Tayereh Fraynt (Dear Friends),

We send you our warmest early wishes for a joyous  Khanikeh, Hanukkah, Chanuka(h).... (however you like to spell it!), which begins Sunday night, December 22. We tell you below about four terrific events that afternoon and evening.

There is a long history of American folk musicians singing Yiddish songs, so here is Pete Seeger's version of  Khanikeh Oy Khanikeh .

If you appreciate KlezCalifornia serving up so many delicious tastes of Yiddish culture, please consider  donating  some  gelt  to us during this secular giving season. Please read and respond now to the fundraising email that you received a few days ago!

Wishing you  a freylekhn Khanikeh! 
from executive director Judy Kunofsky and the entire Board of Directors
NEW Tam video now available

We are excited to show you the second of three videos we are making about our program, "Tam: Tastes of Yiddish Culture for Kids & Teens." This video, which we will be sharing all over the country on social media, describes HOW the lesson plans help teachers and parents connect young Jews with Yiddish culture. Enjoy!

View the video »
Please forward/share this video and the first one with your friends! We want to connect EVERYONE with Yiddish culture!''
Flisik Yidish Salon Presented by KlezCalifornia
Fluent in Yiddish? Come to our free monthly conversation salon!
Mir veln shmuesn vegn di temes:

   •    Vi azoy hostu bashtumt (decided) vos du est un est nisht?
   •    Als kind, vi azoy hot dayn mishpokheh bahandlt (dealt with) nitl (Christmas)?

Efsher veln mir zingen Khanikeh-lider.

RSVP for the address. 
Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 
How to Bake Bialys, in Yiddish with English subtitles.
(Item thanks to Millie Chazin)

Three Yiddish songs set to melody of Italian song Return to Sorrento.

Tour of Moldova and Romania, led by Yale Strom, focusing on Jewish history and culture, and including local klezmer concerts, October 18-29, 2020.

Klezmer Fantasy, new klezmer music for clarinet and string quartet, composed by Harold Seletsky in 1997. Sheet music now available for purchase.
Sunday, December 1, time 8:30-11:30
Revolution Café, SF

As Long As You're Asking, a n Evening of Comedy, Music and Conversation with (Seinfeld's) Jason Alexander
Sunday, December 1, 7:30
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto

with David Chernyavsky (violin), Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Rob Reich (accordion)
Friday, December 6, 9pm
Saturday, December 7, 9pm
Davies Symphony Hall, SF

Monday, December 9, 7-9:30pm
Hermann Sona Hall, Petaluma

Sunday, December 15, 2-4pm
Private home, Oakland
Presented by KlezCalifornia

Joel Ben Izzy shares stories of Chelm , with Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band
Sunday, December 15, 4-6pm
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Berkeley

A Yiddishe Khanike , with Jeanette Lewicki, Sheldon Brown, Richard Saunders
Tuesday, December 17, 11:30am-1:30pm
Oshman Family JCC, Pablo Alto

Davis Klezmer Orchestra presents Chanukah Program
Friday, December 20, 7-8pm
Atria Covell Gardens, Davis

Nigunim Chorus presents Hanukkah Celebration (with some Yiddish songs)
Saturday, December 21, 6:30-8:30pm
JCC East Bay, Berkeley

Aaron Katz Klezmer Band , featuring Peter Bonos
Part of Kandelikas: A Sefardic-Klezmer Hanukah
Sunday, December 22, 4-7:30pm
Chochmat HaLev, Berkeley

Jewish Folk Chorus of SF and Workmen’s Circle of Northern California
Sunday, December 22, 3-5:30pm
Manny’s in the Mission. SF

Sunday, December 22, 7pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

The Klezmatics (from New York)
Sunday, December 22, 7pm
SF Jazz, SF

Klezmer Monday at Saul’s , with Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Trio
Monday, December 23, 6-8pm
Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, Berkeley

Gypsy-Rock Chanukah Celebration , with Mostly Kosher (from Southern California)
Monday, December 23, 7pm
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore

Annual Saul’s Klezmer Street Party , with Saul Goodman's Klezmer Trio
Wednesday, December 25, 11:45am-2:45pm
Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, Berkeley

Jubilee Klezmer Band , part of Russian River Jewish Community Chanukah Party
Friday, December 27, 5pm
Russian River Senior Center, Guerneville

Friday, December 27, 7:30-9pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, SF

Tuesday, December 31, 8pm-3am
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Berkeley
Sunday, January 12, 1:30-4pm
Private home, Palo Alto
Presented by KlezCalifornia

Sunday, January 19, 2-4pm
Private home, Berkeley
Presented by KlezCalifornia

How Yiddish Changed America and America Changed Yiddish, with Ilan Stavans
Wednesday, January 22, 7pm
Jewish Community Library, SF
Co-Presented by KlezCalifornia

The Jewish Tsimbl , presented by Joshua Horowitz
Thursday, January 23, 7pm
Jewish Community Library, SF
Co-Presented by KlezCalifornia

Along the Trade Route, with violinists Cookie Segelstein (klezmer),
Emmanuel During (Middle Eastern), Hemmige V. Srivatsan (South Indian)
and Darcy Noonan (Celtic). Part of Violins of Hope, 1/16 – 3/15.
Sunday, January 26, 2pm
Napa Center for Thought and Culture, Napa
Co-Presented by KlezCalifornia

Along the Trade Route, with violinists Cookie Segelstein (klezmer),
Emmanuel During (Middle Eastern), Darcy Noonan (Celtic) and Suzy Thompson
(Americana). Part of Violins of Hope, 1/16 – 3/15.
Thursday, January 30, 7pm
Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek
Co-Presented by KlezCalifornia
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A sheynem dank! Thank you very much!
A bisl mer (a little bit more)
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