Monthly Archives: June 2006


Brookline, MA–Sunday, July 9, 2006
7:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion (TBZ),
1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Advance tickets: $10
At the door: $12
For more info please contact Noam at
To purchase tickets in advance please call Eran at 617.216.4879 or email

Traverse the deserts of the Middle East, the mountains of northern India, and the warm waters of the Mediterranean with Eliyahu Sills and his Qadim Ensemble. The group and their music bring ancient musical traditions to a contemporary audience, allowing for a musical dialogue between the different cultures. The group performs instrumental pieces as well as songs with words in Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Farsi and Ladino.

Qadim is a word found both in Hebrew and Arabic meaning “ancient past” and “that which precedes” as well as “forward movement” and “that which will come.” The band is aptly named as their ancient and timeless music bridges cultures from throughout the near east, such as Mizrakhi, Sephardic and Ashkenazi, with Arabic, Turkish, Persian and north Indian.…


Sat Jun 24
(Anat Fort, piano, composer; Michel Gentile, flute; Roland Schneider, drums)
Piano, Flute, Percussion/Drums?! Yes. This is the world premiere for a
new project with Michel Gentile and Roland Schneider. Tunes by all three. Lots of free playing in different configurations. Sounds from Israel, Canada, Germany. Anat is very excited about collaborating with Michel, one of
the most unique flute players around. And, of course, Roland has been the
drummer of choice in her trio for many years. And when the three
get together…you have to hear it.
9:00PM & 10:30PM
Cover $10

29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York 212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1,9 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th St.…

A Musical Tour of the East European Jewish World

Zalman Mlotek, director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theater, and his actors
will present a sampler of Yiddish music and theater, during a lecture and
performance entitled, A Musical Tour of the East European Jewish World , on
Wednesday, June 28, from 7pm to 8:30pm as part of a 3 day program on Eastern European Jewish history and Yiddish culture.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will sponsor a unique
three-day educational training program in Eastern European Jewish history and
Yiddish culture (EPYC), beginning Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday June 29, 2006,
at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St., New York City). The EPYC
Educators Seminar will introduce lead educators to YIVO’s wealth of cultural
treasures and educational resources. Thanks to major funding by the Conference on
Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., a broad group of educators from the
United States, Canada, Mexico, Lithuania and Israel will participate in a series of
lectures and workshops presented by renowned scholars.…

Joshua Nelson at Congregation Kol Ami

Congregation Kol Ami is sponsoring Joshua Nelson, the acclaimed Black
Jewish singer of Hebrew Religious Gospel Music. The concert is Sunday, July 30 at
3:00 PM (pre-concert program at 2:30 PM) at Thorne Auditorium, 750 North Lake Shore
Drive, Chicago, IL. It’s $45 for teens and adults and $20 for children 13 and
under. Call 312-664-4475 or e-mail for tickets or more information.

Hazzan Israel Alter’s Music Now Available on CD

At long last the music of Hazzan Israel Alter is available on CD. Lois Welber recently released her cantorial CD, “Prayers of the High Holy Days: Shomeah Tefillah”. (Shomeah Tefillah – “…Who hears prayer” from Hineni) featuring the music of Hazzan Israel Alter. The CD focuses on music from “The High Holy Day Service” and “The Selichot Service” published by the Cantors Assembly. The original musical accompaniment is arranged by organist/composer Ernest Rakhlin and with pianist David Sparr. There is also one song included by Israel Goldfarb, “B’Sefer Chayim” (from Shirei T’shuvah –991900), which score is available through Transcontinental Music Publications.

