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KlezKamp 29:
The Yiddish New Wave
December 22-27, 2013/5774
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY

NEW! Klezmillennial Discount for Ages 18-29
(see Registration Form)

2013 Program Brochure/Catalog

KlezKamp 2012 Brochure CoverTayere KlezKamp patriotn,

This yearís theme, Di Naye Khvalye: The Yiddish New Wave, honors the founders of the progressive Yiddish movement of the late 19th century who willed into existence a new dynamic Yiddish culture of literature, theater, art and music that powered its way into the 20th century, influencing the world around it. But more so, we call attention to the great innovators of today who have taken up the challenge of keeping Yiddish alive and vital by channeling the great visionary passion of the past and arming it with the amazing resources we have today.

In addition to our flood of great programming of music, language, food, crafts folklore and danceónot to mention our famous KlezKids programóthis yearís theme will be explored by Michael Wex, Steve Weintraub, Josh Dolgin, Marilyn Lerner, Miriam Isaacs, Jill Gellerman, Binyomin Ginzberg, Eric Goldman, Frank London, Jenny Romaine, and Pete Sokolow.

We are also thrilled to welcome one of the pioneers of traditional Yiddish song, Ethel Raim, and to again be joined by popular KlezKamp faculty Joel Rubin, Frank London, Tine Kindermann and Benjy Fox-Rosen.

Following the extremely successful second edition of A Biselle KlezKamp (A Bit Oí KlezKamp) in Madison, Wisconsin in July, we return to our Catskill home. The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa is a modern hotel mit alle mayles (with all the trimmings) in the grand Borscht Belt tradition, whose world-class kitchen is under the watchful eye and shtreng Glatt kosher hashgokhe of the OU (Orthodox Union).

It has been an honor and a privilege to head this world-famous event, which for nearly three decades has brought Yiddish culture to old and new generations. Join us and be part of our next chapter.

Mit varemste grisn,

Henry "Hank" Sapoznik
Founder and Director, KlezKamp
Executive Director, Living Traditions

"No Need to Kvetch,
Yiddish Lives On in Catskills"

New York Times, November 26, 2010.
Read more here (live link) or here (pdf).

KlezKamp FAQs

1. How much does KlezKamp cost?

  • Register early and save! (see below)*
  • Prices include room and board, gratuities plus all programming. Required annual membership fee is additional. One adult fee must be paid for each room requested, including for adjoining rooms; teens/children are additional.
  • One adult in room (with no children): $1,500
  • One adult in room (sharing with children): $1,200
  • Two adults in room (2 beds): $1,140 each
  • Three adults in room (2 beds/1 cot): $1,000 each
  • Teens 13-17 (sharing with at least 1 adult): $815 each
  • Child/ren 6-12 (sharing with at least 1 adult): $605 each
  • Child(ren) 2-5 (sharing room with at least one adult): $395 each
  • Child/ren under 2 (sharing with at least 1 adult): Free
  • Suite—per adult, double occupancy: $1,850
         (bedroom with king bed plus living-room area with sofabed)
  • Commuters (includes all programs and meals but no hotel stay): $750
         (for college students with valid student ID in a triple room)
  • PLEASE NOTE: CANCELLATIONS after Dec. 1 will be refunded only 50%. No refunds can be made after Dec. 15.
  • NEW!! Klezmillennial discount for ages 18-29 (in triple room; no other discounts apply) $600 each
  • * Early-Bird Discount: All registrants who pay in full by Nov. 20 may deduct $25 from above prices. (Not applicable for Work Studies or Special Student Rate rooms.)
  • A limited number of Work-Study positions are available. See registration form or website for application instructions.

3. Can I come for just part of the week?

In order to get the full KlezKamp experience, all participants must register for the entire week. No partial registrations are permitted.

4. Is the food kosher?

Yes. The dining room and kitchen are under the strict Orthodox supervision of the Orthodox Union (OU).

5. Can my family/friends come up to visit?

The only part of KlezKamp that is open to the general public are our evening programs at a cost of $25 per person. No part of the daytime program is open to the public.

6. Can I come if I donít speak Yiddish or donít play an instrument or—gevalt!—am not even Jewish??

Yes! There are plenty of offerings for all.

7. Can I stay before/after KK at hotel and how do I get there if I canít join KK bus?

To book additional days and for travel info, contact the hotel: Tel.: 845-626-8888.

Henry Sapoznik, Founder/Executive Director
Sherry Mayrent, Associate Director, KlezKamp
Sarah Plant, Associate Director, Living Traditions; Editor, Zhurnal
Dan Peck, Operations
Laura Wernick, Technical Director

Living Traditions is supported by a development grant from
the Corners Fund for Traditional Cultures.
Additional funding from members of Living Tradtions, Inc..

Photography by Albert J. Winn Web Design by Jim Garber — PaperClip Design
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