East Bay

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

 Community & Synagogue Bands /  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

This kosher grocery store features a butcher counter, sizable wine cellar, and a (new - Spring 2020) cafe serving deli fare. Menu includes pastrami, pulled brisket, house-made corned beef, pickles, and more.

 Ashkenazi Food /  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...

 Music Teachers, Performers /  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

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...

 Music Teachers, Performers /  East Bay

NOTE: The website for Sadie's Babkas is no longer public (checked 7/14/21). If you know the status of Sadie's Babkas, please write nu@klezcalifornia.org. When the pandemic cut hours at her new dream job at Chez Panisse, Sara Eisen launched her babka business. Eisen is mainly keeping it traditional, with cinnamon...

 Ashkenazi Food /  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

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. Now living in the S.F. Bay Area.

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

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

 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

Cookie Segelstein received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Viola Performance from the University of Missouri in 1981, and a Master’s Degree in Viola from Yale University in 1984 where she studied with Raphael Hillyer (founding member of the Julliard String Quartet) and the late Jesse Levine. In 1984, Cookie joined...

 Music Teachers, 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

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

Participatory workshops in Jewish crafts for adults, children, and/or families. Make mezuzes, amulets, hamsas, challah covers, and other ritual objects in diverse media (paper cutting, polymer clay, story quilts/fabric, and metal foil). Creates ceramic sculptures and Jewish ritual objects, including spice boxes, mezuzes, khanike menoras, and amulets. Following graduation from...

 Arts & Crafts Teachers /  East Bay

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