East Bay

Modern California-Israeli food, and also rugelach and chocolate babka. (Also halva/pistachio babka, but that’s not so Ashkenazi)

 Ashkenazi Food /  East Bay

Yiddish conversation group meets Mondays 10:30-11:30am, except holidays. No charge. Kum un redt a bisl Yidish mit unz. Come join us as we shmues.

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  East Bay

Howard Rachelson’s multimedia musical voyage through Jewish history, from the time of King David to the current day, is a must-see. Travel through Sephardic, Ladino, Ashkenazi, Klezmer, Yiddish, Chasidic, and Classical music, as well as Yiddish Theater in NYC, Broadway composers, Jewish pop stars, Israeli music stars and world music....

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  East Bay

Lectures on East European Jewish music, the klezmer revival, Jewish music revival in Poland, and on the importance of culture in Jewish life. Former Director, Jewish Music Festival. Taught classes/workshops in Jewish world music at Midrasha and KlezKanada. Lectured at Hadassah, Congregation Beth El, Temple Isaiah.

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Thursdays 10 – 11:30am Turn your morning into dance. Discover the beauty and rejuvenating force of this ancient ecstatic dance as the moves of the ancestors are tailor fit to each individual body and unique expression. Glorious Jewish World Beat and Middle East grooves are our soundtrack as the whole...

 Dance Classes & Dance Leaders /  East Bay

Klezmer clarinetist and saxophonist. Organizer of community klezmer events and part of a klezmer musician collective available for community events and simkhehs.

 Performers /  East Bay

Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. Formerly Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at the Graduate Theological Union. Author, A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish and Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation.

 Lecturers /  East Bay

This six-member band formed in 2013. The band studies music by ear, learning melodies in the Ashkenazi traditions of North Eastern Europe with a distinctly modern sensibility. A strong rhythmic brass band feel paired with a joyful and bittersweet melodic sensibility.

 Performers /  East Bay

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

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Klezmer music & Yiddish songs for weddings, parties, street marches, bar/bas mitsveh celebrations, simkhehs of all sorts. Leader Jeanette Lewicki

 Performers /  East Bay

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

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Teaches and leads klezmer dance for all ages. Former performer and choreographer with Westwind and Jubilee dance companies. Also uses dance and theater for team-building and coaching in organizations.

 Dance Classes & Dance Leaders /  East Bay

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

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

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