Jewish Songs to Sing Along
Jillian "Yidl" Tallmer & Ami Goodman
All invited to share, listen, and learn. Transliterated song sheets
provided. No previous knowledge of Yiddish required.
Jillian "Yidl" Tallmer grew up in Manhattan,
where she attended an Episcopalian girl's school and learned loads
of Christmas carols.
Introduced to the San Francisco Jewish Folk Chorus as an adult, she immediately
fell in love with the world of Yiddish. For her solo performances and
Yiddish sing-alongs all over the Bay Area, Jillian received the Yiddish
Music Award of the Workmen's Circle in 2001. Jillian teaches ESL at L'Chaim!
in the Sunset, where elderly Russian clients do the Macarena to Tumbalalaika.
The nickname is Molly Picon's cross-dressing role in the movie, Yidl
Jillian leads a women's chorus, the Loose Canons, in performances of
intriguing songs from around the world. If you would like to audition
or submit song suggestions, please write to YIDL@mac.com
Ami Goodman enjoys teaching all genres of Jewish folksong.
He has facilitated the monthly Kumzits Jewish music songswap for the
past 18 years in the Bay area. He is a pediatrician in San Francisco.