Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Dave Tarras, the Ukrainian-born man who became known as “the Benny Goodman of klezmer”

Dave Tarras: The King of Klezmer by Yale Strom chronicles the life and work of a Ukrainian-born man who became known as “The Benny Goodman of Klezmer.” He was the individual most responsible for the development of a uniquely American style of Jewish klezmer music. From 1925 until his death in 1989, Dave Tarras set […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: A chat with Julia Korsunsky of

-An interview with Pawlina Today we’ll be speaking with Julia Korsunsky, whose story we first heard on Nash Holos last year. Julia is the Executive Director of, a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts. Her organization is involved in commemorating mass grave sites of Holocaust victims, which include her great grandparents and many other relatives. […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Interview with Alti Rodal, Co-Director of UJE. Part 2 of 2

-An interview with Pawlina Regular listeners to Nash Holos will be familiar with the name Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. This Toronto-based privately organized multinational initiative sponsors the long running series on the show, Ukrainian Jewish Heritage. This series of vignettes, cultural capsules and interviews has opened a window on this hitherto little known aspect of the […]

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