Connecting people with Yiddish culture since 2003

Our multi-performer Cabarets-by-the-Bay are hosted at different locations, so the broader Bay Area population can enjoy these great events. See here for complete info closer to the next events:

  • Sunday October 22, 2017 at Addison-Penzak JCC, Los Gatos
  • Sunday November 5, 2017 at JCC East Bay, Berkeley

What does KlezCalifornia do?

Inform people about our own events and events produced by others

Produce events of many kinds: performances, workshops, jams

Link people with teachers, bands, classes, and each other

Teach about Yiddish culture to kids and adults

Support artists by generating larger audiences and providing fiscal sponsorships

Build inter-generational community

Celebrate Yiddish culture in many ways and settings.

Read KlezCalifornia's Newsletter, covering local events of Yiddish culture and klezmer music, or better yet sign up for free email delivery each month.

Who is KlezCalifornia for?

• Musicians and non-musicians

• Yiddish speakers and those who know only a few words of mameloshn ("the mother tongue")

• Anyone of any age who enjoys or wants to learn about Yiddish culture.