Monthly Archives: August 2013

Yom Kippur Davening in 90 Minutes

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Park East Synagogue
Yom Kippur Davening in 90 Minutes
A Special Presentation for Chazzanim and Baaley Tefillah
Join Cantor Daniel Gildar
& Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky
as they present the Nusach and musicof the Yom Kippur Davening

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Fast of Gedaliah – 10:00 AM
$20 in advance or $25 at the door
Click here to RSVP online

Park East Synagogue
164 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

Neshama Carlebach on Broadway during Soul Doctor

Neshama Carlebach debuted in the Broadway production of Soul Doctor, a musical about the life of her father, Shlomo Carlebach.She wrote: “I had the honor of closing the evening, sharing a message of hope and joy and singing in his honor. Later that night, I performed with my band at a press
gathering/after party with Rev. Roger Hambrick and the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir. For me, the evening was a moment of deep liberation and victory. I made my Broadway debut, and was so happy and proud. I feel like I am still flying.”

Down Home: The Cantata

Down Home: The Cantata was performed on May 12, 2013 at Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, NC by the Triangle Jewish Chorale, conducted by Lorena Guillen. Stories Part 1 is part 2 of 7. The cantata is a musical depiction of Jewish life in North Carolina since the early 20th century, with recorded oral histories playing over music for chorus and orchestra. It was performed this spring in Durham, Raleigh and Greensboro. For more information about the Down Home Project please visit Music and libretto by Alejandro Rutty. Video of the production is available online at:

Ayelet Rose at The Forge –London

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30pm in UTC+01
A rare London performance by international vocalist / composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, as she passes through, en-rout to New York, where she will perform at the Metropolitan Museum with composer John Zorn’s Mycale quartet.


Originally from Jerusalem, tonight Ayelet will be singing in Hebrew and English. Her lush, individual sound, combining Jazz, Jewish and Middle-Eastern music is enhanced by percussionist Guy Schalom – one of London’s most prominent musicians – leader of The Baladi Blues Ensemble.

Forge Music and Arts Venue
3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
London, United Kingdom

Rock & Roll Shabbat

Friday night, August 16th at 8:15pm
Rock & Roll Shabbat
Music of Hendrix, Stein, Fifty Shekels and the King featuring the Hazzanettes!!
And the Band—Justin Stein; Troy Dexter; Avi Sills and ZZ Cohen
(plus a sneak preview of our Beatles Shabbat coming up in December)

Temple Aliyah
6025 Valley Circle Blvd
Woodland Hills. Calif. 91367
818 346 3545 ext 105

Dispersions Cultural Conference Call for Papers

Many of our readers who are in academic studies may be interested in submitting a paper to this.
It’s a cultural conference on ‘Dispersions’….This may be a good fit for some of you.

January 16-19, 2014
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


The Canadian Association of Cultural Studies invites proposals on all topics of relevance to cultural studies from both current and future members for its upcoming conference.

The conference theme Dispersions encourages submissions devoted to exploring all forms of distributed culture. This may include papers that investigate dispersions of people, social groups and communities; flows of cultural objects and materialities; or the dispersion of cultural studies scholars (so often now housed in vulnerable departments) across disciplines.…

The Full English is now Online

Well, it’s not Jewish music, but I imagine a lot of musicians out there will be interested in this bit of library and archive news…. This is from history bibliography discussion group…. and I’ve taken a look… it is astounding what is now available online.

‘Staggering’ digital folk music archive launched (M. Chilton, The
, June 21, 2013)

The Full English, an online folk music archive of 44,000 records and over
58,000 digitized images, was launched at the English Folk Dance and Song

Read more at:

The Full English is at:

You can follow their blog at

Murmurs & Incantations

Aug. 21-22, 2013, 8:00 PM
World Premiere of Yuval Ron’s original score
for the Off-Broadway immersive theater production in NYC:
A mixed-media, immersive theater piece by award-winning performance artist and playwright Dahn Hiuni
Original music composed by Yuval Ron
Location: Mixed Greens, 531 West 26th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Tickets: Click here. For more info: Click here.
An artist with creative block meets the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed in the Holocaust.

Popular Singer Eydie Gorme Dead at 84

Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence were household words in the era of Ed Sullivan’s TV show and the heyday of the Tonight Show. Articles about her life are hitting all the major media and here are links to some items about this iconic American-Jewish singer of mid-century America.

Steve and Edie Official Website:


San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir

San Diego has an all male choir…. except… for their director, Ruth Weber. Now, after more than ten years singing together, the choir is about to release a new CD called “Heritage”. The choir focuses mainly on “majestic liturgical pieces” but they branch out into all sorts of repertoire from various genres of Jewish music. To find out more about this group, and to see video clips of their performances, some of which they perform with an orchestra, visit:


Monday, 8/19, 8pm.
ASEFA is playing at DROM in the East Village as part of a lineup that includes Ladino
songstress Sarah Aroeste and Sephardi DJ Diwan.
This is a Sephardic Music Fest teaser night to warm up the city for the festival this December.


For more information about the Sephardic Music Festival coming up:

Samuel Thomas (reeds, percussion, vocals, oud), Elie Massias (guitar/vocals), Yoshie
(guitar/oud), Dror Shahaf (darbuka), and Dan Aran (drumset and percussion).
ASEFA has joined the roster of art ensembles for the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Location: DROM
85 Ave A
New York, NY 10009
Neighborhoods: East Village, NYC
(212) 777-1157

Generations of Composers at Yiddish Book Center

A fantastic exhibit of videos of an interview with Yehudi Wyner about his father Lazar Weiner. An absolutely delightful set of clips from an interview by Hankus Netzsky with Yehudi Wyner. Part of the Wexler Oral History Project.
These are a “must see” for those interested in American music, synagogue music or Yiddish art music.
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Orthodox Singing Show –Men Only!

Tablet Magazine Online has an interesting article about the Orthodox community having a “kind of” American Idol show on Youtube. However, no one seems to have the stomach to do the criticism in the way that made that other show famous. Well, is that so bad? If you’re uncomfortable with that, How about reworking the premise to work within Jewish values?

Jewels of Elul

“Jewels of Elul” is an anthology of 29 essays, or “Jewels,” corresponding to the 29 days of Elul, the month prior to the Jewish High Holy Days, beginning this year on August 7. Each day will be associated with a Jewel from one of the contributors. Check back often!