Deborah Strauss is an internationally-acclaimed klezmer violinist and educator who has been active in klezmer and Yiddish music and in multigenerational Jewish education for over 30 years. She is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, the intercontinental groups Voices of Ashkenaz and Figelin, and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Deborah was featured in the Emmy award-winning film “Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler’s House”, appears in the film “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”, and has performed with the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics. She performs across North America, South America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Israel, and leads workshops and classes annually at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Yiddish Summer Weimar, Yiddish New York, and KlezKanada. Deborah is also a highly-regarded Yiddish dance leader and an award-winning Jewish children’s educator. She studied violin at Rutgers University and ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago.