Monthly Archives: October 2009

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh in Providence

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh play Klezmer & Hassidic Music
5 Saturday Evenings 8 – 10 PM $9
Nov. 28, Dec. 26 2009, Jan. 30 & Feb. 23 2010
In Providence, at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
209 Douglas Ave.

Directions: 5 minutes from the Providence Marriot, (down the hill from
Staples & Whole Foods): Go right on Orms along side the Marriot, over rt
95, then take first right onto Douglas Ave. We’re 1/2 mile down on the right, just
past the rt 95 S entrance.
For more specific directions go to
email us at

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia: Sholem Aleichem as you Least Expect Him — this
Wednesday! With wonderful Yiddish vocalist Adrienne Cooper.
Join Sid Jacobson JCC, Suffolk Y JCC and The Workmen’s Circle for an
evening of hilarious, touching and unexpected readings and songs in
honor of Sholem Aleichem’s 150th birthday. Dessert and coffee
Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 pm
Location: Sid Jacobson JCC
Fee $20 / members, Suffolk Y-JCC and Workmen Circle members $15.
Call for availability — 516-484-1545 ext. 173

Click here for Sid Jacobson JCC website

Fanny Mendelssohn Portrait Exhibited

The Jewish Museum in NYC has a new acquisition: Portrait of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, 1842, by 19th
century German artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, has been added to the
“Modernity” section of Culture and Continuity. The subject of this
portrait was the sister of famous composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,
a talented composer and musician in her own right. Fanny Hensel was
the wife of a fellow painter, Wilhelm Hensel, whom Oppenheim met in Rome
with the Nazarenes. Oppenheim, widely recognized as a portraitist, is
known as the first Jewish artist to have benefited from the
Emancipation, when new civil rights permitted Jews entry into academies
of art for the first time in Europe. Extensively patronized by the
Frankfurt branch of the Rothschild family, Oppenheim characterized
himself (immodestly) as “a painter to the Rothschilds and the Rothschild
of painters.”
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128…

Tova sings Beyle

Start Time: Thursday Nov.19 2009
Cocktails at 6:30 PM Show 8 PM
New Yiddish Repertory Theater
45 East 33rd Street New York 917 670-1631

A special evening of Dinner Cabaret

We will pay tribute to NEA honoree Beyla Schaechter-Gottesman, bringing contemporary styling to Beyla’s wonderful Yiddish songs. Don’t miss this one!!!

A Harvest of World Sounds


Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 9:00pm
Location: Puppets Jazz Bar, 481 5th Avenue Park Slope- Brooklyn, NY

A special Fall concert featuring dynamic world music acts blending a multitude of influences in a harvest of Latin, French, and Sephardic sounds. International acts Out of Isla, Sarah Aroeste and Nadina Mauri perform at Puppets Jazz Bar (481 5th Avenue Park Slope- Brooklyn, NY).
Tickets $6 w/ a two-item minimum. (For tickets and more info: or call 718-499-2622)

Sharing the bill for the first time, these three world music acts blend original sounds, both vocal and instrumental, from across the globe and offer an intimate, rich program to herald in the Fall at Puppets Jazz Bar, a venue that features some of the hottest new up-and-comers and legendary jazz artists in the world.…

An Evening of Baroque Jewish music at the Kennedy Center

Charles and Robyn Krauthammer proudly present:
An Evening of Baroque Jewish music at the Kennedy Center
Apollo Ensemble
An evening of Baroque Jewish music:
The Apollo Ensemble presented by Pro Musica Hebraica

Making its U.S. debut, Amsterdam’s Apollo Ensemble performs a concert of Baroque Jewish musical treasures, one night only, at the Kennedy Center. A highlight is the American premiere of Dio, Clemenza e Rigore, an anonymously composed oratorio for an eighteenth-century Italian Jewish holiday synagogue service. Don’t miss this rarely performed work. This concert is presented by Pro Musica Hebraica, devoted to presenting Jewish classical music, much of it believed lost, forgotten, or rarely performed, in a concert hall setting.

