The 23rd Annual
Jewish Music Festival March 22 - 30, 2008
SF Bay Area
night is this Saturday in Berkeley, but there will be more than a full
week of tremendous concerts and unique programs in multiple venues
throughout the Bay Area.
now, you've certainly seen some of the amazing publicity, so it's just
a matter of checking your calendar one last time and making sure you
take in as much of this annual Bay Area treasure as you possibly can.
All the details are available at www.jewishmusicfestival.org.
Klezmer Ensemble & Band Workshops
you want to learn to play klezmer in groups, and already know how to
play your instrument, there are upcoming opportunities to do so at
several bay area locations.
David Rosenfeld, of Kugelplex (mandolin/violin),
is a multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, and composer who has
been playing stringed instruments for over 25 years, and teaching for
almost as long. He will be conducting workshops shortly in both
Berkeley and Palo Alto.
JCC East Bay (click here for directions)
Tuesdays, April 1 - May 27 (skipping 4/22), 7:30pm - 9:00pm
$100 general, $80 members (for all eight classes)
Albert L. Schultz JCC (click here for directions)
Thursdays, April 3 - May 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
$85 general, $75 members
Cubberley Campus, Modular Classroom A
Contact: Heidi Stein, 650-852-3505
To find out more, and assure that you receive notice of upcoming workshops, contact David Rosenfeld at 415-407-7162, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 11-13, 2008
Congregation Shomrei Torah - Santa Rosa, CA
National Treasure, bestselling author of "Born to Kvetch" and "Just Say
Nu," novelist, playwright, lecturer, performer and authority on Yiddish
language and literature will be joining the Santa Rosa Jewish community
for a Shabbat in April. You can too!
For directions, click here. For carpooling, post a message on KlezCalifornia's Message forum here:
Friday, April 11,
7:30pm Shabbat evening services followed by Michael Wex's lecture: "I'm
Becoming a Penitential Chicken for You, Pussy-Cat: Yiddish and the
Saturday, April 12,
10:30am Shabbat morning services and lecture: "Daytsh Aftselakhis
(German in Spite of the Germans): The Jewish Roots of Yiddish"
Saturday, April 12,
7:30pm Lecture, discussion and book signing "Don't Knock Me a
Teakettle: Strange Yiddish Expressions and How They Got That Way"
Sunday, April 13, 8:30am Brunch with Michael Wex, and a final lecture: "It Should Happen to my Enemies: The Yiddish View of Life"
Special Shabbat Program
Yiddish Culture, Eastern European History, and Klezmer Music
with Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz
April 5, Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
Strom is a pioneer among klezmer revivalists. Since 1981, he has
conducted extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and
the Balkans, focusing on all aspects of Roma and Jewish culture. He is
a director, composer, musician, photographer and writer. Elizabeth
Schwartz has been called the "Piaf of Yiddish song" and has performed
across North America and internationally. She is also an independent
filmmaker and former Hollywood film executive.
For details of the program, click here. For directions to Kol Emeth, click here.