Save the Dates for KlezKanada 2014: Monday Aug 18 to Sunday Aug 24, 2013


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.

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Concert Performances at KlezKanada 2014

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.

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KlezKanada Poetry Retreat 2014

Three Millennia of Poetic Subversion

kk13-poetrygroupExplore the hidden secrets of the letters
Tap into the power of ancestral culture
Hone your interlingual dexterity
Prepare to be amazed

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2014 Programming

KK13-Brochure-CoverWe are hard at work on our 2014 programming. In the meantime, explore past programming through our archives or download our 2013 brochure.

2013 Programming
2012 Programming
2011 Programming

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Concert – KlezKanada Kvells on March 26

Winograd-MichaelAn 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).

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In the Press: KlezKanada Poets published in the Forward

Imagine, by Bob Smolkin

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.

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