CD Release Party!!!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in News, Recordings, Upcoming Events, Yiddish Music | 0 comments

CD Release Party!!!

Finally!  After an incredibly long and creative journey, my new recording will be ready for release in mid-December, 2013.  Featuring an array of gifted musicians from string quartets to brass bands, and spare guitar and a cappella voices, Deep Skies will delight you – guaranteed!!! The first public release party will take place at KlezKamp at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY.  Stay tuned for more information, but DO plan to come to a release party when you can.  Brilliant music, high energy, surprisingly fresh treatments of Yiddish songs!  Oh – the musicians include Michael Winograd (arranger and producer, as well as brilliant clarinetist), Frank London, Dan Kahn, Dan Blacksberg, Lauren Brody Avi and Benjy Fox-Rosen… and on and on!  Wow!...

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Congregation Shaarei Shomayim, Madison

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Congregation Shaarei Shomayim, Madison

It’s with delight that I anticipate a return to a creative and welcoming Reconstructionist Congregation Shaarei Shomayim in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, July 20, 2013 where I’ll be a guest lecturer for the Shabbat evening dinner.  I’ll be lecturing that night on contemporary Judaica, with a look back as far as the 1950’s, and I will be sharing some outstanding images of creative and inspiring ritual art … and some of the best kitsch around, starting with my favorite right now:  the 1963 Bas Mitzveh Zombie Bookend.  Scared me then and scares me now! The congregation meets in the Frank Lloyd Wright Unitarian Church in Madison, and having just completed work on a new synagogue building in my own community, I relish the idea of examining that most thoughtful architectural...

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Concert – Chai Point, Milwaukee

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Concert – Chai Point, Milwaukee

We’ll be flying high in Madison on Sunday, July 21, 2013 as the University of Wisconsin’s Mayrent Center hosts A Bisele KlezKamp, and the following morning, all-star performers Lauren Brody, Hank Sapoznik, Kurt Bjorling, Cookie Segelstein, and dance instructor Jill Gellerman will join me for a full concert with dancing at the Chai Point Senior Living Center in Milwaukee.  It’s a rare and exciting gathering for which we have all been preparing for months.  If you’re in the area, the concert’s at 1:30 pm at 1400 North Prospect Avenue in...

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Summer KlezKamp at Kutsher’s!

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Summer KlezKamp at Kutsher’s!

The pull of the Catskills in the summer – it’s in our collective memory!  Join some of the finest practitioners of Yiddish culture for a week of rollicking art, music, and intellect with a Jewish twist as the KlezKamp team sets up camp at Kutsher’s in Monticello.  The dates are August 27 – September 2, 2013.  Click HERE for all the details!  Having worked my way through college on the activities staff at Kutsher’s near the tail end of the glory days of the Borscht Belt, I can vouch for the stunning beauty of the region in late August.  We will raise the roof at the hotel and revive that Yidishe ta’am with classes, concerts, and dance sessions for a whole week!  Make your plans...

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Rosh Hodesh Event

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Rosh Hodesh Event

I’ll be presenting an hour long program titled “Women’s Spiritual Yearnings in Yiddish Song” as Rosh Hodesh Sivan is marked by a gathering of Jewish women in Harrisburg, PA on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  Traditionally a women’s festival, over the last 30 years or so Rosh Hodesh (the new month) observance has been revived as a time to explore as well as celebrate.  I look forward to joining the group and sharing some remarkable Yiddish songs and...

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A Bisele KlezKamp – University of Wisconsin, Madison

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

A Bisele KlezKamp – University of Wisconsin, Madison

I can’t wait to return to Madison in the summer!  For the fourth time, some of the finest practitioners of Yiddish culture will descend on the University of Wisconsin to celebrate with song, dance, lectures and concerts!  Picture Michael Wex talking about anything Yiddish!  Cookie Segelstein, Lauren Brody, Kurt Bjorling and others will provide live music for traditional dance, and Henry Sapoznik and I will dazzle the crowds with fascinating lectures and demonstrations.  A huge concert will top off the day.  AND IT’S FREE!!!  Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Union South.  If you’re anywhere nearby, don’t miss it! A jump-start on the event:  Click HERE to see the faculty and full schedule of...

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