The song was discovered by Michael Alpert in the 80s from a Ukrainian emigrant, Bronya Sakina. It was made a part of the Broadway show Those Were the Days. Notable performers of the song include Eleanor Reissa, Adrienne Cooper and Joanne Borts. The presented rendition of Baruch Chauskin and Valery Brusilovsky, represents a more traditional north-east European Yiddish wedding tradition.

Di Sapozhkelekh is available on all major streaming and download platforms starting July 19th, 2023.

Baruch Chauskin is a Cantor, Singer, active Yiddish cultural ambassador and researcher, based in Osnabrck, Germany. He was a soloist in the synagogue choir of the Westend Synagogue in Frankfurt, conducted by Benjamin Brainman. This was followed by a position as cantor in the Westend Synagogue in Frankfurt. His training in New York with the famous cantor Josef Malovany, professor of liturgical music at the Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University, ensured a broad range of his cantoral skills. Today he is a cantor of the synagogue in Osnabrck and takes master classes with Honorary Dean, Prof. Malovany at the Institute for Traditional Liturgy in Leipzig.

“You can feel the love for God in the way he sings” – Neue Osnabrcker Zeitung
Baruch is a man with the brilliant baritone voice, who knows how to fascinate his listeners with liturgical songs as well as with traditional Jewish music and classical Yiddish humor.