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Jewish Radio Winnepeg–Fiddler with Authentic Instruments?

The first part spotlights one of the most popular musicals of all times –
Fiddler on the Roof. This year Fiddler celebrates its 50th anniversary.
It first opened on Broadway on September 22, 1964 and still has great
appeal around the world. As well as selections from the show, you’ll hear
an interview with Theodore Bikel and a comic take based on the musical by
Dudu Fisher,

However the real inspiration for this show came from Stephen Pearl of Stage
Stars Records. The show, which takes place in Eastern Europe in 1905 has normally had an orchestra. However, if you lived in Anatevka you would have been listening to Klezmorim. Therefore Pearl has re orchestrated and recorded new version of Fiddler with a klezmer band using instruments that Klezmer musicians play and a full cast of performers.…

Billy Jonas and Naomi Less

This from Newle:
“There’s acid rock, blues rock, glam rock, punk rock, and about 100 more variations of good ol’ rock and roll. But readers, there is also Jewish Rock!

And two of the top stars of this genre, Billy Jonas and Naomi Less (whose website has a rock star worthy url), are putting on a concert just for you.

Jewish Rock Radio is streaming a series of six online interactive concerts, and each concert benefits a great Jewish organization. We’re grateful that two of the concerts will directly benefit Keshet’s work for a fully inclusive Jewish community. You can catch Billy Jonas on January 30th and Naomi Less on February 6th, both at 8:30 EST. Pay what you can and listen to a great 30 minute concert.”

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September 30, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tune in to WHYY-TV (channel 12), Philadelphia, for two Philadelphia Folklore Project documentaries. Eatala is a loving portrait of a ground-breaking indomitable woman, Elaine
Hoffman Watts, and the place of klezmer music in her family over five
generations. Elaine and Susan Sing Goodnight to Mishegas playfully
explores a song written and performed by Elaine’s daughter, Susan
Lankin Watts.

Nusach Radio Update

Winston Weilheimer writes that his radio show is available at, which hosts many stations where you can listen to just about
anything you would like, including The Nusach Internet Radio Network. You have to subscribe. It does not cost unless you wish to
become a VIP (No commercials) and you find Winston’s home page at:

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Jewish Museum Media Center Exhibitions for Radio & TV, Music

The Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind Media
Center features an exhibition space
dedicated to video art and new media, and houses a digital library of 100 radio and
television programs from The Jewish Museum’s National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting
. Selections include such comedy favorites as “How to Be a Jewish Son,” a
panel discussion from a 1970 David Susskind Show featuring Mel Brooks; a 1947 radio
drama entitled “Operation Nightmare” starring John Garfield and Al Jolson, produced
by the United Jewish Appeal to call attention to displaced persons in postwar
Europe; contemporary television documentaries on black-Jewish relations, Latino
Jews, and klezmer music; interviews with artists such as Marc Chagall, Jacques
Lipchitz, Larry Rivers, George Segal and Ben Shahn; and Manischewitz wine
commercials produced between 1963 and 1981 featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.…

Two Hours of Jewish Soul Music

Two Hours of Jewish Soul Music
Hosted by Charlie Bernhaut
Listen anytime on the indexed archive
or listen live every Monday night 9-11pm EST
to contact:

Selections drawn from private collection of 15,000 Jewish albums. The first hour is
a mixture of everything BUT chazzonus – Israeli, chassidic, klezmer, Yiddish,
instrumental. The second hour is ONLY chazzonus. Charlie has been sharing his music
since 1977.

The Jewish Music WebCenter was featured on July 25th, 2011 Show #111. 2nd Hour.

Jewish Music Radio Returns to London s Airwaves this weekend

London is to have a Jewish music show once again after a 2-year absence. The Jewish
Program will air on east-London based ethnic radio station NuSounradio for an hour
every evening at 7pm.

Presenters Zev Gruber and Yitzchok Mordfield will bring listeners some of the latest
and greatest hits Up until June 2007, Soundradio 1503AM carried several Jewish
programmes, but upon its collapse that ended.

