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Musical Fun with Ben Kramarz

SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 10:30 A.M.

Join songleader Ben Kramarz for a morning of musical fun! Ben will lead both classic and new songs in Hebrew and English. Families should come ready to dance, play instruments, and explore the creative world of collaborative music-making.

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Ben Kramarz is a Berkeley based music educator, researcher, and writer. He specializes in the facilitation of communal singing experiences for all ages and is the resident music educator at Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County. He is the author of A Guide to Songleading and Communal Singing.

RSVP to Noa Albaum at or 415.567.3327 x 703.

Family programs in English are co-presented by PJ Library® of San Francisco. PJ Library® of San Francisco sends free Jewish books and music monthly to children through the age of 8, and is a program of the Early Childhood Education Initiative of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Albert and Janet Schultz PJ Library Fund, the Alexander and June L. Maisin Foundation, and other local generous funders.



Hebrew Storytelling for Preschoolers and their Families

SUNDAYS AT 11 A.M. — FEB 11 • MAR 18 • APR 29 • JUN 3

A rotating lineup of talented storytellers — all with puppets or props – spins tales based on famous Israeli children’s book for kids ages five and younger.

The gatherings also feature art projects and healthy snacks. Some of the storytellers may also sing or dance with the children. Grown-ups are encouraged to get to know one another! The program is in Hebrew without translation.

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RSVP to Noa Albaum at or 415.567.3327 x 703.

Co-sponsored by the Israeli House of the Consulate General of Israel.

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