WHERE: USA_California

UCLA Concert “Traveling in Pairs”

Samuel Torjman Thomas (sax/oud) and Alon Nechustan (piano)

January 17, 2018. 7:30pm

The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music hosts a concert and reception, free and open to the public, at the UCLA Music Library. Dr. Torjman Thomas and Nechustan traverse a wide repertoire of Jewish music, extending and exploring new settings that bring a New York City sound to the fore.

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.


Neshama Carlebach Live!


May 3, 7PM
Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson in Concert
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
For further info please visit jewishwisdomandwellness.org

May 7, 7PM
Washington DC JCC
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neshama is honored to be opening the Washington Jewish Music
Festival Series with her band, Reverend Milton Vann, members of
The Glory to God Singers and special Guest Appearance by Josh
For further information please visit wjmf.org/neshamacarlebach

Dance Workshops with Steve Weintraub, March 17-19 2015

Dance in Berkeley, CA with Steve Weintraub!
Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 7:30pm, Steve Weintraub, Magician of Jewish Dance, presents three workshops:
Tuesday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Styles (Part 1). Dancing at a simkheh is not only a pleasure, it is also a
mitzveh and a gift to those celebrating. Learn to show off with the Bottle Dance, and be part of a Human Roulette Wheel and the Crushing Walls!

Wednesday, Make ‘Em Dance, for musicians and bands. Musicians will take turns dancing. Learn correct tempos and
feeling for each dance style. Improved playing guaranteed!

Thursday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Style (Part 2). It’s Yiddish barn dancing! Including the Jewish square dance called the sher, and a variety of other fun and social dances with ballroom roots.…

Rock & Roll Shabbat

Friday night, August 16th at 8:15pm
Rock & Roll Shabbat
Music of Hendrix, Stein, Fifty Shekels and the King featuring the Hazzanettes!!
And the Band—Justin Stein; Troy Dexter; Avi Sills and ZZ Cohen
(plus a sneak preview of our Beatles Shabbat coming up in December)

Temple Aliyah
6025 Valley Circle Blvd
Woodland Hills. Calif. 91367
818 346 3545 ext 105

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).…

Klezmer in Berkeley

Monday, August 20, 2012
6:00pm until 8:00pm in PDT
Saul’s Restaurant and Deli
1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94709

New York based Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch will join Dave Rosenfeld for a special klezmer Monday. Dmitri is not only an accomplished klezmer clarinetist, but also a composer, Yiddish singer, and has earned a PhD studying eastern European Jewish music. Dmitri performs extensively in New York, but tonight is a rare chance to catch him on the West Coast. Preview some of his music here:


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
http://www.maticenter.com/ and tickets are $30 at the door.

Veretski Pass and Choral Music in CA

San Francisco: Sat, Mar 17, 8 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St.
Click here to buy online at brownpapertickets.com

Oakland: Sun, Mar 18, 4 PM
Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St.
Click here to buy online at brownpapertickets.com

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.…

Veretski Pass with Benjy Fox Rosen Trio

Veretski Pass is joined by the perky Benjy Fox Rosen Trio , (Michael Winograd, Pat Farrell and Benjy), for a dance party extraordinaire at
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, California 94702
Doors at 7:00 pm
Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm with Dave Rosenfeld
Show at 8:30 pm, $10

Sweat it to 2 generations of great dance players!

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali
Thursday December 22, 2011 9 PM
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft, downtown Berkeley
$15-$30 suggested donation
no one turned away for lack of funds
co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia

Light Chanukah candles (bring your own Chanukiah), nosh, and dance to klezmer brass and then Turkish-Romani/Bulgarian music by Orkestar Bez Sali. Celebratory ferments by Max Cadji & other delectables by Shayna Marmar (of Honeypie Cooking).

Klezmer Brass
Mike Perlmutter – alto saxophone/clarinet
Noah Levitt – trumpet
Peter Bonos – euphonium
Andrew Cohen – helicon
Sean Tergis – percussion
Aharon Boltsa – percussion

Master Klezmer Class with Clarinetist David Krakauer

Master Klezmer Class with Clarinetist David Krakauer
Monday, November 14, 7:00-10:00pm
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley.

7:00-8:00pm: Lecture/demo by internationally-acclaimed klezmer and classical clarinetist David Krakauer, who will demonstrate klezmer technique and share personal stories and insights prior to the hands-on portion of the workshop.

