Thursdays, 5pm

Shlepping and Shmoozing is presented by Alex Dafner and Leon Gettler and consists of a hard-news chat show covering the week’s main news events from Australia, the world, Israel, the Jewish world and the Australian Jewish community. At the end of the program there are reviews of books, films, TV, theatre, concerts, albums, etc, and cultural news and announcements. In between these items you can hear music and songs by some of the best-known Jewish performers from around the world.

J-AIR host Alex Dafner
Radio veteran Alex Dafner.

Alex Dafner was born in Lodz, Poland, to a Yiddish-speaking family and attended the local I. L. Perets Jewish school, before migrating to Australia in 1959 at the age of 10. He has presented the Kadimah Yiddish Show and co-presented Shlepping and Shmoozing, with Leon Gettler on J-AIR, almost from its inception. He joined J-AIR after a 33-year career as executive producer and presenter of the Yiddish-language radio program and trainer of journalists at SBS Radio Melbourne.

He was also the instigator, curriculum writer and teacher of VCE Yiddish in Victoria at Mount Scopus College and the King David School and was a long-serving president of the Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library Kadimah.

J-AIR Presenter Leon Gettler
Veteran journalist Leon Gettler.

Leon has worked in journalism for 45 years. He has worked for the Truth, The Sun News-Pictorial, The Age, The Australian and AAP. As a freelance journalist, he has contributed to magazines such as CFO, CRN, ProPrint, Management Today, Charter Magazine, BRW and Business Spectator. He runs a weekly podcast Talking Business. He has also written three books: An Unpromised Land, Organisations Behaving Badly and Ten Ways to Survive the Corporate World. He is working as a research assistant for the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. He is now doing a PhD on newspapers, innovation and communities.

He does two programs for J-AIR: Talking Tachless which presents all the week’s news, along with great music, and Shlepping and Shmoozing with Alex Dafner which looks at all the week’s news, what’s happening in the Jewish world, a discussion of books, films and TV to watch, along with great music.


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26 Nov 2020, 6pm

26 Nov 2020, 6pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

12 Nov 2020, 5pm

12 Nov 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

5 Nov 2020, 5pm

5 Nov 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some terrific music

29 Oct 2020, 5pm

29 Oct 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

22 Oct 2020, 6pm

22 Oct 2020, 6pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Shlepping and Shmoozing: Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music, brought to you by @JAIR_Radio

15 Oct 2020, 5pm

15 Oct 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

8 Oct 2020, 5pm

8 Oct 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

1 Oct 2020, 6pm

1 Oct 2020, 6pm Shlepping and Shmoozing News and chat show and some great music in-between…

1 Oct 2020, 5pm

1 Oct 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

24 Sep 2020, 5pm

24 Sep 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

17 Sep 2020, 5pm

17 Sep 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show, With some great music

10 Sep 2020, 5pm

10 Sep 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music.

3 Sep 2020, 5pm

3 Sep 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

27 Aug 2020, 5pm

27 Aug 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

20 Aug 2020, 5pm

20 Aug 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show.. With some great music

13 Aug 2020, 5pm

13 Aug 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

6 Aug 2020, 5pm

6 Aug 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

30 Jul 2020, 5pm

30 Jul 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

23 Jul 2020, 5pm

23 Jul 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some terrific music

16 Jul 2020, 5pm

16 Jul 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

9 Jul 2020, 5pm

9 Jul 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

2 Jul 2020, 5pm

2 Jul 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show, With some great music

25 Jun 2020, 5pm

25 Jun 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show, With some great music

18 Jun 2020, 5pm

18 Jun 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly nes chat show. With some great music

11 Jun 2020, 5pm

11 Jun 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

4 Jun 2020, 5pm

4 Jun 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

28 May 2020, 5pm

28 May 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

21 May 2020, 5pm

21 May 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show, With some great music

14 May 2020, 5pm

14 May 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

7 May 2020, 5pm

7 May 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

30 Apr 2020, 5pm

30 Apr 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show, With some great music

23 Apr 2020, 5pm

23 Apr 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

16 Apr 2020, 5pm

16 Apr 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Shlepping and Shmoozing: Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music, brought to you by @JAIR_Radio

9 Apr 2020, 5pm

9 Apr 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

2 Apr 2020, 5pm

2 Apr 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

26 Mar 2020, 5pm

26 Mar 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

12 Mar 2020, 5pm

12 Mar 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show, With some great jazz

5 Mar 2020, 5pm

5 Mar 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

27 Feb 2020, 5pm

27 Feb 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

20 Feb 2020, 5pm

20 Feb 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

13 Feb 2020, 5pm

13 Feb 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

6 Feb 2020, 5pm

6 Feb 2020, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

19 Dec 2019, 5pm

19 Dec 2019, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

12 Dec 2019, 5pm

12 Dec 2019, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

5 Dec 2019, 5pm

5 Dec 2019, 5pm Shlepping and Shmoozing Time for our weekly news chat show. With some great music

26 Nov 2020, 4pm

26 Nov 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and in memory of the recently deceased Yiddish actress Shura Greenhoyz Turkow, e”h, we hear her reading a short story by Efraim Kaganowski “Nokh A Mentsh – Another Person”. הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע, ייִדישע לידער, און לזכּרון די נישט לאַנג פֿאַרשטאָרבענע ייִדישע אַקטריסע שורה גרינהויז טורקאָוו ע"ה, וועלן מיר הערן איר פֿאָרלייזן אַ קורצע דערציילונג פֿון אפֿרים קאַגאַנאָווסקי

12 Nov 2020, 4pm

12 Nov 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs, we commemorate the terrible Kristallnacht pogrom of the 9th November 1938 and the 11th November Remembrance Day and in honour of the 100th anniversary of the death of the great Yiddish poet, writer dramatist and folklorist Sh Ansky last week we’ll hear one of his short stories collected during his famous ethnographic expedition.

5 Nov 2020, 4pm

5 Nov 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, we remember and honour the Israeli PM Itzhak Rabin e”h on the 25th Yortzayt-Death Anniversary of his assassination and in honour of the 100th anniversary of the death of the great Yiddish poet, writer dramatist and folklorist Sh Ansky on Nov 9th, we hear about him and his wonderful literary and cultural legacy.

29 Oct 2020, 4pm

29 Oct 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and on the anniversary of the tragic death of the Yiddish poet and dramaturg Moishe Kulbak, we’ll hear about a performance of a play about him in Minsk the capital of Belarus this month and then about his life and death and some of his wonderful literary creations. הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע, און צו דער טראַגישער יאָרצײַט פֿון ייִדישן פּאָעט און דראַמאַטורג משה קולבאַק ע"ה, הערן מיר וועגן אַ פּיעסע לזכּרון אים פֿאָרגעשטעלט אין מינסק, די הויפּט שטאָט פון  ווײַסרוסלאַנד מיט צוויי וואָכן צוריק, און דאַן וועגן אים און אייניקע פּרעכטיקע לידער פֿון זײַן ליטעראַרישער ירושה

22 Oct 2020, 4pm

22 Oct 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, happy Yiddish songs and we bring some laughter into our lives with the two master Yiddish comedians Shimon Dzigan and Yisroel Shumacher.

15 Oct 2020, 4pm

15 Oct 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and two wonderful Hasidic stories by Reb Nachman of Breslov, z”l and Yehuda Elberg e”h. 

8 Oct 2020, 4pm

8 Oct 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and at the end of the joyous festival of Sukkot, and with Simkhes Toyre on the horizon, we recall how these happy days were reflected in some of the writings of Yiddish poets, writers and lyricists.  הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע, ייִדישע לידער, און אַזוי ווי מיר געפֿינען זיך שוין בײַם סוף פֿון די שיינע, פֿריילעכע סוכּות יום-טובֿים און פֿאַר שׂמחת תּורה, וועלן מיר הערן וועגן די דערהויבענע טעג אויפֿן ייִדישן לוח, און ווי זיי זײַנען אָפּגעשפּיגלט אין אייניקע שאַפֿונגען פֿון ייִדישע דיכטער, שרײַבער און לידער פֿאַרפֿאַסער.

1 Oct 2020, 4pm

1 Oct 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs. and as we find ourselves past Yom Kippur and a day before the festival of Sukkot- Feast of Tabernacles, we reflect these important dates on the Jewish calendar in today’s program, with some wonderful and whimsical songs and stories. הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע, ייִדישע לידער, און אַזוי ווי מיר געפֿינען זיך שוין נאָך יום-כּיפּור און אַ טאָג פֿאַר סוכּות וועלן מיר הײַנט אָפּשפּיגלען די וויכטיקע דאַטעס פֿונעם ייִדישן לוח אין וואָרט און ליד אויך אין אונדזער הײַנטיקן פּראָגראַם.

24 Sep 2020, 4pm

24 Sep 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, we pay tribute to the recently departed Yiddish actress and broadcaster Shura Turkow-Grinhoyz, e”h. and hear her reading of a Sholem Asch short story, and as we’re ןn the midst of the High Holydays and Days of Awe before Yom Kippur, we’ll hear about the way some of our great writers reflected these days in their stories and hear some of the wonderful cantorial prayers associated with the High Holydays.   הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע און מיר גיבן אָפּ כּבֿוד די נישט לאַנג צוריק געשטאָרבענע ייִדישע אַקטריסע און קולטור טוערין שורה טורקאָוו־גרינהויז ע"ה און הערן איר לייענען אַ קורצע דערצײַלונג געשריבן פֿון שלום אַש, און אַזוי ווי מיר געפֿינען זיך אין די ימים-נוראים, די פֿאָרכטיקע טעג, וועלן מיר אויך הערן וועגן די ימים-נוראימדיקע און יום-כּיפּר מאָטיוון אין די שאַפֿונגען פֿון אונדזערע גרעסטע מחברים.

17 Sep 2020, 4pm

17 Sep 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and as we’re on the threshold of the Jewish High Holy Days and Rosh Hashona the Jewish New Year, we’ll hear about the way some of our great writers reflected these Days of Awe in their stories and poems, Shona Tova, A Gut Yor, Happy New Year! הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע ייִדישע לידער און אַזוי ווי מיר שטייען אויפֿן שוועל פֿון די יומייִם-נראים און ראָש השנה, וועלן מיר הערן וועגן דעם ייִדישן נײַ יאָר און די פֿאָרכטיקע טעג און ווי זיי זײַנען ארײַנגעפֿלאָכטן אין די שאַפֿונגען פֿון אונדזערע גרעסטע ייִדישע מחברים. לשנה טובֿה, אַ געזונט, גליקלעך און פֿרידלעך נײַ יאָר  

10 Sep 2020, 4pm

10 Sep 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and Ayzik Meyer Dik’s story “Der Yoyred – The Fallen”, read by Sarah Blacher-Retter. הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, ייִדישע לידער און אייזיק מאיר דיקס דערצײַלונג "דער יורד", געלייענט פֿון שׂרה בלאַכער-רעטער.

3 Sep 2020, 4pm

3 Sep 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and we entertain ourselves with Yiddish theatre and drama and hear Yosef Tunkel’s short story “Theatre of Paupers”, and later on “Shakespeare in Yiddish”, with some of the Bard’s most famous monologues and a sonnet performed in Yiddish by members of the Melbourne Kadimah Yiddish Theatre.

27 Aug 2020, 4pm

27 Aug 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and we commemorate the second largest Jewish centre in pre-WWII Poland the city of Lodz and the anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto at the end of August 1944 and hear the Lodz born actor Shemay Rosenblum e”h, himself a survivor of Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz Concentration Camp present his dramatized account of the last days of the Lodz Ghetto and of the deportation and murder of its inhabitants.

20 Aug 2020, 5pm

20 Aug 2020, 5pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and another humorous short story written by the marvellous Yiddish humourist and satirist Yosef Tunkel e”h, “Der Tunkeler”- “The Dark One”.

13 Aug 2020, 4pm

13 Aug 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, some wonderful Yiddish songs and a commemoration and tribute to the great Yiddish Soviet writers, poets and artists murdered by the Stalin regime prior to and on the 12th August 1952. הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע,פּרעכטיקע ייִדישע לידער, און אַן אָנדענק לזכּרון און לכּבֿוד די ייִדישע סאָוויעטישע שרײַבער, פּאָעטן, דיכטער און קינסטלער דערמאָרדעט דורכן סטאַלין רעזשים פֿאַר און אום 12טן אויגוסט 1952.

6 Aug 2020, 6pm

6 Aug 2020, 6pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and as this Sunday is the yortsayt-death anniversary of the wonderful Yiddish humourist and satirist Yosef Tunkel e”h, known as “Der Tunkeler”- “The Dark One” we will hear about him and also some of his wonderful satirical and humorous creations.

30 Jul 2020, 4pm

30 Jul 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and Yiddish songs and as today is Tisha B’Av the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, we recall the tragic history of this day, as well as marking the yortsayt-death anniversary this week of the great Israeli-Yiddish actor and first Yiddish Tevye in the musical hit “Fiddler On The Roof”, Shmuel Rudenski e”h.

23 Jul 2020, 4pm

23 Jul 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and as tomorrow is the yortsayt, death anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1978 Laureate Itzhak Bashevis Singer e”h, we hear about him and from him and a dramatisation of his short story “Sheydim in Radoshitz”- “Demons in Radoshitz”.

16 Jul 2020, 5pm

16 Jul 2020, 5pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and we remember and honour the great Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever e”h, whose birthday anniversary fell yesterday and hear about his dramatic life history and wonderful creations in word and in song.

9 Jul 2020, 4pm

9 Jul 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and we remember and honour the memory of the great and controversial Yiddish writer Sholem Asch e”h, on the occasion of his yortsayt death anniversary and hear one of his short stories.

2 Jul 2020, 5pm

2 Jul 2020, 5pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and in a time of continuing protests against the killing of black citizens in America and in many other countries around the world, including Australia, we recall and complete reading one of the Yiddish stories that shocked and motivated Jews to fight for equal rights, “A Lynching” written by Yosef Opatoshu, published in the “Der Moment” newspaper in 1922. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/

25 Jun 2020, 4pm

25 Jun 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs, and in a time of continuing protests against the killing of black citizens in America and in many other countries around the world, including Australia, we recall and continue reading one of the Yiddish stories that shocked and motivated Jews to fight for equal rights, “A Lynching” written by Yosef Opatoshu and published in the “Der Moment” newspaper in 1922.

18 Jun 2020, 4pm

18 Jun 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and as we witness the demonstrations against the killing of black citizens in America and in many other countries around the world, including Australia, we will recall and read the first part of one of the Yiddish stories that shocked, influenced and motivated Jews to sympathise and fight for equal rights for all races “Lyncheray–Lynching”, written by Yosef Opatoshu and published in the “Der Moment” newspaper in 1922.

11 Jun 2020, 4pm

11 Jun 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and as we witness the disappearance of the printed press and periodicals or their transfer to the internet, we take a look at the proud 334 year history of the Yiddish press from around the Jewish world.https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/ הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע, ייִדישע לידער, און אין אַ צײַט ווען די געוויינטלעכע געדריקטע פּרעסע, די צײַטונגען און צײַטשריפֿטן, זײַנען שטאַרק באַדראָט און פֿאַרשווינדן אָדער דערשינען בלויז איבער דער אינטענעט, איז כּדי צו דערמאַנען זיך אין דער רײַכער 334 יאָריקער געשיכטע פֿון דער ייִדישער פּרעסע פֿון אַרום דער וועלט

4 Jun 2020, 4pm

4 Jun 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and as today marks the Yortzayt, death anniversary of the most beloved of Yiddish song composers Mordkhe Gebirtig e”h, we hear about him, about his tragic death in the Krakow Ghetto and several of his most famous songs.

28 May 2020, 4pm

28 May 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and Yasha Sher e”h reads about the eternal Jewish capital Jerusalem and on the eve of  the lovely holiday of Shevues  we’ll hear about it and a short story by Sholem Aleichem in honour of the festival and have a happy Shevues!

21 May 2020, 4pm

21 May 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and as today marks the 40th Yortzayt, death anniversary of the Oscar winner and great Yiddish actress Ida Kaminska o”h, we will play some excerpts of her performances in some of the best Yiddish dramas in which she starred with the Warsaw Yiddish Theatre named after her mother, also a great Yiddish actress, Esther Rokhl Kaminska.

14 May 2020, 4pm

14 May 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and since we celebrated the joyous Lag B’Omer festival this week, we’ll hear about how it was once depicted in Yiddish literature, and as today marks the birth anniversary of the Yiddish poet and satirist “A Lutzki” e”h, we’ll remember him and hear some of his wonderful creations read by the great Hertz Grosbard.

7 May 2020, 4pm

7 May 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, and as today the 7th of May marks the 75th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945, we recall those last bitter battles and the millions of combatants and victims of that terrible war and hear the former Jewish Red Army hero Yosef Feder recall some of his memories of those terrible times. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/

30 Apr 2020, 4pm

30 Apr 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and as Israel and the Jewish world, yesterday and the day before, marked, albeit in their homes, the Yom- Hazikaron, commemoration day for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, and the Yom-Haatzmaut celebration, Israel’s 72nd anniversary of Independence Day, we will also focus on these important anniversaries and pay respects, and celebrate with songs and a little bit of Yiddish humour. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/

23 Apr 2020, 4pm

23 Apr 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and on the yortsayt-death anniversary date of the Yiddish poet, song writer, Vilnius partisan and Ghetto activist Shmerke Kaczerginsky, we hear about him, from him and some of his unforgettable Yiddish songs, sung by Adrienne Cooper, Nehama Lifshitz, Karen Feldman and Kaczerginsky himself. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/

16 Apr 2020, 4pm

16 Apr 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, a Sholem Aleichem Passover story and how Passover marked the start of the heroic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of the 19th April, 1943. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/ הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע, אַ שלום עליכם פּסחדיקע דערצײַלונג און פּסח אין וואַרשעווער געטאָ ווי דער אָנפֿאַנג פֿונעם העראָישן אויפֿשטאַנד פֿון 19טן אַפּריל 1943.

9 Apr 2020, 4pm

9 Apr 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Passover history and traditions, Yiddish Pesach songs and a humorous Sholem Aleichem story about a spoilt Passover.. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/

2 Apr 2020, 4pm

2 Apr 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and in honour of the 105th Yortzayt anniversary of the “father” of the modern Yiddish literature I L Perets, we hear about him and play readings of some of his unforgettable creations

26 Mar 2020, 4pm

26 Mar 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, beloved Yiddish songs and in honour of their yortzaytn, we remember the great painter Marc Chagall e”h and the Yiddish poet and writer Avrom Reisen e”h. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/ הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער,מיט באַריכטן פֿון אויסטראַליע, באַליבטע ייִדישע לידער, אַון לכּבֿוד זייערע יאָרצײַטן דערמאָנען מיר דעם גרויסן ייִדישן מאָלער מאַרק שאַגאַל ע"ה אונעם ייִדישן דיכטער און שרײַבער אַבֿרהם רײַזען ע"ה

20 Mar 2020, 10am

20 Mar 2020, 10am Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and to lift our spirits in these melancholic times, some classic, healing or not, comedy from Dzigan and Shumacher. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/ הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, אייניקע פֿריילעכע ייִדישע לידער, און צו פֿאַרטרײַבן די מרה-שחורה אַ ביסל ייִדיש קלאַסיש הומאָר צו היילן די נערוון אָדער אפֿש נישט, מיט דזשיגאַן און שומאַכער.

12 Mar 2020, 4pm

12 Mar 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish Purim and other songs by Melbourne’s YID! and the Bashevis Singers who would have performed at the postponed In One Voice Jewish Community and Arts Festival this Sunday 15th March 2020. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/ הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, ייִדישע פּורים און אַנדערע לידער געזונגען פֿון די "ייִד!" און "באַשעוויס זינגערס" קאַפּעליעס וועלכע וואָלטן געהאַט פֿאָרגעשטעלט בײַם אָפּגעלייגטן "אין איין קול פֿעסטיוואַל" דעם קומענדיקן זונטיק דעם 15טן מערץ, 2020.

5 Mar 2020, 4pm

5 Mar 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish Purim songs, Sholem Aleichem’s Purim story “Esther” and the history and traditions of this most joyous Jewish festival Purim coming up this Tuesday the 10th March. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/ הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, ייִדישע פּורים לידער, און לכּבֿוד שלום עליכמס געבורטסטאָג זײַן פֿורים דערצײַלונג "אסתּר" און עפּעס וועגן דער געשיכטע און טראַדיציעס פֿון פּורים

27 Feb 2020, 4pm

27 Feb 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and a tribute to one of the greats of the Yiddish stage, Yosef Buloff e”h, on this his Yortzayt-death anniversary today. https://j-air.com.au/kadimah-yiddish-show/ הערט די קדימה ייִדישע שעה מיט אַלעקס דאַפֿנער, ייִדישע לידער, און מיר ב’ערן איינעם פֿון די באַליבסטע ייִדישע בינע-קינסטלער יוסף בולאָף ע"ה, וועמענס יאָרצײַט פֿאַלט אויס הײַנט

20 Feb 2020, 4pm

20 Feb 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs, an interview with visiting Estonian Yiddish singer Timur Fishel and we remember the prince of Yiddish poets Itzik Manger e”h on this his Yortzayt death anniversary.

13 Feb 2020, 4pm

13 Feb 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs, a tribute to the Yiddish culture and literature by Dr Y H Bilecki and a A Lutzki classic recited by Yosef Buloff.

6 Feb 2020, 4pm

6 Feb 2020, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and in memory of his Yortzayt, the 10th February, we honour the great Yiddish author Y Y Singer e”h, and we hear about him and an excerpt from one of his famous novels.

19 Dec 2019, 4pm

19 Dec 2019, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish Chanukah songs and two classic Chanukah short stories, by I L Peretz and Sholem Aleichem.  

12 Dec 2019, 4pm

12 Dec 2019, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia and Israel, Yiddish songs and in the week of presentations of Nobel Prizes, we recall the day in 1978 when the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to a Yiddish writer, the great Isaac Bashevis Singer e”h, and hear excerpts from his acceptance speech and some of his wonderful creativity.

5 Dec 2019, 4pm

5 Dec 2019, 4pm Kadimah Yiddish Show Alex Dafner presents reports from Australia, Yiddish songs and we remember the Yortzayt on the 8th December of the "Grandfather" of the modern Yiddish and Hebrew literatures, Mendele Moikher Sforim e"h, and hear two of his short stories.