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Klezmer Music Foundation receives 2 major grants

Our Vision

In 1994, The Klezmer Music Foundation was founded to 

keep klezmer music alive and flourishing through education and outreach. Today, it thrives and offers programs to keep: 

  • teaching the art of klezmer and Yiddish music to today's young musicians.

  • reaching out to seniors, school children, and other audiences who would not otherwise have the opportunity to see live performances of klezmer music.

  • being musical ambassadors to the community and the world through collaboration in the arts.

Klezmer Music Foundation in Action:

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The Klezmer Music Foundation and its groups (Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, the Junior Klezmer Orchestra, the Salaam-Shalom Music Project, and three congregational bands) have all been put on hold for however much longer there are limitations on public gatherings.


Since the livelihood of our musicians is based upon public performances, I am appealing to those who can to make a tax-deductible donation that will go directly to our artists, who are all independent contractors.  Every dollar we receive will go

straight to them, to help them navigate this crisis.  If you can donate anything from

$5 up, please click on the Donate button and type MUSICIAN EMERGENCY

FUND into the memo box.  We will email you a tax letter and (as a gift from the

band) an mp3 track from one of our CDs, to add a little cheer to your day.


Thank you for keeping the music and the musicians alive!


Lori Lippitz, Executive Director

Klezmer Music Foundation

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Salaam-Shalom Music Project