Jon Kalish


After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'

By Jon Kalish

After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'
KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.Read More


Professor Irwin Corey, 'World's Foremost Authority,' Going Strong at 100

By Jon Kalish

Professor Irwin Corey, 'World's Foremost Authority,' Going Strong at 100
Irwin Corey once said that if a man lives to be 100, he has the right to recite a limerick about farting at his birthday party — even if it’s inside a synagogue. And that’s what he did.Read More


Margot Adler, Witty NPR Correspondent, Put the Witch in Jewish

By Jon Kalish

Margot Adler, Witty NPR Correspondent, Put the Witch in Jewish
Margot Adler, the National Public Radio correspondent who died this week, struck many as the prototypical New York radical Jew. Except she was a witch, as Jon Kalish fondly recalls.Read More



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