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June 16, 2003

Jewish Choral Festival begins, London, UK, Jun 16

The JMI Barry Weinberg Jewish Choral Festival Sing to the Lord 1626 June 2003

For ten days in June, London will resound with Jewish choral singing when choirs and choristers from all over come together for the first international Choirs Festival in London, set up in memory of our dear colleague Barry Weinberg.

For further info: www.jmi.org.uk/performance/choral03/chorfest03.html

June 22, 2003

Maalot Summer Institute in Jewish Music, Liturgy, and Ceremonial Arts, Rockville, MD

Founded in 1988, we are a trans-denominational seminary devoted to Jewish music, liturgy and the ceremonial arts. Our founding faculty includes Rabbi-cantor David Shneyer, Rabbi Max Ticktin, Rabbi Bob Saks, Hazzan Dr. Ramon Tasat, Cantor Sue Roemer, Dr. Diane Jacobstein. Our extended and guest faculty includes Flory Jagoda, Jerome Barry, Linda Hirschhorn, Hanna Tiferet Siegel, Norman Shore, Rabbi Mindy Portnoy, Cantor Abe Golinkin and other Jewish educators.

The Institute will be held from Jun 22 - 26, 2003

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August 10, 2003

Cantorial Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 10-13

This event may be of interest to musicians and enthusiasts who wish to explore the art and repertoire of classic East-European Hazzanut "from the inside".

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

August 21, 2003

Afro-Semitic Experience album release, Bridgeport, CT, Aug 21

On Thursday, August 21, 12:00 p.m. David Chevan will be giving a free Concert at the Chase Bank Building Plaza/City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, Downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Afro-Semitic Experience will be playing music from "The Days of Awe" and "This Is The Afro-Semitic Experience."

Here's the link for those who need driving directions to this concert:

CHASE Summer Arts Series.
CHASE Plaza/City Hall Annex, Broad Street, Downtown Bridgeport

August 26, 2003

David Chevan, Frank London, Stacy Phillips, Hamden, CT, Aug 26

On Tuesday, August 26, at 9:00 p.m. David Chevan will be performing exclusively music from the new CD, "The Days of Awe" at The Space in Hamden, Connecticut. Joining me for this one time concert will be Frank London of the Klezmatics and Alvin Benjamin Carter, Jr., Stacy Phillips, and other members of the Afro-Semitic Experience.

The Space is located at 295 Treadwell Street Building H in Hamden Ct, 203-288-6400

There are excellent driving instructions on their web site: www.thespace.tk

October 5, 2003

Radio show for Yamim Noraim

On Sunday, Oct. 5 at noon, Michael Sherman (who does a weekly Jewish music radio program on KEOS, 89.1FM in Bryan, TX) will host a special one hour radio program featuring music for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur on KAMU, 90.9 in College Station, TX. The variety of musical genres will be wide. You can listen live on line at: kamu.tamu.edu/live.php from anywhere

November 6, 2003

Yiddish in America, NYC, Nov 6

event logoSECOND ANNUAL WORKMENS CIRCLE/ARBETER RING

YIDDISH IN AMERICA GALA CELEBRATION

TOWN HALL, NYC - NOVEMBER 6th, 2003 - 7:30PM

Tickets for YIDDISH IN AMERICA are $250, $100, $50 and $36. They are currently available at the Town Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster, or at The Workmens Circle/Arbeter-Ring New York office 212-889-6800 x 301.

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November 30, 2003

Cantorial Gala, Tenafly, NJ, Nov 30

JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Presents their Annual Cantorial Concert
Sunday, November 30 at 2 pm in the Taub Auditorium
Traditional cantorial pieces and lighter fare.

Free of Charge


For further information, please contact Ophrah Listokin:
Phone: 201-569-7900, ext. 433; Fax: 201-569-2765
Email: olistokin@jcconthepalisades.org

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December 3, 2003

Lubet, Brin-Ingber, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, Dec 3

Alex Lubet writes to the Jewish-music list:

If you're anywhere near the Twin Cities, you may want to check out my
next gig 12/3, 730 pm, at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Mendota Heights, a
performance with my long-time collaborator, dancer/choreographer Judith
Brin-Ingber. I'll be doing my Ani Maamin and Maoz Tzur for guitar and
Shabbat Ha-Malkah for bass. Together, J and I will perform Hannelore
and our newest collaboration, Footnotes. Judith will perform Bari
Simone and Sarah, the latter featuring vocalist Amy (Yes, she's Jewish!)
Olson.

Most of the program is a tribute to Jewish women, a project-in-progress
that will eventually include exclusively original repertoire devoted to
our moms, sisters, partners, and female friends. Proud to say that the
dude of the duo came up with the idea (while watching a Seinfeld rerun
and getting tired of the way Jews are depicted in American pop culture
exclusively as something less than we are, a position I think hurts
women even more than men).

December 25, 2003

Jewish Music, Hamden, CT, Dec 25

December 25 Annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music at 5:00 p.m, featuring Cantor Shoshana Lash, Dorothy Goldberg and the Congregation Mishkan Israel Kapelye led by David Chevan, Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. For further information, call (203) 288-3877

February 3, 2004

Cantors Benefit, Knitting Factory, NYC, Feb 3

Knitting Factory - Tap Bar
74 Leonard Street, New York, NY
Tuesday, February 3, 8:00pm

Benefit for Cantor's Assembly and H.L.Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Cantor Adam Frei and Cantor Shayna Smith
with Amy Synatzke
Cost :$18.00

Reserve tickets online
or call Ellen @ 212 219-3006 ext 460 or Norman @718 544-7854
www.knittingfactory.com

February 20, 2004

Klezmerque, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 20-22

A Southwestern celebration of Klezmer music and dance into
the 21st century: featuring a weekend of concerts, dance
parties, classes and lectures on the music and dance of the
Eastern European Jewish People. February 20th through
February 22nd, 2004.
This year's featured performer: Margot Leverett, world-
renown virtuoso Klezmer clarinetist and saxophonist.
Presented by Congregation Nahalat Shalom (Inheritance of
Peace congregation) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Friday, February 20th, 6:30 pm: Freylekhe Shabbes featuring
a 'danced' Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a potluck
vegetarian dinner (7:00) then a concert (7:30) with our
featured guest artist Margot Leverett and dancing to live
Klezmer music with ABQ's own: The Rebbe's Orkestra and
Margot Leverett. Yiddish dances lead by Rikud dance troupe
and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb. ($10.00 - suggested donation).

All events held at: Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd.
NW (between Candelaria & Griegos), ABQ, NM
Mailing Address: PO Box 40723, Albuquerque, NM 87196-0723
Phone: (505) 343-8227, WEB: www.nahalatshalom.org
Event coordinator: Beth Cohen, E-mail:
cohenedmunds@netzero.net, Phone: (505) 243-6276

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February 29, 2004

Chorale, Cantors, Milwaukee, WI, Feb 29

THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORALE
PRESENTS
'"SING A NEW SONG"

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

3:00 in the afternoon
at
CONGREGATION SHALOM
7630 N. SANTA MONICA BL.

FEATURING THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORALE; "VOICES OF HARMONY", CANTORS: JERRY BERKOWITZ, DAVID BARASH, KAREN BERMAN, RUTH BERMAN-HARRIS, MITCHELL MARTIN, CANTORIAL SOLOISTS: ARLENE SPANIER,
DAVID BLUMBERG.
THE COMBINED CHILDREN'S CHOIR FROM BETH EL NER TAMID SYNAGOGUE, CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, CONGRGATION EMANU-EL(MILWAUKEE), CONGREGATION SINAI, CONGREGATION SHALOM AND THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH DAY SCHOOL.
DIRECTED BY:
ENID BOOTZIN
ACCOMPANIST: NANCY WINSTON

TICKETS: DONATION: $10.00 EACH; $7.00 FOR SENIORS

DON'T MISS THIS SPECTACULAR EVENT!
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS
CONTACT: DONNA NEUBAUER 414-354-5961 RED1NEUBS@sbcglobal.net

March 21, 2004

Cantor Concert, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 21

Sunday, March 21
6:30 p.m.

Scenes of Worship
A Musical Celebration of Passover

Celebrate Passover and Women's History Month through music and song
with performances by trained cantors and musicians. Cantors Alison
Wissot, Judy Greenfeld, Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld, Mike Stein, and
soloist Nancy Linder will present this once-in-a-lifetime event! Ari
Perelmuter, a cantor from Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach, is the
program's musical director, and David Kamenir will provide the music.

General admission is $8 for museum members, $18 for nonmembers.
Special VIP tickets are $27 for museum members, $30 for nonmembers.

VIP tickets include preferred seating at the show; a post-show wine,
cheese, and dessert reception; and a 20% discount on the purchase of a
museum membership.

Space is limited! Call TicketWeb for reservations at 866.468.3399, or
visit www.ticketweb.com. For information visit www.autry-museum.org or
call 323.667.2000, ext. 354.

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Scenes of Worship, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 21

SCENES of Worship
A Musical Celebration of Passover

Join us on Sunday, March 21 and explore the tradition of Passover through the music that celebrates this holiday. This show will also celebrate Women's History Month by featuring a cast of female Cantors. Cantors Allison Wissot (Temple Judea of Tarzana and West Hills), Judy Greenfeld (Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills), Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld, Mike Stein (Temple Aliyah of Woodland Hills), and soloist Nancy Linder (Temple Beth David of Westminster, Orange County) will present this once in a lifetime event! Cantor Ari Perelmuter (Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach) serves as the programs musical director. This program will take place at 7:30 p.m. outside in the museum Plaza.

Special V.I.P tickets are $27.00 for museum member; non-members are $30.00
(These tickets include preferred seating at the show, a post-show wine, cheese and dessert reception, and a 20% discount on the purchase of a museum membership).

General admission is $8.00 for museum members; non-members are $18.00.
Call Ticket Web for reservations at (866) 468-3399, or visit www.ticketweb.com. For information visit www.autry-museum.org or call (323) 667-2000, extension 354. Space is limited!

Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

March 28, 2004

4th Annual Jewish Choral Fest, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 28

Gratz College will host the 4th annual Delaware Valley Jewish Choral
Festival on Sunday, March 28. Sponsored by the Zamir Choral Foundation in
conjunction with Gratz and the Jewish choral community of the Delaware
Valley, the event is designed for lovers of Jewish music of all backgrounds.

For further information, contact the Tyson Music Department at Gratz
College, 215-635-7300, or e-mail ZamirFdn@aol.com

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Cantor Edward R. Fogel Memorial Concert, St. Louis, MO, Mar 28

The St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music will present its annual Cantor Edward R. Fogel Memorial Concert this coming Sunday afternoon, March 28th at 4:00 pm at B'nai El Congregation, 11411 North Outer Forty Drive in suburban St. Louis. Entitled "A Night at the Opera," it will contain solos and ensemble pieces from opera, operetta and even the movie of the same name, performed by the cantors, soloists, keyboard players and other musicians from most of the city's Reform and Conservative congregations.

Ed Fogel (zl) was hazzan of Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis for many years. Born in Uzbekistan, he grew up in Toronto, and as a teenager hitch-hiked to New York to attend Hebrew Union College. He was hired by Congregation Shaare Emeth after graduation and ordination, and later earned a master's degree from St. Louis Conservatory of Music. He was a founding member of the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music, and a past president of both the Circle and the American Conference of Cantors. In his long career he proved a versatile cantor, accompanying himself on the guitar, known as a comedian and as a teacher, he concertized and recorded extensively. He survived cancer in 1998, but passed away in 2002. Soon afterward the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music voted to dedicate its annual spring concert to his memory.

April 1, 2004

Cantors concert, NYC, Apr 1

And the Time of Singing has Come...
An Evening of Cantors in Concert
Honoring Cantor Israel Goldstein, Director
School of Sacred Music - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Thursday April 1 2004 7:30 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd St (off CPW)
New York City

Presenting the world premiere of a vocal work by composer
Susan Kander, with Sandra Schipior, violin

Funds raised support the Student Scholarship Fund of the School of Sacred Music

Features 17 Cantors who are alumni of HUC-JIR SSM (including my teacher)

General Admission $25, Children and Students $18
Patrons, prefered seating, reception from $100 to $500

Contact Matthew Cosby at Rodeph Shalom for invitations or reservations.

April 15, 2004

Atzilut and R. Shefa Gold, Bard College, Apr 15

BARDS JEWISH AND MUSLIM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS PRESENT THE
ENVISION PEACE CONCERT
AT BARD COLLEGE ON APRIL 15
8:00pm, Olin Hall
$10 admission; free to Bar students, faculty, staff

Atzilut, a 10-person Arab and Jewish ensemble, will perform in concert with an opening and closing chant for peace by Rabbi Shefa Gold

A Meet the Artists Middle Eastern reception for Bard students will be held in Village Dorm A Sacred Space at 6:00 p.m. For further information, e-mail Rabbi Goldie Milgram at rebgoldiem@aol.com or call 845-758-6822.

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April 18, 2004

Atzilut, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 18

Atzilut: The Middle East Peace Orchestra will perform its only Philadelphia
area concert this spring on Sunday, April 18, at 7:00 PM at Mishkan Shalom
Synagogue on Shurs Lane in Manayunk. The concert will be followed by a
"meet-the-artist" reception with middle eastern desserts. This concert is a fundraiser
for the groups new cd combining Arabic and Jewish middle eastern music. $25
admission includes the new cd, to be mailed upon release this season. Teens: $10;
kids free. Generous donations to the project are welcome. More concert info:
sbricklin@mindspring.com

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April 25, 2004

Sephardic Israel Independence Day Concert, NYC, Apr 25

The American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House is thrilled to invite you to our YOM HAATZMAUT/ ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT & RECEPTION, featuring the talented Cantor Moshe Tessone and his unforgettable Oriental ensemble.

CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY, 15 W. 16TH STREET, BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH AVENUES, NEW YORK CITY; 7 PM Reception, 7:45 Concert

Admission: $20; $15: For Advance Reservations, Students, Seniors, Members of ASF, YUM & the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue

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April 30, 2004

Shirona, NYC, Apr 30

Feel the Spirit...Sing a new song!
You are invited to join us for a Musical Friday Night Service at

SUTTON PLACE SYNAGOGUE

225 East 51st Street (between Second and and Third Ave)
212-593-3300

Friday, April 30th, at 6:00 PM sharp!