Apollo Ensemble
Thu., Nov. 5 at 7:30 | Kennedy Center Terrace Theater | Seats $38

CACERES – Le-el elim, Cantata for two voices and basso continuo (1738)
MARCELLO – Salmo 15/Ma’oz Tzur (1724-1727)
For alto, violincello, bassoon, harpsichord, and baritone
De ROSSI – Trio sonatas for two violins and basso continuo (ca.…

Dubrow Talk on Lazar Weiner at Milstein Conference in NYC


One day public conference celebrating history of Jewish life in New
York, achievements of Jewish communal organizations, treasures of Jewish
archives. Conference marks culmination of 3 years of work on the
Milstein Family Jewish Communal Archive Project. Morning Sessions
feature presentation on Jewish organizational archives and a roundtable
discussion by Jewish agency leaders, Afternoon focuses on papers by
scholars on a wide range of political, social and cultural issues and
the evening session features a discussion by New York area archivists
to discuss the rich resources found in New York and how to preserve them
for the future. Funded by the Milstein Family Foundation and the
Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation.…

Steve Reich Talks about his Jewish Music at JMF

Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer Steve Reich Talks about his Jewish Music
(with music examples from the composer’s collection) — a unique interview
by fellow Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang.

On Sunday, November 8th at 3 PM
at the Center for Jewish History
15th West 16th Street, NYC

The Jewish Music Forum presents a unique interview
with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Steve Reich about his Jewish Music, with
music examples from the composers own collection. Mr. Reich will be
interview by fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, David Lang.
The Jewish Music Forum is free to the public. Reservations for the Steve
Reich Talk will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. Call

Dudu Fisher at Symphony Hall in Boston

Special Half Price Tickets to see Dudu Fisher
Live in Concert at Boston Symphony Hall – November 1, 2009

Known for his stirring performance on Broadway as
Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES and as a world
famous Israeli cantor, Dudu Fisher brings an
exciting and visually stunning show to Boston’s
Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 1, at 7:30 PM.
Based on his highly successful PBS special, IN
CONCERT FROM ISRAEL, Fisher will take the
audience on an inspired journey connecting his
talent as a Broadway performer, cantor, and
contemporary artist with music and stories that
celebrate the beauty of Israel’s landscape, culture and people.

We are pleased to offer half-price tickets to
those who mention this announcement by calling
617-266-1200 or by visiting

Fisher has performed on the stages of Broadway,
the West End in London, Israel, and throughout
the world, including singing with the Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin
Mehta, recording an album of show tunes with the
London Symphony Orchestra, and performing for
Britain’s Royal family and Bill and Hillary

Dubrow Talk on Lazar Weiner

YIVO is holding a conference on New York and the American Jewish Experience on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009.

The 4:15 to 5:30 pm afternoon session will include a paper by Marsha Dubrow, a musicologist at CUNY, on Lazar Weiner, and how Weiner’s music was felt in different parts of the Jewish community. The paper will include illustrations and samples.

From 5:30 to 6:15 there will be an Evening Reception.

In the evening, from 6:15 to 7:30 there will be a Roundtable of
Archivists on the Preserving the Treasures of Jewish Archives, with
participation from 92nd Street Y Archives, American Jewish Committee
Archives, Hadassah Archives, HIAS Archives, JDC Archives, Yeshiva
University Archives and YIVO Archives.

For the full program and to register, please visit:

Sy Kushner CD Release Performance

Klezmer Brunch at City Winery
Sy Kushner CD Release Performance
Nov.1, 2009
11.a.m. and 1.p.m.
Sy Kushner will be making a rare public appearance when he performs at City Winery* on Nov.1. He will be playing original tunes from his newly released CD, “Journeys”. Accompanying him will be some of New York’s top klezmer musicians.

Sy was one of the founders and musical director of The Mark 3, a trendsetting Jewish music ensemble in the mid 60’s. More recently, he has released 3 CDs as well as books of transcriptions of both his own music as well as klezmer classics.

For more info, visit his website at

City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street in lower Manhattan.Doors open at 10 a.m. Show times are 11 a.m.…

Jewish Music Radio Returns to London s Airwaves this weekend

London is to have a Jewish music show once again after a 2-year absence. The Jewish
Program will air on east-London based ethnic radio station NuSounradio for an hour
every evening at 7pm.

