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:

1/03/16 Chaim hosts
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1/17/16 Chaim hosts
1/24/16 Chaim hosts
1/31/16 Shuli Hosts

Episode Archive

Portland Jewish Hour on 04/06/14

Air date: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Celebrate Spring and love

Air date: 
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Songs of spring, love and Passover previews
Celebrate Spring with songs about love and spring flowers. Also, get a jump on your Passover cleaning  with the Portland Jewish Hour, hosted by Liz Schwartz.

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

Audio

Bonstche the Silent by I. L. Peretz

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program date: 
Sun, 08/23/2015
Liz Schwartz welcomes George Lederer, who reads I. L. Peretz's famous short story, Bontsche the Silent.
  • Length: 26:54 minutes (24.62 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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

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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.

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

PYH-20130616- Eprhyme

program date: 
Sun, 06/16/2013

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

June 9 Yiddish Hour

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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/

Playlists

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 02/07/2016

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/07/2016
Some Meir Ariel loving to open February 16 years since he is gone




Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 02/07/2016

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/07/2016
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Meir ArielShahar OleMode Aniwww.youtube.com
Meir ArielNogaHamesh ShanimAnana LTD 2005www.youtube.com
Meir ArielLO Yachol Lehorid Mimech et Ha'einaimwww.youtube.com
Meir ArielSedot Goldberg (Yaldati Sheli)Vegiloy Eynaimwww.youtube.com
Meir ArielMaim MetokinZire'i KaitzAnana LTD 1993www.youtube.com
Meir ArielHolech BatelMeir Ariel Behofa'a Acharona BaBarbi 1999www.youtube.com
Meir Ariel & David BrozaBetzhari HayomNeshika Gnovawww.youtube.com
Meir ArielKotzim AZire'i KaitzAnana LTD 1993www.youtube.com
Meir ArielTikvaShirei Hag UoMo'ed Ve'Nofelwww.youtube.com
Meir ArielZire'i KaitzZire'i KaitzAnana LTD 1993www.youtube.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/31/2016

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/31/2016
100 Years for Leah Goldberg- Israel's national poet.
Leah Goldberg was a writer, poet and illustrator.
Many kids groe up with her  fabulus children books,
and the songs she wroth are preformed by the leading Israeli musicians. 

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/24/2016

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/24/2016
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Gypsy Groove De Amsterdam Klezmer Band'Sadagora Hot Dub' (Shantel Remix)www.youtube.com
Dave TarrasZeldaThe King of Yiddish American Klezmer Music (Gold 50's Collection)2013 East Mediterranean Music
Giora FeidmanThe Dance Of Firewww.youtube.com
Dave TarrasRemember Second Avenue (feat. Murray Lehrer)The King of Yiddish American Klezmer Music (Gold 50's Collection)2013 East Mediterranean Music
Cracow Klezmer BandGil Gul_ The Migration Of Soulswww.youtube.com
Dave TarrasAzoi Tantzt Men In OdessaThe King of Yiddish American Klezmer Music (Gold 50's Collection)2013 East Mediterranean Music
Maxwell Street Klezmer BandAbi Gezuntwww.youtube.com
Helmut Eisel & JEMBach loves the Clarinetwww.youtube.com
Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman plays Klezmerwww.youtube.com
Maxwell Street Klezmer BandBei Mir Bistu Sheynwww.youtube.com
Dave TarrasJolly SherThe King of Yiddish American Klezmer Music (Gold 50's Collection)2013 East Mediterranean Music
Helmut Eisel & JEMLife Is BeautifulHot Klezmer Clarinet2003 Westpark Music
Dave TarrasShifra TantztThe King of Yiddish American Klezmer Music (Gold 50's Collection)2013 East Mediterranean Music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/17/2016

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/17/2016
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Listen Up! A CappellaAdon Olam _ Happy (Pharrell Williams cover )www.youtube.com
Jewish a cappella music group Shir SoulAdon Olamwww.youtube.com
Ilene SafyanShalom Aleichem (sephardi)Ilene Safyan's Album2016 Ilene Safyan
Shabbat Shalom ProjectLecha Dodiwww.youtube.com
Abie RotenbergIts Time To Say Good ShabbosJourneys 11999 Abie Rottenberg & M&M Enterprises
Wolf KrakoskiShabes, ShabesCelebrate Shabbat2009 Craig N' Co
Mordechai Ben DavidU'vayom HaShabbosJust One Shabbos2010 CD Baby
Debbie FriedmanOseh Shalomwww.youtube.com
Michoel StreicherRozoh D'ShabbosDon't Give Up1991 Unique Sound
IkarAna B'choachShabbat EveningNA
Avraham Fried & FriendsMah YedidusHakol Sharim Zemirot Shabbat1994 Avraham Fried
Oorah Presents_ 8th DayIt's Shabbos Nowwww.youtube.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/10/2016

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/10/2016
ArtistTitleLink
Avraham TalBoker Tov Pardes Hannawww.youtube.com
Yuval DayanLibi Erwww.youtube.com
Yeled Al Hayareah & Ronny PeriDamwww.youtube.com
Mati CaspiEin Af Ahat Kamohawww.youtube.com
Rotem Cohen & Maggie AzarzarEcoute Cheriwww.youtube.com
Michal LotanSinking Stonewww.youtube.com
Aya Zehavie FeyglinGiborwww.youtube.com
Yael Dekelbau, & Gadi RonrnHaotzarwww.youtube.com
Ninet TaiebChildwww.youtube.com
Asaf Abarbuch & Hashmoa'aBesof Haderechwww.youtube.com
Gidi Gov & Rona KenanAni Omer Milawww.youtube.com
Shlomo Artzi & DiklaMachmal Nafshiwww.youtube.com
Ishay LevyMabatechwww.youtube.com
Arcadi Duchin & Miri MesikaBodedawww.youtube.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/03/2016

