phone: 914-861-KLEZ
(914-861-5539)

administration

Executive Board
President: Stuart Katz
Vice President:Jerald Seti
Treasurer: Lloyd Widom
Secretary: Michele Lada
Directors: Steven Brady, Lorraine Kroutil

Staff
Executive Director: Jerald Seti
Music Director: Kenny Green
Music Instructor: Matty Mozzor
Teen Music Leaders:
TBD

Luncheon for “Riverdale Home” (video)

Click here to view video

Celebrate Israel Parade 2013 (video)

Click here to view YouTube video.

Jewish Heritage Festival 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Kensico Dam Plaza,  Valhalla

This year’s event was a huge success and I want to thank all of you who participated in the event.  Plans for next year’s celebration will begin in earnest in the next week, or so.

See media clippings about this event here and here.

Westchester Jewish Council-Jewish Heritage Festival of Westchester co-sponsored with The Westchester Klezmer Program, The Workmen’s Circle, Kol Hazzanim-The Cantors of Westchester featuring the David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble, Trio Shalva, the Westchester Klezmer Program Band and Cantors Deborah Avery, Janet Leuchter, and Hayley Kobilinsky.  Free and open to all. Bring blankets and chairs.

(Klezmer) Life After High School

Don’t think that klezmer has to end when you leave high school. It can continue when you get to college. Colleges have lots of opportunities for joining bands, including klezmer bands! If you’re truly fortunate, you may get to attend a professional klezmer workshop or two.

After an eight year hiatus, KlezmerPalooza! has returned. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it’s a klezmer workshop for college students. Last year it took place at Columbia University the weekend of January 29-30. In the past it’s been hosted by Yale, Princeton, and Brown, but the last one was in 2003. Hopefully, it will be back again as an annual event.

The students in the photo are from the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh. Most of its members attend Carnegie Mellon University. Two of the musicians in the photo are David Zaidins, (bari sax) who came out of our program, and Jonathan Snider (clarinet), who played with Jeff Warschauer’s Port Washington Temple Beth Israel Intergenerational Klezmer Band. Together, they breathed new life into their band when they started CMU in the fall of 2008.

So, when you go off to school take advantage of the leadership opportunity. If your college doesn’t already have a klezmer band, start one yourself! Begin by talking to your campus Hillel. Post a sign saying you’re looking to start a band. And to get you jump started, Kenny’s music arrangements are available for purchase. Just let him know!

Israel Day Parade

Khevre,

I wanted to thank all of you who participated in yesterday’s Celebrate Israel parade; you did an amazing job! Once again, you are all the toast of the Westchester Jewish community. You should all be aware of how proud and honored I am to be playing music with all of you — we’re doing some good work out there.

Kenny

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