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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...

 Lecturers, Performers

Jeanette Lewicki, who lives in Oakland, is a long-time singer of Yiddish songs as well as an accordionist, artist, writer, and klezmer musician. She leads her own band “the gonifs” and she loves to teach. Jeanette first picked up the accordion in the vegan commune where she started living at...

 Lecturers, Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  East Bay

Nathaniel Deutsch is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he holds the Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies. He is also Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and Director of the Humanities Institute. His areas of expertise include Jewish Studies and Judaism, Religion and...

 Lecturers /  Santa Cruz County

Lectures on the history of Yiddish theatre with video clips of Yiddish actors, suitable for non-Yiddish speakers with an interest in theatre and/or Yiddish cultural history. Also lectures on Yiddish and Jewish comic strips. Professor of Theatre Arts, San Francisco State University. Author of Messiahs of 1933, about Yiddish theatre...

 Lecturers /  San Francisco

Professor (retired), Department of Near Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley.

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Naomi Seidman is the Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016, and a National Jewish Book Award in 2019. Her books include...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Lectures on East European Jewish music and culture, the klezmer revival, Jewish music revival in Poland, Polish-Jewish history and relations, as well as Israel-Palestine: a dual narrative approach. Former Director, Jewish Music Festival. Has taught at the Graduate Theological Union, New Lehrhaus, Congregation Beth El (Arcata, California), Aquarian Minyan Yeshiva,...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Roslyn Sholin is an exhibit creator and public speaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Roslyn inherited her grandmother’s old house and became an accidental curator. She transformed decades of material into educationally rich content. Her projects include an exhibit, “My Attic, Your Story" and she has discussed the...

 Lecturers

Lectures on music and synagogue life, the meeting of Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Italian and other Jewish musical cultures in Italy and the Mediterranean (past and present), Jews and Opera, Jewish musical revivals. Curator of Collections, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, U.C. Berkeley. Editor, Italian Jewish Musical Traditions (2002...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Klezmer performances with California Klezmer and solo. Composing and performing Yiddish children's songs. Provides musical direction of performances. Leads Yiddish sing-alongs, plays mandolin and guitar. Offers presentations to adults and kids (in grades indicated) on: Intro to Yiddish Language & History (for adults or grades K-12). Learn A Bisl Yiddish (for...

 Lecturers, Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  East Bay

Lectures on the history of Jews in France; Yiddish culture,Yiddish theatre, and Yiddish choruses in Paris; the history of Yiddish cultural institutions in Europe; and the history of the Jewish Left in European history. Can also do workshops based on these same themes/topics. Ph.D. in modern European and Jewish history...

 Lecturers /  Napa County

Teaches conversational Yiddish, Yiddish sayings and folk expressions  

 Lecturers, Yiddish Language Teachers & Translators /  East Bay

Lectures on History of Russian-Jewish music, Jewish themes in Russian music, Marc Chagall and music. Ethnomusicologist and folklorist specializing in Eurasia. Visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies teaching History of Russian-Jewish music (of the Society for Jewish Folk Music, 1908 to ca.1932). Author...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Lectures on Russian and East European Jewish history. Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University

 Lecturers /  East Bay

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