Jewish Life & Events 24JEWISH ALERTS from 17 Sept. to 30 Sept.2013

Shakin’ the Lulav (Sukkot song)

Starring David Bar-Cohn, Moshe Hamburg, Stuart Schnee and Dr. Efraim Rosenbaum. Based on the song “Twist & Shout”. Lyrics/Director/Editor – David Bar-Cohn. Filmed Oct. 11, 2011 in Ramat Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem.

Cantor Special featuring Sigmund Rolat

Made possible by Shalom Foundation

Mamele (1938) Restored by the National Center for Jewish Film– Clip 1: “Mamele and the Gangster”

Malachi! Quincy Rogers live @ Kesher Israel Congregation sukkah

Quincy Rogers live @ Kesher Israel Congregation in Harrisburg, PA

Visit http://www.WelcomeToHarrisburg.com to learn about Orthodox Jewish life in Harrisburg.

Visit http://www.malachiavraham.com to listen to the entire CD.

The Maccabeats – What’s next? Sukkos Style?

The Maccabeats are hard at work on some new projects. Here is a behind-the-scenes peak at how the Maccabeats decide what they are and aren’t going to do next.

The Yeshiva Boys Choir – “Ah Ah Ah” (Ashrei)

Listening PostKansas City Jewish Chronicle (blog)

JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION — Google Fiber is ringing in the Jewish New Year by welcoming America’s Chosen Network, Jewish Life Television, to its channel 

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Dutch Man Receives 2-Year Sentence for anti-Semitic T-ShirtsShalom Life

Coincidentally, 18 is also the number in Jewish tradition that refers to ‘chai’ or life. The man had denied knowing the meaning of the term, and could not be 

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In Kiev, a Jewish space where ‘community’ is new conceptJweekly.com

But they do want to be a part of Jewish life and traditions, and our home offers a safe, welcoming place for them to do that. As current Moishe House Kiev 

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Amar’e Stoudemire’s Favourite Holiday is PassoverShalom Life

Our favourite Jewish athlete – and there are oh so many to choose from – New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire was at the debut of the Metropolitan 

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Power of love is up against stacked deck in ‘King of Hearts’Jweekly.com

This is no “Alice in Wonderland” spinoff. It’s based on Hanna Krall’s novel about Izolda Regenberg, a real-life Jewish woman who escaped the Warsaw Ghetto, 

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Readers’ Choice 2013: Synagogue LifeJweekly.com

In this way, small groups learn about and celebrate Judaism and Jewish life. In addition, numerous opportunities exist to engage in progressive programs in 

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Broadcaster Brown to deliver news about her life Oct. 2Cleveland Jewish News

As veteran broadcaster Campbell Brown schools her two sons in the traditions and rituals associated with Judaism, she is also teaching herself about the Jewish 

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Readers’ Choice 2013: CommunityJweekly.com

Tzedakah and tikkun olam are woven into the fabric of Jewish life. These winning organizations are dedicated to the essential principles of charity and healing 

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Confessions of a Jewish-Iranian spyYnetnews

Nowadays, Karimi lives in Sydney, Australia. In his book he recalls learning about his Jewishidentity at the age of 5 from his mother, after the familiy’s religious 

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Music, Dancing, and Food for Simchat Torah | WesleyingBZOD

Music, Dancing, and Food for Simchat Torah. 800_ptlastkyapolmxrjljsem8rltkk9wlfp. Courtesy of Matthew Stein ’16: Join the Jewish community for a night of 

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Torah | ‘In the beginning’ means a new start, again and againJweekly.com

Seven is a favorite number — the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot, the seven branches on the menorah, the seven days of Creation. But how about 

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Ohr Torah on BreishitArutz Sheva

The writer is the founding and Chief Rabbi of Efrata, Gush Etzion, as well as founder and Chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone Institutions, author of Torah Lights and 

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Art And Torah: Archie Rand’s ‘Chapter Paintings’The Jewish Week

The paintings in Archie Rand’s 1989 series, inspired by the cycle of Torah readings, are stunning and provocative, both ethereal and earthy. Rand boldly set out 

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Second Night of Torah Celebrations Across IsraelArutz Sheva

Synagogues and town centers across Israel are set to be filled with a second night of dancing with Torah scrolls in the customary conclusion to the Sukkot and 

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Numerous Simchas Torah Fires in Bnei BrakYeshiva World News

ichud.thumbnail Ichud Hatzalah reports there were numerous apartment fires in Bnei Brak during Simchas Torah. One fire was in a home on Ezra Street.

