playing Gerald Cohen‘s “Playing for ourLives,” a tribute to the extraordinary story of the musicians and music of the Terezin concentration camp near Prague. The concert, at Symphony Space in Manhattan, will also include music by Viktor Ullmann and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $30; Members $25 / 30 & Under (with I.D.) $15
Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990

This program of In the Salon features Terezin concentration camp composer Viktor Ullmann’s Quartet No. 3, and Shostakovich’s towering Quartet No. 8, dedicated to the victims of fascism and war, as well as a new work by Gerald Cohen, “Playing for Our Lives,” a contemporary tribute to the musical life of the camp.…

Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah

Celebrating Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah, Westchester’s Jewish Chorale,
in Pleasantville,NY

On Sunday December 16th at 3:00 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, New York;

Refreshments will be served. GA $22;
Students/Seniors/JCC Members, $17. ($2 Discount for Advance Sales). For
Tickets, Group Rates and other Information visit: or call (914) 243-9059

From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces

Pro Musica Hebraica presents
From Psalm to Lamentation:
A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces
Cantor Netanel Hershtik,
The Hampton Synagogue Choir
& The Amernet String Quartet

A concert honoring a rich tradition of cantorial masterpieces capturing their fundamental duality: joy and despair, longing and redemption, the deeply haunting and the wildly celebratory.

Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm
Co-presented with the Eldridge Street Museum
Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Purchase online
or call (212) 219-0888, ext. 205.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. A limited number of VIP premier seats are available for $100.

Cantor Jack Mendelson joins Afro-Semitic Experience Thursday

The Afro-Semitic Experience is coming to Manhattan next Thursday,
November 8, 2012 for a concert with Cantor Jack Mendelson and his son, Danny.
Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.
Address: Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY

The group will be playing some new arrangements along with music from the CD “Further Definitions” (including “Adoshem, Adoshem, Parts I & II”).

The museum web site, in referring to the concer writes: you should “expect a spiritual tribal
jam.” They’re right!! Afro-Semitic with Jack and Dan Mendelson are going to reinterpret some
classic works of hazzonos with the wow factor!

Bring your drums, your shakers and your dancin’ shoes. …gonna groove away those hurricane blues.

World Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s Ocean Calling for Piano Duo

World Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s Ocean Calling I for Piano Duo
on October 7
Ocean Calling I: Waves and Currents will be given its World Premiere performance on Sunday, October 7 – 3:00 PM at the University of South Carolina Recital Hall as part of the Cornelia Freeman Concert Series.

Performers will be the Lomazov/Rackers Duo
(Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers). Other composers on the program will include Verdi, Mozart, Kevin McKee, John Fitz Rogers and Tayloe Harding. Visit the duo at

More about the October 7 performance at

John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Concert at the Stone, NYC

John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Concert at the Stone, NYC
Concert description:
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19 [#8302] – Stone Concert. October 9th, at 10 PMrd at The Stone, NYC

Producer and bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz has been a mainstay of the downtown scene for over a decade now, working with and producing CDs by Daniel Zamir, Cyro Baptista, Eyal Maoz, Jon Madof, Yoshie Fruchter and more. Here he steps out on his own to make one of the most tribal and primal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz (Edom, 9 Volt with Time Berne, Hypercolor) and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century from a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!…

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express, with Patrick Farrell and
Marty Confurius
TODAY!! On Sunday, September 9, the National Yiddish Book Center presents
internationally renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals, with
klezmer luminaries Patrick Farrell on accordion and Marty Confurius
on bass.
The National Yiddish Book Center
Applebaum Driker Theater
Amherst, MA
For directions, mapquest Hampshire College, and then look for signs
for the Book Center.
Sunday, September 9, 2 PM
Tickets and info:

London Klezmer Quartet

Upcoming Performances of The London Klezmer Quartet

Sunday 9 September, Klezmer in the Park, 2pm
Regents Park Bandstand, Regents Park, London NW1 4NR.
The event runs 1-5pm.
Event info ( )

Monday 8 October, Bookmarks Bookshop, 6.30pm
Sholem Aleykhem Comrade! Music and words portraying Jewish life in
revolutionary times presented by LKQ with David Rosenberg and Julia
Bard of Jewish Socialist Magazine.
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE

Wednesday 31 October, The Red Hedgehog, 7.30pm
An evening of Yiddish song and music, with LKQ and Yuri Vedenyapin. In
association with the Spiro Ark ( ).
The Red Hedgehog, 255 – 257 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5BS
Event info ( )
Book tickets at

Nechama Lifshitz to be Honored in Tel Aviv

An event in honor of the 85-th birthday of Nechama Lifshitz, a legend of Yiddish singing and a founder of the Artistic Yiddish Singing Workshop in Israel, will take place on 9/10/2012 7 PM at Beit Shalom Aleichem in Tel-Aviv. The new and old students of the master class directed by Nechama will sing in honor of her.

