Sholem Aleykhem (Contact First Name),

Peysekh begins the evening of Friday, March 30. 
Check out the Farshidns section below for links to get you in the holiday spirit. 

PartyKlezCalifornia's Spring Donor Party
Sunday, April 8,  Oakland 
(donate and we'll tell you where)
Good food, music and song, shmoozing, and more! 

If you are already a Contributing Member, you should have received your invitation.  If not yet a donor,
contribute any amount by April 3 and you'll be invited. Email KlezCalifornia or call 415.789.7679, 
Yiddish Wisdom
 SalonFlisik Yidish Salon

Fluent in Yiddish? 
Come to KlezCalifornia's free 
monthly conversation salon. 
Sunday, April 15, 2-4pm
Mir veln shmuesn vegn di temes:
  • Vos iz di vikhtiksteh zakh vos ir hot a mol zikh gelernt in dayn lebn?
  • Vos iz geven a vikhtikeh iberlebung in dayn lebn?
  • Tsvantsik shayles
  • Zing a lid oder tsvey.
Email us or call 415.789.7679
  WorkshopKlezmer Dance Band:
Adding the Lift to Dance Tunes

Cookie Segelstein
Workshop with Cookie Segelstein
Sunday, April 15, 1-4pm
Jewish Community Library, SF 

Playing in a band for a klezmer dance party is a fun collaboration between dance leader, dancers and musicians. Yet it's rare when dancers, leader and musicians seem in sync. We will cover the main dance rhythms, and explore rhythmic techniques to put the necessary lift in the music, to facilitate a lively dance party. 

All ages & all acoustic instruments welcome.  
For intermediate level players or above. 

Tickets at the door. $25 (or whatever you can pay) , cash or check only . Light refreshments included. 
Please RSVP (tell us what instrument you play).
Free Tickets! Bring someone who has never come before, and you get a ticket for a free future workshop. Such a deal - a real metsieh!  

KlezCalifornia hosts monthly klezmer workshops. Save the dates!

May 6, with Dmitri Gaskin, Piedmont

June 3, The Nign: A Subway to Heaven with Jeanette Lewicki, Piedmont

JudgmentBergelson's Judgment: Imagining the Russian Revolution

Lecture with translator Sasha Senderovich
Sunday, April 22, 1:30pm
Jewish Community Library, SF
David Bergelson's Yiddish-language novel, Judgment, first published in 1929, has been rendered into English for the first time. Translator Sasha Senderovich will discuss the powerful novel, written in Berlin in the late 1920s and set in a Jewish shtetl in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution, and its context. 
Bergelson, one of the most intricate masters of Yiddish prose and the author of The End of Everything and Descent, was murdered on Stalin's orders in 1952.

Co-presented by KlezCalifornia
JesusWhen Jesus Spoke Yiddish
Translating the Gospel for Jews

The Gospel According to Matthew
Lecture with author Naomi Seidman
Sunday, April 29, 1:30pm
Jewish Community Library, SF

Dr. Seidman traces the 400-year history of the Yiddish translation of the New Testament. While early translators, typically Jewish converts to Christianity, kept close to Luther's German, in the 20th century Yiddish translations moved toward a more idiomatic, Jewish, and "juicy" Yiddish. 
Dr. Seidman will explore how and why translators changed their approach, and what this move says about broader trends in Jewish culture, Yiddish literary style, and Jewish-Christian relations. 
Co-presented by KlezCalifornia
Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 
Passover links!
Other tidbits
Yiddish Culture, Dance & Music
Community Seder with klezmer music by members of Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble
Friday, April 6, 5pm
Monte Rio Community Center, Monte Rio  
707.632.5545 for reservations

16th annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, April 8,11:30 am
Includes klezmer music and Yiddish song
The Magnes, Berkeley

Sunday, April 8, 2-5pm 
Private home in Oakland

Resisting Together: Blacks and Jews in the Shadow of a Russian Pogrom
Sunday, April 8, 7pm
Steven Zipperstein and LaDoris Cordell, moderated by Rabbi Sydney Mintz
JCCSF, San Francisco

Klezmer Dance Band: Adding the Lift to Dance Tunes
Workshop with Cookie Segelstein 
Sunday, April 15, 1-4pm
Sunday, April 15, 2-4pm 
Sunday, April 15, 1pm 
With Netivot Shalom Jazzkleztet and Albany Jazz Band
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley

Jewish Museums in Europe: Cabinets of Curiosities or Theatres of History
With Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Tuesday, April 17, 12pm
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University 
David Bergelson's Judgment: Imagining the Russian Revolution in Yiddish
Lecture with Sasha Senderovich
Sunday, April 22, 1:30pm
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco
Also same lecture Monday, April 23, 4:30pm, Stanford University, Stanford, RSVP requested

Ellis Island Old World Folk Band
Wednesday, April 25, 7-9pm
Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley

Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm 
Jewish feminist a cappella group includes Yiddish songs
JCC East Bay, Berkeley
When Jesus Spoke Yiddish
: Translating the Gospels for Jews
Lecture with Naomi Seidman 
Sunday, April 29, 1:30pm
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco 
Coming in May
Lecture with Daniel Kupfert Heller
Sunday, May 6, 1:30pm
Jewish Community Library, SF

Sunday, May 6, 3:45-6:45pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont

When Yiddish Was Young: Vilna's Last Generation
Monday, May 14, 6pm
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University

Subject TBD
Lecture with Justin Cammy
Tuesday, May 15, 12noon
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University

Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman,  with Robbin Legere Henderson
Thursday, May 17, 7pm
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco

History of the American Yiddish Theatre, with Ken Blady
Fridays, May 18 - June 15, 1-3pm
Acalanes College Adult Education, Walnut Creek 

Sunday May 20, 2-4pm
Private home in San Francisco
Thursday, May 31, 7pm
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco 

Judy Kunofsky:
In memory of my parents, Pauline (Levine) Kunofsky and Israel Kunofsky.

Visit the KlezCalifornia Honor Wall for more tributes. Become 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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