Tayereh Fraynd (Dear Friend),

We are pleased to present our newest "thank you" gift for those who donate at least $54 to KlezCalifornia: a face mask that says " Gevalt!" Stretchy two-layer mask, one adult size, adjustable ear bands, washable, with a pocket for a filter and one filter. Other "thank you" gifts are available as well!
Bread & Roses: Yiddish Songs of the Jewish Labor Movement , with Cindy Paley (for people who love to sing)
Sunday, June 28, 11am-12:45pm Pacific Time (2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK Time, 8pm most Europe, 9pm Israel)

Sunday, July 12, 11-11:45am Pacific Time

Rocky Rhythms and Counterlines , with Cookie Segelstein
(for instrumentalists at least intermediate on any instrument)
Sunday, July 26, 11am-12:45pm Pacific Time

Register in advance. Don't wait until the last minute!
The next Kumzitsn are scheduled for June 28 , July 12 and August 9, all 3-4:30pm Pacific Time. Everyone does something for 2-5 minutes: tells a Jewish joke or story, sings (or leads) a Yiddish song, plays a klezmer or Yiddish tune, recites a Yiddish poem, etc. No "passing"! Fun! Limit of fifteen people per kumzits.
Yiddish Theatre Ensemble
Because of continued pandemic restrictions, the Yiddish Theatre Ensemble is changing its Fall production of God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. Producer Laura Sheppard and director Bruce Bierman will bring together all those interested in forming an ensemble of actors, creators and supporters. God of Vengeance will then be developed as a film/video project. RSVP to receive the Zoom link for a Theatre Shmooze Sunday, July 5, 7pm to hear about ensemble workshops and plans.
Check out many more events on our online Event Directory »
Klezmer & Yiddish Music Links
How the Yiddish song Eli, Eli became an anthem for Black Americans .

Yiddish Anti-Fascist Songs : a revolutionary playlist, article with links t o the songs.

Why are Yiddish Songs So Popular Now? With singers Lorin Sklamberg, Daniel Kahn, Sarah Gordon, Michael Alpert and folksong meyven Itzik Gottesman, moderated by Rukhl Schaechter. Conversation and singing!

Klezmer World, from Buenos Aires, June 25 to July 7, with free classes at 3 pm and 6 pm (Argentine time), i.e. 11am and 2pm Pacific Time. As of press time, they have not responded to our email requesting program details . Use their registration form (in Spanish) and let us know what you learn.

Rumania, Rumania, performed by Temma Schaechter and the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus in four-part harmony.
Yiddish Language Links
Five Yiddish films to stream at no cost, from MyJewishLearning.com.

Yiddish words related to klezmer , with Rukhl Schaechter.

Yiddish computer language : How to say email, text message, and even "reception is weak here," with Rukhl Schaechter.
Other Yiddish Culture Links
Resistance songs in Yiddish (including "We Shall Overcome").

Lecture series on Yiddish culture , June 29 - July 28, from YIVO-Bard Summer Program, four in English and five in Yiddish.

Dance at home with Jim Gold, this week doing a Freylekhs (or Freilach , as he spells it).
Nu, What Else?
Check with each presenter for event modifications or cancellations.
Honor Wall
Dmitry Budker
In memory of the musicians who perished in the Lenin/Stalin GULAG.
Harvey Gotliffe
In honor of Arona Basha Gotliffe, for all she is doing every day to make this world a better place.
Nora Guthrie
In loving memory of my sister Bobby Burley, my niece Linda Baker, and my aunt Pat Becketti.
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Help us continue our exciting mission to connect people and communities around the Bay Area with Yiddish culture.
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A sheynem dank! Thank you very much!
A bisl mer (a little bit more)
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