8:00-10:00pm: Master class for “high intermediate to professional level” musicians. Participants will play (alone or with a pre-formed group) and will receive constructive feedback and coaching.

Registration fee:
* Individuals who play for Mr. Krakauer: $50/person
* Groups that play: $35/person
* Listeners (“auditors”): $20/person.
A limited number of reduced price scholarships will be available. Inquire at info[at]klezcalifornia.org.
Registration process:
Please reserve your space via phone (415.789.7679) or email (info[at]klezcalifornia.org). Tell us your name, email, and telephone and whether you will listen only OR play a solo OR play with a group of a specific number of people.…

Soul of Spain

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 PM
World Festival of Sacred Music in LA presents:
The Soul of Spain
Sephardic Jewish music meets Gypsy Flamenco

Oscar-winning composer and oud master Yuval Ron leads a fiery evening of music and dance, bringing gypsy flamenco and Sephardic Jewish traditions from Andalusia to Santa Monica and the Westside. The 499-seat Broad comes alive with spinning flamenco dancers, undulating belly dancers, passionate singing, and the lightning- fast fingers of Spanish guitar – a night of musical virtuosity in an intimate setting. Featuring gypsy flamenco singer Jesus Montoya, dancer Briseyda Zarate, guitarist Jose Tanaka and the Yuval Ron Ensemble:

Maya Haddi – vocals, Norik Manoukian – woodwind, Jamie Papish – percussion, David Martinelly – percussion, Maya Karasso – Middle Eastern dance, Yuval Ron – oud and artistic director

Location: Broad Stage: 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Admission: $47 – $75 Broad Stage members receive 10% off their order.…

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.…

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.…

Cantor Unplugged

Saturday, January 29 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
290 Dolores St. (corner of 16th & Dolores)
San Francisco, CA

Join Cantor Sharon Bernstein and friends Carolyn Reiser, Cantor Leigh Korn, and Henry Carrey, as she throws off her cantorial persona and wanders through the (American) (Jewish) (Gay) songbook.

$10 members; $15 non-members; children 12 and under free
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav 415/861-6932

Klezmer en Buenos Aires

Klezmer Buenos Aires
Part of Klez California Fall Festival
Saturday, November 14, 2009
JCC San Francisco, CA
The Lerner Moguilevsky Duo has been wowing audiences around the world for over a decade, playing with an intensity and originality that makes believers of everyone who hears them. This is klezmer mixed with hints of tango and other Latin American rhythms. Fabulous! Public $35, JCC members $32, students $30.

Tickets at www.jccsf.org/arts, 415/292-1233 or in person at the JCCSF box office.
Stop by KlezCalifornia’s information table!

Solo Piano Concert by Lilia Valitova

Lilia Valitova, will perform the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy;
piano compositions based on Jewish folk and liturgical melodies; and newly composed
original Baha i-inspired piano songs. The event will take place on Saturday,
November 21, at 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley (in
Kensington) , One Lawson Road, Kensington CA 94707. Adult general admission, $18;
children 13 and under, free. CDs will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble in Berkeley

The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, a groundbreaking new
music ensemble led by classical and film composer Jack Curtis
Dubowsky, combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware,
composed material and structured improvisation. The Ensemble
treats analog synth as a rare and unpredictable performance
instrument. The Ensemble’s contemporary electroacoustic
music, abstract, calm, spacious, free form, and transcendental,
is performed and recorded live with no overdubs or sequencing.

VENUE: Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
One Block from UC Berkeley Campus. 15 minute walk from
Telephone: 510 549 3864
TICKETS: $12 general, $8 students/seniors/disabled
(suggested donation)
No one turned away for lack of funds.
BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door.
EVENT WEBSITE: www.trinitychamberconcerts.com

Sway Machinery’s Musical Extravaganza “Hidden Melodies Revealed: A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah”

The Night Before Rosh Hashonah…..
September 17th at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple
“The Sway Machinery Makes The Ancient Modern And The Mythological Real”
– Village Voice

On the heels of their successful New York
City events in 2007 and 2008, JDub Records Presents America’s only indie
rock/Jewish cantorial music group, The Sway Machinery
bringing one of the most unique celebrations of the Jewish new year “Hidden Melodies
Revealed – a Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah”
to Los Angeles for 2009.
This multi-media concert event celebrates Rosh Hashanah in a presentation
that is part ritual, part rock concert. The performance is scheduled for
the night before Rosh Hashanah, on September 17. “Hidden Melodies Revealed”
will also include storytelling and compelling animated films.

