KlezKamp 22 – Hasidish Yiddish
KlezKamp is almost here again! It’s being held December 24-29, 2006, at the
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York for a week of Yiddish
music and culture.
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Les oiseaux reviennent avec le printemps au Quebec et Hélène Engel revient chanter
avec l’automne en Suisse… et en yiddish (mais pas seulement!) avec le groupe
Le 4 Novembre à 20h30
CPO à Lausanne (Centre Pluriculturel et social d’Ouchy)
Beau-Rivage 2 Lausanne
Prix d’entrée: entre 14 et 22 Fs
Réservations: 004121 616 26 72
email@example.com ou www.cpo-ouchy.ch
Le 5 Novembre à 10h30
Maison du Prieur à Romainmôtier Brunch-Concert
tel: 004122 366 01 53 firstname.lastname@example.org
prix 55 Fs (brunch gastronomique inclus)
De belles musiques en perspective… nous nous réjouissons de vous y rencontrer!
For More Info:
site klezmer: http://borzykowski.users.ch
site AMJ: http://www.amj.ch
The Fulton Public Library http://fultonpubliclibrary.info, winner of 2005 & 2006 National Endowment for the Humanities / American Library Association “We the People” Bookshelves on Freedom and Becoming American, and in cooperation with the Safe Haven Museum and Education Center < http://www.oswegohaven.orgwill present the last pair in a series of musical presentations entitled: “FREEDOM SONG!”
The pair of events are scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 1:30 pm in Fulton, NY at the David E. Vayner Branch Library of the Fulton Public Library, 365 West First Street (in the CYO Building) and at 7:00 pm in Oswego, NY at Safe Haven, 2 East Seventh Street (on the grounds of Fort Ontario).
The concerts, performed by 11 year-old Reyna and her father, Binyumen Schaechter are entitled “From Kinehora to Kuni-Ayland: Snapshots of the History of Jewish Life in North America (1654-2005).” A musical revue in Yiddish and English with translations provided.…
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Sharon Bernstein will perform a concert of Yiddish songs of angels and streets, accompanying herself on the piano,
Thursday, October 19, 7pm
Congress for Jewish Culture
25 E. 21st St., Manhattan (between Park and Broadway, take the “6” train to 23rd street)
$7 admission includes coffee, tea and pastries.
For more information, call 212-505-8040
The 92nd STREET Y PRESENTS MUSIC & DANCE OF THE JEWISH TRADITION
SONGS OF LOVE & LONGING AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street
THE YIDDISH VOICE OF LOVE: SONGS OF BEYLE SCHAECHTER-GOTTESMAN
Michael Alpert, artistic consultant.
Yiddish musicperformed by a blockbuster crew, with Michael Alpert: vocals, drums, violin,
Sharon Bernstein: vocals, Adrienne Cooper: vocals,
Rebecca Kaplan: vocals, Janet Leuchter: vocals,
Miryem-Khaye Seigal: vocals, Paula Teitelbaum: vocals,
Deborah Strauss: violin, Marilyn Lerner: piano, Peter
To purchase tickets 212-415-5500
JMWC Recommendation: “Not to be Missed”!
Zalman Mlotek, director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theater, and his actors
will present a sampler of Yiddish music and theater, during a lecture and
performance entitled, A Musical Tour of the East European Jewish World , on
Wednesday, June 28, from 7pm to 8:30pm as part of a 3 day program on Eastern European Jewish history and Yiddish culture.
The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will sponsor a unique
three-day educational training program in Eastern European Jewish history and
Yiddish culture (EPYC), beginning Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday June 29, 2006,
at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St., New York City). The EPYC
Educators Seminar will introduce lead educators to YIVO’s wealth of cultural
treasures and educational resources. Thanks to major funding by the Conference on
Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., a broad group of educators from the
United States, Canada, Mexico, Lithuania and Israel will participate in a series of
lectures and workshops presented by renowned scholars.…
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The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music has released another CD. This one is “The Art of Yiddish Song” with 32 songs by Lazare Weiner. [8.559443]. You can read a complete discription released by the Milken Archive about the recording.
Often referred to as “America’s Jewish Schubert”, Weiner’s exquisite songs are a pinnacle of Yiddish art song (lider). This recording shows his mastery of craftsmanship, connection to the language, and complete immersion in the depths of meaning in Jewish culture. The performers are top drawer, and so the recording is a “must” for anyone interested in Yiddish art music, or generally in good lieder.
