Portland Yiddish Hour
The Portland Yiddish Hour (Where "Yiddish" means "Jewish")
Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture
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Playlists and Audio
May 19th playlist http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor05192013
May 19th podcast: http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhouron051913
May 5 playlist: http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor05052013
April 28 playlist: http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor04282013
April 14 http://www.kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor04142013
Mar 31 http://kboo.fm/node/54967
Mar 24 http://kboo.fm/node/54810
Mar 17 http://kboo.fm/node/54624
Mar 10 http://kboo.fm/node/54452
Mar 3 http://kboo.fm/node/54280
Feb 24th http://kboo.fm/node/54096
Feb. 10th http://kboo.fm/node/53771
Feb. 3rd http://kboo.fm/node/53561
Jan 27th http://kboo.fm/node/53370
Interview with Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Ellen Cassedy went to Vilnius, Lithuania in order to study Yiddish and connect with a place where some of her ancestry originated from.
Find out more at her website: http://www.ellencassedy.com/
This content aired as part of the Portland Yiddish Hour on December 16, 2012. The prayer was written by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and is read by host Ed Kraus. The music is Armenian duduk, played by Djivan Gasparyan.
- Title: Track 01
- Length: 5:39 minutes (5.18 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Liz Schwartz's interview with Alicia Jo Rabins, founder of Girls In Trouble, an original art-pop song cycle about women in Torah. GIT has released two albums with Jdub Records and has toured across the US, Canada, England, Italy and Sweden. Alicia is currently working on A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, an experimental performance piece about the intersection of mysticism and finance, which will premiere in New York City in the autumn of 2012.
This interview first aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour on July 1, 2012. It also includes two new songs from Alicia: "Open the Ground," and "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" (the Kaddish was recorded at the LABA Festival at the 14th St. Y in New York City in May 2012).
- Length: 27:32 minutes (25.2 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
A short story by playwright George S. Kaufman, read by actor George Lederer. Aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour on April 15, 2012.
Liz interviews Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, Founder and President of Uri L'Tzedek, the first Orthodox Jewish social justice organization, which is working to ensure fair labor practices for workers in kosher restaurants. For more information on Uri L'Tzedek, go to www.utzedek.org First aired on a special May Day Yiddish Hour show on May 1, 2011.
- Title: Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz interview
- Length: 15:19 minutes (14.03 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
An interview with journalist and author Sue Fishkoff, about her latest book, Kosher Nation: why more and more of America's food answers to a higher authority.
The Portland Chamber Orchestra will perform Grigori Frid's The Diary of Anne Frank on Friday April 8th, Saturday April 9th, and Sunday April 10th 2011 in Portland Oregon. Conductor Yaakov (Yaki) Bergman and Soprano Ani Maldjian discuss the music and libretto for this opera with Yiddish Hour host Ed Kraus.
- Title: Track 01
- Length: 30:05 minutes (27.54 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Liz interviews Nigel Savage, founder and executive director of Hazon, America's largest Jewish environmental organization. For more information about Hazon, go to http://www.hazon.org/. For more information about Portland Tuv Ha'Aretz, the Portland chapter of Hazon CSA, go to http://portlandtuv.org/.