The event will take place at 9:00pm

at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple
3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
and admission is free.…

Zalmen Mlotek with Adrienne Cooper in Ghetto Tango

Friday in Encino, CA
Ghetto Tango
Friday, January 16, 2008
8:00 p.m. in Lopaty Chapel
Led by Cantor Herschel Fox
Kabbalat Shabbat & Festive Oneg
Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek
In the Jewish ghettos of Poland and Lithuania during World War II, a world of
dislocation, terror and death, cabaret music thrived. Jewish audiences gathered
in makeshift clubs and theaters to hear newly-created Yiddish songs, rooted in
Jewish folk and liturgical music as well as European operetta, American ragtime
and Argentine tango. .Jewish performers tuned these cosmopolitan songs in a
local key: satirical and elegiac, political and personal, angry and heartsick.
Together they created something rare, scarcely conceivable: art at the edge
of the abyss.

From Italy to Broadway in SF

Sharon Bernstein and pianist Jonathan Schwartz will perform a concert
“From Italy to Broadway” on Thursday, December 11 at 7:30pm.
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco
Start Time: Thursday, December 11 at 7:30pm
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA

A program by Jewish composers of art songs and standards, with pianist Jonathan Schwartz: sonnets from Dante’s “La Vita Nova” set by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Emily Dickenson poems set by Aaron Copland, Ladino folk songs set by Alberto Hemsi, and Broadway tunes by Kurt Weill, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and, of course, Leonard Bernstein.

A Test of Faith

A Test of Faith, a One-Act Opera
Erev Shabbat
Friday, November 21st, 2008 – 8:00 PM
Free to the Public
Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA

“Test of Faith” is an award-winning one-act opera based on of the
Bible’s most dramatic stories, the story of the Akedah, the
near-sacrifice of Isaac. Renowned opera stars Jonathan Mack and Ron
will take the roles of God and Abraham; Jonathan Zur is Isaac.
Lawrence Goldberg, the composer, will conduct.

Following the performance, Rabbi Edward Feinstein, Senior Rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom,
will engage the composer and the performers in a discussion of the opera
and the story of the Akedah, and its impact on world religions.

The Lost Soul of Spain. Music and Dance of the Sephardic Jews

The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring two stunning guest performers:
Israeli-Tunisian singer Smadar Levi and Israeli-Moroccan dancer Maya
. With Jamie Papish- Percussion, David Martinelli- Percussion,
Norik Manoukian – Woodwinds, Vergine Alumyan – Kanoun, Carolyne
Aycaguer – Harmonium.

Where: Brentwood Presbyterian Church.
12000 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

When: Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 7 PM
Tix: $20 at the door.
Info: info@yuvalronmusic.com or Calendar page at www.yuvalronmusic.com
tel: (818) 505-1355

Oscar winning composer. World music producer and artist Yuval Ron
(Oud and Saz) presents a preview concert of the music, his
international ensemble will perform for the King of Morocco, at the
International Sacred Music of Fez in June 2009. The program will
feature Hebrew and Ladino songs from Morocco, Andalusia, Bosnia, and

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat

Imagine – a week long, all day and all night, music and dance with
master musicians and dancers in a magical red wood forest:

August 17 – 24, 2008

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Yuval Ron
Naser Musa
Souhail Caspar
Dror Sinai
and many more world music artists of Middle Eastern music and dance.

Location: Mendocino, CA
Registration and more information: http://www.middleeastcamp.com/


HOT, HIP AND HEYMISH with the Queen of Yiddish Soul

Congregation Sinai presents
Piano Accompaniment byGRANT STURIALE
Sunday, February 24th
at 2:00 PM
at Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Avenue in San Jose, California

Join Tony Award Nominee Eleanor Reissa for a celebration of the vitality of Yiddish
music and humor. You don’t need to understand Yiddish to appreciate the joy and
warmth of this unique soulful language. The show seamlessly blends passionate folk
songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theater, and stirring expressions of love,
piousness, and protest.

