A sheynem dank! Many thanks to donors who responded to our recent appeal. We've now added two NEW choices of "thank you" gifts for contributions of $54 or more:
  • Lomir Zingen A Yiddish Lid  (Let's Sing a Yiddish Song) Gerry Tenney and Betty Albert Schreck, with California Klezmer. Re-issue of this widely acclaimed recording of Yiddish songs for kinder of all ages.
  • Gerry Tenney and California Klezmer: A Retrospective. Thirty-five years of music from this classic West Coast band, including the authorized Yiddish version of "A Hard Day's Night" and perhaps the only clarinet and mandola duets ever recorded!

Check out all the donor "thank you" gifts. Support KlezCalifornia!
Yiddish Wisdom
  salonFlisik Yidish Salon 

Fluent in Yiddish?  
Come to KlezCalifornia's free monthly conversation salon!

Sunday, July 15
2 - 4pm
El Cerrito
Email or call 415.789.7679
  • Vi azoy hostu gefayert (farbrengt) dem fertn yuli?
  • Bashraybt a tsufal vos iz dir geshen in vos du bist geveyn zeyer mazldik.
  • Efsher veln mir nokh amol shpiln tsvantsik shayles un zingen a bisl.   
Fargest nit tsu brengen epes tsu nashn oder trinken! 

July 19 - August 5
San Francisco, Palo Alto, Albany, Oakland, San Rafael  

$2 off each ticket with the discount code KLEZ38 . Good for any film at the Festival.
Murer: Anatomy of a Trial: 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.
   * Monday, July 23, 8:25pm, Castro Theatre, SF
   * Wednesday, July 25, 12:15pm, CineArts, Palo Alto
   * Friday, August 3, 8:10pm, Piedmont Theatre, Oakland 
The Prince and The Dybbuk: 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.   
   * Sunday, July 22, 2:05pm, Castro Theatre, SF
   * Saturday, August 4, 2pm, Piedmont Theatre, Oakland 
The City Without Jews: Accompanied by a live score commissioned specifically for the JFF. This film was a prescient narrative of the Holocaust, twenty years before it happened. The film itself was based on a Yiddish novel, and while it is a silent film, it fully immerses one in elements of pre-war Ashkenazic life in Austria -- as well as the fears that accompanied it.  
   * Sunday, July 22, 7pm, Castro Theatre, SF 

Tidbits of Yiddish culture from around the world 
This meta-folksong is a mash-up of 17 Yiddish song favorites .
Interesting and eccentric YouTube vide os reflecting Sholem Aleichem's legacy.   
Klezmer-style piece (with modern and faux-Turkish mixed
in) for viola and piano (thanks to Len Rosenberg).
In Retrospect . . . A Heroine - online film short from the Jewish Film  Institute exam ines the lasting impact of a lullaby  written by  poet Shmerke Kaczerginski in the Vilna Ghetto.
How  James Cagney learned Yiddish - and  shocked every Hollywood executive. 
Brewing Tea the Yiddish Way (with English subtitles).  
Yidish-vokh registration is open! Enjoy a week in Yiddishland! 
Yiddish Culture, Dance & Music

Isle of Klezbos, concert over dinner after services
Friday, July 6, 7:30-8:30pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, SF

Saturday, July 7, 1-3pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, SF
Sunday, July 8, 7pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati
Monday, July 9, 7pm
Temple Beth El, Eureka
Wednesdays, July 11-25, 7-8:30pm
Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek
Sunday, July 15, 2pm 
El Cerrito
Klezmer Monday, with members of Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band and The Gonifs. 
Monday, July 16, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen, Berkeley
Ellis Island Old World Folk Band
Wednesday, July 18, 7-9pm
Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley 
Thursday, July 19 - Sunday, August 5
Various locations 
Coming in August

Yiddish Literature (in translation) class focusing on Yiddish writing in North America, with Loretta Denner
Thursdays, August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2-4pm
JCC Sonoma County, Santa Rosa

Sunday, August 19, 2-4pm 

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!)
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