Yidishtog

Sunday May 25, 2014
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor)


Lectures: 2:00-6:00pm
Gala Concert: 8:00pm

Immerse yourself in mameloshn! Celebrate the women of Yiddish literature with lectures in Yiddish and English, poetry readings and an evening Yiddish concert featuring Vira Lozinsky and the Emil Aybinder Ensemble from Israel. Featuring special guest speakers: Yael Chaver, Elly Gotz and Goldie Morgentaler.

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Vira Lozinsky and the Emil Aybinder Ensemble

Sunday May 25, 8pm
Al Green Theatre, MNJCC, 750 Spadina Ave.

$20 in advance, $25 at door (plus HST)
For tickets please click here or call Ticketwise at (416) 907-0468.

Please note that the tickets listed are for the concert PLUS the day of Yiddishtog lectures ($25+HST).
Once you choose your seats, you will have the option to remove the lectures if you prefer tickets for the concert only ($20+HST).
NOTE: advance sales will cease on May 24.

Israel’s Vira Lozinsky is one of today’s outstanding Yiddish singers. An enchanting performer in every way, Vira’s mellifluous alto voice is powerful, warm, expressive, and pure. Her unique repertoire of new compositions and traditional favourites is rendered in a variety of musical styles, from East European folk (Klezmer, Roma, Romanian, Russian) to South American Tango. Having twice performed in Toronto under the Ashkenaz Foundation banner (2007, 2008), Vira will be joined for this concert by the powerhouse ensemble of virtuoso accordionist Emil Aybinder, with whom she captured Grand Prize at the 2012 International Jewish Music Competition in Amsterdam.

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Reel Ashkenaz at TJFF

Ashkenaz is pleased once again to partner with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) in presenting a mini film series highlighting Yiddish cinema and Jewish musical stories. This year’s selections include captivating portraits of the late great composer Marvin Hamlisch and legendary music journalist Nat Hentoff, each of whose body of work symbolizes the central role of Jews in American popular music. With Mamele and The Pin—two Yiddish language films produced 75 years apart—we highlight the legacy and continuing relevance of the mameloshen in Jewish storytelling on film. See details below.

For tickets and information visit www.tjff.com or call 416-324-9121.

Wednesday May 7, 3pm – Canada Square 2200 Yonge St.
MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE (2014)
Director: Dori Berinstein; 85 minutes
Over his lifetime, the composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize. A musical prodigy accepted to Juilliard at age six, Hamlisch defied expectation and dedicated his talents to popular music. Hits—such as “The Way We Were” and the Broadway landmark A Chorus Line—catapulted him to stardom at an early age.  Featuring interviews which include wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice as well as many, many others, this engaging documentary offers an unprecedented insider’s look at the life and career of a musical genius and genuine mensch.

Thursday May 8, 3pm Canada Square, 2200 Yonge St.
MAMELE (1938)
Dir: Joseph Green and Konrad Tom; 103 minutes
One of the most delightful Yiddish films ever made has now been newly-restored by the National Center for Jewish Film. Molly Picon (“the Queen of the Yiddish Musical”) shines as Mamele (little mother), the dutiful daughter who keeps her family intact after the death of their mother. She’s so busy cooking, cleaning, and matchmaking for her brothers and sisters that she has little time for herself, until she discovers the violinist across the courtyard. Set in Lodz, this musical comedy drama featuring Picon’s trademark song “Abi Gezunt,” embraces the diverse gamut of interwar Jewish life in Poland, with its nogoodniks and unemployed, nightclubs and gangsters, and religious Jews celebrating Succoth.

Sunday May 11, 5:30pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W.
THE PIN (2013)
Dir: Naomi Jaye; 85 mins
The first and only Yiddish feature ever produced in Canada, The Pin is a haunting love story about two young adults hiding out in a barn in Lithuania during the Second World War. Filmmaker Naomi Jaye layers this simple story with rich atmospheric camera work, an eye for sensual detail, and moving performances by the two leads, who were taught to speak an impeccable-sounding Yiddish. “With limited resources and the power of storytelling, [Jaye] has created a small film that feels mainstream and epic.” (The New York Times). A TJFF Special Event, which will honour the uniqueness of this film and its production.

