Cabaret by the Bay San Rafael

Come in from the mishegos (insanity) outside, have a seat,

and refresh your neshomeh (soul) at

Cabaret by the Bay San Rafael

THIS SUNDAY, 5:00pm   November 20, 2016

Comedy, Yiddish song, Storytelling, Dancing, Klezmer Music, and More!
At the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael
Presented by KlezCalifornia, Osher Marin JCC, and New Yiddish Theater
  • Reb Irwin Keller, Master of Ceremonies
  • Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz, Stu Brotman), klezmer band
  • Jewlia Eisenberg with Jeremiah Lockwood, singers
  • Naomi Newman, performance artist 
  • Jake Marmer, poet 
  • Anthony Russell, singer 
  • Gerry Tenney, singer

This Cabaret celebrates the release of Gerry Tenney’s newest CD: “Gerry Tenney & California Klezmer: A Retrospective.”

Tickets:  $20 adult, $10 teen, free for ages 12 and under. More details here.




21st- 23rd April, 2017


Organization : Choir “KORAIS”

The “KORAIS” Choir has the pleasure to invite you in a Festival of joy that is going to take place on April 21-23, 2017 in Thessaloniki. This city of Northern Greece, well-known for its nice Mediterranean climate, open-hearted people and a long history that left behind a lot of ancient monuments, can promise you an unforgettable stay, full of exciting experiences.

Moreover, the love and support expressed by the numerous Musical Festival followers as well as the warm and friendly welcome of the Organization Committee create a unique atmosphere of enthusiasm that contributes to an unforgettable experience.

Key information about the Festival

The Festival is addressed to all types of choirs and vocal ensembles from all over the world.…

International Jewish Music Festival

International Jewish Music Festival
Amsterdam, May 4-8, 2017
Uilenburger Synagogue / DeLaMar theater
International Jewish Music Festival 2017

IJMF 2017 Amsterdam
Amsterdam is hosting the 20th International Jewish Music Festival (IJMF) from the 4th until 8th of May 2017. IJMF will welcome over 100 musicians from all around the world playing everything from World music to Rap, from Classical to Klezmer.
The competition is for both ensembles and individual musicians, whose music contain Jewish elements.
Besides music, there will be lots of activities for young and old. 
On May 8th, the big final will be held in the Wim Sonneveld hall in DeLaMar Theater. Here, winners will be pronounced and prizes will be handed out. 
International Concours
When it comes to Jewish music, IJMF is the only competition around the globe.


Kulturfest NY Brings a Week of Jewish Arts to NYC

June 14-21-2015 in New York City

KulturfestNYC is the first-ever international festival of Jewish performing arts, celebrating the global impact of Jewish culture. Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at MJH, now celebrating its centennial season, in collaboration with UJA-Federation of New York and Capital One Bank, the weeklong festivities will commence June 14th and run through June 21st all day and night jam-packed with incredible theatre, music, dance, film, cuisine, street performances, family programs, panels, lectures to inspire and entertain you. With over 70 partners/sponsors, more than 30 countries represented, and an eclectic plethora of event venues throughout NYC, join us for this history-making endeavor!

Andalus Ensemble in NY

Greek Jewish Festival: May 31, 5pm, Outdoors!

The New York Andalus Ensemble–Chamber Orchestra presents a set of music and song
from al-Andalus and North Africa. Al-Andalus is excited to be headlining the first every
Greek Jewish Festival, in front of the historic Kehilla Kedosha Janina synagogue on
the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The event takes place outdoors on Broome Street,
between Allen and Eldridge.

For more info: NewYorkAndalusEnsemble.com
http://www.newyorkandalusensemble.com/performances or

Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst: June 1, 7pm

The New York Andalus Ensemble (large ensemble) presents an evening of music and song
from al-Andalus and North Africa. Sponsored by the Ike, Molly and Steven Elias
Foundation, NYAE is happy to be performing music in the beautiful Sephardic Temple
of Cedarhurst, and being hosted by a wonderfully open and engaging community.…

KlezCalifonia Finale in Berkeley Sunday March 22

Sunday, March 22,2015
Jewish Music Festival Finale and Dance Party. Sing, dance and be inspired to make your own music. Dancing led by international Jewish dance expert Steve Weintraub

1:00 – 1:30 Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra
1:40 – 2:10 Nigunim Community Chorus
2:20 – 3:50 Pop-Up Chorus: Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
4:00 – 6:00 Dance Party with Steve Weintraub and Veretski Pass

Presented in association with KlezCalifornia. Tickets: $15 general / $12 seniors, students, JCCEB members. Box office: 800.838.3006. More info: jewishmusicfestival.org.

At JCC of the East Bay, BERKELEY

30th Jewish Music Festival East Bay

Some of the Events in San Francisco at the Jewish Music Festival:

Thursday, March 5, 8:00pm, The Klezmatics. Mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable! Opening night of 30th Jewish Music Festival. Tickets: $30 general / $26 seniors, students, JCCEB members.
At The New Parish, OAKLAND

Saturday, March 7, 8:00pm, Hazonos, with Cantor Jack Mendelson, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, and Friends. Classical Jewish liturgical music sung by a master. Tickets: $26 general / $22 seniors, students, JCCEB members.
At Temple Sinai, OAKLAND

Sunday, March 8, 8:00pm, Kitka. Yiddish songs with internationally renowned women’s vocal ensemble. Tickets: $26 general / $22 seniors, students, JCCEB members.

At Freight and Salvage, BERKELEY.

More info on all Jewish Music Festival events: 510.848.0237 X126, jewishmusicfestival.org. Tickets: 800.838.3006 or via website.

BOSTON Jewish Music Festival is NOW!

