Jewish Songs at an Exhibition

Yiddish singer Sharon Bernstein (voice & piano) and klezmer pioneer Stu Brotman (bass, tsimbl, & percussion) join forces in a unique performance set to paintings by self-taught Toronto artist Mayer Kirshenblatt . Kirshenblatt’s vibrant portraits of his home town Apt, Poland before the Holocaust inspire a rich blend of traditional song and contemporary sound . Projected images of the paintings connected with the songs complete this experience that recreates the sights and sounds of a Jewish Polish town. Presented in conjunction with the book They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust by Mayer
Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, forthcoming September 2007) and exhibition with the same title at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, September 10, 2007 – January 13, 2008, 2911 Russell Street • Berkeley • 510-549-6950 •

Date, Time and Cost:
Saturday, September 8, 8:30 pm
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley CA
$15 general / $12 Seniors, Students and JCC East Bay and Magnes Museum members