We invite you all to greet Nechama and wish her a freylekhn geburts-tog in every way you wish. All of your greetings will be read before Nechama and her family.
For any questions
concerning the event, please contact Diana Shapiro (

Reflections of a Lost Poet

Avi Hoffman and Binyumen Schaechter
reunite with performances in
Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens this coming week!
The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
and the
City University of New York
Reflections of a Lost Poet:
The Life and Works of Itzik Manger

written by
Miriam Hoffman
Avi Hoffman
Musical Director / Arranger / Pianist
Binyumen Schaechter

This funny and moving performance follows the life
of the great Yiddish poet Itzik Manger.
Through his songs and poems, including
Afn veg shteyt a boym, Yidl mitn fidl and
excerpts from Di Megile-lider,
we discover his joy and anguish
as he lived through the best and worst of times.
In Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles.
Hoffman and Schaechter were the creative team
behind the hit revue, Too Jewish!

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band in Brooklyn

June 27, 2012

Gala Brooklyn Jazz/Klezmer Concert with
The Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band
Directed by Rabbi Greg Wall and Frank London
Wednesday, June 27th 8:30PM
Ocean Parkway Jewish Center
550 Ocean Parkway • Brooklyn, NY 11218
(between Ditmas Ave. and 18th Ave.)
Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Cost: $12 if pre-registered; $15 at the door
PROMO code “OPJC-ML” price is $10
To register:

Once you register, you will be assigned your own referral code, and you will get credit for friends that attend events organized by Jewish Singles Galaxy, as well as credit for referrals they make to their friends. Like a coffee punch-card, as credits accrue, you will be able to attend future functions for free.…

Lori Cahan-simon Ensemble in Chicago

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Goodman Auditorium • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 9603 Woods Drive • Skokie, Illinois

The Chicago YIVO Society presents the 2nd Annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert featuring The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble in a program of, “Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart ”
Lori Cahan-Simon, vocals; Steve Greenman, violin; Walt Mahovlich, accordion

Mikhl Gelbart set to music the works of over a hundred poets and dramatists, including Y.L. Peretz and Avrom Reyzen. His beloved songs have been taught not only in this country, but around the world, and have been recorded or sung by just about every singer of Yiddish song.

General Admission $10 • Museum Members FREE but reservations required
Online (preferred) — click on “Museum Events” or phone 847.967.4889

East meets West: Yidishe Meydlekh at YIVO

THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2012 | 7:00PM
East meets West: Yidishe Meydlekh
Heather Klein, Miryem-Khaye Seigel
CONCERT | Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture

California-based singer Heather Klein performs Yiddish songs from her new CD “Shifreles Portret.” She will sing duets with special guest artist Miryem-Khaye Seigel. The program will include both known and lesser-known Yiddish theater songs.

Admission: $10
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Box Office: | 212.868.4444

Kabbalah at DROM

Friends from Marseille, France are coming to NY to rock your socks off!! On June 14th, Kabbalah is bringing their unique groove of Yiddish songs in English, German, and Russian, where rock, jazz, pop, hip hop, gypsy, Slavic and oriental music collide to create an amazing new sounds. Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
Drom NYC • 85 Avenue A • New York, NY

Then the Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble celebrate there Album Release on June 15th. Davis has been a mainstay of the early West Coast Jewish music revival, who is now a passionate musical elder savoring the expressive force of a lifetime of song, celebration, and wisdom. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

And don’t forget, the fourth annual Istanblive summer concert series is right around the corner.After an unprecedented three-year run at Central Park SummerStage, Istanbulive IV triumphantly debuts this year at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 28th.…

Shirei HaOlam by Kol Rinah, Westchester’s Jewish Community Chorus in Mamaroneck

Kol Rinah, Westchester s Jewish Community Chorus in Mamaroneck

On Sunday June 10th at 7:00 pm, hear Shirei, HaOlam: Songs of the World ,
a lively selection of choral music, sung by Kol Rinah, with Cantor Alan Sokoloff and
Rabbi Seth Sternstein at the Westchester Jewish Center, 175 Rockland Avenue
Mamaroneck. The program includes melodies from the older Spanish-Mediterranean,
Italian and Balkan cultures to the newer Ugandan and Israeli cultures, as well as
songs by Aaron Copeland, Frank Loesser, Leon Sher, George Gershwin, Charles Osborne,
David Burger, Leonard Cohen, Benjie Schiller. GA $22; Students/Seniors/WJC Members,
$17. Ticket info and Discounts: Wendy Segal at (914) 243-9059 or

1st Non-Annual Festival of Pan-Judeo Music and Pastries

Saturday, June 9, 2012
7:30pm until 10:30pm
Union Hall
702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
DeLeon + Yiddish Princess
plus Babka and Baklava from Leah Koenig

DeLeon’s Sephardic rock and the power pop of Yiddish Princess will be paired with pastries from those respective traditions by acclaimed food writer Leah Koenig. In a city rich with festivals, this is the one you can’t afford to miss.

