How does the Tsar Drink Tea?
Sing/Act/Dance/Draw for kids 6-12 and their families
with noted children’s entertainer Gerry Tenney

Sunday, November 2

At the Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto

Part 1: 11:00am-12:30pm
Part 2: 3:15-4:45pm
Performance: 5:00pm

Participate in and perform a funny one-act musical, written by workshop leader Gerry Tenney, based on the Yiddish folk song, Vi Azoy Trinkt Der Keyser Tey? (How Does The Tsar Drink Tea?) With mostly English dialogue and Yiddish songs, it recounts the adventures of a young boy who runs away from the Tsar’s Army during Khanikeh (Hanukkah). Singers, musicians, actors, dancers, scenery makers, and more ages 6-12 are all welcome to join the fun. No memorization necessary. You are welcome to participate in one or both workshops (am and pm) and to watch the play at 5:00pm. For the whole family. Get a real taste of Yiddish culture!

Tickets: $5 kids 6-12 and adults participating in a kids’ workshop, per session. No charge to be in or watch the performance.

This program for kids and families is part of the KLEZCALIFORNIA YIDDISH CULTURE FESTIVAL, Sat & Sun, November 1-2, at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto. Family-friendly interactive klezmer music, song, dance, poetry, and more, for all ages, featuring internationally renowned clarinetist Joel Rubin, and Veretski Pass. Klezmer master classes and nine workshops for adults and teens, Yiddish song performance, and family-friendly Freylekh Finale Concert, Dance & Pizza Party, all on Sunday.

Festival Pass savings and individual event tickets, program details:, 415.789.7679. Check website for special, discounted kids’ ticket prices.