The Ashkenaz stage is lit and our dance hall is a warm, safe place for dancing with old friends and making new connections. Thanks to the support of our generous donors over the past several years, we will have a fresh start for 2017 with new stage lighting, a new roof, new skylights, improved ventilation, dance hall seismic retrofitting well underway, spruced-up bathrooms, and a newly refinished floor.

Our house is in order, and we look forward to continuing the Ashkenaz tradition of bringing people of all ages, cultures, and lifestyles together with music and dance to enjoy the kind of human connection that can only happen when you dance together in an open-hearted place like Ashkenaz.

This venerable home has built upon the culturally inclusive foundation envisioned by late David Nadel for almost three generations. Through joy and tragedy, our doors remain open to the world, and our mission to get the world dancing together is more critical than ever.

With your support, we can extend a welcome hand from our community to more voices, more experiences, and more stories that need to be heard to move our global community forward together.

Your $50 donation today will fund a pre-show talk with the artist.

Your $100 donation will fund a one-hour dance lesson before the band plays.

Your $250 donation will fund a Sunday afternoon children’s program.  

Your $500 donation will bring a Bay Area artist to the Ashkenaz stage.

Your $1,000 donation will bring a Bay Area ensemble to the Ashkenaz stage.

Your $2,500 donation will help refinish the dance floor.

Your $5,000 donation will help bring an international artist to the Ashkenaz stage.

Thank you for donating to Ashkenaz, and helping sustain this ground-breaking multicultural community center for generations to come.


To contribute by mail or phone, contact us at:
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center | 1317 San Pablo Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94702
PHONE: 510-525-5099 | OFFICE HOURS Monday -Friday 12:30-5:30

legacy gifts

Please consider including Ashkenaz in your estate planning.