San Francisco

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen is dedicated to building community through traditional Jewish comfort food. Founded in San Francisco’s Mission District, Wise Sons pairs classic Jewish recipes with the best Californian ingredients to make delicious deli fare that would make your bobeh proud. Numerous locations in San Francisco, plus Wise Sons...

 Ashkenazi Food /  San Francisco

Lectures on the history of Yiddish theatre with video clips of Yiddish actors, suitable for non-Yiddish speakers with an interest in theatre and/or Yiddish cultural history. Also lectures on Yiddish and Jewish comic strips. Professor of Theatre Arts, San Francisco State University. Author of Messiahs of 1933, about Yiddish theatre...

 Lecturers /  San Francisco

A San Francisco-based global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of human languages. Has held Yiddish recording sessions.

 Other Resources /  San Francisco

Gigging clarinetist and teacher, in klezmer or Balkan styles. Available to sub in klezmer bands, for touring, weddings, Jewish services, etc.

 Performers /  San Francisco

Bay Area klezmer trio Baymele brings together fiddler Matthew Stein, cellist Misha Khalikulov, and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin in a deep exploration and celebration of Jewish folk music from Romania and Poland.

 Performers /  San Francisco

The San Francisco Yiddish Combo (SFYC) was formed by accident when a love of klezmer music collided with their collective backgrounds in every genre except Kklezmer. Now the SFYC is embarked on a journey around the world to present their own unique blend of everything that is klezmer, mixed with...

 Performers /  San Francisco

Lectures on 17th – 20th century rabbinical Torah commentary (newly translated into English from the original Yiddish). Lectures on Chagall and the Russian Yiddish Theater. PowerPoint presentation of Jewish San Francisco: From the Gold Rush to Today. Has film of The Dybbuk: an opera sung in Yiddish and filmed in...

 Lecturers /  San Francisco

Presenter of free educational programs evenings and Sundays. Circulating collection of hundreds of Yiddish books and instructional materials, klezmer/Yiddish recordings and sheet music, and Yiddish videos. Programs and readings on Yiddish culture. Additional branches at the San Francisco and Oshman Family (Palo Alto) JCCs. All programs and services are free...

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  San Francisco

Summer region-wide film festival often includes films about East European Jewry. Special programs throughout the year. July 18 – August 4, 2019 San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Rafael

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  San Francisco

Dedicated to the education, documentation, research, and remembrance of the Holocaust. Extensive multilingual research library on Eastern European Jewish communities and their fate in the Holocaust, along with public programs.

 Other Resources /  San Francisco

This Italian from New York is a fluent Yiddish speaker, linguist, and teacher. See current CLASSES.

 Yiddish Language Teachers & Translators /  San Francisco

Baritone, with BFA in musical theatre. Cantor, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco. Musical revue Moishe Oysher: The Master Singer of His People! It has been performed in New York City, L.A., Chicago, Paris, URJ Biennial, Havah Nashira and elsewhere. The full production is presented with singer/actress Sari Greenberg, a seven piece...

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  San Francisco

Eugene & Elinor Friend Center for the Arts

 Jewish Arts Presenters /  San Francisco

The only large selection of Yiddish books for sale in Northern California. By appointment only.

 Other Resources /  San Francisco

Meets Tuesday nights, 7:30-9:30pm. Repertoire is mostly Yiddish but also includes Ladino, Russian, and Hebrew songs. Performs for audiences around the Bay. Prior knowledge of these languages is not necessary, but always welcome.

 Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  San Francisco

International ensemble with clarinet, accordion, and tapan drum. Repertoire from Eastern Europe and the Balkans/Turkey. They create a rich interactive experience through performance, music therapy, and education. Available for private events, weddings, clubs, house concerts, services, multi-cultural senior centers, and, music education.

 Performers /  San Francisco

Promotes interest in Jewish genealogy and sharing of genealogical resources. Fifteen meetings per year in San Francisco, Los Altos Hills, Oakland. Speakers, programs, workshops, quarterly journal ZichronNote.

 Other Resources /  San Francisco

Professional children’s entertainer and edu-tainer since 1997.

 Performers, Storytellers / Maggidim /  San Francisco

Rachel B. Gross is the John and Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies in the department of Jewish studies at San Francisco State University. She is a scholar of religious studies whose work focuses on the lives, spaces, and objects of twentieth-century and contemporary American Jews. She is currently...

 Ashkenazi Food, Lecturers /  San Francisco

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