At: The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, New York br> br>
2004 marks the 20th edition of KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts
Program. And while this is our birthday celebration, KlezKampers are
the ones who receive the gifts.
Our theme, Doyres/Generations, explores how Yiddish culture and
KlezKamp is passed through generations featuring KlezKamp doyres:
Chana Mlotek and son Zalmen, mother/daughter Elaine Hoffman-Watts and
Susan Watts, Anita Norich and father Isaac, Pearl Sapoznik and son plus
others. Our anniversary gives us a chance to dip into our archives to
show rare classroom videos of beloved KlezKamp teachers no longer with
us, and to also issue a special commemorative 2-CD anthology highlighting
20 years of our incomparable staff concerts. more….
We are pleased to offer this year, expanded vocal music and Yiddish
language programs and welcome new staff including choral director
Eleanor Epstein, Parisian Yiddish language instructor Yitskhok Niborski,
Canadian-Yiddish author Chava Rosenfarb and actor Hy (Khayim) Wolfe
who will be interviewing and performing with Yiddish theater greats Mina
Bern, Shifra Lerer and David Rogow. And as always, we honor the great
klezmer masters of our generation German Goldenshteyn, Paul Pincus and
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A change is our new home: the fully restored classic Catskill resort, the
Granite Hotel in Kerhonkson, New York. Now called the Hudson
Valley Spa and Resort(http://www.hudsonvalleyresort.com), a $30
million renovation has created the seemingly impossible: Hilton quality
in a heymish Catskill location, a hotel, as my mother would say, mit ale
pistshefkes (with all the extras), including wireless internet
access, full health club, spa, indoor pool and luxuriously appointed
guest and classrooms. The kitchen, headed by Executive Chef /Culinary
Institute of America graduate Edward Kelly, produces abundant traditional
regional favorites with attention given to vegetarian and children’
menus, all under the strict supervision of Rabbi Gershon Kreuser of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
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While much has changed, what has not is our commitment to creating an
inspiring cornucopia of all things Yiddish: our full instrumental, vocal
and dance program, klezmer jams, multi-tiered language sessions, history,
literature, translation workshops, plus our unbeatable children and
teen program. Evening events many of which are open to the public and
broadcast on local public radio outlet WJFF (90.5 FM/
http://www.wjffradio.org) include after dinner family activities,
concerts, cabarets, and dancing to live music until all hours.
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Since 1985, thousands of participants from around the world have made the
pilgrimage to KlezKamp. This year, why not you?
Come to the Capitol of Yiddishland.