Santa Clara County

Stanford University's Taube Center for Jewish Studies offers an interdisciplinary program for the study and understanding of Jewish cultures, literatures, languages, religion, politics, and history. Occasionally there are Yiddish conversation groups and Yiddish literature groups, open to non-students. For formal learning, see Yiddish classes offered by Jon Levitow and Russian-Jewish...

 Yiddish Classes in the Bay Area, Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  Santa Clara County

Yiddish Club at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto meets every first and third Friday of the month, 2-3:30pm, in the Plaza Room (Moldaw)/M119. No politics, no medical reports, just fun and mama loshn.  Please come and enjoy shmuesing, shenken.  If you are wondering about the latter, remember: Es...

 Yiddish Language & Culture – Informal Learning /  Santa Clara County

Meets most Wednesday nights, 7:30-9:00pm, led by Karen K. Bergen. Repertoire is mainly Yiddish songs, with some Ladino, Hebrew, and Russian songs mixed in for spice. At least three performances a year. Songs are taught so new members can be successful even if they don't speak Yiddish or read music....

 Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  Santa Clara County

Pastrami, corned beef, brisket, half-sour garlic pickles, matzah ball soup. Pickup and delivery orders are available in the South Bay through DoorDash and GrubHub, and occasionally in the East Bay. A project of JW Catering.

 Ashkenazi Food /  Santa Clara County

Extensive collection of Yiddish books. See also The Secular Yiddish Schools in North America (SYSNA) Collection, above.

 Other Resources /  Santa Clara County

Annual fall film festival sometimes includes films about Eastern European Jewish culture.

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  Santa Clara County

The Collection, founded by the late Gella Schweid Fishman, covers the four major Yiddish school networks in the U.S. and Canada: Sholem Aleichem, Arbeter Ring, Farband, and Ordn schools. Friends of the SYSNA Collection assists in the identification and donation of materials; raises funds to catalogue and disseminate materials; offers...

 Other Resources /  Santa Clara County

The OFJCC's Schultz Cultural Arts Hall continues to inspire us to program great content and talent in a salon-like ambiance. Up-close encounters with high caliber talent is a big part of our audience's experience and makes our venue a unique beacon of culture and inspiration in Silicon Valley. Yiddish Club...

 Jewish Arts Presenters /  Santa Clara County

Offerings started with pastrami, corned beef and half-sour garlic pickles, and then the team branched out to matzo ball soup, challah French toast. Pickup and delivery orders are available in the South Bay through DoorDash and Grub Hub, and occasionally in the East Bay. Connected with JW Catering in Sunnyvale,...

 Ashkenazi Food /  Santa Clara County

Performance poet, educator. Solo readings, performances in collaboration with jazz/klezmer musicians.

 Lecturers, Performers /  Santa Clara County

Majorly Minor is Naomi Zamir and her band of friends playing soulful and vibrant klezmer melodies, as well as music from other Eastern European traditions. The band members are Stella Bonilla on violin, Ginny Snyder on Bass, and Naomi Zamir on accordion, with a rotating cast of surprise friends. Performs...

 Performers /  Santa Clara County

Leader of the band The Sway Machinery, a group that takes “golden age” khazones as the jumping off point for creating new music. Available as a soloist on guitar and voice for private engagements and club dates. Jeremiah Lockwood plays with his new duo, Book of J, with musician Jewlia...

 Lecturers, Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  Santa Clara County

Classes in Santa Cruz, Stanford University, and elsewhere.

 Yiddish Language Teachers & Translators /  Santa Clara County

Offers presentations to kids: Making Bobeh Proud: What Do You Know about Ashkenazi Jewish Food? (grades 5-12). and to adults: Intro to Yiddish Language & History "Yid Lit": We read a full story or a shortened version of a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sholem Aleichem, or I.L. Peretz. Jewish Lives...

 Lecturers /  Santa Clara County

An outgrowth of the Stanford Klezmer Band, Klezmore Square was founded in 2016 solely to bring klezmer music to the Congregation Beth Am community at special events and holidays.

 Community & Synagogue Bands /  Santa Clara County

Judaica and Hebraica Curator, Stanford University Library

 Lecturers /  Santa Clara County

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