Bernstein, Sharon

 Lecturers, Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders

Performer, lecturer, and song leader.

“Yiddish Piano Bar,” “Avanti! Forverts!” (Yiddish and Italian Protest Songs with Michael Alpert, Francesco Spagnolo), cabaret performances with band, and traditional khazones (chazanut).

She has performed concerts of Yiddish songs throughout Israel, Europe, and U.S. Featured on Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman CD, Af di Gasn fun der Shtot. Composes music for Yiddish poems. Researched Yiddish song at National Archives in Jerusalem. Cantor, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco. Jewish repertoire also includes Ladino, Israeli, Italian, and American songs.

  • Programs: Leads Yiddish sing-alongs and workshops on Yiddish song with piano accompaniment; plays piano and guitar.
  • Lectures: Lectures and presentations on Yiddish song, Hasidic nigunim, traditional Ashkenazi khazones, and Jewish prayer.