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Simchat TorahJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Today is Simchat Torah, the day we close the annual cycle of Torah readings and begin a new year reading the opening of Genesis. Thus Sukkot, which is also 

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Torah Scroll Falls: Friday Fast at Ashdod SynagogueArutz Sheva

Worshipers at the synagogue of the Shatz hasidim in Ashdod will have to fast on Friday after aTorah scroll fell to the floor during Thursday’s Shemini 

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Sayed Kashua is being called to the Torah in a London synagogueHaaretz

I told the taxi driver – who was definitely a Muslim – that I am a writer and journalist but not that I write in Hebrew. What good would that have done? This guy 

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Chances for improvement in Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s condition ‘very low’Haaretz

Chances for improvement in Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s condition ‘very low’. All four of the Shas spiritual leader’s sons spent the Simhat Torah holiday at their father’s 

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Shavua’ Tov! Torah Celebrations Around the CountryArutz Sheva

The holiday of Shemini Atzeret/Simhat Torah ended in Israel with enough  During the holiday there were processions and dancing with Torah scrolls in and 

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European Day of Jewish Culture—Today!The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Today marks the annual European Day of Jewish Culture, a pan-Europe festival that this year, with hundreds of events taking place in two dozen countries.

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Doors open at London’s new Jewish community centerJerusalem Post

Launch events were scheduled to continue through Monday, including a playgroup for children, a session on Jewish ethics, Hebrew calligraphy and a cookery 

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Slovenia Marks European Day of Jewish HeritageSTA – Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Ljubljana, 29 September (STA) – Slovenia will mark the European Day of Jewish Heritage with several events in Maribor, Murska Sobota and Ljubljana on 

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Community Spotlight: Jewish Federation of Sara-Mana Receives The Bradenton Times

Community Spotlight: Jewish Federation of Sara-Mana Receives $1.15 For the majority of his life, he taught electrical skills in vocational schools in Boston.

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Belgian museum shows travel could be life or deathSan Jose Mercury News

Belgian museum shows travel could be life or death  Otherwise we would have been killed,” the Jewish feminist leader said, recalling her family’s flight from the 

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Renaissance Fellows Enrich Communal Jewish ExperienceWesleyan Argus

The Fellows, including sophomores Stephanie Blumenstock, Jacob Bordoley, Rachel Fox, and Matthew Stein, plan events to enrich Jewish student life on 

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‘Crash Course in Jewish History’ starts ThursdayEnterprise-Record

The classes will cover key events, values and controversies that propelled Jewish history. The course is courtesy of the National Jewish Outreach Program.

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Jewish Top 10s: Places To Meet Your One & OnlyShalom Life

Welcome to Jewish Top 10s, where we compile lists that highlight the best and the brightest of everything yehudi, from delicious recipes to funniest actors, 

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Renaissance Fellows Enrich Communal Jewish ExperienceWesleyan Argus

From a recent brunch in the Sukkah to a live-music dance party this Friday at the Bayit, the campus is buzzing with Jewish life. Working enthusiastically to bring 

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‘Woody Sez’ flawed, heartfelt hybridCleveland Jewish News

The show also gives short shrift to Guthrie’s personal life, and a passing reference to his Jewishconnection (his second wife was Jewish) feels tacked on, not 

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Helping others begins with being honest about yourselfHaaretz (blog)

Organized Jewish life has splendid rites surrounding death and mourning. Clergy are notified when a congregant is hospitalized. The elderly in our Jewish old 

