KlezKanada  is a wonderful retreat held in late August about an hour north of Montreal, with an exceptional faculty, programming and schedule.  Click the name for more information.  The video and banner photo are from AskAbigailProductions.  This year's dates are August 21-27, 2017,  They have a fabulous youth scholarship program as well.


The Middle Ages are over… The Renaissance is here and Enlightenment is not far ahead! So grab your lutes, gauntlets, tunics, and gowns, because the theme for KlezKanada 2017 is Yiddish Renaissance.  

In 1981 the Klezmer Conservatory band released its first album, Yiddishe Renaissance, and in honor of its 36th year anniversary, we are happy to have KCB band members Hankus Netsky, Ilene Stahl, Grant Smith and Jim Guttmann join us at KlezKanada.

We are also thrilled to welcome back KlezKanada veteran and revivalist extraordinaire Peter Sokolow. Cookie Seigelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman of Veretski Pass will also be returning this summer


Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music July 13-16,2017

Live at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts (Rain or Shine)

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events. The sixth annual Yidstock takes place—rain or shine—at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, July 13-16, 2017.

KlezFest in London

Back after a hiatus, KlezFest is featuring Alan Bern, Joel Rubin and many others.  It is held August 18 - 21, 2015.  Check out their site at:  https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezfest2015/


KlezCalifornia   has a year-round program featuring concerts, dances, education, Yiddish conversation.  If you're in the Bay Area, check it out.  Click the name to go to their website.  Next Yiddish Culture Festival is November 7-8, 2015 at the JCC East Bay in Berkeley.

Living Traditions

Living Traditions  is the granddaddy of the klezmer revival.  KlezKamp thrived in New York for 30 years, and now the program is centered in Madison, WI.  Check out their website for their comprehensive klezmer links, CDs, books, and more.


KlezmerQuerque  is a klezmer festival held in Albuquerque in February.   Click on the name to see what you missed at this year's festival.

 michael albert headlined a previous klezmerquerque.

michael albert headlined a previous klezmerquerque.


Yiddish Camps

Yiddish Yokh

Yiddish Yokh (Youth for Yiddish) of Yugntruf from August 16-22, 2017 continuing the tradition of a great deal of baseball (in Yiddish) will take place in Copake, New York.


Yivo hosts many events of interest to those who love Yiddish, especially if you happen to be in New York.

Yiddish Book Center

1. Steiner Summer Yiddish Program for college students. A seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language & culture for college students June 4 to July 21, 2017. At the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts.

2. Yidstock 2017:  The Festival of New Yiddish Music.  July 13 - July 16, 2017 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts. (also some lectures on Yiddish culture).

3.  Yiddish School, a week of language learning, lectures, sing-alongs, workshops, and performances. Planning now for 2018.   At the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Workmen's Circle

Workmen's Circle presents an unforgettable week of language and culture immersion includes classes, music, theater, singing and dancing, boating and swimming on Sylvan Lake—all just 70 miles from New York City.  Yiddishland 2017 will take place from August 14 to August 20, 2017.