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Women Cantor’s Network 25th Annual Conference

The Women Cantor’s Network will hold its annual conference and 25th year celebration at Congregation
Beth El in Sudbury, MA from Sunday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 13, 2007.
All women cantors, cantorial soloists, service leaders, cantorial
students, educators and women who have a strong interest in synagogue
music are welcomed. This year’s conference theme is “Even Higher: The
Cantor as Spiritual Leader through Life’s Rhythms and Rituals” and will
include a performance of the acclaimed play, the “The Mikveh
Monologues”, which is open to the public on Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.
at Beth El. Tickets may be purchased at 978-443-9622. The conference
will feature many of Boston’s most renowned Jewish scholars, rabbis and
musicians. Conference registration is $190 before May 7th and $225 by
June 3rd.…

Jews and Blues at JCC in Newton, MA

Jews and Blues at JCC
Saturday, January 27, 8:00 pm, and Sunday,
January 28, 2:00 pm: “Jews and Blues,”
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center,
You might feel the JCC shake, rattle, ‘n’ roll when Artistic
Director Joshua Jacobson and Zamir, in
collaboration with Nathaniel Stringfield and
his band, HouseK’wake, team up this
weekend. The program includes individual sets by
each group and a not-to-be-missed joint set
showcasing Jewish and African-American music—
swing, jazz, folk, gospel, reggae, and blues. For more
information, go to LSJCC
or call the JCC Box Office at

Veretski Pass in Connecticut

Branford Folk Music Society
Veretski Pass Jan. 20, 2007

Playing in an unbound, energetic “village style”, the trio Veretski Pass
presents a concert of historical klezmer music of Eastern Europe; pre WWII
melodies from Ukraine, Carpathian-Ruthenia, Bessarabia and Rumania played
violin, accordion tsimbl, basy and baraban. With unique arrangements and
compositions, this group of veterans carries on the ancient tradition of
musicians, playing music of all kinds, but with a recognizably Jewish

Branford Folk Coffeehouse
First Congregational Church of Branford
1009 Main Street, Branford, CT
Admission: $15 nonmembers, $13 members, $3 children

A Tickle in the Heart at MFA

A Tickle in the Heart
Thursday, January 11, 6:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Part of the Series, “Swiss Films with Rhythm”
Tickets: $9 general admission; $8 for memberes of The Boston Jewish Film
Festival, the MFA, students, and seniors
On Sale at MFA Box Office Only (Please call the Box Office at 617 369 3306
for advance ticket orders.)

A Tickle in the Heart
Director: Stefan Schwietert
Country: Germany, Switzerland, released 1996
Duration: 90 min., Video
Language: English, Yiddish
w/subtitles Film image
The Epstein Brothers were the kings of klezmer, the traditional music of
Eastern European Jewry, for more than 60 years. Beginning in the 1930s,
they played their joyous, sentimental blend of tangos, horas, Russian folk
dances and Gypsy drinking songs throughout New York.…

Afro-Semitic Experience in Boston

The Afro-Semitic Experience is making its Boston debut this Wednesday,
October 11 at 6:30 p.m. They will be playing at Cathedral High School, 74 Union Park Street, Boston.

At 2:30 Baba Coleman and Babafemi Alvin Carter, Jr. will be presenting a
drumming workshop for the students and then at 6:30 will be the

Joining this concert will be special guests Art Blakey,
alumnus Kalim Zarif on piano (Warren is in Nepal!!) and Paradox Trio’s very
own Matt Darriau on clarinet and sax. Admission is free, but seating is
limited. For more info please call 617-542-2325.

