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We're not your bobeh's (or zeydeh's) nonprofit.
Or maybe we are!    
Please consider making a gift to KlezCalifornia this month. We add enjoyment to YOUR life with Yiddish-inspired culture, including wonderful klezmer music (which makes you feel so happy and energized)!

We've read that people interested in Yiddish culture - even KlezCalifornia members like you -- are more likely to donate to a hospital, school or synagogue, so we want to get you in the mood: 

Support a hospital? KlezCalifornia revives your soul with music, dance, language and literature, with learning and inter-generational experiences. The best health care!

Support a college? KlezCalifornia presents and publicizes programs with great teachers, who help you explore East European Jewish culture. We have "departments" of language, history, literature, music, dance, and ethnomusicology!

Support youth education? There's a lively Youth Program at each of our Festivals!

Support a shul? At our singing events, you can learn traditional religious songs in Yiddish or secular ones. Either way, you'll feel closer to Jewish tradition!

KlezCalifornia celebrates Yiddish culture -- our heritage of arts, language, literature and customs developed over 1,000 years of thriving Jewish community life across Eastern Europe. Since 2003, KlezCalifornia has produced hundreds of sing-alongs, dance parties, conversation salons and lectures; and published a Bay Area resource guide and Yiddish songbook. We've presented ten fantastic excursions to Yiddishland at our Yiddish Culture Festivals. Hold the date (October 26-27, 2013) for the next Festival, at The Magnes in Berkeley.

Between now and then, we'll give you the details of a hundred other events in our lively newsletter, sent to more than 1,800 KlezCalifornia members (that includes you!).

Your joyful participation and financial support are essential to keeping our community thriving and growing, with more and more dance parties, sing-alongs, lectures, workshops and master classes every year. May we count on your (tax-deductible) donation?

How to donate?  It's easy and your gift is tax-deductible! 

 musicians at KlezCalifornia workshop

Click HERE to donate with a credit card or mail a check to KlezCalifornia, 1728 Allston Way, Berkeley 94703. The more you give, the more we can do together.   


Benefits for donors (parties, Honor Wall, Yiddish theater video, "TheOy Way" exercise book, beautiful note cards) are described HERE .

Nu, maybe your friends and family would like to donate? Forward them this email by clicking the link at the bottom.   


If you like, think of a donation as Hanukkah-Khanikeh-Chanukah gelt for KlezCalifornia! We look forward to hearing from you.   



Mit khavershaft (In friendship),


Judy Kunofsky, Executive Director, and Gerry Tenney, President 


Photos by Dale Pearlman unless otherwise indicated.