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One of the many ways KlezCalifornia supports Yiddish culture in the Bay Area is by providing fiscal sponsorship services for selected arts, culture, and education projects. We accept projects that involve the Jewish community or other communities among which Jews have lived. 
Over the years, we have been delighted to support many exciting endeavors. They include Veretski Pass and their current foray into the work of Sofia Magid, as well as several of their earlier projects; Jewish Circle Theatre, an Israeli-American company that produces plays about the relationship between Israeli and American Jews; and Heather Klein's Yiddish Spring: Living Composers in Yiddish. Check out the complete list

If you need fiscal sponsorship for a venture, please email us for details!
Yiddish Proverb
 FlisikFlisik Yidish Salon

Fluent in Yiddish? Come to our  free monthly conversation salon!
Sunday, February 17,  2-4 pm, private home in Berkeley
Email or call  415-789-7679

Di temes veln zayn:
  • Ver iz der mentsh (lebedik oder toyt) vemen ir bavundert tsum merstn? Zogt undz farvos.
  • Ver iz der mentsh (lebedik oder toyt) vemen ir hot tsum merstns faynt? Zogt undz farvos.
  • Vos iz ayer balibtsteh lid (es makht nit oys in velkher shprakh)?
Oyb ir kent, brengt epes tsu nashn oder trinkn.

Next Salon: Sunday, March 17, 2-4pm, Berkeley
workshops KlezCalifornia's Monthly Klezmer Workshops!
Spring Schedule

Sunday, February 24 
with Cookie Segelstein
Jewish Community Library 
1835 Ellis Street, SF 94115  
Mixed Grill Special 
Polish, Ukrainian, Turkish, Moldavian music all in one set? How about in one tune? In this workshop we combine co-territorial music the way it was done by traditional klezmer musicians, to facilitate wedding dances. This is both a reading and by ear class, with a concentration on merging traditional styles of music throughout and beyond the Pale of Settlement.
Let us know if you are coming (but it's ok to drop in).
Sunday, March 31 with Jeanette Lewicki  
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont
Sunday, April 14 with Josh Horowitz
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont
Sunday, May 19 with Dmitri Gas kin
Jewish Community Library, SF
Sunday, June 23 with Cookie Segelstein 
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont  
Workshops in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties being planned! 
Monthly workshops in 2019 are made possible by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Surdna Foundation

Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 
The Magid Chronicles -  a new CD by Veretski Pass with clarinetist Joel Rubin. It is based on pieces collected by Sofia Magid, the Jewish ethnographer who worked intensively to document Jewish music in Belarus and Ukraine during Stalin's regime in the 1920s and 30s. Magid's six hundred recordings contain rare examples of women's songs.  A fiscally-sponsored project of KlezCalifornia.
Zey, Mayn Kind-  performed by Khave Rosenblatt. See my child, how there is in this world a little piece of paper (money, that is). It turns great ones into small ones... idiots into brilliant ones, the wise into crazy ones.
Shtisel - J, the Jewish News of Northern California, had a great write up on the Israeli hit TV series Shtisel, which is now on Netflix with English subtitles. What The J neglects to mention is that the show, set in a Haredi community, has a healthy helping of Yiddish.  Gib a kuk! 
Yiddish Culture, Dance & Music

Yiddish Singing with Jeanette Lewicki, part of  
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
Public Library - Civic Center (Latino Meeting Room), SF
Sunday, February 17, 2-4pm

Beregovski Suite, with Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendoerfer
Monday, February 18, 7pm 
Napa Center for Thought and Culture, at Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa 
Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendoerfer
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30pm 
Stanford University, Stanford     FREE!
with Loretta Denner
Thursdays, Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2-4pm
Jewish Community Center, Santa Rosa 
Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell & Veretski Pass 
Thursday, February 21, 7pm
JCC East Bay, Berkeley  
Dmitri Gaskin & Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell
Saturday, February 23, 8pm
Starline Social Club, Oakland 
Klezmer Workshop with Cookie Segelstein
Sunday, February 24, 12:30-3:30
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco 
See You at the Movies!
Yiddish and klezmer-themed films  around the Bay Area. 

Jewish Film Institute's WinterFest 

Redemption ( Geulah) (klezmer in score) 
Sunday, February 17, 5:45pm
Roxie Theater, SF 

Jewish Community Library, SF

Thursday, March 7, 7pm
Finding Babel  (documentary)
Thursday, March 28, 7pm 
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival
The Last Suit (klezmer-driven score) 
Sunday, March 3, 9:30am
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill 
The Impure (some Yiddish)
Sunday, March 3, 9:45am
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
A Bag of Marbles   (some Yiddish)
Sunday, March 3, 4:30pm
Vine Cinema @ Alehouse, Livermore 
Sunday, March 3, 4:45pm
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
Menashe (Yiddish, with English subtitles)
Tuesday, March 5, 10:30am
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
The Unorthodox (some Yiddish)
Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm AND  
Sunday, March 10, 4:15pm
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
93Queen (some Yiddish)
Sunday, March 10, 10:15am
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill  
Who Will Write Our History (some Yiddish) 
Sunday, March 10, 4pm
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
Coming in March
Ellis Island Old World Folk Band
Wednesday, March 6, 5:30-7pm
The Local Café, Alameda   
with Heather Klein and Josh Horowitz
Friday, March 8, 8:30pm (services begin 8pm) 
Temple Beth Sholom, San Leandro  
Fridays, March 8-29, 10am-12noon
Acalanes College, Walnut Creek 
Sunday, March 17, 2-4pm
Jewlia Eisenberg, Jeremiah Lockwood
Sunday, March 17, 6pm and 7:30pm
SFJazz, SF
Was the First Leprecohen Jewish? A History of the Jews of Ireland, with Ken Blady
(the great majority of "Leprecohens" were Litvaks who came to Ireland during the period that corresponded to the Ellis Island experience)
Monday, March 18, 1-4pm
Acalanes College, Walnut Creek
KlezCalifornia Klezmer Workshop , with Jeanette Lewicki
Sunday, 3/31, 3:30-6:30pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont
 Honor Wall 
Preeva Tramiel and Leonard Tramiel:  
In memory of Chaya Adler      
Libbat Shaham:  
In memory of Paul Ellis, lover of fiddling, art, and Northern California 
Elaine Moise and Bob Grodsky:  
In memory of Joseph and Lillian Grodsky, who loved the Yiddish language and culture 
Robin Braverman:  
In memory of my maternal grandparents, Pauline and Andres "Bundy" Lang
Judy Kunofsky:  
In memory of my parents, Pauline (Levine) Kunofsky and Israel Kunofsky
View KlezCalifornia's Honor WallBecome a donor to post your tribute. 

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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