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/03/2016
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Amram AdarHalaila (Official Music Video)www.youtube.com
Orphaned LandSapari - SXSW 2010 Showcasing Artistwww.youtube.com
Pharaoh's Daughter (Basya Schechter)Ka Ribbonwww.youtube.com
Dovid GabayAna Avdawww.youtube.com
Pharaoh's DaughterSnowballwww.youtube.com
Yoely LebovitsMy Yellow Bus Music Videowww.youtube.com
Beth HamonMi Chamocha (live 7_19_13)www.youtube.com
Gad ElbazHashem MelechMilim Shel Ruach2013 Shlomi Cohen Zoab Entertainment
Ofra HazaTfilaBoa Nedaber2012 Ofra Haza
Abie RotenbergCountry BoyJourneys 42003 CD Baby
London Boys ChoirAishes ChayilAnim Zmiros2004 Sameach Music
Michoel StreicherAno AvdoDon't Give Up1991 Sameach Music
Michoel StreicherKeitzad MerakdinThe Power of Prayer2008 Sameach Music
Shumuel BrazilNigunRegesh 082005 Sameach Music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/20/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/20/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Elaine Hoffman WattsZigainer TantzI Remember Klezmerself producedwww.cdbaby.com
Elaine Hoffman WattsTrish's FreilachI Remember Klezmerself producedwww.cdbaby.com
The Barry SistersEishes ChayilThe Barry Sisters: Their Greatest Yiddish HitsLegacy Internationalen.wikipedia.org
The Barry SistersChiribim ChiribamThe Barry Sisters: Their Greatest Yiddish HitsLegacy Internationalen.wikipedia.org
Yasmin LevyA la Luz de la VidaSongs in the Key of HanukkahNew Line Recordswww.yasminlevy.net
Yasmin LevyPor la MiaMano SuaveFour Quarters Entertainmentwww.yasminlevy.net
Avishai CohenNoches Noches/A la LuzAuroraBlue Noteavishaicohen.com
Balkan Beat BoxDancing with the MoonBlue Eyed Black BoyNat Geo Musicbalkanbeatbox.com
The Klez DispensersShayn vi di LevoneSay You Understandself producedwww.klezdispensers.com
GolemTanz!Tanz!Discos Corasongolemrocks.com
Ot AzojFreilach fun OdessaKlezmer von KishinevOreade Musicwww.otazoj.nl
The KlezmorimA Glezele VaynFirst RecordingsArhoolieklezmo.com
The Erev RavsNaphtaly's Freilachself producedmyspace.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/13/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/13/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
MaccabeatsMaoz TzurA Maccabeats Hanukkah2015 Maccabeats
Judy FrankelHanukaCelebrate Hanukkah2009 Sweet Louise Music
Uncle MoishyMedleyUncle Moishy Chanukah2013 Ding
MaccabeatsLight up the NightsA Maccabeats Hanukkah2015 Maccabeats
Sesame StreetHanukkah With Veronica Monicawww.youtube.com
Adam SandlerOriginal Hanukkah Song Videowww.youtube.com
MaccabeatsHanerot HallaluA Maccabeats Hanukkah2015 Maccabeats
Debbie FriedmanA Chanukah Musical: Antiochus EpiphanesMiracles & Wonders (Musicals for Chanukah and Purim)995 The Farf, Inc
Craig TaubmanMaoz TzurCelebrate Hanukkah2009 Sweet Louise Music
MaccabeatsAl HanissimA Maccabeats Hanukkah2015 Maccabeats
Debbie FriedmanA Chanukah Musical: Miracles Aren't Just MagicMiracles & Wonders (Musicals for Chanukah and Purim)995 The Farf, Inc
MaccabeatsOh HanukkahA Maccabeats Hanukkah2015 Maccabeats
Abie RotenbergLulay SoroschoJourneys 32010 Abie Rotenberg and M&M enterprises
Debbie FriedmanA Chanukah Musical: One More Day of OilMiracles & Wonders (Musicals for Chanukah and Purim)995 The Farf, Inc
MaccabeatsMi YemallelA Maccabeats Hanukkah2015 Maccabeats
RitaShaneMy Joys (Ha'smachot Sheli)2012 RISH Productions Ltd

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/06/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/06/2015
ArtistTitleLink
Neta & UriahOrwww.youtube.com
MatisyahuHappy Hanukahwww.youtube.com
Chava AlbersteinHasevivon Sheliwww.youtube.com
Dani SandersonOrwww.youtube.com
NoaMizmor Lylawww.youtube.com
Habanot NechamaMea ahuz orwww.youtube.com
Ishai RivoOr Kazewww.youtube.com
The MaccabeatsMiraclewww.youtube.com
Amir DadonOr Gadolwww.youtube.com
Sarit HadadOrwww.youtube.com
Aviv GefenOr Katan Balevwww.youtube.com
The MaccabeatsAll About The Neiswww.youtube.com
All this light- a special show for Hannuka with songs about light

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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