Sunday May 11 3:30 pm Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
THE PLEASURE OF BEING OUT OF STEP (2013)
Dir: David L. Lewis; 87 minutes
Nat Hentoff and his passionate championing of jazz made him beloved by musicians and fans, while his outspoken civil libertarian writings didn’t always sit well with his readership. This interesting portrait of Nat Hentoff traces his successes and missteps—from growing up Jewish in Boston where he began a radio show, through his influential writings on Jazz, and ground-breaking Jazz programme on television, to his articles in the Village Voice.  Featuring an outstanding jazz score, this well-crafted documentary shows us a man who is both fascinating and frustrating – a singular figure who happily upends expectations in his pursuit of free expression, never backing away from controversy.

The Ger Mandolin Orchestra

Ashkenaz, in association with the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and the Yellow Rose Project, are please to present as part of Holocaust Education Week, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra.

The GER MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA is the brainchild of Israeli-American Avner Yonai, whose search for his family roots in Poland led him to a tattered photograph of his grandfather and two other relatives playing in a pre-WWII Jewish mandolin orchestra in the Polish town of Gora Kalwaria (Ger in Yiddish). The photograph inspired Yonai to create a contemporary version of this musical group, as a memorial project for his own family and the orchestra members, most of whom perished in the Holocaust. This all-star group of international musicians features authentic instrumentation and repertoire that re-creates what at one time was the most popular form of community music-making in Jewish life. Mandolin orchestras proliferated across the towns and shtetlakh (villages) of Jewish eastern-Europe, and flourished in the immigrant communities of North America, before losing popularity in the postwar years. The new Ger Mandolin Orchestra brings back to life this quintessential Jewish musical form, achieving a rare synergy between history and cutting-edge musical creation. The group’s repertoire includes a mix of Klezmer and Yiddish music with Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Czech and classical selections.

The Ger Mandolin Orchestra is led by renowned multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall, a multiple Grammy nominee/winner for his work over the last 35 years with such artists as Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, and the Modern Mandolin Quartet. A master of many musical styles, Marshall is known best for his work as a bluegrass and “new acoustic music” innovator, as a significant figure in the revival of classical mandolin music, and as the leading American proponent of Brazilian choro music. Marshall is joined in the Ger Mandolin Orchestra by an all-star cast of ten mandolinists from Canada, the US, Europe and Israel, including Chris Acquavella, Tom Cohen, Tim Connell, Brian Oberlin, Dana Rath, Adam Roskiewicz, Eric Stein, Don Stiernberg, Jeff Warschauer, and Radim Zenkl.

Watch the Ger Mandolin Orchestra on YouTube:
1. AFP News: The Ger Mandolin Orchestra in Poland, September 2011
2. 13-Min Documentary about the creation of the Ger Mandolin Orchestra
3. Ger Mandolin Orchestra live: Shalom Aleichem

EVENT INFO:
Thursday November 7, 7:30pm
George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.
Tickets $36 + HST – on sale Monday September 16
For tickets call Ticketmaster toll-free 1-855-985-2787 or buy online  (please note Ticketmaster adds a $6.25 service charge per ticket)
To avoid service charges, purchase tickets in person at the Toronto Centre for the Arts box office, 11am-6pm Tuesday to Saturday, 12-4pm on Sundays.

HELP US BRING HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS TO THIS EVENT
“We have a lot of stone monuments, but this is a living monument…it brings something to life rather than honouring something that’s dead.”
-Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Columbia University NY
Program Director, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Ashkenaz is pleased to partner with the Yellow Rose Project (YRP), producers of the Senior Prom, to bring Holocaust Survivors to this concert at no charge. With your help we will share this special cultural experience with those for whom it will have so much meaning.

$125 – Purchases two tickets for yourself, plus a free ticket for a Holocaust survivor.
$100 – Purchases one ticket for yourself, plus a free ticket for a Holocaust survivor.
$72 – Purchase a free ticket for a Holocaust survivor.