Now listeners will be able to once again tune in and hear Jewish music on the radio
by tuning in to the frequency of 92FM or at

Yiddish Radio Winnipeg – Jacques Grober and His Music

Yiddish Radio Show
Sunday August 9/09
Yiddish 2:00 to 2:30 PM CDT (3:00-3:30 PM EDT)
CKJS 810 Winnipeg online live streaming (click on ‘Listen Live’)

Rochelle Zucker decided to dedicate a radio show to the memory of the French Yiddish singer, composer and author Jacques Grober.

Grober was born in Paris in 1951 – the son of Holocaust Survivirs from
Poland. From about 1980 until his death in 2006 – when he was just in his
prime, Grober was vital and important force of the Yiddish music scene in
France. He studied Yiidish singing with the Yiddish legend Sarah Gorby. The more
he became involved with Yiddish, the language of his parents and
grandparents, the more he realized how important it was to create
contemporaty songs in Yiddish so that Yiddish could be continue being heard
as a living language.…

Celebrate with Radio Hannukah

Starting Dec. 21, 2008, JMWC readers are being offered a free online trial of Sirius channel 3, which is a station that requires a subscription. Those who are interested in this may try it, as they have a new series of shows specifically about the Jewish holiday.
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Here’s part of the show lineup:
Join Neil Sedaka, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, David Broza, Leonard Nimoy, Rabbi Shmuley
(from XM’s Oprah & Friends channel), Janis Ian, The Hooters, Dave Koz, Matisyahu,
Lisa Loeb, Barenaked Ladies and more for a celebration of Jewish music, culture and
all things Hanukkah. It’s on SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 38.
Click HERE for the schedule.

The trial starts Dec. 21st.

Lights Celebrate Hanukkah on a PBS Station as Close as Your TV

Lights Celebrate Hanukkah Live in Concert is a high-definition special feature on PBS with a distinguished, diverse and dynamic ensemble of musical performers in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Craig Taubman hosts a musical extravaganza featuring the likes of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics; cantor/tenor Alberto Mizrahi (first introduced in CANTORS: A FAITH IN SONG); top-selling jazz artist Dave Koz; soulful and dynamic Joshua Nelson; Emmy Award-winning actress Mare Winningham; rising star Michelle Citrin and others.

For Dates and Times, look for your local PBS station here:

Regina Resnik Presents Covert or Convert

Regina Resnik Presents Covert or Convert
~ A powerful expression of the Jewish spirit ~

CUNY TV Channel 75
Monday, October 20, 2008 10 p.m.
For RCN Cableviewers: Channel 77

Regina Resnik, narrator
Darynn Zimmer, soprano
Michael Philip Davis, tenor
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone
Vlad Iftinca, piano
David Leisner, guitar

Directed by Regina Resnik
Conceived and Written by Michael Philip Davis

Regina Resnik Presents Covert or Convert (running time: 58:07) is the second in a
three-part series on Jewish classical song entitled Colors of the Diaspora.

Narrated on-screen by operatic legend Regina Resnik, and illuminated by inspired
graphics and English subtitles, Covert or Convert pays homage to Jewish composers
who converted to Christianity but who wrote on Jewish themes, and the composers who
did not convert, but wrote on Jewish themes in secret, often at the risk of their

Rochelle Zucker Winnipeg Jewish Radio Show

Jewish Radio Show
Sunday June 22, 2008
English – 1:30 to 2:00 PM CDT
Yiddish 2:00 to 2:30 PM CDT (3:00-3:30 PM EDT)
CKJS 810 Winnipeg
online live streaming (click on Listen Live)

or if you have a problem with popup blockers you can try this direct link


On June 22, Rochelle is hosting both the English and Yiddish parts of
the show.

For the English part is guest Ivan Sifrim, a young Jewish
musician and composer who immigrated to Winnipeg from Buenos Aires with
his family about 10 years ago. As well as talking to Ivan and featuring
several of his compositions, the show will also play several songs (not
necessarily Jewish music) by Argentinean Artists who happen to be

NPR and Nextbook stories on new CD “Jewface”

Some of the most offensive music ever recorded, put together by Jody Rosen…a look at the early vaudeville and minstrel music about Jews in America a hundred years ago…

