East Bay

Klezmer clarinetist with the Klezmorim and the New Klezmer Trio.

 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

Band for adults and teens rehearses twice monthly on Tuesday evenings. Directed by Rabbi Stuart Kelman.

 Community & Synagogue Bands /  East Bay

Howard Rachelson’s multimedia musical voyage through Jewish history, from the time of King David to the current day, is a must-see. Travel through Sephardic, Ladino, Ashkenazi, Klezmer, Yiddish, Chasidic, and Classical music, as well as Yiddish Theater in NYC, Broadway composers, Jewish pop stars, Israeli music stars and world music....

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  East Bay

Professor (retired), Department of Near Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley. Musicologist.

 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

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

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

 Performers /  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...

 Performers /  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

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

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

Modern California-Israeli food, and also rugelach and chocolate babka. (Also halva/pistachio babka, but that’s not so Ashkenazi)

 Ashkenazi Food /  East Bay

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