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To support our project of interfaith outreach

through music, donate here. 

Write "Salaam-Shalom" in the special instructions. 

©2019 by The Salaam-Shalom Music Project. 

The Klezmer Music Foundation and its groups (Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, the Junior Klezmer Orchestra, the Salaam-Shalom Music Project, and three congregational bands) have all been put on hold through at least mid-May, or for however much longer public gatherings are banned.


Since the livelihood of our musicians is based upon public performances, I am appealing to those who can to make a tax-deductible donation that will go directly to our artists, who are all independent contractors.  Every dollar we receive will go straight to them, to help them navigate this crisis.  If you can donate anything from $5 up, please click on the Donate button and type MUSICIAN EMERGENCY FUND into the memo box.  We will email you a tax letter and (as a gift from the band) an mp3 track from one of our CDs, to add a little cheer to your day.


Thank you for keeping the music and the musicians alive!


Lori Lippitz, Director

Klezmer Music Foundation


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band


Salaam-Shalom Music Project



We received a grant to provide

interfaith music programs in 2020.

"Music is the language of the soul;

and for two people of different nations or races to unite,

there is no better means than music."

-Hazarat Inayat Khan

Photo by David Sutton

“The band was simply amazing. Giving our students the opportunity to witness such a culturally diverse group of artists is a priceless experience. Their blend of ethnicities and spiritual backgrounds, mixed with the high caliber of their talent, was truly an amazing evening.”

-Matthew Charnay, Jewish/Interfaith Life Coordinator, DePaul University, Chicago

“This professional ensemble of Arabic and Jewish musicians exemplifies and promotes peaceful collaboration. Perhaps more important than what the Salaam-Shalom Music Project does is the quality and spirit with which they do it.”

-David Beach, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Photo by David Sutton


Photo by David Sutton

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