Eine Einführung in die wunderbare Welt der jiddischen Lieder - 20. März bis 19. Juni - In English!

In this series of six evenings, musician/composer and former Fulbright researcher Benjy Fox-Rosen will introduce a wide ranging repertoire of Yiddish songs, including pieces that he learned while doing fieldwork in Romania and Moldova. The group will focus on Yiddish pronunciation, as well as covering basics of singing comfortably. Non-musicians are especially welcome!


Yiddish Songs 101

We will learn a few classic songs, focusing on pronunciation. A gentle introduction, with some lullabies, and one or two schlagers.            


The Songs of Mordechai Gebirtig

Krakow's Mordechai Gebirtig (1877-1942) was a master folk-poet and songwriter. His songs are at times sentimental, nostalgic, bitterly satirical and beautifully heartbreaking.


Who says Jews don't drink?

Great songs to accompany a bisele bronfn, a shnepsl, some mayim khayim, or anything else one may drink. L'khayim l'sholem!



An evening of songs that will whet your appetite. Sing about borsht, varnitshkes, fish and homentashn! A few recipes will be shared as well.


Chassidic and Anti-Chassidic songs

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the tensions between the maskilim, the secularizing Jews, and their coreligionists ran high. A great repertoire of songs making fun of each other arose. We will look at a few of these very comical pieces, as well as one beautiful Chassidic gem written by the Kaliver Rebbe.


Oy, Mayne Libe Besarabiye Yiddish Songs from Moldova

This session will focus on some of the unique songs from Moldova, the region historically known as Bessarabia. These songs are a fascinating hybrid of Russian, Romanian and Yiddish songs styles. We will focus on the songs of Zelik Barditshever.


Kursleitung: Benjy Fox-Rosen

Kursort: Jüdisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung

Gebühr: € 12,- pro Termin

Anmeldung: 01/89174153000, per E-Mail an oder online über einem der untenstehenden Links.