East Bay

Poetry readings, classes, and workshops on Yiddish and Hebrew women poets by a poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish. Author of The Book of Blessings (a re-creation of Jewish prayer from a gender-inclusive perspective). Translations include With Teeth in the Earth: Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman (from Yiddish),...

 Lecturers /  East Bay

University of California, Berkeley Taught by Chloe Piazza Mondays - Fridays, 11am-12noon, Fall 2019

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area /  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

Late-winter festival in Contra Costa/Tri-Valley area sometimes includes films about East European Jewry. Presented by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay.

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  East Bay

Down Home Music was established in 1976 by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz as a (brick & mortar) retail outlet for Roots music releases from various labels throughout the world. Located at 10341 San Pablo Avenue, in El Cerrito, California, we continue to open our doors to customers 6 days...

 Other Resources, Retail Stores in the Bay Area /  East Bay

Who would have guessed a random Cambodian-owned cafe on a quiet block in Emeryville would put so much effort into their bagels? With this bagel’s ideal texture, Dee Spot definitely deserves a closer look.

 Ashkenazi Food /  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

Klezmer performances by a multi-reed instrumentalist who has played with The Gonifs, Klezmorim, and KlezX.

 Performers /  East Bay

Stuart Brotman, bass, basy (cello), tilinca and baraban (poik), has been an accomplished performer, arranger and recording artist in the ethnic music field for over 50 years. He has been a moving force in the klezmer revival since its beginning, and has defined klezmer bass (“It’s a large instrument that...

 Performers /  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

For many New Yorkers, H&H Bagels were the gold standard, the very height of bagel perfection to which none other compared.  But they went out of business in 2011 and were mourned by many. Now several years of ongoing experimentation have resulted in something pretty darn close.   A top-notch...

 Ashkenazi Food /  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

Bruce Bierman is a celebrated  Jewish dance master, teaching artist and award-winning theater director in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He was a leading performer and teaching artist with the acclaimed Aman Folk Dance Ensemble of Los Angeles and currently serves on the faculty of Oakland's groundbreaking Stagebridge Performing...

 Dance Classes & Dance Leaders, Lecturers, Performers /  East Bay

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