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Portland Jewish Hour

The Portland Jewish Hour

Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture

Every Sunday 10-11 am Pacific Time

Please give us your feedback on the show!  You can comment on the show in general, or comment on a specific show by sending us an email at pdxjewish@yahoo.com.

If you would like to publicize an event on the Jewish Hour, send it to pdxjewish@yahoo.com.

To send an email to any of the hosts, click the host's name in the box at the upper right corner of this page.

Upcoming shows:
8/31  Liz hosts

9/7  Chaim hosts
9/14  Shuli hosts
9/21  Shuli hosts
9/28  Chaim hosts

10/5  Shuli hosts
10/12  Chaim hosts
10/19  Chaim hosts
10/26  Shuli hosts

 

Episode Archive

Portland Yiddish Hour on 05/12/13

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Sun, 05/12/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Interview with choreographer Josie Moseley about her Holocaust-themed ballet When I Close My Eyes

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring an interview with choreographer Josie Moseley about the upcoming performances of her Holocaust ballet, When I Close My Eyes, with the Portland Ballet Company. And switching gears entirely, we'll feature some music for Mother's Day, but promise it will be a Yiddishe Mameh-free hour. Join us!

Portland Yiddish Hour on 05/05/13

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Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Keeping it lively!

I've been listening to some modern interpretations of the older styles.  It's great Music for weeding your garden.

Portland Yiddish Hour on 04/28/13

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Sun, 04/28/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Great Jewish music, featuring songs about Spring, from around the world.

Hosted by Liz Schwartz. It's spring! Join us to hear great Jewish music about the season from around the world.

Portland Yiddish Hour on 04/21/13

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Sun, 04/21/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Music for Yom Ha'Atzmaut

Join Host Ed Kraus for a celebration of 65 years of Israeli Music and Culture on the Portland Yiddish Hour.

Portland Yiddish Hour on 04/14/13

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Sun, 04/14/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Featuring music from upcoming concerts by Girls in Trouble and Yale Strom

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music from upcoming Portland performances by Girls in Trouble and Yale Strom/Hot Pstromi Trio

Portland Yiddish Hour on 04/07/13

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Sun, 04/07/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Yiddish Hour on 03/31/13

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Sun, 03/31/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Yiddish Hour on 03/24/13

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Sun, 03/24/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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A Twofer! Co-hosts Liz Schwartz and Jacob Rosenblum team up for a special pre-Passover blowout!

A twofer! Co-hosts Liz Schwartz and Jacob Rosenblum bring you the latest from local bands Girls In Trouble, Erev Ravs and lots of pre-Pesach tunes to accompany your Passover preparations.

Portland Yiddish Hour on 03/17/13

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Sun, 03/17/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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'Yiddish' is our middle name!

Let's celebrate the richness of Yiddish and the traditional music of the vanished world of Jewish Eastern Europe.  We owe it to the disappeared millions.

Portland Yiddish Hour on 03/10/13

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Sun, 03/10/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Jewish Music and Culture

Audio

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

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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
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  • Length: 59:45 minutes (41.03 MB)
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Kinnehora

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Eric Klein interview 5-26-2013

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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

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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

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Sun, 01/20/2013

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

A Prayer in Wake of a School Shooting

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Sun, 12/16/2012

This content aired as part of the Portland Yiddish Hour on December 16, 2012.  The prayer was written by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and is read by host Ed Kraus.  The music is Armenian duduk, played by Djivan Gasparyan.

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Interview with Alicia Jo Rabins of Girls in Trouble

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Sun, 07/01/2012

Liz Schwartz's interview with Alicia Jo Rabins, founder of Girls In Trouble, an original art-pop song cycle about women in Torah. GIT has released two albums with Jdub Records and has toured across the US, Canada, England, Italy and Sweden. Alicia is currently working on A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, an experimental performance piece about the intersection of mysticism and finance, which will premiere in New York City in the autumn of 2012.

This interview first aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour on July 1, 2012. It also includes two new songs from Alicia: "Open the Ground," and "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" (the Kaddish was recorded at the LABA Festival at the 14th St. Y in New York City in May 2012).

