Portland Jewish Hour








Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture
Sundays 10-11 am Pacific Time

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Upcoming shows:

5/3/15 Shuli hosts
5/10/15 Shuli hosts
5/17/15 Chaim hosts
5/24/15 Liz hosts
5/31/15 Liz hosts
 
6/7/15 Shuli hosts
6/14/15 Liz hosts
6/21/15 Chaim hosts
6/28/15 Chaim hosts

Episode Archive

Be happy, it's still Adar!

Air date: 
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Revisiting Purim and Jewish-Irish music
Be Happy, it's still Adar!
Due to technical malfunctions, I was unable to broadcast last week's Purim/St. Patrick's Day show. So, since Purim is a topsy-turvy time of year when anything can happen, I'm turning back the calendar one week to bring you the show I wanted to play last week, a combination of Purim and St. Patrick's Day Jewish music. Hosted by Liz Schwartz.

Purim and Jewish/Irish connections

Air date: 
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Celebrate Jewish/Irish connections and Purim

Did you know there were Irish Jews? Tune in this Sunday March 16 for a combination of Purim and St. Patrick's Day celebrations on the Jewish Hour. 

Portland Jewish Hour on 03/09/14

Air date: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Russian around

Air date: 
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Russian around
Thinking about Current Events, join Barry as we listen to some traditional Jewish music from Russia and the Ukraine. 

Time permitting, we'll also toss in some wild European contemporary klez and perhaps some other surprises.  Perfect for a rainy Sunday (better than sitting around watching CNN).

Portland Jewish Hour on 02/23/14

Air date: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour welcomes Portland singer/songwriter Beth Hamon for a live studio performance

Air date: 
Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Singer-songwriter Beth Hamon performs live in the studio

Portland's own home-grown Jewish folk singer-songwriter Beth Hamon joins host Liz Schwartz for a live in-studio interview. Hamon will play songs from her recently released CD, Ten Miles, and we'll offer copies of the CD as thank you gifts to people who call in to become members of KBOO during our winter membership drive. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

Hot Jewish music for a cold weekend!

Air date: 
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Hot music for a cold weekend!

Join Barry for some rousing klezmer music, to inspire you to call in your pledge, for our Winter Membership Drive!

Portland Jewish Hour on 02/02/14

Air date: 
Sun, 02/02/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 01/26/14

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Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 01/19/14

Air date: 
Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Audio

The Ministry of Special Cases

program date: 
Sun, 03/29/2015
A conversation with Jewish Theatre Collaborative's Executive Director and founder, Sacha Reich, and composer/cellist Gideon Freudmann, who wrote the music for JTC's current production, The Ministry of Special Cases, based on the novel by Nathan Englander

Portland Jewish Hour March 22, 2015

program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2015
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 59:59 minutes (82.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Jewish Hour featuring an interview wiht Professor Dianne Ashton about her new book, Hanukkah in America: a history.

program date: 
Sun, 12/22/2013
Artist Title Album Label Link
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur (Della Vita) Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur (By the Waters) Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Y-Love/Erran Baron Cohen My Hanukkah Songs in the Key of Hanukkah New Line Records www.amazon.com
Interview with Professor Dianne Ashton        
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Kozatsky 'til you Dropsky A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Dance of the Latkes Queens A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra March of the Macabees A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Araber Tants A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Tants Chinese A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Dance of the Dreydls A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Waltz of the Ruggelach A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
  • Title: jewish hour
  • Length: 59:45 minutes (41.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Kinnehora

Categories:
program date: 
Sun, 07/07/2013

George Lederer talks about the concept of the Yiddish term "kinnehora" (without the evil eye), and reads a story by the same title, from author Jerome Weidman.

PYH-20130616- Eprhyme

program date: 
Sun, 06/16/2013

Jacob's Last Yiddish Hour Show, featuring an interview with Jewish Hip Hop Artist eprhyme.

Jacob Interviews Eprhyme on Portland Yiddish Hour

program date: 
Sun, 06/16/2013

An interview with Eprhyme, a Jewish hip hop artist who drew musical inspiration from the Pacific Northwest

June 9 Yiddish Hour

Categories:
program date: 
Sun, 06/09/2013

the automagic archive was enjoying a Sunday stroll and not working! Here's the audio from the Yiddish Hour this last Sunday

  • Length: 60:12 minutes (52.3 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 121Kbps (VBR)

Eric Klein interview 5-26-2013

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program date: 
Sun, 05/26/2013

Yiddish Hour host Barry Lavine interviews Portlander Eric Klein, who is working with Toronto writer Michael Wex on a project to translate the 1921 Classic Yiddish novel, "In Poylishe Velder" (In the Forests of Poland) into a free e-book for 2015.  Details can be found at www.michaelwex.com.  The actual project which requires YOUR donation is at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-authorized-translation-of-a-classic-yiddish-novel-into-english?c=home

Ellen Cassedy Interview

program date: 
Sun, 02/10/2013

Interview with Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

Ellen Cassedy went to Vilnius, Lithuania in order to study Yiddish and connect with a place where some of her ancestry originated from.

