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“Kumzitz-a-Palooza Sing-Along.” The second annual sing-along will transform JCCSF’s Kanbar Hall into a campfire setting with sleeping bags, warm cider and snacks. At JCC, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free.


Hebrew sing-along. “Erev Shira,” an evening of Israeli music and singing, led by Dahila Blech and other local musicians. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 to 10:30 p.m. $5.


Veretski Pass
Veretski Pass
Klezmer Baroque. Come watch the San Francisco Renaissance Dancers perform to seldom-heard Jewish music from the Baroque period. Later in the program, advanced students from  San Francisco JCC’s Tikvah School of Music & Dance will join the ensemble as they dance to music by the klezmer trio Veretski Pass. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose St., Berkeley. $10-$25. Also 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. $10-$25.


“The Singer with the Golden Voice.” Meleha, winner of the French national “Star Search,” performs from her rich catalog of Jewish music, singing in French, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. Women only. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $20-$23.


“Crossing the Sea of Song.” Listen to recordings of Italian songs and their Hebrew adaptations as musicologist Francesco Spagnolo explores the politics of culture and national identity across the Mediterranean, as well as the development of Israeli popular song. At Italian Cultural Institute, 814 Montgomery St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free; RSVP required.

“Lilith the Night Demon.” Josh Horowitz of Veretski Pass performs musical selections and gives a behind-the-scenes presentation of the new work based on the Jewish mythological alternate story of creation. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free.



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