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KlezCalifornia promotes and celebrates Yiddish culture in the San Francisco Bay Area

KlezCalifornia's thirteenth Yiddish Culture Festival is almost here! Don't miss the bar/bas mitsveh year! Join the fun!

Saturday & Sunday, November 7 & 8 
Presented in partnership with the 
in Berkeley
Klezmer music, singing, dancing, story-telling, poetry, food, and fun!
 Scholarships available - Apply by October 23
NEW this year:
Saturday, November 7 at 7:30-10:00pm  

We are excited to present KlezCalifornia's first CABARET, with refreshments, and serving wine (for purchase), featuring some of the Bay Area's greatest entertainers: 
Jeanette Lewicki  
Anthony Russell  
Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band
Sara Felder 
Heather Klein 
Jim Rebhan  
Naomi Newman
MC Arje Shaw 
David Chernyavsky
Jake Marmer
Sharon Bernstein 
Sunday, November 8 at 10:00am-7:00pm
Workshops for instrumentalists, including two Master Classes to participate in or watch! Study with Stu Brotman, Dan Cantrell, David Chernyavsky, Mikel "Moish" Estrin, Dmitri Gaskin, Joshua Horowitz, Mike Perlmutter, Stephen Saxon, and Cookie Segelstein. All instruments invited!

Photo by Lea Delson,

Three fabulous singing workshops (songs, technique, master class) with Jeanette Lewicki, Heather Klein, and Sharon Bernstein! Two klezmer dance workshops with Bruce Bierman! Music-inspiredpoetry workshop with Jake Marmer! East European Jewish history with Ken Blady! History of klezmer, with Andy Muchin! 

Plenty of fun for everyone. Check out the workshop details
Veretski Pass
Finale Party 
with dancing led by Bruce Bierman to music by Veretski Pass, Festival music teachers, and participants. Refreshments included.

Photo by Dana Davis
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SupportKlezCaliforniaFestival Funders
Pot of goldThis Festival is made possible through the generosity of the:
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Frederick J. Isaac Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay
Libitzky Family Foundation
Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Chaim Schwartz Foundation
                                    Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

We welcome your donation
 as well! Gifts to KlezCalifornia are tax-deductible.