Ot Azey provides a Yiddish respite

Leina Sank and Philip Todres

Ot Azey brought a Yiddishe shmeykhel (smile – for those who didn’t attend) to many faces during the 3-day Yiddish course. ‘Dean’ Clara Gersholowitz was in charge of the Yiddish advanced class and thrilled with a selection of readings from the Forwards in Yiddish, with translations and commentary.  The intermediate group were taken through their […]

The power within


Heather Blumenthal, Executive Producer of The Power Within Magazine programme broadcast on SABC3 , is dedicated to igniting the spirits of thousands of viewers.  In keeping with this ideal, her company, The Spirit Sister Production team collated an abridged version of the show into a handy pocketbook. Heather recently visited CJSA branches to speak about […]

Nelson Mandela Day

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The 18 July is designated Nelson Mandela Day by the UN and people are asked to give 67 minutes of service in honour of our former President and international elder statesman. KleZmeR MadNESS will be our way of dedicating 67 plus minutes of inspirational soul music, while you show your support for welfare organisations under […]

Jason Toay will be joining us for Ot Azey!


אט אזוי OT AZEY! 2013 PROGRAMME 22, 23 & 24 July   Day 1  MONDAY 22 July 2013 09:30 – 10:00        Registration for all classes 10:00 – 10:15          HEVEYNU  SHALOM – ALEYKHEM                                 […]

Krakauer interview on FMR at 1.30pm on Monday

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David Krakauer will be interviewed by Beryl Eichenberger on Cape Diary on Fine Music Radio – FMR101.3fm. Find out about the man and his music when Krakauer is a guest on Cape Diary, on air between 1.00 and 2.oopm every Monday and Tuesday. David Krakauer will be talking about his concert Klezmer Madness that takes […]

Klezmer: Cape Town Shpiel CD


If you listened in to World Cafe on FMR you would have heard two cuts from the CD Cape Town Shpiel. Giuliana Cockcroft was chatting to Matthew Reid about his upcoming concert with David Krakauer, internationally renowned klezmer clarinettist extraordinaire.  Klezmer Madness is the title of this get together at the Baxter Theatre on 21 […]