Rosalie Gerut will lead a friendly, non-technical workshop in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs at a private residence Sunday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Cost is $10, free for children. Space is limited; to sign up and for directions, contact Nancy Scovern at 273-3767 or

Gerut has appeared internationally on television, radio and in concert halls as a soloist; as guest vocalist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band; as lead vocalist with the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra; and with her own group, Rosalie & Friends.

Gerut’s father and grandfather were Yiddishists and folk musicians and she has carried on the tradition by presenting traditional and original songs. A native Yiddish speaker, she serves as director of cantorial and adult programming at Kareem Shalom in Concord, Mass.

Some seating will be available, but participants will be asked to bring a chair or floor pillow if possible.

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