Sun May 19 2024


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Co-presented by KlezCalifornia; grantee of KlezCalifornia's Yiddish Culture Fund

The Joy of Jewish Music and Dance: Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band

Join the JCC East Bay for a new monthly series celebrating “The Joy of Jewish Music and Dance!” Great for musicians, dancers, and enthusiasts to meet, schmooze, or simply to take in the beauty of these rich traditions.

Each session has three parts:

  1. During the first hour, participants can choose between two spaces to learn multi-ethnic music and dance technique and styles.
  2. Participants will all come together for the second hour for a dance party focusing on the dances and tunes taught in the prior hour.
  3. The third hour will be an informal music jam in one or more of the classroom spaces at the JCC.

Sheet music and reference recordings as available will be posted to the KlezCalifornia tune archive.

This session will have music lead by musicians from Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band. Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band has been performing for celebrations and ceremony around the San Francisco Bay and beyond since about 2010.  Their sound draws from their modern cosmopolitan surroundings while being firmly rooted in traditional Jewish folk music tracing centuries back from Eastern Europe. 

Dance will be led by Bruce Bierman.

Tickets are $72.00 for the five-session series or $18.00-$54.00 sliding scale for a single session. The workshop takes place at the JCC East Bay in Berkeley.

This event is supported, in part, by a grant from KlezCalifornia’s Yiddish Culture Fund.

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