  • Length: 27:32 minutes (25.2 MB)
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Playlists

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/28/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Benny FriedmanAshrei MiSimchas HachaimAderet
Moscow Ensemble of Jewish Instrumental MusicKol NidreyYom Ha Kippurim
Fred RogersSometimes People are GoodYou're GrowingMister Rogers
The Marvelous Midos MachineTshuva SongThe Marvelous Midos Machine Song Tape2010 M&M Enterprises
Moscow Ensemble of Jewish Instrumental MusicShee HiyonuYom Ha Kippurim
Gad ElbazHashem MelechMilim Shel Ruach2013 Zoab Entertainment
The MaccabeatsBook of Good Lifewww.youtube.com
http://www.aish.com/h/hh/rh/Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthemwww.youtube.com
The Marvelous Midos MachineLoshon HoraThe Marvelous Midos Machine Song Tape2010 M&M Enterprises
Moishe OysherKi Hinei Kachomer - Traditional HymnMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinDeutsche KedushaGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions , Inc.
darkdarkdarkbar1This Is Jewish Style - Official Parody - GANGNAM STYLEwww.youtube.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/21/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/21/2014
Shuli Rutzick Welcoming the new Year and the Fall

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/21/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
HatarnegolimHasimla hasegulaTaklit rison/taklit sheni2005 He'd Arzi Music LTD
Aric LavieShir StavRock beIsrael- Anthology (1967-2009)2011 NMC Music LTD
DevekShir TishreiAvoda Ivrit 602008 Avoda Ivrit Ltd
Gidi GovEin Od YomEin Od Yom1991 He'd Arzi Music LTD
Rona KenanSof HaonaAvoda Ivrit 602008 Avoda Ivrit Ltd
Gali AtariStav IsraeliHashirim Sheyaviu Lachem Ahava2001 NMC Music LTD
Gali AtariEmtza SeptemberHashirim Sheyaviu Lachem Ahava2001 NMC Music LTD
Shlomi ShabatShana HadashaBiglal Haruach2014 Ben Mush Production by PIL
Yafa YarkoniShana TovaSharim Eim Yafa Yarkoni
HadudaimHene Shana OveretHayamim Sheod Nachono Lanu2009 He'd Arzi Music LTD
Eran TzurAd Sof HakaitzAvoda Ivrit 501998 Avoda Ivrit
Shalom HanochKeren Shemesh MeucheretLo Yachol Lishon Achshav1992 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Idan AmadiNimarSingle2011 AM Music/Moblet Music LTD

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/14/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/14/2014
Shuli Rutzick with End of Summer/ Post war and new Israeli songs

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/14/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
MashinaAtid MatokMashina I1990 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Avraham TalAdam Tzover ZichronotAvoda Ivrit2008 Avoda Ivrit Ltd
Erez HaleviHadayagimHalayla1992 NMC Music LTD
Dani LitaniMashber EmonHakol Bishvilech1995 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Shai-Li AtariEtzleno BaganSingle2014 Iftach "Ifty" Kerzner & Dan Zipori
Ariel Horowitz20,000 peoplewww.youtube.com
Amir Benayun & Micah ShitritSmachut KtanotOto Makom Ota Haruach/Same place same windJan 2012
Roie NoyfeldKol EchadHamishkafayim shel Noyfeld2014 The Eight Note
Aviv Gefen & Matti CaspiMistovevSdakim2014 Halicon LTD
TheAngelcyFreedom FightersExit Inside2014 TheAngelcy
Hatikva 6Hachi IsraeliSingle2014 The Eight Note
HayehudimZug YonimSingle2014 Helicon Ltd
Shalom HanochShir Lelue ShemLo Yachol Lishon Achshav1992 NMC United Entertainment LTD