It’s major! The Boston jewish Music Festival February 27 – March 15 2015 has plenty of events around the region. If you haven’t gone yet, this is your chance to get tickets to major or any events you want to attend. There’s plenty for adults, children, teens and families.

To get the online brochure of the festival, just
click here!
Get on board! The Boston Jewish Music Festival just keeps getting better and better. This year has some spectacular events planned with a theme of “musical bridges” .

North American Jewish Choral Festival 2015

The 26th annual North American Jewish Choral Festival has something for everyone: amateur singers, professional soloists, cantors, conductors and lovers of Jewish music of all ages. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you’ll leave revived and renewed with new skills, new music and new friends to cherish. Be there at the start of our second quarter-century!

The Zamir Choral Foundation is proud to announce that registration for this year’s Festival is now open.
Join NAJCF in the Catskills this Summer, July 12 – 16, 2015 for a fun and inspirational week of the very best of Jewish Choral Music.


Nov 1-2, 2014 at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto, California.

Interactive klezmer music, song, dance, and more, for all ages, featuring internationally renowned musicians: clarinetist Joel Rubin and Veretski Pass, dancing led by Bruce Bierman.

Saturday night Klezmer Concert & Dance Party
Sunday, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Nine Workshops: Playing klezmer music – all levels and instruments, singing (or listening) at a Zingeray: Yiddish song circle, master classes, klezmer dancing, probing Sholem Aleichem?s characters, writing poetry about the legendary phantasmagoric Golem

Buffet lunch followed by Three Singers, Four Opinions a Yiddish song performance featuring Sharon Bernstein, Jeanette Lewicki and Anthony Russell

Kids/Family program producing a comic, one-act musical based on the Yiddish folk song, How does the Tsar Drink Tea?

Freylekh Finale, Music, Dance & Pizza Party with Joel Rubin, Veretski Pass, Saul Goodman?s Klezmer Band, Ghost Note Ensemble, Festival Klezmer Band, and more!…

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
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?InternationalJewishM/3ead79f654/dd0f152f70/12a8433f8e for
details and conditions.

What is happening in Amsterdam that weekend?…

Klez California Events Coming Soon!

NEW: Saturday, July 20, 4:00pm, Anthony Russell presents The Sidor Belarsky Songbook. Part of JCC San Francisco’s Oneg Shabbat, 2:00-5:00pm. Similar events are taking place every Saturday, through August 24. Many activities for all ages. No charge. More info: 415.292.1286 jccsf.org/onegshabbat.

Saturday, July 20, 7:30-10:00pm, Mama Loshn in “A Mit-Zumer Nakht Cholem,” A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Dance Party. Yiddish, Ladino, and English-language music. Mama Loshn will welcome other musical guests, including Reb Irwin Keller, Laurie Le’ah Lippin, and dance leader Bruce Bierman. At Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati. Wine and beer available for purchase. Tickets: $20 advance /$25 door. More info: 707.528.5538, jccsoco.org .

Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm (music begins 6:30pm) Klezmer Night with Saul Goodman‘s Klezmer Band, featuring Mike Perlmutter (clarinet), Dave Rosenfeld (mandolin, violin, percussion), and Jack Hanly (poyk, mandolin).…

YidStock 2013

Join us for Yidstock 2013: the festival of new Yiddish music!
Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 21 Live at the Yiddish Book Center
Purchase your tickets today.
To purchase tickets for individual events or to purchase a Festival Pass:
A limited number of Festival Passes are available.*
*Festival Pass includes access to all concerts, lectures, and workshops
Back by popular demand, Yosi’s Kosher Falafel Tent will be serving an assortment of
great food.

Concert Schedule
– Thursday, July 18 –
*7pm | Klezmer Conservatory Band
– Saturday, July 20 –
*7pm | Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys and Klezperanto
– Sunday, July 21 –
*12pm | Wholesale Klezmer Band – Family Concert
*2pm | Brass Khazones: Steven Bernstein and Frank London play Cantorial Music
*4pm | Golem
*7pm | Yidstock All-Stars

Workshop · Lecture Schedule
– Friday, July 20 –
*1pm | Lecture: Hebrew National Salvage: Rediscovering Lost Musical treasures with
Hankus Netsky
*2pm | Lecture: Rockin’ the Shtetl: The Essential Klezmer with Seth Rogovoy
*3:30pm | Workshop: Yiddish Folk Dance with instructor Steve Weintraub
*5pm | Workshop: Instrumental Klezmer with instructor Brian Bender
– Saturday, July 21 –
*4pm | Talk: New Riffs: Improvising a Contemporary Yiddish Culture with Aaron Lansky
and Seth Rogovoy

For more information and to purchase tickets:
Website – www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock
Phone – 413-256-4900
**PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change.…

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: http://www.shalshelet.org/

Sephardic Music Festival in NYC! Don’t miss it!

An amazing lineup of musicians for the Sephardic Music Festival in New York, December 8-15,
It’s ‘what to do’ for Hanukah 2012. Not the same old same old. You’re bound to hear new takes on the music of Sefarad with these groups.
http://sephardicfest.com/ For complete information on times, places and admission, please visit the website.






More to be announced!…

Jewish Music Festival 2012 in Amsterdam

October 10-14, 2012 in Amsterdam
Tickets now on sale!

