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Update from KFAR Jewish Center

Perhaps you've been wondering what's up in Chicago and why KFAR Jewish Arts Center has been so quiet following last season. Well, first there was a WAR, then we had Sfirah (a traditional period of no music) and then came our summer break and then there's the economy... But have we been sitting on our tuchas? Heck, no! We've been preparing a tasty selection for your enjoyment for the coming year. Check it out:


Tzitzit: Voices from the Jewish Fringe

KFAR is on summer hiatus, but take a sneak peak at our exciting upcoming season of cutting-edge concerts, including some of the hottest act in contemporary Jewish music. thisyear, you'll hear Diaspora Jazz, Jewish Med-Rim Fusion, Ladino Blues, Jewish Rock, Afro-Semitism, Cosmic Neo-Klezmer Funk, Israeli Avant-Jazz, Yiddish Reggae and much more! Visit www.kfarcenter.com to hear music samples and see what in store!

Community Calendar

We've also updated the community calendar, and while we're still in the 9 days of no music, there's plenty coming up after Tisha B'av, plus interesting movies and plays to check out in the interim.

Subscribe to the tribe and buy advance tickets.

If you're a diehard member of the KFAR tribal circle and went to 3 or more of our events last year, buy your tickets in advance and SAVE. Last year, several of our events were sold out or nearly sold out, and with the renewed enforcement of city venue capacity laws, we want to be sure that everyone who wants to attend our events can do so. Avoid the hassle of getting shut out and save 20% by subscribing to the entire season of 8 KFAR concerts, including a special Hanukah event.

Be a member of our tribe

KFAR is Hebrew for a tribal village, and our village needs your support. If you're down with KFAR Jewish Arts Center, we're looking for volunteers to help promote events, house and transport artists and generally support a great mission. You'll meet great people, work on the coolest Jewish committee in town, participate in great events and get invited to meet artists and attend special events.

Contribute to Jewish Creativity

Our arts village also relies on the generous support of sponsors and individuals whose share our vision for vibrant Jewish cultural events in Chicago. Consider a tax-deductable contribution to the only organization completely dedicated to providing ongoing arts programming to Chicago's Jewish community.

Next year is now!

Finally, we're now accepting submissions for the 2004-2005 season (I know, can you believe it?). If you haven't already submitted your materials, send a HARD COPY PRESS KIT (yes, we need it) to us for consideration. The deadlne this year will be October 15, 2003. ALL Jewish music genre's are welcome. Print and fill out the the form at booking.kfarcenter.com/tzitzitform.html and return it with your kit.

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