Teacher, Historian, Writer, & Musician
Zachary M. Baker
and Head Librarian of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Jewish educator and family therapist
Achi Ben Shalom
Musician & Choral Director of Adama & Nigunim Chorus
Yiddish Singer & Cantor of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav (San Francisco)
Musician, Veretski Pass & Brave Old World
Yael Chaver, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Yiddish language & literature, Dept. of German, UC Berkeley
Co-founder of KlezCalifornia, Educator and Musician
Director, Jewish Community Library
Yiddish Theatre Expert & Blogger
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
Yiddish Language Teacher, Stanford University & U.C. Santa Cruz
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
Musician, Veretski Pass
Naomi Seidman, Ph.D.
Chancellor Jackman Professor in the Arts, University of Toronto
Educator and former Director of Jewish Music Festival, a project of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Musician, musicologist, & Curator of Collections, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
Rabbi, Congregation B’nai Shalom (Walnut Creek)
In Special Memory
~ Zikhroynem l’vrokheh ~