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2018-09


 
Rosh Hashoneh is just around the corner !
While searching for the perfect image to start off our newsletter, we came across a treasure trove of Yiddish postcards from the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, as well as this story in  The Forward on The Curious History of Rosh Hashanah Cards in Yiddish.

For your holiday listening pleasure
  • Joseph Feldman sings, circa 1935 - A Gut Yor
Looking for a little introspection? 
The ten days from Rosh Hashoneh through  Yomkipr  are a great time to think about life.  10Q emails you a thought-provoking question each day for ten days.  One year later, your answers are unlocked and returned to you, and the process begins anew.
 
Delicious honey cake recipe
If all that introspection makes you hungry, try Marcy Goldman's famous honey cake

partyIt's a Party!
Party A
 
KlezCalifornia's Fall Donor Party
Sunday, Sept 30, 2-5pm
Palo Alto 
 
It will be autumn in a couple of weeks, which means it is almost time for our Fall Donor Party. Join us for good food, music and song, and shmoozing!
 
If you are a contributing member, you will receive your invitation next week.  Not yet a donor? Contribute any amount ($18 or $18,000!) by September 20 to get an invitation.

Email KlezCalifornia or call 415-789-7679.
 
We've got the beat!
Join us for a rousing and joyful celebration of Yiddish culture with the amazing Bay Area klezmer band, THE GONIFS! 
 
Sunday, October 14,  3-5pm
Congregation B'nai Shalom
Walnut Creek
 
MC'd by radio host Andy Muchin
Klezmer dancing led by Bruce Bierman
Kids' program with Gerry Tenney, ages 5-12  
Free babysitting for kids under 5 (with RSVP)
Yiddish Proverb
From  
  salonFluent in Yiddish? 
 
Come to KlezCalifornia's Flisik Yidish Salon!
Sunday, Sept 16,  2-4pm
Berkeley
Mir veln shmuesn af di temes:
  • Dertseyl undz dayn hakhloteh (resolution) far nayem yor oder rosh-hashoneh.   
  • Vos is dayn balibster platz (a medineh, a shtot, a hoyz, a tsimer, a park)?
  • Gershon un Millie veln unz brengen kurtseh maysez tsu leynen un diskutirn.
Farges nit tsu brengen epes tsu nashn oder trinken! 

Upcoming Sunday Salons
October 21, Berkeley 
November 18, El Cerrito
December 16, Oakland

Free events! RSVP by email or call 415-789-7679. 
Farshidns 

Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 
 
Convergence , new CD with Anthony Mordechai Tsvi Russell and Veretski Pass explores the Jewish and African-American diasporas.
  
How Yiddish Cultural Education Got Its Start in America, from Zionism to Socialism, by Mikhail Krutikov (book review)
   
Jokes with Leana: The Mother-In Law - video in Yiddish with subtitles
 
Soviet Zion, a new musical being developed set in Siberia's Jewish Autonomous Region   Thanks to Laura Sheppard

Online classes from YIVO this Fall

* Oh Mama, I'm in Love ! The Story of the Yiddish Stage

* Folksong, Demons, and the Evil Eye; Folklore of Ashkenaz

* Discovering Ashkenaz: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe 

Yiddish Culture, Dance & Music
September

The Old World Made New: Songs of the Stage and Street
Sing songs mostly in Yiddish
Tuesday, September 4, 7:30-9:30pm 
At Menorah Park, SF
 
Secular Rosh Hashoneha 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
 
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
 
with Steven Zipperstein in conversation with Ari Y. Kelman 
Thursday, September 27, 7:30pm
Taube Center for Jewish Studies,  Stanford
 
Sunday, September 30, 2-5pm
Private home, Palo Alto 
 
IngatheringJewish Music of Harvest and Holiday,
with Book of J (J ewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood)
Sunday, September 30, 4pm
Old First Church, SF
Coming in October and beyond 

The Lonely Child, the Legacy of a Song from the Vilna Ghetto (film)
with writer/producer Alix Wall  
Sunday, October 7, 7:30-8:30pm
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley

Klezmer Concert with Dance Party, with The Gonifs, MC Andy Muchin, dance leader Bruce Bierman, kids' program with Gerry Tenney 
Sunday, October 14, 3-5pm
Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek

Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago: 
The Story and Songs of the Rediscovered 1905 Musical Stempenyu
Monday, October 15, 12:00noon - 1:00pm
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley
 
The Chosen (theater)
Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm & Sunday, October 21, 7pm
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto

European History: The Rise and Destruction of Agro-Joint , with Misha Mitse   
Sunday, October 21, 1:30pm 
Jewish Community Library, SF

Sunday, October 21, 2-5pm
Berkeley

KlezCalifornia Klezmer Workshopwith Josh Horowitz 
Sunday, October 21, 1-4pm  
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, SF

From Shtetl to MetropolisThe Jewish Musical Diaspora,
with San Francisco Choral Artists 
Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8pm
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
    
Thursday, October 25, 7pm
Jewish Community Library, SF 

Fridays, October 26 - December 7, 10am-noon
Acalanes College, Walnut Creek
 
Who Will Write Our History (film with Yiddish)
Tuesday, October 30, 1pm and 7pm
Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol  
 
Who Will Write Our History (film with Yiddish)
Wednesday, October 31, 6:30pm
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose  
 
HEADS UP:
Klezmer Conservatory Band, Michael Alpert, Andy Statman
Monday, January 14, 8pm
Davies Symphony Hall, SF 
 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!) 
 Honor Wall 
 
From Lea Delson:  
 
I am remembering my beloved uncle, Michael J. Harrison, who knew a lot more Yiddish than I do! He was a physicist, college professor, college Dean, and researcher. He had a great sense of humor and great devotion to the Jewish people, loved good food and good company, travel and information. He was a very warm, caring and loving person and uncle. He passed away on April 7, 2018 at age 85 in East Lansing, Michigan, and is survived by his devoted wife Ann Tukey Harrison. May his soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life.
 
View the KlezCalifornia Honor Wall 
. Become a donor to post your tribute. 
 
A bisl mer (a little bit more)

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