Presenters Zev Gruber and Yitzchok Mordfield will bring listeners some of the latest
and greatest hits Up until June 2007, Soundradio 1503AM carried several Jewish
programmes, but upon its collapse that ended.

Now listeners will be able to once again tune in and hear Jewish music on the radio
by tuning in to the frequency of 92FM or at

Association for Canadian Jewish Studies Call for Papers

The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/L’Association des études juives canadiennes (ACJS /l’AÉJC) will be holding its 34th Annual Conference May 30-June 1, 2010 at Concordia University in Montreal as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference provides a platform for original scholarly research in Canadian Jewish history, life and culture. Individuals are invited to send proposals for learned paper presentations in either English or French twenty minutes in
length (approximately 2,000 words) that concern some aspect of the Canadian Jewish experience.

Potential presenters are asked to submit a paper
proposal by Tuesday, January 5, 2010. The paper proposal should comprise a
400-word abstract formulated to clearly and concisely state the main argument
of the scholarly paper and indicate how it will contribute to existing
scholarship in the field of Canadian Jewish Studies.…

Song is the Pen of the Soul—An Interfaith Interchange

Song is the Pen of the Soul—An Interfaith Interchange
Sunday, November 15
Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School
3:30–5:45 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Seating is limited – please register now.

Dr. Joshua Jacobson and the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Reverend Burns Stanfield and the Andover Newton Community Choir
Commentary by Rabbi Daniel Lehmann and Priscilla Deck

Please join the Zamir Chorlae and the Andover Newton Community Choir for a rousing performance, discussion and sing-along of inspiring music from Jewish and Christian faith traditions. Rabbi Daniel Lehmann will discuss the Jewish spiritual music tradition, illustrated by the Zamir Chorale of Boston under the direction of Dr. Joshua Jacobson; the program will feature selections of Hassidic music and works by Louis Lewandowski, Shlomo Carlebach and Ernest Bloch.…

Dan Aran Breathing CD Released

An Israeli musician living in Brooklyn, Dan Aran just released his new CD Breathing containing a number of compositions by him. Aran is known in NY as a “brush specialist” and has got what the doctor ordered. Take a deep breath and listen to Breathing.. It’s sure to put you in the right place.

Segundo Mundo

Segundo Mundo is a little klezmer orchestra formed in 2005. The group name
is associated with the origin of this ancient music. Klezmer was born in a
region of Central Eastern Europe known as the “second world.” The group performs
originals versions of the most well known popular songs. “Segundo Mundo” performs
every Sunday in the neighborhood of “San Telmo”, in Buenos Aires. The band has also
played in hundreds of private events and in almost every place of Buenos Aires. The
orchestra took their music to other cities in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Several times Segundo Mundo performed in Radio and Television. Highlights include
active involvement in the First World Klezmer Music in Argentina (KLEZFIESTA)
presented at the National Center of Music at the Teatro Presidente Alvear, the
Obelisk and the Greek Amphitheater.…

Kulmus Hanefesh: A musical journey into the Hassidic niggun

The Jewish Music Research Centre in Jerusalem has released a new CD : Kulmus Hanefesh: A musical journey into the Hassidic niggun. The recordings are edited by Seroussi Edwin, the director of the Centre and Shaked Yuval, a composer. Performances by HaOman Hai ensemble in association with the Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Music Center. The album, released in 2009, includes a CD and a booklet in Hebrew.
Price: $ 20 / 80
For more information:

International Jewish Music Festival — Amsterdam

The 15th edition of the International Jewish Music Festival will be
held in the brand new concert halls of the Amsterdam Conservatory. We welcome back the
winners from last year’s international competition for a weekend filled with

The ensembles will give concerts and workshops in the most diverse
Jewish music sub-genres: hip-hop and reggae for kids, Yiddish song, Sephardic
music, klezmer and Balkan music, close harmony and classical.