Oneg will follow...

With: Rabbi Alan Schrantz, Cantor Dov Keren,
*Shirona* and the Ruach Instrumental Ensemble.

June 13, 2004

Cantors Concert, NYC, Jun 13

The Leo Baeck Institute presents: The Cantors Concert
Vienna: The City of Jews & Music
Sunday, June 13, 2004
3:00 PM

Featuring
Cantor Erik L. F. Contzius (Temple Israel of New Rochelle, NY)
Cantor Rebecca Garfein (Temple Rodeph Sholom, NYC)
Dr. Bruce Ruben (Temple Shaaray Tefila, NYC)

at Leo Back Institute
Auditorium, Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY

A concert of the music of Vienna and Germany:
Sulzer, Lewandowski, Kirschner, and Kellerman.

for Tickets: CJH Box Office: 917-606-8200
Admission: $10 LBI Members, $15 Non-Members

Afro-Semitic Experience, Cantor's Concert, Hamden, CT, Jun 13

Saturday, June 13, the Afro-Semitic Experience

Cantor's Concert
Congregation Mishkan Israel with special guests Cantor Jack Mendelson and Cantor Shoshana Lash. A special fundraising concert for the synagogue where the Afro-Semitic Experience gave its first performance seven years ago. 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, Connecticut, for more information and tickets 203-288-3877.

June 20, 2004

JMI Cantorial Summer School, London, UK, Jun 20 - Jun 24

JMI School of Jewish Liturgical Music
Cantorial Summer School
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Sunday 20 - Thursday 24 June 2004 10.00am - 5.30pm
International Faculty of Cantors from USA, Canada and Israel

Registration and information Tel: 020 8909 2445 Fax: 020 8909 1030 E-mail Jewish Music Institute Website: www.jmi.org.uk

August 8, 2004

Cantors' Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 8-11

This event may be of interest to musicians and enthusiasts who wish to explore the art and repertoire of classic East-European Hazzanut "from the inside".

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

September 10, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 10

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September 10th
Los Angeles, CA
Sinai Temple: Friday Night Live
10400 Wilshire Blvd (corner of Beverly Glen.)
7:30 PM
Free
More info: www.fridaynightlive.net
or call 310.481.3244

November 13, 2004

Fest of New Liturgical Jewish Music, Washington, DC, Nov 13-14

Announcing the Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
November 13-14, 2004
Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2004


For an application and more information, e-mail
Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
www.Shalshelet.org.

For an application and more information, e-mail
Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
www.Shalshelet.org.
tel: 301-907-3336
PO Box 15836
Chevy Chase, MD 20825

April 4, 2005

Klezmatics w/Joshua Nelson, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 4

LA Yiddishkeit logos Klezmatics

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles & Spaceland Productions present
Klezmatics with guest Joshua Nelson.
Monday, April 4 at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM)
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd. (between Vermont and Edgemont)
Hollywood, CA 90027
General Admission: $25
Tickets available at TicketWeb or by calling 866-468-3399.

Web: www.napavalleyoperahouse.org

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
tel: 323-692-8151
web: www.yiddishkaytla.org

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April 16, 2005

Klezmatics w/Joshua Nelson, Kathryn Farmer, guests, NYC, Apr 16

new album coverKlezmatics with Joshua Nelson, Kathryn Farmer and special guests.

"Brother Moses Smote The Water"
CD release celebration at
Satalla
37 West 26th Street NYC
212-576-1155
www.satalla.com
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Two shows: 7:30pm and 10pm
Admission $25 in advance/$30 at the door

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April 17, 2005

Frank London and Party, NYC, Apr 17

Proud to be part of the celebration
The Birth of The Stone
A New Artists' Space in the East Village

4/17 Sunday 10 pm Frank London and Party

Playing music from his Tzadik releases "Scientist At Work", "Invocations", and the upcoming "Hazonos", trumpeter Frank London and special guests will celebrate The Stone's opening with compositions and improvisations ancient to the future, music that is at turns meditative introspective and celebratory exuberant.

Frank London - trumpet
Anthony Coleman - piano & harmonium
Ken Filiano - bass
Newman Baker - percussion

THE STONE is located at the corner of avenue C and 2nd street
ADMISSION $10 per set
students 13 to 19 admitted half price, children 12 and under free
there are no advance ticket sales all admissions are at the door prior to each performance

for more info go to:

www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

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June 7, 2005

Cantors' 3rd Rozhinke Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 21-24

the Rozhinke Retreat
Reclaiming the Cantorial Art for the 21st Century
AUGUST 21-24, 2005

Kutshers Country Club, New York

Now in its third year, the "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own. This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others—with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke"—the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions
  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

rozhinke.org

September 18, 2005

Celebration Concert: Jack Gottlieb at 75, NYC, Sep 18

Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, Cantor Richard Botton, Cantor Jonathan Comisar. The Professional and Congregational Choirs of Central Synagogue. Jayson Rodovky, organist, Brass Sextet and others September 18, 2005, 5 PM All are welcome. Free admission. Central Synagogue, Lexington Avenue at East 55th Street, New York, New York I.Music of Jack Gottlieb The Voice of the Lord in the Storm (1985,Organ solo based on a Sephardic melody) Quiet Nigun (2004, from Two Nigunim for Two-Part Singing, NYC premiere) Hashkiveinu (1977) It is Evening (1977) Hatsi Kaddish (1976, from Two Affirmations) II. A Sephardic Suite (2005, premiere) Jonathan Comisar III.Music of Jack Gottlieb In the Palace of Time (2004, premiere) Sh’ma Koleinu (2002) Tsur Yisrael (1976, from Two Affirmations) American Nign (2004, from Two Nigunim, words by the composer, NYC premiere) Blessed Be the Name (1975, Hymn) Judge of the World (1975, Organ solo based on an Ashkenazic melody)

September 22, 2005

NYJMHF: Afro-Semitic Experience w/Frank London, NYC, Sep 22

Jewish music and heritage festival
band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience with special guest Frank London
Days of Awe concert

JCC of Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave @ 76th St.
8pm
Tickets $15/$20 - BUY TIX
646-505-4444

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September 24, 2005

Afro-Semitic Experience, Frank London, Cantor Erik Contzius, New Rochelle, NY, Sep 24

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience with special guest Frank London with Cantor Erik Contzius
Saturday, September 24
Selichot Services and Hurricane Katrina Benefit
9:00 p.m.
Temple Israel of New Rochelle
1000 Pinebrook Boulevard
New Rochelle, New York
for more information please call 914-235-1800.

September 25, 2005

Katrina Relief, Seattle, WA, Sep 25

On Sept 25th at 7:00 at Temple De Hirsch/Sinai in downtown Seattle, Jewish musicians form all over the Northwest will come together to raise money for the URJ's Hurricane Relief Fund. We will ask $18 per person from our audience, but no one will be turned away.

So far we are mostly synagogue musicians and we especially need a klez presence!

E-mail Emily Katcher or call 206-780-0795 for more info or to volunteer.

November 10, 2005

Cantor Rebecca Garfein, NYC, Nov 10

Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Manhattan, will present the concert and CD debut of "Golden Chants of America...Commemorating 350 years of Jewish Music," 7 p.m., Nov. 10, 2005 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. Tickets are on sale at carnegiehall.org or at the Carnegie Charge--212-247-7800.

Cantor Rebecca Garfein, NYC, Nov 10

Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Manhattan, will present the concert and CD debut of "Golden Chants of America...Commemorating 350 years of Jewish Music," 7 p.m., Nov. 10, 2005 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. Tickets are on sale at carnegiehall.org or at the Carnegie Charge--212-247-7800.

November 27, 2005

Annual Cantorial Concert, Tenafly, NY, Nov 27

JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

Presents their Annual Cantorial Concert
Sunday, November 27 at 2 pm in the Taub Auditorium
Traditional cantorial pieces and lighter fare.
Free of Charge.

The following area cantors will participate:
Kenneth Butensky, Congregation Beth Am, Teaneck NJ
Regina Lambert-Hayut, Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes NJ
Sally Neff, Temple Beth Torah, Upper Nyack NY
David Perper; Perth Amboy NJ
Tracey Scher, Temple Beth Or, Washington Township NJ
Janine Schwarz, Chavurah Beth Shalom, Alpine NY
Kerith Spencer-Shapiro, Congregation Adas Emuno, Leonia NJ
Kurt Silbermann, Temple Emanu-El, Closter NJ
Faith Steinsnyder, Temple B'nai Shalom, E. Brunswick NJ
Sam Weiss, Jewish Community Center of Paramus NJ

For further information, please contact Lynn Werner
Phone: 201-569-7900, ext. 204

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December 1, 2005

5th Annual Many Lands, Many Faiths Concert, Austin, TX, Dec 1

Thursday, December 1, 2005
5th Annual Many Lands, Many Faiths Concert

Congregation Agudas Achim Sanctuary, Austin, Texas 7:00 PM
While there is no charge for this concert donations are
requested which will benefit The New Orleans Musician's
Clinic and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

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December 11, 2005

Festival of Choirs in honor of Chanukah, NYC, Dec 11

CHOIRS AND CANTORS SPARK THIS CHANUKAH SEASON

Over 250 adults and children will celebrate Chanukah, the
Festival of Lights, in concert, 3 P.M., Sunday, December
11, 2005, as Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan hosts
its unique Festival of Choirs. The sixth annual concert
will feature Cantors and their choirs from the New York
City metropolitan area. This year, the first night of
Chanukah is Sunday, December 25, 2005.

A Festival of Choirs is free of charge and open to the
entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street
off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more
information about this concert, please call (212) 362-8800,
ext. 1337.

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December 16, 2005

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, Flushing, Queens, NY, Dec 16

The Free Synagogue of Flushing will be presenting
Judas Maccabaeus on Friday, December 16th, 2005.
Shabbat Service at 8:15 pm, concert at 8:45 pm. The
concert will feature Free Synagogue's own Cantor
Steven Pearlston, the Free Synagogue Professional
Choir, Organist Robert Barrows, Live Trumpets!, and a
narration by Rabbi Jo David. Meet the artists at a
festive reception following the concert. Free parking
on premises. Chair lift available. All are invited.

The Free Synagogue of Flushing is located in downtown
Flushing, Queens (New York City), NY at 41-60 Kissena
Boulevard, between Main Street and Sanford Avenue.
Call for information about this and other programs:
718-961-0030 www.freesynagogue.org

February 4, 2006

Strauss-Warschauer+Cantors Fredda & Mendelson, Larchmont, NY, Feb 4

band photo
Saturday, February 4, at 7 PM
Larchmont, New York

The acclaimed Strauss/Warschauer Duo will headline a Klezmer Concert, which will also feature Cantors Fredda and Jack Mendelson, the adult choir, the children’s choirs, and a band of children singing and playing musical instruments.

General admission is $18 per person or $36 per family at the door. For more information call 914-834-6120 ext. 11.

February 6, 2006

Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song continues, NYC, 6 Feb

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo continues the Monday evening Columbia Series with a special hands-on workshop for klezmer instrumentalists and Yiddish singers. Bring your instruments and voices. Listeners are also welcome.

Cantorial Modal Analysis and Improvisation for Klezmer Musicians and Yiddish Singers—A Hands-on Workshop Acclaimed Jewish music scholar Professor Mark Kligman (Hebrew Union College) will join the Strauss/Warschauer Duo in a hands-on workshop for instrumentalists and singers that will explore the relationship between Khazones (Eastern European Jewish cantorial music) and klezmer music. Participants will work vocally and/or at their instruments on cantorial modal improvisation both in its historical context and as a vehicle for their own improvisations. Listeners are welcome.

All events will be held at Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive) in New York City at 8 PM, and are free and open to public. No tickets necessary. For more information please call (718) 399-1147 or email Agnieszka Legutko.

The next events in the series are on Mar 6, 2006, and Apr 3, 2006.

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March 12, 2006

NYC Cantorial School Concert, NYC, Mar 12

Date: Sunday night March 12th.
Time: 7:00pm
Where: JTS Feinberg Auditorium
Broadway at 122nd Street

Tickets are $7 for students; and $15 for anyone else.

There will be a wide variety of music performed by over half of the students of the HL Miller Cantorial School.

For ticket info, contact either Sara Horowitz or Rebecca Carl.

April 16, 2006

Cantorial and Classical music benefit for Argentinian Jews, Chestnut Hill, MA, Apr 16

On Sunday April 16, the Argentinean Jewish Relief Committee of Greater Boston (AJRC) will hold its 5th annual concert, "Sounds of Argentina 2006" to benefit the Jewish community in Argentina. The performance will feature Argentinean cantors Dudi Feuer (Temple Emanu-El in Florida), Karen Nisnik (Buenos Aires), and Elias Rosemberg (Temple Emeth in Newton), with the host congregation’s cantor - Aryeh Finklestein- as well as widely praised Argentinean soprano Clara Sandler. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. Cantorial, as well as popular Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew songs will be featured. This concert brings real community entertainment lead by extraordinarily talented and lively voices.

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April 30, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience w/Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, Chicago, IL, Apr 30

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
Sunday April 30, 3:30 p.m., at Anshe Emet, 3751 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois. For more info please call 773-281-1423.

May 18, 2006

Sway Machinery, Mendy opening, Brooklyn, NY, May 13

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, May 13th, 2006
Mendy: A question of faith--opening party!!!
Mendy, a film by Adam Vardy, and with a score composed by Jeremiah Lockwood and performed by The Sway Machinery, is opening for a two week run at Cinema Village on May 12th. Come celebrate with a live performance by The Sway Machinery. Venue and exact time to be announced.
mendythemovie.com

May 25, 2006

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, May 25

The Sway Machinery
Thursday, May 25th, 2006 10pm
Zebulon
258 Wythe Ave. (bet. N.3 & Metropolitan)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Price: free
Subway: L to Bedford Ave
http://zebuloncafeconcert.com

May 31, 2006

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, May 31

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival begins with a series of 3 concerts covering the theme "The Jewish Year in Melody":

From Shabbat to the High Holy Days
at the Pittsburgh Katz-JCC at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2006

More information about the festival is available at: www.pjmf.net
Tickets can be ordered from ProArts Ticket Service at: www.proartstickets.org

June 4, 2006

Divahn headlines, Philadelphia, PA, Jun 4

Tsiyon: Israel's Jewish Cultural Tapestry in Song and Music ~ a Concert ~


Sunday, June 4, 2006 4-6:30 pm
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall
Drexel University
33rd and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA
FREE and open to the public
Refreshments served!
Information: 215-895-6388 The first half of the
concert will feature tenor Richard Lenatsky and the Shira Hadasha Choir.
The 2nd half will feature Divahn.