In six weeks time the International Jewish Music Festival 2012 will
start. Mames Babegenush and Gerard Edery will kick off the event on
Wednesday 10th October with an opening concert in the Portugese
Synagoge. On Thursday and Friday in the Compagnietheater,
more than 100 musicians from 14 countries will try and secure their
place in the finals on Saturday. On Sunday it’s your turn! Take
your pick from six workshops on offer or visit the Jewish cultural
market. A winners’ concert and jam session concludes the

IJMF 2012: Who? What? Where? When?
Opening concert:
Wednesday October 10, 7:30 pm

Preliminary competition rounds:
Thursday October 11 & Friday October 12, from 10 am till 10 pm

Finale and Prize Ceremony:
Saturday October 13, 7:45 pm

Workshops, Open Podium, Cultural Marketplace & Winners’ Concert:
Sunday October 14, from 10 am till 6 pm

The opening concert will be in the Portuguese Synagogue.…

Ashkenaz Festival 2012 in Toronto!

Bigger and Better than ever!! So many special events will take place at the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto this September, it boggles. One of them is the CD release of the Songs of Arkady Gendler

To get more information about the festival and to make plans to attend, see the following website:

It’s going to be AMAZING!!
“Truly the end-of-summer Blockbuster!!” –The Jewish Music WebCenter

Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music

Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music
click here for more info on Yidstock
July 11-15, 2012
at the National Yiddish Book Center

Enjoy a phenomenal week of performances, music-related films, lectures, exhibitions
and other events culminating in two days of concerts featuring top names in klezmer
and Yiddish music: Socalled with Michael Winograd Trio, Hankus Netsky & Hebrew
National Salvage, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars with Eleanor Reissa, and
Grammy Award-winners the Klezmatics.

Festival Pass: $75/member; $100/general admission
Individual event tickets available
The Yiddish Book Center is located on the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music

Yidstock: the festival of new Yiddish music
July 11-15, 2012
at the Yiddish Book Center

Enjoy a phenomenal week of performances, music-related films, lectures, exhibitions
and other events culminating in two days of concerts featuring top names in klezmer
and Yiddish music: Socalled with Michael Winograd Trio, Hankus Netsky & Hebrew
National Salvage, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars with Eleanor Reissa, and
Grammy Award-winners the Klezmatics.

Festival Pass: $75/member; $100/general admission
Individual event tickets available


Feb. 17-19
Saratoga Hilton and City Center
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY


The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble will be:
– performing a concert at the historic folk venue Caffè Lena on Saturday night
– presenting an instrumental Klezmer workshop on Sunday early afternoon (noon-12:50pm)
– accompanying a Klezmer dance workshop led by Joe Kurland on Sunday afternoon

The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Trio is:
David Tasgal – fiddle, clarinet, cello
Anna Sobel – percussion (poyk, dumbek, tabla), vocals, fiddle
Brian Bender – keyboard, vocals, trombone, melodica
* with special guest Joe Kurland (dance leader)


Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau

“Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau”
The Montreal Jewish Music Festival – Festival de Musique Juive de Montréal

Start Time: Monday, August 29 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00am
Location: La Sala Rossa
4848 Boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
Featuring: Yoshie Fruchter (guitar), Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass), Jeremy Brown (violin) and Kevin Zubek (drums)

Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau

“Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec Andr√© Daneau”
The Montreal Jewish Music Festival РFestival de Musique Juive de Montréal

Start Time: Monday, August 29 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00am
Location: La Sala Rossa
4848 Boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
Featuring: Yoshie Fruchter (guitar), Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass), Jeremy Brown (violin) and Kevin Zubek (drums)

The 4th Festival Folklore

The 4th Festival Folklore
A mix of music from around the world.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:30pm
Wix Consert Hall, Rehovot, Israel

Klezmer music and more from South America, Bukarian, Russian
Yiddish Songs and much more.

International Jewish Music Festival in October

IJMF 2011: October 21-31…Nationwide in the Netherlands!

The 2011 International Jewish Music Festival will bring an
unprecedented variety of Jewish music to audiences throughout the
Netherlands. Finalists and winners from our 2010 Jewish Music
Competition will perform in venues big and small spread across the
Netherlands, including in Amsterdam (Paradiso), Den Bosch (De
Toonzaal), Tilburg (Paradox), Utrecht (Merkaz), The Hague (LJG),
Santpoort-Noord (‘t Mosterdzaadje) and Baarn (Pauluskerk).

The growing list of featured ensembles includes:
The Heart & the Wellspring (Israel) / Mames Babegenush (Denmark)
Yonit Shaked Golan & Gabi Argov (Israel) / Duo Bilitis (Netherlands)
Vent D’Ouest Klezmer Band (France) / Trio C tot de Derde

KlezCalifornia This March

Afternoon of Song and Dance

Nigunim Concert 3/26/11
Saturday, March 26, 4:00pm, Afternoon of Song and Dance,
presented by the Nigunim Chorus.
Nigunim Chorus performance: A tribute to singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, and other gems in Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew.
· Spring-time Sing-Along: Old favorites and a few less-familiar songs, with lyrics provided.
· Klezmer and Israeli dancing: Easy-to-follow circle and line dances led by dance leader Bruce Bierman.

· After the show, walk to Saul’s Deli for a free dessert with purchase of an entree and presentation of a ticket to the Afternoon of Song and Dance.
At JCC East Bay. Tickets: $10 at the door. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. More info: 510.528.8872, mail[at]nigunim.org, www.nigunim.org.

Beyond the Pale in Berkeley and San Francisco
Beyond the Pale
Saturday, March 26, 8:00pm & Sunday, March 27, 9:00pm.…

Boston Jewish Music Festival

It’s quite a lineup. Boston’s From March 6-20, 2011, the Boston Jewish Music Festival.
Visit the website for complete lineup information, with dates, times and prices, including the hot new “Yemen Blues.”http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events-tickets/

Full website, with blog, artist pics and links, and event listings: http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/

# Divine Sparks – where traditional hazzanut meets contemporary
improvisation with Frank London, Yaakov Lemmer, Aaron Bensoussan,
and Boston’s own Gastón Bogomolni, Jessica Kate Meyer, and
Elias Rosemberg.