The free Open Podium gives starting ensembles and soloists a chance to
take the stage and show what they’ve got. The bustling Jewish Cultural Market will
feature booksellers, CD’s, sheet music and various Jewish cultural
organisations. And our grand prize winner from last year, She’Koyokh, will host a
swinging Jam Session, also free and open to everyone.…

The Jewish Romantics Chamber Concert


The Jewish Museum will present The Jewish Romantics, a concert
celebrating the 200th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn’s birth, at 1109 Fifth Avenue
at 92nd Street on Thursday, November 5 at 7 pm. This performance features a roster
of gifted young artists from Mannes College, which continues its yearlong music
festival, “The Mendelssohn Salon.” Felix Mendelssohn and his musically talented
sister, Fanny, were hosts and guests at cultural gatherings known as salons, which
included the great composers of their day. This concert explores the music of the
Mendelssohns and of other important Jewish composers of the 19th century Romantic

The November 5 program is a co-production of Mannes College, The New
School for Music, and The Jewish Museum.…

Solo Piano Concert by Lilia Valitova

Lilia Valitova, will perform the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy;
piano compositions based on Jewish folk and liturgical melodies; and newly composed
original Baha i-inspired piano songs. The event will take place on Saturday,
November 21, at 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley (in
Kensington) , One Lawson Road, Kensington CA 94707. Adult general admission, $18;
children 13 and under, free. CDs will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit

Festival de musiques juives anciennes “Kol Haneshama”

L’Association des Amis de la Musique Juive (
a le grand plaisir de vous annoncer le
Festival de musiques juives anciennes

“Kol Haneshama”

Dimanche 15 novembre 2009 à 17h: “Khagiga Yehudit”
Le Tendre Amour (Barcelone): Musique des fêtes des communautés juives d’Italie et
des Pays-Bas aux 17ème et 18ème siècles.

Dimanche 22 novembre 2009 à 17h: “Ayn naye lid”
Lucidarium (Genève, Milan): Prières et chansons profanes ashkénazes inédites de
l’aube de la culture yiddish – en première suisse!

Dimanche 29 novembre 2009 à 17h: “Me la amargates tú”
Me la amargates tú (Hollande, Israël): chants judéo-espagnols, joués sur des
instruments du Baroque et de la Renaissance, comme cela aurait pu se faire du 15ème
au 17ème siècles, si…

Ces 3 concerts auront lieu à la Cité Bleue, 46 avenue de Miremont, 1206 Genève.…

Michael WInograd Klezmer Trio in Boston

MW Klezmer Trio plays a special concert in Cambridge at the Western Front Club, Presented by the New England Conservatory of Music. celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the NEC Jazz Dept.

Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio:
Michael Winograd – clarinet
Carmen Staaf – accordion
Benjy Fox-Rosen – bass, vocal
also on the bill is Hankus Netsky, with his ensemble

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Western Front Club
Western Front Club is at 343 Western Ave
$10 for the evening, all proceeds go to the Conservatory

soirée malasartes

soirée malasartes
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: La sala rossa
4848 boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, QC H2T 1R6

3 Nouveaux disques!
Plein de musiques veloutées et intelligentes!
Malasartes musique fête ses trois ans d’existence et célèbre avec trois lancements + une soirée exceptionnelle de musique!

Migration, du trio à cordes cordâme, le nouveau né de l’esprit raffiné, innocent, parfois tordu, et techniquement souverain de Jean Félix Mailloux, contrebasse, Marie-Neige Lavigne, violon, et Julie Odile Gauthier-Morin, violoncelle, accompagnés par Rémi Giguère, guitare, Pierre Tanguay et Ziya Tabassian, percussion.

Le premier CD de Nozen, quatuor d’«ultraspace surfers» montés sur une vague de musiques juives et de jazz contemporain, formé par Damian Nisenson, sax et composition, Bernard Falaise, guitare, Jean Félix Mailloux, basse, et Pierre Tanguay, batterie, enregistré en concert au Upstairs Bar and Grill en juin 2009.…

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer Music

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra
in Wilmington and Brevard, NC, and
Columbia, SC

Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given its World Premiere
performances with shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur on the following

Oneg Shemesh at Mt. Sinai

Oneg invited you to “Oneg Shemesh Opening for Karduner ” on
Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00pm.
Event: Oneg Shemesh Opening for Karduner
Start Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 8:30pm
Where: Mt. Sinai Jewish Center,
135 Bennett Ave,
New York, NY

Cabaret Show at Skokie Theatre

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, to Perform
Cabaret Show at Skokie Theatre

“Devil May Care, a one-woman cabaret show featuring Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a
vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Sunday, November 15, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets, Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or


Manhattan’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom and The Riverside Church are proud to
jointly present Celebrating Life!, a concert to raise funds for the Project People
Foundation (PPF) and the women and children of South Africa’s townships.

