Yosl (Joe) Kurland is a founding member, lead singer, badkhan and storyteller of the Wholesale Klezmer Band.

He is a lay chazzan for High Holy Day services and other services at Temple Israel of Greenfield and Temple Israel of Athol, singing in a traditional Ashkenazic style. Yosl has studied with chazonim and collected music from traditional baaley tfilah, prayer leaders.

He is an award-winning composer of Yiddish songs and Jewish prayer melodies, a Yiddish poet, translator of Yiddish poems and stories, and writer of Jewish stories for children and adults.

Performance: a cappela and accompanied concerts of Yiddish and liturgical music

Classes, Workshops, Lectures:
--Yiddish language for beginners of all ages, including song, story and games
--Emotional depth in traditional Ashkenazic prayer music
--How to Dance at a Jewish Wedding,” dance and other Jewish wedding traditions
--Yiddish songs and literature for English speakers
--Nusakh (melodic system of Ashkenazic liturgy)

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Contact person: Yosl (Joe) Kurland
Phone: 413-624-3204
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