# The New England Premiere of Ravid Kahalani and Yemen Blues, the
incredible new world music ensemble from the former lead singer of
The Idan Raichel Project.

# Sing Songs of Shabbat with your choice of 4 unique Friday night
musical services at synagogues across Greater Boston.

# A very special family concert featuring Maurice Sendak’s adaptation of Peter and the Wolf, called Pincus and the Pig.…

Ben Holmes and Patrick Farrell Duo at East Village Klezmer Series

Time: Tuesday, February 8 · 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: 325 E. 6th St., New York, NY
East Village Klezmer Series
8:30 PM
…325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC

Two of the most amazing musicians of their generation come together to present an evening of music at the East Village Klezmer Series.

The series are co-sponsored by Workmen’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY, Living Traditions/Klez Kamp, and Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

The Bay Area’s 26th Annual Jewish Music Festival

Yemen Blues, the band National Geographic called “…the coolest thing in WOMEX 2011.” will be kicking off the festival, which runs from March 5th-13th. The schedule is as follows:

03/05/2011, Sat
Berkeley, CA
Yemen Blues
Freight & Salvage Coffee House @ 2020 Addison St.
Tix: $25.50 adv/$30.50 door, Show: 8:00 pm
# Ph: 510.644.2020

03/06/2011, Sun
Berkeley, CA
Ger Mandolin Ensemble, 2011
Freight & Salvage Coffee House @ 2020 Addison St.
Tix: $20.50 adv/$25.50 door, Show: 2:00 pm

03/06/2011, Sun
Berkeley, CA
Veretski Pass
Freight & Salvage Coffee House @ 2020 Addison St.
Tix: $18.50 adv/$22.50 door, Show: 8:00 pm

03/08/2011, Tue
Berkeley, CA
Noah Bendix-Balgley
Crowden Music Center @ 1475 Rose Street
Tix: $15 adv/$20 door, Show: 7:30 pm
# Ph: 510.559.6910

03/09/2011, Wed
San Francisco, CA
Noah Bendix-Balgley
SF Public Library @ 100 Larkin St.…


“KlezmerQuerque” – The southwest’s annual festival of klezmer music & dance
celebrates its 9th year February 18-20 (Presidents day weekend).

KlezmerQuerque 2011 is coming!! The 9th annual celebration of Klezmer music & dance
will take place over Presidents Day Weekend from February 18-20 (FRI-SUN). The
festival is co-produced by Congregation Nahalat Shalom, Nahalat Shalom’s 25-piece
Community Klezmer band & Rikud Yiddish dance troupe. All KlezmerQuerque events will
take place at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW in Albuquerque (between
Candelaria & Griegos on Rio Grande).

4th International Jewish Music Festival

December 4-5, 2010
Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, NYC
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music

Description: Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical
music with the debut of 57 original and contemporary pieces
ranging from jazz, pop, and classical to klezmer and cantorial.
Festival includes “No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul,” a
concert at 8 p.m. on 12/4, and Meet the Composer workshops
and brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on 12/5.

Co-Sponsors: H.L. Miller Cantorial School, JTS; School of Sacred
Music, HUC-HIR; Academy of Jewish Religion

Admission: $20 (concert only); $30 (workshops/brunch); $40
(concert/workshops/brunch). Half price for seniors, students,
and children. Additional $5 per event after 11/30 and at the

Contact: shalsheletfestival@gmail.com or
212-865-0600 ext 242
Website: www.shalshelet.org

2010 Sephardic Music Festival

December 1-8, 2010

Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Sephardic Music Festival. ASEFA will be
performing and again, will be curating the Sephardic Scholars Series at the Center
for Jewish History. For this year’s Scholars Series, supported by the American
Sephardi Federation, the Foundation for Iberian Music, and Shemspeed, Asefa will be
bringing musician and scholar Vanessa Paloma from Morocco to perform and explore the
Judeo-Espagnole traditions of North Africa!

For more info: http://www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

ASHKENAZ 2010 Coming Soon –Make Plans To Attend

The Ashkenaz Festival, the largest Jewish cultural event in Canada
and one of the prestigious of its kind, takes place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre
in just over a month (August 31st – September 6th). Have you
started making plans to attend? Presenting music, dance, film, theater, workshops,
and more, Ashkenaz provides the opportunity for festival-goers to share and
connect with Jewish culture, immersing themselves in the diversity of the performers.
Some of
this year’s featured amazingly talented artists include 14-piece Gypsy supergroup The Other
Europeans, avant-garde opera of Frank London’s “A Night in the Old Marketplace,”
pan-Mediterranean funksters Balkan Beat Box, Bosnian-Ladino legend Flory
Jagoda, and all-female Persian/middle-Eastern fusion group Divahn.
Below is
the current festival schedule, but details may change, so be sure to check the
Ashkenaz is a wonderful weekend for the entire family, and Toronto is a “dream city” for a vacation of families with kids.…

Ashkenaz 2010!!!

Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival is celebrating its
15th anniversary of presenting the Canadian and international Jewish
culture scene through music, dance, film, theatre, visual art, workshops, and
rituals, a project so ambitious that it’s taken two years to organize.

The festival kicks off on Tuesday August 31st and goes through Monday,
September 6th showcasing more than 90 acts and 200 individual
artists hailing from over a dozen countries. Originally created by and for
Klezmer/Yiddish junkies, Ashkenaz has now grown to reflect the most
cutting-edge contemporary Jewish music and art, drawing a cross-cultural and
multi-generational audience eager to join in on the joyful synergy.