PPF is a New York-based non-profit organization founded in 1995 that builds bridges
between caring communities in the United States and women and students in South
Africa. PPF is helping South Africans as they strive for economic independence and
access to education despite the challenges of apartheid’s legacy, AIDS and poverty.

The concert will be held on October 29, 2009 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West
83rd Street, Manhattan, starting at 6:30pm. It will feature a number of distinguished
musical artists, among them Diana Solomon-Glover, noted soprano soloist at The
Riverside Church, and Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor at Rodeph Sholom.…

Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry

Academicians in the field of Sephardic and Mizrahi studies are invited to submit articles and contribute to this innovative, new journal. Among the many benefits of publishing with the journal is the short time span between submission and publishing compared to other journals. Moreover, the journal is free, fully online, and easily accessible to the general public via the journal website.

Part of FIU’s President Navon Program, the Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry has been an ongoing, interdisciplinary project which draws upon the expertise of leading scholars in the field and seeks to cover all aspects of the Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish experience.

The journal is a refereed, peer reviewed and interdisciplinary academic journal. Created to fill a lacuna in academic publications, the journal’s purpose is to provide an online platform for scholars to publish original, academic work that explores salient aspects within this burgeoning field of study.…

Klezmographers at Kavehoyz

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: 1133 Broadway, 2nd floor conference rm, 26th st. NYC
Monthly Kavehoyz of Congress for Jewish Culture in NEW LOCATION corner 26th st. with the KLEZMOGRAPHERS – Eleonore Biezunski , Madeline Solomon and Pete Rushefsky. donation: $9.00

One Day Seminar on the Jews of India

Wednesday, October 14
Travel U: One Day Seminar on the Jews of India
Jewish Museum, Manhattan
10:30am to 5:30pm
Five scholars will present the Jewish history, art, culture and communities
of India.
Rabbi Marvin Tokayer,
“In Search of the Unknown Jewish Experience in India”

Dr. Susan Braunstein, Curator
“The Jewish Museum’s collection of Indian Art”

Rahel Musleah
“Jewish Indian Music performance and The Jews of Calcutta”

Dr. Ken Robbins
“The Jews of Kerala” (including Pardesi Synagogue and Judaica)

Stephen Richter, Street Photographer
“India through its People Photographic Lecture”

Rabbi Marvin Tokayer
“Fascinating Heroes of Cochin”

Dr. Aryeh Maidenbaum
Jewish Museum Travel Representative

Indian Dance Performance Sponsored by Tourism India, plus traditional Indian
Henna Painting
Members: $110 by October 1, $135 at the door
Non-members: $135
Participants in the Museum’s upcoming India travel program may enjoy
complimentary admission.…


A website, Chazzunes has gathered numerous YouTube videos of various cantors from historical images as well as the current day and listed them alphabetically by the name of the hazzan. It also has links and ads for events and recordings of cantors and you can follow entries on twitter or facebook. Chazzunes for the modern age.


Launching of National Cantorial Scholarship Initiative
On Thursday, November 12, 2009, legendary American Jewish composer,
singer, and recording artist, Debbie Friedman, will be the featured
performer at a concert to benefit Hebrew Union College – Jewish
Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and its School of Sacred Music (SSM).

“Debbie & Friends” will also include performances by The Afro-Semitic
Experience, HaZamir (the International Jewish High School Choir), The
Western Wind, HUC-JIR Alumni, Faculty and Students, as well as surprise
guests. All will be performing the music of the woman who the Jerusalem
has called a “phenomenon” and the New York Times has lauded for
creating “a powerful and euphoric body of work.”

