Our second CD!

Hot Kugel The CD! Now Available!

  • I'll See You in my Dreams2:13

  • Sheyn vi di Levone2:13

  • Kiss The Girl1:36

A Hot Kugel Hanukah

Our first Cd available now!

  • And The Angels Sing2:19

  • Shalom Aleichem demo1:32

The dynamic musical duo "Hot Kugel" (Suska Varda and Mordecai) play traditional eastern European  melodies, theater tunes, old time jazz and blues, and  tunes from the islands  on a variety of instruments. Hot Kugel blends musical styles ranging from traditional ethnic folk, old time jazz, theater, World and American popular music. We are constantly exploring the diversity of musical influences "from the sublime to the ridiculous". The sound is a tasteful integration of traditional Yiddish and other inspirational musical styles. Es iz geshmak! (delicious)

Hot Kugel has entertained in the South Bay for over a decade. They have played for the first annual Israeli Cultural Day at City Hall in San Jose, the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, the ground breaking ceremony for the Jewish Federation of the Silicon Valley Gloria and Ken Levy JCC in Los Gatos, JFCS seniors and Holocaust survivor gatherings, Chai House, Atria, The Palo Alto L’Chaim Festival, “Jewbilee” at the Addison Penzak JCC Los Gatos, Ca., The Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto as well as a variety of local establishments and restaurants including Zucca European, The Kitchen Table, Moroccos, and Jerusalem Bar and Grill. Hot Kugel have appeared on radio station KKUP, (91.5), and recently they opened up the Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival 2015 for headliner Matisyahu. They often appear at  local farmers markets, street fairs and festivals and private parties.


For CD’s, bookings and general information, send e-mail to: hotkugel@hotmail.com


"Suska Varda and Mordecai play  romantic old time jazz, tunes from the American theater, an array of folk music from around the world, as well as blues, pop, rock, and reggae soul. "The variety of instruments they each play, plus Suska's enchanting voice and Mordecai's cornet make a wonderful sound.." Bubbe