A charitable tax receipt will be provided for the total minus $36/per ticket for each ticket used. If you are not attending the concert, you will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.

Note: this opportunity is only available directly through the Ashkenaz office.
Contact us at 416-979-9901 or by email at sam@ashkenazfestival.com for more information.

Presented in association with Neuberger HEW 2013 Holocaust Education Week and Yellow Rose Project

Media Sponsors: Classical 96FM and AM740

This event is generously sponsored by Moses, Libby and Sam Znaimer; Bonny Silver and Family; and by Helen Stollar in memory of her husband, Jack Stollar; The Gorman and Shore Families; and the Centre for Jewish Studies – University of Toronto.

SHOW SPONSORS

Conductors
Bonny Silver and Family
Moses, Libby and Sam Znaimer

First Mandolins
Harry and Sara Gorman
Helen Stollar, in memory of her husband Jack Stollar

Second Mandolins
Gail and Stanley Debow
Heather and Ron Hoffman
Warren and Debbie Kimel
Mel Stein and Family
Jack and Judy Winberg

Mandolas
Matthew Bernstein, Risa Prenick & Family
Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
Eleanor Dover
Cynthia MacDougall
The Reta and Max Merkur Foundation
Tom Mihalik (Tom’s Place)
Florence Minz
The Miransky Fund
Harry and Evelyn Rosen
Badar Shamim
The ShaRna Foundation
Alan and Faye Shiner
Marty and Lisa Starkman
Naman Tahrir

Mandocellos
Tobie and Aaron Brotman
Alex and Olga Eisen
Dr. Robert Erlich
Faylaura Investments Inc.
Seymour & Rochelle Frydrych & Family
Michael Miloff
Terraplan Landscape Architechts

Mandobasses
Elliot Berlin
Myrna Berlin
Susan Fremes
Elias Gefen
Robin Gofine
Rebecca Holzman
David Kaufman and Naomi Alboim
John Mackie
Penny and Richard Parnes
Mary & Les Richmond
Allan and Ellen Rosenbluth
Ed Segalowitz
Trademark Fire Protection
Kurt Yakov Tutter

 

Ashkenaz at Tastes of the Hill

Ashkenaz @ Tastes of the Hill Festival
August 25, 2013, 4-7pm – FREE
Richmond Green Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. East

As Toronto’s Jewish community sprawls ever-northward into Richmond Hill and Vaughan, Ashkenaz is developing a long-term strategy to establish an ongoing presence in this dynamic region of the GTA. As the first initiative of this effort, Ashkenaz will offer an afternoon of music programming as part of Richmond Hill’s multicultural food festival, Tastes of the Hill. Now in its fourth year, this free outdoor event offers a cornucopia of culinary delights from area restaurants, along with complimentary music, dance and family programming. Drawing a multicultural audience, the event provides an ideal opportunity for Ashkenaz to bring its programming to an area of the GTA that remains underserved in the arts/culture realm. Ashkenaz is pleased to present three musical performances, providing the Richmond Hill community with a ‘taste’ of its own signature downtown festival. Featured artists include:

4pm – Jaffa Road
Toronto’s Jaffa Road is an award-winning world music group made up of some of Canada’s most exciting and innovative interpreters of inter-cultural music. The group has created a unique sonic landscape that  draws easily and organically from the worlds of sacred and secular Jewish songs, Arabic and Indian music, modern jazz, rock, and dub. In doing so the group creates a union between acoustic and electronic, secular and sacred, ancient and modern. Each of the group’s two CD releases has been nominated for a Juno award, and their song “LYG” took Grand Prize in the John Lennon Song Writing contest. The group has toured widely across Canada, including theatres, jazz and folk music festivals, and general music and arts festivals. Jaffa Road features Aviva Chernick (vocals), Aaron Lightstone (guitar, oud), Chris Gartner (bass), Sundar Viswanathan (sax, flute) and Jeff Wilson (percussion).