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Songs soar, story stumbles in musical set in TheresienstadtChicago Tribune

There are “Signs of Life” in the ambitious and richly produced new  talents and collective will to live of the Jewish residents of the Nazi-controlled ghetto 

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Renaissance Fellows Enrich Communal Jewish ExperienceWesleyan Argus

From a recent brunch in the Sukkah to a live-music dance party this Friday at the Bayit, the campus is buzzing with Jewish life. Working enthusiastically to bring 

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Synagogue eventsTimes Herald-Record

“The Jews Were Never the Same: Events That Changed Who We Were,” 7 p.m.  Rabbi Schwab will focus on 24 events that changed the Jewishpeople forever.

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Dancing, tours kick off first Food, Fun and Fashion WeekCleveland Jewish News

Beachwood Mayor Merle S. Gorden presented Patty Lampert, event and tourism  of the museum’s permanent collection about Jews in American entertainment.

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London’s Jewish Cultural Centre, JW3, Opens Its DoorsClassicalite

 its doors, and it’s something new for the British capitol–a Jewishcultural center,  newspaper that he wanted a wide span of Jewish-themed cultural events.

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Jewish, Arab music ensemble — to perform at W&Jthejewishchronicle.net

Not only do its members play hot music (if they do say so themselves), culled from classic Jewishand Arab traditions, they’re also making peace in the process.

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Composer of the Week: George GershwinSan Francisco Classical Voice

Born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, he and his brother Ira became  Jewish musical theater and cantorial music; and, of course, classical music, 

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Top line-up for Shir MadnessAustralian Jewish News

“It’s a huge challenge to ensure that we have a nice balance of genres, as well as a nice balance of the various traditional Jewish music along with the more 

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Rome ghetto gears up for Jewish Culture DayANSAmed

”What can Jewish tradition suggest as concerns establishing a healthy relationship with the surrounding world?” is the question posed by the event’s organisers 

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Kickstarting Inwood’s Jewish LifeThe Jewish Week

Inwood, in the shadow of Washington Heights’ established Jewish community, is unlikely to develop into a major center of Jewish life, Rabbi Hartz says. But with 

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Nothing in life comes for free – perhaps religion shouldHaaretz

Synagogues give a bounty of gifts to their congregation. But how can we reach out to Jews put off by the cost of attending? By Rabbi Elianna Yolkut / Jewish 

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Ancient Jewish Tradition Meets Contemporary DesignOPB News

Rabbi Rachel Gartner, the director of the D.C. university’s Jewishchaplaincy,  is about appreciating nature and understanding the impermanence of life.

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Remembering the life and teachings of Chabad founder, 200 years Haaretz

Two thick tomes by scholar Yehoshua Mondshine draw a portrait of Chabad’s founder, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Lyadi, against the background of war and peace 

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Jewish academy starts fall classesAgoura Hills Acorn

Classes take place at the state-of-the-art Center for Jewish Life at 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The following is a sample of the study groups and courses 

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Iranian President Calls Nazi Crimes Against Jews ‘Reprehensible Shalom Life

In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust and condemned the Nazis’ crimes against theJewish 

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Ryan Braun Removed From ‘Jewish Sports Stars’ Children’s Book Shalom Life

Milwaukee Brewers star, Ryan Braun, has lost everything over the past few months. Due to the Biogenesis PED scandal that he repeatedly denied until caught 

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Out and About 9-27-13Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Rabbi Meir Goldstein, director of Jewish life and learning at Pardes Jewish Day School, far left, assists the school’s eighth-graders in building a sukkah on 

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When Judaism Becomes KmartThe Jewish Week

The word on the Jewish street is that the synagogue was the victim of a new phenomenon in suburban Jewish life. It is one that is plaguing Long Island (this 

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Passion and visionPacket Online

 in 2005 to assume the role of executive director of The Center for Jewish Life a true partner in our mission of reaching and impacting the life of every Jewish 

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Folk singer explores Jewish music in AmericaPress & Sun-Bulletin