“It’s an
opportunity to share Jewish culture and values with the broader community and
it’s incredibly gratifying to see so large and multicultural an audience
enthusiastically embrace Jewish cultural forms.”

– Eric Stein, Ashkenaz Artistic Director

you can check out the full schedule with
details here

Gala Opening Night Tickets for Boston Jewish Music Festival

30th Anniversary of Klezmer Conservatory Band Features Reunion with
Clarinetist Don Byron & Vocalist Judy Bressler; JDub Recording Artists, Golem, Opens Show

The legendary Klezmer Conservatory Band (KCB), the band that kick-started the klezmer music revival, will open the first annual Boston Jewish Music Festival (BJMF) with a gala concert celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary at the Berklee Performance Center on March 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the concert are on sale through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) and the Berklee box office. Tickets for other BJMF events are now on sale, most through Ticketweb (www.ticketweb.com). The entire festival schedule is now posted on the BJMF web site.

Two former members who were instrumental in helping build the band’s reputation—vocalist Judy Bressler and clarinetist Don Byron—will reunite with them for the first time in more than 20 years.…

Boston Jewish Music Festival

Boston is having a Jewish Music Festival !! this March 6-14, 2010.
There will be the Klezmer Conservatory Band, classical music of Osvaldo Golijov, the Ladino music of Flory Jagoda, a presentation of Bloch’s Sacred Service and many events for younger listeners, including a capella groups and Jewish rock bands. For complete information, links to ticket purchase, times and locales, see:

Light a Candle for Jewish Music in Greater Boston

Boston Jewish Music Festival
Preview Concert
January 10, 2010
7:30 PM
Temple Aliyah, Needham

See the group that’s all the rage, one of Israel’s hottest acts, Habanot Nechama,
in a special concert at Temple Aliyah in Needham.
The concert is sponsored by Temple Aliyah, Temple Beth Shalom, the Israeli Consulate
and the Boston Jewish Music Festival
Ticket Price:$18
Order tickets online at
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave., Needham, MA

Preliminary Schedule
Boston Jewish
Music Festival

Saturday 3/6: Opening Night Gala Concert, 30th Anniversary of the Klezmer Conservatory
Band with special guests vocalist Judy Bressler and Don Byron, clarinet. Also: JDub
recording artists Golem.
7:30 PM
at Berklee Performance Center.

Sunday 3/7: Family Music Concerts, 1 PM. Shira Kline and Shir-La-La, JCC in Newton;
Peter & Ellen Allard, Metrowest Community Day School; Yehuda Katz, Sharon/South

NYC Sephardic Music Festival — TONIGHT!!

Sunday December 13th
years NYC Sephardic Music Festival.
Elie Massias will be playing songs in Hebrew, Spanish, Ladino and French, originals and some of
the classics rearranged from the shuls of Gibraltar’s
Sephardic Community.
Elie will be playing Guitar, Cajon and Soprano Saxophone and creating loops in real time
through the Boomerang looping machine. The music will draw from the sounds of
Andalucia’s Flamenco, African rhythms, Sephardic and the many other musics
he learned through the years
Ladino Chanteuse Rivka Amado and her band will also be performing.

Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
3 West 70th St. at Central Park West NY NY
7pm | $15 adv or $18 door | all ages
phne 212-873-0300 x221

The Sephardic Music Festival Asefa and Yair Dalal

Sephardic Music Festival

Asefa, Yair Dalal and Michelle Webb
@ Union Hall
702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Monday, December 14, 2009, 7pm | $10

For more info: www.asefamusic.com | www.sephardicmusicfestival.com | www.unionhallny.com


Full ensemble performance with Yoshie Fruchter (oud/guitar), Noah Jarrett (bass/guimbri), Yaaki Levy (drums/percussion). If you haven’t been to Union Hall, this is a great music spot in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A special treat will be the bill sharing by the legendary Yair Dalal, in town from Israel for one night only…don’t miss it!

Second Songs of Life Choral-Orchestral Festival in Bulgaria

The Second Songs of Life Choral-Orchestral Festival will take place in Bulgaria and Israel, Dec. 27, 2010 – Jan. 7, 2011. The festival will feature the WORLD PREMIERE performance of a newly commissioned oratorio depicting the inspiring story of the rescue of the Jews of Bulgaria during World War II.

Hundreds of singers accompanied by professional philharmonic orchestra will perform the oratorio in celebration of a poignant historical moment. In addition to the world premiere of the oratorio, all performances will include a program specially selected by the Festival conductors.

The original work by Composer Charles David Osborne and Librettist Aryeh Finklestein features conductors Dr. Joshua Jacobson, Director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, and Professor Henry Leck, Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

For more information and to register, visit www.SongsofLife.org and watch the video about the previous festival… or contact the festival organizers, Kalin and Sharon Tchonev, Tel: + 1-803-520-3626, info@songsoflife.org.…

International Jewish Music Festival — Amsterdam

The 15th edition of the International Jewish Music Festival will be
held in the brand new concert halls of the Amsterdam Conservatory. We welcome back the
winners from last year’s international competition for a weekend filled with

The ensembles will give concerts and workshops in the most diverse
Jewish music sub-genres: hip-hop and reggae for kids, Yiddish song, Sephardic
music, klezmer and Balkan music, close harmony and classical.

The free Open Podium gives starting ensembles and soloists a chance to
take the stage and show what they’ve got. The bustling Jewish Cultural Market will
feature booksellers, CD’s, sheet music and various Jewish cultural
organisations. And our grand prize winner from last year, She’Koyokh, will host a
swinging Jam Session, also free and open to everyone.…

Festival de musiques juives anciennes “Kol Haneshama”

L’Association des Amis de la Musique Juive (www.amj.ch)
a le grand plaisir de vous annoncer le
Festival de musiques juives anciennes

“Kol Haneshama”

Dimanche 15 novembre 2009 à 17h: “Khagiga Yehudit”
Le Tendre Amour (Barcelone): Musique des fêtes des communautés juives d’Italie et
des Pays-Bas aux 17ème et 18ème siècles.

