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2014 Brochure Online!!

KK14-BrochureCover-webOur 2014 brochure is now online with our highlights, full program, and daily schedule. Download the pdf by clicking on the cover image.

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Our 2014 Programming is Online!

This summer’s program is filled with amazing opportunities to learn, play, sing, dance, act, speak and hear Yiddish, collaborate, create art, and be a part of our vibrant cultural community. We are currently updating this very website with a list of classes, workshops, and performance opportunities on offer this summer. This growing course list can be found here – please click on the course title for the full description. Keep checking back as we are adding new content every day!

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David Stein Memorial Filmmaking Program

KlezKanada’s Filmmaking Workshop with Tamás Wormser

Applications are now being accepted for KlezKanada’s unique one week Filmmaking Workshop with Tamás Wormser this summer. A limited number of scholarships are available – apply here.

During the Film Workshop, Tamás Wormser will guide participants through all the steps for completing a film. Students will gain first-hand experience, from conceiving the idea to premiering the film at the week’s end. Whether it’s fiction, documentary, experimental or dance-film, Tamás will mentor you through the process. You may work on your own project, or participate in a collective film, casting from the leading lights of the Jewish culture scene.

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And our 2014 is…the Yene velt!

Photo: Avia Moore

Photo: Avia Moore

Announcing the theme for KlezKanada 2014…

Yiddish is Undead: The Mystical and Supernatural in Ashkenazic Jewish Folklore and Practice

“Yiddish isn’t dead; if anything, it’s undead. Think about it: Is there anything more unkillable, vaguely erotic, ridiculous, and toothy than the language of the Ashkenazim?” – Josh Lambert, Tablet Magazine

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Announcing our Daily Concerts for 2013!

Whether you are joining us for the week or just for one day, our 2013 concert line-up is sure to amaze! Join us for a week of afternoon and evening concerts, dancing, and celebration. Read More »

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Announcing the 2nd KlezKanada Poetry Retreat: August 18-24, 2014


Artwork by Adeena Karasick and Blaine Speigel

Seminars and Master Classes will be led by Professor of Lingual Mixology, renowned Canadian Poet and Cultural Theorist, Adeena Karasick, and Chief of the Discordant Talmudic Crisis, poet and performer Jake Marmer. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, discussions, one-on-one faculty time, and solo writing time. A portion of each morning will focus on creating a polyvocal performance that will be showcased at the end of the week. Read More »

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Scholarship Deadline Extended!

Please note, the deadline for the 2014 scholarship program has been extended until May 15th. Scholarship applications for the Poetry Retreat and the David Stein Memorial Filmmaking Program are due June 1st. More information about our scholarship program, as well as the application form, can be found here.

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