East Bay

Poetry readings, classes, and workshops on Yiddish and Hebrew women poets by a poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish. Author of The Book of Blessings (a re-creation of Jewish prayer from a gender-inclusive perspective). Translations include With Teeth in the Earth: Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman (from Yiddish),...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Jewlia and Kugelplex present themed programs on Jewish music from the Balkans, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. Jewlia/Charming Hostess present programs on Babylonian Jewish amulets, Jewish music of Salonika, philosopher critic Walter Benjamin, and Sarajevan resistance poetry. Jewlia explores the intersection of text, diaspora and the sounding body with her...

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

Young players offering music from klezmer, Hungarian, Romanian and Ukrainian folk traditions on violin, drum, and accordion. Available for concerts, parties, and anywhere else acoustic party music is needed. Joshua Laurenzi, coordinator

 Performers /  East Bay

Klezmer clarinetist with the Klezmorim and the New Klezmer Trio.

 Performers /  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

  Internationally renowned klezmer performer with Veretski Pass, Budowitz, and other groups. Offers presentations on: The Red Herrings of Jewish Music Klezmer Music and the "Co-opting" of a Scence The Hasidic World of Music The Magic Chronicles Lecture and Presentation The Jewish Tsimbl Klez for Kids. What is Klezmer? The...

 Lecturers, Performers /  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

Jeanette Lewicki (Oakland) is a thirty-year practitioner of Yiddish song as well as an accordionist and a klezmer bandleader. She has taught at Yiddish New York, Yiddish Summer Weimar, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Jewish Learning Works, and KlezCalifornia events; sung with the San Francisco Symphony and coached Michael Tilson Thomas in...

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

Mike Perlmutter has been performing klezmer, Balkan, and ceremonial Jewish music on clarinet and saxophone for over twenty years. He leads Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band and is a member of the Chochmat Halev Sacred Music Ensemble. He’s also performed with groups such as Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass Band, Zoyres Eastern European...

 Performers /  East Bay

Badkhn Duvid is the Bay Area’s badkhn (wedding emcee), who provides the theatrical flair at weddings. Comic relief, acrobatics, and profound poetic/musical improvisations are his specialty – along with dance leading, juggling, and general antics. His services work best with a klezmer band, but he can also provide an old...

 Performers /  East Bay

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

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