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

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, simkhehs 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. Contact Herman Rosenbaum

 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.

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  East Bay

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