Tickets are only $36.00 $25.00 for Seniors 65 and over $18.00 for Kids 18.00 and
under $75.00 for Supporters (includes a CD and preferred seating) $500.00 for Patrons
(includes a CD, preferred seating, and a party at the home of Maureen Ellenberg
with a performance by Miss Reissa in a warm, intimate setting)
For reservations please call
(408) 264-8542

– Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of Fiddler on The Roof

– 1010 WINS Radio

-The New York Daily News…

Israeli Extravaganza in San Francisco

Saturday, February 9th 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea
625 Brotherhood Way,
near Highway 280 and Lake Merced,
San Francisco 94132-2992

Enjoy live Israeli folk music with Achi Ben Shalom, leader of the band Adama, who is
also musical director of the Nigunim choral ensemble and the East Bay Jewish Folk
Chorus. Guided Israeli folk dance instruction will be provided by Bruce Bierman,
artistic director of the Jewish Dance Theatre. Lyrics to the songs in the first set
will be projected onto a screen so non-dancers can sing along if they like.

In the second music set, experience the new sound of young Israeli music as
performed by the popular Israeli Band Kol Creation, with Lior Ben-Hur and Yaniv

A Time for Peace in LA

What: A Time for Peace – An Inspirational evening of sacred Sufi
music from the Turkish and Pakistani traditions and devotional
music from the Moroccan-Jewish and Yemenite-Jewish music

Who: The Yuval Ron Ensemble, featuring Najwa Gibran, vocal
soloist, with appearance by Whirling Dervish of the Melevi
Order- Aziz.

Where: Islamic Center of Southern California 434 S. Vermont
Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021. The Location of the Concert is a
sacred space! The public is asked to attend dressed in a
manner, which is respectful and appropriate for a place of

When: Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:30pm

Money: tickets are $20 at the door, no advanced sales.

Info: Tel: 310-415-6747 info@yuvalronmusic.com or Calendar
page at www.yuvalronmusic.com

Southern California Choral Symposium and Concert

Micael Isaacson
Sunday, March 9th, 2008
Symposium: 3:00 p.m.
Concert: 7:00 p.m.

Presentations and discussion by leading Los Angeles scholars and clergy exploring
the significance of Angels in contemporary civilization – followed by a concert
featuring music inspired by Angels through the ages.

The evening Concert (7:00 p.m.) conducted by Dr. Nick Strimple, Director of Music at
BHPC and member of the faculty of The Thornton School of Music at the University of
Southern California, will feature the Choral Society of Southern California, the LA
Zimriyah Chorale and the BHPC Chancel Choir. Noted vocal soloists include baritone
Cale Olson, mezzo-soprano Catherine Cooper, and Cantor Ira Bigeleisen. Music for the
extraordinary evening are works inspired by Angels in classical and contemporary
compositions by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Rothblum, Isaacson and Strimple.…

Three Hip Performers and One Timeless Culture

On Saturday, January 19, 2008, 8 PM, at Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, three
acclaimed klezmer musicians in a rare West Coast appearance, Michael Alpert (Brave
Old World) and the Strauss/Warschauer Duo will entertain with great music and
share their experiences of rekindling Yiddish creativity in the Old Country and
Sharing the spotlight will be Sinai’s own Cantor Arianne Brown and a special guest
from Warsaw, Daniel Strehlau, award-winning filmmaker and founding director of the
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (which recently had its 5th Edition).
Enjoy this unique evening of beautiful music and stimulating
General Admission: $18; CIYCL Members: $15; Students: $8
Seating Limited. Reservations recommended at 310-745-1190 or
Venue Address: Sinai Temple, Kohn Chapel, 10400 Wilshire Blvd. (at Beverly Glen),
Los Angeles.…

Yuval Ron Music Coming up in California

Yuval Ron Ensemble writes about some upcoming shows:

Saturday, October 27 2007 two shows: 1:45 – 2:30PM 4:00 – 4:45 PM
The Getty Villa
Yuval Ron
Oud Prayers – Sacred and Folk Music of the Middle East
with percussionist Jamie Papish
Location: Inner Peristyle at the Getty Villa in Malibu 17985 Pacific
Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, California 90272
Reservations and information: Call (310) 440-7300

