Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:  Show map JCC East Bay, Berkeley Site 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: Rachel WhittomEmail: rachel.whittom@jcceastbay.org

Fees: $60 Member / $75 Non-Member

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This is a four-session course we will explore different facets of Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life. We'll cover a basic introduction of Yiddish language and history, look at family, food, holiday practices, klezmer music, painting, photography and more. Sessions are organized thematically.

Instructor Bios: Rabbi Tsvi Bar-David produces and performs in sacred ecstatic concerts and workshops around the Bay Area and beyond, after many years of studying and teaching Jewish spiritual and mystical texts from the original Hebrew and Aramaic.
Ken Blady is a Jewish educator, author and translator. He is the author of Jewish Communities in Exotic Places, among other work, and has been featured on a number of radio and TV talk shows.
Gerry Tenney is a musician, recording artist, children's entertainer, leader of the bands California Klezmer and The Lost Tribe, and president of KlexCalifornia, a Bay Area organization supporting Yiddish culture.