Mon May 23 2022


Pacific Daylight Time
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Presented by KlezCalifornia

Yiddish Songs about Women (Yidish Lider Vegn Froyen), a 4-session course with Cindy Paley

You are warmly invited to register for KlezCalifornia’s second multi-session Yiddish singing course, this one focused on songs about women. It will take place on four consecutive Mondays, May 2 – May 23, 5-6:30pm PDT. Please confirm your local time. Registering means paying the tuition of $80, due in advance. You may not register for just one session, only for the series.

Join Cindy Paley to learn Yiddish songs about (and some by) Jewish women. These songs include everyday love ditties; an erotic, passionate tango; and songs about justice-seeking women of the labor movement. Other songs concern immigrant working women, partisan resistance fighters in the Holocaust, domestic abuse, and prostitution in Argentina. Songs by Chava Alberstein and Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman will also be included as well as lesser-known songs from the Ruth Rubin archive.

Participants will learn songs and their backgrounds and most importantly, sing! You will listen to and practice with recordings, video clips, class videos, sheet music, and song sheets in transliteration and English translation. By singing songs repeatedly over a four-week period, you will remember them (and learn Yiddish vocabulary, too)!

Registration is open until 11am PT on May 2. However please register now to ensure that this course has enough people signed up.

About Cindy Paley Cindy Paley has delighted Jewish communities with her timeless albums and dynamic performances. As music educator at Valley Beth Shalom (in Encino, California) for 36 years, she brought Jewish music to countless children. For the past 20 years she has been the cantorial soloist for Lev Eisha and Valley Beth Shalom’s N’shama Minyan, two women’s services in Los Angeles. Additionally, Cindy performs Yiddish music throughout California and Poland and teaches annual workshops at the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. Although she is best known for Jewish music, Cindy also performs American folk songs of the 1960s with a trio called The Folk Experience.

To reserve a space, scroll down to BOOK EVENT, click on NEXT, and complete the registration form. Registration ends May 2 at 11am PDT to receive sign-in by 1pm PT that day. If you have not heard by then, first check your junk/spam folder, then write to Do not wait until just before the event begins to check whether you have sign-in info. If you have not registered on time, write; we cannot promise to notice your email if you contact us after 11am.

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