A concert of the Yiddish and Hebrew art songs of Arie Ben Erez Abrahamson will be performed as part of the Etnachta series of classic music organized by Hayuta Dvir. It will be broadcast live on Kol HaMusica by the Israel Broadcasting Authority from the Henry Crown Symphony Hall in Jerusalem, 20 David Marcus St.(Located near the corner of Chopin, in the Rehavia District near the president’s house) The concert and broadcast are scheduled for April 16, 2007 at 5:00 pm. The Etnacha Concert Series performances are free; call tel. 02/561-7167 for schedule information.
An additional concert of works Arie Abrahamson is scheduled for Motzeh Yom HaShoah, 25 April, 2006 at 8:00 pm at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem .
13 King David Street, Jerusalem, Israel 94101, (02) 620-3333, fax (02) 625-1478
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Ruth Levin has produced Word and Melody, an anthology of music to Yiddish poetry by her father, published by I.L. Peretz Publications. The anthology – with texts in Yiddish, English and Hebrew — was launched in Tel Aviv this past weekend. Reminiscences and performances were provided by Alexei Blausov, Regina Drukker, Benny Hendel, Melech Ziv, Prof. Zvi Yavetz, Vera Levinski, Ella Levin, Lev Levin, Ruth Levin, Nechama Lifshitz, Arye Lish, Avishai Fish and Moti Shmit. The anthology contains 49 melodies to songs by 21 Yiddish poets as well photographs and drawings, piano arrangements by Hanan Winternitz, and a preface and epilogue written by Ruth Levin.
HOUSTON, March 20
The Yiddish Vinkel will present a Yiddish concert and sing-along led by Israel
Ghelman on March 20th at 8 P.M. at the Jewish Community Center. Mr. Ghelman, born in Argentina, is a professional singer and guitar player who has presented music programs throughout the United States as well as in Latin
America. His style, as singer and teacher, confers a special atmosphere to his performance that captivates all the audiences. We invite all interested members of the community to join Vinkel members for this program which is free of charge. For more information call Susan at 713-772-3036.
THE JEWISH PEOPLE’S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS (JPPC)
conducted by BINYUMEN (“BEN”) SCHAECHTER
Sunday, May 21, New York, NY
Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th Street, New York, NY
will perform musical adaptations of the works of
I.L. Peretz and Sholem Aleichem,
Among the highlights in the program:
1) a rarely heard operetta, adapted from
MOTL PEYSI DEM KHAZNS (“Motl, Peysi the Cantor’s Son”),
Sholem Aleichem’s Eastern European equivalent to
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
2) a stirring musical adaptation of Peretz’s classic short story,
OYB NIT NOKH HEKHER (“If Not Higher Still”)
3) selections from the new compact disc recorded by the JPPC,
ZINGT! – A CELEBRATION OF YIDDISH CHORAL MUSIC
Two performances on May 21L at 2:00 and 4:30pm
Tel Aviv, Israel
July 3 – 28, 2006
A vibrant new Summer Program in Yiddish language and culture is now available at Tel Aviv University. Under the auspices of Beth Shalom Aleichem, The Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Tel Aviv University and the Abraham Lerner Fund, this four-week program during the month of July 2006, offers intensive Yiddish instruction on campus at the beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels, and a rich afternoon program of lectures, tours, theatre, concerts, museums, films, and cultural events organized by YUNG YiDiSH in conjunction with Beth Shalom Aleichem. As students of the Lowy School for Overseas Students at Tel Aviv University whose credentials are recognized by universities world-wide, participants will receive 80 hours of language instruction (four credits) with highly qualified and experienced teachers in small classes and will be housed in dormitories adjacent to the campus.…
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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 email@example.com
Visit the Strauss/Warschauer Duo’s website: www.klezmerduo.com
The new Brave Old World CD has been released: “Dus gezang fin geto Lodzh/Song of the Lodz Ghetto,” on the Winter & Winter label. The CD is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and should be in the stores across North America. The program has been evolving since 1990, and it reflects BOW’s own experiences over 15 years of performing Jewish music. This album represents a step over into new form of Jewish music–a ‘yiddish song suite’ and is not only of high musical performance quality, but may set precedents for future art forms in Jewish music. I’m calling this new Jewish art form, a ‘bernian suite’ in honor of Alan Bern. For more information read on:
The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre in NYC,
with Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director,
presents an excellent show in Yiddish and English
definitely worth seeing
whether you know Yiddish or not:
ON SECOND AVENUE
The cast of 7 includes Broadway star
and, off her recent starring role in the wonderful new film,
Pripetshik Sings Yiddish!,
Performances run only till April 10th
and tickets are going fast, so order yours ASAP
For tickets: Folksbiene, 45 East 33 St, NYC, 212-213-2120
Performances @ the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave @ W 76 St
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.…
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The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song Presents
Three Monday Evening Events: November 22, November 29 and December 13, 2004, 8:00
Curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo,
this series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect
the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and
Three Monday Evening Events on November 22, November 29 and December 13, 2004, 8:00 PM
Curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, this series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and Yiddish song.