Find out what Elvis Presley had to do with Jewish music on Saturday when Les “Doc” Rachlin presents a concert titled “Jewish American Folk Songs … including 

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Music Tribute to Celebrate Karl Haas’ 100th BirthdayWSYM-TV

Haas’ blend of jazz, classical and Jewish music offers a path lit with originality.” Iconoclast jazz master Ahmad Jamal praised Jeff for “the depth of his 

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Sounds German and IsraeliJerusalem Post

“This project is both an homage to Jewish musicians of the past and the mutual history that Jews and Germans once shared, as well as a rare opportunity to 

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Brattleboro Area Jewish Community to install Kate Judd as spiritual Commons

Speakers will include Cantor Louise Treitman, Associate Dean of the Jewish Music Institute at Hebrew College in Newton, Mass., and BAJC Board member 

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Kosher ConnectionsSyracuse New Times

The 14th annual Jewish Music and Cultural Festival isn’t just for the local Jewish community of about 10,000 people. Festival coordinator Steve Becker insists 

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‘She Loves Me’ and so will youCleveland Jewish News

Call me an incorrigible romantic, but I adored “She Loves Me,” the 1963 musicalcomedy that hearkens back to the Golden Age of musical theater. With musicby 

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Relaxed Parking For Jewish Holidays of Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Patch.com

Shemini Atzeret means the eighth day of assembly (following the Sukkotholiday). There’s a Jewish legend that says that as we come to the end of the almost 

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Hamden Jewish cemetery vandalized before High HolidaysConnecticut Jewish Ledger

HAMDEN – Jimmy Shure makes regular rounds of New Haven-area Jewish cemeteries, stopping at the graves of his own parents in the Beth El Keser Israel 

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‘Are You Jewish?’Jewish Daily Forward

Chabad’s so-called “mitzvah campaigns,” which take place on several majorJewish holidays, endeavor to expose non-religious Jews to ritual practice. But they 

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Amar’e Stoudemire Loves Passover, ShabbatTablet Magazine

As we slowly near the end of September’s seriously stacked lineup ofJewish holidays, I, for one, cannot think about sitting down for another family meal.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Hachnosas Sefer Torah At Mir Yeshiva Yeshiva World News

On Monday night chol hamoed, thousands of people gathered by the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim to not only participate in the annual simchas beis hashoeva 

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Kickstarting Inwood’s Jewish LifeThe Jewish Week

“I want to build a center for Inwood Jews so we can be a gathering point for Jewish events without traveling elsewhere,” he says in an introduction on the Inwood 

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Tampa Jewish Book Festivaljewishpresspinellas

Tampa’s eighth annual Jewish Book Festival will feature celebrity secrets from the Food  Twoevents are free and tickets for the remaining programs can be 

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Sukkot celebration goes globalThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

“Having these types of events is important, especially how these events tie into the Jewish community,” parent Fran Rifkin said. “The craft activities are relevant to 

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Jami Attenberg’s ‘The Middlesteins’ selected for Chicago Jewish Jewish United Fund

Activities begin in October with a special kick-off event and a series of book  to an edible history of the special relationship between Jews and Chinese food, 

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New Jewish student center at Rowan University celebrates Sukkot Gloucester County Times – NJ.com

The gearing up of Jewish-focused events is a welcome change to students who gathered around the pedi-sukkah, parked outside the senior center on Tuesday 

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Jewish TV Channel broadcasts report about Azerbaijan – VIDEONews.Az

The main objective of JN1-an international news network-is an unbiased coverage of current events in Israel and the Jewish community. It should be noted that 

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JW3: is London’s latest cultural centre ‘a new postcode for Jewish life‘?The Guardian

From kosher cooking to evenings with Kevin Spacey, JW3 focuses onJewish culture without being expressly Jewish. And it is an ambitious space – once you 

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Shalom, Santiago: A Jewish Culture GuideShalom Life

The Jewish community of Santiago is large and thriving. Jews are well integrated into the framework of the city, and likewise, have played an integral component 

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That Bite From The Tree Of KnowledgeThe Jewish Week

