East Bay

Rehearses Mondays, 7:00pm. Repertoire includes pieces in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Ladino, and German.

 Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  East Bay

Professor Kronfeld teaches Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley with a special emphasis on modern poetry. She is the author of On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics which won the MLA Scaglione Prize in 1996 for Best Book in Comparative Literary Studies. Her co-translation (with Chana...

 Lecturers /  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

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

Page 3 of 5