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French Jews Mix Klezmer and Salsa

Voices from Europe: JewSalsa takes to the streets of downtown Paris

Stephanie Butnick
March 10, 2015
(Carsten Medom Madsen /

(Carsten Medom Madsen /

This month at Jewcy, our partner site, we’re running a series called Voices from Europe, in which young Jews across Europe share stories of the reality of their day-to-day lives. Guest editing the site is Jane Braden-Golay, president of the European Union of Jewish Students.

In the latest post, we are introduced to JewSalsa, a pair of young Jews who combine klezmer and salsa music and dancing. They share their eclectic musical energy with flash mobs in downtown Paris and beyond.

Here’s a 2012 Passover performance.

Read the full post here.

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.