Saturday, November 3, 2007
The Wechsberg Educational Foundation of Congregation Ner Tamid
A Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Concert ” A Musical Odyssey”
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Admission: For tickets contact Ticket Alternatives at
www.ticketalternative.com or call (877) 725-8849

Yuval Ron with LA Jewish Symphony

See the Yuval Ron Ensemble performing with a FULL SYMPHONY and
dancers in a spectacular production under the stars!
East meets West: A Special Concert of The Yuval Ron Ensemble with
the LA Jewish Symphony

Conductor: Dr. Noreen Green

The Ensemble will perform (in the second half of the program only!)
traditional songs of the Middle East and Andalusia with new symphonic
arrangements by Yuval Ron plus Canciones Sefardi – a symphonic work
by Yuval Ron based on Andalusi songs of Morocco and…… the first
public performance of a symphonic medley from the Oscar winner film
“West Bank Story”.


singers Maya Haddi and Barak Marshall, guitarist Kenton Youngstrom
and dancers Maya Karasso and Melanie Kareem

Please note: the concert at the Ford will be taped for future
broadcast on TV channel 36!…

A Tribute to John Rauch

This Sunday June 10th 2007 at 3:00pm
Yuval Ron Music and the Center for Jewish Creativity present
In Memoriam:
A Tribute to John Rauch
The late President of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity

with the artists:
Russel Steinberg, Vanessa Paloma, Sam Glaser, Yuval Ron Ensemble,
Nabil Azzam, Stephen Macht, Sha-Rone Kushnir, Yehuda Hyman, Ofer Ben-Amots, Yale Storm, Elizabeth
Schwartz, Stacie Chaiken and Bryna Weiss
Artistic Director: Yuval Ron

Script: Yehuda Hyman
Art exhibition curator: Peter Handwerker
Event Producer: Kerry Cobuccio
Sound: Sean Faye-Cullen
Produced by Yuval Ron Music (www.yuvalronmusic.com)

Where: Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Admission: A suggested minimum donation of $15.00 – All proceeds
benefit the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Keep art alive.
Info and advance tickets: by phone at.: (323) 658-5824 Or email at:
Up Coming events:
July 15 – Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood: The Yuval Ron Ensemble with
a symphony orchestra:

Klezmer on the Bay Dinner Cruise

Sunday, June 10th
Join fellow Klezmer lovers for an unforgettable evening of music, dinner and dancing
onboard the beautiful Royal Prince ferry. Price includes kosher-style dinner, cruise,
entertainment and first drink.
The ferry boards from two locations: Sausalito passengers board at Golden Gate Ferry
at 5:45 pm (return at approx. 8:15pm).
All other passengers board at Pier 43 1/2
in San Francisco at 6:45 (return at approx 9 pm).
Details here http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=u6di84bab.0.eovx84bab.c7ol6vbab.714&ts=S0254&p=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fysr7fe,
or call (650) 212-PJCC (7522)

Klezmer, Music with Soul in Santa Rosa

“Klezmer, Music with Soul” — Concert and Dance Party, May 27th

Absolute Music
Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia, The Red Hot Chachkas and Bruce Bierman (Yiddish
dance teacher) will be presenting their program, “Klezmer, Music with Soul” in Santa
Led by Julie Egger and comprised of multi-talented performers on violin, clarinet,
mandolin, accordion, bass, and drums, the group plays traditional Eastern European
dance tunes, ranging from frenzied to tranquil tantsn (dances), plus original compositions
and improvisions building on the klezmer tradition.

Absolute Music
the Friedman Center brings master musicians and presents classical, jazz, folk and
klezmer music to the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County.

The Friedman Center
4676 Mayette, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
May 27th, 2:00 – 4:00pm ~ Tickets: $15

Honoring John Rauch in LA

What: An Afternoon of Joyous Musical Celebration honoring the life and
creative vision of John H. Rauch

Who: Ofer Ben-Amots, Nabil Azzam, Stacie Chaiken, Sam Glaser, Yehuda
Sha-Rone Kushner, Stephen Macht, Vanessa Paloma, Yuval Ron Ensemble,
Russell Steinberg, Yael Strom, Bryna Weiss
Where: Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
When: Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 3:00 PM

Admission: A suggested minimum donation of $15.00.
All proceeds benefit the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity.
Keep art alive.