Find out more at her website: http://www.ellencassedy.com/

Portland Jewish Hour Interview with Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon

Categories:
program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2013

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring live interviews and performances with local composer/musicians Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon.

Playlists

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 06/28/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/28/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
DediChavroOmnom1999 Sameach Music
The KlezmaticsBulgar à la KlezmaticsRhythm + Jews2003 Universal Music Group
DediTzurOmnom1999 Sameach Music
Jehuda KaplanRashi's ThemeThis Land2007 Hidden Light Music
Yehuda KaplanAdon Olam IntroOr - Light1998 Next Step Records
Yehuda KaplanAdon OlamOr - Light1998 Next Step Records
Miami Boys ChoirBesiyata DishmayaBesiyata Dishmaya1984 Aderet Music
Ofra HazaBo NedaberBoa Nedaberwww.youtube.com
Avraham FriedHupp CossackHupp Cossack1996 Sameach Music
Pharaoh's DaughterShebishlifleynuDumiyah2014 Magenta Label
Noam KatzHalleliRuach 5763: New Jewish Tunes2007 Transcontinental Music
Shloime GertnerIm Ein Ani LiNisim2007 CD Baby
Shloime Gertner & Yedidim ChoirClassic Song Medelywww.youtube.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 06/21/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/21/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Avraham FriedKaleNo Jew Will Be Left Behind2010 Sameach Music
Yusuf Islam(Cat Stevens)Father & Sonwww.youtube.com
DediTatiRotzoh1993 Yossi Green Production
Mordechai Ben DavidU'vayom HaShabbosJust One Shabbos2010 Sameach Music
Mordechai Ben DavidYidden (Live)Live in Yerushalayim1991 Aderet Music
Regine ZylberbergMy Yiddishe Mommewww.youtube.com
Megama & Moshe YessMy ZaidyThe Greatest Hits of Megama Plus!1999 Sameach Music
Benny FriedmanNodeh LeshimchaSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
BobovNiggunMo Oshiv2008 Aderet Music
Shloime GertnerNisimNisim2007 CD Baby
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinBei Mir Bis Du SchoenGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2006 Bari
Megama & Moshe YessLearnin' from the TorahThe Greatest Hits of Megama Plus!1999 Sameach Music
Benny FriedmanNigun KarlinSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Yoel FalkowitzNigun ViznitzSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Avraham FriedNiggun SimchaYankel Yankel2009 Sameach Music
Chaim WolinKale Mole Rachamim

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 06/14/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/14/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Beth HamonSparksTen Mileswww.beth-hamon-music.com
Laura NyroSave the CountryYoutube
PhrancI Like YouYoutube
Lorin SklambergFather and SonSaints & Tzadikskboo.org
Stephen SondheimBeing AliveCompany! Original Broadway Cast Albumwww.youtube.com
Mel TormeThis Can't Be LoveYoutube
David EngelI Am What I AmYoutubewww.youtube.com
Y-LoveThis Is UnitySee MeShemspeedwww.youtube.com
Aaron CoplandThe Promise of Livingfrom The Tender Land
Leonard BernsteinChichester Psalms
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music by gay Jewish musicians, composers and singer/songwriters, in honor of Gay Pride.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 06/07/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/07/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Roni DalumiIsh Shel LaylaSingleUncial Advenced Cellular Solutions LTD
Adam GorlitzkiOd Yom Bakfarwww.youtube.com
Kobi AflaloLetzidechSingleThe Eighth Note 2015
Hadag NachashNegiot Shel Gan EdenSingleThe Eighth Note 2015
Erez Lev AriLo Echad Me'eleSingle2015 NMC United Entertainment LTD
The Young Professiona ft. Anna F.lsAll of it But MESingle2015 Polydor (France)
Cafe Shahor HazakIhiye Besederwww.youtube.com
A- WAHabib Galbiwww.youtube.com
Ma-YaMy Childwww.youtube.com
Gilad Segev Ft. Jack NightTime to changewww.youtube.com
Hanan Ben AriMimch Ad Eliwww.youtube.com
AvtiposShalom Adoni Hamelechwww.youtube.com
Shuli Rutzick with New Israeli Music!

