Tayereh Fraynt (Dear Friends),

This week KlezCalifornia is starting two social media marketing campaigns:
  • In the San Francisco Bay Area, we are introducing our exciting new website, with its searchable Event Directory and searchable Listings - popularly known as the Geleh Pages (Yiddish Yellow Pages).
  • Nationally, we will reach out to teachers and parents about our lesson plans in Yiddish culture known as Tam, for young Jews in grades K-12. This campaign will include three videos promoting Tam, all featuring the YidLife Crisis duo! Here's the first one:
Please forward/share with your friends! We want to connect EVERYONE with Yiddish culture!
Klezmer Workshop Series Presented by KlezCalifornia
Music of the Crossroads: The intersection of village music, Romany roots, and Sephardic sounds in klezmer music, with Dan Cantrell

Sunday, November, 10, 2-5pm
St Alban's Episcopal Church, Albany

Through playing and comparing sections of klezmer songs, folk dance music, and Romany tunes, we will explore commonalities in the beautiful musical tapestry woven across Europe and the Mediterranean.

Klezmer workshops in 2019 are made possible by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (A.C.T.A.), in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Surdna Foundation.
Flisik Yidish Salon Presented by KlezCalifornia
Fluent in Yiddish? Come to our free monthly conversation salon!
Sunday, November 17, 2-4 pm
Private home, Berkeley
Mir veln zikh tsunoyfkumen Zuntik, November 17 in a heym in Berkeley. Mir veln shmuesn vegn di temes:
   •   Af vos bistu dankbar (thankful)?
   •   Vos iz dayn eytseh (remedy) far a gemishter (mixed) mishpokheh?
Efsher veln mir zingen a lid oder shpiln a vertershpil.

RSVP for the address. 
A Journey Through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter, with Alti Rodal

Co-presented by KlezCalifornia
Sunday, November 24, 11am
Jewish Community Library, SF
Most Ashkenazic Jews in the world today are descendants of Jews from lands that are now Ukraine. Alti Rodal will provide a multi-media overview of the long history of Jews on Ukrainian lands and their interactions with Ukrainians, and others, in the context of empires and changing political regimes, times of crisis, and centuries of co-existence and cross-cultural fertilization in music, language, folk art, folklore, literature, and cuisine.

Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago: The Rediscovered Musical "Stempenyu"
with Karen Underhill and Sharon Bernstein
Co-presented by KlezCalifornia

Monday, November 25, 7pm
Jewish Community Library, SF

Sholem Aleichem was forced to flee Russia with his family at the outbreak of the 1905 Revolution. He sent his newly adapted musical of Stempenyu, about a handsome klezmer violinist and his love for the beautiful (and married) Rokhele, to New York, where it was rejected as too traditional for an American audience. A later version of the play opened in 1907 to less than rave reviews.

Forgotten, the handwritten Yiddish manuscript turned up over a century later in the basement of a home slated for demolition. This program brings to life the author’s original Stempenyu with songs and instrumental pieces from the musical production that Sholem Aleichem intended for the Russian stage.

Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 
Bubala Please : Celebrate Jewish holidays in "Jewy and gangsta" videos with Jaquann & Luis. Includes vulgar and offensive language.

Seminar on Yiddish dialects with Dr. Paul Glasser now online.

Yiddish Song of the Week: Consider Your Worth, You Foolish Clock . Presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Free online course on Sholem Aleichem's character Tevye the Dairyman, with Professor Ruth Wisse.
Part of Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival
Tuesday, November 5, 1pm and 7pm
Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol

Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers, with Moshe Taube, followed by reception.
Advance registration required.
Tuesday, November 5, 5:30pm
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

Part of The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival, Night #2
Saturday, November 9, 8-11pm
Swedish American Hall, SF

Klezmer Workshop , with Dan Cantrell
Sunday, November 10, 2-5pm
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Albany
Presented by KlezCalifornia

Thursday, November 14, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen, Berkeley

Jubilee Klezmer , Dining and Dancing Down by the Riverside
Friday, November 15, 5:30-8pm
River Front Café, Petaluma
Saturday, November 16. 9-11:55pm
Place for Sustainable Living, Oakland

 Michael Winograd & Christina Crowder (from NY) with Book of J
Sunday, November 17, 7:30pm
Red Poppy Art House, SF

Sunday, November 17, 2-4pm
Private home, Berkeley
Presented by KlezCalifornia
Closing night of Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, November 17, 6:30pm
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm
Sonoma State University, Cotati
Sunday, November 24, 11am
Jewish Community Library, SF
Co-Presented by KlezCalifornia

Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago: The Rediscovered Musical Stempenyu, with Karen Underhill and Sharon Bernstein
Monday, November 25, 7pm
Jewish Community Library, SF
Co-Presented by KlezCalifornia

Orchestra Euphonos , part of all-day Kolo Festival
Saturday, November 30
Croatian American Cultural Center, SF
Sunday, December 1, time TBD
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

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

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, First night of Hanukkah
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

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

Friday, December 27, time TBD
Congregation Sherith Israel, SF

Tuesday, December 31, time TBD
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Berkeley
Honor Wall
Lea Delson:
I am donating to honor Judy Kunofsky, whose endless energy, enthusiasm and determination contribute greatly to KlezCalifornia and the revival of Yiddish culture in the Bay Area. Kol HaKavod!
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A sheynem dank! Thank you very much!
A bisl mer (a little bit more)
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