Monthly Archives: November 2005

Journal of Synagogue Music Fall 2005 Issue on Congregational Singing

We’ve just received the library issue of The Journal of Synagogue Music, published by the Cantor’s Assembly and it looks like a particularly special issue: Vol. 30, No. 1, for Fall, 2005. There are theoretical articles by Samuel Rosenbaum, Max Wohlberg (excerpt from a talk from 1980), Geoffrey Goldberg, Akiva Zimmermann, Benjie Ellen Schiller and Boaz Tarsi, … and that’s just the first section. Better get your copy.


un concert AMJ tout à fait original à Genève:

Marcelo Moguilevsky: clarinettes, flûtes, harmonica, voix
Cesar Lerner: piano, accordéon, percussions
dimanche 4 décembre à 17h à l’Alhambra, 10 rue de la Rôtisserie, Genève
Organisation: les Amis de la Musique Juive
Réservations: ou tel: 0(041)22 320 86 28
entrée: 25.- / AVS, chômeurs, étudiants, etc: 15.-
Réduction supplémentaire de 5.- aux membres AMJ

Depuis une vingtaine d’années, Cesar Lerner et Marcelo Moguilevsky apportent une
innovation et une ouverture à la musique populaire instrumentale juive.
Petits-enfants d’immigrants russes et polonais arrivés en Argentine en 1900, ils
contribuent avec virtuosité à la renaissance du style klezmer en développant un
langage personnel, basé sur l’improvisation et des éléments issus du folklore
argentin, du tango, du jazz et des musiques contemporaines.…

Klezmer Concert and Yiddish Dance Party at Columbia University

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song opens its
2005-2006 series on Monday, December 12, 2005, 8:00 PM, with a klezmer concert
and Yiddish dance party featuring the Strauss/Warschauer Duo and the Columbia
Klezmer Band.

The concert of traditional and original klezmer music and Yiddish songs will
be followed by dance instruction and a dance party.
The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at Deutsches
Haus, 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive) in
New York City. No tickets necessary.
For more information, please contact Jeff Warschauer at 718 399-1147 or, and visit



“A project with newly composed music of expansive scope, Alexander has
produced a screaming celebration of the multicultural American Jewish
Elliott Simon, AllAboutJazz – NY

New York, NY: Makor (25 West 67th street) Celebrate the 365th day of
the year and the 7th night of Hanukkah – all in one; enjoy three floors
of entertainment and mingling! Beginning at 9pm the party will include
Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass
All-stars, a Klezmer Jam Session and The Boys of Balagan Boogaloo. Also
offered as part of the evening is a two-hour open beer and wine bar
(from 10 to 12) followed by a champagne toast at midnight.…


Dec. 11th 2005
Club Oasis in East Midwood Jewish Center
1625 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

“Soulful, Spiritually Evocative, and Pure Heaven on Earth” are just
some of the most recent descriptions of Neshama Carlebachs
singing. Her captivating melodies have drawn comparisons to
Sheryl Crow and Linda Rondstadt with a religious nature
reminiscent of Amy Grant.

$25.00 – Students & Seniors $20.00 Kids 12 & Under Free


Over 250 adults and children will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of
Lights, in concert, 3 P.M., Sunday, December 11, 2005, as Congregation
Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan hosts its unique Festival of Choirs. The
sixth annual concert will feature Cantors and their choirs from the New
York City metropolitan area. This year, the first night of Chanukah is
Sunday, December 25, 2005.

A Festival of Choirs is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of
Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information about this
concert, please call (212) 362-8800, ext. 1337.

Musical Event Celebrating Jews of Color

New York – Ayecha, a leading Jewish diversity organization, is hosting a groundbreaking musical event celebrating the experience of Jews of Color in Israel, Africa and the United States. This historical event will feature top Jewish performers, including the internationally acclaimed Joshua Nelson and Danny Maseng.

The Jewish Soul Celebration concert will take place on
December 17, 2005,
from 8pm – 11pm,
at the Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537
Broadway at 95th Street.
For more
on Ayecha, visit

Rabbi David Zeller releases “Goodnight My Sweetest Children”

Rabbi David Zeller has released a CD of music for children and adults entitled “Goodnight My Sweetest Children”.
Zeller is a singer, teacher and counselor based in Jerusalem. These songs utilize the melodies of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and are based on Jewish bedtime prayers. Songs are intended to be relaxing and soothing to help children fall asleep. The CD can be purchased at:

Shalshelet Composition Competition

Got music? Shalshelet, the Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music, is accepting submissions of original compositions for the Second International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music, to be held in June 2006. The
deadline for submissions is December 30, 2005. Shalshelet encourages the creation of compositions that enhance congregational worship and help Jews rediscover prayer through music. The best of submitted compositions are featured in an annual concert, workshops,
and CD. For submission guidelines and more information, go to

Melodia Women s Choir Salutes Fanny Mendelssohn’s 200th Birthday

Melodia Women’s Choir at NOV 19 CONCERT IN NYC
Melodia Women’s Choir of New York City presents a mystical November concert of darkly transcendent music drawn from the classical and contemporary lexicon. Featured in the program is a special 200th anniversary tribute to Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, sister of Felix Mendelssohn and an extraordinarily talented, if often overlooked, composer.

Conducted by Cynthia Powell, the accomplished 32-member Melodia women’s ensemble will present “Twilight in the Garden of Dreams” on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at
8:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street in New York City.

Melodia has invited The Momenta String Quartet to perform
Mendelssohn-Hensel s “String Quartet in Eb” as an instrumental interlude at the concert.

Tickets to “Twilight” are $15 advance and $20 at the door.…

Town & Village Synagogue presents The Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert

Town & Village Synagogue presents: The Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert featuring Cantor Shayna Postman, The Town & Village Synagogue Choir, The T & V
Junior Singers, with Accompanist Cynthia Shaw and special guests Hebrew Union
College Cantorial Student David Berger and HaZamir Manhattan (member of HaZamir: The
International High School Choir, Matthew Lazar, Founder)
Saturday December 17, 2005 7:15 pm
Town & Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street NYC
(212) 677-8090
general admission – $18, students – $10, children under 12 – free

Metropolitan Klezmer in NY

Saturday morning, 11/12
Flushing Town Hall, Flushing Queens NY
10am-12 noon Family Workshop with mosaic artist Tina Seligman 718-463-7700 x222
137-35 Northern Blvd (7 train to Main Street)
instrumental quintet lineup & collage-making for kids

Wednesday evening, 11/16
CB’s Gallery, East Village NYC – Benefit show
8pm-9:30pm set for CB’s & CBGB 212-677-0455
313 Bowery (@Bleecker St, next to CBGB)
Just $8, all ages!
with full eight-piece band:

ISMAIL BUTERA accordion, PAM FLEMING trumpet/flugelhorn,
MICHAEL HESS violin/ney flutes, DAVE HOFSTRA bass/tuba,
DEBORAH KARPEL vocals, DEBRA KREISBERG clarinet/alto sax,
EVE SICULAR drums, & special guest JACOB GARCHIK trombone