Portland Jewish Hour

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Airs at: Sun, 09/19/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture


Sundays 10-11am Pacific Time

Jewish Music and Culture




Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture

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Upcoming shows:


9/5  Chaim

9/12 Shuli

9/19 Chaim

9/26 Shuli


10/3 Liz

10/10 Chaim

10/17 Shuli

10/24 Liz

10/31 Shuli

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Portland Yiddish Hour on 11/01/09

Airs at: Sun, 11/01/2009 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
This week's Yiddish Hour will be a high energy, balkans/klezmer, dance, mizrachi (perhaps) show.  If your kids say they don't like Jewish music, make them listen to this show.  It's going to be sort of Grateful Dead meets balkan dance party (oy, maybe I make too big expecta... Read more

Happy Hour with Sholem Aleichem

Airs at: Sun, 10/04/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
A special Yiddish Hour featuring the Jewish Theatre Collaborative's production of "Happy Hour with Sholem Aleichem," directed by Sacha Reich, with music by Yankl Falk and Courtney von Drehle. Thanks to my co-host Ed Kraus for help with editing the audio. Read more

Oregon Holocaust Memorial 5th Anniversary

Airs at: Sat, 08/22/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
Five years ago the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland's Washington Park was dedicated, to leave a legacy of hope for all citizens in our community and to teach what hatred and bigotry can do when an entire government endorses those ideologies.  A fifth anniversary event ... Read more

This Will Never Work Out

Airs at: Sat, 05/23/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
From the stories of David Fuks, This Will Never Work Out David Fuks shares with us a hilarious short story of young love in Detroit, Michigan.  The story was recorded and mixed for radio by Yiddish Hour host Ed Kraus.  This story first aired on May 24th, 2009. Read more

Holocaust Art and Music - Interview with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

Airs at: Sat, 04/11/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration. This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others.  For... Read more

Jews, Food and Ethics

Airs at: Sat, 03/28/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
This show focuses on the intersection of Jews, food and ethics. Host Liz Schwartz interviews Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a major proponent of the eco-kashrut movement. Eco-kashrut expands on traditional kosher dietary practices by incorporating the ethics of sustainable growing sy... Read more

Yuval Ron Interview

Airs at: Sat, 03/14/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
Composer and musician Yuval Ron is the leader of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, a musical ensemble that builds musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths by performing sacred music of Arabic, Israeli, Jewish, Moslem, Sufi, and Armenian Church tradit... Read more

Portland Yiddish Hour

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2009 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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During World War II, some one hundred Jewish prisoners counterfeited cash for the Third Reich, despite the knowledge that they would be killed when their work was done. "Barrack 18" is the true story of these prisoners and the counterfeited currency that was used by the Naz... Read more

The Chanukah Decorations 2008 Skit

Airs at: Sat, 12/27/2008 at 12:00am
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Script by Suzie Gouz and Ed Kraus - air date Dec 28, 2008 Read more

The Subprime Sukkah Crisis

Airs at: Sat, 10/25/2008 at 12:00am
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The Subprime Sukkah Crisis - by Suzie Gouz and Ed Kraus originally aired October 26, 2008, the week after Sukkot Read more