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2019-01


Party like it's 1905!
All of us here at KlezCalifornia wish you a joyous 2019. 

Take a minute to listen to The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus sing 
Auld Lang Syne in Yiddish.

Our big news for the upcoming year is we've been awarded a grant to expand our already fabulous Klezmer Workshop series. In addition to our East Bay and SF locations, we are planning more offerings throughout the Bay Area, such as Sonoma County, Santa Clara County, and possibly Santa Cruz.

In 2018, we brought you workshops like The Nign: Subway to Paradise; Cracking the Code: The Fun Way to Practice; and  The Sheet Music is Lying: How to Interpret Written Klezmer. The 2019 workshops are still in the planning stages, but you'll hear from us soon with details. Be sure to sign up for our Workshop and Jams email list to get the full scoop!

Our deepest appreciation to the Alliance for California Traditional Arts for the grant to support this work!
 
 
P.S. Your passion for Yiddish culture makes KlezCalifornia possible! If you have not yet made a gift this year, please do so before midnight tonight!
 
Yiddish Proverb

 FlisikFlisik Yidish Salon

Fluent in Yiddish? Come to our  free monthly conversation salon!
Sunday, January 20,  2-4 pm, Afikomen Judaica, Berkeley
Email or call  415-789-7679

Mir veln shmuesn vegn di temes: 
 * Vort shpil
 * Zingen a Yiddish lid

Loz undz visn oyb du kumst, un breng a nash oyb du kenst.
 

Next Salon: Sunday, February 17, 2-4pm, Berkeley
 
 Learn Yiddish!

Yiddish sheet music
CLASSES STARTING IN JANUARY

First-Year Yiddish, with Yankl Levitow
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:20-4:55pm, 
January 7 - March 15
U.C. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz 
 
Beginning Yiddish, with Ken Blady 
Mondays, 7-8;30pm
January 14 - April 17 
Presented by Lehrhaus Judaica, 
co-presented by KlezCalifornia 
JCC East Bay, Berkeley
 

Reading Yiddish Texts, with Yael Chaver 
Mondays, 7:15-9:15pm
January 28 - May 20 
Presented by Lehrhaus Judaica,
co-presented by KlezCalifornia 
JCC East Bay, Berkeley

 
 
Also check out our list of  continuing classes
Farshidns 

Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 
 
Zero Mostel 
Zero Mostel  (the original Tevye on Broadway in "Fiddler on the Roof") sings the Yiddish song, "With a Needle, Without a Needle" on television in 1962 in a rare television appearance. Read about Mostel's interesting career as well.  
 
Ketseleh, S'brent der Frost - The classic American song, "Baby It's Cold Outside," has come under fire recently as perhaps describing attempted date rape. KlezCalifornia doesn't have an opinion, but we do want to show you that both good and bad can be expressed in Yiddish. With English subtitles. 
 
Guide to the Worst Yiddish Summer Programs - from our friends at YidLife Crisis.
  
Summer study tour to Poland - Join the Bay Area-based Taube Philanthropies in Roots, Resilience, and Renewal, June 23-30, led by renowned Holocaust historian Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt, 
Yiddish Culture, Dance & Music
January 

with Corey Fischer and Ariel Luckey
Saturday, January 12, 8pm 
Congregation B'nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek
 
with Itzhak Perlman, Klezmer Conservatory Band, 
Michael Alpert, Andy Statman
Monday, January 14, 8pm 
Davies Symphony Hall, SF  
 
The J-West Conference
Friday-Sunday, January 18-20
La Quinta Inn, Hayward 
 
Sunday, January 20, 2-4pm
Afikomen Judaica, Berkeley 
 
The Magid Chronicles CD release party
Veretski Pass
Sunday, January 20, 4pm
St Alban's Church, Albany
 
Friday, January 25, time TBD 
Ner Tamid, San Francisco
 
Sunday, January 27, time TBD 
Chochmat HaLev, Berkeley
 
Wednesday, January 30, 7-9pm
Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley
Coming in February 
 
Yiddish Singing with Jeanette Lewicki,
Allied Agendas for Troubling Times: A Talk, A Panel & Songs
Presented by The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California
Sunday,  February 3, 1:30-4:30pm
SF Public Library - Civic Center (Latino meeting room), San Francisco 
 
Beregovski Suite: Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendoerfer
Monday, February 18, 7pm 
Napa Center for Thought and Culture, at Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa 
 
Sunday, February 17, 2-4pm
Berkeley
 
Beregovski Suite: Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendoerfer (this event is free!) 
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30pm 
Stanford University, Stanford
 
Convergence Revisited, with Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Veretski Pass 
Thursday, February 21, 7pm
JCC East Bay, Berkeley  
 
Dmitri Gaskin & Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell
Saturday, February 23, 8pm
JCC East Bay, Berkeley 
 Honor Wall 
   
From Howard Freedman:
L'koved Judy Kunofsky  
 
From Betsy Eckstein:
In honor of Renee Enteen 
 
View the KlezCalifornia Honor WallBecome a donor to post your tribute. 
 
 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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