wonderful parties we had at San Mateo's Tannourine
Restaurant! With terrific Lebanese food, spirited dancing
led by Bruce Bierman, and music by Kugelplex in July and The Gonifs in
August, the evenings -- organized by Gil Rosoff -- were not to be
missed. A special treat in August was Steve Saxon, who was there as a
guest but whipped out his trumpet and played along with the band and
also sang a terrific "Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn." KlezCalifornia helps fund Yiddish dance parties throughout the Bay Area.
of help, we need your assistance in the coming weeks for the
initial promotion of next February's Yiddish Culture Festival. We have
beautiful 6" x 9" promotional cards and would like your help
distributing them to religious, cultural, and artistic organizations.
shuls have tables with community information at their Rosheshuneh (Rosh
Hashana) and Yom Kipr (Yom Kippur) services. If you want to put out
cards at your
shul or at other organizations, email us at email@example.com. Give us your name, address, phone and email, where and when you will put out cards and how many you would like.
And speaking of coming weeks, we wish you a sweet and happy New Year! L'shoneh toyveh tikoseyvu!
|New "KlezCalifornia Gele* (*yellow) Pages" printed
There's a new edition of our directory of Yiddish culture resources in
the Bay Area and it's a whopping 36 pages! Listings include
more classes (Yiddish theatre at Sonoma State and language and
Stanford), more klezmer bands (Go Van Gogh, The Gonifs, The
Inextinguishable Trio, Klezmania!, Klezmorama,
The Kleztet and Stanford Klezmer Band) and more performers, lecturers
teachers (Will Johnson, Geoffrey Katz, Kitka, Jeanette Lewicki, Barbara
Sonia Tubridy). The "Gele Pages" can be viewed on-line, but surely you want your own your copy on bright yellow paper. Send a check for $5 ($3
+ $2 postage/handling) to KlezCalifornia at the address at the very bottom of this newsletter.
|Yidishe Salon far flisik reders |
Sunday, September 13, 2:00-4:00pm, private home, San Francisco.
If you can carry on a complete conversation in Yiddish, join
this Salon. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for location. Previous
Salons have been in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and Burlingame. We're averaging about fifteen people at
each Salon and it's developed into quite an eclectic group.
| Solano Stroll in Berkeley/Albany |
Sunday, September 11, 10:00am-6:00pm, Solano Avenue
you are going to this
year's Solano Stroll, the huge annual street fair in Berkeley/Albany,
be sure to stop by the KlezCalifornia booth and say hello! We'll be
playing klezmer and Yiddish CDs and showing a video of one of our
table is between Tulare and Ventura Avenues and between American Jewish
Service and Progressive Jewish Alliance.
East Bay Kindershul welcomes your child(ren).
Bay Area's only on-going youth education program
with substantial Yiddish content is accepting fall enrollment. East
Bay Kindershul offers a secular, Yiddish-oriented curriculum that
includes Jewish life in Europe, Jewish holidays from a cultural point
view (art, music, drama), the contributions of Jews to
movements for social justice throughout history and the importance of
being part of that
tradition today. The curriculum also includes Yiddish songs and
phrases, stories translated from the Yiddish, and a secular bar/bas mitzve
for grades K-8 meet every other Sunday, 10:00am - noon, at JCC of the East Bay.
For more information, contact Gerry Tenney at 510-465-7911 or email@example.com
Klezmer Music in Mountain View.
Kugel performs Yiddish and other music regularly at Zucca Ristorante in
Mountain View each week, Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 pm.
Reservations not required but couldn't hurt. www.zuccaristorante.com
Put these events on your calendar now. We'll give all the details in the October newsletter.
Sunday, October 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Yidishe Salon far
Pamelakh Reders. Yiddish conversation group in Berkeley for intermediate
Sunday, October 18,
10:00am - 5:00pm, Opening party for Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. Klezmer
music, Yiddish dancing and a performance by The
Sunday, October 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm, Simcha Sunday.
Klezmer music, Yiddish dancing, Yiddish song performance and
KlezCalifornia booth at this Sonoma County outdoor festival in Santa
Sunday October 25, 7:00pm -
9:30pm, Jewish Dance Theatre's Freylekh. Join us at this Yiddish dance party with live music by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band at JCC of the
Thursday, October 29, in the evening, Yiddish dancing on the Stanford campus. Students are invited to learn Yiddish dancing with Bruce Bierman to the music of the Stanford Klezmer Band.
Save the dates: KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture
Presidents' Day Weekend (February
12-15, 2010) in Palo Alto
Presented by KlezCalifornia and
Congregation Etz Chayim