Congregation Sinai presents
ELEANOR REISSA SINGS YIDDISH SOUL
Piano Accompaniment byGRANT STURIALE
DIRECT FROM A SOLD OUT RUN AT THE HOUSEMAN THEATRE IN NY!
Sunday, February 24th
at 2:00 PM
at Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Avenue in San Jose, California
Join Tony Award Nominee Eleanor Reissa for a celebration of the vitality of Yiddish
music and humor. You don’t need to understand Yiddish to appreciate the joy and
warmth of this unique soulful language. The show seamlessly blends passionate folk
songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theater, and stirring expressions of love,
piousness, and protest.
Tickets are only $36.00 $25.00 for Seniors 65 and over $18.00 for Kids 18.00 and
under $75.00 for Supporters (includes a CD and preferred seating) $500.00 for Patrons
(includes a CD, preferred seating, and a party at the home of Maureen Ellenberg
with a performance by Miss Reissa in a warm, intimate setting)
For reservations please call
“A JOYOUS EXPERIENCE!”
– Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of Fiddler on The Roof
“ELEANOR REISSA LIGHTS UP THE STAGE”
– 1010 WINS Radio
“A SMILE THAT RADIATES, AN EXPERT COMEDIENNE”
-The New York Daily News
“Eleanor Reissa To Perform at Congregation Sinai
San Jose, Calif., January 10, 2008?Congregation Sinai, a Jewish synagogue located
in the Willow Glen neighborhood, announced that Eleanor Reissa will bring her highly-praised
Off-Broadway show, Hot, Hip, and Heymish directly from a sold-out run at the Houseman
Theater in New York to Congregation Sinai on Sunday, February 24th at 2:00PM.
Eleanor Reissa is one of the world s most renowned interpreters of Yiddish music,
as well as a Tony-nominated director, and award winning theatre artist. Born and
bred in Brooklyn, Eleanor is a proud product of the New York City public school
system. Eleanor s parents were Holocaust survivors, which accounts for Eleanor
s fluency in Yiddish and love of Yiddishkeit.
Join Eleanor and her piano accompanist, Grant Sturiale, for a delightful afternoon
celebrating gems of Yiddish music and humor. You don’t need to understand Yiddish
to appreciate the joys and warmth of this unique, soulful language. The program
seamlessly blends passionate folk songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theatre,
and touching expressions of love, piousness and protest. You’ll laugh, cry and realize
you understand more than you thought. Those who attended her previous concert here
raved about her singing and comedy.
Steven Dick, current president of Congregation Sinai, who does not speak or understand
Yiddish, said, “I had a wonderful time. The concert was filled with great music
and a lot of funny moments. I highly recommend this concert to anyone regardless
of their Yiddish background.”
For concert admission fees, reservations and more information, please contact the
Sinai office (1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose or 408-264-8542). CDs will be available
for purchase at the concert as well. Reservations required by February 22nd.