Info: contact C.J.C.C by phone at.: (323) 658-5824
Or email us at: mtarbut@jewishcreativity.org

VIKLARBO Chamber Ensemble

TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Valley Beth Shalom
ADDRESS: 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino 91436
WEBSITE: www.jmcla.org
The Jewish Music Commission of LA presents the elite Los Angeles-based VIKLARBO
Chamber Ensemble in a program that includes new American Jewish music by David
Lefkowitz and Maria Newman. Both of these young Los Angeles-based musicians are in
great demand as composers, performers and educators. Also on the evening program are
works by Leonard Bernstein and Robert Schumann.

The ensemble features Maria Newman, Violin; Scott Hosfeld, Viola; Sebastian
Toettcher, cello; Wendy Prober, piano; and Amanda Walker, clarinet.

Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. For reservations and information, call
Valley Beth Shalom (818) 788-6000 or E-mail jmcla@socal.rr.com

22nd Jewish Music Festival California around the San Francisco Bay Area

Wow. What a a lineup of artists… Wish I was there! Soooo!! you WestCoasters will have a great time…because you can be there… if you’re anywhere near San Francisco, you will not want to miss this incredible group of artists. –JMWC


The 22nd Jewish Music Festival is almost here. It’s being held around the San Francisco Bay Area

This year’s Festival will be held from March 8-25 and feature concerts throughout the Bay Area. Performers include Aires de Sefarad; Michael Alpert; Peter Apfelbaum; Avi Avital; Steven Bernstein; Dan Cantrell; Kitka; Klezmer Buenos Aires; Pharaoh’s Daughter and more!

Lorin Sklamberg in California in Feburary

Lorin Sklamberg
Monday February 12 at 8pm
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 North Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
Solo show!

Thursday February 15 at 8pm
Red Yiddish Salon
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Informal talk about the YIVO Sound Archives and the Klezmatics with
recorded and live music.

Saturday February 17 7:30pm
Acoustic Music San Diego
4650 Mansfield Street
San Diego, CA 92116
Solo show!

Sunday February 18 at 10am
Congregation Shaarei Torah
550 South Second Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
Solo show!

For updates, go to www.myspace.com/lorinsklamberg

Just Put it on Your Calendar Now: KlezCalifornia in January, 2007

Coming soon in San Francisco:
KlezCalifornia at the JCCSF
Saturday, January 6th, 2007 · 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Concert with the award-winning
European band BUDOWITZ
Dancing taught by MICHAEL ALPERT
Sunday, January 7th, 2007 · 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
A full day of participatory workshops
Learn the klezmer style (all instruments, levels) with BUDOWITZ musicicans
Dancing taught by MICHAEL ALPERT
Yiddish theater, language, literature, songs, history, and crafts
Special programs for teens and youth

Tickets will be available at JCCSF Box Office
415-292.1233 or jccsf.org/arts

Beverly Hills Concert Music and the Holocaust: Survival, Resistance and Response

“Music and the Holocaust: Survival, Resistance and Response” is a concert of
rarely heard music composed in hiding, before deportation, and in Nazi concentration
camps and ghettos.

The Concert features Choral Society of Southern California, Los Angeles Zimriyah
, USC Thornton School of Music Chamber Choir and student soloists, members of
the Los Angeles Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble ( la vie ), Cantor David Cane, and recordings made in the camps. The program will include works from various composers
in hiding, concentration camps and ghettos, including:

Cantor David Cane’s performance of songs he was forced to sing in Auschwitz.

— A Jewish composer’s eight-minute choral work, written in the Kreuzburg Civilian
Internment Camp as a gift to Christian inmates who protected him and several other
Jewish inmates.…

Trios from Terezin in San Francisco

Performed by The Bridge Players
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-3327 ext. 703

Terezin, the “model concentration camp” established by the Nazis outside Prague,
became for a short time the meeting place for many of Europe’s finest musicians.
Violinist Randall Weiss will be joined by cellist Victoria Ehrlich and violist
Natalia Vershilova in performing string trios and duos by Gideon Klein, Hans Krasa,
and Zikmund Schul.

Save the Date–Trios from Terezin

Trios from Terezin
Performed by The Bridge Players
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-3327 ext. 703

Terezin, the “model concentration camp” established by the Nazis outside Prague,
became for a short time the meeting place for many of Europe’s finest musicians.
Violinist Randall Weiss will be joined by cellist Victoria Ehrlich and violist
Natalia Vershilova in performing string trios and duos by Gideon Klein, Hans Krasa,
and Zikmund Schul.

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and More

Three upcoming events for folks in California are coming up with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony at the center of things. Starting next weekend is Event No. 1:

Shirat Hayam — Song of the Sea
A fundraiser for the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue.
Saturday, May 13, 2006, 8:00 PM

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue
24855 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA

An extraordinary event in our new synagogue featuring Cantor Marcelo Gindlin, Cantor
Mariana Gindlin & the MJC&S Choir in concert with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
conducted by Dr. Noreen Green. Dessert reception to follow.

For tickets, call (310) 456-2178
General Admission $65; Sponsorship $1,800 and $1,000

San Diego Jewish Music Festival

The 7th Annual Jewish Music Festival will take place in San Diego, California throughout the month of May.
Violinist Zina Schiff in Recital: Music Played in Terezin, Monday, May 15, 7:30pm
Varian Fry Assignment: Rescue, May 15–June 4
FATHOM: The Body as Universe, Partner’s Celebration Performance, Thursday, May 18 @ the Stephen and Mary Birch North Park Theatre
Celebrating Shostakovich, Celebrating Shostakovich Wednesday, May 24, 7:30pm
Danny Maseng: Wasting Time with Harry Davidowitz, Saturday, May 27, 8:00pm
Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Cuarteto Latinoamericano Tuesday, May 30, 7:30pm
Klezmer in the Park at the Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, Thursday, June 22, 6:15pm
For more information, visit the festival website at http://sdcjc.lfjcc.org/sdjmf/2006/

Let My People Sing

April 4-16, 2006. Los Angeles, California.
For nine days Los Angeles will gather to rejoice in the glory of Passover, the “Festival of Freedom.” The latest brainchild of celebrated musician/producer Craig Taubman, and sponsored by major Los Angeles area Jewish Organizations, Let My People Sing will run through the Passover week holiday at venues throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. For more information about performers and venues visist www.letmypeoplesing.com


MARCH 4-26, 2006!
Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or
Concerts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
Group, Senior and Student Discounts available

Opening Night March 4th for a rare Bay Area appearance of the heroically nutty,
genre-bending NEW ORLEANS KLEZMER ALLSTARS, New Orleans’ top world music band.
Of Special Interest:

FROM ISTANBUL TO JERUSALEM: 3/19 – Direct from Turkey- Yahudice: Sephardic
music from an ensemble of Turkey’s finest musicians with Israeli Ladino
singer Hadass Pal-Yarden. Thrust Stage/ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Other Highlights:

I-TAL-YA: 3/5 – Italian Jewish music and song with Francesco Spagnolo,
Sharon Jan Bernstein and Michael Alpert, of Brave Old World

BAGELS AND BONGOS: 3/11- Septeto Rodriguez and special guest Irving Fields
in a riotous fusion of Havana, Harlem and the Catskills

TRADITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS: 3/12 – Cantors Alberto Mizrahi and Jack
, with pianists Anthony Coleman, Tova Morcos and others

JEWISH FRINGES: 3/16 – World premieres of New Music by top Bay Area
composers: Paul Dresher, Daniel David Feinsmith, Amy X Neuburg and John Schott

BEYLE SCHAECHTER-GOTTESMAN 3/23 – America’s leading Yiddish poet and
songwriter, honored this year by the NEA as a national treasure

THREE YIDDISH DIVAS 3/25 – Joanne Borts, Theresa Tova and Adrienne Cooper
pour passion and artistry into Yiddish jazz, cabaret and theater songs.…

Duo46 perform Aires de Sefarad in San Rafael

Violinist Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould and guitarist Dr. Matt Gould, better
known as Duo46,will perform “Aires de Sefarad” by award winning compsoer Jorge
on Saturday ,February 4, 2006 at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael
California .The 46 Sephardic song cycle, about an hour of of music, is based on
500 year old Jewish folk Music from the Mediterranean. The concert will begin
at 8:00pm with remarks by the composer. For tickets call (415) 444-8000 or
visit http://www.marinjcc.org/ For information about the artists ,visit website

Art of Yiddish song and dance in LA

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo will be teaching Yiddish song and Yiddish dance classes and performing in LA all next week (starting this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005), as part of “The Art of Yiddish.”

