Levy, Mark | Mitzvah Music

 Lecturers, Performers

Musical/educational programs for many Jewish holidays.

Mark Levy has performed and taught in the San Francisco Bay area for 40 years at temples, synagogues, JCC’s, HaMaqom (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), Workers Circle, and other Jewish groups. He has appeared throughout the country, in Europe and Israel and is a singer and lecturer who specializes in older Judaic folk music in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino, Klezmer history and theory, and Jewish music history in general. He has performed for Yeshiva University Sephardic Dept.’s Semana Sepharad in New York, and is a cantorial soloist in California. He has released a fourth album of Jewish music entitled Bin Ikh Mir A Shnayderl: Yiddish Work Songs, in

 

  • Lectures: From Bimah (Pulpit) to Bineh (Stage); The Borscht Belt Then and Now; Film Scores: Jewish Composers in Hollywood; Fiddlers on the Stage: Ten Jewish Violinists. Klezmer 101; A Century of Jewish Humor in America; Golden Age of Yiddish Theatre; Jews 'n Jazz!