KlezFest!, Dix Hills, NY, Jun 4

Want to come to a simcha without having to get all dressed
up? Then make your way to KLEZFEST! on Long Island at Dix
Hills Jewish Center, 555 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY,
Sun., June 4, 2006 7:00pm The show features the world-
renowned band Kapelye (Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, and Eric
Berman), joined by klezmer all-stars Cookie Segelstein,
Alex Kontorovich, Gennady Gutkin, and Michael Spielzinger.
First half showcases the fabulous talents of Yiddish
singers Joanne Borts, Chazzn Moishe Bear, the DHJC
Kinderchor, and surprise guests. The second half presents
Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub, who will perform and
lead a Music and Dance Party. He will also give a pre-
concert workshop at the synagogue from 4:00-5:30pm.
General admission is $25 and up (kids tix are $10) and
refreshments will be available.

June 6, 2006

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, June 6

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival continues with a series of 3 concerts covering the theme "The Jewish Year in Melody":

Songs for the Seasons
at Rodeph Shalom Congregation at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2006

More information about the festival is available at: www.pjmf.net
Tickets can be ordered from ProArts Ticket Service at: www.proartstickets.org

June 11, 2006

2nd Annual Shalshelet New Jewish Liturgical Music Fest, Chevy Chase, MD, Jun 11

The Second International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
Sunday, June 11
Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, Maryland (8300 Meadowbrook Lane)

The 7 p.m. concert will feature 15 of these liturgical works, and the day-long Festival, beginning at 10 a.m., will showcase the remainder of the compositions.

Tickets: In advance concert only: $20; workshops & brunch: $30; concert and workshops & brunch: $40. Purchase tickets: send a check payable to Shalshelet, PO Box 15836, Chevy Chase, MD 20825 or www.shalshelet.org. At the door additional $5 for each event.

For more information, visit www.shalshelet.org.

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Afro-Semitic Experience, Frank London's 'Hazonos', White Plains, NYC, Jun 11

On June 11th, the Afro-Semitic Experience with London's Hazonos project, 7pm, at Temple Israel Center of White Plains. 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, New York, 914-948-2800.

www.templeisraelcenter.org

June 18, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 19, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 20, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 21, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 25, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 26, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 27, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 28, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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July 30, 2006

Joshua Nelson, Chicago, IL, Jul 30

Congregation Kol Ami is sponsoring Joshua Nelson, the acclaimed Black Jewish singer of Hebrew Religous Gospel Music. The concert is Sunday, July 30 at 3:00 PM (pre-concert program at 2:30 PM) at Thorne Auditorium, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. It's $45 for teens and adults and $20 for children 13 and under. Call 312-664-4475 for tickets or more information.

September 16, 2006

Afro-Semitic Selichot, NYC, Sep 16

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

The music of the High Holy Days will be explored in a sacred experience by David Chevan with the Afro-Semitic Experience in a program of instrumental interpretations called “The Days of Awe.” Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor of Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan will join Chevan and the Afro-Semitic Experience and with them enter a unique spiritual realm with their arrangements of original music, High Holy Day cantorial works from the repertoire of Hazzan Yosele Rosenblatt, along with familiar traditional Jewish congregational High Holiday melodies on Selichot at 7:30p.m., September 16, 2006. Special Guest, Frank London of the Klezmatics will join as well for this special evening. The program, a highly meditative series of improvisations and interpretations of traditional melodies, is geared to all ages.

The entire community is invited to join us on Selichot. Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 W. 83rd Street off Central Park West. For more information, please call 212-362-8800 x1337.

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October 1, 2006

Vulgar Bulgars, Takoma Park, MD, Oct 1

October 14, 2006

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 14

Saturday, October 14th, 2006
Zebulon
The Sway Machinery returns to Zebulon - 10 PM
258 Wythe Ave. (bet. N.3 & Metropolitan)
Brooklyn NY 11221
Price: FREE

October 31, 2006

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 31

The Sway Machinery
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
North Six
Halloween Bash! - 8 PM
66 North Six Street
Brooklyn NY 11211
Price: TBA

December 9, 2006

Peri Smilow & Joshua Nelson + Jeff Klepper, Sharon, MA, Dec 9

On Saturday December 9th at 8 p.m., my synagogue, TEMPLE SINAI of SHARON, MA is hosting an End-of-year-balance-the-budget-get-ready-for- Chanukah-hunker-down-for-winter-heal-the-world-sing-your-guts-out- concert featuring two of my favorite singer/songwriters who are also treasured friends: PERI SMILOW, whose velvety, powerful and captivating voice and has brought thousands of people together in song and social action across the country; and JOSH NELSON, co- founder of Yom Hadash, now leader of his own group, The Josh Nelson Project, incredible singer and multi-instrumentalist, who is presently zooming upward into the top rank of Jewish contemporary musical artists. And, yes, JEFF KLEPPER, yours truly, is included at no extra charge, which is why we call this concert WHEN THREE STARS APPEAR. "Unplugged" might best describe the music, but with three voices, three guitars, piano, bass, mandolin and other surprises, who knows what might happen? The $36 general admission includes free finger-food before the show and a (cash) wine bar. A color flyer with pretty pictures and all the details is at our website:

www.temple-sinai.com/when_3_stars_appear/

Temple Sinai is about a half-hour south of Boston off Interstate 95, (just south of 128). There's directions at the website and lots of parking in back of the shul. Don't worry about it being sold out, if enough folks show up we'll just open the sanctuary wall a bit... Hope to see you there.

December 15, 2006

"A Festival of Choirs," NYC, Dec 15

NYC Rodeph Shalom Children's ChoirOver 250 adults and children will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, in concert, 3 P.M., Sunday, December 10, 2006 as Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan hosts its unique, multigenerational Festival of Choirs. The seventh annual concert will feature cantors and their volunteer adult and children’s choirs from all over the New York metropolitan area. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Friday, December 15, 2006.

A Festival of Choirs is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information about this concert, please call (212) 362-8800, ext. 1337.

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December 20, 2006

Rabbi Joe Black & Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Chicago, IL, Dec 20

Hanukkah with
Rabbi Joe Black and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Wednesday, December 20 (sixth night of Hanukkah)
6:00 pm Family Concert / 7:30 pm Community Concert

Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Doors and concessions open 1/2 hour before each concert
Tickets $12 advance/$15 at the door
Children age 3 and under free
Family maximum $50 advance/$55 at the door
Come early - stay late! One ticket price for one concert or both!

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December 25, 2006

Annual Family & Community Concert of Jewish Music, Hamden, CT, Dec 25

Monday, December 25, Annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music at 5:00 p.m, featuring Cantor Martin Levson, Isaiah Cooper, Stacy Phillips, Hedda Rubenstein and the Greater New Haven Kapelye led by David Chevan, Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. For further information, call (203) 288-3877

February 15, 2007

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 15

The Sway Machinery
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
Black Betty - www.blackbetty.net
Last NY show of the season!!! - 10:30 PM
366 Metropolitan Ave. (corner of Havemeyer)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Price: FREE

Over the next few months, The Sway Machinery will be on a brief hiatus, preparing for a powerful return in the wamer seasons. DO NOT miss this opportunity to be touched by the music!!!

Directions: G at Metropolitan Ave; L at Lorimer Ave. J, M, Z at Marcy Ave

February 25, 2007

Worlds of Jewish Music, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT,

Wesleyan University presents an extraordinary course, "Worlds of Jewish Music," with four visiting faculty, each doing a two-week mini-course: Edwin Seroussi, Hankus Netsky, Mark Kligman, and Cantor Perry Fine, with Mark Slobin as instructor and Amanda Scherbenske as graduate assistant. The course is accompanied by a four-concert Ring Family Jewish Music series:

RING FAMILY JEWISH MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
At Wesleyan University

Cantorial Splendor
Sunday, February 25, 7pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Free Admission

Classic Ashkenazic liturgical music and other Jewish vocal genres performed by Cantors Perry Fine, Joel Caplan, Lorna Wallach Kalet, and accompanied by Karina Bruk, piano.

March 9, 2007

JMF: Transforming the Cantor's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, NYC, Mar 9

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

March 9, 2007 10:30AM-12PM
The Media and the Messenger: Transforming the Cantor's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Prof. Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
Respondents: Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University and Prof. Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University.
Co-sponsor: Working Group on Jews/Media/Religion at the Center for Religion and Media, New York University

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

Jeffrey Shandler lecture, NYC, Mar 9

Friday, March 9, 2007 10:30AM to 12PM

"The Media and the Messenger: Transforming the Cantor's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"

Dr. Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
Respondents: Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University,
and Dr. Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University
Co-sponsor: Working Group on Jews/Media/Religion at the Center for Religion and Media, New York University

Location: The Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St. New York, NY
This event is free and open to the public

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March 18, 2007

"Passover to Freedom", NYC, Mar 18

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue presents...
"Passover To Freedom"
Featuring works by A.W. Binder, Michael Isaacson, Luboff, etc.

March 18th at 2pm
This is part of the Sacred Music Series, an Adult Education program focused on Music Education that is promoted through the Center for Community Learning at SWFS. We are exploring all sorts of Jewish music as a part of this continuous series.

30 W. 68th St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 877-4050

Please join us!

Cantor Dan Singer
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 877-4050 X 237

April 1, 2007

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NYC, Apr 1

Late night hang--bon voyage to TOMER TZUR - 12 midnight
Sunday, April 1st, 2007
Zebulon - zebuloncafeconcert.com
258 Wythe Ave. bet N 3rd and Metropolitan
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11221
718 218 6934
Price: Free

As we prepare to enter the Springtime, the season of pilgrimage and slaughtered lambs, the season of feasting and rejoicing, the season of energies unbridled and blood flowing loose in the veins, we of The Sway Machinery prepare to say a fond farewell to TOMER TZUR, who will be moving back to his native land of Israel at the end of the month. For me personally, NYC without Tomer is almost as hard to imagine as New York without graffiti on the subway cars and the 2nd Avenue Deli standing proudly on the corner of E 11th Street. These things, too, we have seen pass. But before I start pulling out my third hanky, I'll have you all know, there's a party starting and it won't stop 'till we all drop. This Sunday night at Zebulon, starting at an unwholesome hour and going until it's time to go, we will regal our friends and fans with our music and enjoy the company of my man Tomer Tzur in good old-fashioned style.

May 27, 2007

Amsterdam Synagogue Choir, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 27, 2007

The Amsterdam Synagogue Choir will be in concert, with a special selection
from our new Rosh Hashanah, Pesach and Chanukah repertoire.

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, Amsterdam (Holland)
Sunday 27 may 2007, 20.30

Tickets cost €10 and may be ordered through
our website www.ask-choir.org

June 13, 2007

Conference of Women Cantor's Network, Sudbury, MA, Jun 13

July 1, 2007

Kol Isha led by women cantors, London, UK, July 1

Sunday 1 July 2007
Kol Isha – the voices of women
sing praises to the Almighty

The beautiful voices of women, singing Jewish psalms and prayers will be heard in a ground breaking concert on Sunday 1st July. Britain's first and newly ordained cantor, Jaclyn Chernett of Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue, Edgware is joined by Josée Wolff*, the first woman from the European continent to be ordained Cantor at the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College, New York (where she now teaches). Two sopranos, Vivienne Bellos, Director of Music, North Western Reform Synagogue, Golders Green and Cathy Heller-Jones, Director of Music, Liberal Jewish Synagogue St John's Wood, who have been leading prayers in their synagogues through music for decades, feature in this concert, which also introduces Zoë Jacobs, a young British woman studying in America to become a cantor.

The concert at 8.00pm on Sunday 1 July takes place in the beautiful sanctuary of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7.00pm on the subject of the role of women's voices in religious Judaism throughout history, given by another woman playing an important role in Jewish music, Dr Abigail Wood, who is now the Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, SOAS, University of London.

*Cantor Josee Wolff will be running a 4 day JMI intensive workshop for synagogue musicians at Leo Baeck College from 2 -5 July. To attend Tel 020 8909 2445 or register online at Website www.jmi.org.uk

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July 2, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 2

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

July 3, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 3

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

July 4, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 4

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

July 5, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 5

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

August 8, 2007

The Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, Aug 8, 2007

The Sway Machinery
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 9 PM
Black Betty - www.blackbetty.net
366 Metropolitan Ave. (corner of Havemeyer)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Free Admission

Our usual line-up, Jeremiah, Stuart, Jordan and Colin, will be aided
by our friend Brian Chase (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) joining us on the
drums.

September 12, 2007

The Sway Machinery: Hidden Melodies Revealed, NYC, Sep 12, 2007

The Sway Machinery
HIDDEN MELODIES REVEALED—a secret celebration of Rosh HaShana in
song
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10PM
Angel Orensanz Foundation - www.orensanz.org
172 Norfolk Street (bet. Houston and Stanton), LES
FREE ADMISSION--OPEN BAR!

Be still and you will hear it--the rumble of the snare drum and the
high pitched cackle of the double-reed shawm...

Planning to attend? Let us know. RSVP at newyork.going.com/swaymachinery

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December 4, 2007

The Sway Machinery, NYC, Dec 4, 2007


A Single Eye of Fire--The Sway Machinery celebrates the first night of
Chanukah at Joe's Pub

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 9:30 PM
Joe's Pub -
425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
212-967-7555
Tickets: $12

Celebrating the first night of Chanukah, The Sway Machinery burns the single eye of fire into the night, raging like ancient history poured out of the fantasy life of a child. The first full band TSM show since our barn-raising stomp Hidden Melodies Revealed. We are thinking that this may be a sold out event, so we would encourage everyone to get your tickets now.

Tickets available on the web: web.joespub.com/caltool/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&performanceID=3578

The DVD of Hidden Melodies Revealed, which would make an ideal holiday present for almost anyone, will be offered for sale.