Heroes of the Yiddish World:
Knights, Mystics, Partisans & Scribes
December 18 – 24, 2005

A joyful and enriching opportunity to connect with a global legacy.
No previous knowledge of Yiddish needed.

Presented by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language (CIYCL)
in association with Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

For details visit www.yiddishinstitute.org, call 310-745-1190,
or email miriam@yiddishinstitute.org

Visit the Strauss/Warschauer Duo’s website: www.klezmerduo.com

A One-Woman Show with Sylvie Braitman

A Story of Reconciliation Between Generations touched by the Holocaust. In honor of Daniel Pearl. Interweaving stories, theater, and Yiddish, Hebrew, French and Russian songs, Bay Area mezzo-soprano Sylvie Braitman presents a unique show based
on her father’s story of survival during the Holocaust. Through acting, music and humor, she has created a powerful vehicle for transgenerational healing.

The concert will take place Sunday, October 9, 2005, 4 – 6 pm at the
Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, in association with the 21st Jewish Music Festival.
Please call 510-848-0237 or
visit www.brjcc.org for more information. Admission is $12.

The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles & Spaceland Productions
The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson
Monday, April 4 at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM)
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd. (between Vermont and Edgemont)
Hollywood, CA 90027
General Admission: $25

Only in America could Jewish slaves in Egypt inspire White
Southern Christians who in turn stirred Black Christians to sing
about emancipation who in turn inspired an African-American
Jewish gospel singer named Joshua Nelson.

The Klezmatics, known for their unique blend of
melodic mysticism and improvisational activism, have once again
turned their music inside out, exposing the complexity of
Jewish identity, Black identity, and human identity.
Brother Moses Smote the Water, their March 2005
release on Piranha Musik (distributed by Harmonia Mundi),
teams them with Nelson and jazz singer/organist Kathryn

20th Annual Jewish Music Festival Berkeley California

March 19- April 3, 2005
The largest festival of Jewish music in the US celebrates its landmark
anniversary in Berkeley, San Francisco and Marin. Highlights include
members of Israel’s East West Ensemble with the Omar Faruk Tekbilek
, Theodore Bikel with Hankus Netsky, the Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson, Community Music Day with an Instrument Petting Zoo, Hebrew hip-hop, and workshops for all ages; Judith Cohen, a leading scholar of Sephardic music, and Emil Zrihan, an extraordinary Israeli counter-tenor and cantor of the Moroccan tradition in a sneak preview of a new work with America’s leading, San Francisco based new music string quartet.
Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center…

Second Annual Interfaith Symposium of Music

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Join the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles and the Beverly Hills
Presbyterian Church on November 7 2004 at the second annual city-wide interfaith symposium devoted to music. This year the Workshop (3:00 p.m) will explore the role of the Psalms, a fertile source of spiritual and cultural
inspiration in the Jewish, Protestant and Catholic faiths with presentations
and panel discussions by leading Los Angeles clergy, scholars and composers.
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Registration is required for the 3:00 p.m. Workshop and seating reservations
are highly recommended for the 7:30 p.m. Concert. For more information, call
310.271.5194 or visit www.jmcla.org… more info…


The faculty is now announced for the KLEZ CALIFORNIA program in June, including: Stu Brotman | Adrienne Cooper | Corey Fisher | Josh Horowitz | Peter Jacques | Eli Katz | Kevin Mummey | Steve Saxon | Naomi Seidman | Cookie Segelstein | Claire Sherman | Deborah Strauss | Gerry Tenney | Harvey Varga | Jeff Warschauer | Steve Weintraub.
June 20th to the 25th, 2004
Info: 415-789-7679

Jerusalem Lyric Trio performs Denburg World Premiere

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles presents The Jerusalem Lyric Trio
in their World Premiere performance of Moshe Denburg�s �In the End of Days�,
(B�Aharit Hayamim). This piece was made possible by a grant from the Canada
Council for the Arts.

WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2004
7:30 PM

WHERE:Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Boulevard,
Encino, CA 91436

Tickets $20. Call (818) 788-6000.
More info…


Linda Yelnick runs an agency that books Jewish musicians and comedians. It’s called GIGZ and operates from 520 South El Camino Real, Suite 320,
San Mateo CA 94402. She is open to representing more artists. For more information….
Phone/Fax 650 692.1763