Tickets are only $8 so get yours early:

The “Other Side” of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver

Saturday, June 16, 2012
8:00pm in MDT

Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver are both internationally recognized contemporary Jewish songwriters and performers. As solo artists, they have shared their music in hundreds of communities around the world. Julie’s warmth, charisma and creativity can be felt from the moment she walks on stage and captivates us with her powerful vocals and heartfelt message. Joe’s infectious musical style and virtuoso guitar playing teaches while entertaining.

This show will be a rare opportunity for these two good friends to stretch beyond their traditional repertoire and share their “secular” sides. Expect to be touched, tickled and thankful for the breadth and scope of their considerable talents.

For more info: and
$18 Advance; $20 Day of Show. $2 discount for Swallow Hill members
Swallow Hill Music Association
71 E.…

Across the Blue Sea

A concert of Israeli, Armenian, Greek and Turkish songs of the Mediterranean Sea Come to Sing and
Dance with The Yuval Ron Ensemble LIVE

Who: The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring the powerful voice of
Hagai Batzri and special guests the Gypsy Roma musicians of
Istanbul. The concert will include musicians Norik Manoukian
(woodwind), Virginie Alimian (kanoun), Jamie Papish
(percussion), David Martinelli (percussion), Yuval Ron (Oud and
musical director) and the Gypsy Roma musicians: Master clarinet
virtuoso Ferit Benli and percussionist, Ali Durac (darbuka).

Where: Temple Emanuel 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA
When: Thursday July 5th at 8:00 PM
Admission: Advance tickets online are $20 at and tickets are $30 at the door.

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale in NYC

On Sunday June 3rd at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will perform
and exciting and eclectic concert. Featured works include a David Burger setting of
Hatikvah, and Elliot Levine setting of an e.e. cummings poem, and a Yair Rosenblum setting of ‘Unetane Tokef’ in a contemporary style. The program also includes pieces
by Franz Schubert, W. A. Mozart, Salamone Rossi, Max Janowski and Matthew Lazar.

Where: Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
Box office: 212-501-3330

When: Sunday, June 3, 7:00 pm

Tickets: $24 premium
$21 general admission
$17 seniors and students*
*Tickets available only at box office or by phone. Students must
show ID.

Top 10 Jewish Composers Concert in Brookline, MA

May 17 2012: Top 10 Jewish Composers Concert
Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA.

What is Jewish music? What constitutes a Jewish composer? The answers will be revealed at the Top 10 Jewish Composers concert on Featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Kol Arev and Cantor Randall Schloss. Admission to this event is $20 general admission and $10 for senior citizens; students, faculty and staff of Hebrew College. Order tickets

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, Special Passover Edition

Tuesday, April 10 2012
Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, NYC

Ayn Sof Arkestra is the hottest new Big Band in New York! The strange Jewish love child of Charles Mingus and Sun Ra, Ayn Sof is the Big Band that personifies Radical Jewish Culture. The Band was founded by Grammy Award winning Trumpeter and Composer Frank London and NYC’s Jazz Rabbi, Greg Wall.

The Band features some of the most dynamic members of the NY Jazz scene, including Pam Fleming, Art Baron, Eyal Maoz, Frank and Greg, Rob Henke, Mike Cohen, Paul Shapiro, and Jessica Lurie. The repertoire is all original tunes or arrangements from the collective pens of the Arkestra, and reflects the diversity of todays NYC Jazz scene.…

Golem and Conspiracy of Beards @ Glasslands

Golem and Conspiracy of Beards @ Glasslands
One of the world’s most beloved klezmer-rock band, Golem, teams up with San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards, a 30-member bearded male choir singing the works of Leonard Cohen. It doesn’t get more punk rock than that!
Tickets $10
Note: this is an early show and everyone will turn into a pumpkin at 11:30pm sharp, so get there on time!

Saturday, April 28 at 8:30pm
Location: Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in Concert at Sixth Street Synagogue

Wednesday, Apr 4 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in concert!

Arcady will be accompanied by Deborah Strauss: violin, Jeff Warschauer: guitar,
Benjy Fox-Rosen: bass, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums.
Plus! The NYC premier of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s new Gebirtig song cycle.

