Gale Kissin (Jo Ann Smith)

Q&A: A Yiddish-speaking gumshoe with a tapping toe

Gale Kissin, 67, wears several hats. She not only sings and plays guitar and percussion in Mama Loshn, the Yiddish revival band she co-founded, but she’s spent decades working with attorneys as a private investigator. Though now “semi-retired,” the Sebastopol resident still takes on meaningful P.I. work and looks forward to a full recovery from…
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