Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel מרים-חיה סגל

Photo by Yana Lyubovitsky


“..Exemplifies the attempt to bring a centuries-old language and culture into the contemporary world.” (New York Times)

“…The voice that reminds us most of a reincarnated Molly Picon. ” (Ari Davidow, Klezmer Shack)

…Sung gorgeously“. Seth Rogovoy, Forward.



Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel is a Yiddish singer, songwriter, recording artistactor, and researcher in Yiddish culture.

A fluent Yiddish speaker and scholar, Miryem-Khaye has performed, lectured and taught throughout the United States and internationally, including at Klez KampKlez Kanada,  Yiddish New YorkYiddish Australia , Seminarium języka i kultury jidys (Poland), La Kehile (La Comunidad Ashkenazí de México), Sveriges Jiddisch Forbünd (Sweden), and Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat (Bucharest, Romania), among others.

Scene from Border M-Kh Shane

Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Shane Baker. Photo by Seth Rogovoy, Forward.

She’s appeared with the Folksbiene (National Yiddish Theatre), New Yiddish Rep, and Hankus Netsky‘s Hebrew National Salvage, and shared the stage with many other luminaries of the Yiddish and klezmer scene.



Research projects



Toyznt tamen = A thousand flavors (2015) is her first solo album.

In 2016, Miryem-Khaye received a Folks Arts Apprenticeship from the New York State Council of the Arts to study with master Yiddish song teacher/performer/composer Joshua Waletzky, through the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.