Advisory Council

Michael Alpert

Teacher, Historian, Writer, & Musician

Zachary M. Baker

Retired Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University
and Head Librarian of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Rachel Biale

Jewish educator and family therapist

Achi Ben Shalom

Musician & Choral Director of Adama & Nigunim Chorus

Sharon Bernstein

Yiddish Singer & Cantor of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav (San Francisco)

Stuart Brotman

Musician, Veretski Pass & Brave Old World

Yael Chaver, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Yiddish language & literature, Dept. of German, UC Berkeley

Julie Egger

Co-founder of KlezCalifornia, Educator and Musician

Howard Freedman

Director, Jewish Community Library

Donny Inbar

Yiddish Theatre Expert & Blogger

Stuart Kelman

Founding Rabbi, Congregation Netivot Shalom (Berkeley), director of Netivot Shalom’s Jazz-Klezmer band.

Eitan Kensky, Ph.D

Judaica and Hebraica Curator, Stanford University Library

Yankl Levitow

Yiddish Language Teacher, Stanford University & U.C. Santa Cruz

David Rosenfeld

Musician & Educator

Gabriella Safran, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Stanford University

Joel Schechter, D.F.A.

Professor,  Theatre Arts Department, San Francisco State University

Martin Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

Cookie Segelstein

Musician, Veretski Pass

Naomi Seidman, Ph.D.

Chancellor Jackman Professor in the Arts, University of Toronto

Ellie Shapiro

Educator and former Director of Jewish Music Festival, a project of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

Francesco Spagnolo

Musician, musicologist, & Curator of Collections, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Daniel Stein

Rabbi, Congregation B’nai Shalom (Walnut Creek)

Harvey Varga

Yiddish language teacher

In Special Memory

Icek Mozes

Board of Directors, d. 30 April 2013

Adrienne Cooper

Advisory Council, d. 25 December 2011

~  Zikhroynem l’vrokheh  ~