The 2004 series begins on November 22 with THE FROG AND THE WOODCUTTER: Yiddish Story, Song and Klezmer Narrations presented by renowned Yiddish teacher and storyteller Peysakh Fiszman in a special collaboration with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo.
On November 29 acclaimed Jewish music scholar Dr. Mark Kligman will join the duo in THE SOUL YOU PLACED WITHIN ME: The Essence of Eastern European Khazones, Yiddish Song and Klezmer Music.
The series closes on December 13 with THE COLUMBIA KLEZMER BAND AND THE STRAUSS/WARSCHAUER DUO: Concert and Dance Party, featuring traditional and original klezmer music and Yiddish songs, followed by dance instruction and a dance party.…
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Marty Green productions introduces:
The Ballad of Monish
a one-man musical play
written and performed by Marty Green
Sunday Nov. 21 Berney Theater 123 Doncaster St. Winnipeg 2:00 pm/8:30 pm
Tickets: 2 for $25.00
Multi-talented Winnipeg-based interpreter of Yiddish culture Marty Green
introduces his latest offering in the form of a two-hour musical play, “The
Ballad of Monish”, based on a classic poem by I. L. Peretz. What starts out
as a Jewish retelling of the classic Faust legend quickly turns into a
rollicking, satirical look at traditional Jewish attitudes towards religion,
sex, and the non-Jewish world. Marty Green has taken this epic ballad and
adapted it to a lively jazz-klezmer setting, interleaving his own
razor-sharp English translations with the original Yiddish lyrics. There is
more info on the show at http://www.onforeignsoil.com/monish.htm
including an audio clip of the opening number.…
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An Evening of Yiddish Song (Live!)
Tenor Richard Lenatsky returns to sing Yiddish songs, accompanied by Alexander (Sender) Botwinik and Marvin Weinberger.
October 27, 2004 7:30PM
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In Los Angeles Dec 4 & 5. Neil Sedaka will appear at the Wilshire Theater Saturday, December 4th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 5th at 2:00
p.m. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster outlets,
by phone at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000, or online at
At: The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, New York
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….
Ashkenaz, A Festival of New Yiddish Culture 2004 a festival of music in Toronto Canada this weekend. The Canadian Cabaret, taking place late Saturday night (10pm), Sept. 4th, is again hosted by Theresa Tova (she was very funny and effective last time), who is otherwise involved in a number of key programs and not to be missed.
On Thursday August 5, 2004 the “Kavehoyz” of the Congress for Jewish
Culture will host a CD release concert for Rebecca Kaplan and Pete
Rushefsky‘s new recording, “On the Paths: Yiddish Songs with Tsimbl”.
Rebecca Kaplan sings rare Yiddish folksongs in an authentic folk
style and Pete Rushefsky is one of the best tsimblers on the Jewish
music scene today.
7:00 PM at 25 E. 21st. St. in Manhattan, between Park and B’way.
Information: 212-505-8040. Coffee and kosher pastries will be served.
To purchase this wonderful CD go to:
When JMI KlezFest London opens on Sunday 8 August, all London hears about
it – as the biggest UK klezmer band will assemble round the bandstand at
Regents Park (its too big to be ON the bandstand) last year there were 69
players, this year we expect to break that record. If you are in or near
London please bring your instruments and join us in the ‘Inner Circle’ (this
is a Road Direction as well as an emotional state) from 3.00-6.00pm
On The Paths: Yiddish Songs With Tsimbl by Rebecca Kaplan & Pete Rushefsky is a unique album of vocal music accompanied by tsimbl, or Jewish hammered dulcimer. The enclosed booklet contains lyrics in Yiddish, Phonetic Yiddish and English. Becky Kaplan is an emotive interpreter of Jewish song and Pete Rushefsky has emerged as one of the nation’s premiere tsimblists. The CD is available through Yiddish Land Records:
and is on sale at Hatikvah Music
DATE: Wednesday, May 19, 2004, 8:00 PM
PLACE: Highland Park Conservative Temple And Center,
South 3rd and Benner Streets, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
final event in EXPO ’04 – The Jewish Immigrant, Hope and Fulfillment,
PERFORMANCE LENGTH: 1 hour
INFO: 732-545-6482 (Temple office); www.hpctc.net
Hadassah Magazine has an article about Neil Sedaka and his new Yiddish album and his upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall with the Klezmatics.
