East Bay

Jewish history and culture lecturer, Yiddish teacher, and translator of documents from Yiddish to English (and vice versa). Offers lectures on: History of the Yiddish Language Give Me Your Huddled Masses: Jewish Immigration to New York City and many other subjects.

 Lecturers, Yiddish Language Teachers & Translators /  East Bay

An Oakland-based klezmer band which celebrates Yiddish song and fiddle music. Inspired by singers such as Molly Picon and Theodore Bikel and fiddle players such as Leo Schwartz and the unknown violinists of the "Early Yiddish Instrumental Music" recordings, they have unique sound which is old and contemporary at the...

 Performers /  East Bay

Traditional East European klezmer music, Klezmer Shul project, many lecture/demonstrations, dance parties (available with Steve Weintraub). Fidl, viola, accordion, tsimbl, tilinca, baraban, cello, bass. Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman form a trio of veteran musicians, known throughout the world for energetic concerts, informative lectures, and tireless teaching. From...

 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

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

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

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

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

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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