Tell your friends and invite them to join in, as this is a low key (but hi-energy) event.

di bostoner klezmer around for the holidays

Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 P.M. at the Stoughton Public Library.
Join “di bostoner klezmer” for a free, freylekh concert on Boston’s
South Shore. Accordionist Matt Wulf’s original pieces will be
featured, along with a new Terkisher by trombonist/melodicaist Brian Bender.
The library is located on 84 Park Street on the corner of Walnut
Street and Park Street (a.k.a. Route 27). For directions, call the library at
781-244-3711 or go to http://www.ocln.org/directions/STOUGHTON.html

Shabes October 14, 2006
Temple Emanuel in Worcester for a morning musical service starting at 9:30 A.M.
(address is 280 May Street, phone: 508-755-1257)

Motzi Shabes, October 14, 2006 in the evening – from about 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. – at the
always-lively service at Temple Beth Zion (Moshe Waldok’s shul) at 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline.…

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express, live in Somerville!!

Alicia Svigals, violin
With Mimi Rabson, violin
Jim Guttman, bass
Pete Rushefsky, tsimbl

Thursday Aug 3, 9 p.m.
Johnny D’s
17 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144, (617) 776-2004

Before the big klezmer bands of the new world arose with their brass and
drums, there were the archetypical Jewish orchestras of the old world, led by
the fiddle and bourne aloft by the otherworldy sounds of the harp-like
‘tsimbl’, or Jewish hammered dulcimer. Renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder
of the Klezmatics and one of the world’s foremost klezmer fiddlers, presents a program
of those ancient and ecstatic Jewish melodies, accompanied by the scene’s
top players on fiddle, tsimbl and string bass: Mimi Rabson, Pete Rushefsky and
Jim Guttman.


Brookline, MA–Sunday, July 9, 2006
7:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion (TBZ),
1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Advance tickets: $10
At the door: $12
For more info please contact Noam at nsender@styr.com
To purchase tickets in advance please call Eran at 617.216.4879 or email Eran_segev@yahoo.com

Traverse the deserts of the Middle East, the mountains of northern India, and the warm waters of the Mediterranean with Eliyahu Sills and his Qadim Ensemble. The group and their music bring ancient musical traditions to a contemporary audience, allowing for a musical dialogue between the different cultures. The group performs instrumental pieces as well as songs with words in Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Farsi and Ladino.

Qadim is a word found both in Hebrew and Arabic meaning “ancient past” and “that which precedes” as well as “forward movement” and “that which will come.” The band is aptly named as their ancient and timeless music bridges cultures from throughout the near east, such as Mizrakhi, Sephardic and Ashkenazi, with Arabic, Turkish, Persian and north Indian.…

Follow your Drummer. Habrera Hativeet in Boston

Habrera Hativeet, featuring Shlomo Bar
co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival and the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston (MFA)
If you’ve never seen this group, you owe yourself a treat next week. **Highly recommended** by JMWC.
So follow the drummer this summer on Sunday, June 18, 1PM, Remis Auditorium

Habrera Hativeet fuses together artists with authentic Sephardic,
African, Indian and Middle Eastern roots, time-honored songs from
Andalusian Spain, Yemen, and Morocco, Hasidic chants from Eastern
Europe, and contemporary Israeli poetry. Their music bridges time,
cultures, and mindsets in Israel and beyond. The group’s website can
be found at www.shlomobar.com

Tickets are $20 for MFA and Boston Jewish Film Festival members,
students, and seniors; $25 general admission. Front-of-house tickets
(guaranteed general admission seating within the first three rows) are
$25 discounted and $30 general admission.…

Songs of Social Consciousness

Helene Williams, soprano with Leonard Lehrman, piano and Charles Osborne, vocalist present Songs of Social Consciousness featuring the music of Lehrer, Lehrman, Blitzstein, the Berrymans and Mozart on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 11am at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Info 617-266-6710.

Psalmsensation: a multi-ethnic concert experience

The Zamir Chorale of Boston presents:
Psalmsensation: a multi-ethnic concert experience
Sunday, June 4, 2006, 7:30 pm, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge.
For tickets and program information: www.zamir.org
or call 617/244-6333

Once again, Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson has worked his
programming magic. From romantic to rhythmic, from ancient to contemporary, psalms
— like you’ve never heard them before! Join Zamir for a transcendent evening
of psalm settings from Israel, France, the U.S., Morocco, Syria, Turkey, Italy,
Brazil, and featuring a rousing medley from African-American gospel traditions.


Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30
At the Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline
TICKETS: WC Members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Non-members: $15 in
advance, $18 at the door.
For more information contact the Workmen’s Circle at
617-566-6281 or circle@workmenscircleboston.org

“Asefa” to appear in Malden

The First Church in Malden Concert Series presents “Asefa”
performing “Sacred Time, Sacred Sound: Music of the Sabbath.”

The Brooklyn-based trio “Asefa” performs music of the Jewish
diaspora, including traditional music of North Africa and Eastern
Europe and contemporary American and Israeli music. Their
astonishing multi-instrumental spectacle, including vocals, horn,
oud, saxophone, clarinet, bombard, upright bass, and hand
percussion, is a “must hear” for all ages.
The concert is Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 pm

The First Church in Malden, Congregational
184 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 324-3733


$10 donation

Fanny Mendelssohn’s music featured at New Center for Arts and Culture

The New Center for Arts and Culture in Boston is bringing to the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College the exhibit “The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and Their Salons”. As part of the season of interest in this subject a series of events in Music, Lectures, The creative Process and Films, and Jewish Identity will take place throughout the Fall in Boston. On Sunday September 25, 2005 at 3pm at the Boston College, Gasson 100 building will be a FREE concert of the music of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn. The concert features’s Felix Mendelssohn‘s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream for two pianos, and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel‘s Piano Trio in d minor, which is her masterpiece. For more information, call the music department at Boston College, 617-552-6004.…

Harold Shapero Honored by Lydian String Quartet and friends

Friday, April 29, 2005, 8:00 P.M.
The Center for Arts in Natick, MA, invites you to join the Lydian String
, Edwin Barker, double bass, and Marvin Wolfthal, piano, as they
honor composer Harold Shapero on his 85th birthday. The evening will
feature his Serenade in D for String Quintet, String Quartet, and String
Trio. Harold Shapero was a founding member of the Brandeis University music
department in 1951. He was director of the electronic music studio and
taught at Brandeis for 37 years. A birthday reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25. Those connected to Brandeis get a discount when ordering tickets: (508) 647-0097. Visiting the Nartick Arts website:
www.natickarts.org The Center for Arts in Natick is located at 14 Summer St.

Di bostoner klezmer Plus Kaplan and Rushefsky

Shed those winter blues at a lively concert on the first day of spring, Sunday, March 20, 2:30 P.M. at the intimate concert space at the Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St. in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA (617-876-6060)

In a double bill of dynamic klezmer music and Yiddish song, two
up-and-coming groups will present material from their new CDs.
Di bostoner klezmer is the dynamic trio which plays rarely-heard and newly composed music, including a suite for melodica written by Brian Bender. Their accordionist, Christina Crowder is a former member of the world-famous di naye kapelye. Hankus (Klezmer Conservatory Band) Netsky says the group “breathes new life into traditional, old-country klezmer!”

The acclaimed duo Kaplan and Rushefsky bring to life rarely heard gems of traditional and original Yiddish song accompanied by the tsimbl and balaban.…


El Mez de Hanukkah,The Month of Hanukkah!
Sunday Afternoon. NOVEMBER 21 at 3 PM
175 Temple Street, West Newton, Massachusetts
Directions: (http://templeshalom.org/directions.html)
$18.00 in advance by phone or email reservations
$25.00 at the door on day of concert