If you can’t read this online, it’s in available in the May, 2004 issue of Hadassah Magazine.
SUNDAY, MAY 23rd, 2004, 1:30 PM
SHOLEM ALEICHEM CULTURAL CENTER
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, corner 208th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467
WORLD PREMIERE of
FROM KINEHORA TO KUNI-AYLAND
in honor of 350 years of Jewish life in North America (1654-2004)
conceived and performed by
A musical revue of songs about the Jewish experience in America,
including hilarious songs from Second Avenue and the Yiddish vaudeville,
written by Leo Fuchs, Aaron Lebedeff, Menashe Skulnik and others,
as well as some Schaechter songs composed for and performed off-Broadway
SONGS ARE IN YIDDISH, ENGLISH and YINGLISH
GENERAL ADMISSION: $3.50 for adults; free for children, students and
Refreshments will be served.
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
Kavehoyz, sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture,
will feature the actress Shifre Lerer, star of the Yiddish stage
since the 1940s. (She was the lead in the Yiddish film “God, Man, and
Devil”). The program “Al dos guts” – From all the best – will
feature songs, skits and memoirs. At the piano – Herb Kaplan.
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 PM
at the Congress for Jewish Culture
25 E. 21st. NYC
admission: $10 includes kosher pastry and coffee.
Der yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor
with CONDUCTOR BINYUMEN (“BEN”) SCHAECHTER
have upcoming performances in PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY, USA.
THE JPPC is the LONGEST CONTINUALLY PERFORMING
YIDDISH – and JEWISH – CHORUS IN THE WORLD.
1) Sun., March 28, 7:30 PM, Gratz Coll., Melrose Park, nr. Philadelphia, PA
2) Sunday, April 18, 7:15 PM, Riverdale Jewish Center, Bronx, NY
3) Sunday, April 25, 6:30 PM, Temple Beth Elohim, Old Bethpage, NY
4) Wednesday, May 19, 8:00 PM, Highland Park Conservative Temple, NJ
5) Sunday, June 6, 2:00 PM, Hebrew Union College, New York, NY
Traditional acoustic Yiddish dance music and song played by three master musicians. Sunday, April 4 at 7:00-9:00 PM
@ :::: S A T A L L A :::::: 37 West 26th St. (bet: 6th/Bway) NYC
212.576.1155 http://www.satalla.com/ $12 cover/$10 minimum. More info…
GET READY NYC! because on May 2, 2004
Zalmen Mlotek will conduct the New Yiddish Chorale in a Folksbiene Theatre presentation of Al Grand’s Yiddish version of “The Pirates of Penzance” (a.k.a., DI YAM GAZLONIM) at Temple Shaaray Tefila, 250 East 79th Street (at Second Avenue), New York on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 3:00PM. For ticket information and group sales please call the Folksbiene at (212) 213-2120… more info…
Sunday, March 14 2-4 PM Songs of Work, Protest, and Celebration
Sing Along at the Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, between Scott and Pierce
Tel. (415) 567-3327
(Free parking is available in a structure marked JCHS on Pierce between
Ellis and Eddy)
FREE AND EVERYONE WELCOME!
SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
(EXCEPT MAY, FOURTH SUNDAY)
2-4 PM MUSIC ROOM, FIRST FLOOR
As part of the monthly Kavehoyz concert-series,
Temple Beth Elohim (the Garfield Temple),
The Congress for Jewish Culture, with Yugntruf and the League for
Yiddish invite you to an evening of Yiddish song with
Janet Leuchter, Jeanette Lewicki,
Shura Lipovsky (from Holland), Josh Waletsky,
and Jeff Warschauer
Special guest artists:
Deborah Strauss and Jake Shulman-Ment.
Thursday, February 26, 2004 8:00 PM
Congregation Beth Elohim (Garfield Temple)
271 Garfield Place (8th Avenue and Garfield Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn …. more….
“Inna Barmash & Friends: A New Generation in Old Song”
Performance: Thursday, January 22, at 8:00 PM. Park Slope, NY