East Bay

New (Fall 2019) Yiddish conversation group meets many (but not all) Fridays, noon - 1pm, in Dwinelle 282 on the U.C. Berkeley campus. Hosted by Isaac Bleaman.

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  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

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

Klezmer music & Yiddish songs for weddings, parties, street marches, bar/bas mitsveh celebrations, simkhes of all sorts. Leader Jeanette Lewicki

 Performers /  East Bay

Thursdays 10 – 11:30am Turn your morning into dance. Discover the beauty and rejuvenating force of this ancient ecstatic dance as the moves of the ancestors are tailor fit to each individual body and unique expression. Glorious Jewish World Beat and Middle East grooves are our soundtrack as the whole...

 Dance Classes & Dance Leaders /  East Bay

Exhibit space, lunchtime and evening programs. No charge. For almost half a century, the Judah L. Magnes Museum offered exhibitions and public programs on the history and the cultures of the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. In 2010, the collection was donated to U.C. Berkeley and...

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  East Bay

Extensive collection of Yiddish books.

 Other Resources /  East Bay

Teaches conversational Yiddish, Yiddish sayings and folk expressions  

 Lecturers, Yiddish Language Teachers & Translators /  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

Vocolot, led by Linda Hirschhorn, brings a joyous fusion of folk, jazz and cantorial vocal traditions into the contemporary a cappella world. Their music, rooted in universal heart, social conscience and Jewish soul, communicates a powerful vision of world peace and reconciliation. Vocolot sings in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and...

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  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. Suspended during pandemic. Our monthly Yiddish class explores the language and culture of Ashkenazic Jews. It has some nostalgia, but includes modern insights from...

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  East Bay

Yiddish conversation group meets Mondays 10:30-11:30am, except holidays. No charge. Kum un redt a bisl Yidish mit unz. Come join us as we shmues. Suspended during pandemic.

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  East Bay

Lectures on History of Russian-Jewish music, Jewish themes in Russian music, Marc Chagall and music. Ethnomusicologist and folklorist specializing in Eurasia. Visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies teaching History of Russian-Jewish music (of the Society for Jewish Folk Music, 1908 to ca.1932). Author...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

Lectures on Russian and East European Jewish history. Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University

 Lecturers /  East Bay

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