Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl
The Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl explores and remembers our roots and keeps our language (mamaloshen) alive through history, literature, music, news, films, and our life stories.  
This is a friendly, heymish group. All levels of ability are welcome.  Most of our programs are in Yiddish, but English is spoken as well. 

We meet the second Sunday morning of each month (sometimes modified by holidays), 10:00 a.m., September through May, at
the Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 Cedar Lake Road South
Saint Louis Parkl, MN 55416

(952) 381-3400

Membership is $15 per year for JCC members and $20 per year for non-members. 

Programs are open to the public and the cost for guests is $3 a time.  Usually once a year we have a concert and the cost is $5.00. 

Members receive a program flyer each month in the mail.


2011 - 2012 CALENDAR Light refreshments follow each program.

September 11, 2011

2:00 p.m.

Sabes JCC
Lori-Cahan-SimonWalt Mahovlich

Tickets at the door, $5

All ages will enjoy this concert.
Ms. Cahan-Simon, a songstess, song writer, and Jewish educator, has researched and written holiday songs on her CD "Songs My Bubble Should Have Taught Me"  She croons  poetic interpretations on her CD "Vessel of Song.".  She has her own ensemble and is also the vocalist with the Workmen's Circle Klezmer Orchestra. She writes, "My mission is to encourage the revitalization and renewal of Yiddish through the arts and to introduce Yiddish to a new generation through song, stories, dance, games, theater and cooking." She wrote for Motown Records in Los Angeles, has sung in many countries and  venues throughout the world, and has done studio work in the United States, including jingles, children's material, comedy, Rock, R& B,  Jazz, Cantorial and Klezmer styles. Lori has been called a "compelling theatrical vocalist by Seth Rogovoy, author of The  Essential Klezmer. Her wonderful repertoire provides lively and delightful songs for children and lovely tunes for adults.
She will be accompanied by award winning musician, Walt Mahovlich, who began playing with village musicians at Croatian and Macedonian weddings. He has toured Europe and North America, appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Walt leads an East European folk group, Harmonia. He studied ethnomusicology at Sarajevo and produced an award winning album Nova Domovina: Balkan Slavic Music from the Industrial Midwest. Walt appears on Lori's Yiddish recordings.

October 2011

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Summer 2012

History: See the 2010-2011 calendar here.

An outgrowth of the Yiddish Vinkl is the "Tuesday Shmuesday "group.  Anyone who can speak Yiddish is welcome. There is no charge. 
Members meet 11:30 a.m. at the Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

E-mail us at:
post (at) minneapolisyiddishvinkl (dot) com
Minneapolis photo by William Wesen 2006 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SaintAnthonyFalls.jpg