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/07/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Ben Selvin and His Orchestra, Dick Robertson, vocal. 1931Happy Days Are Here AgainThe Song Hits of 1930 (Jazz Age Chronicles, Vol. 92010 Van Up Records
Yiddish RepublicVusche Vils TuMusic For the PeopleYiddish Republic
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinHalleluya (Psalm 111)Golden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinKedusha-l'dor VadorGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.
Abraham BrunB'rosh HashanaCantorials for the High Holidays: Roshashona and Yom Kippur - EP
MatisyahuOne Daywww.youtube.com
Gene SimmonsMy Uncle is a Raft My Lorraine (Un-released Songs)www.youtube.com
DediKi HeimRotzohYossi Green Productions
Mendy WerdygerVechol MaaminimSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Moishe OysherThe 24th Psalm of DavidMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinPeace By PieceGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinGod Bless AmericaGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 08/31/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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08/31/2014
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Brave Old WorldBessarabiaIn the Fiddler's HouseEMI Angelwww.amazon.com
Frank Krasnowsky/Sydney AnschellUn du AkerstChutzpahwww.facebook.com
Frank Krasnowsky/Sydney AnschellTsum HemrlChutzpahwww.facebook.com
Frank Krasnowsky/Sydney AnschellArbeter Ring HimenChutzpahwww.facebook.com
Mark LevyS'falt a ShneyBin Ikh Mir a Shnayderlwww.marklevymusic.com
Susan LevitonLid fun Trayengel FayerZingendiksusanlevitonarts.com
Susan LevitonDi TsukunftZingendiksusanlevitonarts.com
Susan LevitonArbeter FroyenZingendiksusanlevitonarts.com
Adrienne CooperFun di ArbetGhetto TangoTraditional Crossroadswww.adriennecooper.com
Di Naye KapelyeTraktoristTraktoristOrientewww.amazon.com
Scott GerberBin Ich Mir A ShnayderlSongs of a Jewish Cowboywww.bonnieburt.com
Scott GerberDeporteeSongs of a Jewish Cowboywww.bonnieburt.com
Henry SapoznikMotl der ApreyterPearls of Yiddish SongThe Workmen's Circlewww.hatikvahmusic.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music that celebrates Jewish labor movemetns, struggles and experiences, in honor of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

Here's a link to an in-depth interview with Frank Krasnowsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-230XAqOh0

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 08/24/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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08/24/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Mordechai Ben DavidHooked on a WeddingSolid MBD - A Golden Collection of MBD's HitsSameach Music Inc.
The KlezmaticsFun TashlikhRythm & JewsRounder Records
Helmut Eisel & JEMDem Monastrisher Rebins ChussidlHot Klezmer ClarinetWestpark Music
The KlezmaticsBulgar a' la KlezmaticsRythm & JewsRounder Records
The KlezmonautsJoy to the WorldOy to the WorldSatire Records
Helmut Eisel & JemRattenswanztanzHot Klezmer ClarinetWestpark Music
Leo Reisman & His OrchPuttin on the Ritzwww.youtube.com
By Barbra Cohen Read by Shiri ApplebyYussel's PrayerOne People Many Storieskboo.org
Yiddish RepublicZog Es Mir Nokh AmolMusik For the PeopleYiddish Republic
Benny FriedmanNodeh LeshimchaSimchas Hashem 3Aderet Music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 08/17/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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08/17/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Klezmer Conservatory Band/Itzhak PerlmanKale besetzin/KhusidlLive In the Fiddler's HouseEMI Angelwww.itzhakperlman.com
DeLeonYo M'enamoriCasataJDubilovedeleon.com
Vanessa PalomaWedding Medleywww.vanessapaloma.com
Yasmin LevyPor la miaMano suaveAdama Musicwww.yasminlevy.net
Jacob do Bandolim/Tim SparksSempre TeuGreat Jewish MusicTzadikwww.amazon.com
Lenka Lichtenberg/Yair DalalPerfume RoadEmbracelenkalichtenberg.bandcamp.com
Flying Bulgar Klezmer BandDi Kalle TantsFireCrossroadstheflyingbulgars.tripod.com
Beth HamonSparksTen Mileswww.beth-hamon-music.com
Barry SistersMakin' WhoopeeYoutubeen.wikipedia.org
Barry SistersOh Mama, Am I In Love!Youtubeen.wikipedia.org
Idan Raichel ProjectIm Telech/If You goThe Idan Raichel ProjectHeliconwww.idanraichelproject.com
DeLeonEt Dodim KalahCasataJDubilovedeleon.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring love songs to mark Tu b'Av, the Jewish Valentine's Day, which was on Aug. 11. Also songs to celebrate Liz's 11th wedding anniversary, which is today.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 08/10/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/10/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Zev Feldman & Andy StatmanGypsy Hora and SirbaThe Soul of KlezmerNetworkwww.amazon.com
David FuksStory - "Casserole Witch"
MuzsikasLamenting SongThe Soul of KlezmerNetworkwww.amazon.com
Les Musiciens de LvivDoina et KatousharyCabaret Slave 1www.amazon.co.uk
David FuksStory - "Regret"
Amsterdam Klezmer BandValentinaKatlaamsterdamklezmerband.com
George Lederer & Mark LoringStory - "Competitors"
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring live storytelling by David Fuks and a classic Sholem Aleichem tale performed by George Lederer and Mark Loring.

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