Author Archives: Tamara Kramer

This week the sultry Corinna Rose band performs live on Shtetl. Also on the show is Avia Moore, director of “The Dybbuk” at Sala Rossa this month, and, we’ll chat with Stephen about… what it’s like to be a Bronfman.

French-Israeli pop star Yael Naim LIVE on Shtetl on the Shortwave this Friday at 11AM. Best known for her song New Soul, Yael Naim sings in Hebrew, French and English and does an amazing cover of Toxic by Brittany Spears. Shtetl is in love! Yael is in Montreal at L’Astral this Saturday.

Egyptian Montrealer, Ehab Lotayef speaks about the uprising in Egypt today and the paralells with the ancient Passover story. And, Avi Grenadier, host of Radio 613, talks about Jewish radio in Kingston, anarchism and the contradiction between freedom and the Passover seder.

Artist Melissa Shiff gives an audio tour of the Medium is the Matzo, an installation she’s putting up in Montreal made of 5000+ pieces of matzo. And, legendary Passover activist pioneer, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, talks about the Freedom Seder of 1969 on the one year anniversary of the assassination of MLK Jr.

Karen Sherman, (choreographer of Slippery: a dance performance piece on ice), talks roller derby vs hockey.  Daniel Seligman, Creative Director of POP Montreal, talks smoked meat, poutine and indie music.  Plus, Zak Rosentzveig of “Hamantashen for Haiti” talks…hamantashen.

Montreal comedian Robby Hoffman is 7th in a family of 10 children. Rabbi David Ingber, is the spiritual leader of Romemu, one of the most popular synagogues in America. Meet them both on S.O.S.

What happens when the world of Jewish music and arts encounters the religious Jewish world? Most often beautiful music is made and sometimes controversy is born.

Franky Burdah’s job is to watch over the bodies of deceased Jews. Find out what it’s like to be a shomer, and, get a personal tour of Paperman’s funeral home.

What happens in 1952 when one of the wealthiest Jewish women in the world, Pannonica de Koenigswarter Rothschild, hears Thelonious Monk’s Round About Midnight? Tune in to find out from Monk’s son about his father’s relationship with The Jazz Baroness.

Interview with Bernice Eisenstein about her graphic memoir “I was a Child of Holocaust Survivors” and a look back at the radical Jewish anthology of 1971 “The New Jews” with Yehudah Mirsky.