February 17, 2008

Cantor Sam Weiss, Steven Greenman, Pete Rushefsky, NYC, Feb 17, 2008

"Cantorial Inspiration"
Sunday, February 17 at 3 pm

Cantor Sam Weiss, violinist Steven Greenman, and tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky bring synagogal sonorities to the fully restored Eldrdige Street Synagogue sanctuary with a program of traditional and new pieces rooted in the cantorial and klezmer traditions. The trio will look back to the Cantorial Golden Age, when a long succession of cantors inspired the worshipers of the Eldrdige Street congregation. They will also draw inspiration from the great 19th-century klezmer violinists of Berditchev, Ukraine, and from other favorite Jewish melodies.

Tickets: $15 adults; $12 students and seniors

Eldridge Street Project
12 Eldridge Street
New York, New York 10002
Tel: 212.219.0888

Directions: www.eldridgestreet.org/visit_us_d.htm

February 20, 2008

Jeremiah Lockwood, NYC, Feb 20, 2008

Jeremiah Lockwood of the Sway Machinery: Hidden Melodies Revealed
a work-in-progress showing
Feb. 20, 7pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St, NYC, $10
Tickets at www.ticketweb.com or 917.606.8200

Jeremiah Lockwood will be performing solo, playing pieces from The Sway Machinery repetoire and new works-in-progress from the Hidden Melodies Revealed project. His performance will be followed by a scholarly discussion of the history of Cantorial music with Peter Rachefsky, Director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and Cantor David Lefkowitz, of the Park Avenue Synagogue.

March 13, 2008

Music Salon w/Cantor Roslyn Barak, Berkeley, CA, Mar 13, 2008

Music Salon at the Magnes Museum
A Festival of Faith: The Musical Legacy of Cantor Reuben Rinder
The Judah L. Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street, Berkeley
Thursday, March 13, 4:00 pm
$6 for Magnes members, $8 non-members
info: 510.549.6950

Cantor Roslyn Barak of Congregation Emanu-El in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo. Cantor Reuben Rinder (1887-1966) whose tenure spanned 50 years was a renowned cantor as well as an impresario and composer. Cantor Rinder was most noted for the influence he had on the careers of young artists such as Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin, as well as for his commitment to the commissioning of liturgical works.

Cantor Roslyn Barak has served at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco since 1987 and Dr. Francesco Spagnolo is Head of Research at the Magnes.

Co-Sponsored by the 23rd Jewish Music Festival and Congregation Emanu-El

March 23, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: Benzion Miller, Berkeley, CA, Mar 23, 2008

Benzion MillerJewish Music FestivalBenzion Miller
Sun, Mar 23, 2008 7:30 PM
Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

$21 JCC East Bay/Netivot members, seniors and students $25 non-members

The world-renowned Hasidic Cantor, featured on the PBS special: Cantors: A Faith in Song, captivates audiences with his brilliant tenor voice, virtuosic technique and deep spirituality. Accompanied by Daniel Gildar, pianist.

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June 26, 2008

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NYC, Jun 26, 2008

The The Sway Machinery
will be playing at Union Pool tomorrow night, having some fun and trying out some new material before our MASSIVE show at Celebrate Brooklyn on July 20.

Union Pool
Thursday, June 26 9PM
484 Union Avenue on the corner of Union and Meeker
(just by the Lorimer L train stop)
$5 admission

We can't wait to see you!!! We're seriously stomping these days, fresh from our Canadian adventure recording our upcoming album and generally rushing headlong into abysses of pleasure/memory/terror.

August 20, 2008

David Chevan CD release, NYC, Aug 20, 2008

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

I am excited to announce the forthcoming release of my new CD, Yizkor: Music of Memory. It is an album of original settings of the prayers and psalms associated with Yizkor, the Jewish memorial service. It was recorded this past November with Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi and my group, The Afro-Semitic Experience. Although there have been a number of jazz artists who have written requiem and memorial pieces I am fairly certain that no one has ever written a jazz setting for the Yizkor service.

On August 20, at 7:00 p.m. we will be premiering the work at the historic Museum at Eldridge Street in the lower east side of Manhattan. This is going to be quite a concert. Hazzan Mizrahi will be coming to New York from his home in Chicago to join us for this performance. We will also be joined by our old friend, trumpeter Saskia Laroo, who is coming to New York from her home in Amsterdam. And Hazzan Jack Mendelson, my teacher and mentor in the ways of Hazzanut is also planning to sing some pieces with us and possibly a duet with Hazzan Mizrahi (he's coming from White Plains which is practically in New York!). I have the feeling that this is going to be a good night of music.

The address of the Museum at Eldridge Street is 12 Eldridge Street in New York City. If you are interested in tickets or for more information please call 212-219-0888 or visit their web site at www.eldridgestreet.org . I hope that you will join us for that performance.

October 17, 2008

Joshua Nelson, Friday Night Services, Manhattan, NY, 17 Oct, 2008

The Prince of Kosher Gospel, Joshua Nelson, will perform during the 6p.m. Shabbat Services, Friday, October 17, 2008 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Manhattan. Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor of Congregation Rodeph Sholom along with Assistant Cantor, Shayna Peavey and the Rodeph Sholom Children’s Choir, will join Joshua Nelson in soulful song to kick off Rodeph Sholom’s annual Mitzvah Marathon Weekend.

The entire community is invited to join us. Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 W. 83rd Street off of Central Park West. For more information, please call 646-454-3030. For more information about our Mitzvah Marathon Weekend, please see our website www.rodephsholom.org

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October 25, 2008

Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 25 Oct 2008

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, October 25, 9:30pm
Elbo Room
647 Valencia St. San Francisco
Tickets: $15

Presented by The Hub in partnership with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

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Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 25 Oct 2008

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, October 25, 9:30pm
Elbo Room
647 Valencia St. San Francisco
Tickets: $15

Presented by The Hub in partnership with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

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November 4, 2008

Mark Ben, Paris, France, 4 Nov 2008

Mark Ben in Paris Concert

LE CENTRE D'ART ET DE CULTURE
HBGPROD- DAVID COHEN & HAIM BERDAH
(Lubavitch Rabbis) Présente avant sa tournée en France
L'évenement Musical de la rentrée

MARK BEN en Concert SHOW CASE

CENTRE RACHI LE 4 NOV 2008
39 RUE BROCA 75005 PARIS
Réservation infoline Pré-Vente Tel:01 42 17 10 38
TARIF 20 € TARIF REDUIT 15 €
en partenariat avec le FSJU jeunesse et les Radio de la Fréquence juive 94.8 FM
RESERVATION PLAN
MARK BEN ON RADIO&CLIP SiteWeb:
WWW.MARKBEN.FR

November 16, 2008

Alberto Mizrahi, San Francisco, CA, 16 Nov 2008

Alberto Mizrahi

Sunday, November 16, 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco
$28.00 Member / $32.00 Public / $25 Student

Affectionately known as the "Jewish Pavarotti," Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts and operas. Mizrahi's unique and captivating repertoire spans nine languages and confirms his status as one of the world's leading interpreters of Jewish music.

"A phenomenal solo voice...He hits ear-stinging B-flats and Cs [and] conveys power and fervor as few other singers do." - Chicago Tribune

Presented by the JCCSF in Association with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

Alberto Mizrahi, San Francisco, CA, 16 Nov 2008

Alberto Mizrahi

Sunday, November 16, 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco
$28.00 Member / $32.00 Public / $25 Student

Affectionately known as the "Jewish Pavarotti," Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts and operas. Mizrahi's unique and captivating repertoire spans nine languages and confirms his status as one of the world's leading interpreters of Jewish music.

"A phenomenal solo voice...He hits ear-stinging B-flats and Cs [and] conveys power and fervor as few other singers do." - Chicago Tribune

Presented by the JCCSF in Association with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

December 21, 2008

The Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 21 Dec 2008

The Sway Machinery with DeLeon and PJA's Festival of Rights

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, December 21st, 2008 - 6PM Doors
111 Minna Gallery -
http://www.jccsf.org/hub_web/NewJewishRit.aspx?catid=625
Sponsored by the Hub
Super 8: Hub Hanukkah Party
111 Minna Street
(415) 974-1719
Price: $8 Members/Advance $12 at the door

December 25, 2008

David Chevan in Family & Community Concert of Jewish Music, Hamden, CT, 25 Dec 2008

David Chevan
This Thursday I will be hosting the annual Family and Community Concert at
Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut. If you have nothing to do that
afternoon (it starts at 5:00) or need a break from whatever you and your
family are up, please join us. There will be some new singers and some old
friends. It is always a lot of fun, plus there are tasty treats to eat. If
you come, please bring a non-perishable item for the food pantry.

Here's the info in great detail (just the way I send it to the press!!)
Thursday, December 25, Annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music
at 5: 00 p.m., featuring Cantor Arthur Giglio, Isaiah Cooper, Richard Gans,
Stacy Phillips, and the Greater New Haven Kapelye led by David Chevan,
Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. There is a small
admission charge and please bring a non-perishable food donation for the
food pantry. For further information, call (203) 288-3877

January 31, 2009

Sway Machinery, NYC, 31 Jan 2009

The Sway Machinery
opening for ANTIBALAS

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 - 8 PM doors/9PM show
Southpaw
125 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718 230 0236
spsounds.com ;
Price: $18 advance/$20 night of show

February 23, 2009

Giora Feidman, Moshe Berlin, Hiliq Frank, Jerusalem Cantorial Choir, Tel Aviv, Israel, 23 Feb 2009

Giora FeidmanCelebratory Concert of Cantors and Klezmers
with the International Klezmer star Giora Feidman
Moshe Berlin, Hiliq Frank, the Jerusalem Cantorial Choir

Mon, Feb 23, 2009, 20:00
Merkaz Dohel
R' Hatikva 76
Tel Aviv

Tickets: 03 639 5333 between 10-17:00
and at the theatre on the eve of the performance

February 26, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Cantor Jacob Mendelson, 26 Feb 2009

festival logoFAU 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

The Art of Cantorial Improvisation - with Cantor Jacob Mendelson
Thursday February 26, 2009 @ 11 a.m. - Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

Renowned New York City Cantor Jacob Mendelson leads six of his South Florida colleagues in a unique presentation featuring live performance, classic recordings and a panel discussion. The cantors will improvise and demonstrate their individual vocal skills. Recordings from FAU Libraries' Judaica Sound Archives and Cantorial repertoire from the library's printed music collections will be featured.

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 Office

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Kultur Festival 2009: Film—"A Cantor's Tale, 26 Feb 2009

festival logoFAU 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

Film/Q&A: "A Cantor's Tale" - with Cantor Jacob Mendelson
Thursday February 26, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. - Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

A Cantor's Tale has received rave reviews for its exploration of the American roots of "hazzanut" (liturgical music) through the eyes and voice of Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob Mendelson. The New York Times called him "a voice that heralds a culture." This feature length documentary provides a nostalgic journey through family, neighborhood and tradition. Q&A with Cantor Mendelson will follow the film.

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 Office

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Giora Feidman, Moshe Berlin, Hiliq Frank, Jerusalem Cantorial Choir, Jerusalem, Israel, 26 Feb 2009

Giora FeidmanCelebratory Concert of Cantors and Klezmers
with the International Klezmer star Giora Feidman
Moshe Berlin, Hiliq Frank, the Jerusalem Cantorial Choir

Thu, Feb 26, 2009, 20:00
Merkaz Gerard Bekher
Bezalel 4
Jerusalem

Tickets: 02 625 1139
and at the theatre on the eve of the performance
www.bimot.co.il

April 5, 2009

Hankus Netsky Presents The Music of Morris Hollender, Waltham, MA, 5 Apr 2009

Hankus Netsky, courtesy National Yiddish Book CenterHankus Netsky Presents The Music of Morris Hollender

On Sunday, April 5th at 4PM Temple Beth Israel of Waltham will sponsor a concert featuring nigunim, klezmer tunes, cantorials, and Yiddish folk songs from the repertoire of Morris Hollender, the temple’s long-time baal t’file (lay cantor) and baal korey (Torah reader). The concert, organized by local musician, ethnomusicologist, and Temple member Hankus Netsky, will feature prominent local singers and the twenty-piece New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble.

Originally from Carpato-Ruthenia, Morris Hollender’s father, uncle, and brothers were all renowned for their singing and their knowledge of nigunim (melodies) from local and legendary Hassidic rabbis and traditional cantors. A survivor of Auschwitz and a former resident of postwar Czechoslovakia, Mr. Hollender emigrated to America with his wife, Edith (also a survivor) in 1968. The April 5th concert is the result of Hankus Netsky’s ongoing work with the Mr. Hollender through the National Yiddish Book Center’s “Discovery Project,” an activist Jewish cultural recovery project that he directs. “It is extraordinary to have the opportunity to bring this precious Jewish musical legacy back to life, and to be able to pass these treasures on our students and to the general public,” says Netsky.

Temple Beth Israel is located at 25 Harvard St.
in Waltham, one block from Main St. on the 70 bus line. Tickets are $10 (a special $5 rate is available for Beth Israel members). The synagogue is fully handicapped accessible. For more information call 781 894 5146, or contact the temple at www.tbiwaltham.org. Group discounts are also available.

April 29, 2009

The Sway Machinery, CD Release party, NYC, 29 Apr 2009

The Sway Machinery

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
The Sway Machinery play Hidden Melodies Revealed!!!! - 9PM
Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston St
New York, NY
Price: $10

The Sway Machinery celebrates the release of our new album HIDDEN MELODIES REVEALED by playing the complete album. We will be joined at this show by some awesome special guests!

May 2, 2009

The Sway Machinery, CD Release party, NYC, 2 May 2009

The Sway Machinery

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
The Sway Machinery record release party at the RUSSIAN BATHS - 7pm-2am
Banya
602 Coney Island Ave bet Beverley Rd & Ave C
Brooklyn, NY

Break out your bikini or swim trunks, and join us and our hand-picked crowd of artsy, different, funky (and nearly naked) New Yorkers for Gemini & Scorpio's legendary Russian Baths party (as seen in The Village Voice "Best of 2006"). We will have the newly remodeled & sparkling clean baths to ourselves, with every steam room and sauna ready to please, plus a few hand-picked professionals on hand for the optional platzas and massages. There are three levels and multiple rooms to the space: Russian, Turkish and Swedish steam rooms, jacuzzi and cold plunge pool; the poolside lounge and the dance floor; hookah & chillout lounges upstairs; plus the rooftop smoking deck.

