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100 Years of Klezmer

Michael Winograd & Christina Crowder
A Western Tour of Klezmer Hits

Join Klezmer clarinet virtuoso Michael Winograd and Accordion whiz Christina Crowder for over 100 years of Jewish music in one night! Critics will say it can’t be done! “Impossible!” naysayers will cry out! “A century’s worth of music in a single concert??!!” ; But Winograd & Crowder, against all odds, will prove them wrong. Don’t miss out on this historic occasion.

About the musicians:

“Winograd is not a dabbler. He isn’t an aspiring 12-tone composer who can play some klezmer. He isn’t a punk-rocker looking for a new angle on approaching his songwriting. He IS a klezmer. He knows klezmer. He fucking blows away the room at klezmer. – Geoff Berner, “Kosher Style” Liner Notes

In 2019, clarinetist Michael Winograd released his long awaited LP “Kosher Style,” re-affirming his central role in today’s international Klezmer landscape. He tours the world performing with his band The Honorable Mentshn, collaborates with Pakistani superstar Zeb Bangash in the group Sandaraa, records and plays with a veritable who’s who of today’s top Klezmorim (Frank London, Itzhak Perlman, Geoff Berner, Alicia Svigals, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, Daniel Kahn, to name a few), appears in stadiums with Vulfpeck, produces records and is the Artistic Director of KlezKanada and a founder of the Yiddish New York festival.

Christina Crowder has been performing and researching Jewish music for over twenty years, beginning in Budapest, Hungary and continuing with a Fulbright grant to Romania to document Jewish music. Her current research is examining the connections between Jewish, Bessarabian, and Greek music through a project with Walter Zev Feldman at NYU Abu Dhabi, and she is the Operations Director of the newly-founded Klezmer Institute. She has been a guest instructor in klezmer accordion and ensemble performance in the US, Canada, and Europe, and was both musical director and performer in the 2019 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of the Broadway play “Indecent.”

Tickets online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4418660 and at the Music Coop in Ashland.

Peace through Music

Anima Mundi Productions, a Rogue Valley-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “healing the soul of the world through the arts,” proudly announces Peace Through Music, a week of free events featuring Syrian-American pianist, composer, and peace activist Malek Jandali.

Wisdom Garden First Day

Wisdom Garden School of Jewish Spirituality begins on Saturday, September 21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. We’ll begin with a circle of welcome led by Rabbi David, then Hannah and Gal will lead their students to class while parents meet with Rabbi David and Ayala.

Please RSVP via text or phone to 541-292-0805

High Holy Days 5780/2019

WELCOME! We’re delighted that you’re considering joining us for High Holy Days. The Havurah is a safe, spiritual home and loving community that is dedicated to being a place of welcome, wholeness and inclusiveness, providing a sense of belonging and communal support.

Thai Dinner on Christmas Day Eve

Thai Dinner on Christmas Day Eve

Tuesday, December 25 at 5:30 PM.

What do Jews do on Christmas? Eat Asian food and go to a movie! Join us for a delicious Thai food dinner from Esaan Café in Phoenix followed by screening a series of funny Jewish videos that Rabbi David and Devorah have

Fancy Pants New Year’s Dance

On Monday, December 31st frm 7:00 – 9:00 PM the Havurah Synagogue presents our annual Fancy Pants New Year’s Eve Family Dance Party with DJ Dave. Dance the New Year in with all the generations. Great music. Refreshments served.

Rabbi Emanuel’s Kabbalat Shabbat

Rabbi Emanuel Ben-David leads a monthly Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:30 PM for less than one hour.
The next date is Friday, March 15th at 5:30 PM for less than one hour.
Mark your calendars now and join us.

Welcome Shabbat with song, prayer and chant.

Welcome Shabbat and head home for your Shabbos meal. Short and very sweet!

Hebrew Classes

Intermediate Class with Ayala Zonnenschein, American Israeli,  for those who would like to become more fluent readers, learn Hebrew roots and gain vocabulary.

Class meets on Mondays from 2-3:30 PM. $30 donation for each 4 week block for non-members, $25 for members. Classes are ongoing and open to new students.

Beginner’s Hebrew Class begins in Fall 2019. Call Ayala at 541-292-0805 for more info