Dimanche 22 novembre 2009 à 17h: “Ayn naye lid”
Lucidarium (Genève, Milan): Prières et chansons profanes ashkénazes inédites de
l’aube de la culture yiddish – en première suisse!

Dimanche 29 novembre 2009 à 17h: “Me la amargates tú”
Me la amargates tú (Hollande, Israël): chants judéo-espagnols, joués sur des
instruments du Baroque et de la Renaissance, comme cela aurait pu se faire du 15ème
au 17ème siècles, si…

Ces 3 concerts auront lieu à la Cité Bleue, 46 avenue de Miremont, 1206 Genève.…

Sharon Farber at Beverley Hills

Israeli born Composer Sharon Farber is the Composer in Residence of The Beverly Hills International
Music Festival., which is taking place August 7-17th. One evening will be
dedicated to compositions from top Hollywood Composers. Curated by
Sharon, Voices of Hollywood, Vol. 4, was held the evening of August
12th. Original concert pieces by Film Composers include the World
Premiere of a concert piece by Composer John Debney (The Passion of The
Christ), along with works by the late Michael Kamen (Lethal Weapon), the
late Miklos Rozsa (Ben Hur), Peter Golub (Frozen River), Penka Kouneva (The
Third Nail), Paul Chihara (Death Race 2000), Gernot Wolfgang (The Process)
and Sharon Farber (When Nietzsche Wept).

For the first time, the Festival dedicated one evening, August 13th, to
the music of Israel¹s Composers.…

KlezCalifornia Upcoming July events

Put these exciting July events on your calendar now:

Sunday, July 12, 4:00-6:00pm, Festival volunteer get-together, for those interested in helping next February’s Yiddish Culture Festival. Palo Alto. (Read story in Newsletter)

Sunday, July 19, 2:00-4:00pm, Yidishe Salon far flisik reders. If you can understand and participate in conversations conducted exclusively in Yiddish, email salon1@klezcalifornia.org for information on this Salon, which will be held in Berkeley.

Saturday, July 25, 5:00-7:00pm, Klezmakers dinner concert and dancing at Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos.

To get the full story Click here for KlezCalifornia Newsletter



More than 40 free events with internationally acclaimed artists will be
presented in July at the 9th annual Summer On the Hudson, one of New York
City’s largest free summer festivals, The six-month series, which opened May
3 and runs through October 11, is an annual summer arts and cultural
festival in Riverside Park South, West 59th St. to West 72nd Street at the
Hudson River, presented by The New York City Department of Parks &

There will be an enormous variety of other events in music, dance and
theater, most running through August, as well as kayaking, yoga, pilates and
kids’ soccer and basketball. performances Food and drink is for sale at the
park’s Pier I Café.…

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

* Celebrate the joys of Jewish music with hundreds of singers, and the finest conductors and clinicians from across North America (and beyond)

* Enjoy daily “community singing” and participate in an “instant choir”

* Hear outstanding ensembles in nightly evening concerts featuring the best in Jewish choral music

* Attend daily workshops focusing on a wide array of musical topics with outstanding clinicians

* Jewish Hallelujah Chorus Festival Tradition – Singing the “Jewish Hallelujah Chorus” (Lewandowski’s Psalm 150)

NAJCF Brochure

Let My People Sing Returns for 4th Year

Jewish entertainer Craig Taubman and his
production company Craig N Co, will be producing the fourth annual ‘Let My
People Sing Festival – A four part Celebration of Spirit and Song’ from
April 5-12, coinciding with the Jewish festival of Passover.

“For four years, Let My People Sing has brought together an inspired group
of artists from around the world to celebrate the human spirit – now more
than ever, we need something to sing about” said Taubman. “I am
particularly pleased that this year’s events will raise awareness and money
for the Jewish Family Service Food and Hunger programs”.

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

The Zamir Choral Foundation is proud to present its
20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Celebrate the joys of Jewish music with hundreds of singers, and the finest conductors
and clinicians from across North America (and beyond)
Enjoy daily “community singing” and participate in an “instant choir”
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Debbie Friedman joins the Zamir Chorale in performance. Nick Page in a ruach session

Kultur Festival 2009: Keynote Tradition & Transformation

Jack Mendelson panel
Kultur Festival 2009: Keynote Tradition & Transformation, 1 Mar 2009
FAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Keynote Address
“Tradition and Transformation” Rabbi Irwin Kula
Sunday March 1, 2009 @ 1 p.m.
Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center (FAU)
Tickets $5


“KLEZMERQUERQUE” –Albuquerque, New Mexico’s annual Klezmer music and dance festival
celebrates its seventh year over Presidents Day weekend February 12-15, 2009.

Known as “The Southwest’s Celebration of Klezmer Music and Dance”, KLEZMERQUERQUE 2009 will present a weekend of concerts, dance parties, classes and workshops featuring the world-renowned
klezmer duo Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer, the renowned dancer, choreographer,
dance scholar and historian Judith Brin Ingber, as well as many local artists.
‘Klezmer’ is the music and dance of the Jewish people of Eastern Europe which is
currently enjoying a revival in world music as well as in popular music and culture.
The annual festival will take place over Presidents Day Weekend from February 12-15
(Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon) at Albuquerque’s Congregation Nahalat
Shalom which is located on 3606 Rio Grande Blvd.…

Sephardic Music Festival in NYC

Starting with a preview concert that is sure to be great, The 4th Annual Sephardic Music Festival comes to New York this Dec. 21-28, for Chanuka 2008. The preview “showcase” is December 10, 2008.

