Monday, January 16, 2017

Operation Understanding Class 23 / Martin Luther King Day Retreat

The incoming twenty-third class of Operation Understanding DC participants began their work together as part of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. birthday weekend.

OUDC'mission "is to build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination."

I wish their new executive and program director, Yolanda Savage-Narva and Ricki Horne, every success  in working with this energetic and bright group of young people.

I have been covering the work of this model organization since its inception.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Yiddish New York - klezmer music workshop

Students and faculty at a klezmer music workshop at Yiddish New York.
Christina Crowder

Michael Winograd

Deborah Strauss

Joanna Sternberg

Dan Blacksberg

Frank London with workshop participants

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Vodka and Latkes Concert | Yiddish New York at Drom

"Vodka and Latkes" was a concert held at DROM, part of the second annual Yiddish New York Music Festival

A stellar international array of klezmer musicians performed, including the Brothers Nazaroff, the New York Yiddish New York Allstars, the Ternovka Ensemble, Sway Machinery, and Hydra. Among the many fine musicians onstage were Frank London, Dave Licht, Pete Rushefsky, Psoy Korolenko, Bob Cohen, Jake Shulman-Ment, Marty Confurious, Cochemea Gastelum, John Bollinger, Jordan McLean, Nikhil Yerawadekar, Timothy Allen, Jeremiah Lockwood, Yula Be'eri, Rima Fand, Sarah Small, Christina Crowder, Dan Blacksberg, Michael Winograd, Daniel Kahn, Sarah Gordon, Sasha Lurje, Lisa Gutkin, Adam Moss, Zhenya Lopatnika, and Joanna Sternberg.  (Please forgive me if I've missed anyone).

Ot azoy!