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Arts Emanu-El

The Arts Emanu-El committee is dedicated to producing events of excellence in the arts. In the 9 years of its existence, the range of programming includes concerts, art exhibits with resident artists, films and Jewish dancing, all supplemented by thematically linked cuisine.

2019-2020 Events

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia Svigals & Ensemble: 
Long Lost Musical Treasures Of Jewish Ukraine – “Beregovski Suite”
Saturday, December 14 – 7:30 PM

From Pam Hanzel: I hope all of you are going to attend the concert in our synagogue on Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 PM. It is going to be fantastic!

In the 1930’s, a Jewish scholar from the Ukraine, named Moshe Beregovski, set out to collect and preserve the rich Jewish musical tradition around him. He traveled to Ukrainian “shtetlekh” (small Jewish towns) and asked musicians to pour their collective folk knowledge into his recording horn. He managed to save thousands of beautiful Jewish folk songs, klezmer dance tunes and religious melodies on wax cylinders. The culture he documented was destroyed in the Holocaust. The cylinders were unearthed in a dusty office in Kiev in the 90’s.

 

Violinist Alicia Svigals, Grammy winner, pianist Uli Geissendoerfer, Grammy nominated, and accordionist Bill Schimmel, Grammy nominated, perform the melodies rescued by Beregovski and re-contextualize them for the 21st century.

 

Cost: $18 Pre-Registration / $25 at the Door - Click here to RSVP!

 

 

Singing the Dream
Sunday, January 26 – 3:00 PM    

  

Singing the Dream brings together singers of all backgrounds and special guest artists to celebrate diversity and cultivate human connection in a unique musical event commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


The Spy Behind Home Plate
Saturday, February 29 – 7:30 PM

The true, little known story, of the Jewish hero, Moe Berg, who played major league baseball and assumed a secret life spying for the OSS, the precursor to the CIA, during World War II.

     

                              
Six13  
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00 PM


Welcome Six13, a six-man a cappella vocal band who bring unprecedented style and energy to Jewish music. Mixing the traditional and the contemporary, Six13 is anchored by a strong Jewish identity and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the world with their heritage through their music.


Sat, December 7 2019 9 Kislev 5780