May 19, 2015 Jeff Warschauer & Sarah Myerson become Cantors!


Jeff & SarahSarah and Jeff Become Cantors! A wild night of dancing, singing, playing and jamming!

 Come join two mainstays of the international Yiddish and klezmer scene, Sarah Myerson and Jeff Warschauer, as they celebrate their impending graduation from cantorial school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. There will be hands-on workshops, a concert and a rocking Yiddish dance party/jam session. Featuring acclaimed special guests including Deborah Strauss, Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell, Jordan Hirsch, Ilya Shneyveys, and Aaron Alexander.

Jeff Warschauer is internationally renowned as a guitarist, mandolinist, Yiddish singer and educator. He is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Jeff is a Founding Artistic Director of KlezKanada, is on the faculty of Columbia University, has been studying at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and is about to become an invested Conservative cantor.

Sarah Myerson is in her fifth year of the Master of Sacred Music/Diploma of Hazzan program at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. It is a five year program leading to investiture as Cantor. She currently serves as the Cantorial Intern at Beth Shalom Oceanside Jewish Center (OJC) in Oceanside, New York, where her duties include daily minyan, Shabbat and Festival davening, chanting Torah, teaching B’nei Mitzvah students, and other programming. Sarah continues to work freelance as a performing musician and singer, Yiddish dance leader, speaker and educator.

Sarah graduated from the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, with a Bachelor of Music (Composition Honors).  She is happy to accept commissions, and is the proud recipient of the 2014 Arthur Einstein Memorial Prize in Composition.

It’s gonna be a great night! Don’t miss it.

 Schedule:  5:30-7:00 pm Simultaneous Yiddish Dance, klezmer music and Yiddish song workshops: 

Yiddish dance instruction with Sarah Myerson and Ilya Shneyveys

Klezmer music and Yiddish Song workshop with Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer

7:30-9:00 pm Concert  

9:00-9:45 Dance Party and Open Jam Session