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Songs of Mordechai Gebirtig & Other Favorites
Valley Beth Shalom
Encino, CA
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Songs of Mordechai Gebirtig & Other Favorites
On Monday April 30th at 7pm join renowned LA Yiddish folk singer CINDY PALEY and the GOLDEN STATE KLEZMERS for an evening of Yididish folk songs by Mordechai Gebirtig.

Mordechai Gebirtig was the greatest of the Jewish folk troubadours in Poland before WWII. Gebirtigs songs spoke to the sensibilities, emotions, and concerns of the common Yiddish-speaking folk of prewar and interwar Poland and Galicia. His songs resonated with everyone in the Yiddish cultural arena because they span a broad spectrum. He wrote both religious-flavored and secular reflections of daily Jewish working-class life, described its aspirations as well as its hardships, its nostalgia as well as its conflicts. He also touched on social, socioeconomic, and political themes and references, with lyrics that cried out against persecution, as in his so-called ghetto songs.

Collectively, Gebirtig's songs may be viewed as a representative voice of a major part of that lost world of European Jewish life and Yiddish culture.

CINDY PALEY has delighted Jewish communities across the country for over 30 years with her rich repertoire of Jewish music, as featured in her timeless audio recordings and dynamic live performances. Cindy's love of Yiddish music and culture began as a child at the Valley Kindershule in the San Fernando Valley. Cindy is the cantorial soloist for Lev Eisha and the Valley Beth Shalom Neshama Minyan, two creative Shabbat women's services in Los Angeles. This past summer Cindy toured Poland, performing six concerts of Yiddish Love Songs with Menachem Mirski and his klezmer band, and presenting Yiddish music workshops at the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. Cindy's performances blend story and song, and are brimming with a contagious energy that is guaranteed to get everyone singing.

ISAAC SADIGURSKY learned to play the accordion and clarinet as a child in Moldova. He played in the military band in Odessa and then began playing in folk orchestras as well as the State Symphony Orchestra. In 1974, he immigrated to Los Angeles. Since then, Isaac has played with many different orchestras and bands, while also working as a Registered Piano Technician. Since 1997, Isaac has been playing with the Golden State Klezmer Band and the Miamon Miller Klezmer Band, and has recorded a few tracks for Jewish themed movies. He was also a member of the band in the movie "Keeping Up with Steins".

MIAMON MILLER (violin) has played world music including klezmer since 1970. Through performance and composition he's traveled the globe from Muscat, Oman to Biaystok, Poland and toured to practically every state of the union. Locally he has recorded with luminaries including Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond and Isaac Sadigursky.

ZINOVY GORO (clarinet) graduating with honors in Performance and Composition from the Kiev State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and then worked for 10 years in the Honored Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra in Kiev. In 1979 Zinovy immigrated to the US. In August 2009, he became the first Klezmer musician to ever perform solo with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Zinovy is a Principal Clarinetist of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony for 22 years and worked as an Arranger and Music Preparator at the Universal Studios Hollywood Music Department for 23 years.

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Valley Beth Shalom (View)
15739 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
United States


Arts > Performance

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Cindy Paley
On BPT Since: Mar 14, 2018
Cindy Paley
(818) 621-8954


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