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:

 
8/2/15 Liz hosts
8/9/15 Liz hosts
8/16/15 Chaim hosts
8/23/15 Liz hosts
8/30/15 Chaim hosts

Episode Archive

Portland Jewish Hour on 08/02/15

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Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 07/26/15

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Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Music for Tisha b'Av

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Sun, 07/19/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Music for Tisha b'Av
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music for Tisha b'Av.

Portland Jewish Hour on 07/12/15

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Sun, 07/12/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 07/05/15

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Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/28/15

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Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/21/15

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Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Jewish Gay Pride celebration

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Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Gay Pride celebration
Hosted by Liz Schwartz. In honor of Gay Pride, I'll be featuring music by gay Jewish composers and musicians.

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/07/15

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Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Diane Chaplin and Jewish Community Orchestra concert

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Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Community Orchestra preview
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, with a live performance by cellist Diane Chaplin, who will preview her upcoming appearance with the Jewish Community Orchestra. She will perform excerpts from Anton Rubinstein's Cello Concerto.

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

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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.

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

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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)
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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

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

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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 Yiddish Hour playlist for 01/03/2010

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/03/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Vagabond OperaGanefThe Zeitgeist Beckonskboo.org
Vagabond OperaIch Hob Dich Tzifil LiebVagabond Operakboo.org
Vagabond OperaRomania, RomaniaVagabond Operakboo.org
GolemMitoHomesick SongsAeronaut Recordswww.golemrocks.com
GolemNikolayevHomesick SongsAeronaut Recordswww.golemrocks.com
GolemBukovinskyHomesick SongsAeronaut Recordswww.golemrocks.com
GolemTurkmenisterHomesick SongsAeronaut Recordswww.golemrocks.com
Scott GerberHulyet KinderlachSongs of a Jewish Cowboywww.cdbaby.com
Mandy PatinkinOyfn PripetshikMamaloshenNonesuchwww.mandypatinkin.net
Mandy PatinkinRaisins and AlmondsMamaloshenNonesuchwww.mandypatinkin.net
Mandy PatinkinPapirosinMamaloshenNonesuchwww.mandypatinkin.net

 Hosted by Liz Schwartz. Today's show features an in-house interview with Vagabond Opera's founder and artistic director Eric Stern, who talked about VO's upcoming benefit gig at Neveh Shalom on Jan. 16. For more information, visit www.nevehshalom.org.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 12/20/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/20/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
Eran Barron CohenRelics of Love and LightSongs in the Key of Hanukkah
Sephardic TingeEl Sueno de la Hija del ReySephardic Tinge
Sephardic TingeScalerica de OroSephardic Tinge
Sephardic TingeThere is Nothing to be DoneSephardic Tinge
Y-Love/Jules BrookesHanukkah oh HanukkahSongs in the Key of Hanukkah
Yasmin LevyOcho KandelikasSongs in the Key of Hanukkah
Y-LoveMy HanukkahSongs in the Key of Hanukkah
Chava AlbersteinThe LadderForeign Letters
Chava AlbersteinA Maiden's PrayerForeign Letters
Chava AlbersteinUp on the MountainForeign Letters
Bulgarian Women's ChoirLa Rosa EnfloreseRitual
Bulgarian Women's ChoirSephardic Bridal SongRitual
Bulgarian Women's ChoirLamentRitual

 Hosted by Liz Schwartz

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 12/13/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/13/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Di Naye KapelyeA Mazeldiker YidA Mazeldiker YidOriente Musik
Di Naye KapelyeDrey DreydeleA Mazeldiker Yid
KasbekLebedik-freylekhKlezmer al la RusseInedit
Kasbekdi mezinke oysgegebnKlezmer al la Russe
KasbekS' finster in mayn gesaleKlezmer al la Russe
KasbekKolomayer badkhenKlezmer al la Russe
Nigunim Klezmer BandA PrayerNigunimtion of the Ukraine
Nigunim Klezmer BandStrawberry-vanilla ice-creamNigunim
Nigunim Klezmer BandDoina and danceNigunim
Nigunim Klezmer BandIn a Fremder StadtNigunim
Rosenthal/SafyanHanukah, O HanukahJust in Time for Hanukah
Nigunim Klezmer BandNigunNigunim

Hosted by Barry, playing music with a Russian flavor.  Joined in the studio by Margie Rosenthal, talking about this afternoon's concert at the JCC.  Also aired Ed and Suzie's Hanukah one-act play from last year.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 11/29/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/29/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
KasbekIn OdessKlezmer a la RusseInedit
KasbekKasbekKlezmer a la Russe
KasbekOy piydu YaKlezmer a la Russe
Nigunim Klezmer BandChasidic danceNigunimJewish Foundation of Ukraine
KasbekTshubtshikKlezmer a la Russe
KasbekTwo BulgarsKlezmer a la Russe
Nigunim Klezmer BandOdessa freylechsNigunim
KasbekDjankoyeKlezmer a la Russe
Nigunim Klezmer BandChusidlNigunim
KasbekBulgar #4 - MalkeleKlezmer a la Russe
Nigunim Klezmer BandJolly Rebbe's danceNigunim
KasbekPapirosnKlezmer a la Russe

Hosted by Barry, playing Jewish music with a Russian flavor, in honor of the Russian side of my family tree.

Joined in the studio by Sarah Stein, who discussed her upcoming show 'Circus on the Streets', December 5 at 7:30 at the Hipbone Studio (1847 E. Burnside).  For more information, contact Sarah at ssteinstory@yahoo.com

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 11/15/2009

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/15/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Brave Old WorldTayere OdessaKlezmer MusicRounder Recordswww.braveoldworld.com
Brave Old WorldKeshenevKlezmer MusicRounder Recordswww.braveoldworld.com
Brave Old WorldBrave Old HoraBeyond the PaleRed House Recordswww.braveoldworld.com
Brave Old WorldWaltz Roman a ClefBeyond the PaleRed House Recordswww.braveoldworld.com
Brave Old WorldBorschtBeyond the PaleRed House Recordswww.braveoldworld.com
The Boston CamerataCanticum HebraicumMusique Judeo-BaroqueHarmonia Mundiwww.amazon.com
The Boston CamerataLes Cantiques de SalomonMusique Judeo-BarqueHarmonia Mundiwww.amazon.com
Dave Grisman/Andy StatmanKazatskiSongs of Our FathersAcoustic Discwww.amazon.com
NoaMillimeterBoth Sides of the SeaArk 21www.amazon.com
NoaBut LoveBoth Sides of the SeaArk 21www.amazon.com
NoaNocturnoBoth Sides of the SeaArk 21www.amazon.com
Chava AlbersteinThe Secret GardenThe Foreign LettersRounder Recordswww.amazon.com

Hosted by Liz.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 11/08/2009

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/08/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Connie FrancisI Love You Much Too MuchSings Jewish Favorites
Beyle Schaechter-GottesmanHarbst LidZumerteg
Willy SchwartzMipi ElJewish Music Around the World
David MedoffIn Shtedtele NikolayevFrom Avenue A to the Great White Way
OomphAy Ay HoraBetween Two WorldsGlobal Village
Arkady GendlerShik Mir a ShtralMy Hometown Sorokewww.brjcc.org
Karsten TroykyeA Shud Dayne TrernDus Gezang fun Mayn HartsOrientewww.oriente.de
Wolf KrakowskiA Shod Dayne TrernGoyrl: DestinyTzadik
Don ByronLitvak Square DancePlays the Music of Mickey Katz
Barry SistersHopkeleTheir Greatest Yiddish Hits
Elaine Hoffman-WattsFreilachI Remember Klezmer
Yid ViciousOdessa BulgarDollars to Doinas
Polina ShepherdTsvey Mol Tsvey Iz FirBaym TaykhOrientewww.oriente.de
Michael WinogradSvatben JokBessarabian Hop
Tim SparksLittle PrincessLittle PrincessTzadik

Host: Yankl. 

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 11/01/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/01/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
Balkan Beat BoxAdir AlamBalkan Beat Box
Max PashmKlezmernaki/AnarchyNever Mind The Balkans
New Orleans KlezmerBweep, BweepThe Big Kibosh
MookEShabak MusicStetl Super Stars
Dr. J and the OJG'sOseh ShalomHip Hop Shabbat
David Krakauer and SocalledB Flat A La SocalledBubbemeises
Yurly Gurzhy vs. Amsterdam Klezmer BandImmigrant SongStetl Super Stars
Balkan Beat BoxRed BulaBalkan Beat Box

Host Ed Kraus

A high energy show with balkan beat, hip hop, and dance music from Israel, the US, and England

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/25/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/25/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
KlezamirVayter, VayterDer Bloyfoygl of Happiness
KlezamirMein Bashertes TantsDer Bloyfoygl of Happiness
Cayuga Klezmer RevivalKolomykaKlezmology
Cayuga Klezmer RevivalLittle LifeKlezmology
La vida es un pasajeRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)Saga
Hi Torah Lanu NitanaRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)
Amnon y TamarRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)
La calumnia de la ReinaRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)
Nublado, era nubladoRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)
El Baño de la noviaRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)
Romance del prisioneroRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)
Juego de siempreRaices (Cantos Tradicionales Judeo-Españoles)
Lerner & MoguilevskyTati und Mami TanzBasavilbasoEl Arca de Noe
Lerner & MoguilevskySirbaBasavilbaso
Lerner & MoguilevskyAbou's Court ToneBasavilbaso
Lerner & MoguilevskyHonguBasavilbaso
Lerner & MoguilevskyDem Rebe TanzBasavilbaso

Hosted by Barry, featuring traditional Jewish songs from Spain, from a CD purchased recently in Girona, Spain.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/18/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/18/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Andy StatmanChassidic WaltzBetween Heaven & EarthShanachie
ShtreimlGasn NignSpicy PaprikashPRIVATE LABEL
Di Naye KapelyeNit Bay MotynTraktoristOriente
BudowitzDi Groyse HoraBudowitz LiveGolden Horn
Martha SchlammeMargaritekelehRaisins & AlmondsOmega
Mimi SloanUnter BoymerMimi Sloan Sings Moyshe OysherHatikvah
Connie FrancisMein Shtetele BelzConnie Francis Sings YiddishJMG Traditions
Emil ZrihanBin El Barah Oul YoumAshkelonPiranha
Zahava BenYam shel d'maotZahava Ben Sings Zohar ArgovA.G.
Za’AtarShav’at EynayimMizrahPRIVATE LABEL
Haim MosheBiladeaMediterranean MixCDI Ltd.

Host: Reva Falk

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/11/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/11/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
Benny BellIn Old RumaniaIt's Time To Laugh Again
Don ByronHaim Afen RangeDon Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz
Peisachke BursteinYes Sir, Iz Mein KalleFrom Avenue A to the Great White Waqy
Don ByronC'est Su BonDon Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz
Kraus/GouzThe Subprime Sukkah Crisisnone
Xavier CugatThe Wedding SambaFrom Avenue A to the Great White Wayy
Don ByronSweet and GentleDon Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz
Mickey Katzpants jokeSimcha Time
Don ByronPesach in PortugalDon Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz
The Happiness BoysSince Henry Ford Apologized To MeFrom Avenue A to the Great White Way
David KrakauerBus No. 9999Bubbemeises
Benny BellPinchas The PeddlerIt's Time To Laugh Again
Mickey KatzLitvak Square DanceSimcha Time

Host Ed Kraus

A Show of silly Yiddish and English songs and comedy.  Thanks for supporting KBOO during membership drive, and Happy Simchat Torah!

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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