Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

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  • 1317 San Pablo Ave
  • Berkeley, California 94702
  • Phone: (510) 525-5099
  • Fax: (510) 525-3630
  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thur: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sun: Closed

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, or just “Ashkenaz,” is a 50-year-old music venue and dance hall in the heart of West Berkeley. The venue holds decades of stories of community members — composed of dancers, musicians, audience members, volunteers, and staff, both past and present — who have found themselves drawn to this unique building and the music that lives within.

When you enter Ashkenaz, you will find yourself on 1500sq ft of wooden dance floor of the main hall, where we have hosted dances and performances from numerous cultures from across the globe. As you wait in line, you will notice our unusual Cafe, custom-built by the founder of Ashkenaz, David Nadel, and his friends. If you look up, you will also see custom-built stained glass throughout the main hall and through the rest of the building.