From Sunday, Dec 23rd 2012 to Friday, Dec 28th 2012 every Day All Day Event
Join us for an exciting week-long celebration of Yiddish music, folk art, culture and humor at the 28th annual Klez Kamp!
Join us for an exciting week-long celebration of Yiddish music, folk art, culture and humor at the 28th annual Klez Camp!
This year’s theme, Humor, will allow us to explore one of the most dynamic and longlasting characteristics of Yiddish culture.
Humor underlies a vast segment of our cultural experience as an art, as a weapon and as a survival mechanism. It is also an elemental part of our world view and has helped us balance our chiaroscuro historic experience.
What better place to explore the underpinnings of Yiddish humor than in the Catskills, the breeding ground for American comedy for most of the 20th century?
So in addition to our usual bevy of music, language, food, crafts, folklore and dance workshops—not to mention our world-class KlezKids program—this year’s theme will be explored by Miriam Isaacs, Ron Robboy, Michael Wex, Steve Weintraub, Pete Sokolow, Jill Gellerman and Henry Sapoznik.
We also welcome—after nudging him for a good two decades—new presenter Reb Moshe Waldoks, co-author of THE BIG BOOK OF JEWISH HUMOR and a third-degree Black Belt mentsh who will offer classes on the power and scope of Jewish humor.