Performances and presentations

Selected performances and presentations

(Click here for a complete list of past performances, and here for upcoming performances)

Klez Kanada

Lantier, Quebec

August 17-23, 2015

Album presentation: Toyznt tamen=A thousand flavors

Miryem-Khaye Seigel

with Hankus Netsky, Uri Sharlin, and Michael Winograd

Yidishe Peña

May 26, 2015

With Shane Baker and Miryem-Khaye Seigel

Idish Vinkl, La Kehile, Mexico City, Mexico 

 Toyznt tamen = A thousand flavors

CD Release Party for Miryem-Khaye Seigel

January 28, 2015

Museum at Eldridge Street, NYC


Michael Winograd (Producer, Arranger, Clarinet)

Patrick Farrell (Accordion)

Alicia Svigals (Violin)

Rémy Yulzari (Bass)

Rich Kass

Daniella Rabbani

Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch

Co-sponsored by Museum at Eldridge Street, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, CYCO Books, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, Congress for Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Artists and Friends Actors’ Club (YAFAC).

“Yiddish is a M’khaye”

Hits and Skits from Second Avenue to Pitkin Avenue

October 27, 2014

with Hy Wolfe, Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Steve Sterner

Yiddish Artists and Friends Actors’ Club (YAFAC)

Sutton Place Synagogue,

New York, NY

The League for Yiddish Annual Mordkhe Schaechter Memorial Program
at the Center for Jewish History

with Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Steve Sterner

July 13, 2014

New York, NY

Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage: A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theater

March 29, 2014

with Lorin Sklamberg, Eden Macadam-Somer, Miryem-Khaye Seigel,

Kurt Bjorling, Doug Scharf, Dan Anderson and Grant Smith

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Arts Lecture Hall

The Yiddish Heart

An Evening of Yiddish Music and Drama

November 6, 2013

The New York Public Library

 Sponsored by the Dorot Foundation

Directed by David Herskovits, Target Margin Theater

Frank London, Music Director

Miryem-Khaye Seigel conducted research and prepared translations for the event, and participated in the musical and dramatic performance.

A Living Connection: Lecture/Concert with Dr. Hankus Netsky and the Hebrew National Salvage Project

Presenting the music of Morris Hollender, Marty Levitt, and Sonia Victor

Featuring Zoe Christensen, Dave Levitt, Miryem-Khaye Seigel, and Michael Winograd

May 8, 2013

American Society for Jewish Music, Jewish Music Forum, Center for Jewish History, New York, NY

August 5, 2013

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference, Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Yiddish in the City

Concert in YIVO with Heather Klein, Miryem-Khaye Seigel, and Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch

May 19, 2013

Click here to watch a video

East Meets West: Yidishe meydlekh

Concert in YIVO with Heather Klein, Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Jarrett Cherner

June 21, 2012

Click here to watch a video.

Same song, different language: my path to Yiddish

Jewish Museum, Melbourne, Australia

Musical lecture about Miryem-Khaye’s journey to Yiddish in America as a great-grandchild of Yiddish-speaking immigrants, presented May 2011.

Presented as part of a Yiddish residency in Melbourne, organized by the committee “Yiddish Australia” and sponsored by the Binyumen Shekhter Foundation.

May 2011

New Voices of the Yiddish Stage

National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene

Concert featuring young artists with newly written/newly interpreted Yiddish repertoire, presented in New York, NY, Cleveland, OH, Hamptons, NY– September 2009, June 2010, September 2011.


Purim in Khelem

National Yiddish Theatre- Folksbiene

Play by Motl Didner; Yiddish translation and songs by Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel, presented in New York and Philadelphia, 2006 and 2007

Music and Dance of Jewish Traditions: Songs of Love and Longing

92nd St. Y, Tisch Center for the Arts

An evening of Yiddish songs from a multi-generational cast, with Yiddish poet and songwriter, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, presented in 2006.

Folksbiene Troupe

Mames Loshn Kugel/ Makht a Tsimes

National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene

Traveling Yiddish theater troupe, presenting a program of classic scenes and songs from the Yiddish theater from 2004 to the present.



Lectures (in Yiddish and English)


The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish Theater

(Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellowship, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)

Matzah with Cream Cheese: The Yiddish Radio Commercials of Nahum Stutckoff

Monash University (Melbourne, Australia); Circle Lodge; Sholem Aleykhem Kultur-Tsenter; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Workmen’s Circle

Classes (in Yiddish and English)

Yiddish song workshops

Klez Kanada, Lantier, QC;  Seminarium języka i kultury jidysz, Sródborów, Poland

The World of Nahum Stutchkoff

Klez Kamp 2011

“From humorous and heymish radio commercials to mesmerizing melodramas, explore the remarkable legacy of Yiddish linguist and WEVD radio personality Nahum Stutchkoff through staged readings of his many amazing 15-minute radio playlets. Class conducted entirely in Yiddish.”

Yidvertising: Classic Ads from the Yiddish Press

Klez Kamp 2011

“Cigarettes, gefilte fish in a jar, and shtreimelrepair shops: Yiddish advertisements adorn newspapers, from the classic Forvertsto today’s Hasidic Yellow Pages. Join us for a fascinating and funny exploration of these iconic images and texts, and how they shaped generations of Yiddish consumers.”

From Shund to Shakespeare: Yiddish Theater in the Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library

Klez Kamp 2011

“Trace the history of Yiddish theater on Second Avenue and beyond, through vintage theater posters, sheet music, and Boris Thomashefsky’s play manuscripts, from the collection of the Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library.”

Yiddish language classes

Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish language, literature, and culture, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Workmen’s Circle; Civic Center Synagogue; Minneapolis Community and Technical College; St. Paul Jewish Community Center

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