Monthly Archives: October 2010

100 Voices: A Journey Home Encore Screenings November 11

100 Voices: A Journey Home Encore Screenings November 11 Jewish and Polish cultures, once interwoven for centuries, reunite for an unprecedented and poignant event of remembrance, healing, resilience and rebirth in 100 Voices: A Journey Home.
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“FILM PICK OF THE WEEK. A reason to rejoice. . . A warmhearted documentary. . . The tour footage is emotional. . . “
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“A remarkable visual tour of Jewish Life in prewar Poland. . . “
— Tom Turgend, Jewish Journal

“A profound expression of the healing power of music. . . deeply affecting. Glorious simply as a concert film, but immeasurably more.”
— Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

“Powerful, rewarding and inspiring. These voices will lift you.”
— Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine

Tanzhoyz! Party like it’s 1899

Monday, October 25 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location L’envers
185 Van Horne Avenue
Montreal, QC

Shake your tuches to the sounds of Eastern-European Jewish music with dance-leader Avia Moore, Chrisitian Dawid clarinet, Alexis Basque trumpet, Rachel Lemisch trombone, Jason Rosenblatt piano, Thierry Arsenault poyk and other guests.

Venez vous dégourdir les semelles sous la maestria de la danseuse Avia Moore, avec un orchestre composé du clarinettiste Christian Dawid, du cornettiste Alexis Basque,de la tromboniste Rachel Lemisch et du pianiste Jason Rosenblatt, en compagnie d’autres musiciens invités!

Suggested donation at the door $7.

Chanukah and More with Musica Ebraica

Musica Ebraica Choir
Sunday, November 28 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location Glebe Community Centre
175 Lyon Street
Ottawa, ON

Join Musica Ebraica as it presents ‘Chanukah and More.’ Take a musical journey to the Balkans, Italy, India, Spain and North America. The concert will feature the choir’s unique style: an eclectic mix of old and new; Ashkenazi and Sephardi; Hebrew, Yiddish, French and Ladino as well as excerpts from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.
Please call Patsy Royer at 613-233-3099 or email or

Daniel Greenwood New CD Released

Daniel Greenwood released a CD with Galpaz six years ago called Mayim Ad Nofesh and got a review from The Jerusalem Post. He has recently released a new CD with CDBaby called Onah Hashem. It is available on ITunes .There are a number of full songs on MySpace

He has also recorded music with a composer and keyboardist from England named Scott Hill. Daniel recorded an Album with Scott on his Astranova Label called Ancient Future available on ITunes. He released another CD on CDBaby and ITunes called Return to Regalia and he has had over 35,000 plays of his songs on Spotify(Streaming Music Site) in Europe.His Artist name is JJ.(Since there is a popular band from Sweden called JJ people think this is their CD and listen.They seem to be enjoying the music).…

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum/First Saturday (FREE!)
First Saturday – Fred Tomaselli & lots more! (Even if
you’re not in NYC Nov 6th, please tell your friends: this is really fun & FREE.)

Start Time: Saturday, November 6 at 9:00pm
Location: The Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
2 or 3 line –Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
For entire lineup:

Lights of Fire

Lights of Fire
Start Time: Monday, November 8 at 8:00pm
Location: Heichal Shlomo
58 King George St
Jerusalem, Israel
KOL MEODECHA- Yiskah Sarah Petit, and Michal Yardeni
MORAN SABBAH, Rock/ Pop Singer/ Songwriter
DELIA SPIERS, Soul Singer/ Songwriter- Visiting from England
Doors open at 7:45.
Show Starts Promptly at 8:30
60NIS at the Door
50NIS in advance

ANNIE ORENSTEIN: 054-632-3066
ROCHEL GRUNDMAN: 052-760-4911

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus in International Choral Festival

Yiddish Chorus in International Choral Festival!
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
with Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor,
are performing next week at
The 5th New York International Choral Festival 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:30 PM
at Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
Tickets: $20
For tickets:
Tickets will be available at the door.
Seating is General Admission.
This concert includes 4 choruses,
each performing for 15 minutes or so,
plus an Orchestra,
culminating in a number sung by all choruses together.
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
is the only Jewish – or Yiddish – chorus on the bill.