4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arcady Goldensteyn $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests
Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session
& one drink!)
For more information:

Evening of Yiddish Song: The Sidor Belarsky Songbook

The Congress for Jewish Culture and the New Yiddish Rep present
“An Evening of Yiddish Song–
The Sidor Belarsky Songbook”
Date: Sunday, April 1
Time: 5pm
Location: Temple Beth Emeth, 83 Marlborough Rd., Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. (B
or Q train to Church Ave.)

Anthony (Mordechai Tzvi) Russell, an African-American classical singer of
opera and lieder, has embarked on a project of personal anecdote,
engagement and expression through Yiddish art song with his performance of
selections from *The Sidor Belarsky Songbook*.

“Being an operatic bass (as Sidor Belarsky was) an African-American by
birth and a Jew by choice, the recital repertoire of Sidor Belarsky
provides a unique potential for me as an artist to actively embody the
aspirations, desires and struggles of one diaspora culture enriched with
the colors and experiences of another.”

Learn more about this performer at his website:

Judith Shatin

Judith Shatin’s Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
will be performed
by pianist Mary Kathleen Ernst
on 4/29/12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Roberts Music Center
4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
on the Eckerd College Recital Series
on 5/06/12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
in conjunction with the Judy Chicago Exhibition in Sacramento, CA.

Mary Kathleen Ernst website:
My website:

Program notes:

Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi was inspired by the folk song
Eliahu HaNavi (Elijah the Prophet), often sung during the closing
service of the Jewish Sabbath. The letters of Chai, which means
life or living in Hebrew, symbolically stand for the number 18;
hence, 18 variations. I decided to give the performer a choice
regarding the ordering of the variations as a reflection of my
sense of performance as a collaboration between performer and
composer (and, for that matter, listener).…

Veretski Pass and Choral Music in CA

San Francisco: Sat, Mar 17, 8 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St.
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Oakland: Sun, Mar 18, 4 PM
Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St.
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The concerts showcase a variety of new and standard Klezmer music,
and a wealth of choral music by Jewish composers, including richly
scored six-part Shir Hama’alot by 17th century Italian composer
Salamone Rossi, beloved works by Darius Milhaud and Felix
Mendelssohn, a lush piece by 19th century composer David Nowakowsky called
Hashkivenu #2, Sylke Zimpel’s arrangement of the familiar
folk tune Tumbalalaika, and compelling psalm settings by contemporary
composers George Rochberg, Malcolm Singer, and Karen Tarlow.

For this program local composer Tina Harrington and
Composer-Not-in-Residence Matt Van Brink each created new works that
feature the two ensembles.…

Dudu Fisher in Minneapolis

Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, One Night Only — Israel’s Foremost Singer and Broadway Star Dudu Fisher in a special celebration!
When: Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

To watch the short promotional video click:

To order tickets call 612.371.5656 or visit for more information.
For groups of 10 or more, use coupon code GROUP to receive 50% off

Michael Winograd Klezmer trio en Concert Exceptionnel

Thursday, March 15, 2012
8:30pm until 10:30pm

L’UEJF Art et Culture t’invite en exclusivité au premier Concert à Paris du Michael Winograd Trio tout droit venu de NYC pour Toi!

Musique Klezmer d’exception, ambiance de folie et prix cassé pour ce Concert mémorable!

Le Michael Winograd trio (Michael Winograd – Clarinette ; Patrick Farrell – Accordéon ; Benjy Fox-Rosen – Contrebasse) réunit trois des meilleurs musiciens Klezmer de la scène New Yorkaise. Mêlant des mélodies traditionnelles puissantes à de nouvelles compositions, de somptueux arrangements de musique de chambre à des improvisations à couper le souffle, ce nouveau trio montant est en passe de redéfinir le son de la musique Klezmer contemporaine.
A écouter d’urgence!

Réservation au : 01 43 31 93 60 ou en nous envoyant un mail facebook avec tes nom, prénom et nombre de places.…

Old World/New World Klezmer with Hot Pastromi

Sunday, March 18, 2012
3:00pm until 5:00pm

As part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations, Yale Strom and his band Hot Pstromi will put a new spin on traditional klezmer music, updating Lower East Side sounds that were all the rage when the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened.

$20 adults; $15 students and seniors
Co-sponsored by The Workmen’s Circle – In Memory of George Schein
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

2 Choruses in Boston

Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Two of Boston’s finest choruses
presenting 400 years of the most beautiful music
from the Christian and Jewish traditions.
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
The Trinity Choirs
together in concert
120 voices
in historic Trinity Church, Copley Square,
one of the America’s architectural Jewels
with cantors Scott Sokol and Elias Rosemberg
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