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This profile was last updated on 8/21/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Almost-Fluent Yiddish Speaker and...

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...   more
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(Oakland) Gerry Tenney is a ...
www.klezcalifornia.org, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
(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 YanklShow 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
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Gerry Tenney, President (2015)*Â (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
Faculty - KlezCalifornia
www.klezcalifornia.org, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
(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
About Us - KlezCalifornia
www.klezcalifornia.org, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
Gerry Tenney, President  gerry[at]klezcalifornia.org
Teachers & Performers - KlezCalifornia
www.klezcalifornia.org, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
(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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