Erik Greenberg Anjou 90 minutes – Friday, PM2 Cantor Jacob Mendelson, a distinguished instructor at KlezKanada this year, is affectionately called by everyone: “Jackie.” In this film, he explores the American roots of “khazzanut” (Jewish liturgical music) while taking us on a musical voyage that spans the Atlantic, originating in his birthplace of Boro Park, [...]
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David Kaufman 60 minutes – Friday, PM1 This film, first broadcast on the CBC in 1980, and now a staple of university literature courses, explores the life of the renowned Canadian poet, Abraham Moses Klein (1909-1972) against the visual backdrop of his beloved city, Montreal. Klein’s poetry is suffused by Jewish history and infused with [...]
Barry Dornfeld and Debora Kodish 30 minutes – Wednesday, PM3 A new documentary about KlezKanada’s own Elaine Hoffman Watts (known in Yiddish as “Eatela”) and Susan Watts, third and fourth generation klezmorim. The film shows how Elaine as a feisty and determined musician has broken barriers as a musician, a working mother, and in her [...]
We are hard at work on our 2013 programming! In the meantime, browse through last year’s faculty and programming below or download the 2012 Brochure.
Get Pan- Jewish American with your body, bubbie. For much of the last century, Latin dance crazes have been part of the American social dance scene, even in Jewish circles. What was Dirty Dancing but the story of a nice Jewish girl learning to Mambo in the Catskills? Together, we’ll learn some of the most [...]