Competitors, a short story by Sholem Aleichem, read by actors George Lederer and Mark Loring
|Golem||Romania Romania||Homesick Songs|
|Socalled||Who Knows One?||The Socalled Seder|
|Die Naya Kepelye||HoAderes||Traktorist|
|Judy Frankel||Yo S'un Mancevo del Dor||Scalerica De Oro|
|Kat Parra and the Sephardic Music Experience||Dos Amantes||Dos Amantes|
|Molly Picon||Yom Pom Pom||Molly Picon sings Song Hits of the Yiddish Theatre|
|Ahava Raba||Howe Leg La Rogle||Kete Kuf|
|Brave Old World||Doina Extravaganza||Beyond the Pale|
Host Ed Kraus
|Alan Eder||Go Down Moses||Reggae Passover|
|Kat Parra||Los Biblicos||Dos Amantes|
|Dr. J and the OGJ's||Micha Mocha||Hip Hop Shabbat|
|Ahava Raba||Kopanitja||Kete Kuf|
|Dr. J and the OGJ's||Eliahu Hanavi||Hip Hop Shabbat|
|Sam Balliard||Matzoh Balls||From Ave A to the Great White Way|
|Cab Calloway||Utt-Da-Zay||From Ave A to the Great White Way|
|Ezra Malakov||Adir Hu||piyut archive|
|Yuval Ron Ensemble||Kholat Ahava||Tree of Life|
|Kat Parra||Hanukia||Dos Amantes|
|Ahava Raba||Geamparale||Kete Kuf|
|Sara Friedland Ban-Arza and Razya Zelevski||Betzet Yisrael||pitut archive|
Host Ed Kraus
piyut archive website www.piyut.org.il
|Aryeh Hirshfield||As the Deer Yearns||As the Deer Yearns||Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield Legacy Trust||rebaryeh.com|
|Aryeh Hirschfield||Kee B'Simcha||As the Deer Yearns||Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield Legacy Trust||rebaryeh.com|
|Aryeh Hirschfield||Holy Mountain||As the Deer Yearns||Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield Legacy Trust||rebaryeh.com|
|Aryeh Hirschfield||The Time of Song has Come||Wings of Peace||Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield Legacy Trust||rebaryeh.com|
|The Renaissance Players||Here is a Poem/Return, O Shulammite||Thorns of Fire||Celestial Harmonies||www.harmonies.com|
|The Renaissance Players||Morena me llaman||Thorns of Fire||Celestial Harmonies||www.harmonies.com|
|New Orleans Klezmer Allstars||Bistu geveyn far Prohibisn?||Manichalfwitz||Gert Town Records||www.klezmers.com|
|New Orleans Klezmer Allstars||Mazel Tov Cocktail||Manichalfwitz||Gert Town Records||www.klezmers.com|
|New Orleans Klezmer Allstars||A Glezele Vayn||Manichalfwitz||Gert Town Records||www.klezmers.com|
|Slim Gaillard and his Flat Foot Boogie Boys||Matzoh Balls||From Avenue A to the Great White Way||Sony||www.amazon.com|
|New Orleans Klezmer Allstars||Downtown Doina||Manichalfwitz||Gert Town Records||www.klezmers.com|
Hosted by Liz, featuring music of Reb Aryeh Hirshfield in honor of his CD release party, along with guest Joanie Levine to talk about aforementioned CD release party. Check out the cover for the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars now out-of-print album "Manichalfwitz," also featured on today's show.
|Alexandria Kleztet||Bulgar in Bb||Delusions of Klezmer||www.kleztet.com|
|Cry of the Wild Lucy|
|Shikt a Tiket|
|Which Way Did He Go, George|
|Tummel||No Problem (Oy, Mama)||Klezmer||www.musesmuse.com|
|Fanfare Ciocarlia||Iag Bari||Iag Bari||www.amazon.com|
|Hora Di Petrosnitza|
|Besh O Drom|
Hosted by Barry, playing some 'contemporary' klezmer and some wild Romanian Gypsy brass-band music.
|Andy Statman Quartet||Purim||Between Heaven and Earth||Shanachie||www.klezmershack.com|
|Ramon Tasat||Coplas de Purim||Fiesta Sepharad||FAU Jewish Sound Archive||faujsa.fau.edu|
|Jews Brothers Band||Mordechai (What a Guy!)||My Yiddish Swing||Rouge Records||www.jewsbrothers.com|
|Cantor Benjamin Maissner||Chag Purim||New Rhythms in the Jewish Calendar||FAU Jewish Sound Archive||faujsa.fau.edu|
|Cantor Benjamin Maissner||Ani Purim||New Rhythms in the Jewish Calendar||FAU Jewish Sound Archive||faujsa.fau.edu|
|Sidor Belarsky||Purim Medley||Purim Festival in Town Hall||FAU Jewish Sound Archive||faujsa.fau.edu|
|Sidor Belarsky||In dem is Schuldig di Megillah||Purim Festival in Town Hall||FAU Jewish Sound Archive||faujsa.fau.edu|
|Yid Vicious||A Glezele Mashke||Vorverts||uvulittle records||www.yidvicious.com|
|The Kosher Red Hots||Raki||Live performance at 2009 NW Folklife||n/a||www.kosherredhots.com|
|Michael Alpert||Di Mashke||Pearls of Yiddish Song||The Workmen's Circle|
|Yidcore||To Life!||Yidcore||Swell Records||www.yidcore.com|
|Klezmer Conservatory Band||Bay a glezele Mashke||Klez!||Vanguard||www.klezmerconservatory.com|
|Golem||Golem Hora||Fresh Off Boat||JDub Records||www.golemrocks.com|
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music for Purim and a tribute to alcohol. Thanks to Liam Delta for helping me with technical issues.
The Florida Atlantic University Jewish Sound Archive can be found at http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa/home.php. Check it out!
|Balkan Beat Box||Gross||Balkan Beat Box||Joub|
|Dave Tarras||Hopkele||Yiddish-American Klezmer Music||Yazoo|
|Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble||A Gut Yontev Yidn||Vessel of Song||none|
|Gaston Bogomolni||Adon Olam||Ta'am Latino||none|
|Bukharan Jewish Ensemble||Azerbaijaini Segah||Shashmaqam||Smithsonian Folkways|
|Gaston Bogomolni||Shalom Aleichem||Ta'am Latino||none|
|Mickey Shur and Sons||Sing Me The Song||A Shur Thing||Sameach|
|Klezmer Conservatory Band||A Heimishe Bulgar||Old World Beat||unknown|
|New Orleans Klezmer||Dr. Lizard||Fresh Out Of The Past||Shanachie|
Host Ed Kraus - Happy music for the month of Adar.
|Yaakov Shapiro||Der Shadchn||Yiddish Traditional Songs||ARC Music|
|Yaakov Shapiro||In maine Oigtn bisti Shein||Yiddish Traditional Songs|
|Klezamir||Oy, Mame, Bin ich Farlibt||Der Bloyfoygl of Happiness|
|Klezamir||Mayn Yidishe Meydele||Der Bloyfoygl of Happiness|
|Vermisht Nussen||Ich hob dich zu Verlieb||Untitled Demo CD|
|Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield||Y'shakaynee||Batee L'ganee|
|Barry Sisters||Makin' Whoopee (in Yiddish!)||YouTube video||www.youtube.com|
|Barry Sisters||Zug es Meir Noch Amool||Their Greatest Yiddish Hits|
|Barry Sisters||Fargess Mich Nit||Their Greatest Yiddish Hits|
|Barry Sisters||Tsi Shpait||Their Greatest Yiddish Hits|
|Klingon Klezmer||Nice Jewish Wedding in New Orleans||Honey, Would you be Meshugga tonight?|
Hosted by Barry, with tunes somewhat relevant to Valentine's Day.
|Golem||Ushti Baba||Golem||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|Golem||Mazel Tov||Golem||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|Golem||Odessa||Homesick Songs||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|Matisyahu||Fire of Heaven/Altar of Earth||Youth||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|The Sway Machinery||Intro||Hidden Melodies Revealed||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|The Sway Machinery||Anim Zemiros||Hidden Melodies Revealed||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|Jewish Theatre Collaborative||If I Were Rothschild||n/a||none||www.jewishtheatrecollaborative.org|
|Golem||Train Across Ukraine||Citizen Boris||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|Golem||Belz||Homesick Songs||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
|Golem||Zingarella||Citizen Boris||JDub Records||jdubrecords.org|
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music from Golem, Matisyahu and The Sway Machinery. Thanks to everyone who supported the Yiddish Hour during our membership drive; our show made its goal and the station also reached its goal of $50,000 as of yesterday.
If you'd still like to become a member, just click on the Donate Now! tip jar in the upper right hand corner of the site. Sei gezint!
|Mickey Katz||Simcha Time||Simcha Time||World Pacific|
|"||Litvak Square Dance||"||"|
|Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield||Wedding Dance||Wings of Peace||www.rebaryeh.com|
|Dave Tarras||Sam's Bulgar||Tanz!||Epic|
|Brave Old World||Bessarabye||Beyond the Pale||Rounder|
|Klingon Klezmer||Party at the End of the Universe||Honey, Would you be Meshuga Tonight?|
Hosted by Barry, with help from Liz in Pledge Central. Thanks to everyone who called in.
Here are today's announcements, that I didn't have time to mention on the air:
Friday, Jan. 29, 6:00 p.m
Tu B'Shevat Green Shabbat at Shaarie Torah
A seasonal vegetarian Shabbat dinner and brief presentation and food trivia quiz by a member of the Tuv Ha'Aretz steering committee to celebrate Tu B'Shevat. This event is open to everyone. Note: The dinner will follow a short Shabbat service led by Shaarie Torah's middle schoolers.
