Sunday, November 16, 2014

3rd Annual Sholem Aleichem Yiddish Klezfest


Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center presents:

3rd Annual Sholem Aleichem Yiddish Klezfest
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 1-5pm 

Featuring:
Aaron Alexander & Zoe Christiansen
KlezKamp Founder, Henry Sapoznik
Hy Wolfe
The Brothers Nazaroff (Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko
& Jake Shulman-Ment)

With: 
Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell and Mark Rubin

Dance Leader: Steve Weintraub

Final Act: Open Jam for All Musicians!

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Ave, Bronx, NY 10467

D train to 205th / 4 train to Mosholu Pkwy
One block from Montefiore Hospital
Info: 917-930-0295
$10 admission includes nosheray

With support from the Center for Traditional Music and Dance 
and the National Endowment for the Arts


(Tsvishn undz: Based on attendance in past years, the room will fill up FAST! If you want a seat, make sure you get there early.)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stories of Polin Needs You!

Perhaps you weren't able to make it to the recent opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Me neither.

Sad, I know. But, even if I/you can't be there, we can make our presence felt. The Museum is sponsoring a new project called Stories of Polin. Stories of Polin will allow people all over the world to connect with the museum, and each other, by exploring their connection to Poland and to Jewish life.

What exactly is Stories of Polin about?
Share your history. Reflect on your encounter with Jewish culture and history – people, family or friends or heroes, stories you’ve heard and books you’ve read. What did you find inspiring? Write about it. Send a short movie, an animation, a photograph, a drawing, or a piece of music. Inspire others.

The twenty most interesting stories will be on display in the Museum in 2015. In other words, you'll be famous. MUSEUM FAMOUS!!!   What are you waiting for???

Stories of Polin invites everyone interested in the history and culture of Polish Jews to share their stories. What’s your story?


Stories of Polin invites everyone interested in the history and culture of Polish Jews to share their stories. What’s your story?


For almost a thousand years, Poles and Jews have lived together in this place. They draw from each other’s rich cultures, experiences, and different perspectives. Today, Polish Jews live not only in the land of their ancestors, but also form a diaspora around the world. 

Stories of Polin invites everyone interested in the history and culture of Polish Jews to share their stories. What’s your story?

For almost a thousand years, Poles and Jews have lived together in this place. They draw from each other’s rich cultures, experiences, and different perspectives. Today, Polish Jews live not only in the land of their ancestors, but also form a diaspora around the world. 

Stories of Polin invites everyone interested in the history and culture of Polish Jews to share their stories. What’s your story?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Litvakus and The Party Music of Jewish Belarus

My friend Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch just released the new Litvakus CD and - SPOILER ALERT - it's brilliant. Read my review here. And listen to this while you do. (You'll want to buy the whole CD. Get it here.)






If you weren't lucky enough to catch Litvakus at the Center for Jewish History last week, here's a clip. This is a Belarusian song about a Jewish girl named Khayke.