Zemirot Database

Have you ever found yourself the guest at a Shabbis (Ashkenazi pronunciation of Shabbat, meaning sabbath) table when suddenly your hosts break out in zemirot (Jewish hymns, though folk song may be more appropriate in some instances) and, though the words may seem...

The Taste of Jewish Music

The Taste of Jewish Music Holidays, life cycle events and the seasons; all of these celebrations are enhanced with food and song. Savor a sampling of Jewish traditions from across the calendar and around the globe.

Israel and America

Israel and America A musical comparison of the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948 and the founding of the United States in 1776. We juxtapose songs of patriotism, hope, nation building and dreams from two of the most successful democracies in the...

Hooray for Hollywood

Hooray for Hollywood The world of popular entertainment served as a path to success for Jewish immigrants and their children. We spotlight Jewish composers of stage and screen, from Irving Berlin through Richard Rogers to Billy Joel.

Travis Yamamoto

Travis Yamamoto Pianist, Colorado Hebrew Chorale, Kol Nashim   Travis S. Yamamoto has worked as a pianist and/or musical director for Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, the Denver Civic Theatre, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Denver Center for...