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

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

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

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

Extensive collection of Yiddish books.

 Other Resources /  East Bay

Lectures on music and synagogue life, the meeting of Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Italian and other Jewish musical cultures in Italy and the Mediterranean (past and present), Jews and Opera, Jewish musical revivals. Curator of Collections, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, U.C. Berkeley. Editor, Italian Jewish Musical Traditions (2002...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Yidish un Yidishkayt, an informal Yiddish language and culture class/group for participants at any skill level, meets usually the first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. Contact Herman Rosenbaum

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  East Bay

Workshops in all two-dimensional media, including collage, painting, drawing, print making, and the art of paper cuts. A and MFA, Wayne State University. Elementary school teacher. Designs book jackets. Taught art at Solomon Schechter Middle School, Newton, MA for two years, and at college in Michigan for seven years.

 Arts & Crafts Teachers /  East Bay

Klezmer performances with California Klezmer and solo. Composing and performing Yiddish children's songs. Provides musical direction of performances. Leads Yiddish sing-alongs, plays mandolin and guitar. Offers presentations to adults and kids (in grades indicated) on: Intro to Yiddish Language & History (for adults or grades K-12). Learn A Bisl Yiddish (for...

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

World music CDs, including Adrienne Cooper, Arkady Gendler, Michael Winograd, Budowitz, Veretski Pass. Artist representation including Veretski Pass.

 Other Resources /  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

Workshops in family art and teen folk art, using multiple media. Taught children at Eastbay Kindershul (now closed). Degrees in Fine Arts and Art Therapy. Experienced with special needs kids.

 Arts & Crafts Teachers /  East Bay

Klezmer performances, weddings, bar/bas mitzveh parties, community celebrations. Klezmer, Yiddish folk songs and instrumentals, Yiddish and Yinglish versions of rock & roll songs, and original compositions.

 Performers /  East Bay

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