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October 2016

Three Nights. Three Concerts. Celebrating the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland.

October 19 (Temple Aliyah, Woodland Hills) October 22 (Torrance Cultural Arts Center) October 23 (Temple Beth Israel, Pomona) Jewish Renewal in Poland is proud to present three concert events in the Los Angeles area featuring Cantor and Holocaust survivor David S. Wisnia accompanied by his grandson Avi Wisnia, with contemporary Polish cantors Rivka Foremniak and Menachem Mirski. The concerts will benefit the work of the Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland.  About The Program: The concerts will showcase Cantor David…

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September 2016

They Were Not Silent: זיי האָבן ניט געשװיגן׃

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May 2016

An Unsung Japanese Hero Who Saved Thousands

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April 2016

Special Series of Events with Dovid Katz

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January 2016

A Century of Yiddish Theater Music

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December 2015

The Comedian – Dec. 13 Screening With Mike Burstyn Q & A in LA

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November 2015

Meet me at Yiddish and Rock ‘n Roll – A Surprising Juncture on Fairfax

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Yiddish culture Festival, presented by KlezCalifornia​

Presented in partnership with the JCC East Bay NOVEMBER 7-8, 2015 7:30-10pm Saturday Night, November 7th CABARET & CABERNET (refreshments provided, wine for sale) 10am-7pm Sunday, November 8th Workshops, Finale Performance & Party 10:00-11:30am — Workshops Session 1 11:45am-1:15pm — Lunch 1:30-3:00pm — Workshops Session 2 3:15-4:45pm — Workshops Session 3 5:00pm — Refreshments and shmoozing 5:30-6:00pm — Performance by internationally-renowned Veretski Pass 6:00-7:00pm — Klezmer Dance Party: Dancing led by Bruce Bierman Music by Veretski Pass, other Festival teachers…

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October 2015

Jews and the Great American Cream Cheese Myth

ייִדן און די מיטאָלאָגיע פֿון קרעם קייז Santa Monica Synagogue (Sha’arei Am) and the world’s foremost cream cheese maven. The Great American Cream Cheese Myth is that Jews introduced cream cheese to America.  But, in reality, there was no cream cheese in the shtetl. American Yankees developed the cheese decades before the Eastern European migration.  So who created cream cheese and where was it created?  And when and how did it become the great shmear it is? Please join us for… read more

Annual Showcase of Contemporary Yiddish Culture 2015-2016

The only consistent Yiddish cultural programming west of New York, with monthly programs highlighting in an  accessible and engaging way aspects of Yiddish culture that resonate with or are happening today.  Renowned guest speakers offer multi-media presentations on diverse topics. Terri Hanauer – Love Poetry Boris Sandler – Yiddish Writers Caroline Luce & Rosa Nevedovska Miriam Koral & Forverts Miriam Koral & Moshe Shklar Prof. Yoshi Hirose Prof. Yoshigi Hirose – Two Japanese Schindlers read more
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