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KlezKidzGroup2012CenterHouseWebKlezKidz brings to life an interactive concert of Jewish music and mirth from around the world, including Jewish folk songs, Chassidic rock, Israeli, Yiddish swing, and works by contemporary Jewish composers. At a KlezKidz concert, you’ll hear the wail of the clarinet and the rousing sound of Israeli music, see bottles being balanced on the heads of dancers, and maybe even learn some new dance steps! 

What started out in 1995 with a only few kids, augmented by musical parents, has grown into a 40-piece ensemble with regular rehearsals and a dozen yearly concerts. KlezKidz, sponsored by Temple Beth Am, features instrumentalists from 8 years old to 80. Performing alongside it is KidsChorus, a group of youthful singers, who often step into the audience to teach easy dances.



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KlezKidz welcomes instrumentalists of all ages and stages who can read sheet music. KidsChorus welcomes young singers ages 8 and up who love to sing, perform, and don’t necessarily read sheet music. There is no audition process for KlezKidz or KidsChorus, and Temple Beth Am membership is not required to participate. 

KlezKidz perform at Temple Beth Am for Simchat Torah, Chanukah, andPurim as well as out in the community at the University Village Chanukah lighting, Kline Galland Home’s December birthdays party, and Northwest Folklife Festival as well as a Farmer’s Market or two. Rehearsals happen 8-10 Sundays a year in TBA’s Sanctuary. 

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For more information about KlezKidz, contact Wendy Marcus.