5pm – Yiddish Swingtet with Mitch Smolkin
The Yiddish Swingtet infuses the heartfelt emotion of Eastern European Klezmer music with the cool grooves of American swing. Klezmer clarinetist Jonno Lightstone combines forces with stride pianist Jordan Klapman and jazz guitarist Tony Quarrington to explore classic tunes from the golden age of swing, hits from the Yiddish theatre, and “heymishe” down-home klezmer music. From the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt to the Jewish jazz of Sammy Musiker, the Yiddish Swingtet takes you on a cross-cultural musical journey that you will want to take again and again. At Tastes of the Hill they will be joined by guest vocalist Mitch Smolkin, one of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved interpreters of Yiddish music.

6pm – Lemon Bucket Orkestra
From Toronto to New York, Budapest to Berlin, audiences around the world are hailing the Lemon Bucket Orkestra as folk music revolutionaries. Self-described as a “balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-party-punk” band, the group has grown since its birth three years ago from its initial quartet of buskers to a fifteen-piece guerrilla folk force with an army of grass roots followers and mainstream fans at home and abroad. Those discovering the band for the first time quickly realize that their shows are more than concerts: they’re wild, joyful experiences rarely contained by four walls; they’re celebrations of tradition and culture expressed with an explosive punk spirit; they’re ecstatic street parades that erupt from the collision of nostalgia and imagination. The group’s explosive take on Ukrainian, ex-Yugoslavian, Romani and other east European traditional styles, combined with their desire to play anywhere and everywhere (including airplanes and subway cars!) has earned them the reputation as Toronto’s liveliest and most irreverent party band.

Shye Ben Tzur

PLEASE NOTE: ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE, BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, BEGINNING AT 8:00 PM.

Shye Ben Tzur & Rajasthan Express
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9pm
The Mod Club Theatre, 722 College St.
$20 in advance / $25 at the door

One of the most talked-about artists at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival, Israel’s Shye Ben Tzur returns to Toronto as part of a coast-to-coast North American summer tour. Having studied Indian classical music for over a decade, and immersed himself in Muslim Qawwali music, Shye Ben Tzur has fashioned a wholly unique fusion of Hebrew and Middle Eastern musical influences with those of the Indian sub-continent. Working with a cross-cultural ensemble of Rajasthani-Indian and Israeli musicians, his music transcends the seemingly quirky juxtapositions of devotional Qawwali music with Hebrew poetry, Indian classical vocals with spanish guitar, funky bass with pulsating tabla. This not-to-be-missed  event will be one of Toronto’s top summer’s concerts, featuring a colourful ensemble, deep grooves and soulful improvisation in an awe-inspiring show that will resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Watch Shye Ben Tzur on YouTube:

Shoshan (music video)

Concert Trailer

Dawn (music video)

Facebook Event Page for Shye Ben Tzur at Mod Club

Presented in association with the Consulate General of Israel in Toronto

Community Partners:  Annex Shul, Congregation Bina, Hillel of Greater Toronto, Koffler Centre of the Arts, mybindi.com, Size Doesn’t Matter, Small World Music, The House, UJA’s Community Connect

Anthony Russell

Annual Summer Yiddish Concert
Featuring Anthony Russell
With special guest Kyra Folk-Farber

Wednesday June 19, 2013, 8pm
Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St.
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Call 416-915-6747 for tickets or order online at www.ticketwise.ca

African-American by birth and Jewish by choice, Anthony (Mordechai Tzvi) Russell has been hailed as “the new voice of Yiddish song” (Huffington Post). Trained as an operatic bass, Russell has more recently discovered in Yiddish art song an ideal canvas for the expression of his own multifaceted identity. He has deeply immersed himself in the recital repertoire of the famed Sidor Belarsky (1898-1975), one of the 20th century’s most celebrated and prolific performers of cantorial music, Chassidic nigunim, and Yiddish folk songs. Striving in his interpretations to “embody the aspirations, desires and struggles of one diaspora culture enriched with the colours and experiences of another,” Russell’s rich basso cantante evokes Paul Robeson as much as Belarsky himself. His earnest and heartfelt interpretations reveal the narrative, melodic, and cultural riches of a timeless repertoire, now given refreshing new life by an emerging talent. Returning to Toronto after his show-stopping appearance at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival, Russell will be joined by special guest Kyra Folk-Farber, another fresh new voice in the world of contemporary Yiddish music.

