I am so excited to plan a weekend, day, month or any version of what you are looking for to come to your community. I work at a Temple and bring in artists myself, so I understand how much work can go into this process. Therefore, I am thrilled to bring my unique talents and music to your community as well as my patience along the way. Here is a sampling of some workshops and concert options I have done, but I am open to making the weekend exactly what you want.
**Besides my specialized workshops below I also lead Shabbat worship, teach 7th grade trope, and speak about what it is like to run a Yiddish festival in the desert.
Bring Bubbe Back *workshop with Yiddish songs, prayers, and crossover. Teaching songs to a large or small group with a short performance of each piece. Bring together in a holy way = secular, religious, nostalgia and accessibility. Bring back the memory of your favorite family member, Yiddish word, food or melody and get everyone passionate about Yiddish culture! Learn how Yiddish melodies can be accessible and inspiring in all forms of services, synagogue life, camp, or any Jewish organization or community.
Patchke with Bubbe *Shabes or any-day workshop with grandparents and their grandkids (parents welcome too!) to clap to well-known Yiddish melodies incorporating English and Yiddish to bring fun and nostalgia to all generations.
Nu Shabes Shabbat service for all ages with Yiddishkayt Yiddish melodies, folk songs and prayer come together for this worship experience. Learn Yiddish melodies and words while nostalgia and discovery deepens your prayer experience.
YiddishYOU *a masterclass for singers or non-singers who want to learn the tricks of Yidishkayt From the shtetl to Shabes, from Yiddish theater to the recital hall, learn how to change the sound of your voice to engage the audience and suit the needs of the character in your song. Sound different at every performance! Learn tricks and skills to use at specific performances or just for fun. If you have a song to sing, even one you are just learning, we will use it as an example. If not, we will practice these skills in some songs you know and some you don't.
From the Shtetl to La Scala *lecture on opera singers that became Cantors Listen to clips of music from Jewish singers that began in the syngagogue and made it into the Opera house, or even became film stars. Hear clips from these singers and speak to why this was so popular during this time.
Yiddish Spring *concert New music Yiddish song cycle: Mameloshn and other selected pieces in Yiddish that will bring something different for Yom HaShoah or any community that is open to hearing new music. * with intrumentalists: piano and violin
Shanghai Angel Love, detainment and a lie. *original musical theatre performance of grandmothers detainment and escape during WWII. With $2.50 in her pocket, Rosa Ginsbergleft her family behind in Shanghai, China, in 1940 for an uncertain future in the United States. The 18-year-old native of Vienna landed at Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, site of a U.S. immigration station that processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants from 1910 through 1940. She left Angel Island for the mainland on the basis of a mostly true story. original songs, arrangements and interrogation with Joshua Horowitz; piano and Bruce Bierman; officer and choreographer
***Shanghai Angel Student workshop: Understanding detainment, reading through interrogation, hearing the story, speaking about their own family history.
Shifreles Portret *concert *classical art song meets Yiddish. Songs from the album. instrumentalists: Klein's Inextinguishable Trio: violin and piano
Gefilte Fish *concert Yiddish folk, theatre, art song, prayer. A smattering of niches within Yiddish culture. Hear Heather's stories from her travels and the songs she has learned along the way. instrumentalists: piano and violin or clarinet