Matt has been the house percussionist at Steven Wise Free Synagogue since 2006.

Musical Theatre Shows

National Yiddish Theatre/Folksbiene


      The Megillah of Itsik Manger (2013)

      The Golden Land (2012-13)

      On Second Avenue (2005 - 2006, 2007)

              New York and LA

      A Yiddish Vaudville (2006)

     Two Brother's (a ballet, music composed by Dimitri Slepovitch) (2010)

Readings/CUNY tours

     "New Voices of the Yiddish Stage: A Grand Concert by the Hottest Young Talent Performing New Songs and Interpretations of the Classics”

            Both in New York and Cleveland, Ohio. 

    “New Voices of the Yiddish Stage II”

      The Megilah of Itzhak Manger


    “Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African American Music Meet in a Celebration of Two Cultures” (also CUNY tour)

             Plus additional road performances in Northeastern United States.

    Third Annual New York Yiddish Sing-A-Long in conjunction with Goldenland Concerts & Connections

  Benefits & Gala's

      2010 & 2011 Annual Cabaret Dinner's at Bohemian National Hall.

      2012 "The Music of Our Lives" Gala at The Town Hall.


New Yiddish Rep

The Big Bupkis, The Complete Gentiles Guide to Yiddish Vaudville (2011)

Music Copying Clients have included;

David Krakuer, Roswell Rudd, and the National Yiddish Theatre/Folksbiene


M.A. in Musicology, Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College (CUNY), 2009

        Thesis Topic; American Yiddish Instrumental Fusion Music in the 1950s and 1960s

B.A., Music Literature, Northeastern University, Boston, 2003

        Minors in Jewish Studies and Music Industry

Recording Production Credits

Associate Producer, & Production Assistant; The Soul of the Sabbath, Zamir Chorale of Boston (2001)

Executive Producer & Band Leader; Poykler’s Shloft Lied, Matt Temkin’s Yiddish Jam Band (2008)

 © Matt Temkin 2012 - 2015