Galeet Dardashti’s “The Naming” feat. SYREN Dance Co., Electro Morocco, Diwon featuring Smadar & Samuel Thomas
@ Public Assembly (formerly Galapagos)
70 North 6th St, Williamsburg, NY
Doors 7:30pm | $15 or only $13

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear it all.


PHARAOHS DAUGHTER at Summer On the Hudson


Summer On the Hudson, one of New York City s largest free summer festivals,
continues its eighth season with a summer of unique contemporary music events at
Riverside Park South. Summer On The Hudson is an Annual Arts and Cultural Festival
in Riverside Park South Presented by The New York City Department Of Parks &

Contact Information for all events: Telephone 311, or (212) 408-0219, or visit
www.nyc.gov/parks/soh, or www.riversideparkfund.org

Music Events:

Date: Sundays, July 13 to August 24
Event: Acoustic Sundays
Time: 7:00pm 9:00pm
Location: Pier I, Riverside Park South, Manhattan.
Description: Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Hudson as you listen to some of New
York s best jazz, R&B, and world music. Sponsored by Riverside South Properties.…

Alicia live at Battery Park

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express at River to River Festival
Alicia’s band, with pianist Marilyn Lerner, bassist Brian Glassman
and drummer Grant Smith, closes out the Emma Lazarus Birthday
Celebration, a Yiddish/klezmer concert presented by the Workmen’s
Circle/Arbeter-Ring as part of Yiddishfest 2008. Also on the
bill: Pharaoh’s Daughter and the Three Yiddish Divas.

Time: 7:00pm
Date: July 16, 2008
Location: Battery Park
Price: Free
Phone: 212.683.7816

Click here for more info

CHALLAHPALOOZA Music Festival in the Berkshires

SUNDAY JULY 13, 2008
Lenox, MA

CHALLAHPALOOZA, the third annual Klezmer music festival in the Berkshires (Western
Massachusettes, USA), offers an evening of music and inspiration with the
Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and Sruli and Lisa.

Brian Bender – trombone, melodica, vocals, bandleader
Christina Crowder – accordion, vocals
Miamon Miller – fiddle
Jim Guttmann – double bass
Grant Smith – drums

Sruli Dresdner – clarinet, drums, vocals
Lisa Mayer – fiddle

Call to order tickets: $22/$36/$100(sponsor)
7:00 PM
Duffin Theater
Lenox High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA
(413) 499-9899

Strauss/Warschauer Duo in St. Petersburg 2008

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo will be performing in St. Petersburg, Russia this Wednesday
night, June 25, 7 PM as part of KlezFest St. Petersburg:

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
Nevsky Prospekt, 41

For tickets please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg Rubinshteina
Street, 3
Tel: (812) 713-38-89, 571-64-40


Usdan Center For the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), America’s
premier summer arts day camp, will present its annual Festival Concerts, private
30-minute educational performances, just for Usdan students, at its on-site
1,000-seat McKinley Ampitheater, beginning Monday June 30.

A unique event this season will be the July 17 Concert of Remembrance and
Celebration; 60th Anniversary of Israel, hosted by the international concert
presenter and programmer Caroline Stoessinger. The concert will include excerpts
from Brundibar, the children s opera first performed in the Terezin concentration
camp, and since World War II, sung continually in Israel and throughout the world.
The Usdan Center Junior Chorus will perform.…

Play, Dance, Sing in London this August

Frank London tooting horn for Klezfest London 2008
Another Reminder! Klezfest London 2008 is schedule for August 10-22, 2008. You’ll have a great time because there’s plenty to do. August 10-15 there’s the KlezFest: Music Song and Dance at the West London Synagogue, W1. On Wednesday, August 13 is Klezmer Klimax Concert at August 17-22 is the Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course at the SOAS, University of London WC1. For complete information, contact info@jmi.org.uk or look at their website at:
www.jmi.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 89092445

Washington Jewish Music Festival 2008

Washington Jewish Music Festival 2008
May 31 – June 8

Nine days of music, film and dialogue from an amazing variety of artists and musical
styles. Visit www.wjmf.org for a full line-up and tickets.

The Ninth Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival celebrates and explores the wide
spectrum of sounds and traditions that make up Jewish music. Throughout a nine-day
festival, audiences will be able to hear a wide range of styles and influences that
make up the richness of Jewish music. The Festival will feature David Buchbinder’s
Odessa/Havana, an exciting Jewish-Cuban musical fusion; the Afro-Semitic Experience,
showcasing the musical traditions of both Jewish and African diasporas; Beyond The
Pale, presenting new klezmer music, fused with folk and roots; the silent film The
set to live music performed by Davka; the Sisters of Sheynville who swing in
Yiddish; dance music and classical music; musical theater and pop; and much more.…

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival 2008

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival 2008 presents
ISRAEL@60 May 21-June 1

TICKETS for all events $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students
MORE INFORMATION at www.pjmf.net
TICKETS available at www.proartstickets.org
(412) 394-3353

ESTA in Concert
Wednesday, May 21 7:30pm
Byham Theater, 101 6th St.