These renditions are all sung with Welber’s strong mezzo-soprano in dedication to the 100th anniversary celebration of Temple B’Nai Israel in Revere, Massachusetts, where she has been cantor since 2000.…

4th New York International Choral Festival

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus <, a Yiddish Chorale, is included in the International Choral Festival
Monday, June 19th
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
W. 65th Street
New York City

Abyssinian Baptist Church Combined Choirs
A-Jung Kayaguem Ensemble Chorus
‘Han-Yu-Hoe’ of Korea Highbridge Voices
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus Overseas
Chinese Childrens Chorus Sound of Korea

Ruby Harris at Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Festival

Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Festival
Many greater bands all day, plus art, greater food, activism, crafts and a greater festival.
Sunday, June 11
5pm,Ruby Harris Band, Cook County Forest Preserve, (Oakton w. of Lehigh)
And later that nite…Blues fest weekend (later and greater)
9pm, Ruby Harris Electric Violin Blues Band at Dukes, 6920 Glenwood (near Morse L)

Follow your Drummer. Habrera Hativeet in Boston

Habrera Hativeet, featuring Shlomo Bar
co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival and the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston (MFA)
If you’ve never seen this group, you owe yourself a treat next week. **Highly recommended** by JMWC.
So follow the drummer this summer on Sunday, June 18, 1PM, Remis Auditorium

Habrera Hativeet fuses together artists with authentic Sephardic,
African, Indian and Middle Eastern roots, time-honored songs from
Andalusian Spain, Yemen, and Morocco, Hasidic chants from Eastern
Europe, and contemporary Israeli poetry. Their music bridges time,
cultures, and mindsets in Israel and beyond. The group’s website can
be found at

Tickets are $20 for MFA and Boston Jewish Film Festival members,
students, and seniors; $25 general admission. Front-of-house tickets
(guaranteed general admission seating within the first three rows) are
$25 discounted and $30 general admission.…

You Get Another Chance in Boston to See It

Boston, you will be delighted because there’s another chance to catchA Cantor’s Tale
I’ve seen it, and it’s wonderful. You’ll be humming cantorial music when you leave. No, really, you will.
It’s screening as part of The Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores (series runs through July 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
A Cantor’s Tale
Sun, Jun 18, 4 pm
Thu, Jun 22, 6 pm
A Cantor’s Tale by Erik Greenberg Anjou (2005, 95 min.). A joyous,
crowd-pleasing documentary, A Cantor’s Tale pays loving tribute to the
“golden age” of chazzanut, the celebrated art of cantorial music.
Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob “Jackie” Mendelson traces the American
origins of Jewish liturgical music back to the vibrant culture of
1950’s Brooklyn, when the great cantors of New York had chart-topping
records and were idolized almost like rock stars.…

Songs of Social Consciousness

Helene Williams, soprano with Leonard Lehrman, piano and Charles Osborne, vocalist present Songs of Social Consciousness featuring the music of Lehrer, Lehrman, Blitzstein, the Berrymans and Mozart on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 11am at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Info 617-266-6710.

Live Music at Museum Mile Festival at the Jewish Museum

Metropolitan Klezmer Octet
Tuesday, June 13th
Museum Mile Festival at the Jewish Museum
6pm-9pm FREE!! & outdoors (if weather permits, or in museum auditorium).
The Jewish Museum
Fifth Ave @ 92nd St, NYC
Info: 212-423-3200 or
Rain or shine… full eight-piece band
Latest photos at EPK:
Contact Eve Sicular at
This is Metropolitan Klezmer’s eleventh consecutive year playing for The
Jewish Museum at this annual event which transforms Fifth Avenue into a car-free
cultural promenade for the evening, each second Tuesday in June — with
admission to all museums FREE! We will perform various very new pieces and original
arrangements of traditional and farflung music, from Yiddish sources and
~Ismail Butera, accordion
~Brian Drye, trombone
~Pamela Fleming, trumpet & fluegelhorn
~Michael Hess, violin & ney flutes
~David Hofstra, bass & tuba
~Deborah Karpel, vocals
~Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto saxophone
~Eve Sicular, drums & bandleader…

ASEFA in Park Slope

Asefa is playing in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thursday, June 8, 9pm
The Tea Lounge, NYC
837 Union St. (btw 6/7 aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Subway: Q/B to 7ave or 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza.
Asefa includes Samuel Thomas on woodwinds and percussion, Noah
Jarrett on upright bass, Eric Platz on drums and David Buchbut on