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

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

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

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Yiddish singer, solo and with her sister as Di Shekhter-Tekhter. Now living in the S.F. Bay Area.

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  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

Honors the Jewish immigrant culture while emphasizing fresh, seasonal fare. Special meal events and catering for Jewish holidays. I

 Ashkenazi Food /  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

Soviet Yiddish literature flourished from the 1920s to the 1940s, at first supported by the Soviet State. In 1952, most of the major Soviet Jewish intellectuals were executed (Night of the Murdered Poets, August 13, 1952). We will read powerful works by avant-garde modernist writers such as the poets Peretz...

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area /  East Bay

In this course, we will read and discuss selections of Yiddish prose and poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries. The class will focus on comprehension, based not only on the lexicon and syntax of the Yiddish language, but also on the cultural contexts in which the texts are embedded....

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area /  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

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

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

Bushrod neighborhood favorite, Nick’s Pizza and Bakery, recently launched a new breakfast menu available Fridays and Saturdays from 8-11 a.m. Baker-owner Nick Yapor Cox has quietly rolled out his own take on New York-style bagels, which use the bakery’s signature sourdough starter for its dough, which is then hand-formed, boiled...

 Ashkenazi Food /  East Bay

Band for adults and teens rehearses twice monthly on Tuesday evenings. Directed by Rabbi Stuart Kelman.

 Community & Synagogue Bands /  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

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