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2018-08

Get ready for an exciting offering of diverse Fall events from KlezCalifornia. Come join us: check out the options below and save the dates of your favorites in your calendar now. Get more involved by becoming a donor or a volunteer!  
 
  
Klezmer Concert with The Gonifs
Sunday, October 14, 3-5pm
Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek   
Dancing with Bruce Bierman
Kids' program led by Gerry Tenney   

Yiddish Conversation Salons 
Monthly, third Sundays, 2-4pm
Locations vary

Sunday Afternoon Klezmer Workshops
October 21, San Francisco 
November 11, Piedmont 
December 9,  Piedmont 

Tam: Tastes of Yiddish Culture for Kids & Teens
We're bringing a taste (tam) of Yiddish culture to Jewish youth in grades K-12.  
Yiddish Proverb
SFJFFYiddish Goes to the Movies!

through August 5
San Francisco, Palo Alto, Albany, Oakland, San Rafael  
$2 off each ticket with discount code KLEZ38
Good for any film at the Festival
 
Films co-presented by KlezCalifornia:
 
Friday, August 3, 8:10pm, Piedmont Theatre, Oakland 
Large parts of the movie are in Yiddish, and the cast worked with a Yiddish language coach to refine their accents and use of the language. 
 
Saturday, August 4, 2pm, Piedmont Theatre, Oakland 
  
Michael Waczynski directed the 1937 Yiddish film The Dybbuk, and this biopic revolves around uncovering his life before the war -- when he attempted to shed his Jewish identity. Included are excerpts and readings from his diary, in Yiddish, as well as visits to towns and shtetls he lived in before leaving for Warsaw and then Italy. 
  salonFlisik Yidish Salon 

Fluent in Yiddish?  
Come to KlezCalifornia's free monthly conversation salon!

Sunday, August 19 
2-4pm
Oakland 
Email or call 415.789.7679
  • Vemen volstu farbeten tsu dayn hoyz: say a lebediker mentsh, say a mensh vos lebt shoyn nit, un farvos?
  • Zog undz dayn hakhloteh (resolution) far dem nayem yor (Rosheshoneh).    
Fargest nit tsu brengen epes tsu nashn oder trinken! 
Nu? Learn Some Yiddish, Already!

Yiddish classes around the Bay

San Francisco
Beginning Yiddish with Agniewska (Aga) Ilwick 
Every other Friday,  3-5pm,  starts Sept 7, SF  Public Library Civic Center Branch
 
Yiddish Language and Culture, with Armando Paone (class usually full with continuing students)
Fridays 4-5:30pm, Openhouse  
 
Berkeley
Elementary Yiddish with Yael Chaver
Five days a week, starts Aug 21,  UC Berkeley

Readings in Yiddish, with Yael Chaver
Three days a week, starts week of Aug 21, UC Berkeley

Reading Yiddish Texts, with Yael Chaver
Mondays, 7:15-9:15, starts Oct 1,  JCC East Bay
 
Beginning Yiddish, with Ken Blady
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, starts October 1, JCC East Bay

Intermediate Yiddish, with Ken Blady
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, starts October 3, JCC East Bay

Lafayette
Continuing Yiddish, with Ken Blady
Tuesdays, 11am, starts Sept 25,  Temple Isaiah
 
Peninsula
Yiddish Reading Group, with Yankl Levitow
Mondays, 7-9pm, starts Oct 8, Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto

Intermediate Yiddish, with Yankl Levitow 
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, starts Oct 10, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills

Santa Cruz
Advanced-Intermediate Yiddish, with Yankl Levitow 
Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, starts Oct 16, Congregation Kol Tefilah

Beginning Yiddish, with Yankl Levitow 
Tuesdays, 5:15-6:45pm, starts Oct 16, Congregation Kol Tefilah 
 
Did we miss one? 
If you know about another Yiddish class in the greater Bay Area, let us know so we can include it in our newsletter. 
Farshidns 

Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 

 
San Francisco Yiddish Combo, A new klezmer band made up of classically trained musicians who enjoy stretching musical boundaries, and led by cellist Rebecca Roudman.
 
All-Yiddish "Fiddler on the Roof" in New York. Two rave reviews: one and another.  
 
A Celebration of Jewish Foods - Tradition, Nostalgia, Family, Love, History, and Schmaltz 
Thanks to Larry Becker
 
Yiddish Militancy with Daniel Kahn  Thanks to Dorrit Geshuri
 
A 19th century khaper songKhapers (catchers) were despised Jews who caught boys to fulfill the Jewish quota for the Czarist army.  
 
Yiddish Culture, Dance & Music
August

Through Sunday, August 5
Various locations  

Klezmer and Israeli Dance Party, with Majorly Minor, dance leader Donna Frankel 
Friday, August 3, 7:30-10pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, Menlo Park

Yiddish Literature (in translation), led by Loretta Denner 
Thursdays, August 16, 23, 30, & September 6, 2-4pm 
Yiddish writing in North America 
JCC Sonoma County

Sunday, August 19, 2-4pm
Oakland 
Coming in September 

Secular Rosh Hashanah, A Jewish New Year Celebration, with some readings in Yiddish, presented by Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
Saturday, September 8, 2-5pm
Jewish Community Center, SF

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History , with Steven Zipperstein
Thursday, September 13, 5:30pm
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley 

Fridays, September 14 - October 19, 10am-noon
Acalanes College, Walnut Creek 
  
Sunday, September 16, 2-4pm 
Berkeley
 
Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8pm
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park 
 Donate 

Help us continue our exciting mission to connect people and communities around the Bay Area with Yiddish culture. Donate $18, $36 or $54 here .
 
If you prefer to mail a check, use the address below.

A sheynem dank! (Thank you very much!) 
A bisl mer (a little bit more)

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