Jun 03, 2023 10:00AM—9:00PM


Center Day Camp, 74 Hackett Rd., Windham, ME 04062

Cost Various

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For more information, please visit the KlezMaineia website.

Join us for a full day of workshops, dance, music, and Klezmer mayhem, led by the boisterous and elegiac klezmer band Mamaliga! We are pleased to offer a variety of workshops in Klezmer music and Klezmer dance, led by Mamaliga, and members of Boston-based Levyosn, as well as local favorites Sruli and Lisa, and the Casco Bay Tummlers. We are also thrilled to offer Yiddish singing workshops led by Jeyn Levison & Josh Waletzky, Lisa Mayer, and Lysander Jaffe & Kaia Berman Peters

The festival will take place at the JCA’s Center Day Camp, in Windham Maine on the picturesque shores of Sebago Lake. Bring your instrument if you wish to take part in the music workshops. All ages, instrument types, and abilities are welcome! And if you don’t play an instrument, bring your voice and your dancing shoes! We have a full day of dance and singing workshops to offer you. Sruli and Lisa will treat us to a kid’s klezmer concert in the afternoon, and there will be Center Day Camp counselors on hand to lead special afternoon activities just for kids. After a community dinner, the festival will culminate in a joyful and celebratory concert, headlined by Mamaliga.

We can provide transportation from Portland to the camp and back on the day of the festival. Contact us at igilg@mainejewish.org if you need a ride.

  • $60.00  –  Full-Day Adult Pass 
  • $30.00  –  Full-Day Youth Pass (16 and under)
  • $50.00  –  Workshop-Only Adult Pass
  • $25.00  –  Workshop-only Youth Pass (16 and under)
  • $20.00  –  Concert Ticket only, Adult
  • $10.00  –  Concert Ticket only, Youth (16 and under)
  • $150.00Family Pass (2 adults + 1 or more children)

Full-day and Workshop-only passes include a pizza lunch. Buffet Dinner is available for an additional $10 and can be ordered here! 

Tentative Workshop Listings (Please check this page for workshop descriptions and schedule):

Music: New to Klezmer; Klezmer Groove & Accompaniment; Klezmer Theory, Licks & Tricks; Klezmer for Wind Instruments; Doina for Musicians; Klezmer Harmonization; Accompanying Vocalists in the Yiddish Song Tradition.

Dance: Klezmer Dancing; Klezmer Dance Roots Part 1 – Roumania, Roumania; Klezmer Dance Roots Part 2 – The Travelers.

Singing: From Zing to Sing (Yiddish Singing in Translation); Yiddish Singing Society; Singing a Yiddish Havdalah

Concerts: Oy Vey Klezmer! Family Concert – this concert for kids is a joyous freylikh frenzy, led by Rabbi Sruli and Lisa Mayer (3-4 PM).

Evening Concert (6:30 PM – 9 PM) – 2.5 hours of klezmer music and dance, headlined by Mamaliga, with a not-to-be missed opening performance by the Casco Bay Tummlers and a special Yiddish Havdalah by Levyosn.

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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