Originally from Vancouver, soprano Kyra Folk-Farber (www.kyrafolk-farber.com) is establishing herself as an exciting and versatile young artist, who has performed in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, in opera, oratorio, new music, and Yiddish concerts. Kyra appeared at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival in “The Yiddish Songs of Arkady Gendler” as part of an ensemble that included Christian Dawid and Marilyn Lerner. More recently she has done guest turns with the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, and with the ARC (Artists of the Royal Conservatory) Ensemble. Holding a doctorate in vocal performance from the Université de Montréal and a bachelor’s from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Kyra Folk-Farber received the 2011 grant from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation for Young Canadian Opera Singers, and the 2011 Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award.

Co-presented by the Committee For Yiddish of UJA Federation, and in association with Moses Znaimer’s IdeaCity Conference.

Yiddishtog

Sunday April 28 2013

A community celebration featuring an afternoon of Yiddish-language lectures, as well as musical and family programming, highlighting contemporary directions in Yiddish studies. Speakers will include Professors Rebecca Margolis, Anna Shternshis, Kalman Weiser, and Sholem Berger, MD. The day includes a special reading for kids of Dr. Seuss and Curious George in Yiddish, and a performance by the MNJCC Klezmer Music Ensemble. The day concludes with an evening CD release concert by Toronto’s Lenka Lichtenberg and her “Fray” ensemble, presenting their contemporary blend of original Yiddish song with world music influences.

• $10 for access to all lectures, payable at the door, cash only

• Kids reading and klezmer performance FREE

• Lenka Lichtenberg concert $25 / $15 for students & Seniors (see below for ticket details)

Yidishtog is presented by Ashkenaz Foundation, Miles Nadal JCC, Committee For Yiddish, Workmen’s Circle, Friends of Yiddish, Winchevsky Centre,  The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University, and the Al and Malka Green Yiddish Studies Program at the University of Toronto and The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

11:00am          Prof. Rebecca Margolis Lecture
11:30am          Dr. Seuss and Curious George in Yiddish! FREE (ages 2+)
12:15pm          Prof. Anna Shternshis Lecture
1:15pm            Lunch Break
2:30pm            Dr. Sholem Berger Lecture
3:45pm            Prof. Kalman Weiser Lecture
5:00pm            MNJCC Klezmer Ensemble performance
8:00pm            Lenka Lichtenberg CD Release Concert

DETAILED SCHEDULE

11am – MNJCC room 318
Prof. Rebecca Margolis “Yidishe Kultur in Kanade: Nekhtn un Haynt”

Yiddish has flourished in Canada during the last century and continues to have a vibrant life. This talk will examine facets of Yiddish cultural life in Canada, notably education, the press and literature, theatre, and as a daily spoken language.

Rebecca Margolis grew up in Montreal, where she learned Yiddish in the JPPS Jewish day school system. She studied Yiddish at McGill and received her MA-PhD in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University. Her research centres on Yiddish culture in Canada, in particular in Montreal. Her book, Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945, was the recipient of a Canadian Jewish Book Award as well as a J.I. Segal Prize.

11:30am – MNJCC Aerobics Studio
Dr. Seuss and Curious George…in Yiddish
(with some English, for flavor)

Read by Dr. Sholem Berger

For ages 2+ MNJCC

12:15pm – MNJCC room 318
Lecture 2 – Prof. Anna Shternshis “Soviet Yiddish Culture in the Post-Soviet Jewish Life”

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Jewish culture in the post-Soviet space began to transform. With 1.6 million Jews leaving the country and settling in Israel, United States, Canada and Germany, the Russian Jewish culture became transnational too. Accompanied with video-clips, the lecture will discuss Yiddish popular culture as it developed in post-Soviet  Moscow and other centres of Russian Jewish Diaspora.