‘Oyfn Sheydveg’ & more

The release of, ‘Oyfn Sheydveg,’ a new CD by
the Boston-based KHEVRE is happening now.
To celebrate the new recording, Khevre will be playing a show in New York.
Sunday, October 24th.
Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College.
Admission is $10.
Opening, is comedian ‘Modi,’ who’s a riot.
You can pick up tickets by visiting the Colden box office, or by phone:
You can also visit: http://qcpages.qc.edu/Jewish_Studies/
michael winograd- reeds, flutes
dana sandler- vocals
eylem basaldi- violin
carmen staaf- piano, accordion
jorge roeder- bass
richie barshay- drums, percussion
For more information on KHEVRE, please read out latest review by Ari Davidow
at :
For our fans in boston, KHEVRE will be playing a Halloween show, with a
number of other bands. MORE INFO BELOW:…

SIMSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY Celebrates with Klezmer Music

as part of it’s celebration of the Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial
presents a
Celebration of Klezmer Music
with Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band
October 3, 2:00 PM
Family event
Free admission
Boy Scout Hall
Simsbury, Connecticut
Contact: Jackie Hemond
Jives98@hotmail.com. (860) 658-7663, (860) 658-6732 (fax)
Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band will be appearing at Boy Scout
Hall in Simsbury on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The concert will
be for families and will last about an hour.

NEFESH in Concert

Saturday, May 22nd at 8:30pm
Merryall Center for the Arts
Chapel Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776

Tickets $15 – for reservations, directions, etc., phone: 860-354-7264
or visit http://www.merryall.org/main.htm
“One of our biggest hits last season,this popular group specializing in
Israeli and Klezmer music connects with the audience through song,
instrumentals and poignant classics of Yiddish theater. Their beautiful songbird
delights audiences young and old.”


On Sunday May 23 at 7:00 p.m. Temple Sinai of Sharon, MA is “KOL B’SEDER and FRIENDS”, an evening of
unforgettable music featuring the duo “Shirav” (Rabbis David Paskin and
Menachem Creditor), Rabbi David Wolfman, Cantor Judith Seplowin, “The
Freilech Band” (oy, can they rock!) from Temple Isaiah of Lexington,
MA, with special guest Doug Cotler. Sharon is 10 minutes from I-95,
just a half hour south of Boston, and an easy drive from much of New
England. General admission tickets are $18 at the door ($15 in advance
if you call 781 784-6081). Reserved seating is available. All
proceeds will benefit Temple Sinai and the American Conference of

Full information is at web site:

di bostoner klezmer in central MA

Jacob Edwards Library, in Southbridge, MA:
236 Main St.
Telephone: 508-764-542
directions are at http://ci.southbridge.ma.us/LIB-directions.html
Concert starts at 6 P.M.
If you’re near central Mass. this coming Thursday, come catch one of di bostoner klezmer’s spirited concerts! (and introduce yourself!)
It’s near the Sturbridge exit of the Mass Pike and not too far from CT.

We promise you good listening, a seldom-heard suite,
With selections of freylekhs that sure can’t be beat!

Casco Bay Tummlers in Cambridge

If you’re in the Boston area and looking for a fun Jewish dance/music event this Sunday afternoon, come check out the Casco Bay Tummlers, Maine’s
premier klezmer band, at the All Asia Cafe in Central Square, Cambridge.
they’ll be doing a lively combination of klezmer standards, original
compositions, and Balkan and Israeli dance tunes.
All Asia Cafe
334 Mass Ave, Cambridge
2:00 – 4:30
$5 (suggested)
For more info: (617) 497-1544 (cafe)
Web site: www.cascobaytummlers.com
Listen to us at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cbtummlers

Torat Chayim Choral Concert

Temple Shalom of Newton, MA will have a choral concert with music by Ben Steinberg, Saturday March 20, 2004 at 7:30pm. Featuring Cantor Renata Kruzhkova Braun, and acompanied by David Carrier and Chamber Orchestra, the piece is Torat Chayim: A Torah of Life, a work for Voice, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. Tickets–general admission $25.00 Patron $100 reserved seating. Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple Street. W. Newton, MA 02465. For tickets call: 617-332-9550. Tickets will be held at the door.