Monthly Archives: September 2010

Non-Stop Chabad CD Released

A new album of exclusively Chabad tunes (niggunim), this recording is in honor of Chai Ellul, the 312th birthday of the Baal Shem Tov, and the 265th birthday of the “Alter Rebbe.” The new CD consists of exclusively Chabad Niggunei Simcha from the producer of the “ChabadClassics” music series Zalman Goldstein.
Features a continuous medley of 68 high-energy Nigunnim over an amazing 75-minute
non-stop dance set. So you’ll dance, dance, dance. You can listen to clips or purchase this CD at

JaZZamir CD now available

Now Available on CD!
A Celebration of Jewish & Israeli Jazz
Performed by the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua R. Jacobson, Artistic Director

Hear the lighter side of the Zamir Chorale of Boston!
If you missed JaZZamir, or want to relive the experience, this CD is for you! You
will hear Gershwin’s classics, including “Summertime” and “I Got Rhythm,”
popular songs such as “Ba Mir Bistu Sheyn” and “Yiddisha Charleston,” “Shout unto
the Lord” from Brubeck’s Gates of Justice, Charles Davidson’s jazzy “Adon Olam,”
Moshe Wilensky’s ode to the charms of South America, “Venezuela,” and even an Israeli
version of “Java Jive.”

Check it out on CD Baby:

Kol Rinah Open House for Interested Singers

Kol Rinah – Westchester’s Jewish Community Chorus’ Open House for Interested Singers

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Location: Rosenthal J.C.C.
600 Bear Ridge Road,
Pleasantville, New York 10570
Time: 7:15-9:15 PM

Do you enjoy singing in 4-part harmony? Would you like
to have the joy of performing contemporary and traditional Jewish
music for the public to hear? If yes, then KOL RINAH, Westchester’s
Jewish Community Chorus, invites you to come to its open house as it
begins its tenth season on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 7:15 –
9:15 PM at the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, 600 Bear Ridge
Road, Pleasantville NY. The open house is free and kosher
refreshments will be served. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday
evenings at the Rosenthal JCC. All voice parts are welcome and are
auditioned by our director.…

“Broads of Broadway” Cabaret in Skokie

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, will
Perform “Broads of Broadway” Cabaret Show at the Skokie Theatre

When: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 60077
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets: Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or visit

On September 26, 2010, Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a singer who has won rave reviews
for her performances with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and her one-woman
shows, is again bringing her talents to the Skokie Theatre in an exhilarating
cabaret show featuring the great ladies and great songs of The Great White Way.
The intimate performance, titled Broads of Broadway, will feature a collection
of both popular and unique songs from musical theatre, both past and current,
that inspired Nussbaum as a young girl and keep her inspired today.…

Milken Archives Launches Unique Materials Online

The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music has launched their website with access through a Virtual Archive of music, video clips, interviews, biographical sketches, and articles about Jewish music and musicians. It is certainly one of the largest such collections in the world, and the materials are accessible to anyone. Those interested in American Jewish music will certainly want to mark this page or link to it for future explorations.

It’s Official

It’s Official: I’m a Bubbe now.
I’m pleased to announce the birth of Isaac Solomon Fertig, my grandson, on Shabbat Shuvah, yesterday, September 11, 2010. All are well and fine. We are filled with Thankfulness for this new life at this New Year.

Milken Archive Sponsors Competition

The Milken Archive of American Jewish music is looking for good art that meets the ear. The Milken Archive of Jewish Music in collaboration with the Foundation for Jewish Culture is launching Eye Meets Ear: Visual Arts Competition for Emerging Artists to select 20 works as cover art for 20 themed volumes of music in the Milken Archive’s new virtual museum.

The competition runs from September 1 to November 1, with winners to be announced in late December 2010. Each work selected will earn the artist a $2,000 cash prize. Artists, who must be ages 18 to 39, may submit works of art in any visual mediums that express and/or relate to the theme of individual virtual museum volumes, each of which explores a particular historical, cultural or musical theme.…