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KlezCalifornia Inc

1728 Allston Way

Berkeley, California 94703

United States

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Employment History

Kinderland

Sociology Teacher

City College of New York

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About Us - KlezCalifornia

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Gerry Tenney, President


Faculty - KlezCalifornia

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(Oakland) Gerry Tenney is a children’s entertainer, musician and teacher, singer of Yiddish songs, and leader of the band California Klezmer. In 2002, 2004, and 2006 he was Musical Director for two Yiddish-oriented plays put on by San Francisco State University's Drama and Jewish Studies Departments. He directed the Jewish Music Festival in its early years and was a main organizer of the first klezmer camp in California (KlezKamp West) in 1989. For ten years, he hosted the Gershn Yankl Show on KPFA. He has led and performed children's music at many klezmer music camps in New York, West Virginia and California, as well as at other Jewish children's camps. Gerry has worked with children for more than forty years. He is director and music teacher of the East Bay Kindershul, the only kids’ school (grades K-8) in the Bay Area that emphasizes Yiddish culture. Gerry taught sociology at the City College of New York 1967-1972. A descendant of the Shpielman family of the Kolymea klezmorim, Gerry is an almost-fluent Yiddish speaker and President of KlezCalifornia. See CaliforniaKlezmer.com


Board & Officers - KlezCalifornia

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1 Gerry Tenney: President 2 Laura S. Rosenberg: Chair

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Gerry Tenney: President (2017) (Oakland) is a musician and teacher, a singer of Yiddish songs, and leader of the band California Klezmer. In 2002, 2004, and 2006 he was Musical Director for two Yiddish-oriented plays produced by the S.F. State Drama and Jewish Studies Departments. He directed the Jewish Music Festival in its early years, and was a main organizer for KlezKamp West, the first klezmer camp in California in 1989. He has led and performed children's music at many klezmer music camps in New York, West Virginia, and California, as well as at other Jewish children's camps. Gerry founded and directed the East Bay Kindershul, which served hundreds of families. He also taught Sociology at the City College of New York from 1967 to 1972.Â


The free Youth Program will be ...

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The free Youth Program will be led by Yiddishist and children's entertainer (and KlezCalifornia President) Gerry Tenney, who will provide stories, singing, Yiddish words and music-making for kids 6-12.

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Sunday, January 30, 3:00-4:30pm, Klezmer/Yiddish Kids' Show with Gerry Tenney and California Klezmer. At Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Berkeley. Admission: $6 adults, $4 kids. More info: www.ashkenaz.com, 510.525.5054.
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Monday, February 14, noon-1:30pm, Yiddish Music with Gerry Tenney, vegetarian lunch buffet, at Congregation Shomrei Torah. Tickets: $10 members of JCC Sonoma County Friendship Circle, $12 non-members. Rsvp by February 10, noon, to friendshipcircle[at]jccsoco.org, 707.528.1476.Â


One song you will not find ...

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One song you will not find elsewhere is A Shvereh Togedikeh Nakht, a singable Yiddish version of A Hard Day's Night, by KlezCalifornia President Gerry Tenney with Chane Yachness!

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