This very first reading of Torah is the Jewish version of Kipling’s “Just So Stories” — our own imaginative tales of how it all began and why the world runs the way 

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Jewish Activist Arrested for Child PornShalom Life

29-year-old Roy Naim, a leading Jewish activist, called by New York’s Daily Jewish Forward as ‘the Jewish face of US immigration reform struggle,’ has been 

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The Benny Goodman of Theresienstadt comes to life in Tel Aviv tributeHaaretz

Fritz Weiss is not a household name, but an Israeli musician wants to change that with a concert showcasing the jazz Weiss recorded under the noses of the 

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ‘Fighting for His LifeArutz Sheva

 said that despite his sadness he was inspired to see so many Jews – young and old,  As is customary in cases of life-threatening illnesses, the name “Haim” 

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The “Torah is a Tree of Life” (TLV) Celebration, The King’s University DigitalJournal.com

Dr. Seif, the TLV TANKAH Project Manager and TKUG Distinguished professor of Biblical Study restates the goal of his life’s work: “Helping Jewish people come 

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Rabbi J. SacksThe Torah We Learn From:LifeArutz Sheva

We each have a role to play in strengthening Jewish life, and the scale in which we do so does not matter. If we make a positive difference to one other person, 

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Bringing Israelis Here Into The CommunityThe Jewish Week

The dichotomy between Israelis and diaspora Jews is embedded in the minds of  for their children and had seen little value in investing in Jewish life abroad.

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[PHOTOS] YBC 5 LIVE – Jewish Music ReportJewish Music Reporter

Photos of Eli Gerstner’s YBC LIVE concert at Queens College. Photos by Baruch Ezagui.

Jewish Music Report

Musical tribute to celebrate Karl Haas’ 100th birthdayMSUToday

There will also be engaging stories about how Karl, a German Jewishimmigrant, changed the musical landscape of the Motor City and the rest of the country 

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The Benny Goodman of Theresienstadt comes to life in Tel Aviv tributeHaaretz

Nearly 70 years have passed since most of the musicians Brenner is talking about – the Jewish musicians who played jazz in occupied Prague and then at the 

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Sue Horowitz Releases Third Album Entitled “The Power and The openPR (press release)

Sue Horowitz is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Jewish music from the rocky coast of Maine. A professional musician since the age of 17, Sue has 

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Entertainer to share her Jewish experiences in song & story at jewishpresspinellas

London is best known for her 12-year run as a member of the Jewish pop trio, Visions, which recorded four albums that topped the contemporary Jewish music 

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Fundraising event held at the Jewish Community Center in NJ.com

Photos by Kathy Turpin. BRIDGEWATER — The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater is a non-sectarian agency that serves 

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Mobile hut brings Jewish holiday to Chapel HillThe Daily Tar Heel

Rabbi Zalman Bluming knows that in a fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time for religion. Bluming said he was trying to combat this problem with the 

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Police bar Jews from entering Temple Mount, fearing Palestinian Haaretz

Police said that thousands have visited the site over the course of theJewish High Holidays this last month, despite provocations by locals trying to thwart Jewish 

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Advocates continue call for holiday school closuresGazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Leventhal said he would face the same conflict if county public schools did not close on some Jewish holidays. “If school was in session on Rosh Hashanah or 

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Jewish ritual goes mobile for Inland Empire faithfulInland Valley Daily Bulletin

LA VERNE >> The Jewish holiday of Sukkot was delivered on wheels to the local faithful on Tuesday courtesy of Rabbi Sholom Harlig of Rancho Cucamonga.

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For Jews, September is a month of reflection, repentance, and returnMartha’s Vineyard Times

Rosh Hashanah, observed this year on September 4, is a Jewish holidaysomewhat familiar to non-Jews. Despite the fact that the name means “head of the year 

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‘High’ Holidays, Indeed: Chabad Takes to the SkiesChabad.org

“Seeing a plane go by talking about the Jewish holidays … it’s something that would get anyone’s attention.” They flew a banner before Rosh Hashanah this 

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