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About Us



Lysander Jaffe, Adah Hetko & Kaia Berman Peters

About Us

Founded in 2021, Levyosn is a new Boston-based trio specializing in Yiddish song and klezmer. The band takes its name from the Ashkenazi Hebrew word for the leviathan, a mythical sea creature traveling the world’s oceans collecting songs, krill, and dreams.


Our repertoire includes both traditional music and original songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, and English, and draws from adjacent Eastern European folk traditions. Our intricate arrangements and rich vocal harmonies make our sound unique.

We love to share our deep knowledge and connection to Yiddish culture and Jewish tradition with our audiences. And, we love to get our audiences to sing and dance with us, building community wherever we go.


In addition to concerts, we offer Yiddish song workshops, Yiddish dance workshops, musical Shabbat and havdalah experiences, and lively, participatory entertainment for weddings and other celebrations. 

Watch this space for news, including our debut album "Levyosn's Lullaby," to be released in May 2023.


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