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 4:30 PM
at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway) in New York City,
the JPPC, with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter –
and with guest appearance by Di Shekhter-tekhter –
will be giving their annual gala concert.…

4th International Jewish Music Festival

December 4-5, 2010
Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, NYC
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music

Description: Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical
music with the debut of 57 original and contemporary pieces
ranging from jazz, pop, and classical to klezmer and cantorial.
Festival includes “No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul,” a
concert at 8 p.m. on 12/4, and Meet the Composer workshops
and brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on 12/5.

Co-Sponsors: H.L. Miller Cantorial School, JTS; School of Sacred
Music, HUC-HIR; Academy of Jewish Religion

Admission: $20 (concert only); $30 (workshops/brunch); $40
(concert/workshops/brunch). Half price for seniors, students,
and children. Additional $5 per event after 11/30 and at the

Contact: or
212-865-0600 ext 242

Celebrations: The Heritage Ensemble New CD Released

Celebrations: The Heritage Ensemble Interprets Festive Melodies from the Hebraic Songbook, the latest contemporary world music album was just released by Eugene Marlow¹s Heritage Ensemble.

The Heritage Ensemble is dedicated to the concert performance of
liturgical and folksong Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, and
Brazilian styles, with a touch of classicism for good measure.

Nine tracks: four from the Chanukah festival, two from Purim. An
original composition, Yotvata–a mixture of classical and jazz–celebrates
the creation of the leading dairy kibbutz in Israel. An eighth track,
Halleluyah, from the liturgy, is a solo piano arrangement.

· A unique feature of Celebrations is a ninth track narrated by Dr.
Marlow that describes The Heritage Ensemble¹s history, repertoire, and
philosophy. Musical clips from the current album and a forthcoming CD (to be
released in Spring 2011) underscore Marlow¹s comments.…

2010 Sephardic Music Festival

December 1-8, 2010

Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Sephardic Music Festival. ASEFA will be
performing and again, will be curating the Sephardic Scholars Series at the Center
for Jewish History. For this year’s Scholars Series, supported by the American
Sephardi Federation, the Foundation for Iberian Music, and Shemspeed, Asefa will be
bringing musician and scholar Vanessa Paloma from Morocco to perform and explore the
Judeo-Espagnole traditions of North Africa!

For more info:

Yiddish Song Workshop at Felicja Blumental Music Centre Tel Aviv

The Yiddish Song Workshop‚ under the direction of Nekhama Lifshitz‚ is now admitting new singers. For details please contact Regina (0547621628) or Udi (0542026242). The workshop was founded 12 years ago by Nekhama Lifshitz‚ queen of Yiddish song. The aims of the workshop are to preserve Eastern European culture in general and Yiddish language and song in particular. Weekly workshop lessons are conducted privately by pianist and coach Regina Dricker‚ Nekhama’s right hand for many years. The lessons include voice training and study of Yiddish language and culture through the songs. Every year the workshop presents a number of song evenings or shows based upon different themes. Some of the performances‚ such as the evening dedicated to the Holocaust‚ are held throughout the country. This past year‚ which was dedicated to Yiddish poet Itsik Manger‚ we put on performances of ”The Megilah” [The Purimspiel] as well as a concert of Manger’s poetry and songs.…

Harmony for Humanity in Memory of Daniel Pearl

Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 3pm
Sweet Plantain String Quartet
St. Marks in the Bowery
131 East 10th Street + 2nd Ave
Suggested donation $10-$12
If you’re in NY…. this is a great way to honor the memory of Daniel Pearl and also hear some great music!

Beethoven Trio #5 in D op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost Trio”
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Samuel Barber “Adagio for Strings”

Sweet Plantain String Quartet
Eddie Venegas, Violin
Yuko Naito-Gotay, Violin
Orlando Wells, Viola
David Gotay, Cello

Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Piano

For Information: 212-477-1594
DownTown Music Productions
East Village Concert Series
Sundays @ 3
MimiStern-Wolfe, Artistic Director