Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders

Song leader, choir director, band leader and music teacher. Leads the band ADAMA, Nigunim Chorus and numerous senior choruses; specializes in creating virtual chorus video clips; leads singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino around the Bay Area; provides music transcriptions, choral arrangements, and sound equipment; teaches adults and children with...

 Music Teachers, Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  East Bay

Performer, lecturer, and song leader. Her current project, Doubly Suppressed, Doubly Forgotten: The Meir Noy Collection of Yiddish Songs, is fiscally sponsored by KlezCalifornia. “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...

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

The “Singing Jewish Cowboy,” Scott comes from a secular left-wing Jewish agricultural community near Petaluma, where Yiddish culture and activism for social justice were very important. He has worked in agriculture all his life, mainly on cattle ranches. Sings country, folk and cowboy songs, but Yiddish “shtetl folksongs,” sung to...

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  Sonoma County

Ami Goodman has been a Jewish song leader since his youth, and led the Kumzits Jewish Songswap and Workshop for twelve years in San Francisco. He enjoys leading sing-alongs of all genres of easily accessible Jewish music, including Yiddish, Ladino, Israeli, Hasidic and songs from the liturgy. He sings with...

 Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  San Francisco

Linda Hirschhorn is a singer, songwriter, performer, cantor, wedding and other life cycle celebrant, composer, arranger, and choral conductor. She is founder and director of Vocolot and sole clergy at Temple Beth Sholom in San Leandro. She offers week-long residencies to communities who wish to learn and perform much of...

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

Meets Tuesday nights, 7:30-9:30pm. Repertoire is mostly Yiddish but also includes Ladino, Russian, and Hebrew songs. Performs for audiences around the Bay. Prior knowledge of these languages is not necessary, but always welcome. The 4th Tuesday evening of every month,  7-8pm,  is a "Groyse (Large) Workshop" to which the public...

 Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  San Francisco

Songs in Yiddish, English, and Hebrew from America, Europe and Israel. Singer, musician, and teacher with many years’ experience singing for schools, camps, and organizations. Eliot passed away on August 13, 2022. A memorial event was held September 17 at Art House Gallery in Berkeley

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

Renna Khuner-Haber is a longtime Jewish community organizer and song leader. She is a collector of Jewish melodies old and new and ran the Bay Area Nigun Collective (www.nigun.community) for four years. She has taught workshops and supported individuals around the country in starting their own wordless singing groups. Renna...

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

Gale Kissin, a.k.a. Gishe Reyzl, is a Yiddish folksinger and guitarist.

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  Sonoma County

KlezCalifornia is a non-profit San Francisco Bay Area organization founded in 2003 that connects people and communities with Yiddish culture. You are on KlezCalifornia's website! Current programs include klezmer workshops for instrumentalists, presentations on Yiddish culture for young Jews in grades K-12, lectures for adults, monthly Yiddish conversation salon for...

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Rehearses Mondays, 7:00pm. Repertoire includes pieces in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Ladino, and German.

 Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  East Bay

Jeanette Lewicki, who lives in Oakland, is a long-time singer of Yiddish songs as well as an accordionist and a klezmer bandleader. During the pandemic, she started the Pepi Litman Project to translate the satirical songs of that charismatic turn-of-the-century cross-dresser from Yiddish into English for widespread public sharing. Jeanette...

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

Baritone, with BFA in musical theatre. Cantor, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco. Musical revue Moishe Oysher: The Master Singer of His People! It has been performed in New York City, L.A., Chicago, Paris, URJ Biennial, Havah Nashira and elsewhere. The full production is presented with singer/actress Sari Greenberg, a seven piece...

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  San Francisco

The Nigunim Community Chorus, directed by Achi Ben Shalom, is dedicated to the music of the Jewish people from around the world. The repertoire is varied, and includes contemporary and classic songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English, arranged for choral singing in three- and four-part harmony. We meet on...

 Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  Online

Klezmer violin, Yiddish, Hebrew and English singer. Ensemble or solo with guitar/violin. Songwriter. Violinist for The Klezmakers (from the South Bay) until 2016, performed for 10 years in the Rahmil & Barley duo. Now available in Sacramento.   Daphna singing Di Sapozhkelekh

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  Sacramento County

Cantor available for wedding ceremonies, synagogue services (High Holy Days and other events), composing and arranging for a wide variety of ensembles and situations.

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

Yiddish singer, solo and with her sister as Di Shekhter-Tekhter.

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

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