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
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 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.
Flisik Yidish Salon
Fluent in Yiddish?
Come to KlezCalifornia's free monthly conversation salon!
Sunday, August 19
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
Every other Friday,
starts Sept 7, SF
Public Library Civic Center Branch
Five days a week, starts Aug 21,
Three days a week, starts week of Aug 21,
Mondays, 7:15-9:15, starts Oct 1,
JCC East Bay
Tuesdays, 11am, starts Sept 25,
Mondays, 7-9pm, starts Oct 8, Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto
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.
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.
Thanks to Larry Becker
A 19th century khaper song
(catchers) were despised Jews who caught boys to fulfill the Jewish quota for the Czarist army.
Yiddish Culture, Dance & Music
Through Sunday, August 5
Friday, August 3, 7:30-10pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, Menlo Park
Thursdays, August 16, 23, 30, & September 6, 2-4pm
Yiddish writing in North America
JCC Sonoma County
Sunday, August 19, 2-4pm
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
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
Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8pm
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Help us continue our exciting mission to connect people and communities around the Bay Area with Yiddish culture. Donate $18, $36 or $54
If you prefer to mail a check, use the address below.
A sheynem dank! (Thank you very much!)