Kultur Festival 2009: Keynote Tradition & Transformation

Jack Mendelson panel
Kultur Festival 2009: Keynote Tradition & Transformation, 1 Mar 2009
FAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Keynote Address
“Tradition and Transformation” Rabbi Irwin Kula
Sunday March 1, 2009 @ 1 p.m.
Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center (FAU)
Tickets $5

Rabbi Irwin Kula, noted radio and TV personality, author, international speaker and
co-president of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), shares
his progressive philosophy on Jewish wisdom and its relationship to the past,
present and future. One of the festival’s highlights, Rabbi Kula’s keynote address
examines the role of Jewish arts and culture in the 21st century.

For tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com/kulturfest.html. For more
information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com. A limited number of festival
passes are available and must be purchased by phone or in person at the FAU Box

Kultur Festival 2009 is the first festival of its kind in South Florida. This
five-day celebration of Jewish culture includes concerts, presentations and lectures
that feature a diverse selection of music, song, dance, film and book arts. Klezmer
Company Orchestra (KCO), led by conductor and festival director Aaron Kula, presents
the festival’s grand finale concert Tantz, Samba & Soul together with the renowned
Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches. Other guest artists and speakers include
distinguished New York City Cantor Jacob Mendelson, filmmaker David Weintraub and
authors Rabbi Irwin Kula and Heidi Smith Hyde.

Kultur Festival takes place on FAU’s Boca Raton campus at four different venues:
the Wimberly Library (fifth floor), the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong
Learning Center, the Live Oak Pavilion in the Student Union and the Carole and Barry
Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

Kultur Festival 2009 has been made possible in part through a grant from American
Express. Additional support provided by the Nathan and Marion Crosby Holocaust and
Judaic Library Collections Endowment Fund, Jewish Cultural Society at FAU, South
Florida Association of Jewish Libraries, FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society and FAU’s
Student Union.