Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is a unique cultural treasure. For over 35 years, Ashkenaz has celebrated the diversity of music and dance traditions from around the world by presenting nightly live music performances and offering an array of dance classes. Ashkenaz strives to build community and promote intercultural understanding and appreciation.

Ashkenaz is known far and wide as a community gathering place. We welcome your participation in the Ashkenaz community through attending shows and classes and donating time or money toward our efforts to fulfill our mission. See the links at left for more information.

Since 1997, following the death of its founder, David Nadel, Ashkenaz has been a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. The reason we are able to offer such a spectrum of music and dance at reasonable prices is that we are funded by sources other than door admissions and café revenue. Because we strive to keep ticket prices affordable and to pay our artists fairly (giving them 75% of ticket sales after expenses), we are not able to cover our operating expenses with just the revenue from operations. Some special programs are funded in part by grants from foundations, while other parts of our operations are funded by government grants, corporate grants, and individual donations. Approximately 30% of our contributed revenue comes from individuals like you who are interested in perpetuating Ashkenaz and its programs for the benefit of our community.

You can help Ashkenaz thrive! Your individual donation (fully tax-deductible) to Ashkenaz of any amount will greatly help our efforts to continue to bring diverse and talented music and dance to our venue.

Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

At Ashkenaz, use the donation box at the front desk to contribute by cash or check. You may use the donation envelopes and donation box located in the back hallway to make donations by credit card, or for donations for which you require a receipt for tax purposes.

Donations can be made by check or money order and sent to Ashkenaz:
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Checks should be made out to "Ashkenaz." Please do not send cash in the mail.

Donations by credit card may be made using the envelopes or online by clicking the button below.

Thank you so much for your support and your patronage!
Your friends at Ashkenaz