Inside, The Sway Machinery will have you sweating faster than the saunas playing two sets, at 10pm and 12am. DJ Reagonomics keeps the dance floor sizzling till 2am while we dole out pierogies for everyone. There will be an open vodka bar 10-11pm, featuring homemade infused vodkas in pomegranate blackberry and ginger flavors.

Only 120 tickets are available, and most parties sell out in advance. Cost: $95 VIP ticket (7pm entry + open vodka bar + authentic multi-course Russian dinner) /$55 regular ticket (9pm entry + open vodka bar) / $35 discount ticket (11pm entry). More details on each ticket tier are on our website.

This is the kind of party you always imagine, but can never quite find in real life!

www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

June 7, 2009

The Sway Machinery, WJMF, Washington, DC, 7 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

The Sway Machinery
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 7, 7:30 pm

Combining rhythmic power and potent folklore, The Sway Machinery’s energy and unique music are unmatched. Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box mixes Cantorial and liturgical traditions with Afro-beats, blues, pop and horns to create a truly original sound. Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic lyrics mesh with horns and American blues traditions to create a frenzied, celebratory musical experience. The Sway Machinery boasts a heavy-hitting rotation of musicians including drummers Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Stefan Schneider of Montreal-based and internationally renowned instrumental post-rock band Belle Orchestre, bass player Nick Movshon of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and the trumpet and tenor sax horn section of the band Antibalas, Jordan McLean and Stuart Bogie. The powerful combination of musical personalities yields an unassailable force of excitement.

“Jeremiah Lockwood makes the ancient modern and the mythological real.”
—The Village Voice

Community Partner: JDub Records
If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

September 12, 2009

Aviva Chernick & Aaron Lightstone Selichot prep, Toronto, CA, 12 Sep 2009

Slichot- Entering into the Mystery
A Slichot service led by Aviva Chernick and Aaron Lightstone

Temple Emanuel
Saturday, September 12, 2009, 8:30pm - 10:45pm
120 Old Colony Rd, Toronto
Tel: 416 702 1797

This evening is an invitation to turn inwards and prepare together in community for these coming days of awe.

Join Aviva Chernick (Cantorial Soloist), Aaron Lightstone (guitar and oud), and an ensemble of exceptional world musicians for this prayerfull journey.
Ernie Tollar - Nay, Bansuri, sax
Gupreet Channa- Tabla
Josh Engle- Mandolin, guitar, shruti box.

September 17, 2009

The Sway Machinery, "Hidden Melodies Revealed, Los Angeles, CA, 17 Sep 2009

posterThe Sway Machinery's Musical Extravaganza "Hidden Melodies Revealed: A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah"
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
The Historic Piness Auditorium at Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Hidden Melodies Revealed 2009! - 8 PM open bar/9PM show
3663 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010

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September 19, 2009

The Sway Machinery, "Hidden Melodies Revealed, San Francisco, CA, 19 Sep 2009

posterThe Sway Machinery's Musical Extravaganza "Hidden Melodies Revealed: A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah"
Saturday, September 19th, 2009
The Sanctuary at Temple Emanu-el
Hidden Melodies Revealed 2009! - 9 PM open bar/10 PM show
2 Lake Street
San Francisco CA 94118

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October 30, 2009

The Kirtan Rabbi, Free Synagogue of Flushing, NY, October 30, 2009

Free Synagogue of Flushing will present a one-of-a-kind musical event featuring the Kirtan Rabbi on Friday,
October 30, 8 PM, at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Main Street and Sanford Ave.), Flushing, Queens. Admission is FREE.
Rabbi Andrew Hahn, known as the Kirtan Rabbi, weaves traditional Jewish liturgy and musical modes into the increasingly popular call-and-response form of singing called Kirtan. Originally from India, Kirtan is described as "a form of chant designed to heighten participation, communal feeling and ecstatic communion with the divine." Kirtan calls for full participation from the audience and promises to be an uplifting experience. Some free parking available adjacent to synagogue. For more information, call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.

November 1, 2009

Dudu Fisher, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, November 1, 2009

Known for his stirring performance on Broadway as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLE and as a world famous Israeli cantor, Dudu Fisher brings an exciting and visually stunning show to Boston’s Symphony Hall (303 Mass. Avenue) on Sunday, November 1, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $45-75 and can be purchased at www.bso.org or by calling 888.266.1200.

Based on his highly successful PBS special, IN CONCERT FROM ISRAEL, Fisher will take the audience on an inspired journey connecting his talent as a Broadway performer, cantor, and contemporary artist with music and stories that celebrate the beauty of Israel's landscape, culture and people.

Fisher has performed on the stages of Broadway, the West End in London, Israel, and throughout the world, including singing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta, recording an album of show tunes with the London Symphony Orchestra, and performing for Britain's Royal family and Bill and Hillary Clinton. He is the only Broadway performer to receive a Broadway contract allowing him to observe the Jewish Sabbath by not performing on Friday evenings and Saturday matinees, a recognition of his talent and dedication to the role and a constant source of pride and accomplishment in his career.

Fisher'€™s Fall 2009 North American Tour is a celebration of the PBS television special that capitalizes on his incredible vocal and artistic range and features a repertoire that goes well beyond the television show. It tells the story of a cantor who finds success on the stages of Broadway, but who never forgets his home or the musical landscape of Israel. The tour concludes with shows in Toronto on November 5 and in Baltimore on November 7.

November 13, 2009

Veretski Pass, Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison, CT, November 13

Veretski PassVeretski Pass in CT Nov 13-15

Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, CT and

THE PHYLLIS SILIDKER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Presents

Veretski Pass
Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman

Friday, Nov 13, Music in the service with Rabbi and Cantor

Saturday, Nov 14th
7:30pm Havdalah Celebration

8:00 pm -- Concert/Lecture including a performance of the "Klezmer
Shul" followed by a Dance Party
hors d’oeuvres and wine
(Admission Free )

Sunday, Nov 15
12:15, Lunch and learn for adults, Ask Drs. Kez

Temple Beth Tikvah
196 Durham Rd. (Route 79)
Madison, CT 06443
For further information, contact Cantor Goldberg at 203-245-7028, ext.
209.

November 21, 2009

The Jewish Folk Arts Festival Concert honoring Sue Roemer, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C., November 21, 2009

The Jewish Folk Arts festival Concert honoring Sue Roemer will take place on Saturday night, November 21, at Tifereth Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C.. The evening will feature the Fabrangen Fiddlers, women cantors including Debbie Katchko and Natasha Hirschhorn. Sue Roemer, a Yiddish folk singer and cantor, is being honored for her 40 years of service to the Jewish people. A member of the Fabrangen Fiddlers, she is no longer able to perform due to illness. The recording first issued by the band in 1977 will be re-issued as a CD at the concert. On the album Sue sings Zol Zayn by Gebirtig and other folk and liturgical selections. Tickets are $25 for the general public. Go to www.am-kolel.org for more information.

March 21, 2010

A Jewish Music Medley, 21 Mar 2010

A Jewish Music Medley

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wellesley College, Houghton Memorial Chapel
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA

Your Turn to Learn
An Afternoon of Hands-on Workshops with School of Jewish Music faculty

2:30-4:45 p.m.
Free admission; Registration required
Register now

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Unlocking the Cantillation Code
Learn the how’s and why’s of cantillation trope from Dr. Joshua Jacobson, author of the definitive work, Chanting the Hebrew Bible: The Art of Cantillation (JPS, 2002)

Sing Along with Jeff Klepper
Meet the composer of new synagogue classics such as Shalom Rav and other popular modern liturgical compositions.

3:45-4:45 p.m.

A Cappella from Alef to Tav
Learn or refine your ability to develop a repertoire for your a cappella group, to create special arrangements, and more. Or just come and listen! Workshop presented by members of Honorable Menschen, Boston’s premiere Jewish a cappella group.

Open Wide the Tent: Pedagogy of B’nai Mitzvah for Special Needs Students
Gain an overview of teaching strategies to enable special needs students to achieve this Jewish milestone, with Cantor Scott Sokol, PhD, and Cantor Louise Treitman.

Hebrew College Jewish Choral Festival

7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door, $5 for children 17 and under
Purchase tickets now
featuring

Zamir Chorale of Boston
Shir Tzion, the Hebrew College Cantorial Choir
Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus
Prozdor’s Kol Rinah, the Jewish Youth Chorus of Greater Boston
Honorable Menschen

Please visit: hebrewcollege.edu/events

Cosponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at Wellesley College
Free parking for all events in the Founders Lot on the Wellesley campus; see wellesley.edu/CampusMaps for directions.

For more information:
Barbara Cassidy, 617-559-8643

April 16, 2010

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, 16 Apr 2010

posterThe Sway Machinery FRIDAY APRIL 16, 2010--midnight Zebulon 258 Wythe Avenue (bet N.3rd and Metropolitan) Brooklyn, NY 11211-3914 (718) 218-6934 Admission FREE zebuloncafeconcert.com

June 6, 2010

Please come hear a unique lecture in Yiddish at the Solem Aleichem Cultural Center (3338 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx NY) by Ely Moseson, "The Mystical Tradition in Yiddish"

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 1:30 PM

Musical Program to follow with Cantor Sam Weiss
Contribution: $3.50
members: free
Corner 208th street, one block from Montefiore Hospital.
D Train train to 205th st, or 4 train to Mosholu Parkway
information: 917-930-0295

Kumt hern di interesante lektsye af yidish:
"Di mistishe traditsye in yidish"
fun Elly Moseson.
Zuntik, dem 6tn yuni, 2010, 1:30 bay tog.
In der muzikalisher program: Khazn Shmuel Weiss
inem Sholem-Aleichem-Kultur-Tsenter

3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx

rog 208te gas, lebn Montefiore shpitol.

informatsye: 917-930-0295

June 30, 2010

Klezwoods, Somerville, MA, 30 Jun, 2010

KlezwoodsKlezwoods, an exciting Boston-based klezmer band, perform an energetic mix of klezmer, balkan, and arabic music with bass heavy grooves and eclectic instrumentation. Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Mini opens.

Wed, June 30, 2010, 9pm
Johnny D's
17 Holland St. Somerville MA
Davis Square, across from the Davis T stop

(617) 776-2004
www.johnnyds.com

August 2, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 3, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 4, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 5, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 6, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 7, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 8, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 18, 2010

Cantorial Concert, Revere, MA, 18 August 2010

Cantors and soloists of the North Shore Cantorial Association will be performing ensemble and solo pieces of High Holiday music on Wednesday evening, August 18 at 6:30 pm at Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St, Peabody, MA.

$18 adults. Proceeds will go to the Jewish Family Services Food Bank.

http://www.jewishjournal.org/

Cantorial Concert, Revere, MA, 18 August 2010

Cantors and soloists of the North Shore Cantorial Association will be performing ensemble and solo pieces of High Holiday music on Wednesday evening, August 18 at 6:30 pm at Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St, Peabody, MA.

$18 adults. Proceeds will go to the Jewish Family Services Food Bank.

http://www.jewishjournal.org/

August 19, 2010

Jews on Vinyl Revue, Los Angeles, CA, 19 August 2010

Sunset Concert: Jews on Vinyl Revue
Produced by the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation

L.A. debut! This intergenerational collaboration of young local musicians and musical legends features international singing star Hedva Amrani, a rare appearance by visionary jazz pioneer and cellist Fred Katz, and Sol Zim (the "Tom Jones" of cantorial music). Backed by a house band led by L.A. guitarist David Green, this evening of song is not to be missed!

"Who were we to kvetch? [The Revue] sounded great. You don't have to be Jewish to dig Jewish music." ~Huffington Post

Part of the Sunset Concert series at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Thursday, August 19, 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
FREE; no reservations
Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis
Plentiful on-site parking: $5 per car carrying three or more people, otherwise $10 per car (cash only)
Street parking strictly prohibited
Or take Metro Rapid Bus 761
Carpooling encouraged!

http://www.skirball.org

October 23, 2010

"Second Annual Greatest Cantorial Concert in South Florida History", Miami, FL, 23 Jan, 2010

The best of Jewish music will be presented on Saturday evening, January 23rd, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., in the Second Annual Greatest Cantorial Concert in South Florida History. More than two dozen cantors and soloists will perform a diverse concert of Jewish song, presented in the beautiful and historic Bertha Abess Sanctuary at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, located in Miami’s Performing Arts district. For more information (and to view a video of last year's concert), go to www.cantorialconcert.org. Tickets are $18.00. Purchase early since last year's concert was sold out. Purchase tickets here, or call 1-800-838-3006.

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November 7, 2010

Jhos & Julie's Band of Angels with Kitchen Help, San Mateo, CA, 7 November 2010

In a rare presentation of rockin' Jewish music on the San Mateo County (Calif.) Coastside, two world-class ensembles will perform a concert on Sunday, November 7, at noon, in support of Half Moon Bay's Coastside Jewish Community, at the Oceano Hotel & Ballroom in Princeton-By-The-Sea (30 minutes south of San Francisco). Jhos & Julie's Band of Angels will perform folk to rock to Israeli, Yiddish, Sephardic, and Cantorial selections, and acclaimed Bay Area bluegrass band Kitchen Help will deliver traditional songs and heartfelt harmonies inspired by the bluegrass masters.
Tickets are $36 general admission, $50-100 preferred seating, and $10 for children. Light lunch will be provided and there will be a no-host bar.

www.coastsidejewishcommunity.org

December 3, 2010

Cantors and Choirs of Congregation Rodeph Sholom Chanukah Celebration, NYC, 3 Dec 2010

The Cantors and Choirs of Congregation Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, during Shabbat services, 6 P.M., Friday, December 3, 2010. The unique intergenerational service will feature Cantor Rebecca Garfein and Cantor Shayna De Lowe and the volunteer adult and children’s choirs from the synagogue. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

“Chanukah celebrates miracles and the power to overcome hardship,” according to Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein. “For many people in our country, this has been an especially tough year. Chanukah can help remind us all of the everyday miracles in our lives.”

Some highlights of the service will be Peter Yarrow’s, “Light One Candle,” and “Bring on the Light,” a piece by composer, singer and actor, Danny Maseng, that was commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom for Chanukah in 2001. The service will also feature the Children’s Choir for grades 2-8 and the Jr. Jr. Choir, which is for children from the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grades.

Cantor Garfein will be joined by Rodeph Sholom’s Associate Cantor, Shayna De Lowe and Cantorial-Intern, Melanie Cooperman. Accompanying the cantors and choirs will be Rodeph Sholom’s organist, J. David Williams. Joining Mr. Williams will be: John Hadfield, percussion, Susan Rotholz, flute, Eliot Bailen, guitar and cello and Daniel Freeman, acoustic and electric bass.

