Itzik Gottesman is the associate editor of the Yiddish Forward newspaper.
He has taught Yiddish and Yiddish folklore at the Universities of Texas and Pennsylvania and currently
runs a blog “Yiddish Song of the Week.” to present rare Yiddish folksong recordings.
It’s difficult to express through words the amount of artistic influence that KlezKanada has had on my life. The week spent being surrounded by old and new Jewish culture has helped open up pathways of creativity that have led to some of my most personal works. Most importantly, the people involved in the summer program are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, people who are dedicated to being good artists and good human beings as well.— Zachary Klein, Scholarship Student