There is a growing global scene of Yiddish musicians, and unfortunately, not everyone can make it to KlezKanada, Yiddish New York or Yiddish Summer Weimar, so we’re bringing faculty from these renowned festivals to Seattle. The workshop will be split between group sessions and smaller classes, functioning as parallel workshops for vocalists and instrumentalists and this year introducing a program for dancers, with further subdivisions based on instrument or level, as needed. There will also be a chance to attend performances by these artists. 


Lorin Sklamberg is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Yiddish-American roots band the Klezmatics.... (see more)

Lorin Sklamberg

Yiddish Song, Instrumental and Archives

Craig Judelman grew up in Seattle, where he began studying classical violin at a young age, soon branching out to Jazz and then klezmer and various folk music by age 12... (see more)

Craig Judelman

Instrumental Klezmer Music, Artistic DIrector. 

Sarah Myerson is a cantor actively working to bridge the worlds of Jewish religion and Yiddish culture... (see more)

Sarah Myerson

Yiddish Dance, Cantorial Music

 Sasha Lurje was born in Riga, Latvia, and has been singing since she was three years old. She has gained experience with many groups and in various styles, including classical and folk singing, jazz, rock... (see more)

Sasha Lurje

Yiddish Song

Ilya Shneyveys is an international performer, accordionist and multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, arranger and producer of contemporary Jewish music, from klezmer and Yiddish folk song to fusion and experimental projects... (see more)

Ilya Shneyveys

Instrumental Klezmer Music

For over 20 years Toronto’s Beyond the Pale has been making its distinctive brand of boundary-busting Eurofolk fusion... (see more)

Beyond the Pale

Klezmer Fusion