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Gerry Tenney

President

KlezCalifornia Inc

HQ Phone: (415) 789-7679

KlezCalifornia Inc

  1728 Allston Way

    Berkeley, California 94703

United States

Company Description

KlezCalifornia was founded in 2003 to celebrate klezmer music and Yiddish culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our focus is on the cultural heritage of Eastern European Jewry, as embodied in its music, literature, and the arts. KlezCalifornia events ena... more

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Teachers & Performers - 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. 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. He is an almost-fluent Yiddish speaker and is President of KlezCalifornia.


Youth Program - KlezCalifornia

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The Youth Program will be directed by Gerry Tenney, who has worked with children for more than forty years. Gerry leads the band California Klezmer and is director and music teacher of the East Bay Kindershul, the only K-8 kids’ school in the Bay Area that emphasizes Yiddish culture. He is an almost-fluent Yiddish speaker and President of KlezCalifornia's Board of Directors. Gerry will be assisted (depending on registration size) by others experienced in working with children.

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Youth Program / Gerry Tenney / Sunday and Monday 10:00am Stories, language, Yiddish singing.
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Youth Program / Gerry Tenney / Sunday and Monday 3:00pm


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 put on 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 the first klezmer camp in California (KlezKamp West) 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 taught Sociology at the City College of New York from 1967 until 1972.Â


Teachers & Performers - 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. 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. He is an almost-fluent Yiddish speaker and is President of KlezCalifornia.

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