Join us in the Mountains for the 19th edition of the KlezKanada Laurentian Retreat, Canada’s largest annual festival of Jewish/Yiddish culture and the arts. Featuring: an all-star faculty, world-class concerts, workshops for instrumentalists, singers, dancers, and visual artists of all levels, films and lectures on Jewish history, literature, language and culture, children’s and teen programs that set the standard for learning and creativity.
Each year, we have the opportunity to feature faculty members who have created new work, or who are at KlezKanada’s Laurentian Retreat for the first time. Here are a selection of the concerts that will be presented at KlezKanada 2014.
An all-star evening of Yiddish song and music as part of THE DORA WASSERMAN YIDDISH THEATRE’S The New Jewish Scene
March 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Segal Centre
Tickets: ($28 – $20)
Available on-line at
or by phone at (514) 739-7944
Join this wonderful group of musicians, all former KlezKanada scholarship recipients, including So-Called (Josh Dolgin/ voice, accordion), Sarah Gordon (voice), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Rachel Lemisch (trombone) and Joel Kerr (bass) as they interpret the music of Dave Tarras, Mickey Katz, Aaron Lebedeff, Moishe Oysher, and many more. The evening will commence with the music of Ihtimanska featuring enchanting melodies of the Balkans with Yoni Kaston (accordion) and Ariane Morin (Saxophone).
Imagine, by Bob Smolkin
Major nakhes for the KlezKanada Poetry collective: a chunk of work, written by the participants of the poetry retreat – during the retreat itself – was published in the Forward. Get a taste of the work, and join us next year! Check out The Arty Semite posts here and here to read the articles and poems.