NPR’s radio program hosted by Terry Gross, “Fresh Air” had a story on January 2, 2007 on the new CD “Jewface”, which journalist Jody Rosen put together. “It’s the first anthology of Jewish minstrel songs. Tracks include “Cohen Owes Me 97 Dollars,” “I’m a Yiddish Cowboy” and other long-lost hits from the vaudeville stage of the early 20th century. Rosen is the music critic for and also writes for The Nation.”
Rosen is the author of the book White Christmas: The Story of an American Song which was reviewed on JMWC Rosen also has an interview on Nextbook.…

Journey of Spirit Travels to TV

The world premiere of A Journey of Spirit, the award-winning independent
documentary on wsinger/songwriter Debbie Friedman, will air on two
consecutive Sundays, October 15th and 22nd at 7 a.m. ET/PT (6 a.m. CT)
on Hallmark Channel. A Journey of Spirit which won the best film award
from the National Council for Jewish Women, and the Detroit Jewish Film
Festival award for best new Jewish film
, among others, chronicles the
inspirational story of Ms. Friedman and how she has affected
contemporary Jewish music. Check your local times and listings.

“Lampa Ladino” Live from Russia Online

For those who use the computer on Saturdays, you’ll be able to listen online to a live concert of unusual band from Russia “Lampa Ladino” . This “Russian ensemble Lampa Ladino performs traditional Sephardic romance music. The haunting and unforgettable music of Lampa Ladino is based on the traditional music written in the Judeo-Spanish language, Ladino, by Sephardic Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula until their expulsion in the 15th century”. The show will begin at 10:00 AM GMT. Saturday, February 11, 2006, in Moscow studio Audgard and will be
transmitted via the Internet to entire world from the site Please search for details at:

Beyond The Pale to Perform Mozart on CBC

Beyond the Pale, a folk, roots, and klezmer group from Toronto, will try something a little different… They will play MOZART for CBC Radio on, Jan 26 & 27. They’ll be performing in a unique musical event on January 26 at Glenn Gould Studio as part of CBC Radio Two’s “Mozart 250” celebrations. The show A New World of Mozart will feature “an evening of creative musical homage to Mozart” featuring Beyond the Pale, the Dunhuang Chamber Ensemble (traditional Chinese), The Creaking Tree String Quartet (modern bluegrass), and Autorickshaw (South Asian jazz fusion). The show will be recorded and broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s “In Performance, The World,”the following evening January 27 (actually Mozart’s 250th birthday). CBC Radio Two is 94.1 FM in Toronto.

Beyond the Pale consists of musicians Eric Stein (mandolin, cimbalon–Eric is of KlezKanada fame), Bret Higgins (bass), Martin Van de Ven (clarinet), Milos Popovic (accordian), Bogdan Djukic (violin, percussion), and Alexsandar Gajic (violin).…

Jack Gottlieb on ABC “Nightline”

Jack Gottlieb is scheduled to appear on ABC “Nightline,” Friday, June
3, 2005, 11:35 EST, in a profile about Michael Tilson Thomas and his
grandparents, Bessie & Boris Thomashevsky, founding stars of the
Yiddish-American theater. Date is subject to change.

B’nai B’rith Radio, the first 24-hour Jewish music Radio Station

Washington, D.C. –B’nai B’rith Radio, the first 24-hour Jewish music radio station located in the United States began broadcasting on the Internet Oct. 18, 2004.

B’nai B’rith Radio, sponsored by B’nai B’rith International (BBI), plays Jewish music from all over the world through its website,

Unlike most Internet radio, it is free both of charge and commercials. The station is fully subsidized by BBI and its members and supporters.

Along with an eclectic Judaic play list-which includes traditional Yiddish, secular Israeli, Jewish American, Instrumental, and Chasidic music -there will be special programming like Saturday night sing-a-longs, a remembrance program for slain former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, and festive holiday shows during the Chanukah and Sukkot seasons.


NUSACHMAVEN2 Announces a new playlist of general Jewish Music. This
playlist has 7 1/2 hours of music by various artists. We feature
The Miami Boys Choir, Robin Hilzner, Cantor Riselle Bain, David and
the High Spirits, Gary Schubert, Insight and Visions, Reva L’Sheva,
The Schleps, Veretski Pass, and a few more which will be added over
the next day or so. The format of this playlist will be shuffled,
so there will always be a variety of music whenever you log in.
listen at work….listen at home….tell your friends!