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 06/07/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/07/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Roni DalumiIsh Shel LaylaSingleUncial Advenced Cellular Solutions LTD
Adam GorlitzkiOd Yom Bakfarwww.youtube.com
Kobi AflaloLetzidechSingleThe Eighth Note 2015
Hadag NachashNegiot Shel Gan EdenSingleThe Eighth Note 2015
Erez Lev AriLo Echad Me'eleSingle2015 NMC United Entertainment LTD
The Young Professiona ft. Anna F.lsAll of it But MESingle2015 Polydor (France)
Cafe Shahor HazakIhiye Besederwww.youtube.com
A- WAHabib Galbiwww.youtube.com
Ma-YaMy Childwww.youtube.com
Gilad Segev Ft. Jack NightTime to changewww.youtube.com
Hanan Ben AriMimch Ad Eliwww.youtube.com
AvtiposShalom Adoni Hamelechwww.youtube.com
Shuli Rutzick with New Israeli Music!

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 06/07/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/07/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Roni DalumiIsh Shel LaylaSingleUncial Advenced Cellular Solutions LTD
Adam GorlitzkiOd Yom Bakfarwww.youtube.com
Kobi AflaloLetzidechSingleThe Eighth Note 2015
Hadag NachashNegiot Shel Gan EdenSingleThe Eighth Note 2015
Erez Lev AriLo Echad Me'eleSingle2015 NMC United Entertainment LTD
The Young Professiona ft. Anna F.lsAll of it But MESingle2015 Polydor (France)
Cafe Shahor HazakIhiye Besederwww.youtube.com
A- WAHabib Galbiwww.youtube.com
Ma-YaMy Childwww.youtube.com
Gilad Segev Ft. Jack NightTime to changewww.youtube.com
Hanan Ben AriMimch Ad Eliwww.youtube.com
AvtiposShalom Adoni Hamelechwww.youtube.com
Shuli Rutzick with New Israeli Music!

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 05/24/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
05/24/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Dave TarasUnzer ToireleSoul of Klezmer
KlezmonautsShevous/Klezmer Waltz
Vanessa PalomaHi Torah lanu nitanaYoutubewww.youtube.com
Ramon TasatHi Torah lanu nitanaZemirot & Piyutimfaujsa.fau.edu
İzak Algazi EfendiLa Ketuba de la Leyyoutubewww.youtube.com
Haim LoukMoroccan Jewish love song to the Torahyoutubewww.youtube.com
Alicia Jo Rabins/Girls in TroubleSeparate HistoriesOpen the Groundwww.girlsintroublemusic.com
Sharon Azrieli PerezSaleinu K'tefeinuYoutubewww.youtube.com
UnknownSaleinu K'tefeinuSongs for Shavuot
Nina SimoneEretz Zavat ChalavYoutubewww.youtube.com
VocolotEretz Zavat ChalavHeartBeatwww.vocolot.com
Giora FeidmanDesert DawnViva el Klezmerwww.giorafeidman-online.com
Bustan AbrahamHamsinBustan Abrahamwww.bustanabrahamquartet.com
Music for Shavuot.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 05/17/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
05/17/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Mordechai Ben DavidTorahOnce Upon a Nigun1996 Aderet Music
Heshy GoldsteinTorah TeheiMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
Peter & Ellen AllardLittle Taste of TorahLittle Taste of Torahundefined
Yehuda KaplanKindness (Dance Mix)This Land2007 Hidden Light Music
Pharaoh's DaughterShnirele PereleOut of the Reeds2004 Tzadik Records
Avraham FriedMoshe EmesAll The Best1997 CD Baby
Yehuda KaplanTorah Is The LightOr - Light1998 Next Step Records
Yehuda KaplanVYeiduOr - Light1998 Next Step Records
Oi Va VoiSalaam Shalomwww.youtube.com
Oi Va VoiBalkanikwww.youtube.com
BelzTorahMazel Tov 4Lchaim
Mordechai Ben DavidTorah HakedoshaMaaminim Bnei Maaminim2008 Aderet Music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 05/03/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
05/03/2015
Shuli Rutzick  with new Israeli music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 05/03/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
05/03/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Elai Botner & Anat ben HemoBoker HadashElai Botner2010 NMC UNITED LTD
Danny SandersonLo Kal LiSingle2015 NMC UNITED ENTERTAINMENT LTD
Daniela SpectorKol Hadvarim Hayafim Be'emetKol Hadvarim Hayafim Be'emet2014 Daniela Spector
Maor CohenAdam AherUlay?2015 Nana Disc
Guy & YahelBa Li LedaberSingle2015 A.M. Production/Mobile1 LTD
Merav Siman-TovTen LiSingle2015 NMC United Entertainment LTD
AcollectiveBreakapartPangaea2014 Alcopop!
Yoval BanaiBaba CosmiOd Shir Echad2015 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Nurit GalronKmo ShemevakshimSingle2015 The Eighte Note
EliadMatok Kshe'marliSiman2015 Singold
Hachtzer Ha'achoritNigmera Hamesiba2015 Epes Musica By PIL LTD
Daniel Salomon & Dana AdiniAhuvi2014 Lillian Schutz Productions by PIL LTD
Shalo HanochTamid Ze AchshavSingle2015 The Eighte Note
Harel SkaatTzmarmoretSingle2015 NMC United Entertainment LTD