The service is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information, please call (646) 454-3030 or go to www.rodephsholom.org.

December 4, 2010

No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul, NYC, 4 Dec 2010

No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul
December 4, 2010, 8 p.m.
Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, NYC

Sponsor: Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music

Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical music featuring 22 original and contemporary pieces in styles ranging from jazz, pop, and classical to klezmer and cantorial. Shalshelet's International Music Festival continues on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with Meet the Composer workshops, the debut of 35 additional compositions, and brunch.

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 plus workshops/brunch). Half price for seniors, students, and children. Additional $5 per event after 11/30 and at the door.

Tel: 212-865-0600 ext 242
Web: www.shalshelet.org

January 23, 2011

Hankus Netsky and his "Freylekh Festival Orchestra," South Orange, NJ, 23 January 2011

Oheb Shalom Congregation proudly presents MUSIC FOR THE AGES SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 at 3PM The program, created specifically for our 150th anniversary, willshowcase a broad spectrum of American Jewish Music, including immigrantvocal and instrumental repertoire, songs from the golden era of theYiddish Theatre and Jewish Swing, the sounds of Jewish Broadway, and apanorama of Jewish liturgical traditions - including the constantlyevolving Jewish musical sounds of today. Featuring Hankus Netsky and his "Freylekh Festival Orchestra," with Joanne Borts, Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss, DJSocalled,Cantors Erica Lippitz and Henry Rosenblum, Dave Levitt, Matt Darriau, Ben Holmes, Marty Confurius, and Grant Smith General admission $18, Children 12 and under $9, Family Rate for parents and any number of children, $54 Oheb Shalom Congregation 170 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079 973 762 7067 www.oheb150.org

January 29, 2011

Cantor Unplugged, San Francisco, CA, 29 January 2011

Cantor Unplugged IV: Broadway Night with a Little Yiddishkayt
Join Cantor Sharon Bernstein and friends as she throws off her cantorial persona and wanders through the (American) (Jewish) (Gay) songbook.

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8:00 pm
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St. (corner of 16th & Mission), SF
$10 members; $15 non-members; children 12 and under free
To order tickets, please call the CSZ office at (415) 861-6932

Parking Lots near Sha'ar Zahav

Garages:

Hoff St., between 16th & 17th 0.54 mi. from CSZ, valet only
MissionBartlett 3255 21st 1.07 miles from CSZ
Mission Otis 1660 Mission 1.09 miles from CSZ

March 2, 2011

Cantor Naftali Hertski, 2 Mar 2011

Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute Choir conducted by Cantor Naftali Herstik
special guest: Cantor Dr. Brian J. Mayer

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011, 7:30pm
Temple Emanu-El
99 Taft Avenue
Providence, RI
FREE and open to the public

The Benton A. Odessa Memorial Concert

March 11, 2011

"Sing Songs of Shabbat," Boston Jewish Music Festival, 11 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Sing Songs of Shabbat
Friday night, Mar 11, 2011, Various Locations

While Jewish music runs the gamut from the Balkans to Broadway, from the mournful to the madcap, there is no denying its roots are based in prayer melodies. This year, BJMF is proud to offer an innovative exploration of Jewish spiritual music in synagogues and on stage. No matter what your level of observance or practice, we think you’ll find inspiration at this very special weekend of divine musical sparks.

Another first! And not just for Boston, but for Jewish Music Festivals around the country. We’re proud to invite the public to attend one of four festive Kabbalat Shabbat Programs. What better way to experience the eclectic history of Jewish ritual music.

  • Cantor Yaakov Lemmer will be davening at the Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill Street, Swampscott.
  • Cantor Aaron Bensoussan will lead a Sephardic service at Temple Aliyah, 1664 Central Ave, Needham.
  • Neshama Carlebach will be a special Shabbaton guest and participate in Temple Emanuel’s Shabbat Alive! services, 385 Ward Street, Newton.
  • A Baroque Italian Kabbalat Shabbat, composed by Salamone Rossi of Mantua in the 1630’s, will be performed by Cantor Louise Treitman and her ensemble at Congregation B’nai Torah, 225 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

All services are free but space is limited at each temple. Reservations for each event can be made via the email links below:
Yaakov Lemmer at Chabad of North Shore
Aaron Benssousan at Temple Aliyah
Neshama Carlebach at Temple Emanuel
Baroque Italian at Congregation B’nai Torah

March 12, 2011

Frank London, "Divine Sparks," Boston Jewish Music Festival, 12 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival

Divine Sparks, the centerpiece of this year’s festival, is a unique exploration of Jewish spiritual music with an amazing range of singers and musicians. It also offers you an opportunity to support the Festival. By purchasing special $72 seats, you can enjoy the post-concert celebration with the evening’s artists and Festival friends and supporters.

Saturday, March 12, 8pm
Divine Sparks

Berklee Performance Center
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA

Frank LondonA once-in-a-lifetime event when world class singers and musicians use chazzanos and religious song as the springboard for musical improvisation and spiritual expression. With an all-star ensemble led by Frank London of the Klezmatics on trumpet, Anthony Coleman on keyboards, 26-year-old Orthodox cantorial sensation Yaakov Lemmer, and Moroccan Cantor/Oudist Aaron Bensoussan. The program will also feature local cantors Gastón Bogomolni and Elias Rosemberg and Hebrew College rabbinical student, Jessica Kate Meyer.

Tickets: $72 (including post concert reception with the performers) $54, $36, $25, $18. Available at ticketmaster.com and at the Berklee Box Office. Purchase by clicking HERE.

May 19, 2011

The Sway Machinery @ LABA Fest, NYC, 19 May 2011

posterThe Sway Machinery

@ The 14th Street Y's LABA Festival on May 19
NYC

The Sway Machinery to premiere new song cycle, "Monsters of the Ancient World."
Plus original art, theater, dance and music from the 2010-2011 LABA fellows inspired by the Song of Songs. Complimentary drinks and dessert.

EROS, a festival by LABA will be held on May 19 @ 7:30 and May 21 @ 9:00.
Tickets: $15 for one night; $25 for both nights.
Limited ticket availability at the door.
Buy now at: 14streety.interticket.com/search.php

For more information about the LABA Festival go to www.labajournal.com/festival
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May 25, 2011

Sharon Bernstein, Brooklyn, NY, 25 May

sharon bernstein photoWednesday, MAY 25 at 7:00pm Kavehoyz with Sharon Bernstein Admission: $10 Temple Beth Emeth of Flatbush 83 Marlborough Road (@ Church), Ditmus Park, Brooklyn, NY

September 18, 2011

Sway Machinery, flash mob shofar-blowing, NYC, 18 Sep , 2011

posterThe Sway Machinery is doing a surprise show this afternoon at about 3PM on the upper west side of manhattan. I'm told there's going to be a flash mob of people blowing shofars@mdash;we'll see what actually happens, but Sway will definitely be doing a FREE OUTDOOR show. near the corner of 76th and Amsterdam. should be fun and chaotic!

here's a facebook thing about it: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217804294942416

January 13, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Service, NYC, 13 Jan 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012, 6pm, during Shabbat B'Shir Services
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Service

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NYC
7 West 83rd Street
FREE OF CHARGE
Featuring The Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble
along with our Cantors, Choirs and Instrumentalists in a musical tribute!

Tel: 646-454-3039
rodephsholom.org

February 11, 2012

Three Jewish Argen-Tenors, Needham, MA, 11 Feb 2012

Three Jewish Argen-TenorsConcert: The Three Jewish Argen-Tenors

Come hear three of the best Jewish Argentinean voices in concert together for the first time. The three tenors—cantors Gastón Bogomolni, Elías Rosemberg, and César Beleniski—will sing a cocktail of Jewish world music mixed with Opera, Cantorial, Latin, Sephardic, Yiddish, Broadway, Tango, and good humor. Bogomolni is cantor at Temple Aliyah in Needham; Rosemberg is cantor at Newton’s Temple Emanuel; and Beleniski, known in Argentina as “the Jewish Pavarotti,” is cantor of Temple Beth Torah in Tamarac, Florida. The concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., at Temple Aliyah, 1664 Central Ave., Needham. Tickets are $18 general admission (online, with no service fee, atwww.brownpapertickets.com/event/220756); $20 at the door; Tango Sponsorship, $54 (name listed in program); and students, $10.

February 18, 2012

Klezmatics, Joshua Nelson, Houston, TX, 18 Feb 2012

new album coverKlezmatics with Joshua Nelson
Brother Moses Smote the Water
Special appearance by Cantor Daniel Mutlu

Saturday, Feb 18, 8:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel
5600 North Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX
www.erjcchouston.org/arts/music/

August 11, 2012

Jeremiah Lockwood, San Francisco, CA, 11 Aug, 2012

September 8, 2012

Sway Machinery, 2012 Gypsy Fest, NYC, 8 Sep, 2012

October 21, 2012

Joey Weisenberg Ensemble, New York, NY, 21 October 2012

New Brooklyn Jewish Music with the Joey Weisenberg Ensemble
Part of the Museum at Eldridge Street Lost & Found Music Series

A rising star of the Brooklyn music scene, Joey Weisenberg pays homage to his roots. His ensemble puts a new spin on nigunim – Jewish melodies, prayers and chants that are by turns haunting and ecstatic – organically blending Balkan, soul, bluegrass, and other musical traditions. The historic Eldridge Street Synagogue is the perfect venue for this inspired blend of ancient and cutting edge.

This concert continues the Museum's fall Lost & Found Music Series highlighting the sacred music traditions of the Golden Age of Cantorial Music.

Sunday, October 21, at 3 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
http://www.eldridgestreet.org

Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students and seniors; $50 for 3
concerts in the series.
By subway: D to Grand Street; F to East Broadway

November 8, 2012

Spiritual Tribal Jam w/Cantor Jack Mendelson, NYC, 8 Nov 2012

Spiritual Tribal Jam at the Eldridge Street Synagogue
Thursday, November 8, 7pm
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Adults, $20; Students and seniors, $15
www.eldridgestreet.org, 212-219-0888, x205

Age-old cantorial music, heard long ago at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, will be reinvented there when Cantor Jack Mendelson joins David Chevan's Afro-Semitic Experience for a soulful fusion of jazz and tradition, cultures and sounds. The Afro-Semitic Experience celebrates Jewish and African American sacred traditions. Mendelson has dedicated his life to preserving the sounds of the traditional chazzan.

December 2, 2012

Pro Musica Hebraica, New York, NY, 2 December 2012

PRO MUSICA HEBRAICA presents From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces
with Cantor Netanel Hershtik,The Hampton Synagogue Choir & The Amernet String Quartet

A concert honoring a rich tradition of cantorial masterpieces capturing their fundamental duality: joy and despair, longing and redemption, the deeply haunting and the wildly celebratory.

Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm
Co-presented with the Eldridge Street Museum
Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Purchase online or call (212) 219-0888, ext. 205.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. A limited number of VIP premier seats are available for $100.

For more information, visit promusicahebraica.org

December 6, 2012

Pro Musica Hebraica, Washington, DC, 6 December 2012

PRO MUSICA HEBRAICA presents From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces
with Cantor Netanel Hershtik,The Hampton Synagogue Choir & The Amernet String Quartet

A concert honoring a rich tradition of cantorial masterpieces capturing their fundamental duality: joy and despair, longing and redemption, the deeply haunting and the wildly celebratory.

Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 pm
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater
Washington, D.C.

Purchase online or call (202) 467-4600.
Tickets are $38 each.

For more information, visit promusicahebraica.org

December 14, 2012

Chanukah Shabbat service, NYC, 14 Dec 2012

CANTORS AND CHOIRS LIGHT ONE CANDLE AT RODEPH SHOLOM CHANUKAH EXTRAVAGANZA

Congregation Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with a jubilant, intergenerational Shabbat service on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 6 P.M. This year‚s extravaganza will include a medley of musical performances and songful prayers led by Rodeph Sholom‚s Senior Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Associate Cantor Shayna De Lowe, and Cantorial-Intern Ben Ellerin. The first night of Chanukah this year is Saturday, December 8, 2012.

This event will be a Chanukah celebration of miracles and the power of perseverance in the face of adversity. The synagogue‚s volunteer adult choir will offer beloved selections such as Peter Yarrow‚s, „Light One Candle,‰ and Danny Maseng‚s, „Bring on the Light,‰ a Chanukah favorite ever since it was specially commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom in 2001. The Children‚s Choir and the Jr. Jr. Choir will also lend their spirited voices to the festivities.

The cantors and choirs will be accompanied by Rodeph Sholom's organist, J. David Williams, as well as John Hadfield on percussion, Susan Rotholz on flute, Eliot Bailen on guitar and cello, and Daniel Freeman, acoustic and electric bass.

This high-spirited service is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information, please call (646) 454-3030 or go to www.rodephsholom.org.

December 16, 2012

"Stars of Russian Immigration," Wilmette, IL, 16 Dec 2012

December 16, 2012
Sunday 7:00 PM
Stars of Russian Jewish Immigration
featuring: Cantors Pavel Roytman and Marina Shemesh
Beth Hillel Congregation
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, IL

March 1, 2013

Josh Nelson Warehouse Shabbat, Cambridge, MA, 1 March 2013

Boston Jewish Music FestivalA Boston Jewish Music Festival presentation

Josh Nelson Warehouse Shabbat
Oberon
Cambridge 6:30 PM

A unique, multi-media/musical young adult Shabbat-with snacks, psirits and spirit-by one of today's top Jewish performers.
www.bostonjewishmusicfestival.org

March 3, 2013

Itzhak Perlman, Yitzchak Helfgot, Boston, MA, 3 March 2013

Itzhak Perlman and Yitzhak Meir Helfgot: Eternal Echoes

Sun, 3 Mar 2013, 7:00pm
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalCombining the exceptional gifts of violinist Itzhak Perlman with pre-eminent Israeli cantor, Yitzchak Meir Helfgot and the heartfelt musical direction of Boston's own Hankus Netsky, this is sure to be one of the most powerful Jewish music concerts of our time. Eternal Echoes weaves an broad tapestry of music, both sacred and secular, classical and popular. The Boston Jewish Music Festival is proud to be a marketing partner for this exceptional concert of Jewish music presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston.

