Light a Candle for Jewish Music in Greater Boston

Boston Jewish Music Festival
Preview Concert
January 10, 2010
7:30 PM
Temple Aliyah, Needham

See the group that’s all the rage, one of Israel’s hottest acts, Habanot Nechama,
in a special concert at Temple Aliyah in Needham.
The concert is sponsored by Temple Aliyah, Temple Beth Shalom, the Israeli Consulate
and the Boston Jewish Music Festival
Ticket Price:$18
Order tickets online at
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave., Needham, MA

Preliminary Schedule
Boston Jewish
Music Festival

Saturday 3/6: Opening Night Gala Concert, 30th Anniversary of the Klezmer Conservatory
Band with special guests vocalist Judy Bressler and Don Byron, clarinet. Also: JDub
recording artists Golem.
7:30 PM
at Berklee Performance Center.

Sunday 3/7: Family Music Concerts, 1 PM. Shira Kline and Shir-La-La, JCC in Newton;
Peter & Ellen Allard, Metrowest Community Day School; Yehuda Katz, Sharon/South
Sunday 3/7:Cantorial Assembly Concert,
3 PM –
Temple Israel, Natick, MA

Monday 3/8:A Conversation and Concert with Composer Osvaldo Golijov. Presented by
the New Center for Arts and Culture. Featuring the Borromeo String Quartet and Jeremy
Eichler, Boston Globe music critic.

Tuesday 3/9:Ladino Legend Flory Jagoda in concert. Gann Academy, Waltham, MA

Wednesday 3/10: Young Adult Dance Party with Electro Morroco, at a local club TBA.
Presented with Gesher City.

Thursday 3/11: A Taste of Israel, performer TBA – Metrowest

Sunday 3/14: Closing Concert & Celebration, featuring Ernst Bloch’s Sacred Service.
Chorus Pro Musica, Zamir Chorale of Boston and the New England Philharmonic.
3 PM,
John Hancock Hall.


–Boston–As our collective candles grow stronger, we’re positively glowing! The Boston Jewish
Music Festival (BJMF), premiering March 6-14, 2010, will be shining a strong new
light in the Greater Boston area, with eight great nights of outstanding Jewish

We’ve been busy booking performers, reserving concert venues, raising funds, and
putting together an exciting series of concerts, workshops, and events to spotlight
the varied, ever expanding and dynamic world of Jewish music. There’ll be something
for everyone–from legendary artists like Flory Jagoda (who wrote one of the most
famous Hanukkah tunes, Ocho Kandelikas), to the infectious dance music of Electro
Morocco, to a rare concert of Ernst Bloch’s magnificent Sacred Service, with chorus
and orchestra. From family concerts to a gala 30th Anniversary celebration of Boston’s
own Klezmer Conservatory Band (bringing back some of the band’s original members).
You won’t want to miss it.

BUT, we need YOU to make it happen. Ticket sales alone won’t support the cost of
putting on this new, world-class annual event for our community. We’re nearing
our goal of raising $250,000 by the end of December so that we can make all of our
planning real. Concerts, receptions, workshops in area schools…your donation helps
make them all happen.

Your contribution-large or small-can make the difference in bringing all of this
high quality, meaningful and enriching programming to greater Boston. It’s a
of Jewish culture and artistry that Boston deeply deserves. We know times have been
hard this past year. That’s all the more reason why we need the power and joy that
only music can bring-to lift us up, to bring us together, and move us.

Donate now and you will help us reach a $20,000 Challenge grant from the Wolk
Family/Cross Country Group.

Won’t you visit our web site now and make a tax-deductible contribution to the Boston
Jewish Music Festival?
Light a candle for the BJMF, and we know you’ll bask in the glow we’ll create together.