Anna Shternshis is the Al and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish and Diaspora studies and the Associated Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. She holds a D.Phil degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Oxford. Shternshis is an author of “Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 – 1939″ (Indiana University Press, 2006), and articles on Soviet and post-Soviet Jewish culture and identity. She is currently working on two book projects. One is entitled “Jewish Heart in the Soviet Body”, examining the life of the Soviet Jews born in the 1920s. The other one is devoted to the evacuation and escape of Soviet Jewish Civilians during World War II.

1:15pm
Lunch break

2:30pm – MNJCC room 318
Lecture 3 – Dr. Sholem Berger “After the Kids Sleep: Confessions of a Yiddish Poet”

Imagine there is a language spoken by millions of people who are largely unaware of the literature that has been written in it – and, conversely, that the few thousand cognoscenti, who know and love its poetry, rarely if ever speak the language on a daily basis. That’s the situation Yiddish poetry is in. The paradoxes and contradictions are heightened all the more by my life in Baltimore, incongruously part of a mini-community (several families) of Yiddish speakers, surrounded by English speakers and minutes away from a Jewish community which neither knows nor cares about what I write. I will talk about these paradoxes and how they underlie my poetry.

Zackary Sholem Berger is a poet, translator, and short-story writer in English and Yiddish. In the small world of Yiddish readers he is probably best known as the translator of The Cat in the Hat, Curious George, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish into Yiddish, published by he and his wife (www.yiddishcat.com). In 2011, his first book of Yiddish and English poetry, Not in the Same Breath/Zog Khotsh Lehavdl, was published to acclaim and even some sales. His second book is due out this year. In his parallel existence, he is an internal medicine physician and researcher, with a book coming out in July entitled Talking to Your Doctor. Sholem, his wife, and his three Yiddish-speaking kids live in Baltimore, USA.

3:45pm – MNJCC room 318
Lecture 4 – Prof. Kalman Weiser “The Post-Holocaust History of Yiddish”

One of the contemporary paradoxes of Yiddish is that now that millions of Jews no longer speak it daily, it finally enjoys the respect that it was so frequently denied when it was in its fullest bloom. Yiddish has gone from being the often disparaged language of the uneducated Jewish masses to the language primarily of Hasidim and of Jewish Studies professors – two groups who seldom talk to teach other. It is taught in universities not only in Israel and North America but in Germany, Poland, and other European countries. And it is even has official minority language status in countries such as Sweden and Moldova. How did lowly Yiddish find a home in such lofty perches?  Where is it heading? Join Kalman Weiser for an exploration of how Yiddish became ‘balebatish’ (respectable).

Kalman Weiser is the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University, where he teaches Jewish history and culture, and has recently been cross-appointed to University of Toronto to participate in its Yiddish Studies program.  A native of New York City, he completed his doctorate at Columbia University. He is the co-editor of Czernowitz at 100: the First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective (2010) and the author of Jewish People, Yiddish Nation (2011), which won a Canadian Jewish Book Award for scholarship. He is currently working on projects about Jewish naming practices in Eastern Europe and the life and career of the pioneering Yiddish scholar Max Weinreich.

5pm – MNJCC room 318
Concert by MNJCC Klezmer Ensemble

8pm – Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West
Lenka Lichtenberg “Embrace” CD Release Concert

Celebrate a daring new album from Lenka Lichtenberg’s all-star world music group, Fray, where Yiddish poetry, English verse and Hebrew prayer meet Middle Eastern, Indian and Brazilian grooves with lively, stirring results. Featuring Lenka Lichtenberg, the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ 2012 Traditional Singer of the Year, with her six-piece band of the country’s top Indo-Canadian and world jazz artists including John Gzowski, Chris Gartner, Alan Hetherington, Ravi Naimpally and Ernie Tollar plus surprise guests!

Tickets: $25 | $15 for students / seniors
416-872-4255 | www.cbc.ca/glenngould
Please note: service charges apply. To avoid additional fees, tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office in person, Roy Thomson Hall Box Office, 60 Simcoe Street

For details and music visit www.lenkalichtenberg.com