Further, we invite you to join us at a special reception following the concert for dessert and a sparkling toast to honor Mr. Perlman, Cantor Helfgot, and Hankus Netsky as well as to celebrate the fourth annual Boston Jewish Music Festival. Reception tickets are limited.

For complete ticket info, click here.

For further info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events

April 6, 2013

The Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, 6 Apr 2013

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Saturday, April 6 8-9:30pm
Barbès
376 9th Street (corner of 6th Ave),
Park Slope Brooklyn

Free admission!!! (suggested donation)

More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/639119126104172/

June 2, 2013

The Sway Machinery, NYC, 2 Jun 2013

posterThe Sway Machinery will be doing two sets (7pm and 10pm) this Sunday as part of the day long celebration of the megalithic LES icon that is KATZ's DELI. Bring your appetite and your spirits to be satiated!!!
Katz's Deli 125th Anniversary Celebration

SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2013 - 7PM

205 East Houston Street (corner of Ludlow)
New York, New York 10002
Price: free (pastrami is a bit costly, though)

July 21, 2013

Brass Khazones: Steven Bernstein & Frank London play Cantorial Music, Yidstock, Amherst, MA, 21 Jul, 2013

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2013: The Festival of New Yiddish Music

July 18 - 21, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA

Join us for Yidstock 2013: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! Continuing with the theme established in our inaugural year, Yidstock 2013 will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events.

More info: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock

Sunday, July 21, 2pm
Brass Khazones: Steven Bernstein & Frank London play Cantorial Music
MEMBERS: $22 / NON-MEMBERS: $30

Tix and more: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=5002&view=Detail

July 27, 2013

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, 27 Jul 2013

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Saturday, July 27 9PM
Brooklyn Rod and Gun Club
59 Kent Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY (bet N. 10th and N. 11th)

Some further details and a way to let us know you're coming, if you like: www.facebook.com/events/180206515488059/

August 26, 2013

The Sway Machinery, Williamsburg, NY, 26 Aug, 2013

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Monday August 26, 2013, 9pm
Cameo
N.6th St bet Berry and Wythe
Williamsburg, NY

This show is being featured by WNYC as their "Gig of the Day" so you regular NPR listeners will be getting a little dose of Sway in the morning hours...details here: www.facebook.com/events/366110270182982/

August 31, 2013

The Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, 31 Aug, 2013

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Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9:30pm
Park Slope Jewish Center
1320 Eighth Avenue,
Brooklyn, NYC

FREE concert being produced by the Jews of Park Slope Brooklyn (THANK YOU JEWS OF PARK SLOPE BROOKLYN! in honor of the Selichos holiday, the beginning of the New Year penitential rites...we'll be going deep on this one and we hope you can join us. Details here: congregationbethelohim.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1805

December 16, 2013

The Sway Machinery, NYC, 20 Dec 2013

The Sway MachineryThe Sway Machinery

Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 9pm
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAMcafé
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

let us know you're coming on FB

February 26, 2014

Shiru Lo, Zamru Lo @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 26 Feb 2014

Shiru Lo, Zamru Lo – Sing Praises to God: The Future Of Jewish Sacred Music

Wed, Feb 26, 7:30pm
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd
Newton, MA

The Bible identifies music as a sign of celebration; as a way to call for justice; as a means for communicating with God. Our panel of Hebrew College Rabbinical School and Hebrew College School of Jewish Music students, all talented musicians, will lead us in an exploration of the role of music in our spiritual lives. Enjoy an evening of beautiful music and energetic conversation as we reflect on the past and present of Jewish sacred music, and consider how music can shape Jewish spiritual expression in the future. Featuring Hebrew College graduate students Noah Aronson, Arielle Rosenberg, Micah Shapiro and Becky Wexler.

This is free event but reservations are requested.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/shiru-lo-zamru-lo-sing-praises-to-god-the-future-of-jewish-sacred-music/.

March 2, 2014

Zamir Chorale and Cantor Aryeh Finkelstein @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 2 Mar 2014

"Like Wildflowers, Suddenly" with Zamir Chorale of Boston and Cantor Aryeh Finkelstein

Sun, Mar 2, 4:00pm (note that BJMF brochure mistakenly claims, 3pm start)
Congregation Mishkan Tefilah
300 Hammond Pond Parkway
Chestnut Hill, MA

“Like Wildflowers, Suddenly” is an oratorio in five movements with music by Cantor Charles Osborne and lyrics by Cantor Aryeh Finklestein, inspired by Israeli poet Yehudah Amichai’s “Wild Peace.” Drawing on the Bible, the Talmud, the Siddur, and contemporary poetry, Like Wildflowers reveals three stages of Jewish history—biblical, the Diaspora, and the modern State of Israel. Cantor Osborne will serve as narrator and baritone soloist, and will be joined by mezzo-soprano Lynn Torgove, and a chamber orchestra. Part two of the concert features songs from the Yiddish theater and three cantorial gems featuring Cantor Finkelstein.

Tickets $18 and 36 in advance, $20 and 40 at the door.
Click here to purchase tickets.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/like-wildflowers-suddenly-with-zamir-chorale-of-boston-and-cantor-aryeh-finkelstein/.

Aaron Bensoussan, Moroccan Soul, Frank London @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Boston, MA, 1 Mar 2014

Aaron Bensoussan and Moroccan Soul featuring Frank London

Sun, Mar 2, 7:00pm
Temple Emanuel
365 Ward St.
Newton, MA

Singing, dancing or playing the oud, Moroccan-born cantor Aaron Bensousson is a charismatic performer creating dynamic contemporary versions of Sephardic melodies and mystical piyyutim. The creative arrangements of Frank London of the Klezmatics and a cast of musical friends are sure to make this a most memorable evening. Presented with Temple Emanuel of Newton.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Purchase tickets by clicking here

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/aaron-bensoussan-and-moroccan-soul-featuring-frank-london/.

March 8, 2014

Malachei Mambo @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Nashua, NH, 8 Mar 2014

Malachei Mambo (The Angels of Mambo) featuring Cantor Gaston Bogomolni

Sat, Mar 8, 8:00pm
Temple Beth Abraham
4 Raymond Street
Nashua, NH

The music of Jewish Latin America presented by an all-star band of Latin and Jewish musicians from Cuba, Argentina, and Brazil led by the inimitable Argentinian Cantor Gaston Bogomolni.

Advance tickets: $$20, at the door $25, Students $10, Family ticket $50.
Purchase tickets by clicking here

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/malachei-mambo-the-angels-of-mambo-featiring-cantor-gaston-bogomolni/.

"Girls in Trouble," London, UK, 8 Mar, 2014

Alicia Jo RabinsAlicia Jo Rabins’ GIRLS IN TROUBLE

Saturday, Mar 8, 2014,
JW3 - Jewish Community Center London
341-351 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ET, UK

£15.00 (Standard) / £7.50 (Concession)
+44 (0)20 7433 8988
Tickets and more info: www.jw3.org.uk/event/girls-trouble?pid=3550

March 15, 2014

The Sway Machinery Purim Carnival, Brooklyn, NY, 15 Mar, 2014

The Sway MachineryThe Sway Machinery Purim Carnival!

Saturday, March 15 8pm
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY

$10 IN ADVANCE (get your tickets now!) or $15 at the door, but make that $10 for those in wondrous and fantastical attire

As we have done in the past, and will do in the future, The Sway Machinery is throwing down for the good people of Brooklyn this Purim--the Jewish carnival festival of reversal, libido and libation...we will be observing, celebration style...we hope to see you all out and about sharing in the good cheer...and for those of you sporting costumes, there will be cheaper tickets...

In keeping with the flow of energies between Persians and Jews documented in the Scroll of Esther...The Sway Machinery will be joined by Mitra Sumara, a band that plays pre-Revolutionary Iranian pop music, leaning heavily towards the funkiness that was the zeit-geist of serious music heads in the '70s. You will surely enjoy what they bring.

Also in attendance will be local favorite and Mehanata regular, DJ Joro Boro, keeping things warm before, after and between sets.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/245492835630930/

May 18, 2014

Big Galut(e) with Cantors Gerald Cohen and Chanin Becker, Scarsdale, NY, 18 May, 2014

Big Galut(e) with Cantors Gerald Cohen and Chanin Becker

Sunday, May 18, 2 pm
Shaarei Tikvah
46 Fox Meadow Rd
Scarsdale, NY

Playing Klezmer originals and Yiddish Theater favorites, along with music of
Gerald Cohen, Salamone Rossi, Kurt Weill, Hans Krasa, and the Jews of Spain,
Turkey, and maybe even Argentina

$25 in advance/$30 at the door/ $10 students/ free for 8 and under

preceded by
Li'l Galute, 11:30 am (for 8 and under, free of charge)
and Barbecue, 12:30 pm $18/adult, $10/child, max $50/fam

Attendance at any or all of these events requires RSVP to the office 914-472-
2013
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May 24, 2014

The Sway Machinery, Manhattan, NY, 24 May 2014

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Sat, May 24 8:30pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St,
New York, NY 10012

It's going to be a seriously heavy experience and for those of you who haven't heard us in a while, you need to hear us now, tight and raucous and generally heaving with the love of music, history and non-stop party decemination....get your tickets here:

www.ticketprophet.com/events/9674/orders/new

The Sway Machinery, Manhattan, NY, 24 May 2014

The Sway MachineryThe Sway Machinery w/El Imperio

Sat, May 24 8:30pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St,
New York, NY 10012

It's going to be a seriously heavy experience and for those of you who haven't heard us in a while, you need to hear us now, tight and raucous and generally heaving with the love of music, history and non-stop party decemination....get your tickets here:

www.ticketprophet.com/events/9674/orders/new

August 7, 2014

The Sway Machinery, NYC, 7 Aug 2014

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Thursday, August 7 7pm doors and happy hour/8pm show
JCC in Manhattan
Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street
MYC

There's a nice discount on tickets if you buy in advance

Hey friends...Thursday is the night...looking forward to a very special rooftop show, great times and music...and a fond farewell from...I'm leaving town next week and would be thrilled to play for you all once again...

August 18, 2014

Itzhak Perlman & Yitzchak Meir Helfgot @ Ravinia Fest, Highland Park, IL, 18 Aug 2014

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Eternal Echoes

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Cantor (Chief Cantor of Park East Synagogue, New York City)
Chicago Philharmonic
Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, Music Director)
Russell Ger, Conductor

Monday, August 18, 2014
5:00 PM Gates Open
8:00 PM Concert Start
Pavilion
200 Ravinia Park Rd,
Highland Park, IL 60035

Reserved seats - BUY NOW Lawn Tickets - BUY NOW
Tickets: $95/80
Lawn: $20

More info/tix: www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/?show=790

November 7, 2014

Kristallnacht commemoration, NYC, 7 Nov 2014

KRISTALLNACHT, “THE NIGHT OF GLASS,” NOVEMBER 9, 1938, COMMEMORATED WITH THE GLORIOUS MUSIC OF SALOMON SULZER AND LOUIS LEWANDOWSKI

Nov 7, 2014, 6pm
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 W. 83rd Street off of Central Park West
For more information, please call 646-454-3030

Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein and Associate Cantor, Shayna De Lowe will commemorate Kristallnacht-“the Night of Broken Glass”, with the rarely performed and glorious music of renowned Viennese Cantor, Salomon Sulzer and Berlin composer, Louis Lewandowski at 6p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 during Shabbat services.

December 19, 2014

KLEZMANIA! & Cantor Roslyn Barak, Kabalat Shabbat, San Francisco, CA, 19 Dec 2014

Ben Brussell & KLEZMANIA! Featured Band at: Golden State Warriors VS Sacramento Kings Basketball Game Monday, December 22, 7:30 PM Oracle Arena 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621 510-569-2121 Big Monday night Warriors Game featuring KLEZMANIA! Don't miss out! Wow!

January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration service, music, NYC, 16 Jan 2015

publicity photo c2014 Marcy Feld Photography

6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street (between Columbus and Central Park West),
New York City, 10024
open to the public

Building on our community conversation on race and (in)justice, Erika Davis, a blogger who writes about the intersections of race, racism, religion and sexual orientation on her blog, Black, Gay and Jewish will speak about the Black Lives Matter movement and the Jewish community during Shabbat services during our celebration to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the service, an original take on gospel music will emerge and resound. The joyous, eclectic program of music will spotlight composers such as Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary and Dion and features Cantor Rebecca Garfein alongside top-notch vocalists and instrumentalists in a musical evening dedicated to King’s vision for freedom and peace. Cantor Garfein will also debut a gospel-style L’cha Dodi that she commissioned from award-winning songwriter, Michael
Hunter Ochs (www.ochsongs.com.)

For more information about the evening, contact the Congregation Rodeph Sholom Cantors’ Study at 646-454-3039.

March 1, 2015

SUKKAT SHALOM — SONGS AND WORDS OF HEALING AND HOPE @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Brookline, MA, 1 Mar 2015

festival logoSukkat Shalom—Songs and words of healing and hope

Sun, Mar 1, 2015
HSL Center Communities of Brookline
100 Centre St
Brookline, MA

A concert of quiet and joyous songs to soften loneliness…to sooth pain… to bring smiles to our lips… and joy to our hearts. Hosted by Rabbi Herman Blumberg, Hebrew Senior Life Hospice Rabbinic Director, the afternoon will feature music by:

  • Cantor Marcie Jonas, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

  • Cantor Ken Richmond , Temple Israel, Natick and Rabbi Shira Shazeer

  • Shirat Halev, Cantor Lisa Kipin-Hershenson, Director

  • Shiray n’shamah Choral Group, Cantor Jeffery Stock, Director

This event has limited seating and reservation must be made in advance. Please call 617-363-8100 and ask for “Songs of Hope and Healing” on March 1st at 100 Centre Street/Brookline. The reservation line is open Monday through Friday, from 9am-4pm; Deadline, Wednesday, February 25. Please tell us if you are a resident of Center Communities of Brookline.

This experience is a gift to the entire community sponsored by Hebrew Senior Life Hospice Care in cooperation with the Boston Jewish Music Festival.