Leonard Nimoy Series Explores Jewish Music

“American Jewish Music From the Milken Archive With Leonard Nimoy” will explore sacred and secular Jewish music from the Milken Archive of Jewish American Music during 13 two-hour episodes on WFMT Radio Network stations and XM Satellite Radio.

The series began Sept. 30.

“I grew up speaking Yiddish at home in Boston and hearing this music during services at synagogue and at social events where my uncle and four cousins played klezmer music,” Nimoy said in a statement Friday. “This program and this music makes me feel very much at home.” (reported by AP)

The series’ musical selections will range from biblical epics set to music by Kurt Weill, Jewish legends in tone poems, film scores and operas, symphonies and concertos based on Jewish themes, Yiddish theater songs and world premieres of recently discovered Jewish compositions by Leonard Bernstein.…


For the Yomim Norayim
Cantor Stephen Robbins
Cantor Lisa Levine
Cantor Lawrence Fine and the Belsize Square Synagogue (London) Choir
Cheif Cantor Shmuel Barzilai and the Vienna Choir Boy’s
with compositions by Salomon Sulzer

There are 9 1/2 hours of music now with more to come….
Visit us during the day for some beautiful music of the High Holidays
I will continue to update the station over the next several weeks, removing
selichot services after selichot to make room for Yom Kippur music.
Eventually there will be 15 hours of music. Once at that point, I will
change the playlist from CD mode, to a shuffle so there will be a variety of
Cantors during each hour of programing.

Rabbi Winston Weilheimer

David Chevan on Radio

David Chevan of the Afro-Semitic Experience will be giving two radio interviews that can also be heard via the internet. The first interview will be on WPKN 89.5 FM in Bridgeport at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9 on Phil Bowler’s Jazz Explorations show. The second interview will be on WLIU 88.3 in Southampton, Long Island, between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. the next morning on Thursday, June 10, 2004.

“On the Paths:

The new CD by Rebecca Kaplan and Pete Rushefsky, “On the Paths:
Yiddish songs with Tsimbl”, will be featured on the musical
presentation this week on the Yiddish Forward radio hour, WMCA 570
AM, Sat. nite 9:00 PM, May 1. you can download it a couple of days
later at , click “click programs”.

SAFAM FEST on 24/7 Radio

THE ENTIRE SAFAM COLLECTION consisting of OVER 7 HOURS OF GREAT MUSIC by Safam, the music group from Boston can be heard 24/7 on a special online broadcast on NUASACH INTERNET RADIO NETWORK, hosted by LIVE365.COM. This is the largest and oldest 24/7 internet radio dedicated solely to Jewish music. TUNE in at:

(If you are not a member of live365, you will have to register to
listen…its free. Once signed up, live365 will test your
connection speed and you will be asked if you want to download the
live365 player. it is a small program and the best way to listen to
live365 stations.)

Rabbi Winston Weilheimer, Owner, Host

“Sunday Simcha”

Gail Wartell and Michael Atleson are alternate hosts of “Sunday Simcha,” a fifteen-year-old Jewish music program airing every Sunday morning from 6:30 to 8:30 am on WMPG, Greater Portland Community Radio, 90.9 and 104.1 FM, also streaming live at Gail has been a host of the program for about 7 years. The program features an eclectic blend of Jewish music from across the diaspora, including traditional, sacred, Sephardic, Eastern European, folk, rock, and “cutting edge” jazz and klezmer. They also provide news and announcements for the Maine Jewish community and occasionally mix in a dose of Jewish humor. Gail and Michael can be reached at WMPG-FM, 96 Falmouth Street, Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300, or you may contact Michael via e-mail at

Morry Barak’s “Jewish Musical Diaspora” Radio Show

Morry Barak hosts a radio program called “Sounds of the Jewish Musical Diaspora”. It features Jewish music from every corner of the globe. Music recorded as far back as 1910 is aired. The show airs every Friday 12:30-2:00pm on 89.3 fm from Northwestern University, Evanston,Ill.
The web address: www. will access the net transmission. Spin Magazine called WNUR the 1# station on the web. The show reaches most of Chicago and it’s northern suburbs.