ESTA is a unique band from Israel with an innovative and original
sound. ESTA’s music combines the aromas of world music, the power of rock, and the spirit
of jazz into a powerful, energetic new force that crosses genres, styles and
borders. Proclaimed as “Israel’s most original instrumental band”, ESTA has
toured prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe, Israel and the
U.S., including a special performance for President Clinton at a White House
reception in honor of Israel’s 50th Anniversary.…


Musique juive d’Europe centrale / Jewish music from Central Europe

Stage de musique instrumentale / Music workshop
Stage de chant yiddish et de danse / Yiddish song and dance workshop
Stage pour enfants et juniors / Kids and juniors classes

Du 7 au 11 juillet 2008 – July 7th – 11th, 2008

Simultanés et avec de nombreuses passerelles, ces trois stages de
musique juive d’Europe de l’Est seront animés par des artistes de
renommée internationale :
The three parallel courses (with common activities) – klezmer music,
Yiddish songs and nigunim, and Jewish dances of Eastern Europe – are
all led by internationally known musicians :

Marthe DESROSIERES (France – France) – coordination musicale, flûte,
activités pour enfants / musical coordination, flute / juniors
Shura LIPOVSKY (Pays-Bas / Netherlands) – direction du stage de chant,
chant, danse / director of the song workshop, vocals – dance
Lauren BRODY (Etats-Unis / United States) – accordéon, chant /
accordion, vocals
Arkady GENDLER (Ukraine – Ukraina) – chant / vocals
Henri GRUVMAN (France – France) – théâtre, cinéma / theater, cinema
Merlin SHEPHERD (Grande Bretagne – Great Britain) – clarinettes /
Polina SHEPHERD (Grande Bretagne – Great Britain) – chant
choral, piano / vocals, piano
Jake SHULMAN-MENT (Etats-Unis / United States) – violon /
Michal SVIRONI (France – France) – théâtre, marionnettes /
theater, pupets

Et leurs assistants / and their assistants

Au programme : ateliers, conférences, master classes, jams, spectacles
… certaines animations seront ouvertes au grand public.…

Amsterdamse Muziekgebouw International Jewish Music Festival 2008

Van 9 tot en met 11 mei 2008 zal in het Amsterdamse Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ een
driedaags concours van Joodse muziek worden gehouden. Kaartverkoop is net van start

Uit 16 landen zijn inmiddels 25 ensembles uit uiteenlopende genres gekozen om deel
te nemen. Zij zullen volks- en popmuziek, klezmer, klassiek en balkanmuziek ten
gehore brengen. De vertegenwoordigde landen zijn Wit-Rusland, Servië, Duitsland,
Frankrijk, België, Italië, Engeland, Israël, Argentinië, Griekenland, Venezuela,
Chili, Mexico, de Verenigde Staten en natuurlijk ook Nederland. De deelnemers aan
het concours strijden niet alleen om prijzengeld, maar ook om een concerttournee en
een professioneel cd-opnamecontract met Universal Records. Met deze prijzen heeft
het festival niet alleen amateurs aangetrokken, maar ook de doorgewinterde bands en

Het concours is onderdeel van een groots festival, met o.a.…

Jewish Music Festival SF Bay Area

The 23rd Annual
Jewish Music Festival SF Bay Area
March 22 – 30, 2008
There will be more than a full week
of tremendous concerts and unique programs in multiple venues throughout the Bay
Area. Check your calendar one last time, and make sure you take in as much of this
annual Bay Area treasure as you possibly can. All the details are available at


Italian Jewish Music in Montclair

Montclair State University, in Montclair New Jersey, will host a
semester-long Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which will include a few
events of Jewish music.

April 1:
Lecture: Jewish Musical Activity in Northern Italy
Lydia Cevidalli and Simonetta Heger, Milan Verdi Conservatory
* Tuesday April 1, 2008
* 8:30 am
Location: University Hall, Room 1010

Featuring visiting scholars Lydia Cevidalli, chamber and orchestral performer and violin professor at the Milan Verdi Conservatory; and Simonetta Heger, soloist and piano and harpsichord professor at the Milan Verdi Conservatory. Part of the Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, “An Italian Sense of Place.”

April 3
Concert: The Splendor of Italian Music under the Star of David
featuring the Ensemble Salomone Rossi and guests
* Thursday April 3, 2008
* 7:30 pm
Location: Alexander Kasser Theater
Cost: Call the Box Offce
RSVP: 973-655-5112

April 8:
Lecture: Between Ghetto and Emancipation- Musical Traditions of Italian Jews
Francesco Spagnolo, music curator and author
* Tuesday April 8, 2008
* 1:00 pm
Location: University Hall, Room 1040
Featuring Francesco Spagnolo, music curator and lecturer at the University of California at Santa Cruz.…


Albuquerque’s annual Klezmer music and dance festival celebrates its sixth year over
Presidents’ Day weekend.

The Southwest’s annual celebration
of Klezmer music and dance, KLEZMERQUERQUE 2008, will present a weekend of concerts,
dance parties, classes, and a lunch with music featuring world-renowned klezmer
artists as well as many local artists. The annual event will take place from
February 15-17 (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) at Albuquerque’s
Congregation Nahalat Shalom which is located on 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW (between
Candelaria & Griegos).

KLEZMERQUERQUE 2008 welcomes back by popular demand the klezmer dance master from
Chicago- Steve Weintraub, who teaches and performs klezmer and East European Jewish
dance at workshops around the world. Steve will perform on Friday and Saturday
evenings in addition to teaching two dance workshops on Saturday and one on Sunday.…

Oy Hoo! Festival in New York Continues this Week

Monday October 22, 2007
strongRick Recht
Central Synagogue · 07:30PM · Tickets: $15.00

Rick Recht is one of the top touring artists in Jewish music playing over 150 concerts each year in the US and abroad.

Travelin’ Music
JCC of Manhattan · 08:00PM · Tickets: $10/JCC Members $15/Non Members
The 4,000 Year History of the Jewish People. A Comedy Book by Leonora Thuna; Music by Charles Fox; Lyrics by Norman Gimbal.
For more information visit http://www.oyhoo.com/events/oyhoo-2007