In 2007, Debbie was appointed to the Faculty of the Hebrew Union College
– School of Sacred Music and the fact that the concert is a benefit in
support of HUC-JIR and the SSM is something that is of great importance
to her.…

Hoshana Rabah concert @ the Carlebach Shul.

Hoshana Rabah concert @ the Carlebach Shul.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
From melancholy midnight meditations to funky/punky affirmations of the One, the Breslov Bar Band explores musical expressions of the Breslov Chassidim from the traditional to the contemporary… Rock, Middle-Eastern, Punk, Jazz… it’s all there!

The group’s repertoire includes old dveykus melodies and ecstatic nigunim, as well as contemporary Breslov folk and rock music. The band members combine their passion for Jewish music with their strong roots in rock, jazz, and world music.
The band:
Binyomin Ginzberg – keys/vox/vibrandoneon
Mike Cohen – reeds
Allen Watsky – electric guitar
Yoshie Fruchter- bass
Rich Huntley – drums

$15 cover
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Music at 8 PM
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Carlebach Shul
305 West 79th Street
New York, NY
Email: or

Winograd and friends at the City Winery

The Organization For Unfunded Culture is having an event
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: City Winery
155 Varick St New York, NY 10013
New York, NY
for a swell Klezmer Brunch
General Admission$10.00
Michael Winograd – clarinet
Patrick Farrell – accordion
Benjy Fox-Rosen – bass, vocals
You – audience

Ticket is a $10 cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. full brunch menu available upon request.

Mount Zion Holiday Party

Monday, October 5, 2009 at 5:00pm to
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 11:00pm
Location: Mount Zion — Courtyard of Diaspora Yeshiva — Near Zion Gate/Old City Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
Come enjoy the Sucoth Festival (Simchat Bet Hashoevah) at the Diaspora Yeshivah near Davids tomb.

Time: Monday and Tuesday the 5th and 6th of October. Music begins at 5:00pm
Location: Disaspora Yeshiva Courtyard — 1 Mount Zion.
Performances by: Itzik Orlev (tuesday), Chayim Dovid (monday) Yosef Karduner (tuesday), Sinai Tor (monday), Aharit Hayamim Hai (tuesday), Simcha Abrahamson of the Diaspora Yeshiva Band (monday and tuesday), Chazan Ben Bennet (monday and tuesday), Reuven Bekar (monday and tuesday), Ben Zion Lehrer (monday and tuesday), Yehuda Menasha, HZB and more!!

Giant Succah * Children’s activities from 2:00pm * Event open until 11:00pm

Soul Aviv CD Release

Soul Aviv SoulAviv has produced a CD of the same name. The vocal group is located in Santa Barbara, CA. Members are three women: Erin Berkowitz, Jamie Green, (vocals and percussion) and Liat Wasserman all singing with Rob Raede, vocals and guitar. The recording features music aimed at “tikkun olam” or making the world a better place… featuring the sounds of gospel, soul, reggae. Additional tracks include a number of original songs by Rob Raede featuring Jewish themes. The album’s vocal focus is energetic and highly entertaining. Some of the songs are “standards” recorded many times, such as “Wade in the Water” and “Rivers of Babylon/One Love” which joins a traditional gospel tune to Bob Marley’s hit, or “Oh Had I a Golden Thread by Pete Seeger.…

Leo Zeitlin Chamber Music Comes to Life in New Critical Edition

Leo Zeitlin Chamber Music The music world involved in the revival of Jewish national music or recovery of early twentieth century art music of the first order will be dazzled by the new critical edition of Leo Zeitlin’s Chamber Music published by AR Editions, and edited by musicologist and professors Paula Eisenstein Baker and Robert S. Nelson. Texts are presented in original Yiddish, Hebrew, transliterations and English translation.

But who was Leo Zeitlin? It’s not a name in currency today, but is likely to be more familiar now that musicians will have a chance to perform this music, and it is highly recommended that college and university libraries purchase the volume. All but two of the selections are class art pieces based on Jewish themes.

Zeitlin, also known as Leyb or Lev Tseytlin or in Russian as Lev Mordukhovich Tseitlin, was born in Pinsk (now part of Belarus) in 1884.…