Cost: $10 for Shaarie Torah members, $12 for non-members. RSVP required by 1/26.
For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-226-6131.
Sat. Jan. 30 - 10:30 a.m
Join Havurah Shalom for a Tu B'Shvat walk and pot-luck feast at Macleay Park in NW Portland. Bring one of the traditional 7 species (something with wheat, barley, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olives, honey) and some other fruit or nut. RSVP to email@example.com with family names and ages of kids by Jan. 27.
Details available upon RSVP.
Sun. Jan. 31 - 7 p.m. at the MJCC.
Prospects for Peace: American Diplomacy in the Middle East: An Evening with Charles Kirschner.
Charles Kirschner is the Pacific Northwest Deputy Director of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Mr. Kirschner will share his perspectives about the current political situation in the Middle East and the challenges facing Israel in these times. Questions and discussion will follow. Free–donations accepted. For more information, visit www.oregonjcc.org.
Sun. Jan. 31 - 11:30 a.m. in SALEM
Phil Decker will discuss an exhibit called 'Traces of the Jewish Lower East Side', featuring historic photos of the lower east side in the early 1980s by Lewis Hine as well as his own recent photographs. Accompanying the photography will be a showcase of on the origins for New York City’s lower east side featuring artifacts from Temple Beth Sholom members.
Temple Beth Sholom, 1274 Cunningham Lane S. For more information, contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 4th at 12 noon
Oregon Area Jewish Committee Luncheaon Lecture Series
Natan Meir, assistant professor of Judaic Studies at PSU, speaking on 'Marginal Jews in Eastern Europe: Lives of the Destitute, Orphaned, and Disabled in the 19th and early 20th Centuries"
Living Room Theaters
341 SW 10th Ave
Admission $15, which includes lunch ($5 for drinks only
reserve at www.oajconline.org/ OR CALL 503-295-6761
Thursday, February 4th at 7 pm
J Street, the political voice of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, is setting up shop in Portland.
The group, which has sparked conversation in political and Jewish community circles across the country about the connection between Israel’s future as a democratic Jewish homeland and achieving a two-state resolution, will officially launch J Street Portland at a public event at the Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 NW Kearney St, Portland, Oregon.
The kick-off will feature simulcast remarks by J Street’s executive director, Jeremy Ben-Ami, as well as a showing of West Bank Story, the 20-minute-long winner of an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. Refreshment will be served, schmoozing will be in order, and the galleries of the museum will be open with live music by Uncle Yascha.
For further information, contact Sandy Polishuk at email@example.com or (503) 249-1957 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org://Jstreet.org/Portland
Lecture series from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute: six Wednesdays from Feb. 3 to March 10
Portraits in Leadership: Timeless tales for inspired living.
Got Courage? Discover inner courage, determination and resilience in the life stories of legendary Talmudic figures. In this new Jewish Learning Institute course you will bear witness to the strength of human character in tales that resonate and inspire you to unleash your own power.
Takes place at Perkins Coie Law Firm, 1120 NW Couch St. Cost is $100. For class times and other information, visit www.myjli.com or call their office at 503-977-9947.
the Magenta Theater, 606 Main St. - VANCOUVER, WA
Presenting the play 'Crossing Delancey' Feb 12-27 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 20
Tickets are $10-$15. For more performance information or tickets contact 360-635-4358 or www.magentatheater.com
|Don Byron||Haim Afen Range||Don Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz|
|Budapest Klezmer||Oi, Tate||A Nakht in Gan Edn|
|Klezmatics||Shprayz Ihk Mir||Possessed|
|Budowitz||Dulitski's Skocne||Mother Tounge|
|Brave Old World||Uncle Elye||Blood Oranges|
|Kroke||Time||The Sounds of the Vanishing World|
|Djivan Gasparyan||Exerum Dance Tune||Apricots from Eden|
|David Fuks||Yeshiva Boy||none|
|Judy Frankel||Uno Pastora Yo Ami||Scalerica De Oro|
Host Ed Kraus
Interview with Judy Kunofsky of Klez California, for more information www.klezcalifornia.org
You can listen to David Fuks's short story Yeshiva Boy by going to the Yiddish Hour Home Page (very soon)