If you've been keeping up, your box of candles should be emptied tonight, and the fire danger at Khanike
(Chanukah) parties worldwide will reach its peak (see photo at
right). We hope you've enjoyed your latkes, your dreydles, your
parties, and your company.
With Purim still
about 3 months away, there's a bit of a dry spell coming up, Jewish
holiday-wise, but if you note the events mentioned below, you'll be
pleased to find there's no shortage of Yiddish cultural events coming
up in the Bay Area!
If you want to tell a friend about them, just click
|Yiddish Tango: with Jeanette Lewicki ... this Thursday!|
Yiddish Tango: Songs My Grandma Never Taught Me
A Performance w/ Interjections by Jeanette Lewicki
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Thursday, December 13, 7:30 P.M.
Lewicki, singer/accordionist, tickles the underbelly of the Yiddish
song repertory with a program of Yiddish tangos. Yiddish tango was
germinated in the bordellos of Buenos Aires, fertilized by
Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and cross-pollinated by klezmer musicians
traveling from Eastern Europe to South America. This program will be
presented in theatrical lecture style, with placards for the
Yiddish-impaired. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia.
|Wondering What to Do on December 25th?|
| A group of East Bay congregations are sponsoring a fantastic family event for the afternoon of December 25th! |
Live music by the KlezCalifornia All-Star Band, led by Gerry Tenney, will provide the centerpiece for this Yiddish Folk Festival. The program will feature Yiddish Food, Yiddish Songs (song sheets provided), Yiddish Kibitsing and Yiddish Dance - all with personalized instruction!
December 25th, 2:00-5:00pm
Advance Tickets: $20 adults, $10 kids (special rates for large families)
At the Door: $25 adults, $12 kids
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Congregation Beth El, Jewish Community
Center of the East Bay, Aquarian Minyan, Kehilla Community Synagogue,
|Red Hot Chachkas - CD Release/Dance Party @ Askhkenaz |
This week's J.
carries the most recent of several glowing reviews of "Spice it Up!,"
the latest CD from our own Red Hot Chachkas. This band has been
delighting audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area for over ten years
with their mix of traditional klezmer tunes and original compositions.
Read the reviews, then come to the CD Release/Dance party. Dancing will be led by Bruce Bierman.
January 10, 2008
Doors open @ 7:00pm: $10
Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo @ Gilman
Berkeley, CA 94702
|Save the Date! You're Invited to a Jewish Wedding! |
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2008, 2:00 PM
You'll want to dance your heart out after witnessing a traditional Eastern European Jewish mock wedding! Come together with family and friends and celebrate life. L'Chaim! All ages welcome! Watch for details.
$33 members, $36 non-members, $30 seniors and youth (17 and under).
|KlezCalifornia Needs Your Support |
| KlezCalifornia keeps enlivening
Jewish culture in the Bay Area with much needed infusions of Yiddish
and klezmer spirit. Your participation is essential in building our
community, strengthening our rich Yiddish cultural inheritance, and
introducing others to its pleasures. |
financial support is particularly critical right now. A number of local
Jewish foundations have generously helped us get started over the last
five years, expecting us to grow to be more self-sustaining. At the
same time, we think our community can now support a broad range of
participatory cultural events, possibly returning to our wonderful but
more ambitious multi-day camps. Our mailing list is growing, as are
requests for more programs, but we need urgently to expand our
gift right now is critical to sustaining Yiddish culture in the Bay
Area. KlezCalifornia needs to raise $5,000 in individual donations in
the next four weeks, so we can plan for 2008. Yiddish culture has a
growing and devoted following - including you! With your help, we can
together do so much more.
May we count on you for a tax-deductible gift right now? Click here to donate on-line, before you forget! A sheynem dank (our sincere thanks),
Julie Egger Judy Kunofsky
President Executive Director