Comments

Cantors/Liturgical Music

 

                                                                                                              September 5, 2010

Dear Mrs.  Falk:

 

     The liturgical music is splendid!  Thanks so much.  Please keep it coming.

     By the way, if you have any cookbooks left over after distributing them to your children, please make an announcement during the "The Yiddish Hour".  I would love to purchase some more for my collection.

 

     Happy New Year.

 

                                                                                                            Respectfully,

                                                                                                            S.E.  Halpern

Got up late. ;-(

 Hey, I missed the Yiddish Hour this morning. Is it archived? How do I find it to listen to? --DameEdithDivine@gmail.com

 Dylan in Costa Rica!

Old Show archives

Dear Dame Divine!

We don't podcast our regular music shows for legal reasons.  KBOO pays a license to broadcast and stream live over the internet, but not for later podcast so ... sorry.

If we produce content ourselves such as the comedy skits and interviews, that you can find via the audio link on our Yiddish Hour page.  We also post playlists in case you need to know what we played.   That show was by Barry ... the KBOO website is undergoing a revision and it might take a few more days before you can see the playlist from that show.

Of course, if you are clever you could set your computer to capture the live stream of the show to disk then play it back at your convenience!  It's just that we can't legally do this for you.

All the best,

Ed

Yiddish Hour - 9/6/09 show

A lively broadcast. Enjoyed Sheila Fox's voice and joyful klezmer music, a beautiful gift for Elul. Thanks to Liz for bringing this show to KBOO.

Ramon Tasat

Ed-

Who is Ramon Tasat? (Who is John Galt?!!?)

L

Ramón Tasat

Hello L ... I have posted comments on the playlist for today's show (Feb 8th) that should point you all in the right direction regarding Ramón Tasat. Sorry that I neglected to give you this basic biographical info on the air, but the Emergency Alert System procedures distracted me. Please give us your feedback about the Yiddish Hour, we are always looking to find out what the audience likes. As your program hosts, we have a great deal of flexibility in what we program...so if you give us feedback we can do a better job for you! Ed

yiddish hour

I like this fuzzy-quality, old-school stuff from the 1920's and earlier that comes up every now and then on the Yiddish Hour! My entry into Klezmer and other Yiddish music was through modern bands like New Orleans Klzemer All-stars and Rabbincal School Dropouts, definitely yiddish-infused but with a heavier, funky beat. It's cool to go back and hear the source. Thanks!

Old-school klezmer

Glad you like the archival stuff; it's some of my favorite music to play, too, precisely for the reason you mentioned. Also, nobody tears it up like Dave Tarras, IMO.

Zei gezint,

Liz

great program, shanda at Spertus

Hi Yankl,

Great show today!

I hope you had a great time in Chicago visiting your kids. I got to know Shainah when she joined the shul where I davened in Chicago. I moved back to PDX (my hometown) last summer, though I try to get back to visit the Chicago chevra at least once a year. I was hoping to see the maps exhibit at Spertus too when I get back there next, and think that censorship is generally an immature response to difficult questions. I hope you get someone from Spertus on the show next week so we can hear more about this.

Groisse dank,
Bracha

Portland Yiddish Hour

Hello,

I was looking for the set list for the May 11th 2008 show. There was a song that I heard at about 10:30 am that morning, entitled "Gefilte Fish and Matzo Balls" I think. I wanted to know who the artist was that performed the song.

Greatly Appreciated!!

Much Thanks,
Christopher

Gefilte fish and matzo balls

Thanks for getting in touch about our May 11 show. We had a sub that day, but I know (and love) the track that you're asking about, which was recorded by Slim Gaillard. He had a few other Yiddishoid records, such as the immortal "Draysik Sents".

 

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