March 7, 2015

Hazonos: Cantor Jack Mendelson, Frank London, & Friends @Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, 7 Mar 2015

imagesHazonos: Cantor Jack Mendelson, Frank London, & Friends

Sat, Mar 7, 8pm
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit St.
Oakland, CA

Tickets: $22 seniors, students, JCCEB members / $26 general—purchase tickets online

Cantor Jack Mendelson sings classical hazonos (Jewish liturgical music). Mendelson, the subject of the acclaimed 2005 documentary A Cantor’s Tale, and a master of the genre has dedicated his life to teaching, performing, and preserving the liturgical music tradition. Accompanied by Frank London, Anthony Coleman, Glenn Hartman and special guests TBA.

Part of the 30th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/hazonos

March 10, 2015

The Sway Machinery CD Release Concert @Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, 10 Mar 2015

imagesThe Sway Machinery release concert

Tue, Mar 10, 8pm
Leo's Music Club
5447 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door—purchase tickets online

This horn-driven sextet from New York draws on a mélange of influences—from Afropop to Ashkenazi cantorial tropes—mining cultural memory that has rocked stages and dance floors from Mali to Poland. Fronted by Jeremiah Lockwood, formerly with Balkan Beatbox.

Presented in association with the Jewish Community Library and Jewish Learning Works

Part of the 30th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/sway-machinery

April 1, 2015

The Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, 1 Apr 2015

The Sway MachineryThe 3rd Generation Recordings Showcase

The Sway Machinery
Nikhil Yerawadekar & Low Mentality
El Imperio
and DJ CB1DR

Wednesday, April 1 7pm doors 8pm showtime
The Hive
20 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY

$10 suggested donation

July 27, 2015

The Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, 27 Jul 2015

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Saturday, July 27 11pm
ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn)

We're playing at a party celebrating the life and work of our friend (and super fan) Jonathan Blum.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/1590749591191386

August 9, 2015

The Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY, 9 Aug 2015

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Sunday, August 9, 2015, 8pm
Union Pool (484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NYC)

We will be headlining a show on a bill with our friends El Imperio.

August 25, 2015

pre-Rosh Hashanah workshop for Cantors and prayer leaders, London, UK, 25 Aug 2015

pre-Rosh Hashanah workshop for Cantors and prayer leaders

Tuesday evening 25 August from 6.30.pm – 9.30pm
Central Synagogue,
36 Hallam Street
London W1W 6NW UK

Refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge, however booking is essential
Call 020 7580 1355

David Rome says: ‘This High Holiday exercise will give us all the opportunity for hands-on experience and to learn from each other before the big days ahead. It is also possible to attend just to listen and to learn.’ The workshop will begin with Cantor Robins presenting a Hava Nashir, of about 8 - 10 pieces from the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service.

The High Holiday Workshop is under the auspices of the European Cantors Association, Convenor, Alex Klein. It will be hosted by Cantor Steven Leas.

December 5, 2015

Honoring Cantor Ken Richmond, Natick, MA, 5 Dec 2015

An Evening of Sweets, Song & Celebration honoring Cantor Ken Richmond

Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 7pm
Temple Israel of Natick
145 Hartford St,
Natick, Massachusetts 01760

Songs and Tributes by Cantor Ken's friends, teachers and colleagues
Gourmet Dessert Reception (dairy and parve options)

tickets and more info: www.facebook.com/events/503620789799010/

December 6, 2015

Ihtimanska, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 6 Dec 2015

Ihtimanska

Sun, Dec 6, 2015, 8pm
Black Squirrel Books & Café
1073 Bank St.,
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X3

Ihtimanska is very excited to come back to Ottawa this winter. In a very special and intimist setting, the duo from Montreal will share with the audience their introspective, creative and festive music on accordion and saxophone.

more info: www.facebook.com/events/1652493881644142/

December 13, 2015

The Annual Cantor's Concert / Klezfest in Queens, NYC, 13 Dec 2015

The Annual Cantor's Concert / Klezfest in Queens
A Hanukkah Happening / A gala festival of Jewish song & dance

Sun, Dec 13, 2015, 3pm
Temple Gates of Prayer
38-20 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354

More info: www.jwcalendar.com/events/11/18/klezfest

January 11, 2016

"Moishe Oysher - The Master Singer of His People!", San Francisco, CA, 11 Jan 2016

Moishe Oysher - The Master Singer of His People!,
a full-length musical review with Cantor Arik Luck, singers Sari Greenberg and Cantors Billy Tiep, Roslyn Barak, and Marsha Attie, and a seven-piece band.

Monday, January 11, 7:30pm
Temple Emanu-el
2 Lake St
San Francisco, CA

Tickets: $22 seniors, students / $25 general.
More info: 415.751.2541,
Brown Paper Tickets

March 10, 2016

Kultur Festival 2016: Anthony Russell, Boca Raton, FL, 10 Mar 2016

KULTUR FESTIVAL 2016
Yiddish Opera and Chazzanut with Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Thu, March 10, 2016 at 19:30 PM
Wimberly Library, 5th Fl
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

TICKETS: $15
More info/tickets
tel: 800-564-9539

San Francisco opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell specializes in the music of Sidor Belarsky, a prolific twentieth century performer of Chazzanut, Chassidic Nigunim and Yiddish song. Russell has performed extensively throughout the US and Canada. This program features “soulful” music that remembers tradition and hopes for a redemptive future.

"The new voice of Yiddish music"—Huffington Post

June 2, 2016

Cantor Risa Wallach, Walnut Creek, CA, 2 Jun 2016

Concert with Cantor Risa Wallach

Thursday June 2, 7pm
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane,
Walnut Creek, CA

Risa has a beautiful voice and will present a varied program including a Yiddish theater piece with Mike Perlmutter.

$10

June 29, 2016

Ramon Tasat w/Gala Zamir, Buenos Aires, 29 Jun 2016

Concierto de Gala Zamir 2016

Jun 29, 2016, 20:30
Auditorio de la comunidad Amijai-Arribeños 2355
Buenos Aires, Argentina

More info:

July 29, 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood "Kol Nidre" screening, 29 Jul 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood

Fri, Jul 29, 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 505-FISH (3474)

With the encouragement of my friend, Rabbi Dan Ain, I have made a new record of music--the new album, entitled Kol Nidre, is inspired by the high holiday liturgy of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur services we've been leading together for the last five years--the album features Shoko Nagai and John Bollinger--it sounds really nice. The album is coming out in October, but this Friday night we'll be premiering a music video for one of the pieces that was directed by our dear friend Tatiana McCabe -- the video is lovely--it animates paintings by the reonwned artist Archie Rand. Shoko and I will play a few pieces from the record and Dan and Mike Neuhaus (editor of Relix Magazine) will have a discussion about the record...also refreshments will be served.

More info/tix: lpr.com/lpr_events/friday-night-jam-july-29th-2016/

August 4, 2016

The Sway Machinery & Hydra, Brooklyn, NY, 4 Aug 2016

The Sway MachineryThe Sway Machinery vs Hydra

Joe's Pub
Aug 4, 2016—Doors at 6:00PM / Show at 7:00PM
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Advance Price: $15 / Door Price: $20
Tix/More info: publictheater.org

August 21, 2016

"Sounds from Shylock's Venice," Geneva, Switzerland, 21 Aug 2016

"Sounds from Shylock's Venice" @ Concerts d'Été à St. Germain festival, featuring Enrico Fink

Sunday August 21, 18:30
Eglise St. Germain
Rue des Granges 11
Geneva, Switzerland

FREE

Our program commemorates the 500 year anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto and the 400 years since Shakespeare's death. It's a fun program that combines Jewish repertoire: songs and liturgy in Yiddish, Hebrew, Italian, Jewish-Spanish (and Catalan!) with 'mainstream' songs and dances from 16th century Venice; the whole rounded off with texts drawn from Leon Modena's autobiography and legal documents of the era.

August 22, 2016

"Sounds from Shylock's Venice," Geneva, Switzerland, 22 Aug 2016

"Sounds from Shylock's Venice" @ Concerts d'Été à St. Germain festival, featuring Enrico Fink

Monday August 22, 18:30
Eglise St. Germain
Rue des Granges 11
Geneva, Switzerland

FREE

Our program commemorates the 500 year anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto and the 400 years since Shakespeare's death. It's a fun program that combines Jewish repertoire: songs and liturgy in Yiddish, Hebrew, Italian, Jewish-Spanish (and Catalan!) with 'mainstream' songs and dances from 16th century Venice; the whole rounded off with texts drawn from Leon Modena's autobiography and legal documents of the era.

September 18, 2016

"Under the Wings of Rafa'el" book/cd launch, San Francisco, CA, 18 Sep 2016

I am overjoyed to share with you that the healing project I've been working on for the past few years—Under the Wings of Rafa'el: Blessings, Songs, and Explorations for a Healing Journey—is now complete! This project that began as a set of impromptu materials for a congregant undergoing chemotherapy, has developed into a small book with accompanying recordings (or recordings accompanied by a small book …). It includes 12 prayers focused on the healing of body and spirit, with explorations around the text of each prayer in the form of contemplations, meditations, visualizations, and artistic exercises, and is designed to be used in a variety of ways by people at different stages of emotional and physical healing, and with groups as well as individuals.

If you are able, I would dearly love you to join me at the launch event:

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 4-6pm
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav,
290 Dolores,
San Francisco, CA

We'll sing together, do some of the readings/artistic exercises from the book together, and have a good nosh.

This project has been made possible due to the extreme generosity and support of the Lloyd Symington Foundation, and also to all of you who taught, mentored, supported, nurtured, nourished, and helped in a myriad of ways. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

More info about the project can be found on my website: sharonbernstein.com/under-the-wings-of-rafael.html

November 6, 2016

Ahava Raba w/Cantor Yanky Lemmer, Buffalo, NY, 6 Nov 2016

Ahava Raba w/Cantor Yanky Lemmer

Sun, Nov 6, 2016, 7pm
North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY

Ahava Raba is a richly vibrant musical group from NYC that features Cantor Yaakov "Yanky" Lemmer, trumpeter Frank London, and clarinetist Michael Winograd. Ahava Raba has been touring Europe, Israel, and performing at various Jewish Cultural festivals including the highly proclaimed Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. It is a marriage of Klezmer, Chazzanut, with an old school feel yet a refreshing energy and vibe.

Tickets start at $18
www.northparktheatre.org

November 17, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

November 18, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

November 19, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

November 20, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

November 27, 2016

Maxwell Street & Rabbi Joe Black pre-Hanukkah Concerts, Chicago, IL, 27 Nov 2016

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Band & Rabbi Joe Black Pre-Hanukkah Concerts

Sunday, Nov 27, 2pm & 5pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Tel: 773.728.6000

More info/tix: www.oldtownschool.org

Rabbi Joe Black, the author of the popular holiday song “Judah Maccabee,” joins creative forces with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band to launch the Hanukkah season together. This is the only Chicago-area performance of their show, “Eight Nights of Joy” - an exuberant synthesis of Rabbi Black's original songs and dynamic guitar mastery with the energy and creative genius of Chicago's own klezmer Big Band. This lively hour of music will entertain audiences of all backgrounds and ages.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1019383621514314/

March 12, 2017

The Sway Machinery Purim Carnival w/Book of J & Hydra, NYC, 12 Mar 2017

The Sway Machinery Purim Carnival with Book of J and Hydra!

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 8 PM - 11:55 PM
Nublu
(62 Ave C--the original)
NYC

Facebook: hwww.facebook.com/events/1432207080125062/

March 26, 2017

The Laker Concert, Detroit, MI, 26 Mar 2017

Alicia SvigalsAlicia Svigals w/Cantor Michael Smolash
The Laker Concert

Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 4pm – 6pm
Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Rd,
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323

Cantor Smolash takes us on a joyous and spiritual romp through Yiddish, Israeli, American and Chassidic songs, woven together by illuminating stories from our tradition. Free and Open to the Community.

Featuring a stellar band drawn from the cream of NYC musicians, including: Alicia Svigals, the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, Tali Rubinstein, virtuoso jazz recorder player and composer on Grammy winning recordings, and many more.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Maya at 248-661-5700

More info: jewishdetroitcalendar.org/event/temple-israel-the-laker-concert-heartburn-the-musical/

June 14, 2017

Yiddish Soul, NYC, 14 Jun 2017

Central Park SummerStage and the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene proudly present
Yiddish Soul 2017

Featuring
The Grammy Award Winning KLEZMATICS
ZUSHA the Chassidic hipster Band
THE MACCABEATS the world class a capella group
with appearances by Cantor Yanky Lemmer of Lincoln Square Synagogue
and Cantor Chaim David Berson of Manhattan Jewish Center

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7pm
Central Park SummerStage
Central Park near E. 72nd St. & 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10021

Admission is free Doors open at 6pm

October 19, 2017

Cantor Roz Barak, Rohnert Park, CA, 19 Oct 2018

Cantor Roz Barak

Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 6:30pm
Schroeder Hall
Green Music Center 2045
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Admission is free. Parking charges are waived. Seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis. Call 707-664-2324 for more information.
More info

November 2, 2017

Hazzan Richard Neil Kaplan, Rohnert Park, CA, 2 Nov 2018

Hazzan Richard Neil Kaplan

Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 6:30pm
Schroeder Hall
Green Music Center 2045
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Admission is free. Parking charges are waived. Seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis. Call 707-664-2324 for more information.
More info

November 19, 2017

Holy and Unbroken, the music of Ben Zion Shenker and Leonard Cohen, Chevy Chase, MD, 19 Nov 2017

Holy and Unbroken
A celebration of music by Jewish composters Ben Zion Shenker and Leonard Cohen
featuring members of the Seaboard Region Cantors Assembly

November 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mayer & Ethel Lerner Sanctuary
Annette M. & Theodore N. Lerner Lobby
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD

Tix: 301-589-3889
Tix/more info

November 26, 2017

Jewish ArgenTenors in Concert, Newton, MA, 26 Nov 2017

"Jewish ArgenTenors in Concert"
Coming back by popular demand to celebrate 10 years of Cantor Elias At Temple Emanuel.

Sunday, November 26th at 7:00 pm
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton Centre, MA

Tickets available online at www.templeemanuel.com and at the door. $25 for adults, $20 for students.

An evening of Jewish world music mixed with Opera, Cantorial, Latin, Yiddish, Broadway, Sephardic, Tango and good humor, not to be missed. The Concert will be in memory of our former member Lucia David z’l, Latino activist, teacher and founder of the Talented and Gifted Latino Program and Project Alerta at University of Massachusetts Boston.