New Yiddish CD
Songs My Bubbe Should Have Taught Me; Volume One: Passover

Whose favorite holiday is peysakh?

I am absolutely thrilled to tell you that my new CD, Songs My Bubbe Should Have Taught Me; Volume One: Passover, featuring Lori Cahan-Simon, Steven Greenman, Michael Alpert and friends is ready to go.

It is a gorgeous compilation of all Yiddish Passover songs. Five of these songs have never been recorded before, including Michael Alpert singing the Matzo-baking song, a capella.

Itzik Gottesman, associate editor of the Yiddish Forward and [Jewish-Music] list member, said:

Most of the songs in this collection are from the secular Hagadahs of the Yiddish school systems in America, the Workmens Circle Schools, the Sholem Aleichem Schools, and the Labor-Zionist Farband Schools. By the 1930s, all three had extensive branches throughout the United States and thousands of students who attended those afternoon schools now remember these songs fondly, though most have not been recorded. The poets and composers of these songs include among the finest that the Yiddish cultural world in general, and the Yiddish folkshul world in particular, has produced: the poets Mani Leib, Avrom Reisin, Dovid Edelshtadt and Yisroel Goichberg, and the composers Lazar Weiner, Shmuel Bugatch, and Mikhl Gelbart.

Lori Cahan-Simon has done us a great service by bringing these songs together on one recording.

My hope is that you will learn some and add them to your family seder and teach them to everyone.

I'll be selling them for the bargain price of $15 plus $2.50 for shipping. Send checks to:

Lori Simon
3440 Avalon Road
Shaker Heights OH 44120

I know you'll love it! For further info, e-mail: