Rabbi Sruli Dresdner (USA; voice, accordeon, clarinet)

Sruli Dresdner grew up in a Hasidic family and has been performing and teaching Klezmer and Hasidic music for the past twenty years. Together with his wife Lisa, Sruli has appeared on PBS-TV and National Public Radio and has headlined at Jewish festivals from Krakow to Jerusalem, Toronto to Texas. Sruli was extensively quoted as a primary source of Hasidic music and philosophy in the spring/summer 2007 edition of the Journal of the Society of Ethnomusicology and profiled as a contemporary Jewish educator for the Wexner Oral History Project at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Sruli and Lisa have performed at theaters, Jewish community centers, synagogues, universities and schools as well as at hundreds of bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings. Sruli is currently rabbi of the Temple Shalom community in Auburn, Maine.

Foto: Phyllis Graeber Jensen